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Next Monthly Meeting and Program:

Friday, June 14, 2024

7 PM

Ramada Plaza

2020 Menaul N.E.

A Musical Performance by Dirty Old Town ABQ!

Local Albuquerque band Dirty Old Town ABQ plays “Irishish” Americana—a Celtic-flavored melting pot that includes folk, bluegrass, Acadiana, country, and blues. With Thomas Dewers on guitar and mandolin and Debo Orlofsky on accordion, the band plays covers and originals that mix traditional roots with modern interpretations and infuses them with the feel of the high desert climes of NM. (The duo often expands to a quartet with Terry Bluhm on bass and Zoom Crespin on drums.)

Mutual love of the Irish Folk/Punk music of their youth brought Thomas and Debo together to form Dirty Old Town ABQ, inspired by Shane MacGowan and The Pogues, who infused traditional Irish song forms and instrumentation with a punk ethos, resulting in vivid lyrics about raw human truths.

Inspired by Shane's storytelling and musical raucousness, Dirty Old Town ABQ will focus on songs he wrote and some of the old folk songs he covered. Featured also will be the songs of other artists, including both contemporaries of and/or those influenced by The Pogues, such as Sinead O'Connor, Dropkick Murphys, Nancy Griffith, and Steve Earle.

Dirty Old Town ABQ celebrates the cross-over spirit that brings the heart and soul of Ireland to the desert Southwest with lively, engaging, and danceable music that will bring a smile to your face, a tap to your toes, a shake to your hips—and perhaps a glass to your lips!

This event is free and open to the public.

We ask that you bring a sweet or salty snack to share. (Coffee and tea provided; full bar at the Ramada)