Musical Traditions Club

Forthcoming programme


Day Date Artist  
Friday 19th January 2018 Carol Anderson and Racker Donnelly Two favourites at the club, celebrating Burns Night. Don't miss Carol's lyrical and sparkling Scots fiddle playing and Racker's inimitable poetry performances - a Rackerhyme for every occasion !
Friday 16th February 2018 Brian Peters plus English tunes from The Pigeons (Sarah Crofts & Paul Gross plus Ken Lees) Welcome return of a brilliant musician (melodeon, guitar, Anglo concertina) and passionate singer. Brian is an expert on traditional ballads and singers from both England and the Appalachian mountains and is a compelling performer.
Friday 9th March 2018 Michael Sheehy (Accordion) and Ed Barrett (Fiddle) plus Marianne McAleer Michael learnt his playing from his father Mick from West Limerick, part of the rich music area Sliabh Luachra. When the family moved to Manchester in the 1950s he taught a young Michael much of what he knew, including tunes not in the common repertoire. Michael's CD The Cat's Rambles (Veteran VT160CD) had great reviews. Tonight Michael is joined by fiddle player Ed Barrett who is featured on the CD: Michael Sheehy with Ed Barrett.
Born into Kilburn's vibrant London-Irish community, Marianne learned her earliest songs from her Cavan father, Jim McPhillips. She has a passion for singing and is an award winner at both the All Britain and All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil. She is also likely to lilt if the need for a dance arises before the fiddler has reached the crossroads!


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