Category - Music Date - Saturday, September 28, 2019 8:00 pm
STOCKTON’S WING 2019
Saturday, September 28th 2019
Stockton’s Wing embark on a series of shows in 2019 presenting a retrospective of their vast music catalogue spanning 4 decades from the early recordings of Take a Chance to the innovative and critically acclaimed Light in the Western Sky, the excitement of a big band sound on Full flight and Stockton’s Wing Live and the truly engaging and stunning return to basics on The Crooked Rose.
During their career they recorded and performed with Ronnie Drew, The Dubliners, Sammy Davis Junior, Maura O Connell, Val Doonican, Sharon Shannon, Moxie, Sean McGuire, Finbar Furey and The Clancy Brothers, played at both Michael Jackson thriller shows in Ireland and appeared in Oscar nominated movie The Field featuring John Hurt and Richard Harris.
Retrospective tells their story through music songs and stories. An engaging and insightful night of entertainment bringing you into the heart of the wing. With special guests and regulars, Tara Breen, Karol Lynch, Tommy Hayes, Paul Roche, Mike Hanrahan and Paul McSherry a very special night is of Wing music is guaranteed.
Retrospective in brief:
The name Stockton’s Wing came from a Bruce Springsteen song, “Backstreets” from the album “Born to Run”. “Slow dancing on a moonlit street at Stockton’s Wing, where desperate lovers park to meet the last of the Duke Street Kings.”
They signed their first record deal with Tara after winning the Trad section of a music contest in Limerick. Another young band won the Rock section. They were called U2.
Record producer and musicologist PJ Curtis produced ‘Take a Chance’ and the groundbreaking album Light in The Western Sky featuring hit singles Walk Away and the iconic Beautiful Affair. Drummer Fran Breen and Bass guitarist Steve Cooney augmented the line up as they toured extensively throughout Europe, America, Canada and Australia. Down through all the years many of Ireland’s greatest musicians from the fields of Traditional, Rock and pop music have graced the ‘Wing’ stage with their presence and incredible talents. Founding members Kieran Hanrahan, Maurice Lennon and Tony Callinan along with Peter Keenan, Steve Cooney, Fran Breen, Davey McNevin, Anto Drennan, Myles Drennan, Dessie Donnelly, Cillian Doheny from Moxie, John Joe Kelly, Eamon McEllholm, Brian Callinan, Robbie Casserly, bass guitarists John Kearns, John Walsh and Eddie Lee, all contributed to the success and unique sound that is Stockton’s Wing.