Phil Callery, Peter Browne & Gerry Harrington are playing a few dates in October, including Blessington:
9th Oct 2009; Listowel Co. Kerry
10th Oct 2009 Waterville Co. Kerry
11th Oct ’09 Blessington Co. Wicklow @ 7.00 pm at the Blessington Forum Theatre in St Mary’s.
For the Blessington concert, contact Pat Conlon on 087-0752072; tickets €15.
Peter Browne currently works as Senior Producer-in-Charge of Music Programmes in RTÉ Radio One
with a special interest in traditional music. He has played as a session musician on recordings by such people as Paul Brady, Maura O’ Connell, Mary Black, Mick Hanley, The Dubliners, Scullion and Cór Chúil Aodha and has also been part of various ventures in modern experimental music and has played the works of Bill Whelan, Michael Holohan, Roger Doyle and Paddy Meegan. He has featured as soloist with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra on their 1997 North American Tour and frequently attends gatherings of Uilleann pipers as guest teacher, lecturer and performer.
September 1999 saw the European release of a stunning new album “From The Edge of Memory” by Phil Callery & The Long Wave Band. This is the first solo album from Phil Callery who is probably best known for his work with The Voice Squad. The album contains 13 tracks including, The Bonny Blue Eyed Lassie, Annan Waters, The Green Linnet and Stolen Child. For this album Phil is joined by “The Long Wave Band” featuring some of Ireland’s finest musicians such as Niall O’Callanáín on Bouzouki, Kevin Murphy on Cello, Colm McCaughey on fiddle, Jimmy Faulkner on guitar and
Belinda Morris on oboe and saxophone.
Gerry Harrington grew up in Kenmare County Kerry under the influence of some of the great players of the day, Connie O’Connell, Dennis McMahon, Séamus Creagh and Jackie Daly. Gerry’s music was brought to a wider audience during the nineties through the release of two exquisite albums with accordion player Eoghan O’Sullivan, Scéal Eile and The Smokey Chimney. Another perfect match was formed when Gerry recorded The New Road with button accordion master Charlie Piggott. Gerry has recently recorded “Fortune Favours The Merry” with very well known Sligo flute player Peter Horan from Killavil. Gerry met Peter at the James Morrison Festival in Riverstown, Co. Sligo in 2000 and they have been friends and musical partners since.