Casey confirmed for Martyn tribute festival

Paddy Casey is the latest act to be confirmed to play the John Martyn Tribute Festival that will take place in Thomastown on September 10.

Paddy Casey is the latest act to be confirmed to play the John Martyn Tribute Festival that will take place in Thomastown on September 10.

In aid of the John Martyn Trust Fund, the event will feature The John Martyn Band, Spencer Cozens, Alan Thomson, Arrun Ahmun and Martin Winnings with guests Glen Hansard, Ultan Conlon, Mick Hanly, Ian Doyle, Kevin Power and others

The gig will take place in Carroll’s Beer Garden, Thomastown on September 10 and doors will open at 6pm. Tickets are e15 from Carroll’s Bar and Rollercoaster Records.

There will also be other tribute events around the town for the first annual John Martyn Festival including a free Blues Night in The Bridgebrook Arms on September 9, and on September 11 in Murphy’s from 3pm there will be a free gig with Ultan Conlon followed by an open-mic in tribute to John.