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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Flook\’s Damien O\’Kane to Play The Met

The Met welcomes musician Damien O\’Kane, playing as a trio with ex Flook members John Joe Kelly and Ed Boyd on Thursday 28 April at 8pm.

Damien is earning a growing reputation for being a creative and exciting musician and singer. His banjo playing in particular has led him to being regarded as one of the finest Irish players on the scene today and he is winning accolades as a singer, focusing on songs from his native Northern Ireland.

His work with Shona Kipling, accordion player extraordinaire, earned them both a Folk Award nomination in 2007 and their gigs expanded all over the world from Spain to Canada. He his probably best known for this work with Shona Kipling and with Flook but has recently been a full-time member of Kate Rusby\’s band. He is.
Summer Hill is Damien\’s debut solo album and was released in May 2010. Produced by Joe Rusby and Damien, it features acclaimed musicians Michael McGoldrick, Ian Carr, Aaron Jones and John Joe Kelly. The title track also features vocals from Kate Rusby.
\”A gorgeous record\” – Sunday Express
Tickets for the show are £8 advance or £10 on the door. To book or for more information please call the ticket office on 1061 761 2216 or go on line www.themet.biz