The idea was to try and encompass as many different strands of his interests as we could in one evening from readings by Roddy Doyle and Joseph O’Connor to Puca Puppets tribute to Agnes Bernelle through to a range of different musical styles from the folk of Larss Vincent with his Philip tribute song to Raymond Meade from Glasgow.
A friend who had the Chevron magic on one of the songs on his last album. His brother Daniel forceful country songs included a tune from Hank Williams a firm Chevron favourite.
Gavin Glass and his band played some tasty Americana.MC and DJ Karl Tsigdinos did a great job of keeping the music flowing and introducing the acts and Paddy McPoland clocked the stage times to a tee.
The evening closed with Philips former band mates, including Cait O’Riordan – who joined the Trouble Pilgrims for Kitty Rickets and Thousands Are Sailing as did Raymond Meade who took the lead vocals on the song.
The Pilgrims set included songs from all four Radiators From Space albums which energised the attentive audience and closed the evening in fine rock’n’ form.
“Chevron Lives”will be back in some form next year and it will be, hopefully, something as successful as this evening was in raising funds and awareness for the great work of the St. Francis Hospice in Raheny and to the memory of Philip Chevron.
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A super night and some cracking Rock’n’Roll performances at McKenna’s Bar, Monaghan, Ireland. This gig had it all and featured performances by Paddy Goodwin & The Holy Ghosts together with Horslips Stars Johnny Fean, Barry Devlin & Jim Lockhart and a “take no prisoners” set set delivered by The Trouble Pilgrims.
Trouble Pilgrims – Johnny Jukebox film by John Ward
Grainne Duffy unique voice and set also held the crowd in the palm of her hand. A great night for a great cause. Special congratulations to Paddy Goodwin for his energy and performance in bringing this great diversity of artists together under one roof.
McKenna’s Bar 62 Dublin Street, Monaghan, Ireland
Paddy Goodwin & The Holy Ghosts
with Horslips Stars Johnny Fean, Barry Devlin & Jim Lockhart and featuring Grainne Duffy
With Special guests The Trouble Pilgrims High Energy Rock Since 1974
Saturday 16th February – Minimum €10 Donation at the Door.
The Trouble Pilgrims are Johnny Bonnie on Drums,Tony St Ledger on Rhythm Guitar,Paddy Goodwin on Bass Guitar,Steve Rapid on Voice and Theremin, Pete Holidai on Devil’s Guitar and Vocals.
Their set list will be comprised of songs drawn from The Radiators from space albums TV Tube Heart, Ghostown, Trouble Pilgrim and Sound City Beat along with Pete’s solo LP – The Devil’s Guitar and any new songs that come along the way.