Raised on Songs & Stories

irish balladeer

Derry Public Library is happy to welcome the return of popular local Irish Balladeer, Paul Carroll at the Library Monday evening, March 30, at 6:30 pm.

Paul grew up in Dublin during the ballad boom of the sixties when the pubs were packed with folk singers and ballad groups.  It is there that he found a love for the music and songs that were to be part of his life.

He credits his mother for giving him the gift of song.  She was a fine singer in her own right and he remembers fondly the “hooleys” in the house.

Paul emigrated to Australia in the early 70’s but he never strayed very far from the music, singing in the folk clubs of Sydney, Perth and Melbourne. During his time in Melbourne he was a founding member of the Celtic band, Poteen, who were Australia’s premiere Celtic band, sharing the stage with icons like Eric Bogle, The Dubliners, The Furey’s and Boys of the Lough.

Paul has made his home in New Hampshire, for nearly 25 years.  His latest CD is called “The Road You Take”.

Don’t miss this great entertainment program at Derry Public Library, Monday, March 30, at 6:30 pm. Come prepared to tap your toes and enjoy the music presented by this talented local musician! For a sampling, you can visit his web site at www.pjcarroll.com.

Registration is not required. Call the Library at 432-6140 for more information.

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