Delaware Irish Fest at World Cafe Live at the Queen
Black 47, The Young Dubliners, The John Byrne Band, Mythica & Melissa Cox, Burning Bridget Cleary
500 N. Market St.
Wilmington, DE, 19801
Doors 6:00 PM / Show 7:00 PM
This event is all ages
Delaware Irish Fest at World Cafe Live at the Queen
Come one, come all to Delaware’s premiere Irish and Celtic music festival at World Cafe Live at the Queen featuring Black 47, The Young Dubliners, The John Byrne Band, Mythica with Melissa Cox and Burning Bridget Cleary!
With roving bagpipers and Irish jiggers performing throughout the venue, you’ll have access to fantastic Irish music, culture and food in both Upstairs and Downstairs Live throughout the entire evening.
Black 47 espouses an unblinkingly political and thoroughly Irish form of rock 'n' roll, with songs covering topics from the Northern Ireland conflict to civil rights and urban unrest in contemporary New York. Black 47 earned their chops playing the pub scene in Manhattan and self-producing their first indie record, Black 47, before converting The Cars' Ric Ocasek to the cause and gaining mainstream attention with their second album. The band celebrates their 20th year on the road with their latest album "Bankers and Gangsters"
The Young Dubliners
The Young Dubliners are quite possibly Celtic rock's hardest working band, playing hundreds of shows to thousands of fans across the US and Europe every year. In recent years they have twice appeared on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live!, had songs featured in TV shows (Sons Of Anarchy, Human Target) and toured extensively as a headliner and as the opener for such a diverse list of artists as The Flaming Lips, Collective Soul, Jethro Tull, Johnny Lang and many more.
Although the Young Dubliners sound is most commonly called 'Celtic Rock', that label, as labels often can be, is misleading. The Irish influence is there, certainly, but it's not the only influence that rears its head on their albums, or in live shows. After all, several of the band members have no Irish roots of any kind. "That was always the idea", Keith Roberts, lead singer for the band explains. "The sound was always intended to be a hybrid because we all come from different backgrounds. Even though two of us are from Ireland, a lot of the music we listened to growing up wasn't Irish at all, but when we got here, we got homesick and developed a new appreciation for Irish Music. In truth the Celtic riffs can just as easily come from the American band members. Everyone writes now so you never know what you'll end up with when you start on a new album.
The band has just released their brand new studio album, NINE. It contains ten brand new original songs with the usual blend of themes and tempos to keep the listener captivated. This was a unique experience for the band as they released it independently for the first time in their career.
"We had a few offers but decided we were well overdue to take things into our own hands," says Roberts, "After eight albums on various labels it just seemed right to go it alone for once and maintain full creative control."
However 'going it alone' did not mean without financial support and for that they turned to their fans. After only two weeks the band had received over half the necessary funds to complete the recording, manufacturing and marketing plan for the album and work began on February 1st, 2012. The road intervened as is usual for this non-stop touring band and the recording process was put on temporary hold as they commenced a long US summer tour followed by a month long European Fall run.
Now, with the Album finally hitting the streets on March 4th, the Dubs are out on the road again in support.
"Having a whole album of new songs really invigorates the live show for us and makes it exciting all over again" say Roberts. "It's like a shot in the arm every time we go through this process".
The John Byrne Band
The John Byrne Band is led by former Patrick's Head front man and Dublin native John Byrne. His first solo effort, After the Wake, was released to great critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic in 2010. With influences ranging from The Chieftains to Planxty to Bob Dylan, John's songwriting honors and expands upon the musical and lyrical traditions of his native and adopted homes.
Mythica & Melissa Cox
Mythica was started in 2005 by Melissa Cox, the lead singer of the band. Armed with an arsenal of instruments including the fiddle, hammered dulcimer, mandolin, guitar, haunting female vocals and more, Mythica fuses Celtic genres with rock, bluegrass, funk, and New Age, creating a sound that can be described as Celtic and World Fusion.
Burning Bridget Cleary
Called “the Allman Brothers of Celtic fiddle bands, only prettier” (Mike Weekly, Pottstown Mercury), Burning Bridget Cleary features the musical talents of Rose Baldino and new member, Deirdre Lockman, who lead the band with high-energy and tightly woven harmonies in both fiddle and vocals. The driving rhythm and bass end is supplied by Philadelphia native, Lou Baldino on guitar, and percussionist, Peter Trezzi, on djembe drum. In December 2013, Burning Bridget Cleary was nominated “Top Traditional Group in a Pub, Festival, or Concert” by the Irish Music Association.
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Care for dinner and a show? World Cafe Live at the Queen offers many delicious dining options for your enjoyment! We accept Reservations in Upstairs Live and recommend scheduling a reservation 1½ to 2 hours before the show start time. Downstairs Live offers a full service bar and specialized food menu at most shows. Please read the Restaurant Info here.
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