Oct 25 / 2012
SLIGO LIVE FESTIVAL
The Factory Performance Space
Oct 26 / 2012
The Ulster Bank Belfast Festival at Queen’s.
An Droichead, Belfast, N. Ireland
Oct 28 / 2012
CUSHENDALL GOLF CLUB
21 Shore Road, Cushendall, Ballymena, BT44 0NG, N. Ireland
The concerts will be full of traditional songs from the north of Ireland in English and Gaelic. Some are songs from her debut album Dear Irish Boy and some are new repertoire not yet recorded such as the Co. Down song “The Blackbird of Mullaghmore”, and Tyrone song “My Father’s Serving Boy”. There will also be some original compositions and traditional dance tunes in the set.
The band on tour is: Marianne Green (DK) Vocals and whistle, Magnus Wiik: Guitar and Dobro, Sonnich Lydom: Button accordion and harmonica, Martin O’Hare: Bodhrán and bones.
The first concert on the 25th October will be at the Sligo Live Festival, Ireland’s folk, roots and indie festival. This concert has been arranged with the support of Dervish musician Shane Mitchell in a lovely old stone building that’s converted into a small theatre. The venue is called the Factory Performing Space. This is the first time for Marianne Green and her band to visit Sligo.
Friday morning, 26th October, Marianne and her band will be performing on the Gerry Anderson show on BBC Radio Ulster, live in the studio.
Friday evening the 26th of October the scene is set in An Droichead, the Irish cultural centre in south Belfast. It is widely recognised as one of Ireland’s premier traditional music venues. Marianne Green’s concert in An Droichead is part of the extensive program of The Ulster Bank Belfast Festival at Queen’s.
The tour finishes with a concert in Cushendall golf Club in Ballymena. The concert is collaboration between Cushendall Golf Club, BBC radio and Elaine Gaston, Arts Officer, Moy District Council. BBC radio producer Jim Sheridan will be there to record the concert.