Furnace Mountain (USA)Straight from the Appalachian mountains, Virginian act Furnace Mountain unleash their own distinctive take on rootsy Americana, breathing new life into old-time, bluegrass and folk tunes.
|28 Oct, 8pm, €18 / €13||Sugar Club, Dublin|
|30 Oct, 8pm, €16 / €14||Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray|
|31 Oct, 8:30pm, €16 / €14||Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda|
|1 Nov, 8pm, €12 / €10||Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny|
|2 Nov, 8pm, €12 / €10||Station House Theatre, Clifden|
|3 Nov, 8pm, €16 / €14||Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar|
|4 Nov, 8pm, €16 / €14||Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire|
One of the fast-rising stars of the American roots scene, Furnace Mountain have true Appalachian soil caked onto their boots. With a repertoire largely drawn from the old-time, bluegrass and folk ballad tradition, the quartet’s members all grew up on or near the mountain in Virginia bearing the same name as the group.
At times lively and raucous, at times poignant and poetic, Furnace Mountain have won critical acclaim for their fresh, authentic sound, which combines the heart-worn and effortlessly sweet vocal harmonies of Aimee Curl and Morgan Morrison with fiddle playing that evokes everything from keening bagpipes to lonesome train whistles – with some dazzling mandolin chops thrown in for good measure. The band have performed at folk and bluegrass festivals across the globe, gracing stages from the Yangtze River in China to the banks of the Shenandoah River, where they are the host band of the world famous Watermelon Park Festival each year.
Aimee Curl (bass, vocals)
Danny Knicely (mandolin, vocals, fiddle)
Dave Van Deventer (fiddle, vocals)
Morgan Morrison (bouzouki, vocals)
Furnace Mountain will continue their journey around Ireland with Moving On Music, touring to Belfast, Ballymoney, Bangor, Downpatrick and Armagh from 5th November 2014. See here for more details.
|28 Oct||Sugar Club, Dublin||8pm, €18 / €13||01 475 0224||Music Network|
|30 Oct||Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray||8pm, €16 / €14||01 272 4030||Mermaid Arts Centre|
|31 Oct||Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda||8:30pm, €16 / €14||041 983 3946||Droichead Arts Centre|
|1 Nov||Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny||8pm, €12 / €10||074 91 29186||Regional Cultural Centre|
|2 Nov||Station House Theatre, Clifden||8pm, €12 / €10||095 21 699 (information only)||Clifden Arts Society|
|3 Nov||Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar||8pm, €16 / €14||094 902 3733||Linenhall Arts Centre|
|4 Nov||Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire||8pm, €16 / €14||01 231 2929||Pavilion Theatre|
Furnace Mountain at Celtic Connections 2011
"A Wonderful Band… Gorgeous"- Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2
"Blisteringly good roots music"- Americana UK
"a truly exceptional group"- Rock and Reel Magazine