If you are looking for excellent music this coming weekend then look no further than The Dock which hosts two incredible bands The Unthanks on Friday 22nd and Get the Blessing on Saturday 23rd February. While they may contrast in the style of music they play both The Unthanks and Get The Blessing have one thing in common; they are brilliant!
The Unthanks are known for their timeless, unsentimental and quietly subversive tales of loss, fear, booze, brawls, abuse and sorrow, siblings Rachel and Becky Unthank are honest, young storytellers outside of time, forging links between folk worlds old, new and other. It’s hard to imagine a British folk band with fans like Radiohead, Portishead, Robert Wyatt, Ben Folds, Elvis Costello, Rosanne Cash, Ewan McGregor and Nick Hornby, but
On Saturday night you can brace yourself for heavy riffing, shameless grooves and sly humour from one of the most original and exciting bands on the British jazz scene, Get The Blessing. Lauded as ‘the heavyweights of the contemporary jazz scene’, the group includes bassist Jim Barr and drummer Clive Deamer - the former rhythm section from trip-hop legends Portishead - with the twin horns and electronics of saxophonist Jake McMurchie and trumpeter Pete Judge. This concert is promoted by Music Network and The Dock.
Get The Blessing are the kind of band who makes jazz fans out of people who don’t expect to be.
Find out why on Saturday night next! Tickets for both shows are available now from The Dock Box Offioce on 071 96 50828 or on line at www.thedock.ie
These concerts are made possible through the continued assistance of Leitrim County Council and The Arts Council.