Join John Carty and friends ‘At the Racket’

Enjoy some superb traditional Irish music, definitely the ‘reel thing’, when At the Racket and friends appear at Roscommon Arts Centre on December 13 th . John Carty from Ballinameen is a renowned fiddle player in the south Sligo tradition. He was previously named as TG4 Musician of the Year and his style of playing has gained a growing following in recent years. At The Racket came together in 1997 and have produced two CDs to date, ‘At the Racket’ and ‘Mirth Making Heroes’. The band brings an interesting new sound to Irish music, playing seriously joyous music which will lift hearts and get the feet tapping. Their music offers a mix of music from a bygone era and one of the freshest "new" sounds in Irish music today. They stand alone for their style and uniqueness and are well known for their uplifting banjo/saxophone lead sound which gives that "devil-may-care’ attitude to all their tunes, be they jigs, reels, flings, waltzes or songs. They combine swirling saxophone and banjo with vamping piano and pulsating guitars, honeyed tones of fiddle and flute, along with a velvet voice! In essence, At the Racket is a band to fill lungs with pure oxygen and set souls ablaze making this band such a delight for live audiences!