Wednesday, February 20, 2013

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THIS MONTH’S New Ross Song Club will feature three fast rising stars of the contemporary Irish music scene among the performers.

The Song Club is a monthly initiative that takes place in Bolg Bui, on Mary Street, on the last Friday of each month.

Graham Murray, from Wexford, has recently signed to an American record label and while firmly fixed within the country genre his songs transcends boundaries and appeal to music lovers of all tastes.

For his performance in New Ross, Graham will be joined by members of his band, the Rusty Stringz.

His debut E.P. has just been released and has been picked up on radio playlists throughout America, Britain, and Europe.

Jennifer Byrne will also be appearing on the night. The Wexford based singer/songwriter has just released an album, ‘Suitcase’, which features a stunning selection of original songs very much in the mould of Joni Mitchell. She has also been creating a big stir for herself in media circles and has attracted attention from music magazines and record companies.

She will be showcasing some tracks from her album in Bolg Bui which could accurately be described as folk with a world music feel.

Shane Kenny will also be among the performers on Friday night – fresh from shooting a video for his track, ‘Rolls Off Your Tongue’. Another very talented songwriter from Co. Wexford he his in negotiations with a record label in America at the moment and expectations are high that his career is set to take off in 2013.

Regular performers, The Fishdrinkers, will showcase some of their original music.

The band’s blend of country blues is infectious and the fact they perform an all-original set makes experiencing them live all the more worthwhile.

Visitors to the club can also expect some impromptu performances from other musicians who happen to drop in on the night.

Anyone interested in performing at the New Ross Song Club can find out more details by contacting Brendan Keane at bkeane27@gmail.com.

The song club is open to people of all levels of experience and the only stipulation is that original songs must be included in the set. Performers are encouraged to play acoustically [through a PA which is provided].

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