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Frankie Lane & Paul Kelly @ The Gallery Sessions

The Island Music Club Presents:

Frankie Lane & Paul Kelly

The Gallery Cafe, Gort, Co Galway

Sun Oct 23rd, 9pm (doors 8:30pm), Adm : €15

Bookings 086-8599957 or from  The Gallery Cafe at 091 630630

Frankie Lane ( Guitar, Dobro and Vocals) and Paul Kelly (Violin and Mandolin).

A night with Frankie Lane & Paul Kelly is a night of fun and wild entertainment.
They are one of the best-known duos touring in Ireland at the moment. What sets Frankie and Paul apart from other duos is the sheer scope of their material. You’ll hear Irish Traditional tunes and songs, American Folk, Western Swing, Jazz, Classical, Bluegrass, and even a
Gypsy number or two!

Frankie Lane
As one of Ireland?s best-known performers and traditional musicians of international renown, Frankie Lane is the original front man of the legendary Fleadh Cowboys. During their sparkling career in the 1980s, Frankie?s live performances were famed for being fun-filled as well as tremendous ? he regularly scaled high balconies in his quest to drive the audience wild, and usually managed! In fact, the ?Fleadhs? gathered a huge fan base at the Olympia Theatre (pioneering ?Midnight At The Olympia?)and went on to support legendary performers such as Bob Dylan, U2, The Pogues, Emmylou Harris and B.B.King.
His regular musical companion, mandolin and fiddle player, Paul Kelly, toured extensively with Frankie throughout Europe in the mid 1990s following their highly acclaimed and diverse album Wahoo! Live at Hughes?s.
In January 2004 Frankie was nominated for a prestigious Meteor Music Award in the Country/Roots category.
In 1993 he was nominated for the I.R.M.A. music awards for his much acclaimed album of the time ?Dobro? released on the Gael Linn label
For the last number of years, as well as producing and directing some of Irelands leading artists, Frankie has toured extensively with singer Eleanor Shanley in Ireland , Holland and Denmark to immense critical acclaim.
Paul Kelly
Fiddle, Mandolin, & Banjo
Paul Kelly has been at the heart of the music scene in Ireland since the early eighties.
Although he had played with and gained the respect of many of the countries top traditional musicians as a teenager, he first came to prominence in 1983 as the fiddler with The Sackville String Band, a five piece bluegrass outfit who brought American Traditional music to a wider audience in Ireland and who had the legendary Doc Watson, Bela Fleck and Mark O Connor among many others as guests at their regular Dublin gigs.
Throughout that decade he concentrated on American Music playing with various bands such as Mick Hanly?s Rusty Old Halo and the Fleadh Cowboys as well as appearing on many albums as a session musician. The Fleadhs were very successful in the late eighties touring extensively and supporting such artists as The Pogues, Bob Dylan and U2.
He returned to his roots in the early nineties as a member of The Sharon Shannon Band, playing fiddle and mandolin and touring the U.S., Europe and the U.K. He also recorded with Sharon and appeared on the hugely successful Late Late Show special dedicated to the Clare accordion wizard.
Paul has up until recently played with The Dave Munnelly Band, Continues to play with his longtime friend Frankie Lane, and also with Eleanor Shanley. More recently he has been touring with the Dublin Legends.

Jinx Lennon @ The Gallery Sessions

The Island Music Club Presents :


Special Guest Sophie Coyle


The Gallery Cafe, Gort, Co Galway

Sun Nov 13th, 9pm (Doors 8:30pm) Adm :€15
Bookings : 086-8599957 or from The Gallery Cafe on 091-630630


Jinx Lennon

Jinx Lennon is a punk poet from Dundalk who uses his voice guitar sampler or whatever is at hand to spread his uplifting words to get heads through the crap and nonsense of everyday life.

Work,porn,school,dole snitches,loan sharks,diabetes,mental health,water meters ,bipolar towns,and bust ups outside the chip shop are the meat of the Jinx Lennon show. It explodes with confusion,ideas,melodies,injustice,styrofoam cups and roads that lead from nowhere.This show will scrape the dead cells off your frazzled brains and uplift you with awkward tunes full of rawness and rage,and resuscitation.

Two new albums will be available this October PAST PUPILS STAY SANE and MAGIC BULLETS OF MADNESS TO UPLIFT GRIEF MAGNETS to be released simultaneously .PPSS will be available on cd/download while MBOMTUGM will get LP/cd /download treatment .

The Electric Picnic 2006-2010,Flatlake Festival 2007-2011 Waterford Spraoi 2010,Galway Theatre Festival 2011, Latitude Festival 2014 , Liverpool Irish Festival 2014,Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival ,Vantastival 2014,Indiependence 2014,Imagine Festival Waterford 2014 and countless venues from Iceland to Cologne have all bore witness to the Jinx Lennon show

”Musically I come from a more left field type of music handle yet i would describe it as blues as i am telling stories about keeping a bit of fire inside in the day to day whether it’s work,school ,food or trying to kick sense into your own head” JINX

Jinx Lennon

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ROBERT CHRISTGAU – Rolling Stone/The Village Voice/Creem





Pinch of Lee Scratch Perry, dash of Pat McCabe, tablespoon of Chuck D, shot of Christy Moore & essence of Flann O’Brien - it was deadly-Mark (audience member Waterford Imagine Festival )