So, from now and for the rest of the summer, The Greasy Coat Stringband will be performing with Irish Village Markets, Wednesdays at East Point Business Park at 12-2pm, and Fridays from 12-2pm at Percy Place on the Grand Canal, where you can have a taste of some excellent fresh-cooked food and some old time tunes and songs served up from us, The Greasy Coats. And trust us, we’re the Greasiest thing on offer at the markets!
So we’ve launched our Bandcamp page: http://www.thegreasycoatstringband.bandcamp.com. And, in preparation for our EP recording session, we were running over some tunes in our noisy flat. Here are a sample of two we were thinking of using: Jimmy Johnson and Robert’s Serenade. They are by no means a definitive recording but will give you an idea of what we’re about, with some pretty fine fiddle and banjoing!
Jimmy Johnson: http://thegreasycoatstringband.bandcamp.com/track/jimmy-johnson
I suppose it is about time that we got ourselves up and running with this sort of fandangled business and so, WELCOME TO THE GREASY COAT STRINGBAND wordpress SITE.
We’re going to use this site in conjunction with our facebook page to keep up to date info on sessions, gigs and festivals we encounter this summer. We might even be inspired to write the odd word or two in keeping with the blog buzz.
So, to get cracking and let you know where we’ll be bangin’ and sawin’, we’ve set up the ‘Upcoming Events’ section, which will detail what we’re doing and when we’re doing it. Our next outing, at the time of writing, will be at the Hatch Bar in Celbridge, on April 11, for what promises to be a fun, packed session with Cristina Quill et al.
In other news, The Greasy Coats are putting together some funky tunes for an EP, which we plan on having by late May.
We can’t think of anything else at the minute, but we’ll keep you posted.
The Greasy Coats