- 18 Jun 19
The bluegrass band play The Wild Duck in Dublin this Sunday.
This weekend, the Alternative Sunday Social Club presents Irish bluegrass and country group, the Niall Toner Band, at The Wild Duck in Temple Bar.
The gig arrives two days before the release of the group's highly anticipated new single, 'Myles Walter Keogh' - which coincides with the 143rd annivesary of the Battle of Little Big Horn in 1876. The original song, composed by Niall and Johnny Gleeson, tells the tale of Myles Keogh, a Carlow man who emigrated to America and fought on the Union side in the Civil War. He subsequently joined the ill-fated 7th Cavalry under General Custer, and died at the Battle of Little Big Horn.
A performance video of the new track is also set to be released on June 25.
'Myles Walter Keogh' will appear on the band's upcoming sixth original album, Between the Stone Fox and the Culm Crusher, to be released on Avalon Records later this year.
The Alternative Sunday Social Club has played host to a wide variety of acts, including Rocky De Valera (frontman of Dublin bands The Gravediggers and The Rhythm Kings), The Lookalikes, The Dubtones, Blood or Whiskey, The Business, Brush Shiel’s Skid Row and Trouble Pilgrims (formerly The Radiators from Space).
Support for the Niall Toner Band comes in the form of Ed McGinley. Doors open at 4pm, and tickets are priced at €10.