05 June 2012

NTB at Croc an Oir, 23 June 2012

John Bermingham of Croc an Oir (above) announces:

The Niall Toner Band gave a memorable performance at Croc an Oir last year and we are delighted to welcome them back for more of the same on Saturday 23 June. Niall has been to the forefront of bluegrass music in Ireland for many years and is also well known for his broadcasting work. In his Roots Freeway programme on RTÉ Radio 1, Niall has given many favourable mentions to Croc an Oir and always plays works by our featured artists.

The other members of the band - Clem O'Brien on guitar/vocals and Dick Gladney on double bass - are also highly acclaimed musicians. Together they perform a mixture of original bluegrass tunes and songs, as well as throwing in a few country standards. There will a break in concerts until September, so if you want to experience some down-home foot-tapping tunes, now's your chance. Concert starts at 8.30 p.m. Here's a sample of last year's concert, featuring the Croc an Oir Ceili Band in a support slot.

Niall and the boys gave a great performance last year and really enjoyed the experience of playing at the end of a Tipperary boreen. The music venue housed cattle until five years ago, but the animals were hunted out to make way for a variety of musical instruments.

The musicians who perform at Croc an Oir are very appreciative of our efforts to make them feel at home both on and off stage. The captive audience appreciate good music whatever the genre, and we are determined to keep the music live and alive in our corner of Tipperary at the foot of Slievenamon.

Croc an Oir
Co. Tipperary
Tel. +353 52 9153117

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