Sunday, 26 July 2015

More Music From KILLARNEY FOLKFEST.

Keeping with a music theme for another couple of posts.  We saw 2 more performances on Friday night at the inaugural Killarney Folkfest.  It was a bit like going to Glastonbury because you got a green wrist band placed on your wrist.  This allowed you to go outside and into the main hall.
Keeva


Keeva


Any way the first band to kick off the Killarney Folk Fest was Keeva.  They played a little stage just outside the Killarney INEC building.  I think they should get mainstage status next year.  They are made up of Alan Doherty (flautist), Tola Custy (violinist) and Gerry Paul (Guitarist).  They play traditional Irish and contemporary music.  Gerry Paul also writes children's books and sings songs aimed at kids.  They performed one song called:

"I'm a tug boat."

It's a really catchy tune and here's a video of it I found on You Tube:


I think Keeva are great.  Here's a video of them playing more traditional music on the Irish television channel TG4.  It's called: "Hangaw".  The flutist reminded me of Ian Anderson from Jethro Tull.

Think I will go to Killarney for the weekend next year.




6 comments:

  1. Wow! It looks like a great place, i'd love to go :) i adore music like that. Well, i love most types of music (apart from dance, which is just noise) but i love music that makes you just stop and listen. I'm always in awe of people who can play instrument, i've been learning guitar for the past year, and i watch people play and remind myself that this is how they started and got to be so great :)

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  2. I have very eclectic music taste too. Killarney Folkfest was made up of people of all ages and they were a very polite and appreciative audience. Killarney is like the English lake district with a town that's got lots of things to do. There is also plenty of retail therapy and yet you are so near the countryside. I wish I could play the guitar. I use to write a lot of poetry and even a few songs. Thanks!

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  3. If you like folk music Dave you should go to the Ortigueira folk festival, held over four days in July.

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  4. Hi Anne. Just Googled Ortigueira folk festival. It looks good. I like lots of different kinds of music especially progressive classic rock. Not much of that here but there is a lot of folk and traditional music in Ireland. Thanks!

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  5. Love the music in the second utube with Keeva. Just lovely!

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  6. Hi Texan. Keeva seem to really love their music and are very fine musicians. Do get to see any bands in Texas? I saw Kansas and Suzanne Vega in Warsaw last year.

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