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Americana duo with an old-time flavour

Fellow Pynins American Bar, Belfast Tomorrow 9pm

By Damien Murray

This Belfast American Folk and Roots Club event features the cerebral and esoteric harmonies and melodies from top contemporary US Americana duo, Fellow Pynins.

Between them, Dani Aubert and Ian Van Ornum, from Oregon, cover a range of instrumentation that is pure old-time country blues.

They use mandolin, hurdy gurdy, bouzouki and banjo with the intriguing bonus of Dani's highly original sounding 'voice sung into a banjo' and play mostly original songs in vocal harmony, providing intimate, spellbinding performances with an old-timey flavour.

For details and pre-booking tel: 028 9074 3964.

Jane Cassidy and Maurice Leyden

The Duncairn, Belfast

Tomorrow 8pm

A feast of traditional songs are on offer here from two of our finest local singers, Jane Cassidy and Maurice Leyden, who are launching their solo albums, Silverbridge and The Tern And The Swallow, at this special double-event at The Duncairn.

They'll be joined on stage by a host of surprise guests, some of whom will be musicians they've been recording with over the past year, including their daughter, Anna Leyden (piano and backing vocals), Jane's brother, Frank (bouzouki), Rod McVey (synth), Joe McHugh (pipes and whistle), Barry Carroll (hammer dulcimer), Conor Caldwell (fiddle), Jaff Piobaire (pipes and whistle) and Ciaran O'Kane (accordion).

For details tel: 028 9074 7114 or visit theduncairn.com or ulsterfolksong.com.

Síomha Brock and Band

The Duncairn, Belfast

Thursday, December 15 8pm

After a stunning guest appearance at the Duncairn with Moxie in October, the venue moved quickly to ensure that Síomha made a speedy return to Belfast as part of her Irish tour.

On her last visit, Síomha cast the audience under her spell, and there is no doubt that this will happen again when the Co Clare native, who left Ireland for Vancouver, returns from Canada to promote her new single, Why Did We Fall In Love?

For details visit theduncairn.com.

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