29 July 2015

Claire Lynch Band tour schedule, 30 Aug.-6 Sept. 2015

The Claire Lynch Band: (l-r) Bryan McDowell, Claire Lynch, Mark Schatz, Jarrod Walker

On Monday the BIB wrote of 'talent by the ton' at the forthcoming Omagh festival. Thanks to Pat Tynan Media for a press release as reminder that the Claire Lynch Band (USA), no small part of that tonnage, will be in Ireland for four out of the five shows they'll be giving on this side of the Atlantic a month from now. The tour begins on Friday 28 August at the Buxton Opera House in Derbyshire, England. The band's schedule in Ireland is as follows:

Sun. 30th: Guinness International Bluegrass Festival, Dunmore East, Co. Waterford, €15.00; tel. +353 (051) 878832. Time is shown as 2.00 p.m.

Wed. 2nd Sept.: DC Music Club, 20 Camden Row, Dublin 2, €16.00/ €14.00; 8.30 p.m.; tel. +353 (0)87 682 5306

Sat. 5th and Sun. 6th: Bluegrass Music Festival, Ulster American Folk Park, 2 Mellon Rd, Castletown, Omagh, Co. Tyrone, BT78 5QU; tel. +44 (0)28 8224 3292. Tickets £15.00 Saturday, £12.00 Sunday (these are 'Party in the Park' tickets, giving access to all acts at the Festival)

Claire Lynch's many awards include IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year for 1997, 2010, and 2013, and her vocals contributed to the award-winning Special Consensus album Country boy. She has led her own band since 2005; its current lineup includes the multi-talented bassist, clawhammer-banjo player, dancer, and 'hambone' percussionist Mark Schatz.

Listening to Claire Lynch sing is not something to be undertaken casually. Her songs and stage presence demand the listener's rapt attention. She's an intensely soulful singer, whose distinctive voice resonates with power and strength, yet retains an engaging innocence and crystalline purity. She's also a songwriter of extraordinary ability who can bring listeners to their feet with her buoyant rhythms or to their knees with her sometimes almost unbearably poignant and insightful lyrics.
(Dave Higgs, WPLN Nashville, WAMU Washington DC)

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