Acous­tic evening

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Kenny Smith

A BBC ra­dio mu­sic award nom­i­nee is the lat­est act to come to Ruther­glen to per­form.

The lat­est Acous­tic Nights at the Meet­ing Place in Stonelaw Parish Church will see Cup O’Joe per­form­ing on Fri­day, June 12, start­ing at 7.30pm.

This is a spe­cial event at the Meet­ing Place as part of their UK tour.

Cup O’Joe, from County Ar­magh, North­ern Ire­land, are 2015 BBC R2 Young Folk Award nom­i­nees.

Made up of two broth­ers, Cup O’Joe com­prise Benjamin, Reuben and their sis­ter Tabitha, who play an en­er­getic style of blue­grass and gyp­sy­jazz mu­sic.

They’ve been brought up at­tend­ing mu­sic fes­ti­vals and con­certs from a young age. Reuben (18) plays gui­tar and man­dolin, Benjamin (20) plays up­right bass, and Tabitha (15) plays banjo and fid­dle. Close fam­ily har­monies can be heard through­out their mu­sic.

They have re­leased a first al­bum Rough Ter­rain, and play at fes­ti­vals and events through­out the year, and share their mu­sic with many dif­fer­ent peo­ple.

A spokesman for Stonelaw said: “This is a night not to be missed.”

Af­ter ap­pear­ing at the Open House Fes­ti­val in Belfast, one re­viewer said: “Even though they are still in their teens, their mu­si­cal skills and prow­ess will make even the most sea­soned mu­si­cian take no­tice.

“Reuben, Tabitha and Benjamin Agnew could be mis­taken for Amer­i­can-bor­nand- raised, but th­ese three Ar­magh lo­cals have merely caught a mu­si­cal wind from the West and made it their own.”

Cup O’Joe will be sup­ported by the Mairs Fam­ily Band on the night.

En­try is £5 (do­na­tion), and chil­dren go free. Cof­fee, tea and cakes are in­cluded.

Tuned in Ir­ish group Cup O’Joe are com­ing to Ruther­glen next week

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