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Friday 11th May
a steady stream of LPs and CDs - eighteen to date. In all of this lurks a great musician and a wonderful entertainer, and an inevitably hilarious night is assured. That’s why we love him!
Sunday 20th May at 7.30 pm
Special pre-tour warm up gig
A very special opportunity for you to hear this exciting band before they go on tour around the major folk festivals and venues of the UK.
The band members are also known for their work with: Seth Lakeman, Sting, Soumik Datta, The Shee, Monster Ceilidh Band, Songs of Separation, Carthy, Oates, Farrell & Young, Moulettes, Uiscedwr, Kathryn Tickell Band and many more.
Kathryn Tickell – Northumbrian small pipes, fiddle
Cormac Byrne – percussion
Joe Truswell – drums, programming
Kate Young – fiddle, vocals
Amy Thatcher – accordion, vocals
Kieran Szifris – octave mandolin
This is an unadvertised gig. We are making the event known only through our website and usual emails to our mailing list.
NOTE THIS IS A SUNDAY EVENT AND AN EARLY START
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Friday 14th September
If the measure of a songwriter is the number of artists singing their songs – then Kieran Halpin must be considered a great modern writer of songs. There can be few writers on the acoustic/folk scene in Europe today who have had more songs covered. Names like Vin Garbutt, Dolores Keane, The Battlefield Band, John Wright, Niamh Parsons and countless more have recorded his songs. In fact his songs can be heard in folk clubs, pubs and festivals all over the world sung by the famous and not so famous. Often the songs are better known than the writer himself! Some have been translated into German, Finnish and Spanish!
If you are a fan of lyrics – then this concert is for you.
But whilst his albums are always something to look forward to it is live on stage where Halpin makes his mark. He is at once powerful and passionate, intimate and intense. He has managed to marry his intelligent and thought provoking lyrics with great melodies and has developed over the years into a writer with a unique style.
He is also one of the hardest touring musicians on the scene today with upwards of 160 shows per year all over the world.
What the critics say:
“Every song has a story and every lyric paints that story clearly”
“He has a voice that sells the songs and cuts to the heart”
“Halpin is one of the country’s most intelligent writers”
“Thought provoking lyrics and memorable melodies”
Friday 12th October
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Friday 9th November
Friday 14th December
LADY MAISERY, JIMMY ALDRIDGE AND SID GOLDSMITH
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