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Folk’n Soup Nite #12 – Friday 18 May

18 May @ 9:30 pm - 12:30 am

- €10

– Pine the Pilcrow
– Jim McHugh
– Sarah Buckley
– Kate Dineen

Pine the Pilcrow

Kevin Murray, Hannah Ryan and Robert Campbell are the IMRO nominated Dublin based ensemble Pine the Pilcrow.

Having come together in 2015 they made their recording debut twelve months later with the release of their critically acclaimed self titled EP. Since letting loose their collective creativity they have toured nationwide; festival credits include, Hard Working Class Heroes’, Smock Alley’s Scene & Heard arts festival, Vantastival and Electric Picnic. They have also toured as support to artists including Anderson and Inni-K.

They are currently touring their second release ‘Only Ghosts’, the title track for which is posted below for your aural perusal.

Their recorded work is demonstrative, piano, cello and violin unify to create a melange of mellifluous audio-scapes that support delicate vocal work and guide the listener through the other-world of sung stories.

Pine the Pilcrow’s music is described by some as “gentle and cinematic”, “bittersweet and moving”, “spellbinding”, but don’t take their word(s) for it or ours for that matter; embrace their sound and create your own descriptors at what will be their first visit to the Folk’n Soup Club.

For dates nationwide, sounds and music purchases meet Pine the Pilcrow online here

Pine the Pilcrow – ‘Only Ghosts’


Jim McHugh

From Caslteblayney Co Monghan multi-instrumentalist Jim McHugh brings a new edge to the folk tradition blending traditional and indie styles with up-tempo beats. His musical roots reach back to his time writing and performing with his band The Mandalas (aka Unaware).

In 2016 he drew upon his past and recent musical experiences to record an album of new songs titled ‘Noise Machine’.

“the charm of Noise Machine, it’s uncultured, indie folk driven rock that has a vibrant beating heart.” – Pete Whalley

Jim’s latest release ‘An Muc Snámha’ an Irish language song celebrating both Seachtain na Gaelige and Bliain na Gaeilge was released in March 2018 this year.

For more information about Jim, Noise Machine and An Muc Snámha visit his website here

Jim Mchugh- ‘Sweet Surrender’


Sarah Buckley

Dublin based Cork singer songwriter Sarah Buckley is a rising gem. Having just finished college she is currently working on her debut recording.

Live she has featured at festivals including, Electric Picnic, Vantastival, Cork Jazz and Le Cheile Festivals. Buckley’s lilting Cork accent helps to establish a beguiling vocal that drifts from folk to country.

Sarah first played the Folk’n Soup club in 2017, she enjoyed it so much she’s returned and we’re folk’n chuffed she has.

For more about Sarah visit her website

Sarah Buckley – ‘Little Freak’

Kate Dineen

“poetic and poignant”,  “endearingly deep”

Since releasing her debut EP ‘Great Escape’ in 2016  Tralee native Kate Dineen has performed all the venues that are the right of passage for all rising artists.  Her festival credits include Battle for the burning Lake, 96/1 and Cork Folk Festival.

Her vocal work is ‘inflectious’ and her ravelled rhythmic riff work resonate with influences of roots Americana and folk. Her songs are well crafted reflective pieces that shine a torchlight on after dark soul searching.

Whilst some of her song sojourns maybe short to the point of being dissonant they leave you wondering how you got to the end of such a soulful journey so soon?

Her second studio recording “Flames” was released in July 2017. This is Kate’s first visit to the Folk’n Soup Club.

To hear more from Kate visit her on bandcamp

Kate Dineen – ‘Flames’

A Folk’n Disclaimer

The Folk’n Soup Club is an independent club nite whose M.O. is to make each event as unique as the audience it entertains. For us music and performance variety are vital, no two club nites are the same. We aim to plug, promote and praise rising and established performers. The Folk’n Soup Club is a ‘Not for Profit’ initiative out of which all proceeds go towards funding your entertainment.

The value we place on each club nite is €10, entry includes a restaurant quality, specialty seasonal soup. The take at the door goes to the performers. Remaining monies are reinvested to make each successive club nite a unique performance experience for artists and audience alike. Where possible we donate to our featured charities. The Folk’n Soup Club acknowledges the help of, and is grateful to our monthly supporters; The Washerwoman Ballina, Tuscany Bistro Ballina and Flanagan’s on the Lake (yep you guessed it, in Ballina). #GETSOUPED

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18 May
9:30 pm - 12:30 am


The Washer Woman
Main Street
Ballina, Tipperary Ireland
+353 61 622 781