American singer-songwriter Cathryn Craig and her partner Brian Willoughby are performing at Crocanoir, Ballycullen, Mullinahone, on Saturday, November 8.
Tickets from 052 9153117, 086 8907329 or johnfgb@ eircom.net
Cathryn Craig is from Virginia and has built a strong reputation as both performer and songwriter. She has sung with Chet Atkins, The Righteous Brothers, Shel Silverstein and Jorma Kaukonen.
Her great-grandfather Jacob Sowder was recorded by Cecil Sharp and is featured in Sharp’s book English Folk Songs From The Southern Appalachians.
Brian Willoughby is best known for his virtuoso performances on electric and acoustic guitar with progressive folk/rock band Strawbs. He has also played with Mary Hopkin, Joe Brown, New World, Roger Whittaker, Bridget St.John, Jim Diamond and Monty Python.
Both Cathryn and Brian have accompanied Nanci Griffith.
Their “Alice’s Song” was an Aled Jones “highlight of the year” on BBC Radio 2.
“They catch a mood that could produce goosebumps on sheet metal (The Glasgow Herald),
“Long live traditional music, even when it’s only just been written” (The Living Tradition)
“…sublime guitar work and one of the finest voices around” (Folking.com).