JIMMY CROWLEY - folk musician, ethnographer, and Gaelgoir - will play The Crane Bar, Sea Road, on Sunday at 6.30pm.
Jimmy first came to attention as part of the band Stokers Lodge with the release of their debut album The Boys of Fairhill in 1977. After that band broke up, Jimmy went solo and released the acclaimed Some Things Never Change which featured guest spots from Declan Sinnott, Keith McDonald, and Christy Moore.
Later Jimmy became interested in the Irish language and the Gaeltacht heritage of his native Munster. He learned Irish and released the as Gaeilge album Jimí Mo Mhíle Stór for Gael Linn records.
Something of a renaissance man, Jimmy then wrote the musical drama Red Patriots, set against the backdrop of Mao’s China. The play was well-received and ran successfully at the Triskil Arts Centre in Cork.
Crowley continues to write and record albums, explore various musical styles, and write novels, all with a view to expressing, preserving, and celebrating Irish culture.
Tickets are €10. For more information contact The Crane on 091 - 587419 or go to www.thecranebar.com