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Hank Wedel:

born in Dayton, Ohio, USA to an Irish mother and an American father…
Hank lived in NYC with them, and two younger sisters, until 1974
when all moved to his mother’s hometown of Mallow, Co. Cork…
another sister arrived there in 1979…
He went to UCC from ’81-’85 to learn to be a high school teacher
but was busking on the streets of Cork most of that time with like minded hippie friends…
All thru ’86-’88 he was involved with two bands in Cork and NYC…
“Open Kitchen” and “Princes Street” …
They resided in “The Lobby Bar”, played live, toured, recorded, put music out,
appeared on radio and TV…
and his life has been a cycle of this pattern ever since…
Hank returns to DeBarras with his new record ‘Living in the Land of Love’

GreenShine
GREENSHINE is a family band comprising Noel Shine, Mary Greene and their daughter Ellie who specialize in close family harmonies and intricate multi-instrumental stringwork.
If there was one song that captured the imagination of the public this Summer it has to be The Girl in the Lavender Dress, the beautiful single which is taken from their recently released album of the same name. The song was penned by band member Mary Greene. Something about it’s sense of optimism and hopeful message, Ellie Shine’s clear, young voice and supporting harmonies, strings and instrumentation cut through the sometimes very dark news of the Summer. It was retained on the RTE Radio 1 playlist for three months where it received the most plays of any track for the month of August and was judged No. 1 Pick of the Pack by Jukebox Connect as well as reaching No. 1 in the iTunes Ireland Singer Songwriter Chart. It’s optimism was such a tonic that it was shared all over the world via the internet and copies of the album have so far reached three continents of the globe and counting.
RTE Presenter and Producer Aonghus McAnally described it as:

“One of the most creative things to come out of Ireland for quite a while.”

While broadcasting legend Alf McCarthy opined that it was “The sound of the Summer.”

On the night you’ll hear a set list that covers their own beautiful songs and folk classics from both sides of the Atlantic as well as the odd rock or

pop surprise done in their own distinctive style. Greenshine’s beautiful new album The Girl in the Lavender Dress is available in Golden Discs

 

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