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JOHNNY CASH TRIBUTE CONCERT SET FOR SPIKE ISLAND PRISON

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Spike Island Cork are inviting Cork’s rebels to be inmates for an evening as the island recreates the infamous ‘Folsom prison’ gig played by Johnny Cash 50 years ago this year. Johnny Cash’s prison performances became legendary in musical circles as he played to some of the most hardened criminals in America at Folsom prison. The Man in Black became forever linked to these prison gigs and this Spike Island gig will recreate his prison escapade.

Filling the shoes of the infamous performer will be ‘Strictly Cash’, who have previously recreated a prison gig in Dublin. In 2008 for the 40th anniversary of Johnny Cash’s legendary concert at California’s notorious Folsom Prison, they decided to mark the occasion in Dublin’s Mountjoy Prison.

Now, 10 years later, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of that Folsom Prison concert, STRICTLY CASH will be together again on Cork’s own Alcatraz, Fort Mitchell, Spike Island. Special guests will be country rockabilly band from Holland, the Black Suspenders.

Also playing on the night will be Dutch band the Black Suspenders, who are flying in from Holland for the gig. The four strong rockabilly band re-create the original SUN rockabilly sound and add their own flavour, playing country rockabilly in a pumpin’, steady style. Having regularly toured mainland Europe, this will be a first time visit for Black Suspenders, and supporting Strictly Cash they have put together a fitting program to remember the SUN era and the Man In Black.

Tickets are on sale by advance booking only from www.spikeislandcork.ie as Spike Island gives Cork the chance to hear all the hits including those made famous from the concerts at San Quentin and Folsom Prison.

Boats depart at 5pm and 6pm from Kennedy pier Cobh with a short tour and then the concert before returns at 9.10pm and 9.30pm.

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Sirius Suppers Presents: The Silken Same, 15 Feb

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Sirius Arts Centre, Friday 15 February
Food served from 7.30pm, music at 9pm sharp

€20 includes meal and music. Tickets available online at www.siriusartscentre.ie or through the office info@siriusartscentre.ie / 0214813790

The Silken Same are Galway duo Mossy Nolan and Colm McGowan. They draw on musical influences that are both familiar and exotic to the ear. Their’s is a sound that artfully combines the bygone and the new. Songs that on the face of it will seem instantly familiar, but that supplant the traditional with fresh melodic and conceptual ideas. The Silken Same are releasing their debut album in early 2019.

Sirius Suppers combine an evening of food and music, with evening meal provided by foodies Comida, followed by new music from the best of Ireland’s emerging artists. A sociable and affordable evening offering opportunities to hear new music and try out local fare, at Sirius Arts Centre.

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