If you haven’t had a chance to witness the magic that is a live performance at the Passionfruit Theatre, Athlone, this is the weekend to do it.
This quaint venue in the heart of Athlone will play host to Autumn Owls, fresh from their music showcase at CMJ in New York The band are touring their new album and are making Athlone a stopping point. The Dublin three-piece of Gary McFarlane (guitar, vocals ), Adam Browne (bass ), and Will Purtill (drums ) will be making a stop in the Midlands after a performance in Galway’s Roisin Dubh the night before. When searching for an expression of the band’s sound, it is a mix of The National and Villagers.
2010 saw the band tour in Italy, Norway, the UK, Canada, and the US, taking part in festivals such as SXSW in the States as well as Canada’s NXNE and CMW.
Support on the night will be from one of Athlone’s finest folk artists, Eddie Keenan’s moniker The Driftwood Manor.
Doors open at 8.30pm on Saturday November 10. Admission is €10 or €15 with a copy of the new album.
Autumn Owls will also be performing a brief in-store acoustic gig at 4pm on Saturday November 10 in the newly opened Wingnut Records located within the Passionfruit Theatre foyer.