5 August @ 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM$25.00
Guest Performer John Fegan formerly of Rough Red!
After 20 years fronting one of Australia’s most iconic folk rock bands, Rough Red, John has a wealth of stories and songs about people and places from all the far flung corners of Europe and Great Britain. A renowned raconteur and award winning writer the stories resonate with all the colour, pathos and drama of a magical musical journey.
Rough Red was the first Aussie band to play in many of the great summer festivals of Europe and Scandinavia forging a path that many would follow. John Fegan is all about a good yarn and a well-crafted song which takes the listener on a remarkable journey of laughter and music that very few ever get to experience …
Kieran Halpin returns to Mount Nebo!
Kieran Halpin returns to perform at MountNebo Hall Mount Nebo Queensland after a 20 year absence on Saturday 5 August 2017 at 8pm. In the last 38 years Kieran Halpin has recorded 20 albums, two live DVD’s and published 3 songbooks with 50 songs per book. He is rightly regarded as one of the hardest working musicians with upwards of 160 shows per year. Halpin is a successful songwriter with many of his songs covered by other artist including Dolores Keane, The Battlefield, Vin Garbutt, Niamh Parsons, Ilse De Lange, Geraldine McGowan, Chris Jones, The John Wright Band and countless others. Halpin’s songs are performed in clubs, pubs and concert halls throughout the world. His albums are eagerly awaited by fans and media alike and never fail to generate superlatives.
Never one to stand still, Halpin has always looked for new and innovative ways to present his songs. It is this fresh approach which has seen him record albums of varying styles all around the world – from a tiny studio in London, to Nashville, Tennessee, from Dublin to Sydney and even in his own garage!
2017 sees the release of Halpin’s latest CD – Doll. It contains 11 new songs and was recorded and produced by legendary German producer Manfred Leuchter. Also featured are Manfred on accordion and piano, Yogi Jockusch on percussion, Antoine Puetz on bass and Ian Melrose on guitar and dobro.
Whilst his albums are always something to look forward to, it is live on stage where Halpin makes his mark. Powerful, passionate, intimate and intense – he is impossible to ignore. His voice has such an edge to it that he sounds like he’s living every song. He manages to marry his intelligent and often thought provoking lyrics with great melodies and his now trademark acoustic guitar sound. All of this is underscored by an incisive wit and surprising humour, – very sardonic and dry – which helps an audience understand where the songs come from and hint at where they might be going.
A unique writer and performer, his work is as individual as Billy Joel, Neil Finn, Joni Mitchell, Paul Brady or John Martyn.
BARRY WRIGHT 2010 – Live at The Folk Club, Torrevieja, Spain…. “19 albums and thousands of gigs into a career that started in 1974……… his lyrics, his confidence and ability to keep the audience attention are honed to perfection.”
FOLK ROUNDABOUT 2005 – A BOX OF WORDS AND TUNES…..”Kieran never disappoints, and Words and Tunes is a worthy addition to his canon.” “Each song is absolutely Halpin and couldn’t have been written by anyone else.”
ROCK ‘N’REEL SPRING ’99 – “SOLO”….”the whole performance resonates with a compelling immediacy and freshness, proving that a stripped-down setting is an extremely effective context for appreciating the songs, indeed for revealing their full power.”
Q-MAGAZINE JUNE ‘00 – “JANGLE”…. “Kieran Halpin is a serious performer. Since his 1979 debut he has produced a series of sharply defined albums, and Jangle” is his most ambitious since ‘93’s “The Rite Hand”. Strong stuff”.
Don’t miss this special One Night Only performance of Kieran Halpin. Seats are limited to 100.
Food and alcohol will be available for purchase.