John Francis Flynn “Kitty” – tradition deconstructed and remade

Photo: John Lyons

John Francis Flynn’s atmospheric and somewhat unsettling take on ‘Kitty‘ is taken from his recent release ‘Look Over The Wall, See The Sky’.  It tells the story of a man about to head out on the lam making a final farewell to his girl – but John Francis Flynn’s is a deconstructed and remade for a modern ear version of folk.  You may know the song from The Pogues’ debut album ‘Red Roses For Me’, but this is a strikingly different take.

John Francis Flynn is on tour through December and January:

Fri, Dec 8th – Roisin Dubh, Galway
Sat, Dec 9th – St Luke’s, Cork
Sun, Dec 10th – De Barras, Clonakilty
Thurs, Dec 14th – Dolan’s Warehouse, Limerick
Fri, Jan 12th – Out To Lunch Festival, Ulster Sports Club, Belfast
Fri, Jan 19th – Brudenell, Leeds
Sat, Jan 20th – Celtic Connections, Drygate, Glasgow
Sun, Jan 21st – The Caves, Edinburgh
Tues, Jan 23rd – The Exchange, North Shields
Wed, Jan 24th – YES. Manchester
Thurs, Jan 25th – Hare and Hounds, Birmingham
Fri, Jan 26th – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
Sat, Jan 27th – The Exchange, Bristol
Tues, Jan 30th – Concorde 2, Brighton
Wed, Jan 31st – The Dome, London
Thu, Feb 1st – Point FMR, Paris
Mon, Feb 5th – Paradiso Upstairs, Amsterdam
Sat, Feb 10th – Silent Green, Berlin
Thu, Feb 22nd – Theatre Royal, Waterford

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Sure, I could climb high in a tree, or go to Skye on my holiday. I could be happy. All I really want is the excitement of first hearing The Byrds, the amazement of decades of Dylan's music, or the thrill of seeing a band like The Long Ryders live. That's not much to ask, is it?
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