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Music at the Glens this Spring!

From Aoife Scott to Freddie White, there is a gig for everyone this Spring in The Glens!

Kevin Burke
21st February

“A fiddle icon.” Irish Music Magazine

“Solo fiddle really doesn’t come much better than this. “ Alex Monaghan, Folk World

“A lyrical player of emotional electricity.” The Washington Post “Burke imparts a rhythmic intensity that is remarkably powerful…a superior instrumentalist in any idiom…impressively virtuosic.” The New York Times

Perlee
29th February

“The duo’s melody weaves in and out of focus initially, like tips of flames moving in unpredictable yet still natural arcs. The song becomes entrancing …, drawing you in with one flare, one faded hook, before encouraging you to get lost in its currents. It’s a sighing, beautiful composition.” – Ryan Leas, Stereogum.

All For Me Grog! The Songs & Story of The Dubliners!
21st March

‘From the moment they struck up Whiskey In The Jar you knew you were in for a good night and indeed it was.’ – Liam Murphy, Munster Express

‘All For Me Grog is going down a treat. The rousing and uplifting show features all the great songs The Dubliners song book.’ – Michael Commons, Mid West Radio and The Mayo News.

Danny Burns
4th April

“… it’s Burn’s Voice, with its unique pronunciations shaped back home in Donegal, that sells this salute to the old days” – Rolling Stone

“Burns is already picking up deservedly good notices in the States and if you’re of a Country/Americana/Folky bent, you’d be well advised to throw an ear in this direction.” – Hot Press Magazine

Pilgrim St
18th April

Strongly influenced by Bluegrass, Old Time Country and Folk Music, fused with traditional folk songs from this side of the Atlantic, Pilgrim St bring a warm and lively atmosphere to their music and have garnered a glowing word of mouth endorsement from venues around the country with their powerhouse live performances.

Sarah McQuaid
25th April

“She reached parts other singers fail to do … There is emotion, beauty, passion and musically great arrangements and fab playing. It’s a complete package. I loved the show and was very moved.” —Rob Bozas, Bozas International (Publisher, Peter Gabriel/Real World)

“Captivating, unorthodox songwriting … layered satin vocals … enthralling, harrowing arrangements … a gateway into a true innovator’s soul.” —PopMatters

“I’ve attended hundreds of concerts of all kinds, and her subtle mastery onstage launches her straight into my fave shows ever.” —Huffington Post

“A voice as thick and soft as fur.” —Elmore Magazine

Cormac O Caoimh
2nd May

**** “There are echoes of terrific songwriters here – the likes of Lloyd Cole, Paul Simon, Eels’ Mark E Everett, and Prefab Sprout’s Paddy McAloon filter through – but O Caoimh’s personalized worldview makes the material his own” – The Irish Times

“…hidden depths and lyrical touches that make the listener sit up and take notice…melancholy and joyous, at once catchy and thoughtful.” -Americana UK

“…mature and intelligent and the albums natural feel gives it a worthy intimacy…” – Hot Press

Aoife Scott
16th May

‘This Irish singer stands out for her beautiful cyrstal clear warm vocals. Stylistically she successfully bridges Irish trad, contemporary singer songwriter and pop.’ – Folk World

Séamus Begley and Jim Murray 70th Birthday Tour
23rd May

“Begley’s voice is buoyant, wrapping itself luxuriantly around the rich vowels of Bháin Óig” – Siobhan Long – Irish Times

“I feel so lucky to travel the world with Jim because he’s an absolute genius musician,” – Sharon Shannon

Freddie White
29th May

“The sparse and haunting ‘Live on Tour’ is still among the greatest Irish albums of all time. ‘Do You Do’ swings and struts just as profoundly. Imagine those two cuts of vinyl made decade ago, they still stand as perfection” – Irish Times

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