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8th May 2015Mick Ryan and Paul Downes plus Judy Dunlop
12th Jun 2015Blair Dunlop
11th Sep 2015Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar

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Friday 8th May 2015, 7:30pm

Mick Ryan and Paul Downes plus Judy Dunlop

Another great double-header concert featuring the fabulous Mick Ryan and Paul Downes together with our very own Judy Dunlop.

Local singing star Judy has long been held in high regard by leading figures of the folk world.  Her love of song, paired with her ability to sing a repertoire unfettered by strict genre limitations, means she brings a rich variety of story telling through her music.  A fine writer, Judy also includes her own compositions in her performances. Known for her peerless renditions of tender ballads it has been said she can “turn any song into a classic”.  

She collaborated with Ashley Hutchings on the celebrated album ‘Sway With Me’, and a host of folk luminaries appear on her lullaby album, ‘My Arms Are A Cradle’. She has continued to work with Ashley, has recorded with duo partners Steve Marsh and Jon Scaife and appears in Mick Ryan’s folk operas: ‘The Navvies Wife’ and ‘The Pauper’s Path’. 

Mick Ryan is well known on the folk scene as a fine singer of traditional and original songs.  Having written both comic and serious material for the very popular band "Crows" in the 1980's, he has since written for radio and a series of highly successful folk musicals: 'A TollpuddleMan' (with Graham Moore), 'A Day's Work', 'The Voyage', 'Tanks for the Memory' and 'The Navvy's Wife.'  

Paul Downes has a sensitive, yet fun approach to live performances which puts him among the most respected artists on the British acoustic music scene today. He has been introduced as one of the greatest acoustic guitarists in the world. Together Mick and Paul provide singing, music and entertainment of the very highest quality.

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