Making a rare appearance here in Cornwall, and specially for the Charles Causley Festival, Music @ No8 is delighted to present Irish music giants, Tir na nOg
Leo O’Kelly & Sonny Condell are two of the most original and influential songwriters and performers Ireland has ever produced. Their guitars wind and mesh gorgeously together, their voices likewise; nor can they be separated for the quality of their songwriting. Songs like Condell’s ‘Our Love Will Not Decay’, ‘Eyelids Into Snow’ and ‘Two White Horses’, and O’Kelly’s ‘Piccadilly’, ‘So Freely’ and ‘Looking Up’ are as good as anything Ireland’s produced in the past four decades.
They were signed to Chrysalis Records in May 1970 within days of arriving in London, suitcases and guitars in hand. Tir na nOg recorded three timeless albums for the label. John Peel championed the duo from the start, recording many of his famous Peel Sessions with them. They toured with bands as disparate as Jethro Tull, Procol Harum, The Who, Roxy Music and Steeleye Span in the 70's, as well as headlining their own theatre, college and club gigs, garnering a large cult following, which to this day still grows.
2015 saw the eagerly awaited release of a new studio album, 'The Dark Dance' - their first since 1973, receiving glowing reviews......
'....oozes with prog-folk magic’ R2 Magazine
‘The Dark Dance is an acoustically mounted piece of great refinement, on a record often embellished by strings and moments of eastern promise'’ Prog Magazine
‘Each of these deceptively serene songs has an underlying mysticism, an arcane quality that cannot be denied' Classic Rock Magazine
Doors open at 6.30pm
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Follow Tir na nOg and find out more about their music from their website http://www.tirnanog-progfolk.com