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Thread #139116   Message #3188121
Posted By: Ptarmigan
15-Jul-11 - 06:26 AM
Thread Name: Damien O'Kane Trio: Irish Tour!
Subject: Damien O'Kane Trio: Irish Tour!
Damien O'Kane, who is originally from the Causeway Coast region of Northern Ireland, starts his Irish Tour this coming Monday night, the 18th July, on his home patch, in the Springhill Bar, Portrush, Co. Antrim

Portrush, Co. Antrim: Monday 18th July
Ballyjamesduff, Co Cavan: Tuesday 19th July
Kelly's Bar, Galway: Wednesday 20th July
Seamus Ennis Centre, Naul, Co. Dublin: Friday 22nd July

The Trio for this tour are Damien O'Kane on Tenor Banjo, Guitar & Tenor Guitar, John Joe Kelly on Bodhran & Gerard Thompson on Rhythm Guitar.

Check out this trio performing in Basingstoke last February:
Damien O'Kane Trio

Here he is singing with Kate Rusby, one of the Sam Henry songs from his new CD:

So as you can see, these gigs are going to feature some flashy Banjo playing, plus some local songs from Damien, which he found in Sam Henry's Songs of the People.

Damien O'Kane: