Saturday 13th May 2017
The Lasses gave us a superb night with multi-instrumentalist Karen Ryan introducing most of the tune sets. The full band was Karen Ryan (fiddle, mandola, banjo), Elaine Conwell (fiddle), Elma McElligott (flute, sax, backing vocals), Brogan McAuliffe (concertina), Chris O’Malley (keyboard, guitar), Brona McVittie (vocals, harp).
Brogan is the newest member, who really knows her way around the concertina and is just about to sit some important college exams.
The many highlights included some great sax playing, which apparently was very popular years ago in Ireland for jigs and reels - hugely enjoyed by our audience, and some lovely ballads from Brona. And, of course, some very entertaining banter between Chris and the girls.