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Eamonn Coyne and Friend(s), Edinburgh FC, Wed 10th March

A welcome return to Edinburgh Folk Club for my favourite(probably) tenor banjo player who will thoroughly entertain us next Wednesday. Eamonn has worked with a variety of great musicians over the years and will be well known to you, I'm sure, for his work with Russell's House, Salsa Celtica and The Treacherous Orchestra.

"Éamonn Coyne, who now lives in Edinburgh is originally from Ireland (Dublin). He learned his playing from a variety of sources and is a member of the younger generation of Irish musicians.

In the music scene he has performed and recorded with a vast array of people including Siobhán and Tommy Peoples, The Wrigley Sisters (cds 'Hunterland' and 'Mither o' the Sea'), Eileen Ivers (Ex Riverdance), Sharon Shannon, Jonny Hardie (Old Blind Dogs) and Gavin Marwick (cd 'The Blue Lamp'), Russell's House (cd 'Russell's House'), and most recently Scottish international band Salsa Celtica (on their cd's 'El Agua de la Vida' and 'El Camino'). His 2007 released cd with Kris Drever is called 'Honk Toot Suite'

Along with traditional Irish music, Éamonn has a keen interest in other types of music including American country, old-timey music, and jazz. His connection with the internationally renowned jazz/bluegrass 5-string banjo astronaut, and recent Grammy winner Alison Brown and her fabulous Quartet has embodied some of these interests. "

The thread title is somewhat misleading as it is only intended for one friend to appear although Eamonn obviously has many more and, who knows, there may be more surprises on the night.

We have been asked to keep the exact details of the gig and line up "under wraps" but you can be assured that it will be really special.

Venue: Pleasance Cabaret Bar

£8, £7(conc), Members £5

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