June 2013

Saturday, June 29th, 8:30 pm

Folk the Recession otherwise known as Eleanor Shanley, Brendan Begley, Frankie Lane, Paul Kelly & Mike Hanrahan to perform in concert at St. John’s Church. Tickets: €25. Contact: Eliza on 086 341 2828.

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The five artists will all be well-known to folk music fans and this chance to see them together on the same stage presents an opportunity not to be missed!

Eleanor Shanley is one of Ireland’s foremost singers. Renowned for her unique interpretation of Irish and roots songs, Eleanor has recorded with De Danann, Ronnie Drew, Sharon Shannon, Dolores Keane, The Dubliners, Tommy Fleming and many others. She has recorded many solo albums, among them “Desert Heart”, “Eleanor Shanley”, “A Place of My Own” and “A Couple More Years” with Ronnie Drew.

Brendan Begley is bursting with the wild and beautiful music of West Kerry.
As a singer he is a gentle giant.  On the accordion, he is a force of nature.
He has three acclaimed solo albums to his name, as well as numerous recordings with the groups Boys of the Lough and Beginish.  He is featured on two albums by The Chieftains (‘The Long Black Veil’ and ‘The Bells of Dublin’).

Frankie Lane, original front man of the legendary Fleadh Cowboys, is one
of Ireland’s best-known performers of country rock, western swing music
and a traditional musician of international renown.

Mike Hanrahan wrote all six songs on Stockton’s Wing’s ground-breaking and
critically acclaimed album ‘Light in the Western Sky’ including hit songs ‘Beautiful Affair’ and ‘Walk Away.’  Mike has appeared at all major European Folk Festivals and has also collaborated with Bella Fleck, The Dubliners and Maura O’Connell and even Val Doonican on recordings, live shows and TV specials.

Paul Kelly. Experienced multi-instrumentalist, Paul has performed with The
Fleadh Cowboys, The Sharon Shannon Band, and Jerry Fish & The Mudbug
Club amongst many others.


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