Emma Langford for Glórach

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Emma, photographed by Kellyn Bowler for Turf and Grain.

A BUSY September rolls out at Glórach Theatre this month, with the Abbeyfeale venue playing host to successive concerts mid-month.

First up on Thursday September 12 is Limerick singer-songwriter Emma Langford, who makes her debut at Glórach, close to releasing her second album.

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“Emma received widespread critical acclaim for her debut album ‘Quiet Giant’ in 2017 and last year won the RTE Radio One ‘Best Emerging Artist’ award at their inaugural folk awards,” Lorcan Curtin reminds us from Abbeyfeale. “She made a deep impression on West Limerick audiences with her performance at the Éigse Michael Hartnett festival in 2018 and the intimate and compact surrounds of the Glórach are ideally suited for this type of gig.  “Emma will be ably supported on the night by West Limerick singer Trevor Sexton, whose fantastic performance at The Hearts of Men concert in June left local audiences yearning for more.”

Tickets can be booked by ringing 087-1383940 for their 8pm gig.

Move foward to September 14. “We will be switching genres, but the calibre of the music playing will not waver as we welcome Leroy Troy and his Hillbilly Trio to town,” comments Lorcan, volunteer PRO for Glórach.  “Troy, from Tennessee, made his debut on the Grand Ole Opry in 1988 and was the National Old Time Banjo Champion in 1996.

“As well as his proficiency on the Banjo, Troy is quite capable in playing of other instruments, including homemade ones that contribute to the unique character of Bluegrass music.

“In the same manner that certain styles of traditional music can conjure up images of the West Limerick Hills, there is something intangible about good bluegrass music that can transplant the listener to the Appalachian mountains.”

Booking as above.