17 May 2014

In memory - Chris Twomey

Thanks to Mick 'Black Dog' Daly in Cork, longtime member of the Lee Valley String Band, and Niall Toner, founder member of the band, for the news that a concert and CD launch commemorating Chris Twomey (above) will be held next Friday, 23 May, near the anniversary of his death last year (see the BIB for 27 May 2013).

The concert will be held in the Spailpin Fanach, 27-9 South Main St., Cork city, starting at approximately 9.00 p.m. Admission is €15 - a bargain, for an evening that is scheduled to include the Lee Valley String Band, the Steam Packet Company, and Stokers Lodge (all historic bands in which Chris played a central part), plus Niall Toner, Johnny Moynihan, Johnny Butler, Jim O'Donnell, and possibly also Jim Rooney.

A commemorative CD has been compiled by Eoin O Riabhaigh and will be launched on the night, including solo performances by Chris as well as tracks recorded with the bands in which he played.

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