Martin Harley Steven James Smith TradFest 2019

Martin Harley & Stephen James Smith

Date: Sat 26th of January
Time: Doors 12.30pm / Show 1pm
Venue: Pepper Canister Church
Ticket: €12.99


Martin Harley is a lavishly talented acoustic roots and blues guitarist, singer and songwriter with a burgeoning global reputation. Live at Southern Ground, his eagerly anticipated new album was recorded in Nashville in collaboration with Daniel Kimbro (Jerry Douglas, Larkin Poe) on upright bass. A mixture of retrospective solo and duo arrangements recorded during an afternoon at the esteemed Southern Ground studio in Nashville, Live at Southern Ground features Martin on Weissenborn… a traditional Hawaiian acoustic guitar played across the lap, resonators and archtops, and of course Daniel Kimbro on upright bass. Renowned for his prowess as a slide guitarist, Martin is almost unique in the UK in playing lap slide. Come along to witness a musician at the very height of his powers. 




Stephen James Smith is a Dublin poet and playwright who has been at the centre of the rise of the Irish spoken word scene. His poetry videos have amassed over 1 million views online, most notably ‘My Ireland’, a short poetry film commissioned by The St. Patrick’s Festival. Stephen has performed extensively at top venues and events such as Electric Picnic, Other Voices, the National Concert Hall and the London Palladium. His debut collection, Fear Not, was published by Arlen House in the Spring. He has been conducting poetry workshops in secondary schools around Ireland for a number of years. His poetry is included on the syllabus at Western Connecticut State University and his work has been translated into Irish, Spanish, Slovenian, Polish, Dutch and Italian.



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