Singers in the Round
"Songwriters in the Round"
Charlie McGettigan with Gary Ferguson, Janet Holmes and Colin Henry.
Down Through the years Charlie McGettigan has worked with artists including De Dannan, Mary and
Frances Black, Ray Lynam, Hal Ketchum, Maura O Connell and Eleanor Shanley who have recorded many of Charlie’s songs
including 'Feet of a Dancer', 'A Bed for the Night', 'If Anything Happened to You' and others.
Charlie's special guests will include U.S. based Songwriter, Gary Ferguson and Belfast native Janet Holmes with
guitarist, Colin Henry. Highly recommended. Book early!
Gary Ferguson from Pennsylvania, USA is an award winning singer,
songwriter and musician.
He wrote his first song in 1969 while living in Texas and since then has gone
on to write many songs which have been recorded by both himself and many other Bluegrass artists. He has had two #2 songs on the
"Bluegrass Unlimited Top 30" and 3 of his songs were in BU’s Top 200 Songs of the 1990's. His song "Last
Day at Gettysburg" was not only a big hit for Larry Sparks, but has also become somewhat of a "Bluegrass Classic"
and can often be heard around campfires at Bluegrass festivals.
Janet Holmes’ first album ‘The Road to the
West’ in 2004 was a great success.This first album largely consisted of cover versions of other writers’ pieces with
only one song written by Janet herself.
Janet has released her second album with "Wonder Why"
and has stepped up front writing 9 of the 13 tracks herself with songs that combine strong melodies with thoughtful lyrics. http://www.janetholmes.com
Henry- Hailing from North Antrim, Northern Ireland Colin was brought up on the late night music sessions in his family
hotel. Not the familiar trad or bluegrass sessions, however, but around the piano playing and singing swing, jazz, show tunes and
the occasional Irish ballad. His first performance at the age of 15 was playing ‘ Down by the Riverside’ on tenor banjo
at a Saturday night dinner dance in the hotel. He has been playing and performing ever since.