by / June 16th, 2008 /

A Tribute to Jimmy Faulkner in the Olympia


Jimmy Faulkner, one of Ireland’s best loved and most talented musicians, died in March this year. As a Tribute to his life and work, a special evening of music takes place at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre on Monday 22nd September will feature singers and musicians who he sang and played with over the years or were an influence or inspiration to Jimmy or visa versa.

Jimmy’s career spanned over five decades and during that time his innovative and original style of guitar playing was part of some of the best blues, rock, jazz, country and traditional music ever to come out of Ireland. He played blues with Red Peters and The Dublin Floating Blues Band, rock -n’ roll with Jangle Dangle, Ditch Cassidy’s Freak Show, Paul Brady’s band and with his own band, The Houseshakers. He played jazz with Hotfoot, country with Frankie Lane and also accompanied Christy Moore, Mick Hanly and Finbar Furey. He was recognised as such and acknowledged as one of Ireland’s finest guitarists.

The guests on the night will be:

Anto Drennan, Bill Bergin, Bree Harris & Paul Fairclough, Brian Downey, Brian Harris, Brush Shiels, Café Orchestra, Carl Geraghty, Christy Moore & Declan Sinnott, Ditch Cassidy, Don Baker, Ed Deane, Fran Breen, Fran Byrne, Frankie Lane, Garry O’Briain and Mairtin O’Connor, Gerry Hendricks, Greg Boland, Henry McCullough, Honor Heffernan, James Delaney,
John Quearney, Kevin Malone, Martin Curry, Mary Stokes & Brian Palm, Mick Hanly, Mick Pyro, Nigel Mooney, Noel Bridgeman, Pat Farrell, Paul Moore, Phillip Donnelly,
Red Peters, Richie Buckley, Robbie Overson and Tommy Moore and more and more.

Doors open @ 7.15pm. Show starts @ 8pm sharp.

Tickets from Ticketmaster and The Olympia Theatre Box Office
Tickets on sale from Friday 20th June
Circle Seats €38, Standing €33.60, Upper Circle Seats €22.65
All ticket prices include booking fee.

  • danny

    The last few times I saw Jimmy play it was with the best Irish Blues singer Bree Harris , I was surprised she is not listed as one of the guests.

  • maeve

    Eh, have a look there Danny, I see Bree in at number three on the list….