Charismatic four-piece band, The Madigans are set to ring in St Paddy’s Day with true Irish flair at The Full Moon Hotel this month – They have a show set to have the audience in full craic mode.
With a history spanning over 30 years and a shared love of Irish fiddle tunes, the Byron Bay lads are excited to paint the hotel green with their toe-tapping folk Celtic blues performance.
Band member, Phil Levy, said they are hoping to make the performance a truly Irish session, where a group of musicians play informally, with one tune leading to another to create a jolly vibe.
“The Irish call this style ‘The Craic’,” Phil said.
“We ‘ll be playing sets of jigs and reels and songs with Chris Aronsten on fiddle and mandolin, Breandán An Píobaire on the flute, tin whistle and Irish pipes, Guy Madigan on the Irish drum, and myself on mandolin and Irish bouzouki.
“There are a large percentage of Australians who have Irish ancestry and St Patrick’s Day gives a sense of that history.
“You definitely don’t have to be Irish to have a great time at the show - come and enjoy ‘the craic’ and join us for a Guinness.”
The Full Moon Hotel’s Lucinda Black said members of the band have performed at the hotel before, leaving with rave reviews.
“It will be The Madigans’ first time performing at the Full Moon Hotel, however a few of the band members were in a blues band called The Romaniacs that played at the venue in 2016, for the Once in a Blues Moon event,” she said.
“We had a full house and many happy punters, so we are very happy to welcome them back to celebrate St Paddy’s.”
The band will perform an acoustic session in the Osbourne Bar at noon, followed by a full musical experience at 2pm in the Moonlight Bar.
The afternoon will also feature Guinness on tap and a menu highlighting fabulous Irish fare.For more information visit www.fullmoonhotel.com.au
The Madigans @ The Full Moon Hotel
Sunday, 17 March, from 12noon
118 Eagle Terrace, Sandgate
P 3869 0544