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Mike and Ruthy (of the Mammals)

March 24, 2023
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ACOUSTIC MUSIC AT MONTROSE PLAYHOUSE PRESENTS
MIKE AND RUTHY of THE MAMMALS


Tuesday, 11th April; 8.p.m. (Doors open 7.30.p.m.)


Cinema 3, Montrose Playhouse.


Tickets : £12.00 (On Door or can be reserved by emailing
kenneth@fivefurlongs.plus .com )

Mike Merenda and Ruth Ungar are the creative heart of The Mammals, the
Folk Rock band from New York State, whose Concert at Celtic Connections in
Glasgow in 2018 is still remembered as a memorable magical celebration.
When not on the road with The Mammals, Mike and Ruthy take their
harmony-driven fiddle, guitar and banjo show out around the world, most
recently to Australia. Anais Mitchell has described Mike and Ruthy as a
“national treasure”.


Mike Merenda’s songs paint word pictures; “Sunshiner”, which simultaneously
honoured the past and looked to the future, won an International Folk Award
Song of the Year nomination. Mike was permitted privileged access to the
Woody Guthrie archive to complete/re-work an unfinished piece, the
outstanding “My New York City”.


Ruth Ungar has an outstanding vocal style, ranging from a capella balladry to
earthy soul and country. She learned fiddle at a young age, her father being
fiddler/compose, Jay Ungar, best known for “Ashokan Farewell”, which Ruth
enjoys performing.


Admission is £12.00, payable at the Door, or tickets can be reserved by
emailing kenneth@fivefurlongs.plus.com.

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