Tom Dahill & Ginny Johnson
At the Dubliner
Saturday, September 16, 2017
9:30pm - 11:59pm
Tom Dahill (vocals, guitar, accordion, and fiddle, Uilleann Pipes) Ginny Johnson (tin whistle, guitar, concertina). Tom Dahill and Ginny Johnson are superb entertainers with a fantastic repertoire of old Irish songs and dance tunes that you won’t hear from anyone else. They have command of many instruments between them, Irish button accordion, concertina, uilleann pipes, fiddle, whistle, bodhran, guitar and they sort of juggle these instruments between them to suit the sounds to fit the venue as they go along through their performances. This is the music that is part of the soul of Ireland.
Ginny is a fine step dancer and can, if persuaded, hop up and add steps to a jig, reel or hornpipe. She can also ‘call a ceili’, that is, organize an Irish county dance for festive groups of people.
Tom learned from several of the old masters from Ireland that took him under their tutelage when he was quite young. His strong voice and sense of timing and rythm have served him well over a lifetime of performing the music that was passed on to him.
Tom Dahill and Ginny Johnson play many different venues, from Irish pubs to colleges, festivals to house parties, weddings, hooleys, and yes, wakes and sometimes funerals. They play heavy music with a light touch.