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Eddi and the gang are back

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POPULAR Eddi Reader (left) and The Alan Kelly Gang.

The Linenhall is preparing for the return of one of the venue’s most popular acts this September. The Alan Kelly Gang, one of Ireland’s leading contemporary trad acts, teams up with Scotland’s internationally acclaimed and mesmerizing songstress Eddi Reader of Fairground Attraction fame to create an unforgettable live performance. Sheer musical synergy in its most natural form.
Brimming with powerful instrumentals, alluring songs and buoyant harmonies this is a wonderful union of Scottish and Irish traditional and folk music from true masters. Critics have described their live shows as ‘an astonishing concert’, ‘sumptuous and exceptional’.
Hailed by The Irish Voice as ‘in league with the best piano accordionists in the world’, Alan Kelly will be joined by highly acclaimed New York singer and flautist, Steph Geremia, guitar innovator Shane McGowan, and Trashcan Sinatra’s guitarist and songwriter, John Douglas.
From the traditional to the contemporary, Eddi Reader brings joyous life to all forms of song. Perhaps best known as former front woman for Fairground Attraction, who topped the UK charts with the song ‘[It’s got to be] Perfect’ and album ‘First of a Million Kisses’, Eddi has effortlessly developed into one of popular music’s most thrilling and affecting performers.

The Alan Kelly Gang and Eddi Reader will perform in The Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, on Wednesday, September 18 at 8pm. For tickets (€20 each), visit www.thelinenhall.com or call 094 9023733.