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The Bann for Marie Curie Cancer Care

The Wild Duck Portglenone is the venue for the 2011 “Wee GigN The Bann” on Saturday 16th April at 8.30pm. This year’s concert features a star studded line up which will be a must for music lovers of all tastes with all proceeds form the night being donated to Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Headlining the show will be The Henry Girls, Joleen, (Harp, Mandolin, Vocals) Lorna (Vocals, Accordion, Whistle) and Karen (Fiddle, Vocals) they are highly talented songwriters, musicians and sisters from Donegal, and are fast becoming one of the most sought after bands in the country.

Their sound is unique – both musically and vocally, and has been described as an eclectic mix of folk, blues, Americana and traditional Irish.  One of their greatest strengths is their versatility which is never more evident than when watching them on stage expertly inter-changing between instruments and vocals.  Lorna is the main vocalist but it is their ‘spine tingling’ three-part harmonies that sets them apart.

Stevie “Banjo” Dunne is originally from the small fishing village of Clogherhead in County Louth. He now resides in Belfast where he is a pivotal figure in its vibrant music scene.

Stevie has played support to several top bands including Lunasa and Solas and has toured with the Belfast based band “At First Light”.

Stevie decided to record his debut album “About Time” in 2008 and released the album in August 2010 to critical acclaim. He will be joined by Francis McIlduff (bodhran/uileann pipes/whistles) and Michael Sands (Guitar/vocals)

Completing the line up is Blue Flax a five piece roots band based in Ballymena.

For tickets priced £8 and further information

contact Brian McCart 07821212289

or Geraldine Donnelly 02825821743

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