Overview Of Live At Saint Lukes December 2017

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This article was first published in The Evening Echo [Cork] on 2017-12-7

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Having just announced the ‘It Takes A Village’ festival to be held in Trabolgan in April 2018, the promotion team that is The Good Room finish off 2017 with a tremendous run of concerts in Live At Saint Lukes. Interestingly the line up is made up entirely of homegrown acts which is a great reflection of the talent in Ireland at the moment.

This weekend features Declan O’Rourke presenting his Chronicles Of The Great Irish Famine album/song cycle which he has spent the last 15 years writing and recording. He will be accompanied by his 8 piece band which includes John Sheahan of The Dubliners. (Saturday 9, Sunday 10)

Little Green Cars also return to the venue to play two gigs to give an airing to some material off their new album due out next year, as well as their much loved songs such as ‘The John Wayne’, ‘My Love Took Me Down To The River To Silence Me’ and ‘Harper Lee’.  (Wednesday 13, Thursday 14)

The following day features two separate concerts, starting with the long running annual fundraising Christmas Carols concert by the Saint Lukes Male Voice Choir and The Jingle Belles at 5pm; and later that evening there will be a double bill concert by Jack O’Rourke and Marlene Enright, who have both received significant national radio airplay throughout 2017. (Friday 15)

The rest of that weekend features The Four Of Us – will their Christmas be a ‘Mary’ one? – just back from a recent German tour. (Saturday 16). The next night Damien Dempsey will be filling the former church with songs from his well received SoulSun album released this May as well as ‘Sing All Our Cares Away’, ‘It’s All Good’ ‘Apple Of My Eye’ and his many other crowd favourites. (Sunday 17)

 

The ‘most musicians in one night’ award will be probably be taken by freezerRoom when they are joined by Gemma Sugrue & The Voiceworks Choir, collectively they will be playing the entire ‘Fire On The Ocean’ album that the band launched this year live at Electric Picnic, as well as playing some of Gemma’s own upcoming solo material. (Wednesday 20)

 

Another Cork act that will take the stage is Talos, who has had a tremendous year by anyone’s standards, with shows in London and New York in support of his debut album ‘Wild Alee’ – which was launched in Live At Saint Lukes this April – gaining great responses. (Thursday 21, Friday 22)

The last three musical options to catch at Live At Saint Lukes in 2017 are The Hothouse Flowers, a band who never fail to create a cracking musical atmosphere. (Thursday 28) The singer and raconteur Jerry Fish performing ‘The Songs & Tall Tales Of Jerry Fish’ which starts as a theatre show and turns into a gig ‘Celebrate’ing his life story. (Friday 29) Brian Deady will be the final act to play there and will certainly sign it off in style. (Saturday 30)

 

Tickets and more information for all the events can be found at www.liveatstlukes.com

 

 

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