LIVE performances - solo, In the Round, sometimes as special guest of Barbara Dickson, and as singer/guitarist with the Ronnie Greer Blues Band
Anthony: "Keep watching this space, as more dates and shows are coming in all the time for the remainder of 2018 and in support of a brand new album (working title Our Lady of the Wind and Rain) in 2019..."
SUNDAY OCTOBER 14: OMAGH Literary Festival - afternoon performance, venue to be confirmed
I'll be singing some songs and talking about how the arts can connect communities as part of the closing afternoon of this lovely festival, associated with the late great Benedict Kiely. Keep an eye on their website for more details as the event approaches: https://kielyweekend.wordpress.com/
FRIDAY OCTOBER 19: BELFAST The American Bar, 8pm - Back to Sailortown, solo performance
It's been ten years since the song Sailortown first emerged, and in this special concert in the intimate surroundings of The American Bar, I'll be back in Sailortown to sing that song and a clutch of others from the back catalogue, along with sharing some poems and stories that influenced the song and were in my head at the time. Click HERE for the ticket link.
SATURDAY OCTOBER 20: ENNISKILLEN Ardhowen Theatre, 9pm - with the Ronnie Greer Blues Band
Back in Fermanagh with Ronnie and the guys - always one of our favourite venues, with a great appreciative audience and superb atmosphere. Click HERE to be directed to the Ardhowen website.
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 10: NEWTOWNABBEY Courtyard Theatre, 8pm - with the Ronnie Greer Blues Band
Another favourite venue for this band - and now an annual treat for blues fans, as the band works its way through classics from JJ Cale, Steely Dan, Ry Cooder, Lowell Fulson, Bob Dylan and more. Click HERE for a link to the Courtyard Theatre website.
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 25: BELFAST SD Bells, 12noon - with Ronnie Greer and John McCullough
A chilled out Sunday morning miscellany with a blues and jazz tinge from three old friends. Some solo material from myself, and also a smattering of tunes from Van Morrison, Paul Simon, Bob Dylan and many more. Click HERE for a link to the SD Bells Java Jive events page.
SATURDAY DECEMBER 15: BELLAGHY Seamus Heaney Homeplace, 8pm - Christmas at the Homeplace Hearth, with Glenn Patterson, Neil Martin and Rod McVey
Looks like the last show of the year, and it's a special one - four friends gathered for an evening of festive celebration, with songs, readings, recitations and the usual inspired blather... myself on guitar and vocals, Neil Martin on cello & uilleann pipes, Glenn Patterson on readings and Rod McVey on piano. All this with mulled wine and mince pies, too. Click HERE for the Homeplace website, where details will be posted shortly.
2019 Dates... (lots more to be added in the autumn)
SATURDAY JANUARY 19: DOWNPATRICK Down Arts Centre, 8pm - with the Ronnie Greer Blues Band
A delightful return to the warm audience and intimate acoustics of Down Arts Centre for an evening of swinging blues and jazz with Ronnie Greer and his hand-picked band of musicians. Should be fun, as always - keep an eye on the Down Arts Centre website HERE for the full details...
SATURDAY APRIL 6: KINROSS Glenfarg Folk Feast, 8pm
Back in the arms of the wonderful Glenfarg Folk Club for their annual FolkFeast Festival, with some songs from a brand new album, Our Lady of the Wind and Rain. Should be a wonderful weekend of events, and I'm always glad to be among friends in this fine location, backstage at the Green Hotel in Kinross. Keep an eye on the Glenfarg Folk Club website for details HERE.
THURSDAY APRIL 11: LEEK Foxlowe Arts Centre, Cuckoo's Nest Folk Club
A return to Staffordshire for a show upstairs at the lovely Foxlowe Arts Centre, following on from my successful stint as special guest of Barbara Dickson during the Leek Arts Festival in the spring of 2018. Keep an eye here for further details as I have them...
FRIDAY MAY 24: ENNISKILLEN Ardhowen Theatre, 9pm
Back in Fermanagh with some songs old and new, as part of the tour in support of the new album. Keep an eye on the Ardhowen website for ticket details HERE.