Sunday, 24 March 2019

Belfast four-piece are anticipating St Patrick’s Day

Belfast four-piece are anticipating St Patrick’s Day

WITH St Patrick’s Day now just over a week away on Sunday, March 17, Nettlebed Folk Club has decided to celebrate early.

On Monday (March 11), they will welcome Belfast four-piece Craobh Rua to Nettlebed village club.

Folk club organiser Mike Sanderson said: “This amazing Irish band has given us so many great nights, playing songs and tunes on Irish pipes, fiddle, whistles, banjo, guitar and mandolin.”

The group, whose Gaelic name translates as “russet branch”, includes founder Brian Connolly on banjo and mandolin and Jim Rainey on vocals.

Mixing rousing jigs, reels and polkas with tender ballads, the band’s traditional take on Irish music has made them firm favourites on the European festival and roots circuit.

With a distinctively rich acoustic-driven sound, they have released five albums to date, including their latest offering If Ida Been Here Ida Been There.

Doors open by 8pm and the concert starts at 8.15pm. Tickets are £15 in advance or £16 on the door. Call 01628 636620 or visit www.

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