03 September 2012

Spirit Family Reunion - in progress

Spirit Family Reunion, the six-piece roots-music band from Brooklyn, NY (see the BIB for 18 Aug. for more details), have opened their tour in Ireland with a busy weekend: they played throughout the Omagh festival in west Ulster and also played two shows for Open House on the other side of the province.

We noted that members of I Draw Slow (also on the bill at Omagh) expressed very warm approval of the SFR, and made a point of attending their sets there. The BIB editor's esteemed wife Carol considers the Spirit Family Reunion as among the highlights of the festival; and describes them as

Mind-blowingly dynamic, with fantastic harmonies which cut you to the core. An energetic, exciting band. Not to be missed. Wow!

You can see and hear the SFR at the remaining dates in their tour (organised by Gerry Lawless of Clonmel World Music), as listed below:

Mon. 3rd: Crane Lane Theatre, Cork city
Tues. 4th: Crane Lane Theatre, Cork city
Wed. 5th: St John's Arts Centre, Listowel, Co. Kerry
Thurs. 6th: Raheen House Hotel, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary (Clonmel World Music)
Fri. 7th: Cleeres Theatre Bar, Kilkenny city
Sat. 8th: Seamus Ennis Cultural Centre, Naul, Co. Dublin
Sun. 9th: House concert, Cookstown, Co. Tyrone
Mon. 10th: Roddens Bar, Buncrana, Co. Donegal
Tues. 11th: Sandino's, Derry city

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