Home Grown 2013
Join three of Derry’s best loved musical talents in this special concert to kick-start the City of Culture celebrations.
PAUL CASEY displays an exceptional command of slide guitar and a unique flair for penning striking tunes. The young songwriter has a string of critically acclaimed albums under his belt and has performed on the same bill with artists such as Van Morrison, The John Butler Trio and Damien Rice. His most recent album, ‘Big World’ is a stunning collection of new tracks showcasing Paul’s distinctive voice and truly masterful songwriting.
BRONAGH GALLAGHER is a deeply soulful artist with a unique gift for singing and storytelling. She returns to the City following the release of her highly anticipated second album, which has already received rave reviews from some of Ireland’s most respected music journalists (including Jackie Hayden from Hot Press). With testimonials from Glen Hansard and Brian Eno (who described Bronagh as ‘one of the purest, clearest talents’), this Derry girl hasn’t done too bad!
PADDY NASH AND THE HAPPY ENCHILADAS have been delighting local audiences for the past few years with their unique blend of Folk-Pop-Punk-Country-Blues that has left music fans revelling in the rich lyrics and big melodies. Paddy has also enjoyed huge solo success playing the LeftField stage at Glastonbury in 2011 and supporting Billy Bragg on his Irish Tour last October. More recently, the band shared the stage with Derry’s finest in front of nearly ten thousand people at the ‘Clipper Homecoming Celebrations’ in Ebrington Square and headlined the Eagles Rock Stage at the Glasgowbury Music Festival.