JOE MEAGHER, LIAM MERRIMAN, & OATSIE JONES
Date: 18th September
Irishbeats presents LIVE at The Royal supported by BEAT 102 103
Joe Meagher & The Remains of Reason Ensemble
During the summer of 2020, when the original COVID lockdown was relaxed to allow for outdoor gatherings of groups of no more than fifteen people, Waterford-based singer/songwriter Joe Meagher (Birds of Burden, El hígado no existé) brought together a collective of musicians and singers to work on a collection of his songs. That collective became “The Remains of Reason Ensemble” and those songs became an album entitled “On Unforgiving Themes”. Due to pandemic restrictions being reinforced last autumn, no live release of this work was possible, although the album is available to purchase on bandcamp.com. On Saturday, 18th September, however, in the beautiful surroundings of Theatre Royal, Waterford, the album will finally be performed live, as was always the intention.
Well-known Waterford singer-songwriter Liam Merriman recently recorded a new single recorded, produced by Bill Shanley (Mary Black/Ray Davies of The Kinks/Sinead O'Connor/Paul Brady) which will be released in the coming weeks. He’ll be joined onstage by bass player/vocalist Eoin Fennessy for this Live at The Royal performance.