Hello all Celtic Music fans out there.


Our gigs for 2017 are now coming in fast - scroll down to see who we've lined up for you so far this year.


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CHRIS SHERBURN & DENNY BARTLEY with EMILY SANDERS

8:00pm Sat 18th March 2017

 


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Chris Sherburn and Denny Bartley have been bringing their unique sound to audiences across Europe and America since the early 1990s, when a chance meeting at a music session created one of folk music's most enduring partnerships. They are joined by the delightful fiddler/singer Emily Sanders who appeared previously with Isambarde.

 

Playing with passion, enthusiasm and commitment, their performance is one of individual and collective virtuosity and musicianship. This is a rare chance to hear these wonderful musicians together.

Known for their soul stirring songs, exhilarating tunes and a love of the craic, Chris (concertina) and Denny (guitar and vocals) ensure that no two concerts are ever the same. .Emily from Coventry, has played with Simon Fowler's (Ocean Colour Scene)  Merrymouth.

Chris grew up surrounded by folk music of all kinds - his home was a regular haunt for passing folk singers and musicians. Denny, born in Co. Limerick, is drawn to the inheritance of age-old slides, slow airs, slip jigs and wild reels.





OLD BLIND DOGS

8:00pm Sat 8th April 2017

 


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Since forming in the early 1990's, Old Blind Dogs have stood on the cutting edge of Scotlands roots revival. The band has developed its own trademark style with an energetic mix of songs and tunes. Dynamic percussion, polished vocals, soaring fiddle and stirring pipes fuel the delicately-phrased melodies and traditional songs.

"The Old Blind Dogs play with a compelling energy and intoxicating rhythm" says The Scotsman, "as players and audience seem to share a wild ecstasy of emotion".

Sixteen years is a long time in the life of any band and most who reach that milestone are content to rest on the tried and true formulas that have worked in the past. Not so for Scotlands Old Blind Dogs whose newly released Four on the Floor takes them bravely in many new directions.

The Dogs have released ten albums and have won numerous awards including the prestigious title of Folk Band of the Year at the 2004 and 2007 Scots Trad Music Awards. Their latest album 'Four On The Floor' also picked up the IAP 'Best Celtic CD' Award.





LONDON LASSES

8:00pm Sat 13th May 2017

 


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Described by Irish Music Magazine as "one of the best bands on the scene today", the traditional Irish group The London Lasses have released four critically acclaimed albums with pianist, Pete Quinn.

The band is about to release their 5th album with pianist/guitarist Chris O'Malley. Also newly into the fold is concertina player Brogan McAuliffe.

Their last album, released in 2010 to celebrate the band’s 10th anniversary, By Night & By Day featured an exciting new line-up with the addition of flute player Elma McElligott and singer-harper Brona McVittie. The album delves into a wealth of traditional material from all over Ireland, including songs in Irish and English, plus the full gamut of Irish dance tunes, from the venerably ancient to the newly composed.