15 November 2016

Band news

After a hectic Indian summer for the music here (in the past month, six bands from the USA visited Ireland), things have quietened down but plenty of interest is still happening.

The Blue Light Smugglers (above) were missing last night from their eyrie in the Dublin mountains: they can be seen and heard, though, tomorrow night (16 Nov.) from 9.00 p.m. till 1.00 a.m. at the Rainbow Bistro, 76 Murray St., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1N 5M6. They arrived in Toronto last Thursday and played there in Grossman's Tavern on Spadina Ave on Friday night. And they'll be back in the Blue Light on 21 Nov.; more photos and details are on their Facebook.
Greenshine will be playing at the Corner House, Coburg St., Cork city, this coming Friday from 8.00 p.m. - note the early start.
I Draw Slow draw attention to the outstanding design work of their banjo player Colin Derham, who is creating a series of collectible posters for the band's Pledge Music Campaign, based on a different concept from each of their albums; the poster for The lighthouse daughter is shown here (right), and more are appearing on I Draw Slow's Facebook. Copies of the posters can be ordered here.
The Watery Hill Boys were playing in Clarke's of Drogheda last Sunday (13 Nov.) - all right, it's old news, but we like the poster (left). The squeezebox is not unknown in old-time music, and your editor has known a few gigs at which rifle and fixed bayonet would have been a welcome addition to a band's equipment...
Wookalily will be playing at Byrne's Bar, Magheralin, Craigavon, Co. Armagh, at 10.00 p.m. on Sat. 3 Dec., and several more dates in the new year are on their tour schedule (and now on the BIB calendar as well).

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