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Jack Lukeman & Patrick McCabe: High Lonesome (Songs From The Heartland)

Sat 2 February, 8:00pm

A collaboration best described as old-style village hall vaudeville for the future

If one could conceive of a cottage fire being raked late at night as a scratchy phonograph playing Joyce and Count John Mc Cormack begins its revolutions somewhere afar in the regions of hyperspace, as the door is knocked and a lady selling scones with human eyes arrives in the rain, then perhaps they might find themselves coming close.

Once, in an analysis of the songs of Bob Dylan, Greil Marcus the Rolling Stone journalist spoke of the ‘old weird America’.

This is the old weird, indomitable Celtic heart-Ulysses meets The Dandy and Oor Wullie. Or, if you like, The  Carter Family on the moon.

Lukeman and Mc Cabe are friends and long-time collaborators, having toured the UK, the USA and Ireland in the nineties.

Now they are back with a wailing harmonica.