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Dark Room Notes at Indiependence

Dark Room Notes at Indiependence

Dark Room Notes were the next band up at Indiependence after Wallis Bird.  I saw DRN play a while back in Cyprus Avenue and have since heard them on the radio where they’re getting some coverage.

Dark Room Notes at Indiependence

A few more photos after the jump…

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Wallis Bird at Indiependence

Wallis Bird at Indiependence

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.

Wallis Bird at Indiependence

Wallis Bird at Indiependence

I have a couple of more photos from the gig in the full set on Flickr.

Paddy Keenan at De Barra’s

Paddy Keenan at De Barra's

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.

Tommy O'Sullivan at de Barra's

Paddy Keenan and Tommy O'Sullivan at de Barra's

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 at The Pavilion

Grand Pocket Orchestra at The Pavilion

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 at The Roundy

Sean Kelleher

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.