Uppertown return for Arthur’s band

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The Arthur Doherty Band are back by popular demand at The Uppertown Social Centre on Saturday, March 14, playing their special mix of Irish folk music.

The band perform a wide range of songs drawn mainly from the rich tapestry of Irish traditional music, but also including contemporary material written by the best Irish songwriters. They also like to include songs from other musical genres that complement the band’s main repertoire.

All the songs are interspersed with some friendly banter and a few jokes and plenty of interaction with the audience.

Arthur started his singing career in the early 1990s. Having been brought up in a traditional Irish family many of the songs he now performs were learned during the Friday and Saturday music sessions at

home. Apart from playing guitar and singing, he has collected a seemingly endless repertoire of songs, jokes and stories and loves nothing more than to share them with his audience.

Martin Thompson (fiddle, button accordion, whistles, guitar and banjo) has been involved with folk music in Stafford for over 35 years as a musician, folk club and festival organiser, Morris-man and folk dance caller.

An ex-high school teacher, Dave Clark (guitar and vocals) has been playing in folk clubs in and around the circuit for many years. Roger Titley (piano and keyboards) lives in Weston near Stafford and was a high school music teacher for nearly 30 years.

Contact Eddie for tickets (£12 including supper) on 01246 590502.

or 07966 154798.