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Lúmináre Presents: Cup O'Joe

Lúmináre Presents: Cup O'Joe

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Nerve Centre

Magazine Street

Derry

Londonderry

BT48 6HJ

United Kingdom

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Cup O' Joe & Special Guest Conor Mason

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Lūmināre Presents: Cup O'Joe

Special Guest Conor Mason

7.30pm ( Doors - 7pm ) Tickets - £10.00 +bf / OTD £12

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Cup O’Joe

Cup O’Joe is a progressive bluegrass and folk band founded and based in Northern Ireland by three siblings, Tabitha, Benjamin and Reuben Agnew, and later joined by Tabitha’s husband David Benedict. Their unique mix of original compositions and re-imagined traditional songs paired with their lively performances has given them a growing presence in the acoustic music scene surrounding Ireland, The United Kingdom, Mainland Europe, and beyond.

- 𝘼𝙢𝙚𝙧𝙞𝙘𝙖𝙣𝙖 𝙐𝙆 "𝐺𝑜𝑟𝑔𝑒𝑜𝑢𝑠 𝑏𝑙𝑒𝑛𝑑 𝑜𝑓 𝑔𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑙𝑒 𝑏𝑙𝑢𝑒𝑔𝑟𝑎𝑠𝑠 𝑝𝑖𝑐𝑘𝑖𝑛𝑔, 𝑏𝑒𝑎𝑢𝑡𝑖𝑓𝑢𝑙 𝑓𝑜𝑙𝑘 𝑚𝑒𝑙𝑜𝑑𝑖𝑒𝑠 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑚𝑒𝑙𝑙𝑜𝑤 ℎ𝑎𝑟𝑚𝑜𝑛𝑖𝑒𝑠"

- 𝙂𝙞𝙜𝙜𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙉𝙄 "𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘕𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘯 𝘐𝘳𝘪𝘴𝘩 𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘰 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘵𝘸𝘪𝘯𝘦 𝘢 𝘮𝘪𝘹𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘉𝘭𝘶𝘦𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘴𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘧𝘰𝘭𝘬 𝘮𝘶𝘴𝘪𝘤 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘦𝘹𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘢𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘺𝘦𝘵 𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘳𝘦𝘥𝘪𝘣𝘭𝘺 𝘳𝘦𝘭𝘢𝘹𝘪𝘯𝘨"

- 𝐁𝐥𝐮𝐞𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐬𝐬 𝐓𝐨𝐝𝐚𝐲 "𝘐𝘮𝘢𝘨𝘪𝘯𝘦 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘴𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘴 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘢𝘤𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘱𝘭𝘪𝘴𝘩 𝘣𝘦𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺’𝘳𝘦 𝘥𝘰𝘯𝘦"

Their quartet lineup features tight sibling harmonies, tasteful arrangements, compelling originals and virtuosic solos. Tabitha Benedict brings her unique style of banjo playing and delicate vocals to the group, which were both recognised by the IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association). She holds the 2020 Momentum Instrumentalist of the Year Award. Her sensitive and tasteful touch on both banjo and lead vocals blends effortlessly with her bandmates.

Reuben Agnew’s phrenetic guitar breaks, rhythmic drive, and unwavering vocals make him another pillar of this group’s sound. Both Tabitha and Reuben are songwriters with a rare understanding of their own creations and what they want the listener to hear. David Benedict, the newest addition to the group, is a mandolin player of the first order. His leading style of playing is described as “thoughtful, elegant and tastefully complex.” Winner of the IBMA Momentum Award for Mandolin in 2018, his mandolin playing is intricately sophisticated, while also being well established in the deep understanding of the instrument's heritage and early sounds. He plays like he has been with the group since the very start, slotting in on the backbeat effortlessly. Benjamin Agnew beats out the all-important bass tones and lead vocals oftentimes giving the impression he wandered on to stage by accident, but flawlessly holding the backbone of the music.

This band has toured extensively in Ireland, The UK and Europe. Cup O’Joe have made their name known among the folk and bluegrass circuit internationally, with appearances at Celtic Connections, IBMA in North Carolina, and the Omagh Bluegrass Festival in their neighbouring county. In 2015 the band were runners up in the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards, as well as being the first youth band to showcase at IBMA in Raleigh, North Carolina. They have not only made a name for themselves on the touring circuit, but have also appeared in several BBC television documentaries. Some of these have included Burns Night 2019 at Titanic Belfast with Aly Bain, Phil Cunnigham, and Eddi Reader, as well as taking part in the televised series “Sam Henry: Songs of the People.''

In January 2020 they released In The Parting which features nine original songs and one reimagined traditional song from their native Ulster. This new album embodies their fresh new original sounds of progressive bluegrass and Irish folk roots. For several tracks they are joined on fiddle by Niall Murphy (Breaking Trad, Cara Dillon, Nathan Carter) as well as Josh Clark, Dave Molloy and Eilidh Patterson.

Most recently they have released their first collection of Christmas songs, in their five-track EP, Christmas Kin. This short but sweet collection displays a refreshing take on several holiday favourites including In The Bleak Midwinter and Holly Jolly Christmas, as well as the traditional carols Sussex Carol and The Holly Bears a Berry.

"They make a truly gorgeous sound and play with such intuition as only a family can do.” Cara Dillon

“Imagine what these young artists will accomplish before they’re done”

Bluegrass Today

Links

www.cupojoemusic.com

www.facebook.com/cupojoemusic

𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐨𝐫 𝐌𝐚𝐬𝐨𝐧

𝑊𝑖𝑡ℎ 𝑠𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑎𝑙 𝑎𝑙𝑏𝑢𝑚𝑠 𝑢𝑛𝑑𝑒𝑟 ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑏𝑒𝑙𝑡, 𝑀𝑎𝑠𝑜𝑛 ℎ𝑎𝑠 𝑛𝑜𝑤 𝑓𝑜𝑢𝑛𝑑 ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑠𝑝𝑎𝑐𝑒 𝑜𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑚𝑢𝑠𝑖𝑐𝑎𝑙 𝑙𝑎𝑛𝑑𝑠𝑐𝑎𝑝𝑒, 𝑐𝑜𝑛𝑗𝑢𝑟𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑤𝑖𝑠𝑡𝑓𝑢𝑙 𝑤𝑜𝑛𝑑𝑒𝑟𝑚𝑒𝑛𝑡 𝑜𝑓 𝐸𝑙𝑙𝑖𝑜𝑡𝑡 𝑆𝑚𝑖𝑡ℎ, 𝐺𝑟𝑎𝑛𝑑𝑎𝑑𝑑𝑦, 𝑉𝑖𝑙𝑙𝑎𝑔𝑒𝑟𝑠 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑀𝑎𝑡𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑤 𝐽𝑎𝑦.

𝐹𝑙𝑜𝑤𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑔𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑙𝑦 𝑏𝑦, 𝑎𝑚𝑖𝑑 𝑎 𝑠𝑒𝑎 𝑜𝑓 ℎ𝑢𝑠ℎ𝑒𝑑 𝑙𝑖𝑙𝑡𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑣𝑜𝑐𝑎𝑙𝑠, 𝑤ℎ𝑖𝑠𝑝𝑒𝑟𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑙𝑦𝑟𝑖𝑐𝑎𝑙 𝑝𝑜𝑒𝑡𝑖𝑐𝑖𝑠𝑚𝑠 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑠𝑢𝑏𝑡𝑙𝑒 𝑖𝑛𝑠𝑡𝑟𝑢𝑚𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛, 𝑀𝑎𝑠𝑜𝑛 𝑟𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑎𝑙𝑠 ℎ𝑖𝑚𝑠𝑒𝑙𝑓 𝑚𝑎𝑠𝑡𝑒𝑟 𝑜𝑓 ℎ𝑜𝑜𝑘, ℎ𝑎𝑟𝑚𝑜𝑛𝑦, 𝑎𝑛𝑑 ℎ𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑡.

𝐴𝑡 𝑡𝑖𝑚𝑒𝑠 𝑓𝑟𝑎𝑔𝑖𝑙𝑒, 𝑡𝑒𝑛𝑑𝑒𝑟 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑡𝑜𝑢𝑐ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑔, ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑠𝑜𝑛𝑔𝑠 𝑎𝑟𝑒 𝑝𝑎𝑟𝑎𝑑𝑜𝑥𝑖𝑐𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑦 𝑝𝑒𝑟𝑚𝑒𝑎𝑡𝑒𝑑 𝑏𝑦 𝑎𝑛 𝑎𝑖𝑟 𝑜𝑓 𝑟𝑖𝑐ℎ𝑛𝑒𝑠𝑠 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑓𝑜𝑟𝑡𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑤𝑎𝑟𝑚𝑡ℎ, 𝑦𝑒𝑡 𝑠ℎ𝑟𝑜𝑢𝑑𝑒𝑑 𝑖𝑛 𝑚𝑒𝑙𝑎𝑛𝑐ℎ𝑜𝑙𝑦 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑑𝑟𝑎𝑝𝑒𝑑 𝑖𝑛 𝑀𝑎𝑠𝑜𝑛’𝑠 𝑖𝑛𝑡𝑢𝑖𝑡𝑖𝑣𝑒 𝑠𝑜𝑛𝑔𝑤𝑟𝑖𝑡𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑠𝑡𝑜𝑟𝑦𝑡𝑒𝑙𝑙𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑎𝑏𝑖𝑙𝑖𝑡𝑖𝑒𝑠.

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