Patrick Bergin (Guitar / Harmonica / Vocals)
Tin Sandwich Featuring John+Pip Murphy (Harmonicas), Benny McCarthy (Accordion), Donal Clancy (Guitar)
Mick Kinsella (Harmonica / Concertina), Thierry Masure (Fiddle)
Les Trois Blondes, Bal Musette (French Café Music)
Monroe’s / Sat 16 June at 8pm / Admission €20
A Gala Festival gig will take place in Monroe’s Live on Saturday 16th featuring John and Pip Murphy, widely regarded as the foremost exponents of the Irish Traditional Harmonica. The Murphy brothers feature in the group Tin Sandwich, with Danú members Benny McCarthy on accordion and Donal Clancy, son of the late Liam Clancy, on guitar. Also performing at the concert will be Mick Kinsella on harmonica and concertina, fiddler Thierry Masure from Belgium and Les Trois Blondes, a Bal Musette group playing French café music of the 1940s.
Special guest on the night will be Patrick Bergin, who is also launching the Festival. Best know as an actor, Patrick Bergin is also a very fine singer/songwriter, guitarist and harmonica player. He is most famous for his roles in ‘Sleeping with the Enemy’ with Julia Roberts, ‘To the Mountains and the Moon’ with Ian Glenn of Jack Taylor fame, and most recently Patrick has starred as a particularly nasty villain Aidan Maguire in ‘Eastenders’