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Folk’n Soup Nite #13 – Friday 15 June

15 June @ 9:30 pm - 12:30 am

- €10

– Grainne Hunt
– Theresa O’Grady
– Claire Watts
– Sarah Buckley

Grainne Hunt

Monaghan singer song writer Grainne Hunt will pay her first visit to the Folk’n Soup on Friday 15th June. After a busy 2017

Her debut recording ‘Firing Pin’ (2015) is an enchanting introduction to her subtle and alluring craft. Since her debut release Grainne has toured Europe and the US solo and as a musical partner of Mark Geary. Some of Grainne’s other vocal collaborations include Glen Hansard, Nicole Maguire

Back home in Ireland now, she is  working on new material for her second release, due in mid/late 2018.

​For her dates nationwide, sounds and music purchase meet Grainne online here

Grainne Hunt – ‘The Path’


Theresa O’Grady

‘Banjoista’ – Theresa O’Grady has a distinctive style of playing and is considered one of the finest banjo players in the Ireland. Originally from Luton, England but now living in Aclare, Co Sligo.

She is a popular music tutor and facilitates workshops across Ireland, Europe and  Australia. Her debut solo album, BANJO’ista, has been greatly anticipated and is already receiving rave reviews.

Theresa is a regular tutor and performer at one of traditional Irish music’s cornerstone music weeks The Willie Clancy Summer School. She also teaches and performs regularly at the South Sligo Summer School and Scoil Eigse. She performs on national Radio and TV regularly.

For more information about Theresa and to listen too and purchase ‘Banjoista’ visit her on bandcamp here

Theresa O’Grady – ‘TG4’s ‘Hup’ visits Tubbercurry’


Claire Watts

Galway musician/academic/performer  Claire Watts possesses a warm and embracing voice. Living in the UK from the age of 17 she discovered traditional music as a key operator in performing her Irish identity.

In the mid- nineties She returned to full-time education studying Ethnomusicology and Social Anthropology at Queens University and later an MA in Traditional Music Performance at the University of Limerick.

Claire has an impressive catalogue of solo song work and traditional music. Some of her stage credits include Brendan McCahey, Sean Keane and Mundy with performance time in venues nationwide and in the UK. In addition to her solo work Claire performs as a traditional music duo with husband Gerry Hegarty and is one the vocalist with the all female ensemble 3 Women Sing.

For more information about Claire’s new CD ‘Landmark’, tour dates and her music school drop into her website

Claire Watts – ‘Landmark’

Sarah Buckley

Our #rising artist this month is Sarah Buckley has gained a well of deserved credit for her tantalising vocal work putting her own style to contemporary folk songs. She has yet to record but we figure that wont be long in rectifying.

Sarah has been hot footing it across Munster and further afield from her native Tipperary over the past couple of years gaining a strong reputation and following.

Not too long ago we caught one of her performances and we couldn’t folk’n wait to invite to a soup nite!


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. Your entry fee at the door goes direct 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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15 June
9:30 pm - 12:30 am


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