Half Moon presents:
Folksville Summer Fayre - Jack Lukeman + Lisa Canny
Jack Lukeman + Lisa Canny
Entry Requirements: 18+ after 7pm
Join us for a very special day celebrating our amazing Folk and Roots heritage. In aid of Teenage Cancer Trust, 55Live celebrates 55 years of live music here at The Half Moon.
2.30-3.30pm Peggy Seeger In Conversation with music journalist Colin Irwin
3.45-4.30pm Lisa Knapp live
4.45-5.30pm Peter Donegan Trio
5.45-6.30pm Traditional Song Workshop with Lisa Knapp
8.00-8.45pm Lisa Canny live
9.00pm Jack Lukeman live
Our Artist in Residence, Stella Tooth, will be showing her brilliant work throughout the day, capturing our performers on stage - more details here
The popular Folksville club at The Half Moon in Putney was founded back in 1965 by guitarists Cliff Aungier, Gerry Lockran and Royd Rivers.
Regular guests included Richard Thompson, John Martyn, Bert Jansch, Fairport Convention, Van Morrison, Ralph McTell, Wilko Johnson, Elvis Costello, Dr Feelgood, Steve Marriott, and of course The Who and Rolling Stones. The club became an iconic destination for Folk and Blues fans in swinging London, which continues to the present day.
Jack Lukeman* (aka Jack L) is one of Ireland's most respected and best loved performers described as “A mixture of all the great voices of the 20th Century ” The Guardian – at home Jack is a multi platinum selling award winning, singer songwriter. Internationally Jack has performed at the Lincoln Centre, Glastonbury and most recently at the Royal Albert Hall as the special guest of Jools Holland. This is a performer not to be missed, famous for his astounding voice, powerful songs and passionate live shows!
2017 saw the beginning of word spreading into the UK of this unique artist, he was asked to guest on numerous tours, Imelda May, Jools Holland, Neil Sedaka, Hazel O Connor, The Stylistics, Graham Gouldman, not forgetting opening for Placebo and Aerosmith in Florence. He still found time for 20+ shows in Ireland and played on top of all that close to 60 headline shows around the major cities of the UK.
2019 has continued in the same vein, performing the roll of Master of Ceremonies on the mainstage of the Feis Festival (the cream of Irish Artistes, Van Morrison, Imelda May, The Chieftains etc) at Pierhead Liverpool (along with his own set of course). For the rest of this year he returns to work with Jools Holland and then on to 40 shows with The Proclaimers.
Interspersed with those dates there will be shows, as this one, where Jack will perform a show entitled Troubadour Songs, featuring songs from his various albums and more, he is after all one of the worlds most qualified modern Troubadours. This is a performer not to be missed! “What a voice..what a performer!” The LA Times
“A gorgeous, versatile baritone” The Washington Post
“Jack Lukeman's voice is an irresistible force of nature” The Irish Times
“Brilliant Live performer 5 Stars” Scotsman
Support is from Lisa Canny
Born and bred in County Mayo, Ireland, Lisa Canny is a notably talented musician; best known for her enchanting covers and captivating live performances. Lisa has performed to crowds of 50,000 and has toured all of the U.S., Canada, Europe & Russia as lead singer with Celtic Crossroads & The Young Irelanders.
Crowned UK “Future Music’s” Songwriting Champion 2016, Canny is gifted with empowering confidence and a charming sense of honesty. The most exciting and consummate stage of Lisa Canny’s career is now pouring vehemently over the horizon.
She had a Top ten hit with “Lifeline” Ireland 2015, written with grammy-winning songwriter Jodi Marr and won UK Future Music’s 'Songwriting Champion' in 2016.
• 7-time All Ireland champion on harp and banjo • 1st class honours B.A. Irish Music and Dance • 1st class honours M.A. Ethnomusicology • Event Industry Award Winner 2015 • Appeared on 2 PBS Specials
"Watch Lisa reinvent harp-playing" - Seán Rocks, RTE Arena
"Crossing so many genres it is hard to define" - Ryan Tubridy, The Late Late Show
"Top ten of Irish acts you don’t want to miss” - BBC America