Friday, September 7, 2012

The Lost Brothers live at Bourkes Bar, Limerick 06/09/2012 Review

First up tonight in Bourkes was Siobhán O'Brien accompanied by Eamonn Hehir, Siobhán played a nice short set of tracks from her latest excellent self titled album. You can check out more from Siobhan over here.

Eamonn is set to release an album in the next coming months after a 12 year hiatus on the release front since 'Blood Mill Road'. The new record is one to watch out for. Great to catch these two live , they play Bourkes regularly so keep an eye out for them of a Wednesday night.

Next on stage were the main act 'The Lost Brothers'. Super to have them back in Limerick after their brilliant show in Bourkes back in January (Review Here) .

I hadn't heard of the duo until that night but after getting their albums on the night they became a great favourite on the ipod. The Lost Brothers made up of Oisin Leech from Navan and Mark McCausland from Omagh have been on the move for quite some time hoping from England to America several times. Within these times they managed to produce two fantastic album in the form of 'Trails of the Lonely'(2008) and last years album 'So Long John Fante'.
2012 see another album in the making with 'The Passing of the Night' getting aired in three weeks time. I have had the pleasure of getting an advanced copy of the album for the last few weeks and my ears have had the most pleasure from this. The new record takes off from where the last one ended which is great as you never wanted the 2011 release to finish. The duo have an amazing ability to tell stories and bring some great old time Americana music into these tales. I'm sure this record will be a huge success, looking at the personnel involved is also staggering which includes Brendan Benson producing it and it features some great musicians including an indielimerick favourite in the form of Ryan Adams and the Cardinals drummer Brad Pemberton. This album is one is not to be ignored! (Order Here)
Tonight the lads played a lovely mix of the three albums with some covers thrown into the mix, they were joined on stage for some numbers by David Murphy to play electric slide guitar and what a superb addition he was. Amazing harmonies and amazing music what more could you ask for on a Thursday night in Limerick with no cover charge. Cheers to Bourkes and to The Lost Brothers!

The Lost Brothers are back in Limerick on the 3rd November to play in Dolans as part of the FMC tour, More details here.

Setlist :
Bird In A Cage
Who could love you more
Send Me Off to Sleep
Now That the Night Has Come
Ribbons and Bows
Oh Brother
Hey Miss Fannie
Pale Moon
In the City
Angry at the Sun
Can I Stay
Goodbye Kid
Lonesome Town (RickyNelson Cover)
The Bop
Under the turquoise sky


1 comment:

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