Dónal Maguire has been singing and playing in public on and off for forty years. With an exceptional repertoire of Irish traditional songs and a unique selection of English songs, Dónal is known for his outstanding unaccompanied singing, but also has significant other ‘strings to his bow’, being widely recognised as one of the finest players of Irish dance music on mandolin and tenor banjo. A recent project has centred around Michael Davitt, arguably one of the most celebrated statesmen in nineteenth-century Irish history.
In support on 10 June, we welcome recent finalists at New Roots in St Albans, Jessica and Tom, who have been singing together for four years, performing mainly traditional English songs and ballads. They’ve performed in a variety of events and concerts; at local pubs and cafes and even with an Opera company. Inspired by the singing of Martin Carthy, the Waterson Family and Spiers and Boden, they have a laid-back style, singing in close harmony with the occasional bit of accompanying guitar.
Bring your own refreshments. Hot drinks available. Tickets are £8 (£5 members) and can be reserved by emailing via the ‘About the club’ form.