The Unwanted.

Tullamore return for The Unwanted

The Club Sessions is delighted to bring The Unwanted back to Tullamore Rugby Club on Friday, February 3rd next.

The band played the same venue back in November 2018 and were hugely popular with the audience.

The rich musical traditions of the Atlantic Fringe – from Ireland to Appalachia and beyond, are the source material and inspiration for The Unwanted who are three Sligo-based musicians, each with exceptional talent and a lifetime of dedication to their music.

Together, The Unwanted demonstrate a deep understanding and appreciation of the music of both the old world and the new, and their music embodies the continuing process of transformation arising from the musical ebb and flow along the Atlantic Fringe.

Roscommon born Cathy Jordan, lead singer for acclaimed group Dervish, moves effortlessly and with soaring voice between sean-nós, Appalachian ballad and contemporary folk song, lending rich accompaniment on bodhrán, bouzouki and guitar-ukelele. Her engaging stage presence and easy interaction with the audience turns a simple concert into an evening at home among good friends.

Sligo native Seamie O’Dowd (guitar, fiddle, dobro) grew up steeped in the tradition of Sligo fiddling, early on expanding his repertoire to include new world traditions. Today, he is as accomplished playing blues on slide guitar as he is playing jigs and reels.

Seamie is well known both from his years with Dervish and from his performing with the best of Irish traditional musicians, such as piper Liam O’Flynn and accordionist Máirtín O’Connor.

Rick Epping (harmonica, concertina, banjo, jaw harp), a native of California, has been moving back and forth between Ireland and the United States for fifty years and has been playing the music of both lands since childhood.

Having played with past musical greats as varied as Bill Monroe, Mance Lipscomb, Doc Watson and Joe Cooley, Rick brings to the group a wealth of experience and authentic style.

A night of top-quality music and song is guaranteed in an intimate setting on Friday, February 3 next.

Doors open in Tullamore Rugby Club at 7.30pm. Concert starts at 8pm.

Cost €15 (cash only please) Contact 086 1677330.

Tullamore Club Sessions is supported by Offaly Arts and Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sports and Media.