Jane and Maurice join Alan Burke, Diane Cannon, Helen Diamond, PJ McDonald, Gerry Jones, Mary Mulrine and Tiona McSherry for a singing session in Maginns, Castlewellan 2-5pm Sat 15th July as part of this year’s Soma Festival.
We mark the 225th anniversary of the Belfast Volunteer Review and celebration of the French Revolution, with a free event featuring dramatic narrative, songs, debate and discussion, reflecting on 1792 and our own times, in the atmospheric setting of the 1st Presbyterian Church, Rosemary St, Belfast 2-3.30pm. With Paula McFetridge, Vincent Higgins, Maurice Leyden and Jane Cassidy -content/uploads/2017/07/RTE-leaflet-e1499609258584-212×300.jpg” alt=”” width=”212″ height=”300″ class=”alignnone size-medium wp-image-713″ />
Maurice and Jane are guests at An Góilín Traditional Singers’ Club, Dublin.
Jane and Maurice present the Mary Ann McCracken story in words and music at the Rostrevor Folk Club at Crawfords.
Maurice and Jane attend the Fife Traditional Singing Weekend in the beautiful village of Falkland.
Delighted to be leading a Mary Ann McCracken Walking Tour as part of this year’s Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival in Belfast. www.cqaf.com
Brilliant weekend of singing at the 28th Inishowen International Folk Song and Ballad Seminar in Ballyliffin from 24 to 27 March.
Thanks to Sean & Elizabeth Donnelly for inviting Maurice and me to perform at their lovely Gallery Folk Club. A super evening all round!
Delighted to say my first album ‘Waves of Time’ released by Claddagh Records in 1982, is now available for download from Amazon Music and iTunes. I bypassed the CD moment and have made the leap straight from vinyl to download! I recorded it with the late, great Shaun (Mudd) Wallace in Homestead Studios, Co. Antrim. My brother Frank Cassidy features on guitar and bouzouki and Joe McHugh plays uilleann pipes. The great Italian pianist Antonio Breschi performs my version of Shaun Davey’s ‘The Brendan Yoyage’ with me, which I turned into a song. Maurice took the wonderful cover photo as well as playing the Indian Harmonium. Other friends like Paddy Finney and Gerda Spence feature.
Maurice and Jane are delighted to be invited to perform at The Gallery Folk Club, Newcastle by Sean Donnelly on Sunday 12th March.