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Danny Spooner + Kate Delaney @ The Loaded Dog
8pm, Saturday 24th October 2009

By Sandra Nixon
Posted Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Danny Spooner

Danny Spooner

Danny loves to sing about working people. For 30 years he's sung at festivals, clubs and house concerts in Europe, England, Canada and the USA. There and in Australia audiences have enjoyed his concert brackets, workshops and one-man shows, his deep multi-disciplinary understanding of social history, his personal warmth, and his immense repertoire of songs covering the full range of human emotions, endeavours and experiences … He is a spellbinder who can make traditional music seem new and can make new songs seem old. Danny has recorded CDs ranging from sensitive love songs, to shanties, and traditional Australian songs of toil and reward.

Danny Spooner as drawn by Martin Pearson

Singer of traditional and contemporary folk songs of Britain and Australia - solo acoustic singer, guitar and concertina. Danny Spooner's passion is the expression of British and Australian culture through folk music.

Danny Spooner then took centre stage and with his booming voice and stage presence had us all enchanted with his many tales of the sea and his own life experiences. He always has lots of little historical tidbits to share with his audience. Songs ran the gamut from haunting songs of the whaling industry, to songs about racehorses and trade unions. He had us raising the roof. (Dawn Davies, 2006)

Kate Delaney

Kate Delaney

Kate's deep love of traditional music is evident in the way she gets to the heart of a song. Her repertoire ranges across Ireland, Australia & America, and includes songs of longing and life, and lots of humour.

For many years she performed with her soulmate & husband, Gordon McIntrye and they recorded a number of albums. She released her first solo album several years ago.

Kate Delaney

Kate has also toured in Europe with Rocky River Bush Band.

Photos - Bob Bolton & Sandra Nixon
Drawing - Martin Pearson