Dónal Maguire is the guest next Sunday, 29 April, at the Bothy Folk Club. While Dónal has been primarily associated with unaccompanied singing, he has significant other 'strings to his bow'. Dónal is a fine interpreter of contemporary material, as well as an excellent singer of traditional material, and can accompany himself on a range of stringed instruments. He is universally recognised as one of the finest players of Irish dance music on mandolin and tenor banjo. The Irish Music Magazine said of his CD The Clergy's Lamentation, "At any level of description, this is a very fine example of traditional singing ... he's one of the originals and should be in your personal archive." Or as Dick Gaughan said more forcefully, "If you haven't heard this man yet then why the hell not?"
You can see him at the Bothy, which meets at 8.00 p.m. in the Park Golf Club, Park Road West, Southport, PR9 0JS. Thwaites real ale. You can buy on-line tickets here.