Author Topic: A Night of Delta Blues Ballads and Traditional Narrative Song  (Read 1739 times)


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Venue: The John Hewitt, Donegall Street, Belfast
Date: Sunday 13th August 2006 at 8.00pm Tickets £5.

Details: Two Dublin singers are joining forces for a session of Delta Blues Ballads and Traditional Narrative Song. Mary and Dermot perform Folk and Country Blues, Appalachian Ballads, and songs in Gaelige with Dermot on slide guitar and Blues Harmonica. 

Dermot Byrne is a powerful Roots and Blues singer and musician. He has toured Europe with such names as Eric Bibbs, Homesick James and Honey Boy Edwards. Dermot also narrated and performed in the short film "The Life and Music of Leadbelly" He has featured on TV and radio including the King Biscuit radio show in Helena, Arkansas.

Mary Ryan was well received by music critics for her interpretation of Sean Nůs and Gospel Blues. She toured with the show "Sean Nůs meets the Blues" with slide guitarist Dermot Rooney. She has on TV and Film as well as many musical productions including "Wild Women Don't Have the Blues" and "Wild Women Meet the Hoochie-Coochie Man".

Mary Ryan's voice is a refined crystalline instrument, formidable and emotionally charged (Irish Times)
Dermot Byrne is an Irish player with a lot of soul (International Review, Holland)
She delves deep beneath the surface and unearths a reading that is all her own (Irish Times)
Byrnes Blues kicks hard and it is the real thing... In the guitar department he really shines with just the right dirty edge to his sound (Blues Review UK)