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SORRY SHOW CANCELLED Sunday 23rd, 7.30pm: Mayhemmingways
Trinity Bight Folk Festival
Visit the Festival Site for details of all five concerts at Two Whales and English Harbour Arts Centre. Festival tickets available at a reduced rate PLUS free beer!
Friday 4th, 7.30pm: Steve Morris & Dennis Vaughan as part of the Trinity Bight Folk Festival
Steve Morris is a highly acclaimed singer and multi-instrumentalist … born and raised in County Tyrone, Ireland. He began playing pubs in Ireland at the age of 10, and at age 16 he started his professional music career performing with some of the best show bands in Ireland. In 1981, Steve began playing internationally, starting in Canada then moving to Alaska and later to the US. During that time, he has played with, or opened for, some of the icons of bluegrass and country music, to include Dolly Parton, George Jones, Don Williams, Johnny Cash, Ronnie Milsap, Roy Clark, and the Oakridge Boys. Since 1990, Steve has settled in the Washington, DC, area …primarily playing the Irish music of his youth at the top Irish pubs and clubs in the area. He still tours annually in Ireland, and he has frequently been invited to perform at the White House and for various members of the US Congress.
Dennis Vaughan, since 1989, has performed in many local Irish pubs in the Baltimore-Washington-Annapolis-Northern Virginia area. He enjoys delivering the entertainment side of Irish/American folk music…sea chanties, sing-a-longs, audience participation, ballads, drinking songs, etc., and, over the past 10 years, has frequently performed with Steve, providing instrumental and vocal backing as well as fronting the material typically considered to be “the Irish pub experience”.
Steve Morris, with Dennis Vaughan, present an entertaining evening of traditional Celtic tunes, from mighty fiddle reels to mournful slow airs, as well as Irish and American folk songs, ballads, audience participation, and humor. You can check them out playing some traditional Irish music recently in the mountains of West Virginia (https://youtu.be/_Tdu12ZZo1o).
Thursday 10th, 7.30pm: Daniel Champagne as part of the Trinity Bight Folk Festival
One reviewer recently wrote Daniel Champagne exudes a natural ease on stage, as he sings poignant lyrics and beautifully crafted melodies that invariably whisk the heart up with grand romanticism. Coupled with an exhilarating guitar talent that transcends mere acoustic playing to replicate a whole band, Champagne is just magical. (themusic.com.au)
The story goes that the young Australian singer, songwriter and one-of-a-kind guitar virtuoso first picked up his instrument of choice as a five-year-old following in the footsteps of a musical father. He began writing songs at 12, training classically throughout his teens and performing solo wherever he could, honing his craft and developing what would become the dynamite live show thathe is renowned for today. At 18 he left school, turned professional and hit the road. The next five years saw him traversing North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, New Zealand and of course, his homeland Australia playing such festivals as Vancouver and Mariposa Folk (Canada), Belgium’s Labadoux Festival and Australia’s Woodford, Falls Festival, Port Fairy Folk Festival and the legendary Byron Bay Bluesfest. As well as touring and sharing stages with the likes of Lucinda Williams, Judy Collins, INXS, John Butler, KT Tunstall and Ani DiFranco, Jake Shimabukuro, Rodrigo Y Gabriela all of this while writing, producing and independently releasing two Eps, Gypsy Moon Volumes 1 and 2, his first long player Pint of Mystery (2011) My Own Design (2009) and Wide Eyed and Open (2010), and the Real Live offering in 2012. His latest release The Heartland Hurricanes is available now. As one reviewer recently wrote, still in his early twenties, the distances he has been would be more frequently associated with veterans of the Folk scene (The Dwarf).
Friday 18th, 7.30pm: Fiddlehead Soup
Friday 25th, 7.30pm: Peter Willie Youngtree
Thursday 31st, 7.30pm: SHYRE
Thursday 14th, 7.30pm: Roxanne Potvin
Saturday 23rd, 7.00pm: Gavin Simms & Jenina MacGilvary