Chris Sherburn and Denny Bartley have been bringing their unique sound to audiences across Europe and America since the early 1990s, when a chance meeting at a music session created one of folk music’s most enduring partnerships.
Known for their soul-stirring songs, exhilarating tunes and a love of the craic, Chris (concertina) and Denny (guitar and vocals) ensure that no two concerts are ever the same.
Chris grew up surrounded by folk music of all kinds – his home was a regular haunt for passing folk singers and musicians. Denny, born in Co. Limerick, is drawn to the inheritance of age-old slides, slow airs, slip jigs and wild reels.
Founder members of the band Last Night’s Fun which received international acclaim and a loyal fan base over 11 years together, they have in recent years returned to their roots as a duo.
Here’s a video clip from the folking archive which, if you haven’t seen it, will give you a sense of the stage banter, the great musicianship and well crafted songs they have available in their arsenal (just to warn you… Sherburn will most likely pick up on this and dedicate a whole section for the show to Denny’s arsenal).
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