Nailsea Folk Club special Irish month
By Carol_Deacon | Monday, March 11, 2013, 12:58
World class musicians with Irish roots Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill have Nailsea maped in on their international tour.
Photo: Daniel Sheehan
The Seattle Times said: "This remarkable duo has honed a ravishing repertoire by distilling the melodic essence of traditional Irish tunes.
"Hayes and Cahill have distinguished themselves by bringing chamber music's intensity and dynamic control to folk tunes."
Violinist Hayes was born in Ireland and the parents of American guitarist Cahill hail from County Kerry.
From Texas to Holy Trinity church and then off to France, Sweden before some dates up north the renown duo is stopping off locally to perform on Wednesday, March 20.
The music starts at 8.15pm and tickets are £12.
Q magazine said: "Sparsely accompanied fiddle music has rarely sounded so complete and so essential."
Folk club organiser Dave Francis said: "This is the rarest of treats; their music is sublime, intelligent and totally captivating."
But before that date there is another treat with a St Patrick's night evening on Sunday, March 17, at the Tithe Barn.
This will be a fun evening with a wide range of top local musicians choreographed by Fougere Rouge and friends.
Expect jigs and reels to set your heart racing, sublime waltzes and airs and lots of singing to join in with including many of the old Irish favourites.
Dorset's Damian Clarke, larger than life performer and multi instrumentlaist is the special guest and he will perform beautiful irish tunes on the hammered dulcimer.
The evening which starts at 7pm in aid of Music And Memories, a folk club project now in its seventh year bringing music and joy to people with dementia and their carers. .
Tickets are £5 and the bar will be serving Guinness.
See the folk club website by clicking HERE for more details and how to get tickets for both events which are likely to be sell-out gigs.