In 2024 Ralph will celebrate his 80th birthday, and to mark his special year he will be recording a new album with some of Ireland’s finest artists in a unique collaboration that affirms his connection with and love for the music and culture of Ireland. Ralph will perform at next year’s TradFest with some of Ireland’s most celebrated artists and musicians from his new album.
One of the great storytellers, Ralph McTell, is known for his virtuoso guitar style, he is primarily a prolific and gifted songwriter. With a style that invites you into a unique world, he weaves a narrative that is both significant and poignant. Ralph made his debut in 1968 with the album ‘Eight Frames a Second’ and in 1974 the release of ‘Streets of London’ earned him an Ivor Novello Award. In 2002 he was presented with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.