Please note that due to the latest government guidelines only those in possession of a COVID vaccination cert will be admitted unless patrons can provide proof of exemption.Join us for a night of Trad with The Craic Pots featuring Paul 'Spooner' Cullen, Roger “Mac” McGuire and Paul “Ruxpin” Doyle.Paul “Spooner” Cullen is a native of Wexford town. By day, he works in retail, but his passion is for Irish folk music. A keen follower of many performers, Spooner is probably one of the biggest Christy Moore fans in the world. Paul started playing Bodhran at the age of 21 and took to it like a duck to water. His ability to make this simply constructed instrument sound like an array of different hand drums is a joy to hear. Paul has been playing on the pub session scene for 11+ years now and has covered many kilometres up and down the country playing at all sorts of events, from pub gigs, to birthday parties to weddings. For years, Paul played with Daithi Kavanagh & friends every Sunday night in Maggie May’s… a very popular session with the locals. He’s no stranger to The Arts Centre stage, having played here before with the aforementioned Daithi & Friends. Outside of music, Spooner is a keen follower of sport, loves snooker and is a dab hand at breads and cakes. Roger “Mac” McGuire is also a native of Wexford town, a place he holds very dear to his heart. The youngest of a family of 12, Roger worked at various jobs in his earlier days until he finally “gave in” and became a full-time musician. Having been a member of a couple of different bands over the years, Roger now primarily gigs on the pub/hotel circuit as a solo Irish folk & ballad performer. In the past, Mac has travelled the length & breadth of the country playing gigs but has also been fortunate enough to travel to such places as Germany, Cyprus, the UK and the USA to perform in various different types of venues and events. Being highly influenced by the songs he performs, Roger has composed some of his own songs, in the traditional style. “I wish I was in Wexford Town” and “One for the road” are probably his most popular. Roger is a multi-instrumentalist, but predominantly in live shows plays the acoustic guitar for its “flexibility in accompanying the different songs”. Outside of music, Roger is a keen social cyclist & can often be seen around the country roads on his bike. He also enjoys camping, fishing, walking and pretty much most things to do with being outdoors. Roger lives in Wexford town with his wife, Sheila, to whom he attributes most of his recent success. “Without her unwavering support, I’d have given up years ago.” Their 4 adult children are a constant source of pride for them. Paul “Ruxpin” Doyle is a native of Ferrycarrig, just outside of Wexford Town. He is an accomplished musician who plays numerous instruments, but the tin whistle is his instrument of choice. The whistle is a humble instrument, available to all, but when in the hands of a virtuoso like Paul, this humble instrument can hypnotise the audience…transporting them to “another place”. Paul has played for years on the local & national pub/hotel scene and like the others, has many. Many kilometres under his belt. He also did a stint in the USA, playing a tour based out of Columbus, Georgia. Not only is Paul a great player of tunes, but he has also composed some beautiful pieces for the whistle, which, when played alongside some of the old traditional tunes, blend in seamlessly. Outside of music, Paul runs a very successful tiling business. He is very passionate about football, and is often seen wearing the colours of his beloved Chelsea FC. Paul remains to this day in his beloved Ferrycarrig, living with his fiancée, Linda and their 2 children.
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