Freddie White - 40 years of songs is coming to Castlebar

Following successful concerts brought to you by Greenroom Bookings to the stunning venue of Christ Church, Castlebar, Greenroom Bookings has announced the amazing Freddie White live in this brilliant venue next month. He has been part of the fabric of the live music scene in Ireland since the 1970s. Born in Cobh, into a musical family, by age 17 he was playing professionally. At 19 he moved to London, where he busked in subways, and developed his unique voice and guitar style. His earliest recordings, which were remastered and rereleased in 2004, are still hugely popular among his loyal fan base.

In 1974 he was a founding member of Scullion, together with Philip King and Sonny Condell. Later he formed The Fake, regarded as one of the seminal Irish bands of the late seventies. Next came The Freddie White Band formed in 1978, which toured with Eric Clapton that year.

His first album, Live on Tour, recorded while touring with Clannad, brought him national attention. His second album, Do You Do, was the biggest selling album on the Mulligan label in 1981. With these early albums White introduced an eclectic repertoire of music, which spanned musical genres and eras, to an Irish audience. In 2004 Freddie White returned to Ireland after many years living in the USA and released an all-new studio album entitled Four Days in May. Recorded in Dublin with some of Ireland's finest musicians over a four-day period, it showcases Freddie's songwriting prowess and unerring choice of songs.

Released in 2008, Stormy Lullaby saw him collaborate with Jimmy MacCarthy and Jim Barrett in a stunning collection of moody tracks in which Freddie White’s musicianship and voice shine through. Here With You released in April 2012 introduced Trish Hickey and is a collection of songs from some of their favourite writers.  The album was recorded in Ireland and Australia

Prodigal Songs, White's latest album, is a collection of songs about the power of love, the power of music, an observation on the history of Ireland over the last 100 years. His keen ear for quality songs, undisputed talent for interpretation, and exemplary songwriting skills stand out in this most intimate offering.

He has lived in New York City since December 2016 and returns to play his annual Irish tour in July/August where new songs will feature along with Freddie’s classics from his 40-year career as a principal in the orchestra of Irish folk and rock music. The concert in Christ Church, Castlebar, will take place on Friday, August 4. Westport's Brian Duffy will be also appearing on the night. Tickets are €20 and are available from The Galway Roast, Castlebar, Greenroom Bookings FB, or text /phone (087 ) 9909860. This is a concert not to be missed.

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