Media Release 28 February 2013
Irish band Stockton’s Wing reunite to play St. Patrick’s concert at the National Concert Hall as part of ESB LIVE 2013
Celebrated Irish band Stockton’s Wing, who took their name from a Bruce Springsteen song ‘Backstreets’, reunite to perform a special St. Patrick’s concert at the National Concert Hall as part of ESB LIVE 2013. The concert will feature a selection of tunes and songs from their back catalogue spanning the acoustic sound to the excitement of their electric era.
Maurice Lennon (fiddle and viola), Paul Roche (whistles and flute), Tommy Hayes (Bodhran and percussion) and Mike Hanrahan (guitar and vocals) will be joined on stage at The National Concert Hall with Steve Cooney, Enda Scahill (banjo and mandolin) Tony Molloy (bass guitar), Danny Byrt (drums) and special guests.
Speaking about the concert, Pat O’Doherty, ESB Chief Executive said: “ESB is delighted to continue our great partnership with the National Concert Hall on ESB LIVE 2013. This relationship has evolved over the past 25 years and affords us the opportunity to showcase international musical talent live on an Irish stage. We are particularly pleased to open the series with one of Ireland’s most treasured live acts, Stockton’s Wing, who reunite to perform a special St Patrick’s night concert.”
Stockton’s Wing formed in 1977 in Ennis, Co. Clare and was signed by Tara Records with whom they released two critically acclaimed albums, ‘Stockton’s Wing’ and ‘Take a Chance’.
The band was originally a five piece band until they released their first hit, ‘Beautiful Affair’ from the ground-breaking album ‘Light in the Western Sky’ in 1982. The album, produced by PJ Curtis, also featured Australian Steve Cooney on bass guitar and didgeridoo. The success of the album brought the band to an international audience and they toured extensively throughout the eighties and early nineties.
During their career, Stockton’s Wing have appeared at all major folk festivals across the world, performed at the Michael Jackson concerts in Cork, at Landsdowne Road with Sammy Davis Junior and they were the dance band in the Jim Sheridan movie, ‘The Field’. Stockton’s Wing Live’, produced by Bill Whelan still remains a favourite.
ESB LIVE 2013 is supported by Independent Newspapers (Ltd.) as print media partner.
Tickets: €30, €35
20% discount available for Friends of the National Concert Hall. 15% discount for groups of 10 or more.
National Concert Hall Box Office Tel: 01 417 00 00 or www.nch.ie (no booking fee)
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