Tom McConville Band (TBC)
THE TOM McCONVILLE BAND,FRIDAY 22nd FEBRUARY 2019
“Wherever The Tom McConville Band play there is always that brand of magic – and standing ovations at the end of every performance. Pure genius.”
Entertainment, virtuoso playing and sheer enjoyment – think of The Mighty Doonans but as a four piece and you will get some idea of the treat we are in for.
Live performances of The Tom McConville Band combine a rollercoaster of musical delights from fast, rhythmic dance tunes through beautiful slow airs and of course, great singing with fantastic harmonies, all presented with that inimitable sense of humour and style.
The Tom McConville band is surely the most entertaining, exciting four-piece operating on the festival circuit today. Fronted by the incendiary Fiddle playing of BBC Radio 2 Musician of the Year Tom McConville, who Seth Lakeman regards as his biggest influence. Tom is a great player, and a terrific singer, he also happens to be a number one bloke. The band also features the incredible Shona Kipling, herself a BBC Folk Award nominee, and one of the finest accordion players in the country. Add to that David Newey’s incredible, unique guitar playing, incorporating both finger style and flatpicking’, and Phil Murray – the man Mike Harding called ‘the best acoustic bass player in Britain’, and you have a force to be reckoned with. As we know, from The Mighty Doonans concerts Phil is a consummate professional whose humour and ability to engage the audience compliments Tom’s dry Geordie wit perfectly.
Whilst this band has a backbone in traditional music, you’ll hear country, jazz, blues and rock and roll, all being delivered by an acoustic four piece.
Tom’s exceptional voice is bought to the fore with big choruses and a great choice of songs and tunes; one minute they’ll be tearing through a heart stopping set of Irish and Scottish reels – the next, you’ll be transported to a world of travellers and tradesmen, tricksters and true lovers. They’ve played every major festival, arts centre and theatre in the UK and take regular forays to Europe, and the crowds throng wherever they go.
Advance Tickets for this concert are priced at £13.50 and can be obtained from One Stop (Kirton), from Brian on 01652 649230 or fromwww.wegottickets.co.uk