Jimmy Crowley Lunchtime Session
11th Feb 2016
Jimmy Crowley Lunchtime Session,
Thursday 11th February
€5 entry at the door.
Long known as the voice of Cork, Jimmy Crowley has been a central figure in the Irish folk scene since the enthusiastic reception of his debut album The Boys of Fairhill in 1977. With his band Stokers Lodge their mission was to present the street ballads of Cork city complimented by the ornate folk songs of the rural hinterland of Cork and Kerry in an exciting orchestration of uilleann pipes, concertina, autoharp, harmonium, mandolin, bouzouki and guitar in their native accent.
A great singer, a great wit and storyteller and great character with a unique voice, Jimmy will perform an acoustic lunchtime session at Sirius.
“Jimmy Crowley is a musical icon in Irish tradition. He sings out from his own ground to a world of listeners. And the lift and lilt of his voice is the listener’s joy.” – Micheál Ó Súlleabháin, Irish World Centre, University of Limerick.
“Since I have known Jimmy Crowley, which is quite a while, the qualities which I have admired most in him are his consistency, his integrity, and his ability to adapt and be receptive to all kinds of music, his uniqueness. And for me, he embodies the spirit and voice of Cork and he’s a great singer.” – the late Ronnie Drew.