ENTERTAINMENT NEWS — 11 December 2013

The acoustic folk group riding high in the Irish charts confirm concert December 19 gig at London Irish Centre

Famed for their energetic live performances, Hermitage Green are set to perform at the London Irish Centre, Camden, London on December 19th. Tickets priced £13 go on sale Tuesday 10th December at 10am.

The London Irish Centre date follows their two sold out shows in Whelans last October where they they recorded their debut, independently released album Live At Whelans which is out now and riding high in the Irish Album charts  at number 12.

Hermitage Green have just been confirmed as special guests with The Pogues this month for their O2 Academy shows in Glasgow and London. The band have also announced additional UK headline tour dates for December.

Forthcoming UK Live dates:

Thursday 17 December: The O2 Academy Glasgow (Special Guests with The Pogues)

Wednesday 18 December: Soup Kitchen, Manchester (Hermitage Green headline show)

Thursday 19 December: The London Irish Centre (Hermitage Green headline show)

Friday 20 December: The O2 Academy Brixton, London (Special guests with The Pogues)

Seeing Hermitage Green live, you can expect hard-hitting rhythm sections driven by the tribal combination of bodhrán and djembe, rhythmic guitar lines with dobro meolodies and soaring four-part vocal harmonies.

The boys have spent the last couple of years touring relentlessly, winning over legions of fans and selling out shows in Ireland, the UK and Australia. Incendiary live performances and a curious arrangement of instruments help give Hermitage Green their distinctive live sound.

The five-piece formed in July 2010 in what started out as a spontaneous jam session between friends and soon developed in to a strong acoustic outfit with an original sound for which the band have credited their contrasting musical tastes.

The band released their debut EP, The Gathering in September 2012, rocketing straight into number 1 in the iTunes chart. The band followed this success with tours of France, the UK, the Middle East, South Africa and the US. Their sold-out extensive Australian tour featured many highlights, including playing Sydney Harbour on Australia Day.

Their Electric Picnic performance, to a delighted 7, 000 capacity Electric Arena tent, capped a busy summer of festivals. Hermitage Green also enjoyed a weekly residency on the popular RTÉ TV sports show, Second Captains this autumn.

The album Live At Whelans was recorded at their sold out shows in Whelans last October with eclectically accomplished musician and studio virtuoso Joe Chester (Ryan Sheridan, Mundy, Gemma Hayes, The Coronas) is producing.

See www.hermitagegreen.com for more.

WIN TICKETS!

We have two pairs of tickets to give away to the London Irish Centre gig on Thursday, 19 December. All you need to do to enter is email shelley@theirishworld.com with your name, address, mobile number and the answer to the following question:

IN WHICH ICONIC MUSIC VENUE DID HERMITAGE GREEN RECORD THEIR LIVE ALBUM IN?

Closing date for entries is 5pm, Monday 16 December. Good luck!

 

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