TUESDAY 16 SEPTEMBER 2014:
THE SPOKE ON SPIKE
at SPIKE ISLAND Café-Bar, 133 Cumberland Road, BRISTOL BS1 6UX (Spike Island is a gallery of contemporary art and design – and MUCH MORE !)
7.30pm start – FREE
It’s September, the New Cut is glinting in the evening sun and it’s a lovely new venue for The Spoke, purveyors of locally-sourced, organic poetry. Drinks will be available, then you can feast on a gourmet five-course banquet of new poems from The Spoke’s chefs –Paul Deaton, Lizzie Parker, Sarah Rudston, Claire Williamson and Bob Walton. And for a delicious dessert, sample some traditional Irish fireside ballads from Marianne McAleer, multi-award winner at the All-Britain and All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil.
– and all FREE (did I mention that?)
1 – 8 AUGUST 2014:
I’m thrilled (understatement!) to be a guest at SIDMOUTH FOLK WEEK, Devon, in the traditional concerts at The Woodlands Hotel and The Bedford Hotel – but I’ll still be heading up to The Volunteer for the incredible daily lunchtime singarounds whenever I’m free!
SATURDAY 2nd AUGUST, 2.30 – 4.30pm: RAISED VOICES with Barry Lister, Fiona Hunter , Marianne McAleer, Stuart Carolan & Taffy Thomas – BEDFORD HOTEL.
SATURDAY 2nd AUGUST, 8 – 10.30pm: THE TRADITION GATHERS with John Howson, Fiona Hunter, Thomas McCarthy, Jerry O’Reilly, Marianne McAleer, Mary MacNamara, Eileen O’Brien, Racker Donnelly, Stuart Carolan & Hector Christie – WOODLANDS HOTEL.
SUNDAY 3rd AUGUST, 8 – 10.30pm: THE FULL IRISH with Jerry O’Reilly, Eileen O’Brien, Marianne McAleer, Mary MacNamara, Stuart Carolan, Racker Donnelly & Thomas McCarthy – BEDFORD HOTEL.
TUESDAY 5th AUGUST, 5 – 7pm: BALLAD SESSION hosted by Sheila Miller and Moira Craig with their guest, Marianne McAleer – THE WOODLANDS HOTEL.
THURSDAY 7th AUGUST, 7.30 – 10.30pm: 60th ANNIVERSARY IRISH HOOLEY – Celebratory dance, music & song led by Jerry O’Reilly & The Night Before – STOWFORD RISE COMMUNITY CENTRE.
FRIDAY 8th AUGUST, 9.30 – 11am – WORKSHOP: SINGING IRISH TRADITIONAL SONGS – led by Marianne McAleer – LOWER METHODIST CHURCH HALL.
FRIDAY 8th AUGUST, 7.30 – 10pm: TRADITIONAL FAREWELL hosted by Hector Christie & Jerry O’Reilly – with Alison McMoreland & Geordie McIntyre, Heather Wood & Ken Schatz, Marianne McAleer, Racker Donnelly, Thomas McCarthy, The Young Coppers, Dan Quinn, Peter & Barbara Snape, Andrew Frank & Michael Hebbert and the Liam Robinson Dance Band – THE WOODLANDS HOTEL.
Click here for more details http://www.sidmouthfolkweek.co.uk/
MONDAY 14 JULY 2014
Lunchtime concert of traditional Irish songs – performed by myself! – at Stephen’s Church, 21 St Stephen’s Avenue, Bristol BS1 1EQ
Tel: 0117 927 7977 Website: http://www.saint-stephens.com/
1.10 – 1.55pm – Free entrance, with optional donation towards church funds.
SATURDAY 29 JUNE 2014
Ooooh! Festival time and the sun is shining! Hope I’ll see some of you down near Minehead this weekend – I’ll be doing a set at the concert on Saturday night.
Guest at the WEST SOMERSET FOLK FESTIVAL, Carhampton, Nr Minehead
Click here for more details http://www.westsomersetfolkfestival.co.uk/
FRIDAY 14 MARCH 2014
Hey, with St Patrick’s Day coming up, – I’ll be singing in London THIS FRIDAY !
Guest at the Musical Traditions folk club, above The King and Queen, 1 Foley Street, London W1W 6DL.
7.30 for 8pm start. I’ll be sharing the guest spot with the irrepressible Racker Donnelly – performance poet extraordinaire!
Click here for further details: http://www.englishfolkinfo.org.uk/mustrad/programme.html