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Friday 25 May 2018

Rocking debut for Gerry Quigley’s Dirty Blues Band!

The Gerry Quigley Band in full flow
The Gerry Quigley Band in full flow
Katie Butler, Roisin Butler, Steph Dwyer and Corrina Dwyer at The Gerry Quigley Band in Holohan’s Pub on Saturday night

Screaming guitars were nearly audible all over Enniscorthy recently as blues legend Gerry Quigley took to the stage at Holohan's for a special show. The guitar legend was joined by a brand new ensemble - the Dirty Blues Band - and it was a wonderful debut for them as they thoroughly impressed the hardened blues lovers of Enniscorthy.

Gerry is no stranger to the town, having performed at The Blackstairs Blues Festivals on several occasions. He enjoyed those gigs so much, that he's been coming back ever since. While he is unable to make this year's festival, he was delighted to once again hook up with the festival organisers and chat about their plans for this year's event. Of course, it's not just the festival which brings Gerry to Slaneyside. He also has family ties in the area through his mother, a Hughes, who was originally from Enniscorthy.

Leaving his family roots aside, Gerry is now well acquainted with the music lovers of the town at least and once again they were treated to an energetic live show full of six-string heroics from a genuine guitar legend.

The band's first outing proved to be a great success and they now look forward to taking the show to The Rory Gallagher Festival in Ballyshannon.

Enniscorthy Guardian

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