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Mikey Kenney Band + Firepit Collective + Rumpsteppers
March 18, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - March 19, 2017 @ 2:00 am£7 – £8
Mikey Kenney – majestic singer, poetic songwriter, and English folk, Irish, Celtic, Bluegrass and Americana style fiddle player and multi-instrumentalist – could’ve been born any time in the past 500 years, but it’s no coincidence that he is alive and well today; for there are no coincidences in nature or the music that grows from its seed. This is indeed a stroke of luck for today’s booking agents, tavern owners, and all present and future lovers of ‘the real’.
A veritable magician of such substantive law, Kenney’s music (solo or collaborative) is a subtly powerful homage to the earth and hearts of humankind, and it succeeds from the bawdy level of spit and sawdust barroom sing-alongs to the lofty heights of the soul set free. Once heard, never forgotten.
For this special Paddy’s Weekend gig, Mikey will bring many members from his band, the Saltcutters. Expect a full on ceilidh sound with fiddle, flute, banjo, guitar, whistle, bass, drums, bodhran and more TBA!
A blend of modern and traditional music along with jigs and reels; folk music has been taken in, anarchised and re-processed with a real hard political edge. Jay Terrestrial and the Firepit Collective have a large and enthusiastic fanbase who never fail to liven up the venues where they play.
“Edgy, anarchic, protest movement stuff – this is not folk for the faint-hearted. Whatever your political views you cannot fault their musicianship. One bouzouki, one guitar (oh, and they were joined informally by a spoons player ‘we found in a hedgerow’), one amazing, intricate, uplifting sound.” -Wells Journal, Priddy Folk Festival review
“Cheeky cool vintage remix and beyond. Rumpsteppers are fast building an enviable reputation for themselves, smashing it across the universe with their infectious party vibes.” — DJ Chris Tofu, Continental Drifts
Rumpsteppers regularly appear at the biggest festivals and parties in the UK, spinning just about any kind of tune from any era. They always bring unbelievable amounts of energy to the stage, intelligent eclectic mixing and mesmerizing vocal gymnastics. Come and get down to some electro swing, global bass, ghetto funk and DnB!
We’re open from 10:30am serving food from 12-10pm.