The Southern Tenant Folk Union (as previously seen on The Late Late) will be touring Ireland in November and will be appearing at Allihies Copper Mine Museum on Wednesday 13th November 2013 @8pm.
Their new album ‘Hello Cold Goodbye Sun’ is their fifth to be released since they formed in 2006 and contains a set of songs that build on some of the soundscape folk from the acclaimed 4th album Pencaitland as well as showcasing the growing songwriting, instrumental and vocal talent from within the band.
Artistically successful their albums have been praised in The Guardian, Independent, Sunday Times, Mojo, Uncut and Irish Times. Often heard on national radio shows across UK and Eire they have also performed live in session on BBC Radio 2, Radio 4’s Loose Ends, BBC Ulster and RTE One national TV/radio. Their live show is exciting, engaging and in their hands ‘bluegrass can effortlessly be blended with other genres – folk, roots, americana – to make a potent, timeless sound’.
Doors will open at 7.30. Tickets are on sale from Allihies Copper Mine Museum @027-73218 or Beara Action Group @027-70880
Tickets selling fast so it’s advisable to book before the night.
From 14th to 19th June, with events each evening at 8pm.
The programme opens on Fri. 14th with poets Tony Curtis and Paula Meehan. On Sat. 15th there will be an evening with Eyeries poet Leanne O’Sullivan. On Sun. 16th “Arias in Allihies”, a musical evening with Welsh tenor Arwel Morgan and pianist Lada Valesova. On Mon. 17th Trish Caffrey, Leslie Clack & Martin Lewis perform Dear Conjunction’s reading of “Lewis Carroll Meets Edward Lear”, followed by “More Lives Than One – Oscar Wilde and the Black Douglas” by and with Leslie Clack. On Tues. 18th “Daughter of Gaia” written & performed by Chloe Dunn. This is the Hag of Beara’s seven lives in word and song, written specially for the Arts Week. The festival closes on Wed. 19th with Billy Griffin’s “Betrayal”.
There will be two visual arts displays throughout the festival: an open exhibition of work by Beara artists and an exhibition of paintings by guest artist Jeff Erikson. Beara artists are invited to bring in their work on Wed. June 12th.
The Montana A Cappella choir performed a great set of tunes last night 1 may 2013 in the Allihies Mine Museum as part of the Allihies Connects Gathering events for 2013. We would like to thank them for a great evening.
Allihies Connects, getting ready for all the Gathering events happening in the village of Allihies in 2013. Allihies is a beatifull village on the South West coast of Ireland located right at the very end of the Beara peninsula.
Is a nationwide set of events aimed at increasing awareness of all that Ireland has to offer. Allihies is one of the furthest villages away from Dublin but has a fantastic atmosphere and incredible local community spirit.