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A Different Thread

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A Different Thread

18 May 2019 (20:00) at Róisín Dubh

€10 (€10 members)
Upstairs

A Different Thread is a collaboration between Robert Jackson from Birmingham, England, and Alicia Best from Durham, North Carolina. Both are songwriters and multi-instrumentalists and both take inspiration from the music that has crisscrossed the Atlantic Ocean over the generations, in true folk fashion. Their self labelled ‘British Americana’ style has been described by internet magazine, Folk Radio UK, as “a strong, independent new sound”.

Think Beatlesque folk rock meets Gillian Welch dark country. A fresh take on an old familiar sound which led them to win first place in the open mic competition at Shrewsbury Folk Festival in 2017 and a land prime feature slot on American National Public Radio last year. Even Country legend, Steve Earle recently praised their live performance at Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival NC, where the artists shared a bill.

The couple originally met busking on shop street back in 2016 and this show marks the third anniversary of their chance meeting. Since their last performance in Galway, they’ve released their debut album On A Whim and are now on tour for a month in Ireland, following six months of dates in the USA, Mexico and Guatemala.

TONIGHT

@ Róisín Dubh Doors: 20:00

The Frank & Walters

€18 (€16 m)

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@ Róisín Dubh (Upstairs) Doors: 21:00

Seafoam Green

€08

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@ Róisín Dubh Doors: 23:30

Let's Have A Kiki

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THIS WEEK

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Villagers & John Grant

€39.50

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18 Jul / @ Róisín Dubh Doors: 20:00

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€20 (€18 m)

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18 Jul / @ Róisín Dubh Doors: 23:30

Softboy Records DJ set

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19 Jul / @ Heineken Big Top Doors: 19:00

Bell X1, Saint Sister

€35

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19 Jul / @ Róisín Dubh (Upstairs) Doors: 20:00

Boundless & Bare present Sunshine Tantrum Tour

€7.50

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19 Jul / @ Róisín Dubh Doors: 20:00

Pillow Queens, The Claque

€12.50 (€10 m)

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20 Jul / @ Róisín Dubh (Beer Garden) Doors: 18:00

Beer Garden Sessions

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20 Jul / @ Heineken Big Top Doors: 19:00

The Academic, Wild Youth

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20 Jul / @ Róisín Dubh Doors: 20:00

Mick Flannery

€26 (€24 m)

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21 Jul / @ Heineken Big Top Doors: 19:00

Macy Gray & Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

€35

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21 Jul / @ Róisín Dubh Doors: 20:00

Galway Street Club

€10

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21 Jul / @ Róisín Dubh Doors: 20:30

Open Mic Night

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21 Jul / @ Róisín Dubh Doors: 23:30

John Conneely Inc.

€6

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22 Jul / @ Heineken Big Top Doors: 19:00

Burt Bacharach, Paddy Hanna

€59.50

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22 Jul / @ Róisín Dubh Doors: 20:00

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