On Friday, 16th November, Penylin’s Wee Irish Café in Carlisle will play host to folk group Green Man’s Apprentice.
The trio are mainly based in Penrith and play a mixture of traditional and modern folk songs and tunes. They draw on British, Irish and Scandinavian traditions via guitar, fiddle, flute, cuatro and voice.
The performance will take place upstairs at this homely, little Carlisle venue, where there is a bar serving draught Guinness (of course!) along with a premium lager and a fine array of other drinks including excellent gins. Lynn, the venue’s welcoming owner, likes to put on a ‘wee Irish supper’ on music nights which often takes the form of a ‘help yourself’ pot of Irish stew.
The trio plays rather laid-back music and does so in a very informal and friendly style with lots of good craic with the audience a given. The band only manages occasional gigs together these days, since in-demand multi-instrumentalist, Peter Rowan went off to live on a narrow-boat early in 2018. So, the trio, who are great friends, cherish ever gig they play. Along with Peter, the band comprises Karen Donnelly, a brilliant flute player who has played at most of the big folk festivals and Pete Moran on guitar, vocals and some song writing duties.
This promises to be a very warm-hearted, laid-back evening of warm, woody music and genuine good fun.
Music will be from around 7.30pm and the café can be found at 36 Lowther Street, Carlisle, CA3 8DH.
Tickets (at £5) may still be available on the door but the venue is rather intimate and so people are advised to buy tickets in advance or call the café on 01228 402269.