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Erin Trio – St Patrick’s Day 2010

Erin TrioPerforming the same repertoire of traditional jigs, reels and songs as the popular 5-piece, Erin Trio aims to paint a more subtle picture. With the acoustic approach of guitar, fiddle and voice, the trio strips it all back to reveal the raw simplicity of Irish storytelling. Add the stirring rumble of bodhran and you’ll be taken away along the rocky road to Dublin, or to the rolling mountains of Mourne …


… Thrill to the fiddle,
swoon to the song,
& enjoy the ‘Craic’
with ERIN …

Erin have performed at over 80 venues in the Hunter region in their ten year history, a tribute to their broad appeal.

With member backgrounds as diverse as jazz, folk, heavy metal and classical, Erin transports the Celtic tradition (eg The Clancy Brothers, The Dubliners, Steeleye Span) into the new millennium, together with a hint of the Irish contemporaries (U2, The Pogues, Sinead O’Connor & The Corrs).

In early 2003 Erin released a self titled album. This was followed up in 2008 with their second release, “Let’s Toss This Salad“, an acoustic album of traditional and jazz pieces performed by the Erin Trio. Let’s Toss This Salad was recorded under the watchful eye of Newcastle based producer Gareth Hudson in late 2007.

Throughout March 2008 Erin travelled around rural NSW and Victoria as part of a successful two week tour to launch the Salad album. On this tour they performed 13 shows in 14 days including numerous appearance at the Port Fairy and Yackandandah Folk Festivals.

The video below shows the band performing the ballad Gypsy Davy at the 2008 Yackandandah Folk Festival. The band undertook this tour as a 5-piece, enlisting the help of Chris Davidson on druns and Todd Johnson on bass.

The 2010 St Patrick’s day performance will mark exactly ten years since their first ever live show, held at the Lass O’Gowrie Hotel on March 17, 2000.

So get yourself along to MJ Finnegans this St Patricks day for a dose of great Irish music.

  • Who: Erin Trio
  • What: St Patricks Day Performance
  • Where: MJ Finnegans
  • When: March 17, 2010 – 1PM

The Trio will also be appearing at the Nelson Bay Bowling Club on the evening of Saturday March 13.

For more information about Erin visit their website at www.erin.net.au.


Posted on March 10th, 2010 in Artists, Events


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