April – Colum Sands – CANCELLED
Colum Sands is a universal storyteller who draws on a long Irish tradition of poetic musicality to weave songs for the world.
He has been described as a poet disguised as a songwriter and a singer disguised as a storyteller, but few dispute that he performs in a style that is all his own. He has a universal appeal for the songs and stories with which he observes the minute and often humorous details of life.
For many years this Irish songwriter has been weaving songs and stories that have taken him to stages around the world. Colum is also a BBC radio presenter, has produced over 100 albums, has worked with young musicians and veterans like Joan Biaz and Pete Seeger and was shortlisted for three nominations for the 2009 Grammy Awards. His work in radio and studio production earned him the Living Tradition Award for services to Folk and Traditional Music.
Wally Byrne- Club President – will play a few songs, as Member Showcase, to open this concert.