Jason Carter’s 10 Days in North Korea -video & book

Jason Carter, one of the star performers at the AAMF 2015, sent the following message…

Dear friends,

 I decided to make a short video response to the situation in North Korea. Some of you will know that I spent 10 days in Pyongyang giving concerts there and this response is based upon my experience as a musician and music as a platform for intercultural dialogue.

A book will follow in the next couple of weeks, which aims to give a slightly different perspective based upon my experiences in North Korea. Info on the book will follow shortly.

Thanks in advance for watching and please feel free to share!

 With best wishes from Jason Carter

‘Playing by Heart’ concert on Thurs. 26th Jan. at the Sands Club

joan-mceldowney-at-aamf-2014Mark your calendars for what promises to be a very entertaining evening of music…

On Thursday, 26th January Joan McEldowney, Atlanta Cecilia, and Desert Groove will be joining forces at the Sands Golf Club, Al Ain, to share some of their favorite songs with us, and we can’t wait!atlanta-firth-in-studio

The concert is called “Playing by Heart”. The music starts at 8:30 pm., and there will be no cover charge.desert-groove-band
Don’t miss this chance to hear and to support your local musicians!

Mandolin player joins the bill for ‘Folk Night’ on Friday, 11th Nov.

paul-nancarrowPaul Nancarrow is joining the bill for the AAMF 2016 ‘Folk Night on Friday, 11th November at the Sands Club, Al Ain. Paul will be playing his mandolin alongside of Joan McEldowney. They will cover an Eddie Vedder song from the movie, “Into the Wild“; a Strumbellas’ song; and songs from Joan’s own album, “Storm“.

Formerly a lecturer at Queen’s University, Belfast, Paul is now an Associate Professor at the American University of Sharjah.

Atlanta Firth set for AAMF 2016 ‘Folk Evening’ -Friday, 11th Nov.

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We are very pleased to announce that Atlanta Firth will be performing at the AAMF 2016 ‘Folk Evening on Friday, 11th November!

Singer songwriter Atlanta has written and performed her original music, a blend of Blues, Jazz, Soul and Folk, in live music venues in Melbourne, Australia, and London, UK. She is now living in Al Ain.

atlanta-firth-with-guitarCollaborative projects have seen her work with renowned Jazz and Classical Australian musicians Nick Tsiavos and Peter Neville on two cross-cultural recordings centred round the poetry of activist poet Abidya from Indonesia.

Atlanta Cecilia’s debut album ‘North‘, draws upon her love of spoken word poetry. Her ‘North‘ songs can be sampled at:-http://atlantacecilia.bandcamp.com/releases

Atlanta Firth will share the ‘Folk Evening‘ stage with singer and guitarist, James Bradley, from Belfast, and our AAMF 2016 Director, Joan McEldowney.

Skreemin’ Egulz make Al Ain debut on 27th Oct. at the Sands Club

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The Biker Rock and Blues Band, Skreemin’ Egulz, will make their debut in Al Ain on Thursday, 27th October – ‘Fright Night – at the Sands Club.

skreemin-egulz-3The Skreemin’ Egulz members are Craig on vocals, Scotty on guitar, Justin on guitar, Andy on bass, and Christoph on drums. Background information on this band is available at:- http://www.skreemin-egulz.com/the-band/

Local band, Desert Groove, play on ‘Fright Night‘, too.
The Desert Groove members are Lisa on vocals, Gerard on guitar, David on bass and Zsolt on drums. Their background information is available at:-http://www.desertgroove.com/who.html

They will be joined on the bill by singer/guitarist and AAMF 2016 Director, Joan McEldowney, on this pre-festival Halloween-themed night.

The live music starts at 8:30 pm and runs through till midnight.
Admission is free!