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Roots: A stunning female voice not to be missed

Janet Henry & Band Bronte Centre, Rathfriland Tonight 8.30pm

By Damien Murray

With two albums under her belt and a new CD on the way, Henry's strong melodies and thought provoking lyrics encompass all genres.

Her voice has been described as 'true, soulful and simply beautiful', and for this gig she will be accompanied by her band - Colin Henry, Ivan Muirhead and Philip Steele - with a set list that includes a mix of her own songs and great cover tunes. Henry has also performed with artists such as Nanci Griffiths, Gary Ferguson, Andy Irvine, Mick Hanly and legendary Irish jazz and blues guitarist Dick Farrelly.

For details visit the Information Office at the F McWilliam Gallery, tel: 028 4062 3322 or email

Chris Wood

Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast

Tonight 8pm

As part of Beat Root (Moving on Music's alternative roots music series), songwriter, composer, raconteur, thinker, musician and outstanding singer Chris Wood makes his Belfast debut with support from Conor Caldwell and Danny Diamond.

A multiple BBC Folk award recipient, expect an evening of original songs - both biting and tender - superb guitar work and a gorgeous lilting voice from Wood.

For details visit

Mary Black

Gig'n The Bann Festival,


Until Sunday, September 11

Following the hugely successful release of her autobiography, Down the Crooked Road, and her recent album, Black continues to tour and, finally, makes her debut at this cross cultural festival.

For the last 30-odd years she has been a dominant presence in Irish music, both at home and abroad and has shared stages, TV shows and recording studios with some of the most revered performers of her time. Other artists performing include The Logues, Misspent Youth, Goitse, Realta and Lore.

For details tel: 028 2582 1743 or email

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