Friday, May 27, 2016

Roy Thompson in his own BAG

Whether you’re a regular at the Ballymore Acoustic Gigs, or don’t go at all to the superb live musical events organised by our own Roy Thompson, next Monday’s last one before the summer break is just not to be missed, writes Brian Byrne.

You’ll know Roy’s own singing and songwriting skills if you know him, if you don’t you really should take this opportunity to do so, as Roy himself is the featured artist.

It also marks the first in a series of summer gigs for Roy, who got back into singing for the public only a couple of years ago after spending much of his musical energy on running the BAG. He’s got lots of new songs to sing, and some older ones, too, and he’s being joined on the bill by Eugene Brosnan from Clonakilty.

Having been on the road for 23 years, and taken a sabbatical some years ago to focus on things outside of the world of music, Eugene Brosnan has been slowly but surely returning to regular performance. A fine songwriter in his own right, he also has a knack for re-interpreting other artists' songs through the filters of his own life experiences. Expressive guitar work, and deeply engaging vocals, make for an enthralling sound.

Doors 8:30pm. Gig 9pm sharp. Admission: €12. As I said, not to be missed.