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Details of our forthcoming concerts are below.

Alasdair Roberts - Sat 26th April at Holme Parish Hall
Between Kendal & Lancaster, 8:00pm Start.
All Tickets £10.00 BOOK TICKETS

A singer and acoustic fingerstyle guitarist, Alasdair's work consists of the interpretation and arrangement of traditional ballads as well as the writing and composition of new songs which draw extensively on the traditional musical and folkloric stock of Scotland and beyond. His latest album 'A Wonder Working Stone' has at its core Alasdair's distinctive tenor voice and idiosyncratic open-tuned finger style guitar. The tracks draw heavily on the traditional song culture of the British Isles.  However, that's only one of the many influences to be felt in the work, which also has nods to rock, baroque, rap and New Orleans marching band musics; Roberts's extraordinary lyricism takes its place in the lineage of a Scottish literary tradition encompassing modernist poets such as Ian Crichton Smith, Sorley MacLean and Hugh MacDiarmid, back through Robert Burns and Robert Tannahill to the mediaeval 'makars' and Gaelic bards of Dark Age Dalriada.

www.alasdairroberts.com

John Doyle - Thurs 5th June at Holme Parish Hall
Between Kendal & Lancaster, 8:00pm Start.
All Tickets £9.00 BOOK TICKETS

John  Doyle is not only a superb guitarist but as a solo performer his talents as an excellent singer-songwriter are to the fore.

He is world-renowned for his work as founding member of the groundbreaking Irish/American band Solas; in partnerships with musicians such as Tim O'Brien, Andy Irvine, Bruce Molsky, Liz Carroll, Kate Rusby, Mike McGoldrick, John McCusker and John Doyle; Heidi Talbot; Kris Drever;  Karen Matheson; his exciting yearly contributions to the Transatlantic Sessions at Celtic Connections and through his own critically acclaimed solo recordings on Compass Records.

Born in Dublin, John is a Grammy nominee, has performed for President Obama at the White House, and has been lauded with every accolade imaginable in Irish music.  Widely considered the finest Irish guitarist performing today his formidable talents as multi-instrumentalist, arranger, singer, songwriter and interpreter of traditional Irish and English song have made him one of the most in-demand artists in Irish, Bluegrass, Americana and Folk over the last 20 years.

www.johndoylemusic.com

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