CEOL | MUSIC
The Ghostlight Sessions
Pine The Pilcrow, Bairie, Patata, Gerry Hodgers. MC – Dean Maywood
Date: Wednesday October 2
Venue: Balor Arts Centre, Ballybofey
Time: 8.00pm / Cost: €10
Rising piano, cello and violin trio, Pine The Pilcrow, released their debut EP in March 2016 and haven’t looked back since. They made many of that year’s ‘Best Of’ lists, including Nialler 9’s, The Thin Air and The Last Mixed Tape and were nominated for an IMRO Award for their song, Don’t Need Me.
Bairie are led by Derry songstres, Emily McCormick. Their music is best described as ‘melancholic folk’ with hints of neo-soul, pyschedelic rock and jazz. The release of their debut single, Mr Green, led to a live performance on BBC Radio Ulster’s Electric Mainline programme, as well support shows with the likes of Duke Special and Ryan Vail.
Patata (aka Shane Devlin) is an open, honest and diverse songwriter and performer. His songs draw on raw emotion delivered through a prism of folk, rock, pop and jazz influences. His soulful, mellow voice a perfect complement to the innate musicality of his songs.
Singer songwriter Gerry Hodgers hails from Slane Vilage where he’s run The Purple Sessions in Boyle’s Pub for over a decade. Inspired by Guy Clark, Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen, his finger style guitar with open tunings and chord voicings perfectly express the evocative emotions of his music.
Tickets for this event are available from The Balor Arts Centre, Balybofey.
Tel: 074 91 31840
For all Festival events, tickets will be available for purchase at the venue on the evening of the performance. To avoid disappointment, however, please plan arrive at the venue at least 20 minutes before the advertised showtime.