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Thomas Russell: The Man From God Knows Where Linen Hall Library Thurs 14th June 2018

Join Maurice Leyden and Jane Cassidy as they tell the story of this remarkable man, through eye-witness accounts of his life, extracts from Russell’s diary and traditional songs. This is part of a series of events marking the 230th anniversary of the founding of the Linen Hall Library in 1788, of which Thomas Russell was the very first Librarian. https://linenhall.cloudvenue.co.uk/home?cat=eventtickets

Fair Plé Day 9th June The American Bar, Belfast

Jane, together with singer Kate Barry, is organising a concert in The American Bar, Belfast on Sat 9th June as part of an island-wide Fair Plé Day. Lots of local female trad and folk artists will be taking to the stage, including the wonderful fiddle-player Nollaig Casey. www.fairple.com

Mary Ann McCracken Show at Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival 7.30 pm Thurs 10th May 2018

Jane and Maurice are delighted to be presenting their show telling the story of Mary Ann McCracken’s life through words and folk-song at the historic 1st Presbyterian Church, Rosemary Street, Belfast. It’s particularly poignant to be performing this show in Rosemary Street where Mary Ann and the McCrackens lived for so many years. Maurice and Jane are marking the occasion by re-releasing their 1995 album ‘Mary Ann McCracken 1770-1866’ featuring songs and readings from the show. Jane and Maurice will be joined on stage by Joe McHugh on uilleann pipes and whistle. Tickets from http://cqaf.com/mary-ann-mccracken/ Tickets £8 from http://cqaf.com/mary-ann-mccracken/

Jane talks about the old Sunflower Folk Club BBC Folk on Two Awards, Belfast 4th April 2018

Jane gives an interview to BBC Northern Ireland Online on her time as resident singer at the old Sunflower Folk Club founded by Geoff Harden back in the early 1980’s. Fergus O’Hare takes up the story with the present-day Sunflower Folk Club which meets every Thurs evening in Union St. Belfast. The piece was recorded as part of the BBC Folk on Two Awards which took place in Belfast’s Waterfront Hall on the 4th April 2018. https://canvas-story.bbcrewind.co.uk/sites/sunflower-folk-club/