22 October 2012

Woody Guthrie tribute in Kinvara, Co. Galway, 25 Oct. 2012

Thanks to Pete Lamb in Kinvara, Co. Galway, for forwarding this news just received from Aoife Lee:

The musical legend that is Woody Guthrie would have been 100 this year, and centennial celebrations have been happening all over the world; and Galway is no different. The Lost Highway Show and Tully's Bar, Kinvara, will host a Woody Guthrie tribute on Thursday 25 October. The night will feature the cream of local talent and all proceeds go to the Galway Rape Crisis Centre, who provide counselling and support services to survivors of sexual violence and abuse in the West of Ireland.

It is forty-five years since the death of Guthrie, but his music resonates with both young and old and is still relevant in this modern age. His music has crossed musical boundaries and has influenced many musicians such as Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger, and Tom Morello. In the words of Guthrie himself:

A folk song is what’s wrong and how to fix it, or it could be who’s hungry and where their mouth is, or who’s out of work and where the job is, or who’s broke and where the money is, or who’s carrying a gun and where the peace is...

Lost Highway Show presenters Stella Mae & Jolene are delighted that so many musicians in the Kinvara area are willing to lend their support to the evening including Fia Rua, Paul Mulligan, Pete Lamb, John Martyn, and Stuart Walker. Tickets will be available at the door (opens at 9.00): €8 waged, €5 unwaged.

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