John Butler Trio Announces First North American Tour Since 2015

first_imgThe Australian-based John Butler Trio will be touring North America extensively this year, working their way through number of headlining concert dates and festival performances, much to the delight of fans who have eagerly awaited their return. Already known as a force in the music world with a delightful blend of rock that appeals to jam sensibilities and unreal musical skills that frequently leaves onlookers with their jaw dropped, the trio will be bringing their music to the masses at a slew of festivals this summer, including The Ride Festival in Colorado, LOCKN’ in Virginia, and their debut at the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, Illinois. They also have announced dates for individual shows, which will see them traveling from coast to coast between August 17th through September 12th.You can check out the full dates for their summer tour below or on John Butler’s website, and check out a video of John Butler playing “Ocean” at Rothbury back in 2009, in case you’ve forgotten that he’s the man.Summer Tour 20177/8 – Telluride, CO – The Ride Festival8/17 – Washburn, WI – Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua8/19 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre8/23 – Jim Thorpe, PA – Penn’s Peak8/24 – Port Chester, NY – The Capitol Theatre8/25 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore8/26 – Arrington, VA – Lockn’8/27 – Asheville, NC – Highland Brewing Company8/30 – Highland Park, IL – Ravinia Festival9/1 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room @ Old National Centre9/3 – Kansas City, MO – Crossroads9/7 – Boise, ID – Egyptian Theatre9/9 – Vancouver, BC – Malkin Bowl9/10 – Bend, OR – Athletic Club of Bend9/12 – Jacksonville, OR – Britt Music and Arts Festivallast_img read more


first_imgThe McGarvey brothers are obvioulsy doing something ‘write’ when it comes to their business.The young brothers, Ronan (13) and Conor (10) from Loughanure, couldn’t keep up with orders for the Christmas market.Now the directors of Donegal Pens say they are so busy, they are going to have to move to a bigger premises – in their back garden. The two boys from the heart of the Donegal Gaeltacht, currently operate out of their garden shed which measures just 16 feet by eight feet.But now dad Eoin is planning to get them a bigger shed as their business empire expands.“They literally couldn’t keep up with the orders before Christmas. It was great to see them so busy.“It’s got so cramped in the shed that they have to store the pen boxes in the house and their mammy isn’t too happy with that. “We’re going to have to have a look at getting a bigger shed the way things are going,” said the proud dad.The lads started the business almost two years ago and the orders have been coming in from around the world ever since.Ronan and Conor, who are official members of the Irish Woodturners’ Guild, first got the idea when they attended a craft fair in Antrim in July 2009 and saw a demonstration in woodturning by Co Down man Geoff Tulip.Among those who are now the proud owners of Donegal Pens include Gerry Adams, Bertie Ahern and Daniel O’Donnell.The famous Donegal singer has even included a link to the lad’s company on his official website. Before Christmas the lads couldn’t keep up with orders which came in from around the globe including New Zealand, America and across Europe.“We never thought it would get this big,” said Ronan.“We really enjoy doing it and we spend as much as we can in the shed coming up with new ideas and new designs,” he said.The boys are always on the look-out for old Bog Oak in Donegal and also buy much of the wood for the pens on eBay. They receive about 95% of their orders through their website and are currently working on new designs including fountain and mechanical pens.EndsDONEGAL BROTHERS DOING THE ‘WRITE’ THING! was last modified: January 6th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:loughanure donegal pens McGarveylast_img read more