Sweeney’s Man Andy arrives for folk date

A POPULAR Irish singer will be on stage at Hebden Bridge Trades Club tonight (Thursday).

Andy Irvine, hailed as “a tradition in himself”, is one of the great Irish singers who gets to the soul of the country.

A musician, singer and songwriter, Andy, a founder of the legendary Sweeney’s Men, has maintained his highly individual performing skills throughout his 45-year career.

His repertoire consists of Irish traditional songs, dexterous Balkan dances and a compelling cannon of his own self-penned songs.

Tickets are priced £12/£9. Doors open at 8pm.

Lach comes to the club on Friday night.

He is described by Timeout as “NYC’s living legend” and is credited side-by-side with Bob Dylan, Syd Barrett and The New York Dolls as the roots of the modern singer-songwriter movement.

The antifolk movement that Lach started in the early eighties has produced such well-known performers as Beck, Regina Spektor, The Moldy Peaches, Jeffrey Lewis and more.

A club spokesperson said: “This is a rare live show from Lach. We can’t wait.”

Tickets are priced £9/£6. Doors open at 9pm.

Into The Valley is back for its bi-annual visit to the Trades Club on Saturday night with one of its favourite guests.

The irrepressible James Holroyd has been one of house music’s finest DJs since the early 90s and is a bona fide legend through his residencies at Bugged Out! and Back To Basics.

Mining the deeper side of house and techno, his sets are described as “seamless heads down party tackle that never disappoint”.

Tickets are priced £8/£6. Doors open at 9pm.

The club presents Still Going on Sunday from 4pm. Free entry.

For more information, call 01422 845265 or visit www.thetradesclub.com