Saturday, 5 October 2013
Friday, 27 September 2013
BAG is delighted to have Catfish Keith in for two shows next week:
Monday, Sept. 30 - Mick Murphy's Bar, Ballymore Eustace, Co. Kildare; Doors 8:30pm.
Tuesday, Oct. 1 - Upstairs at Cunninghams, Kildare Town; Doors 8pm. www.cunninghamskildare.com
Admission to both gigs is just €12 at the door.
Wednesday, 24 July 2013
But rest assured, I'm busy putting together a programme of shows for the autumn/winter months, to bring the very best of singer/songwriters from Ireland and overseas to listening audiences in the County Kildare area.
Full details will appear here and elsewhere (Facebook - www.facebook.com/BallymoreAcousticGigs & mailing list - email@example.com to get added) to let you know what's coming. In the meantime, here's some highlights to look forward to:
Monday Sept. 2 - Freddie White - Mick Murphy's, Ballymore Eustace.
Tuesday Sept. 3 - Freddie White - Upstairs at Cunninghams, Kildare Town
Monday Sept 9 - Buddy Mondlock - Mick Murphy's, Ballymore.
Monday October 7 - Ben Reel - Mick Murphy's, Ballymore.
Monday October 14 - Double Bill - Josh Harty and Amelia Curran - Mick Murphy's, Ballymore
Thursday Oct 17 - Double Bill - Amelia Curran and Otis Gibbs - Upstairs at Cunningham's.
There'll be much more announced in the coming weeks. Meantime, you could while away whole days checking out these fine artistes' websites!
Saturday, 29 June 2013
Wednesday, 19 June 2013
Canadian Bluesman, Matt Andersen returns to BAG @ Mick Murphy's Bar in Ballymore Eustace, Co. Kildare on Monday June 24. Doors 8:30; Gig 9:15pm Sharp. Admission: €12 on the door.
Last year when Matt played BAG, he was a sensation. Powerful vocals backed by seriously accomplished guitar accompaniement, Matt Andersen is a mightily impressive performer. His current album 'Coal Mining Blues' has received much praise, and I can add mine to it: It's superb! Here's a link to the Biography on Matt's website, where you can read about his background, and his music.
Still relatively unknown in Ireland, Matt Andersen is a big deal in his native Canada, playing larger theatres and auditoriums and selling them out.
So, come on out on Monday and witness a powerhouse of contemporary Blues at the height of his powers.
Wednesday, 15 May 2013
Singer/songwriter/guitarist extraordinaire Cara Luft is that rare artist steeped in folk and traditional roots music almost from birth yet willing to alter that fabric, stretch the boundaries, not afraid to bend genres, styles and integrate what others might regard as a disparate set of influences. Her music has been described as “a rich roots travelogue whose traditional heart beats with a wholly contemporary pulse spanning the distance between the mists of English folk balladry and Middle East mysticism, through to the Mississippi Delta and the rustic wonders of the Appalachian Hills, with a certain fearless reverence and no small amount of soul.” (Ottawa Xpress) Americana UK declares her “a consummate performer. Unlike so many singer-songwriters, Luft’s music has an urgency that can’t be denied.” Critics have drawn comparisons to Julie Miller, June Tabor, Gillian Welch, Linda Thompson and even Brit folk-rockers Pentangle.
Friday, 26 April 2013
For videos, etc. check the website:
The Irish Times described this Irish duo thus: "Sounds like the ghost of Hank Williams whispering a secret to The Everly Brothers" - I'd say that's pretty spot on.
I simply use the word "superb" to describe the sounds these two young guys produce with the aid of just two guitars and two beautiful vocals. Accomplished musicianship, and tight vocal harmonies... yes, superb.
Here's some background: