Leo plays ‘Hot Spot’
ONE OF Ireland's most revered and respected singer-songwriters; Leo O'Kelly has covered a lot of ground over the last four decades.
From his international breakthrough in the 1970s with innovative folk duo Tir na nOg – he and Sonny Condell enjoying both critical and commercial success over three pivotal albums, all recently rereleased to much acclaim – to his work as a cutting edge solo artist, Leo O'Kelly has come a long, long way from those early show-band roots in his native Carlow.
Making a welcome return to The Hot Spot in Greystones alongside his long time collaborator, bassist and composer Garvan Gallagher, O'Kelly has built up a fanatical following in recent years through his groundbreaking use of drum machines and Echoplex, along the way pushing the boundaries of what the acoustic guitar is capable of. When Dylan went electric, this might just be the sound he was dreaming of.
In other words, we're lucky to have Leo O’Kelly stop by for this special one-off gig at The Hot Spot. Tickets for the Saturday February 9 gig are €10, with a table for four just €35.
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