Traditional Irish Music
L.A.S.T. (Lost at Sea Tragedies) has just announced that world renowned guitarist Martin Simpson has agreed to play the St. Patrick’s Gateway Centre, Waterford, in support of the charity on Saturday, 11th February 2017.
Martin is widely acknowledged as one of the finest acoustic and slide guitar players in the world. His interpretations of traditional songs are masterpieces of storytelling and his solo shows are ‘intense, eclectic, spellbinding and deeply moving’. He is listed in Gibson Guitars’ Top 30 Acoustic Guitarists of all time, and Acoustic Guitar readers voted him number 12 guitarist in the world in 2005.
Whether interpreting material from tradition or singing his own potent self-penned songs, Simpson is a remarkable storyteller: captivating and profoundly moving.
The aims of L.A.S.T is to assist and educate the Irish Fishing Industry to help prevent future catastrophes while offering support and guidance to the families of those lost to Fishing Tragedies.
LAST provides a wide range of welfare services to active fishermen and their families, including debt and relationship counseling, accessing addiction support and help with medical care. They also help obtain financial assistance to bereaved families, provide debt counseling, support for the elderly and infirm and assist in combating loneliness amongst the elderly through a programme of home visits and group activities.
Tickets are €15 euros, on sale now www.stpatricksgateway.com
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