For folkies - and others
Paul Lee of the Musiclee.ie agency reports that his Folk the Recession package will be at the Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray, Co. Wicklow, on Thursday 31 October, beginning at 8.00 p.m.; tickets €18/€16; 'phone 01 2724304.
The lineup comprises five well-known folk artists, Eleanor Shanley, Frankie Lane, Paul Kelly, Brendan Begley, and Mike Hanrahan, who can be seen on YouTube; the repertoire includes songs by writers ranging from Marty Robbins, Tom Paxton, Jesse Winchester, Tommy Scott, and Joni Mitchell to Johnny Cash, Stephen Foster, Chuck Berry, Stockton's Wing, and Woody Guthrie, together with original arrangements of traditional tunes.
Tom Stapleton is delighted to announce the following dates two weeks from now with the legendary Sweeney's Men:
Fri. 15th: Town Hall, Galway, 8.00 p.m. Tel. 091 569777
Sat. 16th: The Set, Kilkenny, 8.00 p.m. Tel. 056 7721728
Tickets can be booked at the venues, or by texting or phoning Tom at 087 2238040. The BIB editor notes:
Andy Irvine, Johnny Moynihan, and Terry Woods were the first people in Ireland that I heard singing and playing American traditional and old-time music.