Traditional Irish music
to rattle the boards at the Rogue!
RATTLE THE BOARDS from County Tipperary play the old tunes with rare power and drive. They will make their first ever trip to B.C. this October to play the Rogue Folk Club.
VANCOUVER - Benny McCarthy, the founder and melodeon wizard in Danu, brings his traditional dance band, Rattle The Boards, to The Rogue on October 8.
It will be their first ever trip to British Columbia. The quartet features three former members of Tipperary's renowned Knocknagow Ceili Band, and they play the old tunes with rare power and drive.
They have two CDs thus far, the latest being The Parish Platform on McCarthy's Doon Productions label.
The other band members are Pat Ryan on fiddle and banjo, John Nugent on guitar, and John T. Egan on vocals. The latter is also a celebrated Gaelic footballer and hurler.
It will be a great night for Celtic music, with Boston's Lissa Schneckenburger playing the opening set. A former student of Alasdair Fraser, Lissa has carved out an impressive solo career as a fiddler and as a singer.
When Scots singer Dougie MacLean was stranded in Alaska six months ago by a series of volcanic eruptions on Mount Redoubt near Anchorage, he had to cancel his appearance at the Rogue.
He did manage to get back to Scotland the next day in time to sing his most famous song, Caledonia, for 45,000 football fans at Hampden Park before Scotland kept their World Cup hopes alive by beating Iceland.
Dougie returns to Canada this month, and he made sure he could get back to Vancouver to make up for that lost gig.
Still writing memorable songs and currently touring to support a new edition of his songbook and a wonderful double CD, The Essential Dougie MacLean, Dougie is at the peak of his creative powers right now.
Don't miss his return. We don't think there are any volcanoes in Winnipeg, so he should be able to get here this time ....September 30.
Quebec's De Temps Antan play Celtic music with a distinctly French accent. They feature Andre Brunet of the Celtic Fiddle Festival on fiddle, Pierre-Luc Dupuis on accordion, and Eric Beaudry on guitar and vocals. It's the most exciting Canadian band we've seen in years! See if you agree. Come down to St. James Hall on October 1.
There's plenty of variety at The Rogue, and the Cap Folk & Roots Series, too. Full details are on the website www.roguefolk.com.