Rising Irish folk/roots bands @ Monroe's Live

Old Hannah and The Mariannes to play Dominick Street venue

Old Hannah.

Old Hannah.

FOLK BANDS Old Hannah and The Mariannes, both of whom draw on Irish folk, roots, and Americana, pla a double headline show at Monroe’s Live on Thursday August 6 at 9pm.

Sligo's Old Hannah - Anthony Mannion (dobro/guitar/vocals ), Lucie Crichlow (guitar/vocals ), Luke Mercer (guitar/vocals ), and Leo Morris (banjo/guitar/vocals ) - are firmly rooted in old time sounds, bluegrass, western swing, country, and three-part vocal harmonies. They recently released their EP, Iron and Wood, the follow-up to their debut EP Irish Boys, which features The Waterboys' Steve Wickham.

Dublin's The Mariannes have been described as offering "fresh, beautifully crafted and delivered material with a broad appeal," by TradConnect, who said they "could very well become a household name"; while State.ie said they were "too good to remain a secret for much longer". The band are Lisa Loughrey (vocals/guitar ), Joe Maher (lead guitar ), Eamon Cassidy (bass ), Gearóid Ó Broin (piano/guitar/banjo ), Jack Cassidy (mandolin/glockenspiel ), and Nathan Maher (drums ). Their song 'Lost With All Hands', was selected by a panel of judges including Niall Toner (RTÉ Radio 1 ) and Finbarr Clancy (The High Kings ) as the winning song at the inaugural song contest of the 2014 Clancy Brothers Festival. Another notable song is 'Black Diary Waltz', filmed live in Dublin:

Tickets are €5. See www.monroes.ie


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