Red Lion Folk Club

Wednesday April 24th

Pete Kelly

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A wonderful singer-songwriter from the Black Country. Who will forget his songs about Barmouth and Arizona? (Which certainly struck a chord with us!) He managed to fulfil a dream in 2003 when he drove through Arizona and visited The Grand Canyon, Monument Valley (the best bit), Tombstone and the OK Coral (Yee Haa, Meteor crater and the canyon where Chief Cochise is said to have made his last stand.

Having played in the popular Irish duo “Patton and Kelly” for the past 15 years and the band “The Wild Irish“ since 1999, Pete decided to continue with his own song-writing and slot in some solo gigs and festivals whenever possible. These went really well and gave him a boost in his efforts to do more this year.

When performing solo, he performs a selection of his own work along with songs from a wide variety of his favourite writers, new and old. He tries to leave people with some new memories but also to make sure they have a good sing along too. There’s nothing worse than listening to a whole night of new songs, however good.

The new album “Reservation Road” is just about finished and will be out as soon as he completes the job.

Tonight he will be bringing along his friend Emma Langford from Tipton as his support. Expect a really enjoyable evening.