BACK WEST came to town last Friday night as the Ballyferriter based trio launched their first CD in Dick Mack' in Dingle last Friday night.
With Mike Venner on fiddle, Mike Smurthwaite providing guitar and vocals and local artist Patsy Farr accompanying on piano, accordion and vocals, the trio have managed to carve out a distinctive niche for themselves in West Kerry and this CD launch promises to bring their music to the masses beyond the Corca Dhuibhne borders.
The CD focuses on Back West's unique blend of country, cajun and blues as well as their own take on traditional Irish tunes.
Back West were joined by a host of local musicians to celebrate the launch and the excited crowd danced and jigged into the wee hours.
You can catch Back West every Friday night in Dick Mac's from 8pm and CDS are available at their gigs.