Davey Mathias & Turlach Boylan

Irish music is the product of a country familiar with hardship, an expression of indomitable spirit and joy. In these difficult times, Turlach Boylan & Davey Matthias, gentle apostles of tradition, make music with the easy warmth of an old flannel shirt, a spiritual shield from the trials of the real world.

Davey Mathias is literally a guitarist’s guitarist. He has often performed with fiddler Randal Bays, himself a highly respected Irish music guitarist. Randal says “It’s hard to imagine a better guitarist partner..” Davey accompanies Irish music with an uncommon warmth and sensitivity. From his early days as a punk rocker, passion for honesty and authenticity led him to traditional music. Davey still plays the instrument he annexed from his mother during his teenage years.  No stranger to stereotype, Davey lives with his wife Andi in the deep South in a clapboard house with a porch, hound dogs and a cooler full of beer.

Turlach Boylan was once cryptically introduced onstage as “a musician’s musician”. Ignoring the character flaws this might imply, fellow musicians have described his playing as “elegant”, “thoughtful”, “lush”, “playful”. He learned his music standing in the Culleybackey kitchen of County Antrim flute master John Kennedy, kickstarting a lifelong pursuit of the elusive musical quality ‘Lift’.  After spending seventeen years in Texas unsuccessfully acquiring an accent, Turlach now lives in Kansas in a home filled with dogs, cats, children and recordings of Irish music.

Schedule

2017

Friday October 20th: Atlanta GA, House Concert 8:00pm
Contact: Bella Issakova
koko4note@yahoo.com
(404) 926-6438
Suggested donation: $20 per person

Saturday October 21st: Oak Ridge TN, Crafters Brew 8:00pm
856 Oak Ridge Turnpike,
Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37830
(865) 227-4560
https://www.facebook.com/pg/craftersbrew/about/

Sunday October 22nd: Berea Center for the Arts, Berea KY 5:00pm
315 Chestnut St
Berea, KY 40403
Contact: Sune Frederiksen
sune.ky@icloud.com
(859) 248-0690
www.berea-folk-circle.org
Cover charge: $15, Students $5

Monday October 23rd: House Concert, Asheville NC 7:30 pm
320 Montford Ave
Asheville, NC 28801
Contact: Molly Sawyer
mollysawyer@mac.com
Suggested Donation: $15

PAST DATES:

Friday July 28: St Mary’s KS House Concert 7:00pm
Contact: Jim Vogel.
jamesavogel@gmail.com
(412) 330-9801
Suggested donation: $15 per person or $25 per couple.

Saturday July 29th: DADGAD workshop 2-4PM
Bradford & Franzke Fret Shop
4448 Belleview Ave,
Kansas City, MO 64111
mark@bfstrings.com
(816) 283-0400
Price: $40

Saturday July 29th: Lawrence KS 7:00pm
Americana Music Academy
1419 Massachusetts Street,
Lawrence, KS. 66044
americanamusicacademy@gmail.com
(785) 830-9640
Suggested donation $10

Sunday July 30th: Kansas City, MO 6:00pm
Prospero’s Books
1800 W 39th St,
Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 531-9673
Suggested donation $15

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Schedule

2017

Friday October 20th: Atlanta GA, House Concert 8:00pm
Contact: Bella Issakova
koko4note@yahoo.com
(404) 926-6438
Suggested donation: $20 per person

Saturday October 21st: Oak Ridge TN, Crafters Brew 8:00pm
856 Oak Ridge Turnpike,
Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37830
(865) 227-4560
https://www.facebook.com/pg/craftersbrew/about/

Sunday October 22nd: Berea Center for the Arts, Berea KY 5:00pm
315 Chestnut St
Berea, KY 40403
Contact: Sune Frederiksen
sune.ky@icloud.com
(859) 248-0690
www.berea-folk-circle.org
Cover charge: $15, Students $5

Monday October 23rd: House Concert, Asheville NC 7:30 pm
320 Montford Ave
Asheville, NC 28801
Contact: Molly Sawyer
mollysawyer@mac.com
Suggested Donation: $15

PAST DATES:

Friday July 28: St Mary’s KS House Concert 7:00pm
Contact: Jim Vogel.
jamesavogel@gmail.com
(412) 330-9801
Suggested donation: $15 per person or $25 per couple.

Saturday July 29th: DADGAD workshop 2-4PM
Bradford & Franzke Fret Shop
4448 Belleview Ave,
Kansas City, MO 64111
mark@bfstrings.com
(816) 283-0400
Price: $40

Saturday July 29th: Lawrence KS 7:00pm
Americana Music Academy
1419 Massachusetts Street,
Lawrence, KS. 66044
americanamusicacademy@gmail.com
(785) 830-9640
Suggested donation $10

Sunday July 30th: Kansas City, MO 6:00pm
Prospero’s Books
1800 W 39th St,
Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 531-9673
Suggested donation $15