Jacquelyn Hynes and Richard Hawkins

Jacquelyn Hynes and Richard Hawkins
Jaz & Jul’s Chocolate House, Chapel Market
Sunday 4th November
Doors 6:30pm, Music 7:15pm

Richard is drawn to songs that tell stories: stories that make you wonder, laugh, cry, be angry or hopeful. Any of the following may turn up on the night to tell you their tales: a heroic pigeon, an iconic steam train, a wise old Taoist farmer, the innocent victims of wars ancient and modern, maybe even a snowman who takes on the forces of Thatcherism. Whether interpreting traditional or contemporary songs, Richard’s original and intricate guitar arrangements drive the story along. A few self-penned innovative takes on the age-old themes of love and loss may feature too!

Jacquelyn Hynes is a highly regarded flautist and composer, rooted in Irish and English traditional music who has played alongside and supported many of Irelands leading artists including Martin Hayes, Michael McGoldrick, Mary Coughlan and Lunasa. Her debut CD “Silver and Wood” received 4 star reviews from the Telegraph and RnR magazine, and was Album of the Week on BBC Radio nan Gaídheal.

“Haunting and wonderful” Telegraph (Folk Albums of the Year)

“Brings Hynes’ innate sense of innovation to the table –
ethereal and other-worldly yet also attractively contemporary” Irish World

Please note there we will start the night with floor spots so please feel free to share a couple of tunes or songs.