Monday 26 May 2008

Patrick Street

To see a great gig by the Irish group Patrick Street, which can lay claim to being heirs to the Planxty brilliance, in the Spiegeltent at the Bath Fringe Festival last night. Brilliant musicianship from the incomparable Andy Irvine, and great playing by Kevin Burke, with John Carty and Ged Foley, made for an atmospheric couple of hours, with a well-chosen mix of ballads, jigs and reels. The only puzzle lay in why the Bath festival people seem to have promoted the concert so poorly - the tent was probably only two thirds full. But do see when they tour again.

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