Blues, Rock, Prog Rock, Folk Rock and Celtic Rock extravaganza!
Prepare to be captivated by not one, not two, but three full bands! Three of Ireland’s favourite’s with this triple-header blues, rock, folk rock & prog rock spectacular which will leave you spellbound!
With Blackbird & Crow and their full band, Gerry Quigley & The Durty Blues Band, The Stone Cold Hobo and his band, along with MC Pat James (Radio Nova) this is one night you don’t want to miss.
Bands will finish around mindnight-ish and will be followed by a special guest rock DJ playing a tribute to our favourite legends of Irish Rock until late around 2am-ish including Thin Lizzy, Gary Moore, Rory Gallagher and more!
“Phil Lynott and Thin LIzzy. Quigley is one of that rare breed”, “Exquisite progressive rock guitar mastery”-Blues Matters magazine UK
“Blackbird & Crow – Ireland’s best new rock & blues talent”- D’Bluez News UK
The Stonecold Hobos -“Man, these cats got it in spades”. Some Randomer, Yellowbatter, DA.
Instrumentalist/Composer and Dublin blues/rock guitarist Gerry Quigley took Blackstairs Blues Festival by storm recently with a knockout debut performace, which is no surprise! Quigley has been captivating crowds where ever he plays since returning home to Ireland after 30 years in Australia.
With his ecclectic mix of guitars and things with strings, including a double-neck mandola/bouzouki and his umistakeable blend of original instrumental blues, mixed with prog and a hint of celtic magic, you will be left dumfounded!
Guitars, Bass, Drums, Keyboards/Synth/Hammond
When onstage together, the Blackbird and the Crow leave nothing behind in the dressing room. The show is a blatant, honest, in your face expression of musical passion. The songs are a timeline of their own life events, delivered with the same honesty and intensity that it took to write them.
The sheer energy and unmistakable blend of powerhouse vocals and foot-stomping, guitar driven rock & blues of Donegal duo Blackbird & Crow will leave you spellbound.
Vocals, Guitar, Drums, Double Bass, Fiddle !
The Stonecold Hobos (Drogheda) are renowned for their own brand of low down mean and dirty “Boyne Delta” blues. Electric slide guitar, an authentic blues harp, plus the tightest rhythm section in the North East, combine to inflict an experience so infectious, you will be left longing for more. Go and see them live! GML.
Guitar, Drums, Bass, Harmonica
Tickets €15 at the door.