Nunhead Thomas McCarthy, Donal Maguire, Racker Donnelly : The Goose Is Out! The Ivy House, Friday 29 Sept.

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  1. Mr Goose

    Mr Goose Lives for South East London

    Thomas McCarthy, Donal Maguire, Racker Donnelly : The Goose Is Out! The Ivy House, 40 Stuart Road, SE15 3BE. Friday 29 Sept.. Doors open 7pm.
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    Thomas McCarthy has appeared at the Goose several times, including at our benefit concert in aid of Help Refugees, and each time has been absolutely brilliant.Tonight he is replacing Gerry O’Reilly, thanks Thomas!

    Thomas is a singer from an Irish Traveller family in Birr, County Offaly. From a considerable dynasty of traditional singers, song-makers and musicians, Thomas grew up surrounded by the singing of his late mother, her father and aunts and uncles and now lives in London.

    ‘The greatest Irish traditional singer in fifty years’ – Joe Power, Conneries’ Singing Club, Waterford

    Dónal Maguire has long been a well-known face on the folk scene. He was a resident at the Singers Club back in the day, along with Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger.

    While Dónal has been primarily associated with unaccompanied singing, he has significant other ‘strings to his bow’. He is a fine interpreter of contemporary material, as well as an excellent singer of traditional material, and can accompany himself on a range of stringed instruments. He is universally recognised as one of the finest players of Irish dance music on mandolin and tenor banjo

    You won’t have heard anything like Racker Donnelly. Unless of course you’ve seen Racker Donnelly before. In which case you will have (and will be here tonight!)

    Brilliant. Genius. Lovely stuff – BBC Radio 4

    A wonderful performer – Martin Carthy

    Never less than brilliant. The best performance poet I’ve ever heard: a breath of fresh air on the London folk scene. Racker for Poet Laureate! – Ken Hall


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