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The Clarendon Community Hall, Sun 11 Mar.
[MUSIC/ACOUSTIC – SA]
After the hustle and bustle of the Fringe so far, it was a lovely drive into Clarendon. Early afternoon, and although I was looking forward to spending a good hour or so in the Riverbend Cottage, the late notice of venue change to the Clarendon Community Hall was still a nice change of pace.
As the first Australian born to my Irish clan, I have be enveloped by my Irish heritage and fiercely proud of where my ancestry comes from. This means that I have had the pleasure of hearing almost every song that Luke Kelly & The Dubliners have produced, and it was with the expectation of being able to here these songs performed live, that I arrived at Clarendon, ready for my top up of ‘Irishness’.
Dave and Kate Clark, Chris Rawling and Philip Taylor performed the songs of the day, with the use of 10 different instruments between them to make the sounds we were all there to hear. I was also expecting to hear the Uilleann pipes played, however special guest Jack Brennan, had been called away to another performance.
Whilst most songs performed on the day were songs of Luke Kelly & The Dubliners, there were also a few original songs, a talk on the history of music in Ireland, and a poetry performance of an Australian poem ‘about’ an Irishman. The show also ran overtime, but with all these extras it is no wonder.
The audience, it seemed, were made up of mostly friends but they all enjoyed the performance and sang along with the songs they knew. It wasn’t exactly what I was expecting due to the show’s title, but I did get to hear some Irish music played live….and that is always good.
Songs Of Luke Kelly & The Dubliners continues at The Clarendon Community Hall and Riverbend Cottage Gazebo Clarendon from 2pm until Sun 18 Mar. [Note: All shows are SOLD OUT]
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