08 September 2016

Special Consensus tour, 12 Jan.-6 Feb. 2017!

The Special Consensus: (l-r) Nick Dumas, Dan Eubanks, 
Rick Faris, Greg Cahill

The BIB is delighted to announce that its favourite US visitors, the Special Consensus, will be returning to Ireland early in the New Year. Greg Cahill founded the band in 1975 and first brought them over in 1995 for four dates. The length of their stay increased dramatically when Nigel Martyn and his Old Flattop agency began organising tours for them, and the present tour comprises eighteen dates in this island and seven in Britain, including the prestigious Celtic Connections in Glasgow. Greg writes:

We'll be coming over for our usual bi-annual tour, arriving 10 January. It's a long tour - Nigel has outdone himself and gotten us some great gigs, including Celtic Connections, which is why we are staying longer. The last day of the tour is in Kilworth on 6 February and we fly home the next day. We'll miss our usual Saturday night set at the SPBGMA fest in Nashville to stay for the Celtic Connections set - first time we'll miss SPBGMA in about fifteen years - but it's definitely worth it.

Greg's wife Jackie, Rick's wife Nicole, Dan's wife Cheryl, and Nick's girlfriend Hana will all be coming too for the first few days of the tour. The full schedule, as it stands on the band's website (where there are also venue website links and further details), is:

Thurs. 12th: Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, 8.30 p.m.
Fri. 13th: Baker's Bar, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, 7.30 p.m.
Sat. 14th: Leap Castle, Co. Offaly (near Roscrea, Co. Tipperary), 8.30 p.m.
Sun. 15th: St John's Theatre, Listowel, Co. Kerry, 8.00 p.m.
Mon. 16th: The Anvil Inn, Portarlington, Co. Laois, 8.30 p.m.
Tues. 17th: Matt Molloy's, Bridge St., Westport, Co. Mayo, 8.30 p.m.
Wed. 18th: Strand Bar Roots Room, Strandhill, Co. Sligo, 8.30 p.m.
Thurs. 19th: Dicey Reilly's Pub & Off-Licence, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal, 8.30 p.m.
Fri. 20th: Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, 8.00 p.m.
Sat. 21st: Campbell's Tavern, Headford, Co. Galway, 9.00 p.m.
Sun. 22nd: Bunratty Castle Hotel, Bunratty, Co. Clare, 3.00 p.m. (part of Shannonside Winter Music Festival)
Mon. 23rd: Colfers Pub, Carrig-on-Bannow, Co. Wexford, 8.30 p.m.

[seven dates in England, Wales, and Scotland, inc. Celtic Connections]

Tues. 31st: The Red Room, Cookstown, Co. Tyrone, 8.30 p.m.
Thurs. 2nd Feb.: The Errigle Inn, Belfast, 8.30 p.m.
Fri. 3rd: Ulster American Folk Park, Omagh, Co. Tyrone, 8.00 p.m.
Sat. 4th: Market Place Theatre, Armagh city, 8.00 p.m.
Sun. 5th: Glen Theatre, Banteer, Co. Cork, 8.00 p.m.
Mon. 6th: Village Arts Centre, Kilworth, Co. Cork, 8.00 p.m.

All dates are also on the BIB calendar.

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