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Three bands come together to perform for you at the beautiful St. Peters Church in Co. Monaghan! We Give you Blackbird & Crow, The Southern Fold and Dean Maywood.
'Blackbird and Crow hail from the farthest northern corner of Co Donegal, Ireland. The band are comprised of Maighread Ni Ghrasta (Vocals) and Stephen Doohan (Guitar/Bouzouki /Stomp). They are possibly best described musically as a folk blues duo and when onstage together, the Blackbird and the Crow leave nothing behind in the dressing room. The show is a blatant, honest, in your face expression of musical passion. The songs are a timeline of their own life events, delivered with the same honesty and intensity that it took to write them.They released their single 'I Gave Away My Home' and album 'SHOCK SHATTER CONVINCE' in early 2017 and have been going from strength to strength on the Irish music scene having played major festivals including Electric Picnic and Longitude Festival. This band is quickly making a name for themselves as one of the most hardworking and driven bands on the Irish scene and are looking forward to an exciting 2018 with plans to release of their second album.'
The second band to perform will be The Southern Fold. The Southern Fold was formed by Kilkenny native Emlyn Holden in 2014, recording and performing a number of self penned songs in the alt folk & country/blues vein. With some deft touches in songwriting and arrangements, the Southern Fold are a new prospect on the alt‐folk scene here. They cite Hank Williams and Kurt Cobain as their inspirations, and they seek to communicate messages of truth and honesty through harmony singing and the craft of songwriting in its simplest, purist, form.
Dean Maywood is our third act on this bill. Hot Press Magazine described Maywoods debut single, ‘Oileán Na Marbh’ as “…an absorbing listen” and “…a heart breaking, hushed hymn, full of passion and pathos”. Those few words not only beautifully describe ‘Oileán Na Marbh’ but could easily be used as an all-encompassing summary of Maywood’s music. Maywood’s music deals in the narratives of the everyman, stories we all know; love, loss, isolation, joy, fear, desperation and of course the universal musical Rosetta stone… heart ache.
*****Venue only holds 50-60 so tickets are limited!!!*****