10 March 2014

Concerts at a new listening venue in Dublin, 4 Apr., 11 Apr. 2014

Colin Henry & Janet Holmes (photo: Richie Tindall)

Thanks to Paul Lee of Musiclee.ie for this news of two concerts in the Dublin Conservative Club, 20 Camden Row, Dublin 2 ('opposite end of lane to Whelans'), on Friday 4 April and Friday 11 April. Paul writes:

Please have a look and try to make one of them as we are hoping to use this lovely venue on a regular basis. It realy is a nice room for comfortable listening concerts. No bouncers or nightclubs and no noise from other rooms etc.

Also hoping to develop a regular gig in the Punch Bowl. Another lovely intimate room above the pub and right beside Booterstown Dart station. If you know anyone out that direction, please pass this on.

You can reserve tickets at €13 and €15, so please do so and help us get these few shows off to a good start.

The details are:

Fri. 4 Apr.: Dublin Conservative Club, 8.30 p.m. (+ Sat. 5 April, the Punch Bowl, Booterstown)
€15 (€13)

Janet Holmes with Colin Henry and Dick Farrelly
First concert in this lovely room. Come out and support it, and hopefully it will be the first of many.

'Janet’s soft,easy careworn Americana style washes your troubles away. Her voice is like brandy by a fireside after a day of hill-walking in the rain. Too many people’s publicity material promises this kind of thing but, trust me, an evening in Janet’s company and the world never seems so bad.

'She has performed with the likes of Nanci Griffith, Mick Hanly, Andy Irvine, and Charlie McGettigan. Recorded with Duffy Power, Martin Hayes, Henry McCullough, and Gary Ferguson, etc., and released three albums at her own pace over the past ten years. Joined by Colin on dobro and Dick on guitars.'

Fri. 11 Apr.: Dublin Conservative Club, 9.00 p.m.
€17 (€15 reserved in advance)

Tangled Roots (Eleanor Shanley, Frankie Lane, Paul Kelly, Brendan Begley, and Mike Hanrahan)

The recession is now officially over. 'Folk the Recession' is calling it a day so it must be over!

During the three years since its launch Folk the Recession has toured nationally and internationally with various combinations of Eleanor Shanley, Frankie Lane, Paul Kelly, Seamus Begley, John Spillane, Tommy Sands, Brendan Begley, Mick Hanly, and Mike Hanrahan.

The most recent lineup have bonded to such an extent that they have decided to bid farewell to the recession but continue together under a new name. Henceforth they will be known as Tangled Roots. The name sits perfectly as this lineup continue to mesh together an eclectic mix of roots, folk, and traditional music from around the world.

Check out Paul's other upcoming concerts here. The Punch Bowl at Booterstown has been the venue for regular Wednesday folk and Americana sessions led by the McGrane Family for several years.

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