A few more photos after the jump…
Wallis Bird was the second act we caught at Indiependence last Sunday. It’s been a while since I saw her in Cyprus Avenue where she plays regularly enough but I was very impressed with her engaging and energetic live act on a bigger stage. I’ll definitely get along to her next gig in Cork which is in Cyprus Avenue on October 18th.
I have a couple of more photos from the gig in the full set on Flickr.
Uber-piper Paddy Keenan played in de Barra’s in Clonakilty Thursday week ago accompanied on stage by guitarist Tommy O’Sullivan. The pair have an album, The Long Grazing Acre, from which they took quite of a bit of material for the live show. I had seen the two of them play in de Barra’s a few years ago so the drive down from Cork was always going to be well worth it. The effortless multiple triplets which Paddy Keenan achieves and his fantastic tight fingering wows any crowd and this night was no different. He is regarded as one of the better pipers in the world which is very evident on all his many albums. If you don’t know much about the uilleann pipes, his albums would be a very good place to start.
As you may have noticed, the lighting was very difficult as usual down ther with a massive red lamp shining straight into Paddy’s face so that made things a bit tougher.
Grand Pocket Orchestra played a couple of weeks ago in The Pavilion in Cork as part of the weekly Bootleg series. I was looking forward to seeing this band and I must say I was surprised at how young this band is. Continue reading Grand Pocket Orchestra at The Pavilion
Sean Kelleher played support to Aaron Dillon in The Roundy recently. I don’t know much about him and I can’t find a website for him but he’s another one to keep an eye out for. Sometimes a support act isn’t up to much but he kept the crowd interested with his well-crafted songs.
I’m off to see David Kitt in the Savoy now.