Saturday 29th June will see a very special performance at the National Concert Hall of I Am The Greatest, the A House album consistently recognised as one of the best to come from Ireland. Of the album’s title track, Melody Maker wrote: “unforgettable … a systematic, blow-by- blow destruction of the music business and the state of the nation coupled with a dramatic determination not to give in.”
For this one-off concert David Couse, Fergal Bubury and friends re-interpret the seminal 1991 album for 2019.
“A House is dead. Of this you can be sure. I heard it straight from the House’s mouth. RIP. But ‘I Am The Greatest’? That statement was forever. Everything has changed but I am still the greatest, you are still the greatest, we have everything we need and we never look back. But let’s just this once, for the sake of the nineties, late night ferries or whatever, re-engage, re-interpret and re-imagine the time of our lives. Let’s immerse our feet in this beautiful pool and show the world how it feels to be FREE. That is all. Over and over and out.” – David Couse, Fergal Bubury
Dublin’s A House formed in 1985, with the trio of David Couse, Fergal Bunbury and Martin Healy representing the core of the band throughout their 12-year existence.
I Am The Greatest becomes the second recipient of the NCH | IMRO Trailblazer Award following the triumphant return of Microdisney last year, whose album The Clock Comes Down the Stairs was acknowledged with the award.
“Having received critical and public praise on its release, A House’s I Am The Greatest has stood the test of time and to this day is still considered one of the finest Irish albums ever released. Singling out this iconic album for the prestigious 2019 NCH | IMRO Trailblazer Award will no doubt reinforce its legacy and fondness with fans, and perhaps even ignite a spark within a whole new generation of music creators”. – Keith Johnson, Director of Marketing & Membership IMRO.
The Trailblazer Award is a music award presented by IMRO and NCH celebrating seminal albums by iconic Irish musicians, songwriters and composers.
A House Is Dead – I Am Still The Greatest
Saturday 29th June, 8pm
Tickets on sale April 5th, 10am
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