POPULAR local musicians Abbeyfolk will be performing in the Dunamaise Arts Centre in Portlaoise on Friday July 26.
Abbeyfolk are a five piece ballad group from Laois and Kildare who have been described as a great live band, full of energy and up for the craic. Abbeyfolk has been going since the 1980`s and the only original member left is Jim Ring on the whistle. However since the new line up the group ahve been going from strength to strength with a big fan base built up and a lot of youtube hits.
They have clocked up thousands of miles playing all over the country in some great towns and pubs and have supported such acts as The Fureys, the Wolfe tones, Sharon Shannon and Don Maclean. The band comprises of Jim Ring on tin whistle and harmonica, James Ring on lead vocals and lead guitar, Davey Keane on banjo, mandolin and vocals, Des McGonigle on fiddle and vocals, and Mick Kerins on bass and vocals. Contact 057 86 63355 to book tickets.