27 November 2010

Southern Tenant Folk Union in Ireland, 9-19 Feb. 2011 - and a good deal in Armagh

The Edinburgh-based Southern Tenant Folk Union (right), who were on tour in Ireland in early September, will be back in February 2011 with shows in all four provinces. The full schedule, as it stands at present on their MySpace site (where you can also find links for booking tickets), is as follows:

Wed. 9th Feb.: Strule Arts Centre, Omagh, Co. Tyrone; 7.30 p.m.
Thurs. 10th: Flowerfield Arts Centre, Portstewart, Co. Antrim; 7.30 p.m.
Fri. 11th: Balor Arts Centre, 12 Corstorphine Bank Terrace, Donegal, Co. Donegal; 7.30 p.m.
Sat. 12th: The Glens Centre, Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim; 7.30 p.m.
Sun. 13th: Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, Co. Cork; 7.30 p.m.
Mon. 14th: Kilworth Village Arts Centre, Kilworth (near Fermoy), Co. Cork; 7.30 p.m.
Tues. 15th: Mercantile Hotel, Dame St., Dublin 2; 8.00 p.m.
Thurs. 17th: St John's Theatre, Listowel, Co. Kerry; 7.30 p.m.
Fri. 18th: Ards Arts Centre, Newtownards, Co. Down; 7.30 p.m.
Sat. 19th: Market Place Theatre, Armagh city; 7.30 p.m.

Thanks to Sharon Loughrin for -

an interesting update on the Special C. gig in Armagh on Fri. 14 Jan. - I received the latest theatre brochure in the post today and see that the Southern Tenant Folk Union are playing there on Sat. 19 Feb. The deal is that there is a 20% discount on the concert ticket prices if both gigs are booked at the same time. As usual with these nights, an excellent Cajun-style meal can be enjoyed before the shows. Fair play to the Market Place Theatre for regularly featuring these nights; we always have a great time when we go.

We're especially looking forward to Southern Tenant Folk Union: they sounded very good at Omagh this year, but there was so much to catch we didn't spend enough time listening to them.

An e-mail from the Out To Lunch Festival also shows the Fox Hunt/Henry Girls collaboration playing in the Black Box, Belfast, on Sun. 23 Jan. at 2.00 p.m. There should be more dates to be added to the Fox Hunt tour, I hope! They're one of our favourite old-timey bands.

The Special Consensus shows in Belfast on 19 Jan. also form part of the Out to Lunch Arts Festival, which is the 'little sister' of the Belfast Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival.

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