Evening Concert – Musical Traditions Club – Jimmy Crowley / support by: Sheena Vallely (flute), Maggie Casey (whistle, fiddle), and Johnny B (mandola)
Fri 28th Oct 2016
Musical Traditions Club – King and Queen
1 Foley St, W1W 6DL , near Goodge Street
£7, concs. £5 (Members £6, concs £4)
Concert at Musical Traditions Club
A compact venue – advance purchase advised. For advance tickets, send cheque with s.a.e, payable to E.P. Webb, to 52 Cecile Park London N8 9AS.
Cork’s Jimmy Crowley has been a central figure on the Irish music scene since the release of his debut album The Boys of Fairhill in 1977. His band, Stokers Lodge, performs the street ballads of Cork City, together with songs from rural Cork and Kerry, with an exciting orchestration of uilleann pipes, concertina, autoharp, harmonium, mandolin, bouzouki and guitar. A singer, songwriter and song collector, multi-instrumentalist, academic and novelist, he is widely admired.
Hailed by Mary Black as “a unique interpreter of songs, both traditional and contemporary, with a special gift for communicating with his audience” and by the late Ronnie Drew as “a great singer”, Jimmy is a living legend of Irish music. His performances weave traditional and his own songs, stories about Cork characters, maritime exploits and wry observances of daily life together with a singing style that is truly unique.