An Afternoon with Irish Balladeer Paul Carroll Friday March 7th at 2pm
Join us for a timely afternoon of Irish music and tale with Balladeer Paul Carroll. Renowned Dublin minstrel Paul Carroll will recall the lush green fields of Ireland to prepare us for Saint Patrick’s Day. Don’t miss this special performance at the Rye Public Library! Paul grew up in Dublin during the ballad boom of the sixties where the pubs were packed with folk singers and ballad groups. It is there that he found a love for the music and songs that were to be part of his life. He credits his mother for giving him the gift of song. She was a fine singer in her own right and he remembers fondly the hooleys in the house. Paul emigrated to Australia in the early 70’s but he never strayed very far from the music, singing in the folk clubs of Sydney, Perth and Melbourne. During his time in Melbourne he was a founding member of the Celtic band, Poteen, who were Australia’s premiere Celtic band, sharing the stage with icons like Eric Bogle, The Dubliners, The Fury’s and Boys of the Lough.