We are delighted to have The Corncrakes playing at the cafe on Friday night, led by Dave Robb (vocals, bouzouki)
Scottish bazouki playing singer/songwriter Dave Robb was born in Edinburgh, and was an original member of the folk band Rua, with whom he made an album ‘Rua’ (1986) and played as far afield as New Zealand and Australia. He later toured with the Proclaimers and supported Christy Moore.
In 1989 he appeared on The Roke, an album by a group of Edinburgh musicians led by the then Waterboys member Colin Blakely. His band The Filmmakers played at the Reading festival and the Edinburgh Summer Festival.
Dave spent most of the nineties living and performing in Berlin, returning to Scotland to promote Prussian Blue with appearances at Celtic Connections in Glasgow and on several Radio Scotland Shows together with Colin MacFarlane
Since moving to Belfast in 1999, Dave has been carving out a growing presence on the Irish songwriters’ scene.
Also in The Corncrakes are:
Helen Mahaffy (vocals, flute, sax)
Damien McCaskie (bass, guitar, vocals)
Paul Webster (guitars, mandolin)
Tan is becoming a cafe regular, along with her band The Whiskey Princes. Originally from Kernow in Cornwall, she writes some amazing songs and we are glad to welcome her back.
Music starts at 8pm
Donations to Barefeet Theatre, Zambia
This is tonight and is going to be ace.
Thanks to all who came down on Friday night. Any more of you and we would have had to start using "the shoehorn".