Tuam Trad Festival: Tradiohead will perform an early show
Tradiohead will perform an early show on Saturday, the 15th of September, as part of the 2012 Tuam Trad Festival. The gig will take place upstairs in Canavan’s (High Street, Tuam). Doors will open at 7:00pm, and the show starts promptly at 8:00pm. Admission is €5.
No surprises? Well, not quite. Tradiohead take the songs of Radiohead and re-imagine them using instruments more often associated with Irish traditional music – Occupy Oxford, if you will. The quartet play songs from classic albums like The Bends,OK Computer and Kid A, as well as more recent Radiohead records like Hail To The Thief and In Rainbows.They caught the ear of Galway Bay FM’s Vinny Browne, who invited Tradiohead to play on his well-regarded Arts Show. They closed this year’s Galway Sessions Festival and have just returned from two shows at the 2012 Electric Picnic. The band are Tuam native Jimi McDonnell on vocals, Philip Fogarty on accordion and bodhrán, Pat Hargan on guitar, and Michael Chang on violin, viola and mandolin.