Dublin-born Martin Nolan is master of the uillean (small pipes and whistles) and will join Terry Boyle at the Gardeners Green Folk Club Feb. 25.

Folk club brings two Irish masters to Merville

A foot-stompin' good time and a fundraiser for a great cause

Gardeners Green Folk Club in Merville is hosting another house concert on Saturday Feb. 25, featuring duo Martin Nolan and Terry Boyle.

Dublin-born Nolan is master of the uillean (small pipes and whistles), and has been part of the Irish traditional music scene for decades as well as playing Celtic progressive rock and jazz.

He has two albums of his own and has recorded with many musicians and performed on international radio and television.

Guitarist and singer Boyle is also from Dublin and has toured extensively in Europe and the U.S. and appeared on Irish radio and television.

Experience the raw fun and excitement of “the session” with the polish of these two well-travelled masters of Irish traditional music and song.

Nolan and Boyle first played together in the thriving session scene in Dublin in the heady days of the Irish folk music revival of the 1970s, and since then their lives and musical paths have crossed on a few occasions, but never with enough time to develop a show. However, they’ve both found themselves on Vancouver Island with enough time for these musical friends to rekindle the flames that were first ignited back in Dublin many years ago.

So come join the Gardener’s Green Folk Club for some toe-tapping tunes, songs and Irish good humour.

Tickets are $20 each and include hot drinks and a fingerfood buffet. As this is a concert in a private home, seating is limited. Tickets must be purchased in advance, either by e-transfer or in person.

Just give them a ring at 250-337-5337 for all the info.

Gardeners Green Folk Club is a non-profit organisation, and all ticket sales go directly to the performers. At the concert, we will continue, through our exciting raffle with great prizes, to collect money for the charity www.toilettwinning.org. The group says they have raised enough money for twenty toilets in countries where toilets are desperately needed over the past year through these concerts.