David Lennon presents The Bard of Ballysallagh
David Lennon has been a stalwart of the local County Down folk scene for over 35 years. An All-Ireland medallist he draws from a rich repertoire of traditional Ulster song and in particular those of County Down.
He is a popular and avuncular host who accompanies himself on guitar and mandola.
“Loud laughter and prolonged applause are the rewards earned by Bangor stalwart Davy Lennon for his muscular singing and storytelling…. his rich voice adds charm and authenticity to his landmark historical narratives” – BBC Northern Ireland.
“David Lennon’s Bard of Ballysallagh show was my personal highlight of the summer’s Open House Festival – totally unique and very special”.
“Davy Lennon’s knowledge of local history combined with his musical talent and mesmerising storytelling, makes the Bard of Ballysallagh a must see show”. – Open House Festival
David’s show The Bard of Ballysallagh focusses on the songs and poetry of Hugh McWilliams who lived in Bangor between 1800-1816. During this time he wrote many songs including the internationally famous “When a Mans in Love”. This song was one of the most popular songs in England during the 19th century and is sung throughout the world.