With over 400 gigs, 54 flights, 13 countries and 4 lost suitcases in 2009, Beoga, the internationally acclaimed Irish Trad band will be finally touching base at Strabane’s Alley Theatre on February 26th. Beoga’s 2009 album ‘The Incident’ has seen this Irish supergroup continue to blaze a pioneering trail, rewarding fans with their fresh creative energy and seducing a diverse array of music lovers. The Incident was shortlisted for a Grammy award nomination for Best Contemporary World Music Album, a tremendous achievement for this Irish band from humble.
As well as the 2010 Grammy Award ballot nominations, Beoga have been storming the planet with their unique sound receiving recognition as diverse as the front page of the St Patrick’s Day Wall Street Journal to even congressional recognition from the US House of Representatives for their contribution to Irish music. With reviews like “Their unique chemistry creates a sheer joy that permeates their playing… Every track is a sonic bouquet with tasty little flourishes… Beoga live are a sight for sore ears and a sound for sore eyes and this album (The Incident) captures the vibrancy of their live shows… the album’s a keeper” from Irish Music Magazine, you can understand why the band is packing out venues across North America, Scandinavia, Europe and Australasia.
“The Alley is delighted to bring the top Irish Trad band currently performing live to our award winning venue” commented John Kerr, Alley Theatre Manager. “If you love the raw energy, deep soul, stunning beauty and energetic pace of Irish music, then don’t miss Beoga at the Alley on February 26th.” Tickets to see this amazing band live are only £14, £12 (con) and are on sale now at the Alley Box office (028 7138 4444) or online at www.alley-theatre.com