Saturday, 28 April 2018


Buddy Mondlock and Mike Lindauer are almost as much 'favoured sons' of Ballymore Eustace as the locals themselves, as they have been coming and playing music in the village for 20 years. So it is always a personal pleasure to welcome them back for their (pretty much) annual visit ever since.

They return to play BAG at Mick Murphy's Bar, Ballymore Eustace, Co. Kildare on Monday May 21st. Doors open at 8:30pm. Admission is €12.

Buddy Mondlock is one of the finest songwriters of our generation, and if you've never seen or heard him before, I can tell you that he has written songs that you almost certainly do know, for his songs have been recorded by the likes of Janis Ian, Art Garfunkel, Guy Clark, Nanci Griffith, Garth Brooks, and others...
I can also tell you that once you've seen a Buddy and Mike show once, you'll want to keep coming back! Mike Lindauer is, without doubt, one of the finest Fretless Bass guitarists, and harmony vocalist you'll get to see live. He regularly tours with Al Stewart.

So come along; I can promise you a wonderful night of songs and music - but most of you already know that!

Video: 'Coming Down In The Rain' -

WINTER WILSON - Live @ BAG - Monday, May 14th

Winter Wilson (a pretty cool name for a folk outfit, if you ask me) is/are wife and husband duo, Kip Winter and Dave Wilson.

They return to play BAG at Mick Murphy's Bar, Ballymore Eustace, Co. Kildare on Monday, May 14th. Doors open at 8:30pm; show 9pm. Admission is €12.

Kip (vocals, accordion, guitar, flute) is one of the finest singers on the circuit, expressing power and emotion in equal measure “from melting to belting”, while Dave (vocals, guitar and banjo) is amongst the top tier of British song writers, with his songs covered by some of folk’s “greats”.

In October 2016, while still busy touring their latest album at the time - “Ashes and Dust”, the follow up to “Cutting Free” which made the Daily Telegraph’s ten recommended folk albums for Summer 2014 - the duo were offered the supporting slot on Fairport Covention's Winter 2018 tour.
That call quickly led to the duo writing and recording a new album, 'Far Off On The Horizon', to take on the tour. The new album has been critically acclaimed as perhaps their best yet.
The tour was a massive success for the duo, and you can read about it here:

It's no great surprise that the tour was a success for the duo, for it's in live performance that Winter Wilson really excel, bringing a sense of intimacy to every stage, welcoming audiences into their world, mixing songs with stories of life on the road. “This isn’t a performance – it’s a domestic!”

Tight harmonies, killer songs and a lot of fun – that’s Winter Wilson.

Video: Live at Union Chapel - 'Ghost', and 'Life In The Old Dog Yet' with Fairport Convention.