If you love Irish music and a foot-tapping start to Thursday evening, this one’s for you.
As our penultimate act for this year’s season of Courtyard Concerts, the National Trust of Guernsey is delighted to welcome ‘The Button Pushers’, an Irish folk duo, sharing their love of contemporary Irish folk music.
The Button Pushers are Paul Corcoran and Guy Mitchell, who have been playing together on the Guernsey folk scene for about eighteen months. Their name comes from Enoch Kent’s song ‘The Button Pusher’, made famous by the Dubliners’ Luke Kelly. As well as sharing a love of contemporary Irish folk music, the pair’s favourite influences are artists such as Christy Moore and The Dubliners, together with traditional folk and drinking songs. Whilst most of their songs are covers, they have updated and put their own local touch to tunes.
Just a hint of the fun to follow, comes in their own words – ‘Paul and Guy, previously known as Corky & Guy, changed their band name, as punters were frequently found wandering around venues looking for the mobile hairdressing salon.’
For your own comfort and best enjoyment, please feel free to bring along rugs, chairs and maybe a picnic too. Some seating is provided.
The Museum Shop will be open for visitors to browse an unusual selection of traditional toys and gifts, as well as exclusively designed products celebrating aspects of Guernsey life and heritage.
Courtyard Concerts offer a great way to enjoy live performances, in the heart of Guernsey’s countryside in beautiful heritage surroundings.
Plenty of parking.
Free entry. Donations to support our Courtyard Concerts are always appreciated.
How to find us:
Saumarez Park, Castel, GY5 7UJ (Perry’s Guide Map 15G2)
Accessible using the following bus routes: 41 and 42
Buses leave the Town Terminus every 15 minutes. Alight from the bus at Saumarez Park.
For more information please contact us by telephone: 01481 255384 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org