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Folk band is ready to wow the crowds during a stop-off in the area

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: August 29, 2014

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AN alternative folk band are getting set to play a venue in North West Leicestershire.

Bosses at Moira Miners Welfare Club, based in Moir, revealed that they will be playing host to Tir na Nog from 8pm on Friday, September 12.

A spokesman for the venue said: "Tir na Nog bring their timeless music to our club for the first time, following on from their great performance at the 2013 festival.

"Those who saw them then you won't need telling how great that show was.

"The band have been described as alt folk, prog folk, psych folk, and even space folk!.

"But the duo, formed by Leo O'Kelly and Sonny Condell in 1970, transcends all these categories.

"What is not in doubt is that they are two of the most original and influential songwriters and performers Ireland has ever produced.

"After a long absence they are once again touring in the UK.

"John Peel championed the duo from the start, recording many Peel Sessions with them.

"They toured with bands as disparate as Jethro Tull, Procol Harum, The Who, Roxy Music and Steeleye Span in the 70s, as well as eadlining their own theatre, college and club gigs, gaining a large cult following, which to this day still grows.

"This is beautiful music, and two lovely guys with an amazing understanding between them on stage."

Tickets cost £10 and ore information is available online at www.seetickets.com/event/tir-na-nog/national-forest-folk-club/762399 or www.affc.demon.co.uk

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