20 February 2014

Sarah Savoy brings Cajun music with attitude back to Ireland

Thanls to Nigel Martyn and his Old Flattop agency for good news for fans of Cajun music: Sarah Savoy, 'The Queen of White Trash Cajun', kicks off her Irish tour in Belfast's Sunflower on Friday 28 Feb. 2014 with Michel Lemare, Thierry Lecoq, and Manolo Gonzales as the four-piece 'Sarah Savoy's Hell Raisin' Hayride'.

Born into one of the most distinguished families of Cajun music, Sarah (after a rebellious teenage period in punk rock and a false start as a business executive) rejoined and accompanied the Savoy Family Band at a folk festival in France. There she met David Rolland and they started the band 'Sarah Savoy and the Francadians', whose tour in Ireland two years ago included such events as the Shannonside Winter Music Weekend and John Murphy's Americana Weekend at Carrig-on-Bannow, Co. Wexford. The Francadians toured throughout Europe and recorded four albums, mixing country, rockabilly, rock'n' roll, and punk attitude into their music, whilst retaining a traditional Cajun sound.

Sarah has since earned the titles 'Queen of White Trash Cajun' from FROOTS magazine and 'Princess of Cajun' from a Greek blues magazine. The schedule for the band's present tour is:

Fri. 28th Feb.: The Sunflower, Belfast
Sat. 1st Mar.: Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre, Limavady, Co. Londonderry
Sun. 2nd: Colfer's, Carrig-on-Bannow, Co. Wexford
Mon. 3rd: Village Arts Centre, Kilworth, Co. Cork
Tues. 4th: Mill Bar, Sixmilebridge, Co. Clare
Wed. 5th: Whelan's (upstairs), Dublin 2
Thurs. 6th: St John's Arts Centre, Listowel, Co. Kerry
Fri. 7th: Barry's Public House, Grange, Co. Sligo
Sat. 8th: Leap Castle, Roscrea, Co. Tpperary
Sun. 9th: Matt Molloy's, Westport, Co. Mayo

Nigel Martyn
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Belfast BT15 4BB
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