The Alan Kelly Gang with Eddi Reader & John Douglas
The Alan Kelly Gang with Eddi Reader & John Douglas.
Music - Tuesday 1st September @ 8.00pm
at Linenhall Theatre
Returning after last year's sell out show, powerful, emotive and critically acclaimed Traditional Irish band, Alan Kelly Gang reunite with Scotland's mesmerizing songstress, Eddi Reader (of Fairground Attraction fame) and Trashcan Sinatra's guitarist and songwriter, John Douglas, performing all new material from their latest album The Last Bell. Sheer musical synergy in its most natural form, once a collaboration, now a band, their performances have been praised for leaving audiences spellbound; The Living Tradition magazine describing it as "an astonishing concert". Fronted by Ireland's piano accordion maestro, the Alan Kelly Gang (with Steph Geremia - flute/vocal; Alasdair White - fiddle; Ian Carr -guitar/vocal) sits firmly at the cutting edge of the Traditional and World music scene. Their strong dynamics, driving rhythms and buoyant harmonies will draw even the most fainthearted listener into the passion that they put into the music they play, taking influence from regions including Ireland, Brittany, Asturias and America and combining these with original compositions that stem from a deep traditional sensitivity. 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's No.1 single Perfect and its album First of a Million Kisses both topped the British charts, Eddi has effortlessly developed into one of popular music's most thrilling and affecting performers. Together, their performances have been praised for leaving audiences spellbound. Come and hear why.
"Alan Kelly... in league with the best piano accordionists in the world." - The Irish Voice
"This is a party looking for a crowd." - The Irish Times (5 stars)
"Beautiful music from master musicians... Their arrangements are world class...see these guys as soon as you get the chance." - Irish Music Magazine
"Eddi Reader is one of my favourite singers of all time, she has one of the most amazing voices... the power and strength of a singer from another age.." - Jools Holland