24 January 2015

Fish & Bird back in Oct.-Nov. 2015?

As announced on the BIB two weeks ago, the neo-old-time string-plus-percussion band Fish & Bird from British Columbia played at the Seamus Ennis Arts Centre at Naul, Co. Dublin, last night (Friday 23 January), their only performance in Ireland during the current tour in which they are taking part in the Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow. Loudon Temple of the UK's Brookfield Knights agency reports:

The band has just completed a first-ever UK tour and has been very well received, with several sold-out shows and universal praise from every venue and promoter. As a result, they have been invited to take part in the London Folk & Roots Festival that will be happening from 30 October to 15 November and we are going to try to build a second tour (three weeks in duration) around that. Could you please let us know if you would like to grab the band for a slot and indicate what your availability (mid-October to mid-November) might be?

Loudon also reports that the current issues of the Maverick and R2 magazines both carry features on the band. While in Glasgow, Fish & Bird are being filmed for a new roots-music series being produced by BBC Alba, so by the time they return they will be even better known this side of the Atlantic.

This YouTube link shows them performing 'Winnipeg', one of their more uptown and modern numbers.

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