Thursday, 2 May 2019
Each time Kathy Barwick and Pete Siegfried have visited Ballymore Acoustic Gigs, they have made a fine impression. Superb musicianship, fine songs showcasing great vocals and terrific harmonies; the whole package.
Its a pleasure to welcome them back on Monday, May 20th. Doors open at 8:30pm, for a 9pm show. Admission is €12 on the door.
From the stage of the Strawberry Music Festival in California to pubs and concert halls throughout Ireland and Northern Ireland, the acoustic duo of Kathy Barwick & Pete Siegfried has delighted and enchanted audiences with a distinctive blend of bluegrass, old-time country, traditional Irish and folk into an engaging Americana fusion showcasing Pete’s exceptional lead vocals, Kathy’s amazing guitar work and sterling duet harmonies. Kathy and Pete combine years of experience into a compelling, highly entertaining duet sound that extends from the Monroe Brothers and other “brother duets” of the 1930s to such iconic modern partnerships as Buddy and Julie Miller.
The duo’s first album, The Trestle, was released early in 2015 by FGM Music. The recording does a superb job of capturing the special blend of Barwick & Siegfried, with material ranging from Gene Autry and Flatt & Scruggs to Jean Ritchie and T-Bone Burnett, with a pair of Siegfried originals (“California Bound” and “Over the Ocean”) anchoring the song list. Their second album, Long Time Gone, was released in May 2016. The latest recording is Stones & Gravel, released in September of 2018, and includes a Pete Siegfried original, as well as pieces authored by friends of the duo, Janet Henry and Mark Berkley.