The Jeremiahs to perform at Glenbuchat Hall

Glenbuchat Live Music’s current programme features much-acclaimed Irish folk band The Jeremiahs, who will appear at Glenbuchat Hall, Strathdon, on Sunday, March 24.
The Jeremiahs. (Photo: Tony Gavin)The Jeremiahs. (Photo: Tony Gavin)
The Jeremiahs. (Photo: Tony Gavin)

The Jeremiahs comprise four musicians who share the common goal of writing, composing and performing folk songs and music.

They have travelled extensively, taking their music far and wide, and come to the northeast fresh from a whistle-stop tour of the USA. With a wonderful mixture of new compositions in the folk genre, and a well selected catalogue of older folk songs, these four talented gents are sure to rouse all the emotions, as well as get your feet tapping.

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Hailing from County Dublin is Joe Gibney on vocals. On fiddle and vocals is New York-born Matt Mancuso. On flute from County Clare is Conor Crimmins and on guitar is Dublin-born James Ryan.

Joe Gibney, winner of the 2015 Male Vocalist of the Year at the Chicago Irish American News, possesses a voice of instantly recognisable timbre, honed by a melting post of different influences. His diverse repertoire ranges from rousing sea shanties to poignant songs of love, loss and hardship.

Fiddler Matt Mancuso is widely regarded as an extraordinary musician, whose playing is spirited and exuberant, yet underpinned by deep technical mastery. He studied with the renowned musician and teacher Maureen Glynn.

As his grounding in Irish folk music developed, Matt’s musical horizons expanded and he went on to explore the jazz tradition and to add the trumpet to his repertoire. Subsequent instruments include the guitar and tenor guitar.

Flautist Conor Crimmins is just as at home in a heaving trad session as he is creating and performing progressive music. He studied at UCC and Ul and spent many years as flute tutor at the Irish World Academy.

Conor’s performances are exploratory in nature and include musical artefacts from his diverse experience. He is currently performing with rapper Strangeboy, as well as with The Jeremiahs.

Guitarist James Ryan, winner of the Christy Moore Songwriter Showcase in 2015, draws on a wide range of influences from different genres and traditions, which is evident in his unique percussive backing style.

Praise for The Jeremiahs:

'Great songs, poignant, emotional vocals, masterful guitar and fiddle/flute conversations that work like fine embroidery – no wonder critics love them. You will too!' – Larry Groce, host of NPR Music’s Mountain Stage

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'One of the most exciting bands to come out of Ireland in many a year. Their new album is a cracker.' – Mike Harding Folk Show

'Superb musicians who engage with their audience to produce a memorable show, definitely not to be missed. Irish music at its very best.’ - Charles Devlin, director, Ireby Festival

Tickets cost £15 for adults and £10 for under-16s. Please book by email at [email protected] or telephone to 019756 41303. Please pay with cash on the door. This is a BYOB event. Doors open at 7.30pm.

Glenbuchat Live Music is a not-for-profit organization based in Glenbuchat, Strathdon.