There is plenty on, and not just in An Droichead (‘The Bridge’) but in a variety of venues up and down the Ormeau Road. I am afraid that people will have to chose between Griogáir Labhruidh (le Síle Denver agus The Daoirí Farrell Band) and John Spillane, more a god than a man really, who are playing on Friday night beginning at 7:30 in An Droichead féin and in the Errigal Inn.
I’ll be heading to Griogáir if I can. Griogáir, from Argyll in Scotland is one of the best young Gaelic singers I have heard in a while and certainely he has no shortage of energy behind his singing, not that I am an expert, but sure I know what I like.
Griogáir also has a softer side as the lament, Marbhrann do dh’Uilleam Labhruidh reveals. Pipe Major Uilleam Labhruidh, Ballachulish (1882 -1916) died in WWI and Griogar is I belived the great grandson of his cousin Iain.
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