A last minute opportunity to return to Ireland at the end of February has been confirmed! John will head across the sea once again this week to help produce a song he co-wrote w/ label mate Mickey Harte & the legendary Paul Brady! John & Mickey wrote what became the “skeleton” of the tune while on tour together in Ireland in September & Paul Brady has continued working on & developing the track w/ Mickey over the last few months . The song is set to be used as the anthem for Donegal’s part of “The Gathering” 2013! Updates from the trip will be added as they happen.
Flipside Works has announced that it will be releasing John’s latest CD “…If any or at all” on VINYL this year & will release the details shortly! Unofficially, an April date has been discussed to coincide w/ recently added performances in Chicago, Boston, NYC, Philadelphia, Washington DC & Durham NC during the month…Please check back for details & confirmed dates!
Festival season will be here before you know it & confirmations have already come in for multiple dates @ ENO-fest in Durham NC as well as a return to both the 2nd annual Hopstring Fest @ Silver Cross Field in Joliet IL & the annual Mustache-Fest @ Chicago St Pub…the latter two will feature performances w/ the Old Gang Orchestra!
So far it’s shaping up to be a pretty good year to say the least! More news & information on the possibility of an “Old Gang Orchestra” live release later in the year will be posted in the coming weeks. Thanks for the support!