Padraig Stevens with Leo Moran at the Irish Cultural Center
Padraig Stevens, with Leo Moran of The Saw Doctors, will be playing at the ICC as part of their US tour to promote Padraig's new album "News From The Old Country." This is a rare treat to hear all new songs from Padraig Stevens, a prolific Galway songwriter, with Leo Moran supporting on guitar. Padraig's songs have been recorded by The Saw Doctors, Christy Moore, Eleanor Shanley, and more.
Friday, August 23 at 7:30 pm (doors open at 5:30 pm) at the ICC's Trinity Pub at 429 Morgan Road, West Springfield, MA. Dinner menu will be available before the show - guests are encouraged to arrive early if you will be having dinner. Table or bar seating, shared seating layout. Seating will be in order of purchase, and is at the manager's discretion in order to best fit parties.
*Tickets are limited for this special event. Advance purchase is highly recommended. Cost is $25 ICC Patrons / $30 general for main room / $25 for seating in rear room (some obstructed view - sound is fine, and show will be on tv screen).*
Padraig and Leo will also be performing a short set at the Lúnasa Irish Festival at the ICC the next day on August 24.
"Greetings from Padraig in Tuam, Ireland.
I was happy enough, enjoying my days. Sitting at home and writing songs. Then Leo arrived one day, wondering if I would be interested in doing a few little gigs with him.
He had enjoyed playing the shows he had done with Anto - and later with Davy - but now he just wanted to play his guitar, and 'would I sing some of my songs', he said.
This sounded good to me, so we started in February 2017 with gigs in The Kings Head, Galway and Campbell's Tavern near Headford, both local venues.
We got a great welcome at the shows, the audience enjoyed them, so did we! We did a few more gigs, things were getting better.
Then we discovered we really needed to get some of our music recorded to let people know what to expect when they came to see us play. We went to Sun Street Studio Tuam where our old friend Ken Ralph whipped our sound into shape. With Leo steering we eventually released an album of songs called 'News from the Old Country.' Have a listen!
Playing live is our real vocation though, and we look forward to every show we do, but now with a bundle of gigs booked across New England we are getting very excited to be spreading our wings and playing to new audiences. See you soon."
Irish Cultural Center: Irish House Restaurant and Trinity Pub (View)
429 Morgan Road
West Springfield, MA 01089
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