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Leila Jane & Band + Calamity Gin & the Sour Tones

Saturday 22nd November – 8.00pm

RCC Sessions present an evening of alt country and original old-timey inspired music.

Cabaret Style seating so please arrive early to ensure a good seat

Admission €6

Leila Jane & Band

Inspired by American Folk music from a young age, many of her songs emanate the emotive cries of the Delta Blues. Her sound has been described as ‘Somewhere between Janis Joplin and Sandy Denny’ but in essence is something truly unique. She formed her band after moving to Northampton in 2013. Heavily influenced by early Rock and Roll, Delta Blues and Country, this music is authentic and soul driven. They recorded their debut EP ‘Twisted Heart’ earlier this year which has a compelling atmosphere that folds perfectly into the hauntingly captivating sound of Leila Jane.

Leila Jane has supported the likes of ‘Kitty Daisy and Lewis’ and ‘Le Skeleton Band’. She has performed at festivals such as the Cambridge Folk Festival and the Ely Folk Festival and joined the Serious Types record Label’ after ‘She formed her band after moving to Northampton in 2013’

Calamity Gin & the Sour Tones

CALAMITY GIN & THE SOUR TONES is the creation of local vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, Calamity Gin, an avid musician and regular collaborator and performer. As a singer, multi-clarinetist, guitarist, composer and actor, Calamity has worked under various monikers and guises, appearing with Little John Nee & the Caledonia Highly Strung Orchestra in the theatre production ‘The Mother’s Arms’, on RTÉ Radio Drama on One in the Little John Nee productions ‘Wee Black Bees’ and ‘Sparkplug’, and Arthur Riordan’s production, ‘Lot’s Mother-in-Law.

Locally, Calamity Gin is a Shindig Records and Narty Station collaborator, and has performed with the Shindig House Band, Both Of Us Cannot Be Wrong, Thran, The Pox Men and Damo Suzuki (as part of DISTORTED PERSPECTIVES), as well as doing vocal and instrumental session work for local bands ‘The Capitol’ and ‘Constant Supply’.

Calamity Gin can be heard on the forthcoming Little John Nee and the Caledonia Highly Strung Orchestra album, ‘Songs From The Lough Swilly Delta’, which will be launched within the coming months.

Having supported Grammy Nominee Gretchen Peters in the RCC last Autumn, and following on from their successful Culture Night 2014 debut, Calamity Gin will once again be joined by ‘The Sour Tones’ – Fionn Robinson (electric lead), Emmet Toner (acoustic guitar) and Ronan McConnell (mandolin) for what will be a greatly anticipated gig.