This will be a special one-off performance by Andy Irvine, streamed live from Somerville MA.
This is one of the most anticipated concerts in the series to date. Andy Irvine is truly an icon of traditional and now, contemporary Irish music. As a member of Sweeny’s Men, then Planxty, and most recently Patrick Street, his ensemble playing has created its own unique style of approach to the music. As a solo artist, his original songs have simply become part of the tradition, and his collaborations with Paul Brady, and Dick Gaughan are the recordings of legend.
Opening for Andy, will be a duo from the Bay Area, amazing mandolin and guitar and vocals. Marla Fibish and Bruce Victor. (Marla released one of my fav string albums with Corkman, Jimmy Crowley a few years ago, which first brought her to my attention).
The Burren Backroom Series, launched in October of 2011, has already created many memorable, intimate, informal presentations. These shows are held in a truly atmospheric space, created by well-known traditional musicians Tommy & Louise McCarthy in Davis Square, Somerville, Masachusetts.
Hosted by Brian O’Donovan of A “A Celtic Sojurn” on WGBH radio, these gatherings feature core performers from many aspects of traditional music as well as special guests, & conversations around the music.
SALUTE TO EUGENE
THE LOST BROTHERS
LIAM O MAOINLAI
JOE & STEVE WALL of “The Stunning”
PETE CUMMINS and Band
With special guests on the night.
On June 24th 2012 journalist Eugene Moloney was assaulted on his way home. In the unprovoked attack a single blow to the to the back of the head by his assailant killed him and he died on Camden Street. The killer was sentenced to five years in jail for manslaughter with two years suspended.
Eugene was a huge music fan. He had been a music journalist for Independent Newspapers and was working as a freelance journalist for The Irish Daily Mail at the time of his death. He was a friend to many media colleagues and musicians.
A group of these musicians are celebrating Eugene’s life with a concert in Whelans. It will take place on the second anniversary of his tragic and untimely death, June 24th 2014.
€15 available online from WAV Tickets [Lo-Call 1890 200 078] (50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings)
Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required.
AFTER THE GIG
Whelan’s DJ w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm (Free Entry)
Whelan’s, 25 Wexford St.