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Tír na nÓg - Live in Carlow

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The Milford Room

Seven Oaks Hotel

Athy Road

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Leo O’Kelly & Sonny Condell are two of the most original and influential songwriters and performers Ireland has ever produced. Their guitars wind and mesh gorgeously together, their voices likewise; nor can they be separated for the quality of their song writing. Songs like Condell’s ‘Our Love Will Not Decay’, ‘Eyelids Into Snow’ and ‘Two White Horses’, and O’Kelly’s ‘Piccadilly’, ‘So Freely’ and ‘Looking Up’ are as good as anything Ireland’s produced in the past four decades.

They caused a sensation both on the folk scene and rock scenes almost as soon as they landed off the boat train to Britain. Before receiving a record contract that summer they already had established themselves in the London folk clubs, with their impromptu appearances and magical original songs.

They were signed to Chrysalis Records in the summer of 1970 within a short time of arriving in London. TÍr na nÓg recorded three timeless albums for the label. John Peel championed the duo from the start, recording many of his famous Peel Sessions with them. They toured with bands as disparate as Jethro Tull, Procol Harum, The Who, Roxy Music and Steeleye Span in the 70's, as well as headlining their own theatre, college and club gigs, garnering a large cult following, which to this day still grows.

Their music, which is often described as psychedelic folk, they have always been renowned for their captivating live performances, a quality which has only been enhanced in the intervening years… hardly surprising for a duo whose name translates as Land Of Eternal Youth!

2015 saw the eagerly awaited release of a new studio album, 'The Dark Dance' - their first since 1973, receiving glowing reviews......

'....oozes with prog-folk magic’ R2 Magazine

‘The Dark Dance is an acoustically mounted piece of great refinement, on a record often embellished by strings and moments of eastern promise'’ Prog Magazine

‘Each of these deceptively serene songs has an underlying mysticism, an arcane quality that cannot be denied' Classic Rock Magazine

See Tír na nÓg live Friday 8th September at the Milford Room, Seven Oaks Hotel Carlow.


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