Thursday  07th - Sunday 10th Sept. 2023

Ballinasloe, County Galway, Ireland

Gatehouse CD launch

Posted: Saturday, July 23, 2016

On Sunday afternoon, the final day of Fleadh Cheoil Larry Reynolds Gatehouse will perform in The Pillar House for the launch of their new CD, Tús Nua. Gatehouse are a newly formed traditional group that include musicians John Wynne (flute), John McEvoy (fiddle), Jacinta McEvoy (guitar, concertina) and Rachel Garvey (vocals).

"The music will focus on the North Connaught style" says John Wynne. "We really enjoy playing together and have performed at many festivals and events over the years. In the last couple of years we thought about expanding and developing our sound so we decided to put a group together." he says.

"We didn't look too far in that as well as myself and John we have John's wife Jacinta on guitar and concertina. We also asked a young singer fairly new to the scene who impressed us any time we heard her perform. Her name is Rachel Garvey and she is also from Roscommon."

"We want to play our music in the rhythm and lift of the local style. The songs are in Irish and English with a focus again on local material. We would like to showcase the compositions of local composers like Josie McDermott, Turlough O'Carolan, Larry Redican and indeed John McEvoy. The focus is primarily on the quality of the tunes and songs and we are happy to present them in a traditional fashion as opposed to being under pressure to compromise by having to change the music to suit audiences."

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