SOLD OUT GIG
So great to welcome back these consummate musicians and entertainers who sold out the venue two weeks ahead of their show in 2019.
John Doyle, John McCusker and Mike McGoldrick first crossed paths as teenagers. “We all left school early, at 16, or 17, to join different bands,” recalls McCusker of their early days. “We all met back then… we’ve grown up together, really.”
All three musicians have gone on to global acclaim:
John Doyle (Dublin – vocals, guitar, bouzouki, mandola) is an Irish music linchpin and a founder member of acclaimed group Solas, and has worked with Joan Baez, Linda Thompson and Mary Chapin Carpenter.
BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Winner John McCusker (Glasgow – fiddle, whistles, harmonium) has played with The Battlefield Band, Mark Knopfler and Bob Dylan.
Mike McGoldrick (Manchester – flute, whistles, Uileann pipes, bodhran, clarinet) is also a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner, and is a founding member of Lunasa and current member of Capercaillie.
All three retain their youthful excitement for making records and life on the road. “The whole thing’s great fun,” McCusker nods. “We have no agenda other than having a nice time and playing music. That’s the way we tour as well – we throw ourselves in a little car, instruments on our laps, and off we go.”
Find out more about the BCFRM and their future gigs: Berkhamsted’s Campaign for Real Music