The unique sound of traditional Manx music is the Celtic World’s best kept secret. This is set to change with the introduction of Barrule, the award winning trio hellbent on taking the Isle of Man’s music to a much wider audience.
Named after the famous Manx summit where legend says the ancient Celtic God Manannan MacLir stalked his mighty fortress, Barrule fuses three distinct musical forces – gifted fiddle-player Tomas Callister, accordion wizard Jamie Smith (of Mabon) and versatile accompanist Adam Rhodes (Mabon and Manx band King Chiaullee) on bouzouki. Together this versatile acoustic unit creates a powerful and wholly distinctive sound.
With bold but sensitive arrangements, the trio presents a fresh take on traditional and contemporary Manx music. While sharing common ground with its Celtic cousins, as well as the English tradition, Manx music has retained its own particular and inherent Manxness: an atmosphere evoked by the music that speaks of the natural beauty of the island and the lives of its inhabitants.
The trio’s award winning debut album, self-titled Barrule, showcases a diverse collection of material from rousing marches, jigs and reels to sorrowful slow airs and beautiful songs sung in the Manx Gaelic language.
Their follow up album, “Manannan’s Cloak”, was recorded in December 2014 in the historic St. Bridget’s Chapel, in the Isle of Man’s Nunnery grounds. With producer Andy Seward at the helm, Manannan’s Cloak takes the trio’s emphatic sound to the next level, with guest performances from a support cast that boasts Paul McKenna on vocals, Calum Stewart on uilleann pipes, Dylan Fowler on lap steel and Tad Sargent on bodhrán, not to mention the homegrown talents of regular collaborators David Kilgallon (piano) and Gregory Joughin (vocals). Released in May 2015, Manannan’s Cloak is already receiving excellent reviews and continues to further the trio’s mission of promoting Manx music across the globe.
Since forming in 2012, Barrule’s three legs have hit the ground running with major festival appearances including Celtic Connections, WOMAD Charlton Park, Sidmouth, Festival Interceltique de Lorient, La Grande Rencontre, Montreal, Orkney Folk Festival, and the National Celtic Festival in Melbourne. Their debut self-titled album won many plaudits and has been awarded ‘Best Debut’ in the Spiral Earth awards 2014.
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Fun and Magic with the Witches of 49 Franklin
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Maine Event Comedy
"Maine's Most Unique Comedian" Bill Picard leads a great lineup to 49 Frankin's Mystic Theater as Maine Event Comedy returns to Rumford, Saturday, November 4 at 8 p.m. The show will also feature Mark Reilly, John Sucich, Scott McLaughlin, and Dawn Hartill.
Born with cerebral palsy and confined to a wheelchair, Picard has used his physical disability to educate and entertain. He's performed throughout Maine and was a finalist in Portland's Funniest Professional Contest. Refusing to let his condition slow him down, Picard earned a business degree at the University of Maine, owns several rental properties, and tours as a motivational speaker.
Reilly, who moonlights as a U.S. mail carrier, was a finalist in Portland's Got Talent and recently performed at the Broken Record Show in the Wild West Comedy Festival in Nashville Tennessee.
Sucich is a Boston-area comedian who has performed in New York City and the Cleveland Comedy Festival. Audiences love his unique take on life as a husband and father of three girls.
Boston's McLaughlin is a regular at the world famous "Comedy Studio" in Harvard Square and was selected for the Boston Comedy and Arts Festival. Hartill, a mother to three teenage boys, recently competed in Empire's Comedy Classic in Portland.
The Mystic Theater is located at 49 Franklin St. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Advance tickets may be purchased at Bartash's and All That Jazz on Congress St. or online at 49franklin.com. The show is for ages 18-and-older. FMI call 207-369-0129.
$15 at the door
Special Advance price tickets $10 +$1
Open Mic Comedy!
Doors open at 6:00 for social, seating, Trivia - Prizes
Show at 8:00
Cash Bar and Pub Food Available
The Worlds #1 Rated Celtic Guitarist
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NEXT UP at 49 Franklin!
October 25th Celtic Cabaret - Barrule
October 29th The Witches of 49 Franklin
November 3rd Kaleidoscope
November 4th Maine Event Comedy
November 25th Open Mic Comedy LOCAL Comics!
December 6th Celtic Cabaret - Tony McManus
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49 Franklin Street Rumford ME 04276
Enter the Mystic Theater:
Take the driveway on the right hand side of the building, go all the way to the top rear parking lot.