An evening with Freddie White at the INEC

Freddie White is in the INEC on August 15.
Freddie White is in the INEC on August 15.

SINGER/SONGWRITER, Freddie White, will play the INEC Acoustic Club on Saturday, August 15.

Whether interpreting songs by his favourite writers, such as Randy Newman, Tom Waits, John Hiatt and Guy Clark, or performing his own compositions, Freddie's live performances have been part of the fabric of the Irish music scene since the 1970's.

Born in Cobh, Co. Cork into a musical family, by age thirteen Freddie was playing in school bands and by seventeen playing professionally. At nineteen, he moved to London, where he busked in subways, and developed his unique voice and guitar style.

In 1974, he was a founding member of Scullion, together with Philip King and Sonny Condell.

Later he formed The Fake, regarded as one of the seminal Irish bands of the late '70's. Next came The Freddie White Band formed in 1978, which toured with Eric Clapton that year.

His first album, Live on Tour, recorded by Nicky Ryan while touring with Clannad, brought him national attention. His second album, Do You Do, was the biggest selling Mulligan Label album of 1981.

With these early albums, Freddie introduced an eclectic repertoire of music, which spanned musical genres and eras, to an Irish audience. Later albums include 'Long Distance Runner', 'Close To You', 'My Country', 'Lost and Found' and his most recent album Four Days in May.

Tickets to see Freddie White at the INEC Acoustic Club on Saturday, August 15 cost €10 and are available from the INEC Box Office. Tel 064 6671555 or log onto www.inec.ie

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