8pm | Saturday 1st September
Blás are a unique four-piece group who hail from the West of Ireland.
Fresh off the back of an appearance on Fleadh TV viewed by over 1.2 million people in Ireland. Blás have become one of the most exciting new bands to emerge on the trad/folk scene in recent times. After the release of their critically acclaimed self-titled debut album, Blás have been captivating audiences everywhere they go. Blás recently completed a 35-date tour of Germany, a sell-out concert at Matt Molloys Westport and a stellar performance at Birmingham Tradfest.
The stellar line-up includes:
David Doocey (fiddle) hails from Foxford Co. Mayo a multiple All Ireland champion who performs regularly with various groups and musicians and has recently shared the stage with musicians such as Sean Keane, Lunasa, and Emmylou Harris amongst others.
Stephen Doherty (flute, accordion, bodhran) is another member boasting multiple All Ireland wins. Stephen performs internationally with many major productions and groups as a producer and musician with household names like Sean Keane, Grada, Titanic Dance Band, We Banjo 3 and Slide.
Anne Brennan (vocals) is a renowned voice from Connamara, she has toured with Sharon Shannon and Paul Brady over the years whilst also working as a songwriter.
Shane McGowan (guitar) is one of the most sought-after musicians in Irish music today, performing with Lunasa, Alan Kelly, Sean Keane, Slide, and Zakir Hussain to mention a few.
Focusing on a mix of Traditional, Folk and their own original material they create a sound that has been described as “…exciting and full of soul…”.
Price: Adult: €15.00
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