IRISH SINGER and guitarist John Doyle was the latest artist to perform at The Garret Sessions, a series of monthly folk, roots and acoustic music-dinner concerts which have been taking place at the Queens Head pub in Fyfield, Essex since April 2013.
Tyrone man Gerry Logue came up with the concept while having dinner at the pub with his friend, the Irish singer Brendan Quinn. He felt the loft area of the pub would make a great venue for live music, and why not combine this with the excellent food on offer at the Queen's Head. The Garret, which is French for loft, is a very intimate and ambient room with excellent acoustics that is perfect for the sessions.
Gerry runs a company based in the Essex village that specialises in the design and installation of audio, video, AV and stage lighting systems. Through this, and his own love of music, he has built up a large network on contacts in the music industry. Performances at The Garret Sessions over the past 2½ years have included highly acclaimed national and international musicians and singer songwriters from the world of folk and roots music.
Forthcoming gigs include Damien O Kane on October 15th, The Henry Girls on November 3rd and Artisan Row on December 2nd, offering a unique opportunity to appreciate live music with great food and wine in the comfort of a traditional English country pub.