A FOUNDING member of Solas, one of the pre-eminent Irish-American bands of the last 20 years, will bring his new group, The Seamus Egan Project, to Swaledale later this month, fresh from headlining at the Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow.

Seamus Egan is a multi-instrumentalist who has put his mark on the sound of the Irish flute, tenor banjo, guitar, mandolin, tin whistle, and low whistle, amongst others, and has composed soundtracks for numerous documentaries and films.

For this tour, he is teaming up with Kyle Sanna on guitar, Owen Marshall on guitar, mandolin and banjo and Lúnasa’s Trevor Hutchinson on double bass.

The Seamus Egan Project will be appearing at Reeth Memorial Hall on Friday, January 24. Doors open at 7.30pm for an 8pm start. Tickets, which are £15 in advance (£17 on the door) and half price for under-16s half price, are on sale at Reeth Post Office, call John Little on 01748 884759 or email memorialhall@swaledale.org.