Irish music's accordion virtuoso Jimmy Keane and vocalist Pat Broaders, better known as bohola are starting a short tour. In their own words they "play a driving, muscular, and yet very emotive style of Irish music with deep roots in the 'pure drop' tradition, infused with the raw and gritty urbanized musical vernacular of the Irish and Irish-American experience."

The Courier News commenting on their music said that "Though most of the tunes bohola play are well over 150 years old, the music comes across more vibrant than the moribund sounds of much of today's alternative rock. Their sound comes from the Irish version of jam sessions, but bohola puts the noodling of many current jam bands (Dave Matthews, among others) to shame."

Worth checking out

Full schedule is available here with all the details, but in short they are in:

Tuesday Jan 15 @ 8PM
Piper's Hut Concerts
IMC (Independent Media Center)
202 South Broadway Avenue
Urbana IL 

Wednesday Jan 16 @ 8PM
Andrew O'Brien House Concert
7101 Westmoreland Dr
St. Louis MO

Thursday Jan 17 @ 7PM
McNamara's Irish Pub
2740 Old Lebanon Road
Nashville TN

Friday Jan 18 @ 7.30PM
Steve's Live Music
234 Hilderbrand Dr
Sandy Springs GA

Saturday Jan 19 @ 7.30PM
(An Irish Homecoming)
Townsend Center for the Performing Arts - Univ of West GA
1601 Maple St
Carrollton GA

Sunday Jan 20 @ 6.30PM
Morelock Music
411 S Gay St
Knoxville TN

Monday Jan 21 @ 7.30PM
Tennessee Shines WDVX
Knoxville Visitors Center
Knoxville TN

And one more, a Jimmy Keane solo performance in the Chicagoland area:

Sunday Jan 27 6.30PM
Fiddle Club of the World
Seman Violins
4447 Oakton Street
Skokie IL

Please visit the gigs page for the most updated information or visit us on

bohola facebook

Jimmy Keane facebook

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