Jerry Fish plays The Thatch

THEY blew the roof off the place last time round, this time round the ‘King of schmooze’ Jerry Fish brings his intimate ‘Naked Fish’ show to The Thatch, Rahan this Saturday February 12.

THEY blew the roof off the place last time round, this time round the ‘King of schmooze’ Jerry Fish brings his intimate ‘Naked Fish’ show to The Thatch, Rahan this Saturday February 12.

Jerry has just completed a sold out run of shows in Dublin with special guests Lisa Hannigan, Mick Flannery, Tom Dunne, Camille O’Sullivan, Cathy Davey and Glen Hansard.

Support will be supplied by Preachers Son are Dubliners Brian Hogan (Kíla) and Emmaline Duffy-Fallon (previously of Engine Alley). Tickets are €20

On Thursday, February 17 MCD Productions in conjunction with ‘Up Close & Personal’ promotions presents Ryan Sheridan. The Monaghan man embarks on a full Irish Tour following up on the success of his recent sold out dates around the country in early December. Tickets are €10. Finally Frankie Gavin & De Dannan will play The Thatch on Friday February 18.

Frankie Gavin is one of the genuine legends of Irish music and in September he entered the Guinness World Records as the fastest fiddle player in the world.

The current band has performed everywhere from The White House & US Capitol Building to Beijing Opera House and in addition has performed and recorded with a long list of musical luminaries which includes The Rolling Stones. ‘Frankie Gavin & De Dannan’ has also entered an exclusive club by having performed for three US Presidents in addition to a variety of other international dignitaries including Prince Albert of Monaco.

The current ‘De Dannan’ ensemble is led by Frankie Gavin on fiddle, flutes & whistles with Damien Mullane on accordion, Eric Cunningham on percussion, flutes & whistles, Mike Galvin on bouzouki & guitars and Michelle Lally on vocals. A new album featuring the most recent ‘De Dannan’ line up, entitled ‘Jigs, Reels & Rock ‘n’ Roll’, which includes a guest appearance by Ronnie Wood of the ‘Rolling Stones’. Support comes from local lads Ri Ra agus Ruaile Buaile. Tickets are €20.