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The Tuesday Night Session:
Join us every other Tuesday night at the Barn for the popular Singers’ Session. Now in it’s 4th year the session brings singers and musicians from Saul/Downpatrick and as far away as Belfast for a great evening of songs and craic. The emphasis is on folk in its broadest sense – you’ll hear everything from Irish traditional songs to bluegrass and gospel.
It kicks off around 9pm and finishes when there’s no more songs to be sung.

Comments from Paddy’s Barn visitors’ book:

The Pockham Family
Ann Arbor, USA
‘beautiful music, great beer!’
Rita Genova
Palermo, Italy
‘lovable music & night’
Dennis & Maria Bergman
Toronto, Canada
‘We just stopped for directions and were treated so well we came back to eat great food – and came back for wonderful music’
Patricia McHenry
‘best evening we have ever had – music & food brilliant. We will be back’
May McHenry
‘another enjoyable night’s entertainment by wonderful musicians & warm hearted company’

The Tuesday night ‘regulars’ include:
Laura Plummer
Downpatrick-based singer-songwriter and member of trad trio ‘The Pluckin’ Squeezers’. Her CD ‘This corner of Lecale: a journey round St Patrick’s country’ was released in March 2008. visit her at
Pat McClenaghan
Belfast man Pat is known far and wide for his versions of Christy Moore songs but he is also partial to a bit of John Prine. He can be found most weekends singing in pubs in the Creeslough,/Dunfanaghy area of  Co Donegal where his favourite tipple is still rock shandy…
Dick Killen
Dunsford (Ardglass) man Dick is a mean picker of tunes and enjoys Chet Atkins & Hank Williams. Dick was a member of the popular 60’s folk trio ‘The Islanders’.
Helen Walkingshaw
Helen teams up with Dick for close harmony country-style songs.
Michael Murphy
Michael is a versatile chap – he can turn from a great ballad to a wild crowd-pleasing extravaganza at the drop of a hat – weem-ah-way!
Stephen Bradshaw
Stephen is another Christy Moore devotee adding flute and whistle to the mix.
Pete Stokes
Pete commutes between Newcastle (Co Down) and Cyprus where he sings and teaches diving in the summer months. He has a wide repertoire and is fond of The Eagles. His version of the Steve Harley hit ‘Come up and see me’ is legendary.

Photographs from the Tuesday night Session:
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Damian & Tracy
Dick & Helen
Michael & Deirdre
Pat & Laura
Patrica & Sean
Pete & Sandwhiches
Paddy's Barn & Paddy's Sleepy Orchard, 37a Mearne Road, Saul, Downpatrick, BT30 6SY
Audio: "The little hills of Saul" by Laura Plummer
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