Jimmy Crowley’s Cork Folk Club – June 21, 2012
Fresh back from the USA Cork’s legendary Singer/Songwriter/Storyteller Jimmy Crowley will host the Jimmy Crowley’s Cork Folk Club every Thursday in the Windsor LV Cork from 8.30 pm commencing on Thursday 21st of June with a host of special guests and close friends within the folk industry.
Jimmy Crowley has been a central figure in the Irish folk scene since the enthusiastic reception of his debut album The Boys of Fairhill in 1977. With his band Stokers Lodge their mission was to present the street ballads of Cork city complimented by the ornate folk songs of the rural hinterland of Cork and Kerry in an exciting orchestration of uilleann pipes, concertina, autoharp, harmonium, mandolin, bouzouki and guitar in their native accent. Jimmy Crowley’s Cork Folk Club with be an exciting experience for all music lovers especially those with a passion for folk and traditional music and it will be a pleasure to have Jimmy back in Cork a well renowned figure in the music industry, we anxiously await to see array of spectacular musicians that Jimmy will line up to Special Guest with him on a weekly basis.
“Since I have known Jimmy Crowley, which is quite a while, the qualities which I have admired most in him are his consistency, his integrity, and his ability to adapt and be receptive to all kinds of music, his uniqueness. And for me, he embodies the spirit and voice of Cork and he’s a great singer.” Ronnie Drew
With only 50 limited tickets available the folk club is set in a lovely setting which allows you to get up close and personal with the performers and you can relax in a candle light environment and enjoy the magical sounds of Irish folk music at its best.
Each week not only will you have the privilege of listening to some classic tunes and stories which are instilled with history from Jimmy but Jimmy will also have a special Guest with him on the night and an upcoming new artist to support the event. We are pleased to announce that the extraordinary Cork Singer/Songwriter known as the Gentle Genius Mr Ger Wolfe with be Special Guest with Jimmy Crowley on Thursday 21st of June.
Ger is a musician whose music and lyrics are the very embodiment of the Irish spirit and easily evoke the essence of the Irish character.
Ger Wolfe captures the Irish experience in his songs and gently reminds us of the joys of the rural landscape and the Irish condition. The pleasure of strolling by a river, the beauty of birdsong, the pain of loss, war or emigration, all the basic joys, hurt and wonder of life are touched on in a deep and meaningful, often simple, and always powerful way in Ger’s music. Ger Wolfe is a man who’s genuine passion for nature and the simple things in life has captured the hearts of those who’ve encountered him. (Taken from RTE’s Gentle Genius Forgotten Poet Programme)
In the words of Christy Moore “Ger Wolfe’s songs always raise my spirits”.
Tickets for the event are €10 and are available from the Windsor LV or on the door on the night. Doors open 8pm and show commences at 8.30pm sharp. Definitely a Folk Club not to be missed.