April Verch BandThe high-octane April Verch Band provides a foot-stomping finale to our season in May with their infectious brand of North American roots music.
|6 May, 8:30pm, €15 / €12||The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon|
|7 May, 8pm, €12 / €10||St John's Theatre & Arts Centre, Listowel|
|8 May, 8pm, €16 / €14||National Opera House, Wexford|
|9 May, 8pm, €15 / €12||Triskel Christchurch, Cork|
|10 May, 3pm, €20||Glebe Gardens Amphitheatre, Baltimore Fiddle Fair|
|12 May, 8pm, €12 / €10||Station House Theatre, Clifden|
|13 May, 8pm, €18 / €13||The Sugar Club, Dublin 2|
|14 May, 8pm, €16 / €14||Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray|
|15 May, 9pm, €16 / €14||Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda|
The April Verch Band’s fondness for a killer dance tune leads it on a joyful journey through North American roots music, from bluegrass and old-time to western swing, and honours its myriad of influences including French, Irish and Scottish traditional musics.
Their legendary performances are a lesson in how to win fans for life: April is a world-class fiddler, a champion Ottawa Valley step dancer, an acclaimed composer, and a singer whose voice has been hailed as “absolutely captivating” by the Toronto Star. The band — rounded out by bassist and clawhammer banjo player Cody Walters and guitarist Hayes Griffin — is an energetic, skilful, tradition-celebrating outfit. They have established a reputation as consummate performers, winning over audiences not only with sheer virtuosity on their respective instruments, but also with charm, humour and boundless energy on stage.
Tour continues to Northern Ireland with www.movingonmusic.co.uk
Wednesday 20 May: Black Box, Belfast
Thursday 21 May: Flowerfield Arts Centre, Portstewart
Friday 22 May: Island Arts Centre, Lisburn
|6 May||The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon||8:30pm, €15 / €12||071 9650828||The Dock|
|7 May||St John's Theatre & Arts Centre, Listowel||8pm, €12 / €10||068 22566||St John's Theatre & Arts Centre|
|8 May||National Opera House, Wexford||8pm, €16 / €14||053 9122144||Wexford Opera House|
|9 May||Triskel Christchurch, Cork||8pm, €15 / €12||021 4272022||Triskel Christchurch|
|10 May||Glebe Gardens Amphitheatre, Baltimore Fiddle Fair||3pm, €20||086 375 3380 (info only)|
|12 May||Station House Theatre, Clifden||8pm, €12 / €10||095 21699 (info only, tickets on the door)||Clifden Arts Society|
|13 May||The Sugar Club, Dublin 2||8pm, €18 / €13||01 4750224||Music Network|
|14 May||Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray||8pm, €16 / €14||01 2724030||Mermaid Arts Centre|
|15 May||Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda||9pm, €16 / €14||041 9833946||Droichead Arts Centre|
"Belle Election" (traditional), the first single from the band's recent release, "The Newpart".
April Verch Band performing "Broken"
"Presenting the April Verch Band" - a mini-documentary about the group:
"A show that ranges from quiet and intimate to raucously spirited, but always compelling."- Nashville Scene
"A transcendent level of musicianship where hard-earned technique can be safely abandoned. "- Toronto Star
"Award-winning ﬁddler, step dancing expert, and vocalist April Verch brings new meaning to the word multi-tasking… "- Fiddler Magazine
"Authentic and powerful "- Roots Music Canada