Acoustic duo heading for town

Cordner and Rudolph
Cordner and Rudolph

AN experienced acoustic duo who have released nine albums and performed on the same show as Johnny Cash are heading for Hartlepool this week.

Cordner and Rudolph have been impressing crowds throughout the world with their contemporary Irish folk sound for more than 20 years.

Multi-instrumentalist Jean-Pierre Rudolph and Irish singer songwriter Rodney Cordner have performed on more than 50 television shows in 18 different countries as part of various world tours since they first teamed up in 1981.

The talented pair have concentrated on solo work over the past few years but agreed to a mini tour UK tour throughout this month.

And first up for the duo is a headline slot at The Fishermans Arms, in Southgate, on the Headland, this Friday, June 6. Admission is free for the gig, which will get underway at 8pm, although music fans are being urged to get to the pub early to ensure they don’t miss out.

David Taylor, one of the leaders at the Headland Baptist Church, organises various acoustic gigs at the church and is close friend of one of Cordner and Rudolph’s management team.

He was delighted to discover the duo would be willing to make the trip north to play in Hartlepool but decided The Fish would be a better venue for the gig than the church.

David said: “The Fishermans Arms has developed into one of the best venues in the area for acoustic gigs.

“It’s a real coup to get Cordner and Rudolph to come and play in the town.

“I think the walls will need to be elastic to fit everyone in, we’re expecting a big turn out.”