This Thursday, August 13 Hank Wedel plays at McGirl’s Bar, Ballinamore, as part of the August Family Festival.
Singer-songwriter Hank Wedel was born in New York City in the 1960s, grew up in Mallow, Co. Cork in the 1970’s, returned to his birthplace in NYC during the ‘80s and ‘90s and is now based in Cork.
Hank’s passion for music and songwriting is evident in his delivery of every song. A consummate performer, he has shared the stage with Irish music legends Bono, Shane McGowan, Declan Sinnott and Kila.
Irish folk-singer legend Christy Moore recorded Hank’s song “Listen” and made it the title track of his best-selling 2009 album on Sony records. In 2012, Hank released a single entitled “Mighty Fine”. The track was his first ever digital release and it reached No. 4 on the Irish iTunes Singles Chart within two weeks of release.
In the past, he has been involved with bands “Princes Street” and “Open Kitchen” and a long-standing Monday night residency at Charlie’s Bar with mandolinist Ray Barron attracts a large weekly loyal following. The gig kicks off at 10.30pm.
All week Ballinamore Festival is providing Free Open Air concerts on the Main Street as part of their Festival.
Robert Mizzell plays on Wednesday 12th, Johnny Brady is on stage at Thursday 13th, Keltic Storm are on Friday 14th, Gerry Guthrie hits the stage on Saturday 15th and Jim Devine closes the festival on Sunday 16th. There are a host of events going on around the town and every pub is also hosting live music every night.