Thursday, 18 September 2014

Double Bill - Buddy Mondlock (USA) and Dan Walsh (UK) - LIVE in Mick Murphy's, Sept 22 2014


Monday Sept 22 sees a super Double bill for BAG. US singersongwriter Buddy Mondlock returns, with his lifelong friend and super fretless bass player Mike Lindauer; they will be joined on the bill by a young singer/songwriter, and banjo sensation from the UK, Dan Walsh. Both acts will play full sets. Doors 8:30pm, Gig 9:15pm. Admission is €15 at the door.


Buddy Mondlock & Mike Lindauer have toured Ireland most years for much of the past 20 years, and are amongst BAG's most favourite acts. Buddy Mondlock is one of the great songwriters of our time, and his work has been recorded by artists such as Janis Ian, Art Garfunkel, Garth Brooks, and many more. http://www.buddymondlock.com/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jO9Plwt3qs 
www.buddymondlock.com


Dan Walsh is a super talented young Banjo/Guitar player, and singer/songwriter, from Staffordshire, UK. Returning for his second BAG appearance; if its like his first, he'll wow the crowd, for sure! http://www.danwalshbanjo.co.uk/ 










Saturday, 13 September 2014

CANCELLED DUE TO ILLNESS - Ed Deane & Eamon Murray - LIVE in Mick Murphy's - Monday, Sept 15


Unfortunately, Ed Deane has come down with severe laryngitis and cannot perform tonight; we hope to reschedule for a future date.

Way back in the 60's a fantastic young band hit the scene with a bang, they we're called Blues House and two of its members were then school friends Ed Deane and Eamon Murray. Now all these years later these two talented musicians are playing together again as a very exciting duo. They play BAG at Mick Murphy's, Ballymore Eustace, Co. Kildare on Monday Sept. 15. Doors 8:30pm. Admission is €12 at the door.

Eamon Murray
Ed Deane
Ed Deane one of Irelands leading guitarist who is a renowned blues musician, specializing in Slide and the Lap steel guitar and a fine singer.
The list of who he played with in London is endless; Granny’s Intentions and then with the Woods Band, Bees Make Honey who cut an album produced by Nick Lowe. The very popular Juice on the Loose with Ron Kavana and Geraint Watkins. He recorded and toured with Frankie Miller.
For much of the 90's Ed worked with the blues diva Dana Gillespie, then with Chris Jagger, Paul Jones, Shane McGowan and later with Bap Kennedy and Nick Lowe.
Ed appeared in the Mike Figgis movie ‘Stormy Sunday’. He contributed substantially to the soundtrack and was the only featured guitarist apart from B.B. King.
Ed has also played on the soundtracks of the films ‘Leaving Las Vegas’ and ‘Serendipity’.
Ed returned to Ireland 10 years ago and has recored his first solo, instrumental CD 'Slideshow' to critical acclaim on the Blue Navigator label in 2006., with his band 'The Ed Deane Band'.

Eamon Murray is one of Ireland's top harmonica players, an excellent tenor sax player, who is also a good singer.

He has worked with too many line ups to mention including Emotional Fish, Luka Bloom, Rocky de Valera and The Rhythm Kings, The Cajun Kings, Chris Meehan and his Redneck Friends, and his own band Fattenin' Frogs for Snakes.

In the last few years Eamon has recorded with Jimmy McCarthy, Luka Bloom, Nigel Mooney and Clannad and of course with Ed as a member of The Ed Deane band.

He has worked on a number of film sound tracks including the award winning ' Kings'.


With outstanding guitar, sax and harmonica, solo and harmony vocalists – they tackle an intriguing selection of some of their own material and songs from such tunesmiths as Skip James,Buddy Guy,Bobby Charles and Little Walter Jacobs.

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Peter Doran - LIVE in Mick Murphy's - September 8th

http://peterdoran.bandcamp.com/

Mullingar native Peter Doran has been attracting much attention since arriving on the Irish music scene some years ago. His music, often described -  not inaccurately - as soulful folk-pop, bears witness to many influences, contemporary and old-school, but it has a voice all of it own.
Peter makes his BAG Debut in Mick Murphy's, Ballymore Eustace, on Monday, Sept 8th. Doors 8:30pm; Gig 9:15pm sharp. Admission is €12 at the door.



http://arbutusyarns.net/2014/08/21/a-day-well-spent-with-peter-doran/ - for a flavour of what this young man is all about.

Peter Doran is about to release his new record - 'Outlines' - and you can read the first review of the record here:  http://www.folkradio.co.uk/2014/09/peter-doran-outlines/

Sunday, 31 August 2014

BAG Autumn Schedule

BAG - Ballymore Acoustic Gigs

LIVE Music in Mick Murphy's, Ballymore Eustace, Co. Kildare.
(All gigs are Monday nights - Doors 8:30pm; Gig 9:15pm; Adm: €12 - unless otherwise stated, or advertised)

SEPTEMBER
8th - PETER DORAN (IRL)
15th - ED DEANE & EAMON MURRAY (IRL)
22nd - DOUBLE BILL - DAN WALSH (UK) and BUDDY MONDLOCK & MIKE LINDAUER (USA) - €15
29th - MATT ANDERSEN (CAN)

OCTOBER
6th - ROD PICOTT (USA)
13th - GER WOLFE (IRL)
20th - GREG TROOPER (USA)
27th - NO GIG - BANK HOLIDAY

NOVEMBER
3rd - THE LOST BROTHERS (IRL) (€15)
10th - PAT COLDRICK (IRL)
17th - CAM PENNER & JON WOOD (USA)
24th - tbc

DECEMBER
1st - PETUNIA (CAN)
8th - CASEY BLACK (USA)
12th (FRIDAY) 'VIBE FOR LARRY' - Annual BAG Christmas Bash of music, song and yarns - all welcome, no cover charge.

Friday, 4 July 2014

Ferguson and Ferguson (USA) - Live in Mick Murphy's, July 14

Gary Ferguson returns to BAG, in the company of a second Gary Ferguson, on Monday July 14, for what will be the last gig of the summer, Doors 8:30pm; Admission €12.

http://www.gunnysacksongs.com/ferguson_and_ferguson/

Irish audiences are known for their love of American folk, country and bluegrass music, a fact Gary Ferguson discovered on his first tour of Ireland and Northern Ireland in 2005. Ferguson has toured in Ireland every year since then, working with such Irish musicians as Mick Hanly, Charlie McGettigan, Frankie Lane, Janet Holmes and Colin Henry at folk clubs, pubs and arts centers throughout the land. His upcoming July 2014 Irish tour marks his tenth trip here, and to commemorate the milestone, he’s going to tour Ireland and Northern Ireland with none other than…Gary Ferguson. That’s Gary Alan Ferguson, a renowned bluegrass and country musician from the state of Virginia who’s worked with such artists as Donna Fargo and the Knoxville Grass. Ferguson & Ferguson are excited to perform together and bring their songs to new audiences this summer!

Gary Gene Ferguson (guitar, lead vocals), a longtime resident of southeastern Pennsylvania, is a singer, songwriter and guitarist who’s been a mainstay of the bluegrass and Americana scenes since the 1980s. In addition to the Gary Ferguson Band, Gary has recorded or performed with such distinguished bluegrass musicians as Ronnie McCoury, Robbie McCoury, Mike Auldridge, Alan O’Bryant, Ron Stewart and Jimmy Gaudreau.

www.gunnysacksongs.com

Gary Alan Ferguson (lead guitar, vocals), a nativeof Fredericksburg, Virginia, who now lives in the Washington, D.C. area, is an engaging singer, songwriter and versatile multi instrumentalist whose music blends influences from rock, soul and gospel to folk, jazz, country and bluegrass. He plays acoustic and electric guitar, mandolin, upright bass, electric bass, keyboards and percussion instruments. His performance and/or recording credits include the Knoxville Grass, Donna Fargo, Claire Lynch, John Starling, the Virginia Squires and many others.

www.eastofmonroe.com

- See more at: http://www.gunnysacksongs.com/ferguson_and_ferguson/#sthash.IICjWukD.dpuf

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Cormac O'Caoimh - Live in Mick Murphy's, Monday July 7th


http://www.cormacocaoimh.net/

Mick Murphy's, Ballymore Eustace, Co. Kildare, Monday, July 7. Doors 8:30pm; Gig 9:15pm.

Debut BAG appearance for Cork singer/songwriter Cormac O Caoimh,  who has just released his new album, 'The Moon Loses Its Memory', to critical acclaim (see reviews below). A smooth, jazz/indie pop infused vocal and guitar style, is my best stab at descriptive terms for Cormac O'Caoimh's sound. Subtle, thoughtful lyrics, and that smooth, honeyed delivery, make his material a joy to the listening ear. Quite simply, it draws you in, and holds you there; where you are only too willing to give your full attention.
O Caoimh has picked up some well-known admirers along the way including Ron Sexsmith and Tom Robinson (BBC) and has shared the stage with fellow luminaries; Damien Rice (in the Paradiso, Amsterdam), Declan O Rourke, Josh Rouse to name but a few.

Early moon loses its memory reviews:

"Cormac's songs are like little sculptures... considered, shaped and honed into things of beauty that find their way to your soul."
- Fiachna Ó Braonáin (Hothouse Flowers)

“Cormac O’ Caoimh’s songwriting is akin to that of the ‘80s school of wordsmiths such as Lloyd Cole, Paddy McAloon and even Elvis Costello....a songwriter to be reckoned with" - Hot Press

Videos here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgJGaIf9B-M



Wednesday, 25 June 2014

EDISONS - Live in Mick Murphy's - June 30

EDISONS play Mick Murphy's, Ballymore Eustace, Co. Kildare, Monday June 30. Doors 8:30pm, Adm: €12

EDISONS is comprised of Pete Fagan, and Fran King -two superb Irish songwriters, and musicians.
Each having a long and credible musical pedigree, they came together to form this original outfit in 2013.
With a debut album, 'Little Bohemia' just released to critical acclaim, Edisons is a band with a contemporary Americana sound evocative of the landscape conjured up by album track 'Badlands'.
The album, I should point out, is a collection of songs inspired by the life, love, and death of notorious gangster John Dillinger at the Little Bohemia resort in Wisconsin, USA. Interesting inspiration; expertly realised, well crafted songs.

Highly recommended.



Videos:
'Evelyn' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jik93TAEwJ4
'Badlands' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOwgdC-AHnA
'A Change' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cs43u6upW3A
'When The Morning Comes' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h02oq8on8X4