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The Barleyshakes Duo  🗓

The Barleyshakes Duo  🗓

Friday 3rd February 8pm -Late
Ticktets $22 HERE
Alan & Kristin Kelly are two founding members of the well known Irish powerhouse band the Barleyshakes and are excited to be performing at the Boathouse in Nelson as part of their 2023 tour. Together they bring you upbeat sounds of Ireland on sweet sensuous fiddle, and spirited guitar.
Recipients of Queensland Music Award for World music and notably, Alan has recorded as a bodhran soloist on the Lord of the Rings soundtrack.
Having performed at concert halls, clubs, and festivals in over 25 countries, the Shakes take you on a journey from Ireland’s happier pre-famine days, and follow with songs of emigration, desperation, resilience, and struggle. Spirits will be lifted from some haunting compositions by humorous tales and sprightly jigs and reels. The modern Irish movement also features in their live repertoire featuring todays dance grooves while honouring the tradition of Irish music.
Also, Scottish, Canadian and Eastern European compositions feature, alongside original and traditional Irish tunes and songs. The Barleyshakes, through their lifelong passion and skill, will make you laugh, cry, sing, and dance, and are touring New Zealand in January and February 2023. For tour dates go to
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