Strong Ale

Something’s brewing – ex-pats Brian Armstrong and Martin Dale bang out the folk music of Ireland, Scotland, England and America with harmony vocals, banjo, mandolin, mandola, guitar and heaps of humour. Sing a sea shanty, dance a jig, stamp your feet or out-stare your stout to a ballad. 50% folk music 50% entertainment. 100% proof.

Brian Armstrong:
Banjo, Mandolin, Mandola, Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals

Martin Dale:
Guitar, 12-string guitar, Bouzouki, Harmonica, Bass, Vocals

Now based in Denmark, both are highly experienced full-time musicians with 70 years gigging, touring and recording experience between them. Comfortable on any stage, from the pub or folk club to the festival or stadium, they are able to engage any audience with their humour, charisma and musicianship.

2014 saw their first album release: a collection of mostly Irish folk classics entitled “The Beaten Track”.

The latest project is a Sea Shanty and Maritime Music show entitled “Songs From The Seas” aimed at Maritime museums, schools, folk clubs, festivals and concert venues