Mic and Susie Darling
Thursday 27th June 2019 9pm
Tonight we welcome the return of Mic and Susie Darling for a great line-up of traditional acoustic folk and blues. Well known performers on the folk and festivals scene who often perform with Mike Harding and Karin Grandal-Park. You can expect a most entertaining evening with plenty of humour and rousing music.
Mic and Susie Darling are well respected Travellers who tell of the Gypsy life through their own music and and amusing stories. With banjo, mandolin and accordion they also cover some early American blues and traditional Celtic songs in their own inimitable style.
"Many years ago I was given a cassette recording of Mic Darling, the album was called 'My Pony & Me' and I had never heard anything like it before. Folk music from the heart by someone who lived with his family on the road in an old Romany gypsy caravan. There was a brutal honesty about the songs and far removed from much of the sugar coated folk music that you often hear on national radio. Such was the influence of that cassette, alongside The Dubliners and The Pogues I would say that Mic Darling is one of the main reasons that Gone Beggin' ever existed! This folk music is as authentic as it gets. The real deal, make no mistake about it!" Gary Ward - Darwen Music Projects
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