by David Dwane
The Whileaways is a trio of folk singers and musicians from Galway who will be joined by Mayo poet John Hoban (pictured) for a show in the delightful setting of Foxford Woolen Mills on Saturday, 29th October.
John Hoban is more than just a poet, of course. He is a songwriter and musician from Castlebar whose talents have taken him all over the world. John combines the best of the Irish tradition with an intimate, warm and raw sensibility that is his own. And he can deliver his distinctive sounds equally well on fiddle, accordian, guitar, mandolin, cello or harmonica.
Part of The Whileaways appeal lies in the fact that they have three lead singers, with Noelie McDonnell, Nicola Joyce and Noriana Kennedy all having fronted bands before they joined forces.
Dipping their toes in the water as a trio, they were hailed as ? knockout of the festival?at the famous Port Fairy Folk Festival, Australia in 2012.
The band continues to cut a confident trail in roots music and woo audiences with their sincerity and perfect simplicity.
The Whileaways’ current album ‘Saltwater Kisses’ is available for download at The whileawaysmusic.com.
Tickets for the concert in Foxford Woolen Mills are available from the venue.