Another mini Beehive residency

Once again, fate has conspired to give us two high class shows in quick succession at The Beehive, that bohemian watering hole on the margins of Old Town that we do so love. These Beehive shows really are like buses – nothing for ages, you turn your back and suddenly two of the buggers come round the corner.

paul-tiernan-feb-17-beehive-webFriday 24th February brings us the talents of Paul Tiernan, the man who in 2008 had a song (How to say goodbye) in Hollywood teen cult movie ‘Nick and Norah’s Infinite playlist’, who once played with the legendary Donovan, who has 7 solo albums released, who has played his trusty mandola with Nick Harper, Boo Hewerdine, Robyn Hitchcock, Mark Geary, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Sinead Lohan, Katell Keineg and Glen Hansard to name but a few. He also sang and played the same trusty mandola on Morcheeba’s album ‘Blood like lemonade’ in 2010. In 2011 ‘How to say goodbye’ was in the English, Australian and Mexican top 30 Itunes singer-songwriter charts.

Oh, and he was also a member of cult Irish band ‘Interference’ who’s song of beauty and wonder ‘Gold’ featured in Oscar winning Irish film ‘Once’ and is now a huge Broadway hit. Now living in southwest France, Pau writes bittersweet love songs and is one of the primary players in the ‘sad folk’ movement. 

Support comes fromSoP regular George Wilding who effortlessly blends lyrical eloquence with musical elegance into poetic tales of love, loss and life as an underdog.

Full details on this show and artist links are to be found here on the event page. Join it to be kept up to date.

worry-dolls-march-17-beehive-webYou only then have to wait a week for the next instalment as on Friday 3rd March we host a date on the UK tour of the Worry Dolls, a folk duo that have been making waves in the London Indie-Folk scene, and across the UK from Glastonbury Festival to Derry, collecting praise and accolades as they go.

Many will have seen the Worry Dolls supporting Joan Armatrading on tour, or may have heard their songs played on Radio 2 and 6 Music and will know that it is not just their fiery locks that connect them, but that they have a bond developed through creating music which is characterised by sublime harmonies, and tongue-in-cheek, honest lyrics.

Local support act Canute’s Plastic Army is an acoustic duo consisting of the vocals of Anish Noble-Harrison (previously of the Teddy White Band) and SoP friend Neil Mercer on acoustic guitar and backing vocals (previously of Rumour Shed and the Dacoits).

The band initially started as Neil’s solo project before singer Anish came on board in spring 2016 as they initially played around with a few covers for a bit of fun. However, they found a shared love of dark, twisted songs by artists as disparate as Odetta, Cate Le Bon and Pulp and that Anish’s soaring, passionate vocals and Neil’s intricate, dynamic acoustic guitar were as a potent mix. They quickly started writing dark and twisted songs of their own. This is the result.

Full details on this show and artist links are to be found here on the event page. Join it to be kept up to date.

Both shows are free entry and should kick off around 8pm.

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