Paul Brady and Katie Noonan to headline the 2012 National Folk Festival

johnboy 9 December 2011 4

The folk Festival have announced their headliners for next Easter.

The National Folk Festival has announced Katie Noonan and Paul Brady will be performing as headline acts at the 2012 National Folk Festival.

The Festival made a big statement with the latest additions to their diverse line up, with two artists that come from very different ends of the traditional folk spectrum.

These two are music royalty, each reigning over a surprising spread of musical genres.

Paul is famous for music that shifts effortlessly between pop, rock and folk, while Katie – who trained as an opera singer like her mother Maggie – is known for her strong jazz, pop, rock and dance influences. Both are sublime storytellers, each using their uniquely beautiful voices to tell their musical tales.

Managing Director of the Festival, Sebastian Flynn, said he was excited to announce Katie and Paul amongst the headliners.

“Katie and Paul are outstanding modern musicians, who will join Harry Manx, Jeff Lang, Zulya Kamalova, Johnny Moynihan, Shooglenifty and the Battlefield Band in headlining the 2012 Festival.

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Thumper Thumper 6:50 pm 09 Dec 11

Surely there’s a more recent photo of this guy?

Say, sometime this century?

rather than looking like a member of the Brady Bunch.

Deref Deref 4:39 pm 09 Dec 11

🙂 Brilliant. What a great performer!

bystander_effect bystander_effect 4:24 pm 09 Dec 11

Oh yay! And here’s Katie doing an awesome cover of Yellow Brick Road: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIPP0ep9O_Q. Awesome headline acts.

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