Folk fans will be in for a treat when Greenshine come to Campbell’s Tavern, Cloughanover, on Saturday, August 12. The band is a family trio, made up of Mary Greene, Noel Shine and their daughter Ellie.
Last summer, Greenshine released the beguiling song The Girl in The Lavender Dress. The track became a regular on the RTÉ Radio One playlist, and by the end of 2016 was the third most played Irish track on the airwaves.
Greenshine’s latest track, City of Dreams, was inspired by Nirvana’s visit to Cork in the early 1990s.
“I was watching their Unplugged concert, and I was faffing around from one thing to the next,” Mary says. “The trail led me to an interview in The Irish Examiner with promoter Desi Blair, who booked a very young Nirvana to play in Cork in 1991. It was a fun interview in which he described the lads as being cold and hungry, standing them a meal before the gig (they chose four bottles of wine and a bowl of nachos!). It was a lovely snapshot of a young band. I found the whole thing fascinating.”
This curiosity leads to Greenshine playing an interesting set that takes in the band’s own songs, tracks by Amy Winehouse, Kings of Leon – and some sean-nós to boot.
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