Friday 28th October sees Liverpool Acoustic Live teaming up with the Liverpool Irish Festival for the second year at the View Two Gallery on Mathew Street and they've got a real international flavour once more
Tickets are £5 in advance or £6 on the door. Tickets for all Liverpool Acoustic shows are available from wegottickets.com/liverpoolacoustic
Doors open at 8.00pm with music starting at 8.30pm sharp. The night finishes at 11.15pm
Dave O'Grady - End Of The Line
Dave O'Grady - I (Don't Want To) Love You
Greta & Maev - Mannelig
Greta & Maev - Spanish Boots of Spanish Leather
John McGurgan - Can't Sentence A String
John McGurgan - On The Nose
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Dave O'Grady is a 22 year old from Dublin, now resident in Liverpool. His unique style of music fuses blues and folk, creating a most sympathetic sound which, when paired with his haunting voice, define him as an outstanding live performer.Since embarking on his musical journey he has shared the stage with such legends at Jon Bon Jovi, Seal, Russel Watson, The Christians and Ringo Star. He has opened for Marcus Bonfanti, and most recently supported Sandi Thom on her UK tour.Dave's debut EP on Guardian Angel Records is called Dirty Little Secret and is available from iTunes on November 1st.Dave is launching Dirty Little Secret on Thursday 3rd November at Studio 2 on Parr Street - details here.daveogrady.com
Greta & Maev hail from the Faroe Islands and Ireland respectively, and they met somewhere in the middle - Liverpool. They are a harp/violin duo, though they play both instrumental and vocal-centred music, bringing harmonies and foreign languages to the ear. They play everything from Scandinavian and Celtic traditional music to modern folk songs.
John McGurgan says "Maybe I think I’d like to have a log cabin in the mountains and build my own guitars. Spend the twilight on the porch in a tin bath, with a glass of wine and a smoke, my ears tuned into Hank and Bill. Such contentment. Love listening. Need my guitar, and of course, all those mystical notions of the longed for that I seem to arc around it."
John McGurgan is from Belfast and has supported Josh Rouse, Duke Special, Rodrigo Y Gabriella, Anni Rossi, and Devon Sproule. In addition he duetted with John Smith at the Dragonfly Festival in Sweden.
Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight #55 - October 2011
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. The theme music is King of the Faeries by Andrew Ellis
from his CD Midnight On The Water.