Hello all you Gaelic Brewers,
Well how exciting would it be to play on a stage with on of your idols? Well that’s exactly what happened at the official CD launch for Gaelic Brew’s debut album “Away From Home”
The event started with complementary drinks reception and finger food in the Green Room bar (No.19) in The Old Oak pub. It was great to see so many of our friends, family and followers there to enjoy themselves. It was a warm and fun atmosphere with spirits on a high. The group of the finest Traditional Irish musicians known as ‘Eistig’ began playing and performed extremely well.
The main event finally arrived. Everybody left the Green Room and gathered in front of the stage and started shouting “Gaelic Brew, Gaelic Brew….”. Without further a due, on we went to a rapturous round of applause, whistling and cheering.(for fear that they would leave if we didn’t start playing haha). Alan Ross (of The Laughing Shamrocks band) played a fair part in lifting the crowds to welcome us on stage.
Mid way through the gig, we were joined on stage by non-other than our very special guest on the night…… Mr. George Furey himself. Thanks to everybody singing along, we played a rousing rendition of “Red Rose Café” and the No.1 Fureys and Davey Arthur song “Sweet 16″. To have the pleasure and honor to say we have played alongside one of our inspirational idols as well as a living legend gives us an enormous sense of pride – Thanks George.
To everybody who came along, we would like to say a massive THANK YOU. To our families, friends, supporters THANK YOU. To George Furey, John Byrne (ClayCastle Recording Studio), Alan Ross (The Laughing Shamrocks) for executing his MC duties and finally to Ger and the staff of The Old Oak, THANK YOU, Thank you, Thank You. We would also like to thank the photographers from the news papers that turned up as well as the journalists for covering the “Away From Home” album launch and printing it the following day. Thanks also to Declan Howard in The Avhondu newspaper and to Maurice Gubbins CEO of The Evening Echo newspaper. Finally, thank you to Charlie McGlynn at the Harp newspaper in Birmingham for his fantastic review of the album.
Damien, Evin, Scott, Frank