Thursday, 6 February 2014

NEWS

COMING YOUR WAY

Newhampton Arts Centre

Tom McConville

Coming to the Newhampton Arts Centre in Wolverhampton on Saturday, February 15 will be Newcastle fiddler Tom McConville

McConville has played alongside some of the biggest and most current names on the folk circuit including Seth Lakeman, Kate Rusby and Barbara Dickson.
Tom will be supported by talented singer/songwriter from Wolverhampton Daniel Kirk. Daniel made a big impression at the recent Folk Lounge held at the arts centre.
The musicians will both be playing in the studio theatre in Dunkley Street and doors open at 7.30pm, tickets are £12.50. For more information visit www.newhamptonarts.co.uk.

There is a rare chance to see three of the world’s most respected acoustic/folk musicians playing together in the Midlands.
John Doyle
Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker and John Doyle will be playing the MAC in Birmingham on Sunday February 23. The trio of musicians who are regulars of the renowned Transatlantic Sessions will be sharing a stage as part of a unique European tour.
Award-winning McGoldrick is a master of the flute, whistle and uilleann pipes and is a member of Scottish folk group Capercaille which has recently toured as part of its 30th anniversary celebrations.
McCusker is a world renowned fiddle player and has played alongside some of the biggest names in the music industry including Bob Dylan, Mark Knopfler, Jools Holland, Paul Weller and Ocean Colour Scene.
Doyle brings his considerable guitar skills to the show and is steeped in Irish traditional music. He has also recently toured with Joan Baez as her musical director.
The show is at 8pm and tickets are £15 or £12 with concessions. For more information visit www.macarts.co.uk.


Sunjay Brayne
Stourbridge folk and blues singer/songwriter Sunjay Brayne will be supporting two founder members of award-winning band Bellowhead in Wolverhampton next month.
Jon Spiers and John Boden will be in concert at the Wulfrun Hall on Tuesday March 18 as part of their last ever tour as a duo.
Award-winner Brayne, who is based at Stourbridge folk club in Katie Fitzgerald’s, Dudley has recently released a new album, One Night Only, which was recorded live at the venue and has received wide critical acclaim.
He has also just finished an extensive tour with iconic folk band Steeleye Span.
Doors at Wulfrun Hall open 7pm.Tickets are £16.50 including booking fees. Contact the box office on 0870 320 7000 or visit www.wolvescivic.co.uk.