Re.: Tommy People's visit to the South
East of England, June 2007.
With nearly a month still to go, Valmai Goodyear of Lewes Folk Club in Sussex writes :
"A quick note to confirm that Tommy's daytime workshop
and evening performance at the Lewes Arms are both sold out.
I am keeping a waiting list in case of cancellations ..."
However the good news is that there are still tickets for
both the Fiddle Workshop and Concert, on the 10th June,
at the Littlbourne Thatched Barn, near Canterbury, in Kent.
Further information : www.KentFolk.
Tickets : www.kentfolk.
cheers, Beau Webber
Tommy Peoples is, quite simply, a living legend, the greatest exponent of the driving Donegal style which is his hallmark. Tommy Peoples was an early member of the Bothy Band, and has recorded numerous CDs (discography: a, b). His remarkable self-produced CD " The Quiet Glen" (1998) earned him Ireland's highest accolade as "Traditional Musician of the Year", the first person to be so honored by the Irish Government. Catharine Kingcome, who has painted many Irish musicians in addition to a picture about Tommy, and is a fiddler herself, says of Tommy : "in my opinion probably the best trad Irish fiddle player there's ever been". For myself, I hear a complexity and detail in his playing that I have not heard elsewhere.In spite of this he is an intensely modest man.
Saturday 9th June, 2007; Lewes, near Brighton, Sussex: Sold Out
Tommy Peoples will hold an all-day fiddle workshop at the Lewes Arms, Lewes, near Brighton, Sussex, BN7 1YH, on Saturday 9th June, 2007, and then give an evening recital at the folk club.
Sunday 10th June, 2007; Littlebourne, near Canterbury, Kent: Tickets still available.
Tommy Peoples will hold an afternoon fiddle workshop at the excellent Littlebourne Thatched
Barn , near Canterbury, Kent, CT3 1TU, on Sunday 10th June, 2007, and then give an evening
Fiddle Workshop: 2pm, £20; Concert: 7.30pm, £12. Tickets: 01227 721 736 , 07875 170 593. Kent Folk, G17 Canterbury Enterprise Hub, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent. CT2 7NJ www.kentfolk.