Off The Record by Mike Farragher
Celtic rockers The Fighting Jamesons make their New York City debut
Posted on Friday, August 03, 2012 at 08:24 AM
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|The Fighting Jamesons|
“We take influences from the last 300 years of Celtic music and add our own energetic and irreverent personality,” says fiddler Jeff McGlaughlin when asked to describe the vibe of this Norfolk, Virginia-based band. “We play a mix of traditional and original tunes, always working to involve the audience.”
The Fighting Jamesons have been developing a strong presence on the East Coast by winning their audience one fan at a time with their high energy performances, original tunes and rousing renditions of our favorite traditional songs. They’ve shared the stage with legendary Irish rock acts such as Dropkick Murphys, The Saw Doctors, and Young Dubliners. In November of 2011 the band released their first album, "The Fighting Jamesons", a riotous collection of rocking takes on trad ditties.
“Without fail, we hear three things - that it looks like we are having a great time, that we clearly love the music, and that the show makes it look like we are five best friends,” says McLaughlin. “All of these are exactly right. People also comment on how much we interact with members of the audience at our shows.
What can I say? We love the fans!”
So come on out and give The Fighting Jamesons a hearty New York welcome, dance, sing along and hoist a pint. Remember: St. Patrick’s Day is a mere seven months away and you’ve got to condition yourself between now and then to win a gold medal in shenanigans!
The Fighting Jamesons at The Studio at Webster Hall, 125 East 11th Street, on August 10th at 7:30pm, for tickets go visit the site here.
Here they are preforming Drunken Sailor: