21 January 2012

The Electric Cave Production found a new home

Thanks to Uri Kohen of the Electric Cave Production in Westport, Co. Mayo, for this good news:

My last post to the blog was about the sad news of the closure of Geraghty's pub, which was the home of the Electric Cave Production and a host for many unforgettable nights of quality music.

Since then, we were invited by McGing's pub to host our gigs under their roof. McGing's hosted many gigs and sessions in the last five Westport Folk and Bluegrass Festivals, and now we hope that it will be our main residence. A Band Called Wanda (the Cave's favourite) opened the current series in late December with a superb gig that brought the house down.

Last night (20.1.2012) we welcomed to Westport the Young Folk [photo above] - a folk-rock band from Dublin, recently marked by IMRO to be Ireland's next big band. Their visit to Westport proved why: the band, led by the fantastic voice of Anthony Furey, performed a fantastic line of originals and covers in the spirit of such folk legends as Dylan, Young, and The Band. Young Folk created a unique sound and left their mark on well known songs such as 'The wight' or 'Bad moon rising'. The fiddle playing of Karen Hickey added a great dimension to all the songs. The bands are currently touring around the country, and it's well worth catching up with one of their shows.

The Electric Cave Production are working on a winter programme for the pub which will feature folk & bluegrass music at the highest level. We are also putting finishing touches to the 2012 Westport Folk and Bluegrass Festival. See you in Westport!

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