‘A Feast of Irish Folk’, a new Trad group launched at The Gallery Pub in Arklow last month. The trio comprise Arklow man Tommy Breen, his brother John Breen and Dubliner James MacSharry who now resides in Arklow
The three talented and highly experienced musicians have joined forces to bring the songs and stories of Ireland, including their own compositions to live audiences for a true Irish music experience.
The stunningly poignant and beautifully performed ‘Calling me Home’, which was performed on ‘The Irish Arts Show’, recently is a wonderful example of the songwriting talent of the group. Co-written by the Breen brothers, it tells the tragic story of one of the worst fishing tragedies to hit Arklow. 6 mens lives were lost when their fishing boat ‘Alice’ was struck by a steamer just off Kilkeel, Co. Down. The song is a tribute to those 6 men and invites the listener to take time to reflect on ”All those that are lost to the Sea”
A founder member and front man of nationally acclaimed ballad group ‘Boru’, Tommy Breen, his brother John Breen, who is well regarded on musical platforms in the USA for his unique vocals and has released three solo albums already and James MacSharry, an outstanding fiddle and mandolin player will delight audiences as they bring the magic of Traditional Irish Folk music to life with their captivating performances.
The group have already grabbed the attention of Starshine Promotions and are gearing up to play the main stage at the upcoming BalorFest 2023 this June. If you don’t catch them at the Jack Whites venue, they are also scheduled to perform at Arklow Bay Hotel in August where they will perform alongside the well known ‘The Kilkennys’ group.
You can keep an eye on their scheduled performance dates on their Facebook page