The Man From God Knows Where at Down County Museum, Downpatrick Fri 19th Oct 2018

Thomas Russell, ‘The man from God knows where’ was the Gaol’s most famous prisoner. Executed at the door in 1803 and buried in Downpatrick, he was a centrally important figure in the foundation of the Society of United Irishmen. Folk-singers, writers & broadcasters, Jane Cassidy and Maurice Leyden, tell the story of this remarkable man, through eye-witness accounts of his life and times, extracts from Russell’s diary, woven together with local traditional songs, expressing the drama and pathos of that ‘time of the hurry’. Tickets £8 (concessions available)

Visit to The Star Folk Club at the Admiral, Glasgow

Maurice, Anna and I paid a visit to the Star Folk Club in Glasgow on Tuesday night to hear The Friel Sisters in concert. What a super night’s music! My last visit to The Star was back in the mid 1980s. Hope it won’t be so long till I’m back again. We were delighted to sing a couple of songs each in the floor-spot. Thanks to Tom and Ian and everyone at The Star.

Linen Biennale N.Ireland Singing/Walking Tours of Lisburn & Belfast

Maurice and Jane are delighted to be giving a series of Singing/Walking Tours of Lisburn and Belfast’s Linen Quarter, telling the story of Ulster Linen Industry through the folk-songs of its workers drawn from Maurice’s collection of traditional linen songs. Details of the Tours which run in Sept and Oct are on the linen biennale website;
Singing Walking Tour in Lisburn & Belfast City Centres