14 June 2015

The Green Grass Hooley Boys: gigs on 4 July weekend

Thanks to a valued correspondent for this press release:

New bluegrass band The Green Grass Hooley Boys play their first weekend of bluegrass on 4 and 5 July in the following venues (below). The band play a huge array of bluegrass from the likes of Doc Watson, Bill Monroe, Dr Ralph Stanley, Flatt & Scruggs, to name just a few. Their bluegrass is nestled deep in the roots of the old traditional playing. A real treat for your ears.

Who are the Green Grass Hooley Boys? Well!!!!
  • Long-established bluegrass singer/songwriter Ray O’Brien from Waterford takes up vocals/harmonies and guitar. Ray has been playing on the bluegrass trail in Ireland for many years and makes a very welcome return after a short absence.
  • Possibly one of the best bass players in the country (if not the best), Tony McCabe from Co. Wexford takes up vocals/harmonies as well as bass. Tony is a fine singer and guitar player in his own right and plays in a number of different bands of a different genre.
  • A fantastic mandolin and 5-string banjo player Joseph Ó Faoláín from Kilkenny has been playing banjo and mandolin all his life and can adapt to any style of playing.
This band is set to take the Irish bluegrass world by storm over the next while. These guys are really worth getting out to see - with their hard-driving playing and fantastic vocals, these guys are a real treat.

4th July: Eugene’s Bar, Tullamore, Co. Offaly, 10.00 p.m.
5th July: Durty Nelly's, Bunratty, Co. Clare,* 10.00 p.m.

*See the BIB for 26 May 2015.

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