Leo plays ‘Hot Spot’

Bray People - - THE NOTEBOOK -

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.

Full de­tails on ( 01) 2016888 and Face­book, or you can email ailb­hebs@gmail.com

Leo O’Kelly.

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