Photos, Videos, Reaction: Furnace Mountain

04 November 2014

Straight from the Appalachian mountains, Virginian act Furnace Mountain brought their own distinctive take on rootsy Americana to Ireland in Autumn 2014, with a nationwide tour from 28 October - 4 November.

Breathing new life into old-time, bluegrass and folk tunes, the group delighted music lovers in Dublin, Bray, Drogheda, Letterkenny, Clifden and Castlebar and Dun Laoghaire.

 

AUDIENCE REACTION:

Audiences were blown away by their brilliant sound: at times lively and raucous, at times poignant and poetic:

"Brilliant gig - so great!" - Polly O'Loughlin, Dublin

"I loved it at The Sugar Club, go and see it if you can." - Elke Thonnes, Dublin

"Fabulous performance last night at the RCC in Letterkenny. Hopefully you will return soon for another show." - Gary Gomringer, Letterkenny

"We have just returned home after seeing you perform in Letterkenny, and we really enjoyed being entertained by you. Thanks very much for the fond memories of a great night out an we hope that the rest of your tour will go well. I'm sure that we will be somewhere in the crowd whenever you come back to Ireland." - Oscar Elout-Armstrong, Letterkenny

"Super night's music and entertainment in Castlebar - highly recommend show. What voices and music!! Thank you!" - Monica Gunning, Castlebar

"Fantastic bluegrass/folk music from Furnace Mountain tonight! In Linenhall Arts." - Joe Fenton, Castlebar

"Great gig Castlebar Co. Mayo Ireland" - Kevin Corrigan, Castlebar

 

WATCH:

Watch a video of the band performing in The Sugar Club, Dublin, here:

                  

 

PHOTOS:

Take a look at some of the photos from the tour:

                    
                  Furnace Mountain at The Sugar Club, Dublin (Image: Emily O'Callaghan)

                    
                  Furnace Mountain at The Sugar Club, Dublin (Image: Emily O'Callaghan)

                    
                  Furnace Mountain at The Sugar Club, Dublin (Image: Emily O'Callaghan)

                    
                  Furnace Mountain at The Sugar Club, Dublin (Image: Emily O'Callaghan)

                    
Furnace Mountain at Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny (Image: John Soffe Photography)

                    
Furnace Mountain at Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny (Image: John Soffe Photography)

                    
Furnace Mountain at Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny (Image: John Soffe Photography)

                    
Furnace Mountain at Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny (Image: John Soffe Photography)

                    
Furnace Mountain at Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny (Image: John Soffe Photography)

The band themselves also captured some beautiful photos of Ireland as they travelled around the country:

                    

                    

                    

                    

 

For more details on the tour, see here.