Lochrann’s Irish Pub & Eatery proudly presents:

The David Munnelly Band with special guest Mountain Smoke

Saturday, February 28th 2009

Lochrann’s Irish Pub & Eatery
6195 Main Street, Frisco TX 75034
Tel: 214-423-2600

Show Starts at 9 P.M. – Tickets $20.00

Help us get March of to a great start with The David Munnelly Band, also lookout for more incredible Celtic music, both rock and traditional, before and after NTIF and throughout St. Patrick’s week of Festivities.


Irish button accordion wizard David Munnelly and his popular, multi-award winning group bring new excitement to Irish music that has won them widespread audiences around the world. The band was a big hit at the 2007 North Texas Irish Festival and they wowed our audiences with their unique jazzy Irish tunes influenced by the Golden Age of Irish music of the 1920s and 30s and their stunning traditional songs, all performed with an exuberance, energy, and a fiery passion. Based in County Mayo with members from Donegal, Dublin, and Galway, The David Munnelly Band has exploded onto the international Celtic music scene in the past four years with hit albums in Europe, Japan, and North America. The group is acclaimed for their outstanding, precision musicianship and exciting live shows.

Started by Irish button accordion player David Munnelly, who's toured and recorded with The Chieftains and with DeDanann, the David Munnelly Band is one of the hottest bands on the traditional Celtic music scene. "The Irish band to see" (Irish Voice) has won special acclaim for incorporating the sound of the 1920s and 1930s and such bands from that era as the Flanagan Brothers with its traditional roots. Awarded "Concert of the Year" for both 2006 and 2007 by LiveIreland. com. The band has been featured in the U.S. on Superstation WGN-TV, and were highlighted in a two-part concert on NPR's "Celtic Connections, " aired on over 100 stations across America. With members from Mayo, Dublin, Donegal, and Tyrone, the band combines button accordion, fiddle, guitar, mandolin, banjo, piano, bodhrán and flute for a high-spirited instrumental sound colored with a bit of jazz and ragtime, topped with the singing of All-Ireland champion Shauna Mullin and the extraordinary percussive dancing of American Nic Gareiss.

Paul Keating of the Irish Voice says "A real crowd-pleaser and one of the more fascinating groups coming out of Ireland.the band to see!" Bill Margeson of LiveIreland. com and the Irish American News states, "There is no more loved group in the tradition. Munnelly is a creative force at the true epicenter of Irish music. Munnelly is arguably the best button box player in the world. Brilliant, brilliant music. Miss it, and you'll be missing where the tradition is going."


Thirty-six years of music, spanning four decades, and the sound is as fresh now as when they began. Mountain Smoke is original, unpredictable, and their audiences are as varied as the music they will encounter. Built with elements of country and folk, the power of newgrass, and the sweet flow of mountain ballads, the music is timeless. As songwriters and musicians, they remain on the leading edge of acoustic music.

Mountain Smoke has been twice selected "Oklahoma's Favorite Band" by the reader's poll in the 'Daily Oklahoman', and "Oklahoma's Best Country Band" by the 'Oklahoma Gazette' Music Awards. Playing a mixture of their original songs, and music they have adapted to their unique style, Mountain Smoke will take you on a musical journey. With a smile, they will tell you, “We have played at the White House in Washington D.C., in the Round Barn in Arcadia Oklahoma and most everywhere in between.”

In addition to performing at The White House and for Presidents Gerald Ford, George Bush, Jimmy Carter, and every Oklahoma Governor since 1973, the band's list of performance credits reads like a who’s who in bluegrass and country music. Appearing with Alabama, Asleep At The Wheel, Hoyt Axton, The Bellamy Brothers, Blood Sweat & Tears, Jimmy Buffett, Roy Clark, Vassar Clements, Commander Cody and The Lost Planet Airmen, Charlie Daniels, Elvin Bishop, Larry Gatlin and The Gatlin Brothers, Arlo Guthrie, Merle Haggard, Emmy Lou Harris, John Hartford, Richie Havens, Chris Hillman, Willie Nelson, New Grass Revival, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Gary P. Nunn, Pure Prairie League, Leon Redbone, Ricky Skaggs, Ralph Stanley, George Strait, Shoji Tabuchi, Three Dog Night, Mel Tillis, Jerry Jeff Walker, Hank Williams, Jr., and of course, the history making “KISS” concert.

The Mountain Smoke CD, "Bluegrass Hop" is available from CD Baby.com or direct from this website. Other recording credits include the theme song "Another Dusty Road" for the motion picture "Savannah Smiles", CD "Sing and Dance Again" and two record LP's, "On Blue Ridge" (featuring Vince Gill) and "Lettin' It Slip Away". Both early Lp's are now digitally re-mastered and available on one CD!

Mountain Smoke is Billy Perry (banjo, mandolin, guitar, and vocals), Tom Bergman (guitar, banjo, and vocals), Kenny Davis (resonator and pedal steel), Rich Dimonico drums and percussion), Jackie MaShore (accordion percussion, and vocals), Roger Mashore (bass, guitar and vocals), and Hal Clifford (guitar and vocals).

The group is also known for launching the musical careers of Vince Gill, Jimmy Gyles (with Roy Clark), Bobby Clark (Williams & Clark) and David Coe (with Michael Martin Murphy).


Craig Scotland

Thanks for sharing, Craig!


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