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About The Event
Tír na nÓg is a phrase from Gaelic mythology which translates into ‘land of eternal youth’. Tír na nÓg is also the name that Sonny Condell and Leo O’Kelly adopted when their musical paths fortuitously crossed in 1969. The resulting mix was a magical potion of rich and varied sounds and idioms that was unique and completely different to anything else on the music scene at the time.
Their music mainly consisted of their own compositions, based on strong Celtic roots and typically featured intricate acoustic guitar playing and close harmony singing. They toured the folk clubs of England; played sessions for John Peel's radio show many times, toured internationally with Jethro Tull and Procol Harum, as well as gigging with The Who, Roxy Music, Elton John, T.Rex and ELP ; and made three studio albums on Chrysalis Records
The three albums, ‘ Tír na nÓg’, ‘A Tear and a Smile’ and ‘Strong in the Sun’ were remastered and released in October 2012 by Cherry Red Records.
Forty years on, Tír na nÓg are as much in the spotlight as before. Their songs do not age – they are timeless. Tír na nÓg truly reflect the ‘land of eternal youth’.
In 2014 a limited edition vinyl EP, 'I have Known Love', was produced. In 2015, 'The Dark Dance', their first studio album since 1973 was released and 'Live at the Half Moon' followed in 2016.
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