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8th - 10th APRIL 2011

Ted Ponsonby

One of Donegal’s finest guitar players Ted has played with Dolores Keane, Van Morrison, Tommy Fleming among many others and is a noted dobro and acoustic player. An in demand live and studio player he is also a highly regarded traditionalIrish accompaniest. Showcasing his electric skills The Ted Ponsonby All Stars will feature a dynamic band with his ex Rascal friend Andy Davidson (drums), Eddie Lynch(piano) andTanya McCole(vocals and acoustic guitar). He will also be joined by Dave Wintour (bass) who has played with Roger Daltry,Rick Wakeman and jazz legend Kenny Young and also appeared in cult movie classic the Rocky Horror Picture Show!

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Shane Hennessy

Shane is a young emerging guitar player from Co Carlow. He is a singer songwriter and is gaining a great reputation among those who have seen him perform. Influenced by players such as Joe Pass, Martin Taylor, Tommy Emmanuel and Andy McKee, he has a fresh direct style and has recently been recording. He is sure to win many new friends at his appearance this year.

Una Mc Cann and Ciara Butcher

Having shared stages with Steve Harley, Juliet Turner, and Cara Robinson, Una McCann is joined in the by the skilled twin talents of North West native Ciara Butcher on guitar and Donegal singer/ instrumentalist Lorna Henry on vocals and accordion.Una draws on her years of playing in bands such as Wookalily and Harmonique, and is will perform her evocative material, merging haunting folkmelodies, colourful blues riffs, and lyrical country choruses into a unique mix. Ciara Butcher adds to this blend, guitar parts that are filled with warmth and beautiful melodies. Not to be missed!

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