Ireland’s Ambassador to Great Britain, Dan Mulhall, hosted an unusual event at the Embassy of Ireland recently – the launch of the DEXYS DO IRISH COUNTRY AND SOUL CD.
The short concert arose out of Kevin Rowland’s performance last month at the 1916 commemorative concert at the Royal Festival Hall at which he performed traditional Irish numbers to great acclaim.
Harrow boy Kevin, whose family are from Crossmolina, Co. Mayo, and his band Dexys came on ‘stage’ at the Embassy to enthusiastic applause from his many fans who had dressed in homage to their current look, Peaky Blinders meets Soul Boys.
Their set, from the new album, included many old Irish favourites like The Curragh of Kildare and others.
By far the greatest cheer was for Carrickfergus which Kevin performed to perfection, accompanied by original band members Lucy Morgan, on violin, and Sean Read on keyboard.