Great show with Glen Hansard at Brooklyn Steel

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http://www.brooklynvegan.com/glen-hansard-played-3-nyc-shows-covered-the-cranberries-pics-video

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August Wells also opened the Brooklyn Steel show and joined him on stage, as did Breandann O’Beaglaoich and Irish singer David Keenan, who was visiting the US for the first time and played two songs solo. He did “Limerick Town”/”Linger” again at Brooklyn Steel, but later in the set. Both shows also included renditions of Woody Guthrie’s “Vigilante Man” with new verses about Donald Trump worked in.

Pictures are in the gallery above. They’re primarily from Brooklyn Steel but there’s a few shots from Town Hall and Rough Trade too. Setlists from Town Hall and BK Steel, and a video of the “Linger” cover, are below.

 

 

August Wells – Capturing Life in Melody

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Well as it is almost August, it seems apt that I should feature an artist that I have been hearing about for a long time but have not actually investigated. Today is the day I change all that with this post on August Wells.

The band are made up of chief songwriter Ken Griffin and pianist John Rauchenberger. Both have had extensve experience in the music industry before coming together as August Wells. Griffin was a member of Irish indie outfit in the 1990’s; Rollerskate Skinny.

http://eirecana.com/2017/07/august-wells

Sirius Arts Centre Show

We are back in Ireland at the start of April. On Thursday the 6th we are performing at the Sirius Arts Centre In Cobh, County Cork. Brian Mooney will be opening.

Tickets are on sale now for the Sirius Arts Center.

On Friday April 7th we join a great line up at the Olympia Theatre in Dublin for Rock Against Homelessness a benefit to raise funds for Focus Ireland which includes Delorentos, The Blizzards, Ham Sandwich, Paul Brady, Finbar Furey and The Boomtown Rats, tickets are now on sale for both shows.

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XSNoise presents “This man cries”

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XSNoise unveils our new track from our upcoming new Album.

http://www.xsnoize.com

The album features a selection of top quality psychedelic chamber-pop tracks with strange brass, haunting beautiful piano, and a vocal that has been described as ” possibly the most evocative, even beautiful, Irish singing voice ever recorded”

Ken Griffin and pianist John Rauchenberger have met in the middle of differing musical pasts to form a band who would sit easily at the same table as Scott Walker or John Cale.

 

 

Thank you for an amazing tour

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We are just back from a wonderful six week tour of England and Ireland.

Thank you Mother Ireland, I was hypnotized by your fields and hills and mountains, lifted by your painted skies, by the people I was overjoyed, with my family and friends I laughed and cried, the songs were beats in rooms like hearts, until the next lovely time, when it will all again accidentally rhyme.

 

 

 

Rising Against Homelessness

We recently recorded a track for the album ‘Rising Against Homelessness’ a new album to Fight Homelessness, It includes covers of classics like ‘The Foggy Dew’, ‘The Auld Triangle’, and our take on ‘The Night Visiting Song’, Glen Hansard, Sinead O’Connor, Mundy , The Chieftains, The Waterboys, Camille O’Sullivan and many more have contributed tracks.The initiative has thus far raised €35,000, and aims to raise €1 million. It has just been released and you pick up a CD in record shops and Starbucks outlets around Ireland for just €10 or if you want your music in digital form, you can also find it on iTunes.

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