Singer-songwriter Colum Sands is the consummate Irish story-teller. This promises to be an evening full of wit, good humour and well loved songs. Colum is a member of the internationally renowned Sands Family from County Down, who recently celebrated 40 years on the road.
On his travels around the world, Colum soon discovered that many of his songs had arrived before him, carried by other singers and in recordings by fellow performers like Andy Irvine, Tommy Makem and Liam Clancy, Roy Bailey, Mick Hanley, Rosemary Woods, Iain McIntosh and Enda Kenny. Don’t miss this rare treat!
Bring your own drinks (teas and coffee available in the kitchen). The evening starts, as usual, at 8.30 pm. Tickets £10 (£7 club members). Contact us if you would like us to save one for you.
Showcase guests at the song session on Friday 14 March will be Nick Wiseman-Ellis and Nic Zuppardi of Triette, both accomplished graduates from the Folk and Tradiitonal Music degree based at Newcastle University. Their distinctive sound is grounded in the tradition of French and Breton dance music, as well as the rich music traditions of Sweden and England, with driving interpretations of traditional material and vivid arrangements influenced by folk dance. They have performed at festivals and folk clubs across Europe, collaborated with Karen Tweed and German folk group Iontach, as well as being finalists in the Swedish Young Folk Band of the Year Awards 2011.
All welcome. Bring songs, tunes and your own drinks. Teas and coffee available in the kitchen. Free entry.