From: Kim [kim_dot_headley_at_btinternet_dot_com]
Sent: 27 August 2006 16:32



GREAT CRAIC AT THE THEATRE ROYAL  MARGATE in association with Broadstairs Folk Week


The legendary Irish Band PATRICK STREET


THURS 7TH SEPTEMBER 7.45PM  £14 advance  £15 door

BOX OFFICE 01843 293877

Monday - Friday: 10.00am - 5.00pm
Saturdays: 10.00am - 3.00pm


'I don't know this guy Patrick Street, but I tell you, the boys in his band are really good.' This was heard just a few minutes before the start of the very first concert on the very first tour ever played by Patrick Street. Well, Patrick never did show up, but the 'boys’ are still doing fine without him! They are now taking to the road once again with their new live recording tucked under their arms

Patrick Street have already achieved massive cult status amongst lovers of Irish folk music. The all-star, legendary, Irish supergroup features the superb fiddle playing of Kevin Burke (ex Bothy Band), the accordion wizardry of Jackie Daly (ex De Dannan), the haunting vocals plus mandolin, harmonica and bouzouki playing of Andy Irvine (ex Planxty),the fine guitar playing of Ged Foley (The House Band) and new recruit John Carty on fiddle; he is a rarity amongst musicians as plays the fiddle left-handed with a right-handed instrument. Not only is he highly accomplished on the fiddle but he is also an excellent banjo and flute player.

Nearly every town in Ireland has a Patrick Street. In Cork, for instance, Patrick Street is the city's main drag. Dublin's Patrick Street runs by St. Patrick's Cathedral, near where St. Patrick is thought to have converted Dubliners to Christianity. Like the streets themselves, the band's music is becoming part of Ireland's (and the world's) rich cultural history.

"If there is anything approaching 'supergroup' status in Irish music, it's Patrick Street......" CMJ New Music Report.



Please take this opportunity to see not only one of the top Irish bands in the world, but to support two great Thanet institutions – The Theatre Royal Margate and Broadstairs Folk Week, both of which need your ongoing support to survive.



Many thanks


Kim Headley