Don Baker per­forms at Court­house

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - NEWS | ARTS & CULTURE -

DON Baker will bring his Ir­ish tour to Court­house Arts Cen­tre, Ti­na­hely on Oc­to­ber 11 at 8.30 p.m.

Born and bred in Dublin, Don Baker first learnt to play har­mon­ica as a young lad in hos­pi­tal re­cov­er­ing from a bout of TB. While con­va­lesc­ing, he im­mersed him­self in the blues, and most es­pe­cially the blues har­mon­ica, lis­ten­ing to the record­ings of Sonny Boy Wil­liamson and Howlin’ Wolf.

Fifty years on and Don is still per­form­ing the songs of blues leg­ends and adding to the canon with songs and com­po­si­tions of his own. As he de­vel­oped his tal­ent from mu­si­cian to gifted song­writer in his own right, his songs have been recorded by scores of other artists in­clud­ing Sinead O’Con­nor, Char­lie McCoy, Fin­bar Furey, De­clan O’Rourke and Liam O’Maon­lai.

He has re­leased 15 al­bums and shared stages with Tom Jones, Sinead O’Con­nor and Van Mor­ri­son. Don Baker is also a re­spected actor with roles in ‘Fair City’.

This tour co­in­cides with the re­cent re­lease of Don’s new al­bum, ‘Don Baker The Blues Man’ which cov­ers 40 years of his record­ing ca­reer.

Tick­ets for the con­cert cost €24/€22. To book, visit www.court­house­ or call 0402 38529.

Don Baker in per­for­mance.

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