Friday, January 24, 2014

Eamonn Hehir live at Dolans 30/12/2013 Review

Apologies for the delay in putting this one on the blog, Just getting back into the swing of things after a great Christmas.
On the 29th of December a gigging tradition was renewed as local singer songwriter Eamonn Hehir assembled a band and played Dolans..
 A couple of Decembers have gone by without this tradition so it was great to see it back.
Support on the night came from another local singer songwriter by the name of Yann Ryan. Nine days before the gig yann had released a three track ep entitled 'Apple Picking'. I managed to pick up a copy on the night and I was very impressed by the quality. His relaxed story telling much like Fionn Regan with a voice similar to the style of Belle & Sebastian and nice plucking on an acoustic guitar made for a perfect opener. You can check out Yann over here.
Eamonn arrived on stage with his newly formed band slightly different from his last outing back in November 2012 to release his album 'The Flag Listeners'.  (Review) .
This time the line up comprised of John Steele on guitar , James Hanley on keys , Sean Fox on Bass and Tony Brennan on Drums with backing vocals from Siobhan O'Brien and Jenny MacMahon.
The band lashed into a 21 track set on front of a packed upstairs, The band being only newly formed played a blinder and looked like they had been playing for ages The set was mainly taken from the wonderful 2012 release and also some old classics from his Toucandance days and a cover from former band mate the late Des O'Dwyer.
The line up are hoping to play a few gigs around Limerick during 2014, It would be great to see another release too. Cheers for a cracking night!
Cold Year
Angels Share
Rider's Song
Things Will Happen
Before the Song was over
Dry Land
Restless Kind
Little Man
Running Scared
People are Happy in Canada
Clapham Omnibus
Almost Drowning
Gates of Limbo
Steve Brodie took a Chance
Joe Cocker
Cat Stevens
Women on Trains


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