The Garret Sessions

A series of folk, roots and acoustic music-dinner concerts

The dinner concerts are a unique opportunity for those who appreciate live music, with good food and wine, in the comfort of a traditional English country pub. The performances will include highly acclaimed national & international musicians and singer songwriters from the world of folk & roots music.

The artistes will cover a diverse range of genres including Folk, Gypsy Jazz, Celtic & Traditional, performing Polkas, Jigs, Reels and Ballads a plenty, with tunes, songs and stories from around the world. The venue for the concerts is The Garret, a very intimate and ambient room with excellent acoustics and a “living room” feeling that is perfect for the Sessions.

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The Queens Head, Fyfield, Essex, CM5 0RY. Tel: 01277 899231


Upcoming Garret Sessions

Wednesday 23th September, 2015
John Doyle (IRE)

John Doyle, world-class acoustic guitarist of traditional Irish music

John Doyle, world-class acoustic guitarist of traditional Irish music


John Doyle performing “The Arabic” -

What the press says…

“Doyle on guitar has risen to a level occupied by him alone. No one in Irish traditional music is a better guitarist than he is right now. His chops, always assured and adroit, have now entered a rarefied zone of inspired, instinctive, in-the-moment creativity that made me gasp in awe and for breath. In my Wall Street Journal article on him this past March, I described John as one of the world’s best acoustic guitarists. I now think that may be an understatement. In addition, his vocal delivery and his songwriting have never been more impressive, reaching an apogee in “The Arabic”, where his singing and guitar accompaniment (this is really a misnomer: his self-backing and instrumental fills and runs on guitar constituted a tour de force in and of themselves) on his own song were unforgettable. What are they putting in the potable water where John resides that has made him so mind-vaultingly good?” – Earle Hitchner, The Wall Street Journal and formerly the Irish Echo

“A complete rhythm section all on his own.” – Chicago Tribune

“More talent than anybody deserves to have all to themselves.” – Philadelphia News

“Few rhythm guitarists demand the spotlight, but Doyle’s super-powered accompaniment in trad-music settings is a marvel.” – Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers, Acoustic Guitar Magazine