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Jimmy Crowley

October 19, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Jimmy Crowley – Tyneside Irish Festival

“Jimmy is a living legend in Irish Folk music. He comes from Cork, in the south of Ireland, a city whose musical richness mirror’s the city’s diversity – a great trad music and song heritage as well as a legacy from music-hall vaudeville and high art musical traditions. Crowley draws on all of these traditions in fashioning his own unique performance style and repertoire and has collected extensively in the south of Ireland both as a ballad singer and as part of his academic degree.”

“He is a consummate stage performer as well as a song writer, adding colour adding colour to his songs by weaving stories about Cork characters, maritime exploits and daily life into his act. His singing style is truly unique – nobody hearing Jimmy could possibly mistake him for anyone else.” – Mick Moloney

“The test of any singer is whether or not you listen to him – I have Jimmy Crowley’s ‘Jimi Mo Mhile Stor’ in the car at all times.” – Liam Clancy

“Jimmy and I have been on the one road for many’s the long mile and my journey is always shortened when I meet him.” – Christy Moore

“Since I have known Jimmy Crowley, which is quite a while, the qualities which I have admired most in him are his consistency, his integrity, and his ability to adapt and be receptive to all kinds of music, his uniqueness. And for me, he embodies the spirit and voice of Cork and he’s a great singer.” – Ronnie Drew

“Jimmy Crowley is a musical icon in Irish tradition. He sings out from his own ground to a world of listeners. And the lift and lilt of his voice is the listener’s joy.” – Micheál Ó Súlleabháin, Irish World Centre, University of Limerick

“He remains a unique interpreter of songs both traditional and contemporary with a special gift for communicating with his audience.” – Mary Black

“For me, he embodies all that is good and true about the music in which we are involved.” – Martin Carthy

Tickets available from the office (0191 2610384) or online via Eventbrite


October 19, 2016
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Tyneside Irish Centre
41 Gallowgate
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4SG United Kingdom
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