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Subject: MUSICAL TRADITIONS CLUB 4th September and AUTUMN 2009
  Dear  Member,
 Don't miss our opening night of the season on 4th September ! 
All the best,
Peta & Ken




Friday  4th SEPTEMBER


A night of Irish poetry and music with  RACKER DONNELLY  

(brilliantly entertaining  poet who improvises in the satirical tradition), 


SHEENA VALLELY (sparkling traditional flute player from Armagh)

with  MAGGIE CASEY (whistle),  JOHN SAY (percussion ), 

ROB TRUSWELL (guitar)   


Racker Donnelly, Poet & Entertainer,   UK Slam Champion Poet 2005/6 & author of   acclaimed musical play A WOMAN’S WARTIME, 

has done hundreds of radio programmes & well over a thousand live performances in Ireland, England, America & Australia. His verses & songs, mostly comic,

deal with topics such as Sheep, Smoking, Sex, Tennis, Oysters,

Joyce, Horses, Midsummer, Christmas, Yeats, Dracula, Irish

Proverbs & English History.     

    “James Joyce himself would have loved this. 

    Clever, humorous, articulate, marvellous. Sunday Tribune   




for  the work of Sheena Vallely and John Say as visual artists 





Friday 23rd OCTOBER                                       LEN GRAHAM                  

 A fine singer from an Antrim family, with a lifetime of collecting and singing Ulster music, Len delights in classic ballads and songs on all topics from love to politics.         

with The Pigeon English Band (Doug Adams, Sarah Crofts, Paul Gross )                                                                                            


Friday 13th NOVEMBER                          Tribute to PADDY MALYNN

the great Longford accordeon player, stalwart of  London Irish sessions until his death in1999.

With legendary fiddle player DANNY MEEHAN, direct from Donegal,

REG HALL (piano), DERMOT KEARNEY (banjo) - who all played at  The Favourite in the 1970s -      and more….



From Tyneside and Yorkshire, two great passionate singers of English tradition. Mike is also noted for his own wry observations in song.                

 In performance they strike sparks off each other with the familiarity of long time acquaintance.                                         with Dan Quinn and Will Duke


Friday 18th DECEMBER                      The MIGHTY QUINNS              Dan Quinn  plus son Matt sing  and  play English tunes on melodeon ,      fiddle and more , in their own imitable way                                                                     

 plus special guest Will Duke renowned for his concertina playing  and understated comic songs.


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 The King & Queen, 1 Foley Street, London W1W 6DL Nearest tube: Goodge Street / Warren Street.
Parking OK after 6.30. 
Club runs 8-11pm    Admission for club nights : Members £6, concs. £3.50 
Non - Members £7,concs. £4  
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