Conor Byrne & Whelanslive present
TIM O’BRIEN &
A regular visitor to these shores, Tim O’Brien is one of the great American Folk singers and songwriter’s of our time.
‘A master of American folk music, Irish music, Scottish music – it doesn’t matter; a fine song writer and one of my favorite singers.’ – Mark Knopfler
As well as being a great musician, Tim draws from many influences to create his unique blend of traditional bluegrass, honky tonk, folk, and swing. He helped to form the award-winning bluegrass band ‘Hot Rize’ in 1978, a group he performed with until it disbanded in 1990. He has released several solo albums, worked as a backing musician for other artists, including Mark Knopfler, Maura O’Connell, Jerry Douglas, Dwight Yoakam, and Kate Rusby, and has been a regular guest on RTE TV’s acclaimed music series ‘The Trans Atlantic Sessions’.
Arty McGlynn is without question one of the finest guitar player in Ireland with a unique understanding of music that he performs. Born in Omagh, Co. Tyrone, Arty became one of the most sought after musicians in the country, playing and recording with Christy Moore, Paul Brady, Donal Lunny, Liam O’Flynn and the Chieftains. He also played as a member of Planxty, Patrick Street, De Danann and the Van Morrison Band. His unique take of traditional Irish Guitar playing can be heard in first solo album McGlynn’s Fancy, which to this day is considered by many as a must for any aspiring guitarists in both melody and accompinament.
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(Limited unreserved seating)
Strictly over 18’s, I.D. may be required.
AFTER THE GIG
Whelan’s Indie DJ from 11pm til late plus late bar.