Wednesday, January 21, 2004

Future bluesky watching

Gentle reader,

It always takes me a while to workout the Sirius Arts Centre mails, mainly since they arrive slightly garbled

Preston Reed
Thursday 26 February at 8pm
Tickets €12

Reed attacks the entire guitar in a never-ending search for the orchestra he knows is lurking inside. His two hands racing up and down the fret board in a storm of tapings, slappings and hammerings to create a rock/jazz rhythm section, melody line and chordal accompaniment simultaneously. Drawing on blues, rock, funk and jazz influences among others, he weaves and melds genres, rhythms and textures to produce a signature sound.

Saturday 13 March at 8pm
With support Paul Tiernan
Tickets €15

Following magnificent appearance on ‘The late late show’ as well as the unprecedented success of the ‘Other voices’ album (top ten Irish album). For these acoustic concerts Interference will be Fergus O’Farrell on vocals, Paul Tiernan on guitar and the ever haunting combination of cello (Bernard Galen) and violin (Marja).

Supporting Interference will be Paul Tiernan. Paul is well known both for his guitar playing as well as being a highly original songwriter in his own right.

Tir na nÓg
Friday 19 March 8pm
Support Derek Gill
Tickets €15

The well-known duo of Leo O’Kelly and Sonny Condell formed in the early 70’s. Cited as one of the most influential groups to come from these shores, Jimmy McCarthy calls them the "Irish Beatles", David Kitt said he was blow away by "that mix of Irishness, folk and Led Zepplin" and the Irish Times says that performances by Tir Na nÓg are "a night to savour."

Clive Barnes
Saturday 27 March 8pm
Tickets €10

"Clive Barnes plays lapslide and regular acoustic guitar, his songs are achingly beautiful, played with a passion rarely seen and an intensity impossible to fake" said the Boston Globe (USA)

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