Some words from the Wee Folk Club co-founder, Enoch Kent (who it's rumoured, will buy every Fantasy In Glass customer who shows up their first drink of the night), about this week's performers:
"There are many ways to judge the value of a folk singer.
Did they bring pure entertainment coupled with material in their songs that made you think?
The two singers at the Wee Folk Club Thursday the 17th bring many aspects of folk music to the fore.
Owen McBride and Paddy Tutty were chosen because of this.
Each member of the audience has a personal point of view.
I've shared a stage with both of them and always enjoyed listening.
I think you'll enjoy their difference. Come and find out."
The next Wee Folk Club is THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17 at the Dominion on Queen (500 Queen St E, Toronto). Cover is $10. The music starts promptly at 7:30pm.
FEATURING: PADDY TUTTY and OWEN McBRIDE
Paddy Tutty is best known as a singer of traditional songs. Her repertoire encompasses ancient ballads, songs from a woman’s perspective, magical and seasonal pageants, songs with a twist, and songs about the world around us. As well as singing traditional music from the British Isles and North America, she incorporates a few newer songs and tunes on guitar and concertina, but is best known for the driving rhythm of her fretted dulcimer and her renditions of traditional ballads.
Born and raised on the Canadian Prairies and based in Saskatoon, Paddy has performed for audiences across Canada. She has released six recordings on her label Prairie Druid Music, including her new CD, The Last Holdout.
A true, veteran folk music performer and storyteller. Owen has built a solid reputation over the years, as one of Toronto’s most accomplished storytellers and performers of Irish folk music.
Owen has performed at most of the major Folk Festivals, in clubs and concerts across Canada and throughout the United States. In fact, his first appearance at Mariposa Folk Festival was in 1964 and almost every year from then, until the mid 80s.
His stories and Tales were heard regularly on CBC Radio, as well as at many Storytelling festivals in Canada and the U.S.