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By: Sligo Events  05/12/2011

“Sligo” compilation album going on sale in December in aid of Croi, North West Hospice and Sligo Cancer Support Centre.

Artists include:

Artwork and Photography – Michael Gormley

A little night music

Friday 14 October 2011 at 8pm
Sligo Methodist Church
Wine St Sligo
(followed by a light supper)

Tickets 20e(18e conc) from the Hawkswell Theatre
Tel no 0719161518

The Cappa ensemble will play music by Bach, Liszt, Bax and Mozart as well as a new work by IAN WILSON especially commissioned
by Music Network

Named after the celebrated 17th-century Italian violin-maker Gioffredo Cappa, this exciting young chamber ensemble has quickly established itself as a quartet of outstanding artistry, touring extensively in Australasia and Japan as well as throughout the UK. Winner of Music Network’s Young Musicwide competition in 2009, the quartet boasts a line-up of top performers in their own right.

“Noct is a night piece, inspired by the constellated sky and the idea of gathering darkness. Noct relates most closely to the slower movements of the Mozart and Bax works, but more like an after-image rather than a reflection.” Ian Wilson

“In Schumann’s Piano Quartet, it was as if the lights had come on. Everything worked. There was subtlety and power in the playing, and an easy give-and-take not apparent elsewhere. This was the kind of spot-on performance that must have brought them their Young Musicwide success in the first place.” Michael Dervan Irish Times.

Following Jerry’s massive sell out concert during Sligo Live last year – The Model is delighted to welcome back one of Ireland’s leading troubadours and rabble rousing entertainers this Saturday night August 6  at 9pm. Cross Tom Waits with a circus show band, add a touch of Jacques Brel and Mink de Ville, lather a little Dr. John, Dean Martin and the Fun Loving Criminals . and you’re coming close to the sound of the inimitable Jerry Fish and The Mudbug Club .Without question one of the finest live acts in Ireland today

Originally a duo composed of guitarists Donal Gunne and Pearse Feeney, Túcan is now a four-piece outfit with the added fat bass lines of Keith Kelly and thumping drums of Paul Wehrly. The expansion to a four-piece band has added another dimension to the energetic play of the acoustic instrumentalists Gunne and Feeney. They are one of the most exciting Irish bands on the live scene in Ireland with an explosive show that spell-binds audiences leaving them gasping for breath.

Following the huge success of Túcan’s “Factory Sessions” videos, the Daft Punk and Prodigy covers which took youtube and facebook by storm and catapulted the band, temporarily, as “most popular Irish music group”- the band have been working on a new album and entirely new live show which will debut as part of The Model’s Lúnasa programme.  Look forward to a new sound accompanied by a visual show by this innovative ground breaking Sligo based band. “We have been playing around with some different instruments so it will be broader sonically than the last album. It will be less latin influenced and more like acoustic post-rock with some funky grooves. Our plan is to invite a few musical friends into the recording so you can expect a few surprises ranging from brass to beats to, dare I say it, even vocals… “ (Donal Gunne –Túcan)

Special guets and late night DJ’s. This is a standing event, but we don’t expect you to stand still!

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Bobby Kimball – Biography

Bobby started playing piano at the young age of 4 years old. His Mother had the rare gift of “Perfect Pitch”, and could play just about anything she heard. This was an inspiration to Bobby and his oldest brother, and soon both of them started their own bands when Bobby was only 8 year old. The members of Bobby’s band were the younger brothers of his oldest brother’s band.
Growing up in Louisiana was truly a gift for Bobby, due to such a wide variety of music styles and fantastic musicians to play with. Living about 10 miles from the Texas border played a big role in his music career, because there were so many 5000 seat clubs stationed along the Texas border inside Louisiana. The drinking age in Texas was 21 years old, and in Louisiana it was 18 years old. This leaves little doubt as to why these 5000 seat clubs were completely packed on the weekends, and it was a huge influence on Bobby’s decision to become a musician instead of a Medical Doctor. After 5 years of University studies in the medical field, Bobby decided to follow the path that made him the happiest, and he became a full-time musician.

After playing and singing with about 15 different bands in Louisiana and Texas, Bobby ended up in a band called “The Levee Band”, which became a high watermark of musicianship and talent. In the middle of a tour with The Levee band, Bobby received a call from a long time musician friend, Jon Smith, who asked him to come to LA and sing with the musicians who had made up the band “Three Dog Night”, one of Bobby’s favorite bands ever. He had to make a very hard decision to leave, not only one of the best bands he had ever played with, but also his native Louisiana home.

After arriving in LA to meet the band, things changed drastically for Bobby. He was finally in the city where the music industry thrived, and most of the great musicians and singers who had created the hit songs that drew him into the fold to become a musician were living and working. After this band got together, they signed a contract with CBS Records under the name “S.S. Fools”, which was the title of the first and only LP recorded by them. This band lasted for about 18 months before Bobby decided to leave them for better opportunities. During the rehearsal stages of “S.S. Fools”, Bobby first met, and became friends with Jeffery Porcaro (then, the drummer with “Steely Dan”), and David Paich (who had just co-written the Grammy winning “Silk Degrees” LP with Boz Scaggs). Jeff and David were at most of our rehearsals, because they loved the music of “Three Dog Night” as well. A few months after leaving S.S. Fools, Bobby was asked by Jeff and David (the initial founders of Toto), to become the lead singer. There were no questions, nor hesitation about his decision to join this band. They were the best musicians Bobby had ever heard, and a perfect platform for his voice.

The very first LP Toto released, entitled “Toto”, broke out with the massive hit single, “Hold The Line”. The band was nominated for a Grammy as “Best New Band” that year, but lost to “A Taste of Honey”.
Toto’s music was very well received and the band built a huge following of very loyal fans. Bobby was in the band for the recording of the first 4 records (“Toto”, “Hydra”, “Turn Back”, and “TotoIV”). It was the “Toto IV CD” that absolutely defined the band, and it’s future. At the 1982 Grammy Awards, The “Toto IV” CD was nominated for a “record breaking” NINE Grammy Awards. Out of these nine nominations, the band won SIX Grammy Awards, based on the strength and popularity of the song, “Rosanna”. Also, Steve Lukather, co-writer of “Turn Your Love Around”, with Jay Gradon and Bill Champlin, won a 7th Grammy. Altogether, the band brought home 7 Grammy Awards that evening, …which set a precedent for the number of Grammy Awards ever won by a single band in one year.

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Contact Patrick on 087 205 9841.

The Garavogue Bar,
11.00 – 18.00,
Free Entry.

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“Yeats, Joyce & Black 47″

Kirwan, a founding member and mainstay of riotous New York-Irish rock n’roll band Black 47, and all around renaissance man (novelist, playwright, memoirist, historian, musical theatre composer, DJ) presents the world premiere of his new one-man show.

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The Paddy Killoran Festival has been postponed till later on this year because of its proximity to Fleadh Chonnacht 2011
which is taking place in Ballymote, June 27th – July 3rd.

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Fionn Regan is a difficult man to pin down musically. Just two albums into an extremely promising career, this sublimely gifted singer-songwriter has already demonstrated a staggering lack of regard for following the rules.

Regan’s calling card was the beautiful Mercury-nominated The End Of History which included songs such as ‘Be good or be gone’ and ‘Put a penny in the slot’. Rather than follow it up with more of the same pastoral loveliness, he made The Shadow of an Empire, and with it didn’t so much flaunt convention, as trample all over it to produce a collection every bit as beguiling as its predecessor, but bursting with more ideas and sounds than some acts have in a lifetime. We await his next album due in early August with bated breath. In the meantime, be one of the first to hear some brand new material, and enjoy a special solo acoustic performance from one of the most mercurial musical talents around.

Don’t miss this unforgettable evening Saturday July 16th at 8pm.

‘Regan can be sassy and scruffy, or quiveringly sincere, but he’s never uninteresting’ The Guardian

‘Likened to a young Bob Dylan by those lost for a better way to describe a talented singer-songwriter-His   material certainly stands up to the test’ Mail on Sunday

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