This Thursday two of Newbridge’s biggest musical mouth pieces will go head-to-head in Flanagan’s, for this one-off ‘BarryGruff V Knoxville Morning‘.
It should be a great night of live music as we bring you a show with four excellent acts, with sets from We Went Down (KM), Ciaran Lenehan (BG), Appo (BG) & Phil McDermott (KM). There’s been some cracking nights in Flanagan’s and elsewhere over the past two years or so, and Thursday night’s ructions shouldn’t be any different.
It’s FREE in as always & we’ll be kicking things off at 8:30. Much more info and sounds after the jump. RSVP here.
We Went Down (KM):
Heartfelt Folk’ n Roll three-piece from Tallaght, Dublin. In there own words: “Two chancers bumped into a lad in an off licence, Questions were asked, We drank cans, We jammed tunes, We Went Down.” There music speaks louder than any promo/pr nonsense. Check it below.
Ciaran Lenehan (BG):
The second of two Tallaght acts, Ciaran Lenehan, has become a firm favourite in Newbridge and makes a welcome return to the town, ahead of the release of his long-awaited debut album, These Stories, in November. To keep it relatively short; Lenehan is a songwriter to be reckoned with. Simple, assured and engaging and most importantly he has the talent to make wonderful stories into fantastic songs.
Newbridge has gained quite a reputation in recent years for the sheer volume and quality of music emanating from the humble town. One man in particular has somehow managed retain a relatively low-profile, Appo, one of Newbridge’s best kept secrets. A wonderful songwriter, whose powerful blues/folk is a work of genuine veracity. It’s a pleasure to welcome him back on the bill again as the one man bluesy-folk explosion and gravelly voiced troubadour takes time out from recording his debut album.
Phil McDermott (KM):
Philip Mcdermott is an old soul. Passionate as the day is long and wild as a longer Saturday night. He is the latest in a long line of excellent songwriting talents emerging from Newbridge. Add one of the finest folk singing voices in the county to a sharp sense of humour, a great love for the craft and a keen eye for divilment and you have a fine up and coming folksinger.