19 February 2014

Minnie and the Illywhackers in Dublin THIS FRIDAY

Following the news in the last post from Gerry Fitzpatrick, here's news of Gerry's 'other band', the eclectic Minnie & the Illywhackers. They will be playing at the Chancery Lane Cafe, Dublin 8, on Friday 21 February, starting at 8.30 p.m. Admission is €10; this is a new, intimate, fifty-seater venue so advance booking is recommended. Gerry adds that:

Minnie and the Illywhackers are a ukulele swing band centred around the vocal talents of Angie McLaughlin. The band are influenced by early jazz, country, and blues, and create a speak-easy supper-club feel that would well be at home in early last century cabaret. Their instrumentation includes ukulele, mandolin, double bass, cornet, fiddle, and guitar. Their set is comprised of original songs, augmented by forgotten classics of the pre-rock and roll era.

McLaughlin is joined by veterans of the Dublin music-scene and fellow Sick and Indigent Song Club members Shane McGrath, Gerry Fitzpatrick, Sheila Sullivan, Christian Volkmann, and Carl O’Byrne.

In 2012 Minnie and the Illywhackers spent the summer recording their debut album with renowned producer Stephen Shannon. The band have been delighting audiences all over Ireland from Dublin’s Sugar Club and Whelan’s to West-Cork’s Copper Mining Museum and have been busy on the festival circuit (including Body and Soul and Knockanstockan).

You can hear and see them on YouTube in the Green Screen Session series.

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