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Buttons & Bows with special guest Luke Cheevers
Tue 29 December 2015, 17:00 – 19:00 GMT
“The music of Buttons & Bows is a miracle of rapport - a warm and textured blend of fiddles, button accordion and mandocello breathing as one” – Music in Scotland
When Buttons and Bows first landed on the Irish music scene in 1983, a new splash of colour was thrown into the mix. Decades later, the band’s repertoire still raises a smile at traditional music sessions in every corner of the globe. And it still sounds fresh, flamboyant and a bit different.
This influential foursome - made up of Jackie Daly, Séamus and Manus McGuire and Garry O’Briain - began its days with sessions in Kinvara, Co Galway, fuelled by a shared taste for musical adventure.
With their roots firmly planted in their beloved Irish traditional music, Buttons & Bows was ready to experiment with graceful Quebecois waltzes, lively Danish quadrilles and achingly beautiful Shetland airs. Barriers were broken, energy and humour abounded, jigs and reels were given a new dusting of magic.
Three critically acclaimed albums followed - Buttons & Bows, The First Month of Summer, and Gracenotes. Their long-awaited fourth album, “The Return of Spring”, was released to critical acclaim in Summer 2015. A remarkable collection of ancient gems and recently composed material, the new album was described as:
"a treasure trove of trad and contemporary tunes" by Siobhán Long of The Irish Times.
Special guest is acclaimed Dublin singer Luke Cheevers.
Luke is a born and bred Dublin man. He has a profound knowledge of the folk and ballad tradition of his native city, and has been an ardent supporter of Dublin’s cherished Singers’ club, An Góilín.
Lukes long awaited debut album, It's Just Me Saggin' Shelf was released this year which showcases his sublime talents, his relaxed style and his unique personality.