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The Sick and Indigent Song Club

The LoftVenue: The Loft

Saturday, 16th September 2017

Doors: 8:00pm - 11:00pm

Admission: €10 - Buy Tickets Now!


SHINBONE ALLEY is the third studio album from Dublin genre-hopping six-piece group THE SICK AND INDIGENT SONG CLUB. Beginning as an unplanned collaboration between ex-punk/alt- country stalwart Gary Fitzpatrick and Scottish chanteuse and ukulele hero Angie McLaughlin, the band expanded as Shane
McGrath, Christian Volkmann, Gerry Fitzpatrick, and Sheila Sullivan joined together
for a Monday night hooley every week upstairs at the Ha’penny Bridge Inn.
The Sick And Indigent Song Club released two albums of original songs in the
folk/antique pop idiom, the Inistioge Folly (2007) and Punch Drunk (2009), while
retaining their Monday night residency, touring Europe, Asia and the US and playing
regularly at festivals both in Ireland and abroad. But, from their first nights in a pub in
Dublin in 2004, there was a shared love of and fascination with sea shanties.
Shinbone Alley is a collection of sea songs and shanties The Sick And Indigent
Song Club have been performing since 2004. Melodies such as folk standard
Shenandoah, and more obscure en Francais rowing song, Hourrah Les Filles A Cinq
Deniers, became the band's preferred sound-check material, involving five vocal
parts and at least twelve instruments (sometimes changing hands mid-song).
Apologies to the sound engineers for that…
Shinbone Alley brings together for the first time a selection of both band and
audience favourites from the maritime tradition.

with support from 4-part harmonies group Landless
Tickets €10.00 from www.tickets.ie
Copies will be on sale for €14.99 at Claddagh Records and Tower.
Downloads from www.sickandindigentsongclub.com, facebook.com/thesickandindigentsongclub

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