04 July 2016

Dom Flemons in Ireland, 25-9 July 2016

Thanks to Tim Hawkins for the news that on Monday 25 July Whelans in Dublin 2 will be presenting Dom Flemons, founder member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops. This will be the first of five shows in Ireland, in the course of a tour that takes him to the UK, France, and Belgium; the full Irish schedule appears below.

Ample biographical details for Dom appear on the Whelans event page. His talents as multi-instrumentalist (banjo, guitar, harmonica, fife, bones, bass drum, snare drum, quills), singer, and showman were a major asset for the Chocolate Drops, who led the drive for a recognition of black traditions in old-time music. They won a Grammy for their 2011 album Genuine negro jig and were nominated for their latest album, Leaving Eden (2012).

Dom released two years ago his third solo record, Prospect Hill, in which he digs deeply into ragtime, Piedmont blues, spirituals, southern folk, and the music of string bands, jug bands, and fife-and-drum. According to the Whelans bio:

Dom says he would like to use the traditional forms of music he has heard and immersed himself in over the years to create new soundscapes that generate interest in old-time folk music. Focusing very much on creating music that is rooted in history but taking a contemporary approach, Dom hopes to reexamine what traditional music can become.

Dom's dates in Ireland are as follows. Online ticket facilities are on his tour schedule.

Mon. 25th July: Whelans, Dublin 2
Tues. 26th: Coughlans, Cork city
Wed. 27th: Campbell's Tavern, Headford, Co. Galway
Thurs. 28th: Cleere's, Kilkenny city
Fri. 29th: Leap Castle, Co. Offaly (near Roscrea, Co. Tipperary)

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