The following acts are currently available for bookings.
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with Eleanor Shanley, Frankie Lane, Paul Kelly, Brendan Begley & Mike Hanrahan.
The recession is now officially over. Folk the Recession is calling it a day so it must be over!. During the three years since its launch Folk the Recession has toured nationally and internationally with various combinations of Eleanor Shanley, Frankie Lane, Paul Kelly, Seamus Begley, John Spillane, Tommy Sands, Brendan Begley, Mick Hanly and Mike Hanrahan.
The most recent line up of Eleanor Shanley, Frankie Lane, Paul Kelly, Brendan Begley and Mike Hanrahan have bonded to such an extent that they have decided to bid farewell to the recession but continue together under a new name. Henceforth they will be known as Tangled Roots. The name sits perfectly as this line-up continue to mesh together an eclectic mix of roots, folk and traditional music from around the world.
Gavin Glass and the Tourettes
Bluesy Americana Rock and Roll
Gavin Glass - Guitar, Piano, Mandolin.
Phil Clarke - Guitar/Vocals
Michael McLennan - Piano/Hammond/Vocals
Ciaran Oman - Bass
Scott Halliday - Drums
Niall Lawlor - Pedal Steel
Click here to see Gavin joined by Lisa Hannigan.
The Quicksand Band
Influences of country, folk, rock and soul, with a contemporary edge.
with Justin Corr, Phil Clarke, Shay Cosgrave and Eoin Melinn.
Click here for youtube sample.
Chris Meehan and his Redneck Friends
Chris Meehan, piano/vocal,
Bobby Kelly, acoustic guitar/vocal,
Eamon Murray, tenor sax,
Brian Harris and Francie Lenehan, electric guitars,
Percy Robinson, pedal steel guitar,
Matt Cranitch fiddle,
Gerry O’Connor viola/mandola,
Ronnie O’Flynn, bass and
Mick O’Connor, drums.
7 pce male a capella.
It is rare to find a group of singers and musicians who can combine strong backgrounds in Irish traditional, folk and contemporary popular music with an a capella singing ability developed through classical choral music. This is the potent mix Coda bring to their music. Drawing on vocal talent from the west of Ireland, Coda are seven singers who started developing their own approach to vocal performance 2 years ago.
Though all of the group now reside in Mayo, Mike Cannon is the only native Mayoman of the group. Declan Askin hails from Ballyshannon, Steve Bryant from Wales, Leonard Kelly from Oranmore in Galway, Brian Lennon from Kiltyclogher in Leitrim, Alan Drumm from Dublin and Conall Ó Domhnaill who grew up in Kells, Co Meath.
The lads are all members of Cór Mhaigh Eo, a Mayo-based choir, which has achieved national and international recognition, Brian being the choir’s director since 2004. About three years ago, having sung together at various hooleys and sessions, the lads decided to have a go at putting together a smaller group, resulting in coda. They meet on a regular basis and in their spare time, have worked on the arrangements of the songs they’ve chosen for the album and many more besides.
Coda offer an exciting new perspective on an eclectic mix of musical styles including Celtic and North American music, traditional and contemporary folk songs, original compositions and popular songs from sources as diverse as Clannad, Tom Waits, Van Morrison and The Beatles. Coda’s wide-ranging repertoire comprises both a capella arrangements and songs with instrumental accompaniment as well as traditional Irish music. Thrown into the mix is the newly composed ‘Mayo Home’ penned by Declan Askin, which they performed at the Westport Festival 2013 and on RTÉs ‘Up for the Match’ Sept ’13, accompanied by the Westport-based Clew Bay Pipe Band.
Guitar: Mike Cannon and Declan Askin
Flute and low whistle: Brian Lennon
Mandolin and Banjo: Steve Bryant
Harmonica: Declan Askin
Éamonn de Barra (flute, vocals, keyboard),
Aogán Lynch (concertina whistles),
Mick Brodrick ( Bouzouki)
Daire Bracken (fiddle vocals guitar)
Dave Curley (Vocals, multi instrumentalist)
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