Ards International Guitar Festival 2017

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Tony Villiers and the Villains in Concert


Tony Villiers And The Villains have recently been causing a bit of a stir with their unique blend of folk-blues originals, and a series of live performances that underpin the passion and bite of Villiers’ material.

The songs, which have received numerous awards in the US and are described by BBC’s Ralph McLean simply as ‘Superb’, are beautifully complemented by the fine musicianship of The Villains: special guest Anthony Toner on guitar, Aidan McGillian on percussion and Kevin Mahoney on bass guitar.

With influences ranging from Bob Dylan, Leadbelly and Jimmy Reed to Lou Reed, Hank Williams and Woody Guthrie, this promises to be an unmissable evening of real music.

‘Dylan and The Band in Big Pink… after a couple of bottles of red’ – Trevor Hodgett, R2 magazine

‘Superb songwriting rooted in a great tradition’ – Ralph McLean