Sunday, 6 April 2014

Kelley McRae Duo - Live in Mick Murphy's

The Kelley McRae Duo will play Mick Murphy's, Ballymore Eustace, Monday, April 28th. Doors open: 8:30pm. Admission: €12

In the last 2 years and a half years, the Kelley McRae duo has played over 300 shows coast to coast in the USA and traveled over 75,000 miles in their VW van. Along the way Kelley encountered the people and places that inspired the songs on her new album, BRIGHTER THAN THE BLUES. Kelley’s brand of heartfelt Americana has garnered much positive reaction, from critics and music fans, alike. Kelley performs as an acoustic duo with her husband Matt Castelein and they have performed at such venues as The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, The Red Clay Theatre in Atlanta, and The Living Room in NYC.
Embarking on a five week tour of Europe, they're sure to go down a treat this side of the pond.

'Wildfire' -

Freddie White - Live in Mick Murphy's

Freddie White is one of the finest songwriters this country has produced, and has been a mainstay of the music scene for four decades. Credited by many with bringing artists such as Tom Waits, Randy Newman, Hoagy Carmichael and others, to an new Irish audience in the 1970's, by way of his remarkable ability to re-interpret other writers' material, Freddie's own songwriting should not be seen as secondary to this; at his best, he is the equal of any of the world's great songwriters.

Freddie will appear at Mick Murphy's Bar, Ballymore Eustace, Co. Kildare, Monday, April 14th. 

Doors: 8:30pm. Admission: €15

Here's his working of Tom Waits' 'Martha':

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Malcolm Holcombe - Live in Mick Murphy's

Malcolm Holcombe makes his welcome return to Mick Murphy's Bar, Ballymore Eustace, on Monday, April 7. Doors 8:30pm. Admission: €12 on the door. Last time was a special show, for sure.

"Not quite country, somewhere beyond folk, Holcombe's music is a kind of blues in motion,
mapping backwoods corners of the heart." ~David Fricke- Rolling Stone Magazine

These videos say more than I could in a world of words:
'Down in The Woods' - feature=player_detailpage&list=RDeMVSM8hrxDE&v=eMVSM8hrxDE

'A Hundred Lies' -

Check the link to Malcolm's website, above, for more info; bio; etc.