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Band/Solo/Band, it's all happening!

Let me add my 'spake' to Eamonn Doyle's recent post on his Strawberry Roots page, and say that I had a BALL last night playing my songs at Alba Restaurant for the launch of the STRAWBERRY ROOTS FESTIVAL in ENNISCORTHY, Co.Wexford. This Festival has been running for over 30 years, and long may it continue ! Great audience, great food and wonderful hospitality. I was also joined by Luke Coffey, the 5-string Banjo player with the NEW BREADWINNERS BLUEGRASS BAND, who played on my songs with great musicality and subtlety. We had never met untill just before the show, but he played and sang as thought we had been working together for years ! We also managed to play CLINCH MOUNTAIN BACKSTEP, and LITTLE MAGGIE, in honour of the late great RALPH STANLEY. Sincere thanks to Angelo for the amazing food, and I will be back ! Tonight, join me for ROOTS FREEWAY on RTE Radio One at 11pm, and I hope to see you soon at KILKIERAN COTTAGE RESTAURANT near CARRICK-ON-SUIR for my next outing with the NEW NIALL TONER BAND. on Friday, July 22. Kilkieran is our all-time favourite venue for live Music on this Planet, but you have to book in advance to be sure of a seat on the night. So go to it, and call Frank or Ade at 087-1556121

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