Storytelling. Gathering. Celebrating.
These are the central pillars of The White Horse Guitar Club, an 11 piece band born in the music venue Upstairs at The White Horse.
Stories through songs that are sepia toned and earthy hued. Stories that are familiar because they have always been told, passed on at firesides and funerals, shared amongst friend and stranger alike, telling tales of love, loss and life. Stories that hang off melodies and music that are carried on the pulse and the life beat of rhythm.
The gathering together of these eleven men began without method beyond the urge to sing and play. Soon momentum gathered too and this early assembly was shot out into the public domain, flickering first in pub corners and snugs, before the light shone brightly in auditoriums and theatres. Everyone together locked in song and revelry.
When these songs, stories and gatherings collide, in a today of disconnection and isolation, it's a cause for great celebration. The White Horse Guitar Club feed on that energy and positivity; eleven voices as one, hearts committed and unveiled.
Formed: 2012, Upstairs at The White Horse
Members: Dermot Carew, Joe Carey, Anthony Cotter, Justin Cronin, Liam Óg Fitzgerald, Brian Fitzgibbon, Donagh Glavin, Stephen Hegarty, Adrian O'Mahony, Joe Philpott & Brendan Whelan
Genre: Roots, Alt Country, Folk
Instruments: Acoustic Guitar, National Guitar, Mandolin, Bass, Mandola, Banjo
Live: Interpretations of songs by Townes Van Zandt, Willie Nelson, Tim O'Brien, Darrell Scott, Guy Clarke, John Prine amongst a host of others, with additional traditional songs.