Long lost blues cousins team up for emotional and spiritual tour of Denmark and Ireland
Richard Farrell and Richard Ray Farrell have led lives as similar as their names. Both have been busking and touring their way around Europe since they were young, honing their craft and living their common passion for Blues music. Richard Ray has played with
and learned first hand from blues greats such as R.L Burnside and Frank Frost.
Richard is a Dubliner living in Copenhagen while Richard Ray is a Niagara native, with Corkonian roots, who has moved to Spain. Yes, that’s a lot of Richard Farrells. And a lot of place names too. But you’ll find them both on the same stage this May.
*EARLY * Doors 6.30pm
Sunday 28th May 2017
Last June, in a blues bar in Copenhagen, somebody mentioned to Richard that there was another bluesman out there with a virtually identical name. What was initially idle bar chat turned into a mini obsession and soon an email with the subject ‘Long Lost Blues Cousin?’ was winging its way to Richard Ray. It took mere days for a plan to be hatched — a joint tour of Ireland and Denmark.
The Blues Cousins Tour will take both men from Copenhagen all the way to West Cork,via Dublin.
In Denmark; you’ll find them in Mojos Blues Bar (on May 17th), Pilegården Kulturhus (on May 19th) and Charlie Scott’s (May 20th) — all Copenhagen.
In Ireland; they will play Arthurs Blues n’ Jazz Club (on May 25th), Levi’s of Ballydehob (onMay 28th) and finally Crane Lane Theatre (at midnight on the 28th of May).
Each show will feature solo performances from both musicians, followed by a collaborative end as the long lost blues cousins play their favourite tunes together. This will be a musical reunion like no other. Two Richard Farrells from different sides of the world, playing on one stage, on spiritual journey back to their roots.
Speaking ahead of the tour Richard Farrell (Dublin) said: “Opportunities as heartwarming and farfetched as this only come knocking if you dream them to happen, I can’t wait! ” While Richard Ray Farrell (Niagra) commented: “It seems that fate has drawn my namesake and I together for a musical journey that will surely enhance our artis-
tic endeavours and bring joy to our fans”