ROSCOMMON TOWN man Alan Kelly returns to The Dock, Carrickon-Shannon on Wednesday, September 19th with three of Ireland’s finest musicians Steph Geremia (flute and vocals), Maureen Brown (fiddle) and Tony Byrne (guitar) all critically acclaimed masters of their own craft.
The Alan Kelly Gang has been creating quite a stir on the traditional and folk circuit taking their audiences by storm and impressing both music lover and critic alike.
Performing beautifully arranged songs and instrumental pieces from throughout the Celtic regions, including Ireland, Brittany, Asturias and Louisiana as well as original compositions that stem from a deep traditional sensitivity, skilfully executed and soulfully delivered, their sound is fresh and unique with their strong dynamics, driving rhythms and buoyant harmonies.
Their music will draw even the most fainthearted listener into the passion that they put into the music they play – magical, joyous and uplifting! The past few years have been extremely busy for the band with top festival appearances worldwide, including a recent performance at WOMADelaide, but one particular highlight was when legendery Irish rockband, Horslips personally invited the band to open for them at Dublin’s O2.
The Alan Kelly Gang will be joined by internationally acclaimed, Scottish songstress, Eddi Reader, (for -merly of Fairground Attraction) and Trashcan Sinatra’s guitarist and songwriter, John Douglas for this very special Irish/Scottish collaboration. It promises to be a special night.
Tickets priced at €18/€16 are available now from 087 9650828 or on line at www.thedock.ie. This performance is made possible through the continuing assistance of Leitrim County Council and The Arts Council.