Willie Watson in Ireland, 10-13 Sept. 2014: update
Tom Stapleton for an update of his gig list, first posted on the BIB on 1 June 2014. Tom announces that Willie Watson (USA), formerly of Old Crow Medicine Show, will be playing at Leap Castle, near Roscrea, Co. Tipperary, on Saturday 13 September. The capacity is 60, so book by phoning or texting Tom at 087 2238040.
The Leap Castle show is the last chance to see Willie Watson on this tour, which begins tomorrow with six shows in Britain. His four dates in Ireland are:
Wed. 10th Sept.: The Button Factory, Curved St., Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Thurs. 11th: Coughlan's Live, 7 Douglas St., Cork city (Hotpress Venue of the Year)
Fri. 12th: Cleere's, 28 Parliament St., Kilkenny city; capacity seated 70.
Sat. 13th: Leap Castle; capacity 60.
More details, including venue 'phone numbers and links for online booking, are on Willie Watson's website. Willie, who plays guitar, banjo, and harmonica, can be seen on YouTube playing 'Rock salt and nails' and 'Mexican cowboy' (both are also on his website). His old band, the Old Crow Medicine Show, will be in Ireland for two shows in about seven weeks' time.
Update 13 Sept.: Thanks to Left of the Dial for pointing out that Leap Castle, four miles from Roscrea and on the border between Co. Offaly and Co. Tipperary, is in fact in Offaly - not Tipperary, as we stated at first. See comment below.