Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Bagatelle to be honored in New York


Legendary Irish band Bagatelle, who have been playing together since the late 1970’s, will be honored at an event in New York City on Thursday, October 1 for their contribution to Irish music. The event celebrates their 30 year anniversary, with proceeds going to benefit the Widows and Children Fund of fallen members of the NYPD.

Created by New York singer-songwriter, Enda Keegan, The Streets Of New York Benefit, named after the song by Bagatelle frontman Liam Reilly, will honor the Irish rockers for all they have given to the world through their music and for opening doors for others who have followed.

“We are so excited to have the opportunity to honor Liam & Bagatelle” said Timothy Bergin, President of the Emerald Society.

Performers for the event, which will begin at 6 p.m. at P.D. O’Hurley’s Bar Pier 84, 44th and 12thAve in New York City, include Bagatelle, Joe Hurley and the Gents, and Enda Keegan. Advance ticket sales are available for $30 and at the door for $35. Tickets can be purchased at P.D. O’Hurley’s or online through Enda Keegan Music at info@endakeegan.com

Formed in Dundalk, Co. Louth, Bagatelle produced a number of hit records over the years including Summer in Dublin, Second Violin, Love is the Reason and Leeson Street Lady. They have shared the stage with some of the top names in the music industry including Bob Marley, Don McClean, The Boomtown Rats, Jose Feliciano and many, many more.

http://www.irishemigrant.com/ie/go.asp?p=story&storyID=5173

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