Tyrone band All Folk'd Up return to Belfast stage following tragic death of their guitarist

All Folk'd Up will take to the stage of Belfast's Mandela Hall on St Patrick's Day
Jenny Lee

Tyrone band All Folk’d Up make a poignant return to Belfast on St Patrick’s night to perform at the Mandela Hall, five months after the tragic death of their guitarist Barry Mohan.

The 28-year old Aughnacloy father-of-one passed away following a road collision last October lorry in Co Armagh, near the village of Middletown.

The six-piece folk rock band was formed by Pauric Mohan, while the singer was studying for his music degree in Dublin. Pauric quickly called upon the services of younger brother Barry who added a newfound pumping energy with his punchy bass lines and vocal harmonies.

Pauric says the band has still not come to terms with Barry’s absence and always feels his presence.

“Barry’s musical contribution along with his bubbly personality was immense in the band and each night we go on stage we think about him and the respect he commanded, both from the other All Folk’d Up members, and our audiences. He was such a popular musician, on the top of his game and loved what he done.”

To coincide with the St Patrick’s gig, All Folk’d Up are set to release a traditional tune called ‘Paddy’s Jig’ featuring acoustic guitar from the late Barry, recorded before his death.

“We are really looking forward to our show in Mandela Hall, and playing our new song to mark St Patrick’s Day with Barry’s instrumental playing live behind us, will be something the band and I will never forget,” adds Pauric.

All Folk’d Up perform at Mandela Hall, Belfast this St. Patrick’s Night. Tickets are available now from