Bromyard Sessions in Concert in the Falcon Mews Thursday 11th September 2014.
Doors open 7.30 pm, music from 8.00 pm to 11.00 pm.
(Although a small contribution towards the cost of providing sound system and soundman would be appreciated – £2 per head will be plenty)
This concert is a curtain raiser for the 2014 Bromyard Folk Festival which runs from 12th to 14th September and all are welcome.
Music will be provided by:
Most people involved in the Midlands folk scene will know the legendary Irish singer Tommy Dempsey who has been performing for over 60 years now, both solo and with groups such as Slipjig, Drowsy Maggie and Dempsey’s Lot.
For one night only the line-up of Dempsey’s Lot that ran from the early 90′s through to 2005 is re-forming to play a set of traditional Irish songs and tunes, featuring Tommy Dempsey on vocals, bodhran and bones, Ally Craigan on fiddle, Rob O’Dell on guitar and mandoline, and Tony Burt on banjo, mandola and guitar.
BLOOR, MARSHALL & HAIGH
John Bloor, Phil Marshall and Dave Haigh have recently been playing together at the Bromyard Sessions acoustic night, held in the bar at the Falcon every Tuesday. Using guitar and mandoline as backing they harmonise brilliantly on a range of traditional and contemporary folk songs.
Featuring Roger Pugh on mandola and guitar, and Dave Evans on guitar and mandoline, the Cherries have recently re-jigged their line-up adding the whistle wizardry of Aly May and electric bass from Matt Donaldson. Expect tunes, classic songs and the excellent original songs written by Roger and Dave.
The Tony Burt Band comprises Tony Burt on vocals, guitar and mandola, Allyson Craigan on violin and John Davis on bass. In the main they perform Tony’s original songs which have thought provoking lyrics, often coupled with very singable choruses.
All three are long time performers on the Midlands music circuit and have joined together to produce new and interesting music whilst keeping the entertainment of the audience at the forefront. Tony states: “To me the challenge is to get people feeling involved and singing along with fresh, new songs they probably won’t have heard before.”