Stockton’s Wing Celebrate 40 Years Together with Live Dates

After a very successful run of gigs at The Temple Bar TradFest 2016 and a headline show at the Fleadh in Ennis, Stockton’s Wing, one of Ireland’s most prolific and enduring bands, will celebrate their extraordinary 40-year career as they know best – onstage at a series of summer shows!  Featuring regular members – Mike Hanrahan (vocals & guitar), Paul Roche (flute & tin whistle), Steve Cooney (guitar, bass & didgeridoo) and Tommy Hayes (percussion, bodhran, spoons) – the band will be completed by two young Clare musicians Tara Breen (fiddle) and Karol Lynch (banjo/mandolin).  Fans will be treated to a back catalogue of hits including much loved classic ‘Beautiful Affair’ – voted one of the Top 75 songs in the history of RTE Radio and chosen by Today FM listeners as number 7 in their Top 20 poll of Irish songs.

Mike Hanrahan has been at the helm of the band at various stages over the last 40 years “I am so delighted to be back with Stockton’s Wing playing the music that shaped my earlier life and career. We were adventurers in every sense – with no boundaries and no pressures. We created a new innovative sound and our gigs were always happy and energetic occasions”.  Of the current line up, he says “It’s so good to be back on stage with Steve, Tommy and Paul again. We are missing two of the originals but I’m thrilled to have new blood – Tara Breen on fiddle and Karol Lynch on banjo. Two young Clare musicians steeped in the music of Stockton’s Wing.  A Wing gig is a special event and this time we are not trying to take over the world, just simply enjoying a moment, shining a light on the back catalogue of a music we believe is still worthy, compelling and spirited. It will be great to meet the fans again and hopefully collect a few new ones along the way.”

TOUR DATES:

Fri 16th June Jim Dowling Festival, Eccles Hotel, Glengarriff, Co. Cork

Doors 8pm onstage 8.30pm Tickets €20 jimdowlingfestival.eu/bookings

Sat 8th July Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray, Co Wicklow

Show 8pm Tickets €25/€23 Bookings: 01 2724030 mermaidartscentre.ie

Thur 20th July Monroe’s as part of Galway Arts Festival

Doors 8pm onstage 9pm Tickets €30 Bookings: giaf.ie/stocktonswing

Sun 6th Aug Ballyshannon Folk Festival, Co Donegal

Doors 7pm Tickets €35 incl booking fee ballyshannonfolkfestival.com/stocktonswing

Fri 18th Aug Ennis Fleadh at the West County Hotel

Doors 8.30pm onstage 9pm Tickets €25 Booking details TBA

Sat 26th Aug Ballykeeffe Amphitheatre, Co. Kilkenny

Gates 7pm onstage 8.15pm Tickets €20 ballykeeffeamphitheatre.com/stocktons-wing

Sat 2nd Sept Doolin Bikers Festival, Doolin, Co. Clare

Open all day from 12noon – onstage 8pm to 10pm Booking details TBA

Sat 16th Sep Clifden Arts Week, Galway

Booking details TBA clifdenartsfestival.ie

 

 

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