Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, Mid-Atlantic Region

Smith, Gannon and Blake Concert by midatlanticcce
October 13, 2010, 2:51 pm
Filed under: CD Release, Concert, Maryland

Smith, Gannon and Blake Concert on Thursday, 10/28

Jesse Smith, Colm Gannon and John Blake celebrate the release of their new CD on Thursday, October 28th, 2010, 7:30 p.m. at:

McGinty’s Public House
911 Ellsworth Drive
Silver Spring, MD

Tickets $12 Adult; $6 Child (18 & under); $30 Family. Tickets will be sold at entrance to the upper bar beginning 6:30 p.m.

The Ewe with the Crooked Horn is the new CD (2010) of Irish Traditional music by Colm Gannon, Jesse Smith and John Blake featuring accordion, fiddle and flute with guitar and piano accompaniment.

Colm Gannon (accordion) and Jesse Smith (fiddle) began playing music together in their teenage years. In 1998 Jesse and Colm moved to Ennis, Co. Clare where they met John Blake (flute, guitar, and piano). They have been playing music together and also in various combinations of groups and bands since then and The Ewe with the Crooked Horn is their first collaborative recording.

CD Quotes:

“The atmosphere is rich, the pace is special with a feeling of musicians who are beautifully connected with each others playing.”

– Custy’s Music Shop, Ennis

“The beauty of the album is the immersion of musicians, instruments and tunes to produce music that just gets better on each listening.”
Aidan Crossey-Pay The Reckoning: Reviews

“The melody constantly demands your attention, and its raw intensity can be quite overpowering..”
Alex Monaghan-Irish Music Magazine

“The Ewe with the Crooked Horn” is a diasporic diamond, burnished by the exceptional skill and care of three master musicians who should inspire a new “Next Generation” of promising young trad players in and out of Ireland.”
Earle Hitchner-The Irish Echo

We’re very excited to be playing at McGinty’s Public House in Silver Spring. This promises to be a great night of music and craic. Hope you can make it and we look forward to seeing you there!


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