John Mayall who plays The Spring & Airbrake on Wednesday, is acclaimed as one of the most respected legends in the ‘Blues’ world.
During the British Blues boom of the late Sixties, Mayall played with The Powerhouse Four and The Blues Syndicate before forming John Mayall's Bluesbreakers. He was further revered in the 70s for his many jazz/rock/blues innovations.
Such greats as Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, Peter Green, John McVie and Mick Taylor defined their artistic roots under Mayall's leadership, and he became as renowned for discovering new talent as he was for his hard-hitting interpretations of the fierce Chicago-style blues he'd grown up listening to.
There is a last chance to catch folk great Eric Bogle — who brought us Leaving Nancy, The Green Fields Of France and The Band Played Waltzing Matilda — before he hangs up his touring boots and retires in two farewell concerts at Belfast’s Black Box on Thursday and, as part of the International Fiddler’s Green Festival, at Rostrevor on Wednesday.
Others appearing at next week’s Fiddler’s Green Festival include Brian Kennedy, Brendan Monaghan, Eamon Friel, Mairtin O'Connor, Cathal Hayden, Seamie O'Dowd, Jim Higgins, Steve Cooney, Donal Murphy and The Sands Family.