POPULAR PAIR Oisín Leech and Mark McCausland of The Lost Brothers.
The Lost Brothers will play in Westport Town Hall on Saturday night, December 22, as part of their national tour promoting their a new Christmas ‘mini album’, ‘Keep Christmas In The Heart’.
The guitar duo, Navan man Oisín Leech and Omagh native Mark McCausland, have been described as the ‘Irish cosmic Everly Brothers’ and ‘Simon and Garfunkel reborn in the desert’, thanks in no small part to their signature harmonies and soulful lyrics.
The Lost Brothers’ hypnotic earlier album, ‘Halfway Towards A Healing’, reached the number one spot on the Irish i-Tunes charts and was shortlisted for MOJO’s Albums Of 2018 and The Irish Times’ Best Of 2018. The band was also nominated for Best Album and Best Group at the inaugural RTÉ Radio Folk Awards.
Since the release of ‘Halfway Towards A Healing’ last January, the pair have been on a worldwide tour, taking in Australia and the US, as well as an appearance on The Late Late Show. They are no stranger to touring however, and over the course of their ten-year history they’ve played at Glastonbury, Electric Picnic and Galway International Arts Festival.
“I’m very excited to be playing our first ever Westport Theatre gig,” Leech confides. “I associate Westport with the beautiful journey west to Belmullet, where we spent a few summers. We lived on Shraigh Hill and spent endless hours playing on the sand dunes and betting on horses on beach races. It’s great to be returning to Mayo.”
McCausland is a descendant of the legendary British skiffle singer, songwriter and musician Lonnie Donegan. “We may have to cover a Lonnie song,” quips Mark, who also reveals that ‘a very special guest’ will be joining The Lost Brothers on the night, which will be their first full-band show in Mayo.
The Lost Brothers will perform old classics, some Everly Brothers songs and new material from ‘Halfway Towards A Healing’ and ‘Keep Christmas In The Heart’.
For more details or to book tickets, visit www.westporttheatre.com or contact the Westport Town Hall Theatre box office on 098 28459.