JIMMY CROWLEY’S FOLK CLUB, EACH THURSDAY AT THE HAYLOFT, OVER THE LONG VALLEY, CORK
World-renowned Cork balladeer, song collector and songwriter, Jimmy Crowley, hosts special friends each week, well-established folkies from his early days as well as interesting younger performers at “ Jimmy Crowley’s Folk Club’’ each Thursday from June 8 onwards.In the intimate and lovely city centre venue, “The Hayloft” over the “Long Valley” in Winthrop Street, Cork, Jimmy will sing the “Songs from the Beautiful City” being the authentic urban ballads of Cork, his life’s work which he has successfully collected and edited in the book of the same name.
As well as those essential narratives of the people of Cork, he will also stage many of his new contemporary songs which examine the vagaries of life, as he found it, both at home and while he lived in America.
The folk club will begin sharply at 9PM is a listenting venue and admission will be E10.
Artists booked so far are: Niall Toner, John Spillane, Mick Hanly, Darby Crowley.
“You could cut crubeens with his accent: he is as important to his own city as The Bells of Shandon; he is a singer whose musical enthusiasms embrace everything from Irving Berlin to The Boys of Fairhill.”
—John Boland, Evening Press. (1982)