Downes and Beer

Date: 18 Jun 2008 - 20:30
  • Kiss The Mistress
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Downes and Beer: Those of us who were frequenting the folk clubs in the 1970s will remember this stunning duo...and those who weren't will also be familiar with them. Phil Beer has become one of the best-known musicians in recent years, as half of Show of Hands and also for his work with the Phil Beer Band, Arizona Smoke Revue, Albion Band, etc. An absolutely genius when it comes to playing the guitar, fiddle, cello-mandolin, fact just about any instrument that has strings. Paul is also a fantastic guitarist - one of best in fact. Add to that mix two great voices and you have a perfect recipe for a great night's entertainment. This is a very rare chance to see Phil and Paul together, and guaranteed to be a very special night.


Kiss the Mistress is a trio whose dynamic and exciting sound is rooted in Gaelic tradition. The unique combination of 'cello/voice (Ginny Davis) and chromatic button accordion (John Ramirez) underpinned by the driving rhythmical counterpoint of bodhran (Roy Jones) creates a sound that is both unique and engaging. Always searching for ancient resonances, they give voice to the tunes and songs that draw them. With skillfully crafted arrangements they celebrate the breadth of pan European music and perform their own self penned material.

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