small spider artists and bands
Ric Sanders Trio
Ashley Hutchings' Rainbow Chasers
Mo Thomas
The Continentals
Steve Daniels
Martyn Jospeh
Aynsley Lister
Derin Naeudorf
Ben Paley
Back Water Roll
Deb Sandland
State Of Undress
Amy Wadge
Julie Felix
Little Johnny England
The Oyster Band
Pete Quinn
Colvin Quarmby
Carla Hendricks Band
Martin Carthy
Father Jack
Aynsley Lister
Ralph McTell
Norma Waterson
Show Of Hands
Colvin Quarmby
Emily Slade
Bill Thomas
Father Jack - formation drinking

Although Father Jack was formed in 2001, there's a wealth of experience within their ranks, as the band consists wholly of ex members of An Sessiun and The Motherfolkers. After the demise of these previous incarnations, the boys decided to get together to continue to play Celtic music but with with a slightly different direction.

Father Jack specialise in playing high energy traditional music for the sheer joy of it. The material includes Irish, Scottish and Cape Breton styles, as well as anything else which works!

Fronted by Stacey on fiddle and banjo, and John Roberts on vocals, spoons and inappropriate comments, Joe Waite plays guitar, Greg is on bass, whilst "King Of The Skins" Paffs performs bodhran and djembe duties, as well as contributing to occasional backing vocals.

Father Jack?
The name Father Jack was chosen due to the astonishing similarities between the renegade priest from the T.V. series "Father Ted" and Stacey. These similarities include both looks and prodigious capacity for strong drink, so it was therefore fitting that the band's first gig was at a beer festival....

Last summer Father Jack toured the west coast of Ireland, ensuring that they played a gig at a pub in Ennystimon, County Clare, where "Father Ted" was filmed! At Miltown Malbay they played at the world famous Willie Clancy Festival, before performing a series of gigs in East Galway. They've been invited back this year, and will be performing in Counties Galway, Clare & Kerry this Autumn, after visiting France for a short tour of Brittany.

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