If you are a lover of Irish music, then The Harmonie was the only place to be in Bonn on this Autumn night. Her debut CD ‘Sharon Shannon’ was the biggest selling disc of traditional music ever released in Ireland, and today, the lady herself was in town.
It’s competition time again!
My tip for album of the year 2018 is ‘Gemini’ from Layla Zoe. A double CD showcasing Canada’s ‘Firegirl’ at her fiery best.
Layla will be appearing at Bonn Harmonie on 30 October and 3songsbonn has two tickets to give away.
Just send an Email to email@example.com with subject ‘Layla Zoe Tickets’ and answer the following question correctly: Which Country is Layla from?
First correct answer chosen at mid-day on Monday 29 October will receive twoe Guest list places for Tuesday’s concert.
The Harmonie stage looks strangely bare considering five musicians have set up on it. There’s only a single Fender Telecaster propped up in front of a battered speaker cabinet for Henrik Freischlader himself. Over on the merchandise stall, there is no sign of t-shirts, back-catalogue cd’s or signature Stetson caps. Just two cardboard boxes – one with the new release as cd and the other with its vinyl counterpart. Travelling Light could be the Tour motto.
A reminder that two always popular musicians are coming to the Harmonie in Bonn very soon.
Both Henrik Freischlader (23 Oct) and Layla Zoe (30 Oct) will be bringing new music to Bonn next week. Henrik’s ‘Hands on the Puzzle’ sees the Man at his songwriting best and with a welcome return to the Old School Blues. Layla’s ‘Gemini’ is a stunning double set that is firmly on my shortlist for album of the year. My advice in both cases – don’t miss!
Ticket details HERE
Always good to hear some decent Blues-Rock for free.
Judging by the music and songs chosen during their set in the Market Square, Cologne cover band Buddy Lotion clearly love the bluesy side of rock.
More band pictures HERE
We have a winner for Sunday’s Sharon Shannon Concert at Bonn Harmonie. Congratulations Dorothee! For all of you unlucky entrants, there are still a few tickets available
Crossroads Rockpalast 2018. Every concert is now live-streamed. Band and set-lists are online too, and there’s an interview from each band to click on. Why go down to the Harmonie at all for the shows? Well, of course, that neon-blue sign is reason enough. It says ‘Rockpalast’, and squeezing in amongst 400 fellow ticket-holders in an airless room, catching brief glimpses of the bands between video-camera wielding men and woman is a part of the magic. Yep, seems crazy, but hey, that’s rock ‘n’ Roll. Actually, tonight is a rather special day of said Rock ‘n’Roll – the 250th Crossroads Rockpalast broadcast. Upcoming Aussie Stoner Rockers Child are kicking off the evening, but tickets sold out 6 months ago after the headliners, Southern rockers from Georgia Blackberry Smoke, were announced. There’s a rack of guitars in the corner that would give the local music shop a run for its money – grab a hold onto that last bit of barrier between us and the cameras – it’s showtime!