Rathdowney to host Festival of Small Halls

Shane Pendergast. Image supplied.

Rathdowney Memorial Hall will see Canadian folk musician Shane Pendergast amongst the line up at the Festival of Small Halls on 29 September 2023.

Pendergast will perform alongside indie folk songwriter Monique Clare (Australia) and local rising country music artist Annabelle Johnson.

Shane Pendergast has folk music in his blood. 

Hailing from a long lineage of storytellers and musicians, he is keeping the Maritime folk tradition alive with his honest and insightful compositions. 

From acclaimed folk festivals to the back rooms of Toronto cafes, Shane has cemented himself as one of Canada’s finest young folk troubadours.

“I’m thrilled to soak up the sights and scenes of Australia, and present some East Coast Canadian music along the journey!”said Pendergast.

Wielding a cello and strikingly crafted vocals, Monique Clare embodies the lyricism of Björk with the rhythmic energy of The Waifs.

Driving rhythms collide with heart-tugging harmonies; compelling vocals are laced with intricate cello lines. She has played cello for many artists – including Kate Miller-Heidke and Eminem.

Rathdowney locals are delighted to host the event.

“The community are very excited to have a wonderful live music event happening in our very own hall,” said Patricia Sheehan.  

“Ticket sales are already healthy, so we encourage people to purchase tickets early to secure their seat!”

Rathdowney’s Festival of Small Halls concert opens at 6.30 pm on 29 September.  Tickets are $20 adults, $15 concession and $10 children (must be accompanied by an adult) and are available from festivalofsmallhalls.com.

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