Now Playing at McGurk’s October 3rd – 28th
Alison Crossey is a Bodhrán and Guitar player from Lurgan, Co Armagh. Playing music from the age of 12 she has competed in competitions to County, Ulster and All Ireland level and went on to teach the Bodhrán to students from her home town for them to reach great Ulster and All Ireland stages.
Alison went on to play with Dance show Rhythm of the Dance and completed an American and European tour with them playing some of the most fantastic venues in the world. She also toured with an 8 piece girl group from Ireland called Gané. Alison is a member of a new project with The PJ McDonald Band who have an exciting future ahead.
Over the years Alison has been fortunate to support and share the stage with some fantastic artists including Four Men and a Dog, PJ McDonald, Francis Black, Flook, North Cregg, The Dublin City Ramblers, Brian Kennedy and Dick Gaughan etc
Joanna Boyle is from Glaslough, County Monaghan and plays banjo and sings. She started playing banjo at the age of 9 and has been competing in competitions ever since. She has won several County and Ulster titles through the years. Joanna has taken up singing over the last few years purely for enjoyment but hasn’t entered into competitions, yet.
Her main influences are Delores Keane, Tommy O’Sullivan, Enda Scahill , Cathal Hayden.. to name but a few.
Joanna has had the utmost privilege of playing alongside amazing bands and Musicians such as The Mairtin O’Connor Trio, Four Men and a Dog, KAN, Mary Dillon, Sí Van, The Ollam, Damien O’Kane and many more brilliant musicians.
Emma Robinson is a flute and whistle player from Lurgan, Country Armagh. She had been playing music since the age of 10 and has taken part in many fleadh cheoil competitions receiving many medals at county, provincial and all Ireland levels. She is studying music in Queens university Belfast as well as teaching music both privately and in organisations such as the Armagh Pipers Club and local Comhaltas Branches. Emma was taught by her Granda, flute player Gough Glenn and together they travelled Ireland learning and playing together. Other influences include Brendan Mulholland, Matt Molloy, Michael McGoldrick and Brian Finnegan but also enjoys listening to new and innovative bands such as Flook and Beoga etc. Emma has been fortunate enough to share the stage with outstanding musicians such as Flook, Four Men and a Dog, Beoga, KAN, The Ollam, The Mairtin O’Connor Trio, Damien O’Kane trio, Mary Dillon and Sí Van among many more. (source)
SUNDAYS AT MCGURK’S – Falling Fences (More Info)
MONDAYS AT MCGURK’S – Keepin’ IT REEL (More Info)
Upcoming at McGurk’s
October 31st – December 2nd: Irish Brigade
December 5th – 30th: Keepin It Reel
December 31st: The Darrells