Woody Guthrie 40th Anniversary
Memorial Celebration Concert (charity benefit)
Sunday 7th October 2007
The Empire Music Hall: Botanic Avenue, Belfast
Doors: 2.30pm, Showtime: 3pm – 9pm
Tickets are £15.00 and are available across the counter from Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.ie , and on their 24 hour booking line on 0870 243 4455. (Sales may be subject to credit card charges and the commissions of Ticketmaster agents). Each purchased ticket will be automatically entered in a free prize raffle with a significant prize on offer.
On Sunday, October 7th The Empire Music Hall will host a star studded tribute to Woody Guthrie in aid of the N. Ireland Huntington’s Disease Association.
A six hour festival of music celebrating the life and music of one of America’s greatest folk idols who died in Oct 1967 of Huntington’s Disease.
Woody Guthrie’s music influenced whole generations of singers and songwriters and that influence is still alive and strong today… songs like ‘This Land is Your Land’, ‘It Takes a Worried Man’, ‘Do Re Mi’, ‘Hobo’s Lullaby’, ‘Pretty Boy Floyd’, ‘So Long its Been Good to Know You’ and ‘Vigilante Man’ have been recorded by hundreds of major recording artistes worldwide
Each of the featured artists will perform a Woody Guthrie song in addition to their own material.
Artistes confirmed to appear include: Bap Kennedy, Juliet Turner, Arty McGlynn & Nollaig Casey, Brian Houston, Broken String Bluegrass Band, The Delawares, Chad Dughi (USA), Ronnie Greer Blues Band and Maeve Dunphy
ALL PROCEEDS OF THIS EVENT WILL BE DONATED TO: HUNTINGTON’S DISEASE ASSOCIATION (N.I.)
For further information contact:
E: errol at laganboatcompany stop com
T: +44 (0) 7718 910 423