Wednesday, 16 September 2009

A night of Irish Music


Probably only the Irish would celebrate the first Irish Music night six months to the day before St. Paddy’s Day!

It’s short notice but on Thursday 17th September, the Virgen del Carmen Cultural Centre will play host to two of the area’s most talented folk musicians – Phil Trainor and Bill O’Brien

Bill O’Brian has been gigging around the Costa Blanca for many years now and he has long pedigree in the music business having has toured Europe with Rory Gallagher, played in the Paris Olympia as part of Chuck Berry’s touring band, gigged in the Wembley Arena in a Country Music Festival, formed one of Ireland’s first Punk band in Cork in 1977 and played at more Irish weddings than he can recall!

His first band, however, was an Irish Folk group and it is to this music, the foundation of much of what is good in the best of world music today, that he returns in the company of Phil Trainor. Bill plays guitar, harmonica, bouzouki and (when he can get his hands on one) banjo. He sings a few songs too.

He’s partnered on the night by Belfast lad Phil Trainor, who is a relative newcomer to the music scene. Phil is a multi instrumentalist and Folk music is Phil’s forte; and Irish music in particular. He normally performs as a solo artist and delivers his material with an unplugged feel and a wicked sense of humour.

All proceeds of the gig are to be donated to the charity Esperanza y Vida (Hope and Life), a charity which helps individuals and families recover from addiction – whether that addiction is drug or alcohol related. This is the first time such a concert has been held at the Virgen del Carmen in Torrevieja. A similar St David’s Day celtic themed show was held a few years ago, but this is the first time an Irish Folk music concert has been staged.

Tickets are priced at €5 each and are on sale at the official box office (Taquilla), which is located at the front of the Municipal Theatre, Plaza Miguel Hernández, Torrevieja with the show taking place in the Virgen del Carmen Cultural Centre at 2000 hrs..

For more information about the gig or tickets, please call Phil Trainor on 678 980 237.

Keith Nicol

http://www.torrevieja.com/eng/torrevieja/23423434-irish-music-torrevieja.html

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