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October 25, 2011

Top folk musicians take the stage at Riverbank, 29th Oct

folk the recession Bringing together five of Ireland's top folk acts for an exceptional evening of music, story and song - Eleanor Shanley, Seamus Begley, Frankie Lane, Mick Hanly & Paul Kelly
As well as her solo career and her time as lead vocalist with De Danann Eleanor has recorded with Eddi Reader, Tommy Fleming, Desi O'Halloran, Dolores Keane, The Dubliners, Frankie Lane & Paul Kelly, Christy Hennessy, Sharon Shannon and Christy Moore.
Accordion player and singer Seamus Begley is one of the most popular Irish traditional musicians, coming as he does from one of the most musically acclaimed Irish families. He plays with an energy that is alarming, bringing a frisky spontaneity to his box-playing, belting out jigs, slides and polkas with rapid sprays of reckless ornamentation before making a sudden key change into a bitter-sweet air, sung or played on the accordion.
Frankie Lane was the original front man of the legendary Fleadh Cowboys and is one of Ireland’s best-known performers of country rock, western swing music and a traditional musician of international renown.
Mick Hanly is best known for Past the Point of Rescue. Mick is one of Ireland's finest singer/songwriters, and a lead singer with Moving Hearts in the 70s.
Paul Kelly is an experienced multi-instrumentalist and has performed with The Fleadh Cowboys, The Sharon Shannon Band and Jerry Fish and The Mudbug Club amongst others.