3pm Wed 26th @ The Lecture Hall £5.00
Songs of County Down Singer, piper, instrument maker, collector and author from Comber, Co. Down, Jackie developed his talent and interest in singing in the 60’s and 70’s sessions in Castle Inn, Balloo House and Ma Boyce’s.
Hearing Joe Holmes and Len Graham led him to collect Napoleonic ballads and local songs from which he published Songs of the County Down. His style is ‘Ulster’, influenced by Geordie Hanna, Len Graham, Frank Harte and Róisín White.
In 2008 he recorded Our Ship She Lies Ready, a collection of emigration ballads, with Co. Derry singer, Jim MacFarland.