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Richard Grainger--POSTPONED/CANCELLED (Special Event)

  • 16 Jun 2016
  • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Janie Meneely's house (Carroll House), Takoma Park, MD
RIchard Grainger has had to cancel his tour of the United States due to illness, and this concert will have to be postponed until such time as he can reschedule his visit, perhaps next year.Meet Richard Grainger

Fresh off the boat from the Mystic Sea Music Festival, British folkie Richard Grainger stops over in Takoma Park for a Carroll House concert full of wide-ranging traditional material (and a slew of originals) drawn from the working songs of Old Blighty. 

Take a "singer with a great voice and delivery ? who also happens to be a "top drawer guitarist ? and an established recording artist with a dozen albums to his credit (his latest " Hard Road To Prospect Hill ? landed in Folk Radio UK's 'Best Albums of 2015') add a glass of wine and the intimacy of someone's living room, and you're bound to find yourself highly entertained and better acquainted with one of England's folk stalwarts.

Richard Grainger was born in Teesside, the industrial heart of northeast England, and raised to the sounds of early skiffle and blues until he discovered traditional music. "It was the industrial and sea ballads that really turned me on, ? he says. "The sound of real people singing in a language that was my own, that I could easily relate to, in my landscape of steelworks, dock cranes, ships, trucks and cargoes. I started work in the shipping industry at the age of 15. ? 

Apart from his songwriting skills he is one of the foremost interpreters of traditional song. He'll turn to ballads learned from the likes of Louis Killen or Cyril Tawney , George Spicer, Bert Lloyd or Ewan McColl.

His songs inhabit the present day, the recent and distant past. On board an 18th century sailing ship, working the iron mines, fishing the North Sea or in a drama of a lifeboat rescue, he sings with passion of the every day lives of the working man.

"Richard is more than purely entertaining, he leaves you with a greater appreciation of the world around us and the environment we live in. ? Bob Stern - Folk UK

 "A wonderful singer and songwriter whose pride in his rich northern heritage flows through his work like the waters of that famous river of song. Genuinely warm and amusing too! ?

Folk On The Moor Plymouth UK 2013

For more information, see his website: www.richard-grainger.com.

For reservations and directions contact Janie Meneely or call 443-786-0463

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