Sunday 21.04.2013 - 19:00
Coq d'Or Olten
Shirley Grimes has begun her journey back to her roots – back to folk music. 18 years ago she left her home of Ireland and began her musical journey. This journey took her very far away from her Irish roots. So far, that she one day began to miss them. After she made the decision to end her decade long musical relationship with her band the Insiders, Shirley found herself free to look back in order to look forward. The end result is the new, mainly acoustic album The Long Road Home. In Summer 2011 she completed the recordings of this her sixth album with the musicians Veronika Stalder (fiddle/vocals), Samuel Baur (percussion/vocals), Wolfgang
Zwiauer (mandocello/bass) and guest Vera Kappeller (piano/harmonium). The album
successfully combines traditional and contemporary Irish Folk with a touch of American Folk.
Shirley Grimes hasn’t re-created herself. She has just taken another step on her musical journey. A journey filled with unmistakably beautiful songs.
Shirley Grimes (vocals, guitar)
Veronika Stalder (vocals, fiddle, harmonium)
Stefanie Aeschlimann (accordion,fiddle)
Wolfgang Zwiauer (mandocello, bass)
Samuel Baur (vocals, percussion)