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Thursday, April 11, 2013

SHEL in Europe (Frankfurt, Dublin, Belfast, Glasgow & London)

SHEL will be in Dublin, Belfast, Glasgow and London this month before returning to Colorado to play a show in Boulder at the Fox Theatre on April 28th. I always like sharing this band, one of my absolute favorite local Fort Collins music acts, with my friends, so it is an exciting thought that Neil, Colm, Emmet, Ryan and George may actually get to see this band live in a week or so. I am not exactly friends with the Celtic Thunder musicians just yet, but hopefully at least one or two of these lads will take my random fan tweets seriously and check out SHEL while they are actually on the European side of the ocean. For that matter, anyone in Frankfurt, Germany this week should check out this band, too.  If you happen to live in Ireland, Scotland or London and are not a Celtic Thunder musician, chances are good that you still might really love this band.

SHEL is made up of 4 sisters, all excellent musicians, who have performed together for years, and who played with their dad (who was on electric bass for the last SHEL show at which he was performing with them, this past fall). Their music has a dreamy, eclectic folk sound that bridges the pop, folk and country genres, with lots of original songs, many written by the very talented Eva, who plays mandolin and electric mandolin, among other things. They also do an absolutely fantastic cover of Led Zeppelin's "Battle of Evermore".

SHEL's upcoming European dates (from their website):

April 11-13 Frankfurt, Germany (see SHEL @ Prolight+Sound @ Prolight + Sound Convetion for more info)

April 17 Bruxelles Bar, Dublin, Ireland (16+, no cover listed)

April 19 John Hewitt Bar, Belfast (All ages, no cover listed)

April 21 The Roxy 171, Glasgow, Scotland, UK (All ages, £6)

April 22 Pivo Pivo, Glasgow, Scotland, UK (All ages, £6)

April 24 The Bedford, London, UK (All ages, free)

April 25 The Islington, London, UK (All ages, free)

So, why should you care? Here's a taste of what you've been missing if you haven't heard SHEL yet ...



and one more, just in case you need more convincing :) The first video was filmed in the Fort Collins area, and this second shows lots of familiar Fort Collins locations, including our Old Town Square Stage, a nice outdoor venue which features a small but somewhat effective occasionally water-filled moat as its divider between the stage and the audience.

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