From: Lawrence Heath <borodance_at_ntlworld_dot_com>Date: 15 March 2009 15:32:34 GMTSubject: St Patrick's Day _at_ The Electric TheatreFollowing the success of last year's St Patrick's Day concert at the Electric Theatre celebrating Irish music with Last Night's Fun we are delighted to be returning this year on Tuesday 17th March with the enormously exciting young duo Shona Kipling & Damien O'Kane.
Shona's musical heritage is steeped in the traditional jigs, reels and airs of Ireland and she is two-times UK champion accordion player. She has been an All-Ireland finalist on three occasions. Damien, from Co. Derry, is a virtuoso banjo player as well as singer and guitarist. He currently works alongside Kathryn Tickell as associate director of the youth folk band Folkestra. Together they have been described as "imaginative, energetic, witty and brilliant - a force to be reckoned with" by BBC Radio 3's Fiona Talkington. Or, as the Irish Music Magazine put is - "Live, this duo rocks!"
There are still a few tickets left. Box office 01483 444789 or online from the Electric Theatre website.
American folk singer Judy Cook will be appearing twice at the Guildford Institute, Ward Street GU1 4LH on Friday 27th March - in the afternoon at 3.00pm when she gives her illustrated talk "Songs of Women and the Sea" (phone 01483 562142 for details) and in the evening at 8.00pm when she is the guest at the folk club - details 01483 871443 or at the club's website.
On Saturday 4th April the Guildford Institute folk club will be running it's first ever workshop. Widely respected singer and Newcastle University tutor Chris Coe will be running a day-long class for singers including learning songs, arrangements, pitching the song and performance style. Full detail on our website.
See you soon.