Live in concert - HOTHOUSE FLOWERS

We are proud to welcome the Hothouse Flowers to our TRACTON MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL once again!

Special Guests: Niwel Tsumbu and Éamonn Cagney

Sunday 3rd July at 8pm

Tracton Arts & Community Centre grounds, Minane Bridge

Ticket: €35 plus booking fee

What a coup for us to have three members of Hothouse Flowers playing outside in the Tracton Arts & Community Centre grounds. Book as soon as you can for this - it will sell out!

Something amazing happens when Hothouse Flowers step onto the stage – something that has been shaped by over thirty years of singing and playing all over the world, yet no two shows have ever been the same! There is a sense of musical adventure - an impulse to reach new heights and depths in music where the unspoken aim is that the band and the audience become one and the world becomes a different place for a while.

Hothouse Flowers is a rock n’roll band, Hothouse Flowers is a traditional band, and also a soul band. Despite the bands lengthy career, which is now heading into its fourth decade there is a sense of unfinished business. Every night they want to play the best gig they have ever played and take the musical risks that can maybe make that possible. There are still songs to be written and emotions to share.

Hothouse Flowers were featured in the opening scene of Amazon Prime’s hugely successful ‘The Grand Tour’ this year to perform their version of ‘I Can See Clearly Now’ for an invited audience in the Mojave Desert. I Can See Clearly Now then went to Number 1 in the UK iTunes Rock Charts… a mere 26 years after its first release!

The band’s recent UK tour saw them reveal new material from their new album ‘Let’s Do This Thing’ which is out and available for download on the band’s website!

This year marks thirty years since Hothouse Flowers’ debut album, ‘People’, was released. It was the most successful debut album in Ireland ever! Liam, Fiachna and Peter joined Ray D’Arcy on his radio show on RTE Radio 1 for a chat and a few songs earlier in the year to mark the occasion.

Hothouse Flowers will be touring in Ireland, the UK and beyond.

For further information about Hothouse Flowers, please contact Madeleine Seiler at 087 2475791 or 01 260 2560.


Special Guests: Niwel Tsumbu and Éamonn Cagney

“Niwel Tsumbu and Éamonn Cagney's duo is one of the most authentic, organic and exciting cross cultural musical encounters to emerge in the Irish world music scene.” - Mel Mercier : Director, Irish World Academy of Music and Dance

“Tsumbu and Cagney's fiery percussive exchange crowned a memorable performance” - All about Jazz


Niwel Tsumbu and Éamonn Cagney’s duo is a joyous celebration of their incredible musical chemistry and exciting performances. They blend Classical, Jazz, African, Irish and Flamenco influences to create a unique and exhilarating fusion of original music. Their duo has risen to being unquestionably Ireland’s premiere World-Jazz outfit and best kept secret.

Originally from the Democratic Republic of The Congo, Niwel Tsumbu is a master guitarist and singer who grew up with the hip-swinging Soukous music of his homeland and studied classical guitar at one of the most prestigious classical music school in Central Africa before moving to Ireland.

Strongly influenced by guitarists such as Paco de Lucia, Luambo Makiadi, Baden Powell and Joe Pass, Niwel Tsumbu has amalgamated these different styles and blurred the boundaries of African, Classical and Jazz music with his amazing virtuosity, passion and graceful guitar playing.

Éamonn Cagney is Ireland’s most accomplished hand drum percussionist. Growing up on the Atlantic coast of Donegal, traditional Irish music, language, landscape and culture surrounded him along with Hip Hop, U2, metal, electronic music, disco, funk and anything else he could get his hands on! In his late teens his focus turned to exploring and learning to play the ancient rhythms of West African traditional drumming and he has been exploring ever since. His drumming today is a flowing fluidic style that allows him to move between musical worlds and expresses his deep love of the universal heartbeat inside all music.

Niwel Tsumbu and Eamonn Cagney’s duo is a splendid illustration of diversity in Ireland. Built on 15 years of constant collaboration, Niwel Tsumbu and Éamonn Cagney are known for their incredible musical chemistry and exciting, joyous performances. Since releasing their first album together in 2006, they have performed. composed and recorded in many ensembles together for over 10 years until recently returning to the fertile ground that is their duo project to make their second album “The Art of the Duo”, due for release in aerly 2021. Audiences are continually enthralled with their explosive live show and music.

Expect a highly engaging concert, both intimate and elaborate, a musical river whose sources range from classical to Central Africa, with pulsating rhythms, exhilarating guitar solos and so much more.

“This duo has a cataclysm of moods and moves to share, unveiling a cavernous stash of redemptive music, and promise of much more to come” - Irish Times


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