James Keelaghan (CAN)

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James Keelaghan (CAN)

Torsdag 22. august: Telt 1: 21:45
Music Programme 2019

Fredag 23. august: Jamteltet: 16:00
Music Programme 2019

The music critic Dave Marsh called James Keelaghan Canada’s Finest Songwriter. The 58 year-old folk roots songwriter with a bent to social and historical topics has won recognition at home and abroad. Many of Tønder Festival’s audience know him, since he has played here many times, first in 1992. Through the years, James Keelaghan has worked with musicians such as Karine Polwart, David Francey and Dave Gunning. His noted work with the Chilean-Canadian guitarist Oscar Lopez saw the pair combining Celtic and Latin-American music. They made the albums Compadres (1997) and Buddy Where You Been? (2007), both of which were nominated for prizes at the Canadian Juno Awards.

Oscar Lopez was here when the James Keelaghan Trio performed at Tønder Festival 2009. James Keelaghan’s latest release is the album The First 25 Years from 2013, marking his 25 years as a songwriter and musician. Besides his busy touring schedule, James Keelaghan is artistic director of the Canadian Summerfolk Festival. His only Danish concert in 2019.