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Mick Ryan and Paul Downes

Artist: Mick Ryan & Paul Downes

Venue: Devoran Acoustic Sessions @ Devoran Village Hall, Quay Road, Devoran, Devoran TR3 6PW

Date: March 2, 2018

Start time: 7.30pm

Mick Ryan and Paul Downes

Mick Ryan is well known as a fine singer of traditional and original songs He was described by “Folk Roots” as ‘definitely the most underrated singer in the country.’ Having written both comic and serious material for the very popular band “Crows” in the 1980’s. He has since written for radio and a series of highly successful folk musicals: ‘A Tollpuddle Man’, ‘A Day’s Work‘, ‘The Voyage’, ‘Tanks for the Memory’ and more recently, ‘The Navvy’s Wife.’  

Paul Downes has a sensitive, yet fun approach to live performances which puts him among the most respected artists on the British acoustic music scene today. He has been introduced, much to his embarrassment, as one of the greatest acoustic guitarist in the world. It is easy to see why when you see the dazzling array of styles he performs with effortless brilliance, but at the same time, considers himself a singer of songs rather than a guitar technician. Paul has a rich musical background that has progressed through working with Phil Beer (Show of Hands), The Arizona Smoke Revue, Pete Seeger and The Joyce Gang.  

Together Mick Ryan and Paul Downes have been well received, ‘Positively oozes skill and professionalism’ – “Folk North West”. They will be providing an evening of singing, music and entertainment of the very highest quality.

Audience are welcome to bring their own refreshments, interval tea and coffee will be available. 

7.30pm (doors 7.00pm)


Box office:

01872 262466