With Special Guests The Shanbogh Folk Revival
The well-known New Ross band “the Nomads” will perform for the visiting guests. The Nomads have been playing together since primary school, when their teacher Jackie Stacey inspired a love of music in a number of his pupils. They won many prizes in Slogadh and have been playing together for nearly five decades now. Current members are Sean Connick, Tomas Kavanagh, Dermot Kehoe and David O’Brien.
Special guests will be the Shanbogh Folk, a New Ross group who rose to national prominence in the early 1970’s, when they won the highly prestigious Kilkenny Beer Festival Ballad completion. The Shanbogh Folk revival coincides with their recording of four songs recently and this will be the official launch of their EP. Mary Gorry, Jack Stacey, Tom Walsh and Larry Kirwan have not performed together for many years and their appearance on the stage in St Michael’s will be eagerly anticipated.