The Devine Family at the Maltings, St Albans

10:36 23 January 2014

The Devine Family

The Devine Family

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An evening of classic Irish songs and traditional music together with their own original contributions will be performed by the Devine family at the next Folk at the Maltings concert.

They will be joined by concertina player Paddy Egan for the concert at 8pm next Friday, January 31, at the Maltings Arts Theatre in St Albans.

Support will come from New Roots finalist, Matt Tighe, a fiddler who specialises in Irish music.

John, Caz and Joe Devine are known for their innovative arrangements on a mix of instruments. John, who also comperes a music programme on Radio Verulam, plays the uilleann pipes and also keyboards, whistles, vocals, drums and percussion.

Caz provides contrast with saxophones, whistles, bass and percussion and their son, Joe, specialises in stringed instruments playing tenor banjo, guitar and bass.

The trio is busy working on a new CD and on original material.

Concertina player, Paddy, grew up in Ireland in Parkbridge, County Wicklow but is now based in London.

Tickets cost £10, with £8 concessions for students, children and unwaged people, available on the door or in advance, by booking online at www.ticketsource.co.uk/ovo, by phone on 0844 870 0887 or in person at St Albans Tourist & Information Centre at the Town Hall.

Further information is available from www.stalbansfolkmusic.org.uk

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