Claremorris Folk Festival
Darragh O'Dea + Villagers + Katherine Priddy + The Stunning + Ye Vagabonds + Old Sea Legs + Clare Sands + John Blek + Myles Manley
Crawling with vivid imagery and colourful characters, a timeless tangle of tongue-twisting, brain-burrowing lyrics that can swing from a breathless barrage to a lilting lament - at times without a moments notice - ’Old Sea Legs’ is more than just a nom de guerre for Dublin songwriter and performer Ian Bermingham; it is a window into a world entirely of his own creation.
Best known for his time as frontman of Dublin quintet 'The Eskies', Bermingham has wasted no time in stepping into new, uncharted waters as a solo performer since the group's sad demise in the latter half of 2019.
Displaying all of the storytelling nous and craft of the quintessential folk troubadour, the melodic ear of a pop pioneer and the lyrical largesse that has become so synonymous with Ian’s songwriting, ‘Old Sea Legs’ see’s the Dubliner push himself to new and exciting territories.
Nominated for song of the year the year at the International Folk Music Awards, Kansas City.
John has begun a new journey influenced by the folk music of Ireland, Britain and the US. With his solo work, he delves into the world of fingerstyle guitar and reveals the deeply personal and poignant lyrical aspects of his character.