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2023-05-25 The Muddy River Band - Moat Theatre, Naas

I headed along to the Moat Theatre in Naas last night to catch Willie Headon, Pete Kavanagh and Pat Silke, otherwise known as the Muddy River Band, play a selection of Bob Dylan, Neil Young and Van Morrison.

Now, I'm not a big fan of Dylan.  Yes, he is, without doubt, one of the finest songwriters ever, but his nasal drone just turns me off his singing.  As for Van?  No, nope, never.  Went to see him once, he looked like he didn't enjoy it and I most certainly didn't either.  Still though, an incredible songwriter.

Neil Young...  What can I say about Neil Young...  As good a songwriter as the two above, but along with that, he rocks, I mean he really, really rocks.  I got to see him many years ago when he played Slane Castle in Meath.  What? Neil Young played Slane?  He most certainly did, and Pearl Jam were also on the lineup.  If you weren't there, you missed out!

You're probably thinking to yourself, why did you even bother going MJ?  Well, the truth is, I knew some of the lads, I know what they can bring to the table and even if I didn't like the original artists, I was pretty sure that I'd enjoy their takes on some legendary songs.  

I wasn't wrong.  It turned into a fun night of music, and, as was said somewhere on the socials this morning, it was the kind of show that could go on the road.  Lots of fun, lots of songs to sing along with and with a superb backing band.  It was a magic night, so congrats to the lads on putting the show together!

Now for a few photos:

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