Thursday 20 June 2019

Folk musicians will perform at Hotspot

John Kirkpatrick and Martin Carthy
John Kirkpatrick and Martin Carthy

Two leading interpreters of English folk traditions - folk guitarist/singer Martin Carthy and squeezebox virtuoso/singer John Kirkpatrick - are coming to the Hot Spot Music Club in Greystones on Sunday, June 16 at 8 p.m.

The pair are long-time collaborators in a variety of seminal musical projects: from John's iconic 1976 Morris tunes album Plain Capers through Steeleye Span to Brass Monkey.

Martin Carthy was the 2014 recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award in the BBC Radio 2 Fold Awards. Whether in the folk clubs (which he continues to champion), on the concert stage or making TV appearances (he was the subject of the acclaimed `Originals' music documentary strand on BBC 2) - there are few roles that Carthy hasn't played.

He's a ballad singer, a ground-breaking acoustic and electric-guitarist and an authoritative interpreter of newly composed material. He always prefers to follow an insatiable musical curiosity rather than cash in on his unrivalled position.

Their enduring enjoyment of playing with each other shines through in their performances - warm, natural and charismatic, with pure trad pedigree. Tickets are €20 at

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