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Thread #161916 Message #3999447
Posted By: GUEST,MarkMofLondon
05-Jul-19 - 04:22 PM
Thread Name: Colindale Folk Club PermaThread
Subject: RE: Colindale Folk Club PermaThread
Vincent Cross at the Colindale Folk Club Monday 8th July, at the Chandos Arms, 31 Colindale Avenue, Colindale, NW9 5DS.
Vincent is on a summer tour of European folk clubs.
"Vincent Cross' new song cycle brings together early Irish-American ballads, and old-time mountain banjo with recently composed and discovered traditional songs around and about the infamous 19th century, Irish-American gang leader James 'The Rooster' Corcoran. Corcoran was known for his 'caustic tongue and ready wit', he was often stereotyped tabloid fodder for the newspapers of the 1800s. Many of the songs were written using historical documents as primary sources, and structured to resemble broadside ballads of the era. If you've ever seen the movie Gangs of New York, then this would be a musical accompaniment to the rogues, pimps, murders and thieves that inhabited New York City in the 19th century."
There is one floor spot up for grabs, we start at 8:30 sharp. Free entry, good food and a friendly pub that has been a finalist for the Best Live Entertainment Pub of 2018, as well as a finalist for Best Community Pub in the Star Pubs & Bars Awards, 2018.
Upcoming acts for 2019
August 12th - Whitherward
September 9th - WarnerTaylorFolk
October 21st - Fraser Nimmo - note 3rd Monday of the month
November 11th - Graeme Knights
December 9th - Anna Tam