Banjo Workshop

Sunday 20th November 2016

A Banjo Workshop with Michelle Holding & Bonz

2 one hour sessions: 1:30pm / 3:30pm

£10 per session or £15 for both

Contact: or 07512214668

Andreas Tophøj & Rune Barslund

Saturday 26th November 2016 8:15pm

Andreas Tophøj & Rune Barslund

Support: Ólta

Tickets £8 from the Globe or

Andreas Tophøj and Rune Barslund, two leading Danish folk musicians of their generation, perform with violin, accordion, viola and piano. This accomplished duo has its roots in Denmark’s peninsula Jutland, and is already crossing borders to reach out into the world with their music. In 2016 citizens of England, Germany and Sweden will get the chance to fight off these conquering Danes.

The duo sets out from traditional Danish music, but they have a contemporary take on it, being influenced by music from various countries and traditions. The duo draws on inspiration gained from residing in Ireland and the US and from encounters with
Celtic and Nordic musicians and musical cultures. This all adds to the musical melting pot on which Andreas and Rune base their original compositions. These guys are skillful and experienced musicians captivating their audience by communicating in the beautiful language of music.

Andreas & Rune have released the EP “The Danish Immigrant”, which was awarded “Track of the Year” at the Danish Folk Music Awards in 2012. Recently in 2015 Andreas was nominated as “Artist of the Year”.


Ewan McLennan

Thursday 17th November 2016 8pm

Ewan McLennan

Support: Keystone

Tickets £10 from The Globe or

Ewan McLennan has come to be known as a guitarist at the very forefront of his generation; a troubadour, balladeer and storyteller cut in the old style; a singer that can move audiences with his passion and pathos; and a songwriter for whom social justice is still a burning issue.

From a BBC Horizon Award for his debut album to his recent performances on the acclaimed Transatlantic Sessions, recent years have been marked by numerous awards and accolades for his music. Ewan McLennan's new album, 'Stories Still Untold', is already attracting critical acclaim and is sure to further cement him as "one of the bright lights on the folk scene today".


Andy Irvine

Thursday 20th October 2016 8pm

Andy Irvine

Support: Matt Fahey & Kelly Burke


Andy Irvine is one of the great Irish singers, his voice one of a handful of truly great ones that gets to the very soul of Ireland. He has been hailed as "a tradition in himself." Musician, singer and songwriter, Andy has maintained his highly individual performing skills throughout his 45-year career. From Sweeney's Men in the mid 60s, to the enormous success of Planxty in the 70s and then from Patrick Street to Andy Irvine & Dónal Lunny's Mozaik, Andy has been a world music pioneer and an icon for traditional music and musicians.

As a soloist, Andy fills the role of the archetypal troubadour with a show and a travelling lifestyle that reflect his lifelong influence, Woody Guthrie.
To quote The Irish Times, "Often copied, never equalled", his repertoire consists of Irish traditional songs, dexterous Balkan dances and a compelling canon of his own self-penned songs.