“Folk’s best kept secret” Jonny Kearney & Lucy Farrell play Whelan’s on March 25th & there are a couple of tickets to be won right here.
You might have seen them supporting The Unthanks last December, but if not scroll down & have a look at a video for Hares On The Mountain. It’s got ducks, swans & seagulls – but no hares. Curious.
Delicate, haunting and heartbreaking are just a few of the words that have been used to describe Jonny and Lucy’s music. After meeting at Newcastle University 6 years ago, they formed an unlikely alliance – unlikely because Jonny with his bittersweet kitchen-sink dramas, shows sympathy with American storytellers like Dylan and Tom Waits, while Lucy’s traditional folkie upbringing and vocal style couldn’t be more English.
Just as likely to appeal to fans of Gillian Welch and Low Anthem as the traditional folk world, their six-track EP entitled ‘The North Farm Sessions’ received 4 stars from The Guardian and Q, BBC Radio 1, 2 and 6 airplay, and sold heavily on tour supports with The Unthanks and Bellowhead, and at summer festivals including Green Man, End of the Road and Cambridge. ‘To The Boy’ from The North Farm Sessions EP is being used in an independent Irish film starring Andy Serkis entitled ‘Death of A Hero’, which premiered recently at Toronto Film Festival.
18 months after their acclaimed debut EP, Jonny Kearney and Lucy Farrell finally released their debut album, Kite, in September 2011 which was produced by Adrian McNally (The Unthanks). It speaks volumes about the quality and quantity of their song-writing that none of the EP tracks feature on debut album ‘Kite’.
Jonny Kearney & Lucy Farrell
Sunday 25th March
Whelan’s Of Wexford St
Tickets are €12 from whelanslive.com , tickets.ie or the WAV box office at 1890 200078.
To get your name in the hat just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with JONNYANDLUCYTICKETSPLEASE asthe subject by midnight on Thursday 22nd March.