Folk troubadour Joe in town

Joe Giltrap is performing at the Library Theatre
Joe Giltrap is performing at the Library Theatre

Irish folk music hero Joe Giltrap comes to Luton next week for an intimate acoustic gig.

The Kildare-born singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist will be performing at Luton Library Theatre on Saturday September 5 at 7.30pm.

The show, called ‘Joe Giltrap – Folk Troubadour’, will provide audiences with a range of Celtic folk songs from traditional to contemporary, all performed in his own distinctive style.

Joe has an acclaimed career spanning over four decades and was a founder member of Irish Mist. He is one of the few people ever to have recorded with American folk legend Tom Paxton and is a regular contributor to the music reviews for national paper The Irish Post.

Ellen Waghorn, Creative Producer of Luton Library Theatre said: “We are really excited to have such a talented and well known Irish musician performing here and the evening is set to be a fantastic journey through Celtic music and a masterclass in folk musicianship.”

Joe has been described as “the thinking man’s Celtic musician” by Nick Dalton in the Sunday Express, as “a magnificent singer with a warm and passionate voice” by Massimo Ferro in Italian publication La Voce, and as playing a “wonderfully diverse mix of Celtic roots” by Time Out.

Tickets cost £12 or £10 for concessions.

Call 01582 878100 or visit www.lutonculture.com for more information or to book tickets.