Hosted by Pat Connolly and Jimmy Crowley
London Irish Centre (Chapel)
Sat 29th Oct 2016
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.