Irish duo Tir na nOg will play at the Fishpond in Matlock Bath on Friday, August 30.
Tir na nOg 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. They were signed to Chrysalis Records in May 1970 within days of arriving in London, suitcases and guitars in hand! Tir na nOg recorded three timeless albums for the label, recently re-issued by Cherry Red/Esoteric Records. 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 headlining their own theatre, college and club gigs, garnering a large cult following, which to this day still grows.
Tickets are available through www.thefishpondmatlockbath.co.uk, 01629 581529, or by phoning Pete Needham 07968875689. They cost £10 in advance and £12 on the door.
The concert starts 8.30pm.