Meets at The Lord Nelson, Trafalgar Street, Brighton on the first Monday of the month.
It's an informal, round-the-room set up, with a featured guest act.
Given that there is no PA setup, most of the regular performers have a folk / bluegrass / country background, whether performing traditional or original material.
Admission free - with collection.
MAGGIE BOYLE & PAUL DOWNES - August 5th, 2013
With family roots in Gaelic speaking Donegal, London-born MAGGIE
BOYLE has become one of the most prominent Anglo-Irish standard bearers of the
musical traditions of her ancestors’ homeland. An accomplished flautist and
bodhran player, her voice, in the words of Bert Jansch, has a “spellbinding,
Her many years on the club and festival circuit have brought
her into contact with many contemporary songwriters, whose work she often pays
homage to in her recordings and live performances.
She provided the soundtracks of the highly regarded films
Patriot Games and Legends of the Fall, as well as productions by the Rambert
Dance Company. An impressive list of those with whom she has worked includes
The Chieftains, Incantation, Bert Jansch, Steve Tilston, Peter Bellamy and John
Renbourn. Her latest collaboration is with the sublimely gifted guitarist PAUL
DOWNES, with whom she will be appearing at The Lord Nelson on August 5th.
Her most recent album, Won’t You Come Away was described by
fRoots as “... authoritatively considered, with the abundant expressive
sincerity which distinguishes Maggie's performances….central to the texture is
the unflinchingly expert guitar of Paul Downes.”