Thursday, March 22, 2007

Gigs in April and May 2007

Kris Delmhorst
Sunday April 15th at 4.00 pm, venue: Ballyrafter House Hotel, Lismore
Kris has a voice to die for! Her albums “Strange Conversations”, "Songs for a Hurricane" and "Five Stories" are wonderful. Combine this with a gentle warm personality, great guitar and fiddle playing and you get a concert to remember.
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Foghorn Stringband
Thursday April 19th at 8.00pm, venue: Rose's West End Bar
The Foghorn Stringband is one of the greatest new things in old-time music. They are supertight, are major monster players, and they don't do anything weird to the music, they let their own musicality and the tunes speak for themselves.
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Chuck Brodsky
Friday May 4th at 8.30 pm
Venue: Rose's West End Bar, Lismore
Chuck Brodsky's songwriting pokes fun at political corruption, road rage, mischief he made as a kid, even dumping garbage in the river. He sings about unsung heroes and forgotten but incredible people…odd characters from the game of baseball, migrant fruit pickers and the 9.30 pint.
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Ray Bonneville
Saturday May 19th at 8.30 pm
Bonneville is a man who cooks up a deep groove, blending a unique percussive electric guitar style, a weathered voice, and soulful rack harmonica into image provoking songs that can be believed. He sometimes uses a slide, always plays through a Fender tube amp, and brings his foot down on an amplified piece of plywood on the floor for added percussion.
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Stephen Fearing
Thursday May 31st at 8.30 pm
Stephen is long established as a regular and popular fixture on the folk club and festival circuit in North America and the U.K. Successful appearances at the prestigious WOMAD and Reading Festivals in the U.K. confirmed Fearing’s ability to engage large audiences with his onstage charm. Web link

Niwel Tsumbu
Saturday June 16th at 9.30 pm (Immrama Festival Weekend)
Venue: Rose's West End Bar, Lismore
West Africa has a great guitarist tradition, and Congolese Niwel Tsumbu is a fitting ambassador to carry that torch. Raised on the traditional Soukous and Rhumba music of his homeland, he began playing from an early age, and went on to study both jazz and classical guitar. The leader of several bands, including Sumu, Motema and Jazmu, Niwel is truly a musical innovator. Drawing his influences from far and wide, his elegant and fluent guitar playing feature draw expression from his past experiences with African rhythms, rhumba, jazz, classical, and much more besides. He is accompanied for this recital by the Cork based percussionist Eamon Cagney.
Web links: Niwel Tsumbu and Immrama Lismore Festival of Travel Writing

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