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Afterwards, he approached me and asked how long the gig had been running.
"About 25 years", says I.
"Why haven't I heard about it?" says he, "Sure I only live out the road a bit."
"I dunno", says I, "But, sure, you're here now."
"It's a cool gig", says he, "I'd love to play it sometime."
"Sure, why not" says I.
And that 'sometime', is now.
Paddy Casey is a household name in Ireland, and beyond. From his debut release, Amen (So Be It) in 1999, to his 2003 chart-topping offering, Living; 2007's 'Addicted To Company', and 2012's 'The Secret Life Of', Paddy Casey has consistently outsold many of his contemporaries, and maintained a fiercely loyal following. His imminent new release is much anticipated, and is sure to confirm the Dubliner's popularity.
Songs, that at first appear to be pop tunes, reveal a greater depth and substance with careful listening. A song with a well made observation, or a considered social commentary, wrapped in a memorable melody, with a catchy chorus, is no bad thing. Its what Paddy Casey does, and he does it well. Very well indeed. Best known tracks include: 'Saints and Sinners'; 'The Lucky One', and my own personal favourite, 'Sweet Suburban Sky', from his debut album. Listen to the track here: https://youtu.be/MbG-pqgpt4s
It'll be my great pleasure to welcome Paddy to the stage for his BAG debut on Monday, December 4th, 2017. Doors open at 8:30pm. Gig will start at 9pm sharp. Admission is €15 at the door.
Please note that you are advised to come early, as seating is very limited, with some seats being out of view of the stage - its a small traditional bar, after all.
And, as if that wasn't enough, Paddy's daughter, Saoirse Casey will open the show.
With her debut album, 'Carousel' just released, Saoirse Casey is at the beginning of what looks - and sounds - like a very promising career.
"Daughter of famed Irish musicians Paddy Casey and Sinead Martin, Saoirse has embarked on her own career as a singer-songwriter. Her work so far, including being featured on Declan O'Rourke's 'Whatever Else Happens', has showed significant promise." - so said Hot Press, when they featured Saoirse's song, 'Tiger' as their Track Of The Day, recently.
Listen to the track, here: https://youtu.be/JDGwPAj3J2w