Gatehouse are a newly-formed band with a line up of experienced and up and coming artists, who recently launched debut album Tús Nua. Gatehouse are John McEvoy (fiddle/viola/piano ), Jacinta McEvoy (guitar/concertina/backing vocals ), Rachel Garvey (vocals ), and John Wynne (flutes/whistles ). They will be taking to the stage in Ballina Arts Centre on Friday, March 24, at 8pm.
The songs and tunes from Gatehouse’s repertoire are based in the north Connacht traditions, the sean nós singing tradition of Connamara, the rich Ulster song tradition, and a sprinkling of other influences. The band’s arrangements are appropriate and musically thoughtful. The band also draws on some newly composed music, including two of John McEvoy’s compositions which are included in Tús Nua. Tickets cost €10/€12, early booking is advised. For booking and more information, log on to www.ballinaartscentre.com or call (096 ) 73593.