THREE SUPERB folk-rock singer-songwriters - Barna’s Adrian Crowley and Scots James Yorkston and Alasdair Roberts - play Kelly’s, Bridge Street, on Friday December 4 at 9pm.
Adrian Crowley’s fifth album Season of the Sparks was released in Ireland earlier this year to great acclaim, earning four star reviews from The Irish Times and the Sunday Times while Hot Press said it “should get 8 out of 5. Unfortunately I'm not allowed to do this so 5 it is”.
The album was re-released this month on Glasgow’s Chemikal Underground Records (The Delgados, Malcolm Middleton, Mogwai ) for world-wide release.
Contemporary folk artist James Yorkston was an integral early member of Fife’s Fence Collective and is currently recording for influential independent record label Domino Records. His most recent record is this year’s Folk Songs, a collection of traditional songs James learned from cassettes and CDs by Anne Briggs, Shirley Collins, Jean Ritchie, Nic Jones, Eliza Carthy, and Nancy Kerr.
Alasdair Roberts has released numerous albums, including this year’s Spoils. Uncut has described him as a “folk-rock visionary” whose songs use “mystical poetry, Celtic legend, Renaissance exploration, and Eastern philosophy to explore the ills of modern society”.
This is a Stress!! and Homelights Tour show. Tickets are €12/10 from Kelly’s.