Carey Lunan, John Hardman and Marty Fay are three parts of Firefly Fortyfive. In addition to writing and performing their own material they play, and are inspired by an eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary folk, with an irreverent dash of 70s American west-coast harmony-infused country rock. Yeah baby! With Carey on vocal, flute and mandola, Marty on vocals and guitar and John on guitar and percusson, their set often includes interpretations of songs by Joni Mitchell, Sandy Denny, Tim Tuckley, Gillian Welch and CSNY amonst others.
They will be joined in the second half by friends and singer-songwriters, Karen Dietz and Richard Klein.
Karen is a versatile and inspiring teacher, writer, performer, and leader of singing workshops and weekends. She leads three community choirs and brings a wealth of experience and different musical cultures, including American, Mexican, and Scottish, to her work. Literature and poetry often provides the inspiration to Richard’s work, including a collection of songs based on the poetry of Federico Garcia Lorca. More recently, he and Karen have collaborated on a collection of songs based on local histories around Dunbar where they both live.
They are a fine combination, both in the way their voices compliment one another and in their exquisite guitar and banjo arrangements.