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From a London Irish background, Kathleen's first love is singing. Her most residing childhood impression is of listening to the songs of her mother, a Laois woman. Kathleen's well received solo album ?Born on St Patrick's day' was recorded at home by her fireside. She has a great ear for material and the ability to communicate the highs and lows of human experience through song. She toured with 'The London Lasses and Pete Quinn' for seven years before returning to her unaccompanied roots. Storyteller Billy Teare , from Ballycarry, resides in Larne, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland From his teens he had a part time career on the tough Belfast comedy circuit.  Billy has appeared on the big screen, stage, TV and radio in guises ranging from  chicken hypnotist to jester.  The past thirty years have seen him as a featured artist at storytelling festivals around the world including the far reaches of the Yukon. Billy Teare and Kathleen O'Sullivan have rapidly gained a formidable international reputation as a story and song combination with Irish music from The Rakes



From South Tyneside, Jim is a skilful melodeon player and natural entertainer with a song for any occasion. Satirical and comic songs crop up alongside traditional North East, Irish, Scots and music hall songs acquired on his rambles.

With Roger Digby (concertina ) and Liz Giddings (fiddle)

FRIDAY 8th April The Askew Sisters - Hazel & Emily                           Emily and Hazel Askew are a young duo making waves on the folk scene with their energetic brand of English folk music. Using fiddle and melodeon, they play and sing with an infectious enjoyment and love for the music, winning them fans wherever they go. From rhythmic foot stomping tunes to powerful interpretations of songs and ballads, their playing always guarantees to engage and inspire those who hear. "Hazel's rich gutsy voice and inventive melodeon playing combined with the skill of Emily's singing fiddle or soulful cello are a new force to be reckoned with." Stirrings magazine. "What the Askews do so well is tell the story and allow the music accompanying them to help that story along". EDS magazine                                                                                                    With The Pigeon English Band


MAY 6th- 8th 2011 Keith Summers Festival Grace Toland & Brian Doyle, Patricia Flynn, Mick Quinn (tbc), Oliver Mulligan & Brendan McAuley (uilleann pipes), Joe Aitken, Geordie Murison, Dan & Bonnie Milner, Jeff Warner, John & Katie Howson's East Anglian Concert Party and more???


Friday 17th June Bloomsday event with poet Racker Donnelly


The King & Queen, 1 Foley Street, London W1W 6DL (junction of Foley Street and Cleveland Street )Nearest tube: Goodge Street / Warren Street/ Great Portland Street.  Parking OK after 6.30.  Club runs 8-11pm    Admission for club nights : Members 6, concs. 4

Non - Members 7,concs. 5     

       There is a link to a map on this site 



NON -  MTC events which might be of interest



The SWINGTIME SERENADERS  jazz band featuring vocals by Peta Webb   Dulwich Woodhouse      Sunday 30th  January.                     


 Dulwich Woodhouse,  39 Sydenham Hill ,    London SE26 6RS

Sunday 3oth January 2011     5pm-8pm         Admission Free       Telephone-02086935666Sydenham Hill  or Crystal Palace Station - see the pub's website for directions



 Reg Hall's Traditional Irish session runs at The Auld Triangle Finsbury Park on Sundays from 8pm ( N4 2QW ,junction of St Thomas's  Road /Plimsoll Road)


Chris Miles, great traditional Scots singer is on at the Cellar Upstairs, Exmouth Arms, Starcross Street NW1 1HR  nr. Euston SAT. 12th February


 For a great night out at the MUSIC HALL visit the Lissenden Players at Lauderdale House Highgate N6 5HG  on Wed 16th February



Islington Folk Club, The Horseshoe, Clerkenwell

Thursday 31st March 2011 

Peta Webb and Ken Hall branch out from the traditional Irish songs for which they're renowned to sing their favourite "brother duets" and gems from The Stanley Brothers, Doc Watson and Hank Williams with  virtuoso guitar backing plus harmony vocals from one of England's finest  bluesmen, Simon Hindley. Simon also contributes his own fine blues performances on guitar, voice and harmonica.



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