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FAI & CIGF17 Presents:
Laura Cortese (US) Ye Vagabonds (IRL) & Moxie (IRL)
DeBarra’s Folk Club, Clonakilty :
Tuesday 19th September 9pm


Clonakilty International Guitar Festival are proud to partner with Folk Alliance International to Co.Host their inaugural European event right here in Guitartown! This pilot event will see the best of our emerging folk artists perform showcase events in the prestigious & historic music venues for which west Cork is famed, before dovetailing seamlessly into the 13th edition of the Clonakilty International Guitar Festival.
West Cork is rightfully proud of its food and beautiful landscapes, but the other natural resource we have is a vibrant musical culture. A perfect backdrop for this inaugural event, Drawing Folk Alliance delegates from all over the globe to our corner of paradise. As well as the panel discussions and showcase concerts,
The event will also include the presentation of the FAI Lifetime Achievement Award to Dónal Lunny. Celebrating his contribution to traditional music over his stellar career. Lunny will join Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger and Mavis Staples in receiving this award.
Confirmed Irish artists include: Wallis Bird, Lankum, Mick Flannery, Moxie, John Spillane, Lisa O’Neill, Ye Vagabonds, I Draw Slow, Mide Houlihan, John Blek and Sam Clague.
International artists will include Laura Cortese (US) John Smith (UK), The Mae Trio (AUS) and Steve Poltz (US).

Tickets are onside now for the showcase concerts:
FAI & CIGF Presents:
Laura Cortese (US) Ye Vagabonds (IRL) & Moxie (IRL)
DeBarra’s Folk Club, Clonakilty :
Tuesday 19th September 9pm

“MOXIE is the music of a new era, where fluidity, cross-pollination, and innovation are the future and salvation of Irish music.” – Irish Examiner 2016

’Irresistible, revolutionary energy’ – The Irish Times *****

“Every track is a triumph” – Irish Music Magazine

“Harmonious, energetic and tenacious, there’s no idea where Moxie will take

you.” – Lynette Fay, BBC

“A high energy cocktail that defies easy categorization…accordion trad meets

banjo bluegrass with a contemporary rhythm section that takes many a

jubilant left turn. This is highly charged 21st Century Irish music.”

Carl Corcoran, RTE
All hailing from Ireland’s untamed West Coast MOXIE are: Cillian Doheny (tenor banjo/guitar), Jos Kelly (button accordion/keyboard), Darren Roche (button accordion), Ted Kelly (tenor banjo) and Paddy Hazelton (percussion).

Their music has a solid traditional backbone, inspired and shaped by the surrounding of the west of Ireland, but with progressive, world and jazz influences creeping into their music it makes for a truly heady and distinctive sound, putting them at the forefront of new acoustic music from Ireland.

In August 2014 they released their debut album ‘Planted’ to critical acclaim. With their unmistakable approach, MOXIE are becoming a festival favourite in Europe, America, Australia and beyond garnering a reputation for their highly charged live performances.

In 2016 MOXIE provided the musical landscape for the dance show: ‘Prodijig, The Revolution.’ After 3 weeks of performance in Ireland’s famous Cork Opera House, extra dates were added due to demand. The show has received rave reviews and will no doubt be back for a run in 2017.

Reviewers called it –

’Irresistible, revolutionary energy’ – The Irish Times *****

‘Streetwise, fast moving, clever…full of superb moments’ – Irish Examiner ****

Laura Cortese
(of Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards)
Cutting her teeth as a sideman in Boston’s roots music scene, Laura Cortese forged a unique path through a pool rich in talent (due to a large population of Berklee School of Music graduates like herself) including stints as an instrumentalist with Band of Horses, Pete Seeger, Rose Cousins, Jocie Adams (of the Low Anthem), and Uncle Earl. Her Compass Records debut, CALIFORNIA CALLING, is the next step in her career as a frontwoman and bandleader – she and her Dance Cards, (Cellist Valerie Thompson, fiddler Jenna Moynihan, and bassist Natalie Bohrn) break new ground with a bold and elegant new album, based in the lyrical rituals of folk music but exploring new territories of rhythm and sonics. With the support of Sam Kassirer, album producer of folk-pop favorites like Lake Street Dive and Joy Kills Sorrow, they’ve created something that’s simultaneously rowdy, delicate and cinematic. This is post-folk that seriously rocks.

Brothers Brían and Diarmuid Mac Gloinn grew up playing music together around their hometown of Carlow, a small town in the southeast of Ireland. After moving to Dublin in 2012, they quickly became a staple of the live music and session scene in Ireland, playing their own original songs as well as folk songs from Ireland, Scotland, England and America.

In 2014 they came to the attention of Arbutus Yarns’ music filmmaker Myles O Reilly, whose videos gained international attention for the brothers for the first time.

After a chance meeting at Electric Picnic in September 2015, the brothers performed onstage with Glen Hansard, who immediately invited them to open for him on his European tour the following October.

Their debut EP Rose & Briar was released on October 7th 2015.

Since then, they have been busy touring Ireland, the UK and Europe, opening for acts such as Villagers, Roy Harper and Lisa Hannigan (whose band they played in for her Irish tour, June 2016). They have also played sold out headline shows in Ireland, Paris, Geneva and Solothurn, Switzerland.

They have made numerous television and live radio appearances in Ireland, and were featured in Ep. II of Myles O’Reilly and Donal Dineen’s music programme This Ain’t No Disco in March 2017. They were also part of ‘Imagining Home’, a live broadcast concert in the National Concert Hall of Ireland, 2016, curated by Glen Hansard, Philip King and Gary Sheehan.

Ye Vagabonds are currently finishing their highly anticipated debut album, due to be released in Autumn 2017.





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