Seamus Begley and Jim Murray

The Lobby

Wed 14 Jan 2004 (note: this event has already taken place)
9pm
10 euro


Seamus Begley, the man they used to call the Dingle Aborigine, has been recreating the old magic of box and guitar, ably accompanied by Jim Murray, for a while now. A decade after the release of Meitheal, that seminal Begley & Cooney album, the tiptoeing, high stepping West Kerry box style is back in top gear.

Now in the company of the very fine guitarist Jim Murray, this is a pair intent on taking the tradition by the scruff of the neck and breathing brand new life into it. Ragairne was branded Album Of The Year in Hotpress and Folk/Traditional Album Of The Year in the Irish Times.

A native of Cuas, at the foot of Mount Brandon, Begley seems to have successfully married all the wilderness of West Kerry with a sublime talent for the feather light touch, when required. Dancing eyebrows, a sense of humour that’s never less than surreal, and a penchant for wild tunes and magnificent songs makes this pair unmissable.

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