The Dunamaise Arts Centre will be the place to be for music lovers on Friday November 1 when a host of musicians from Portlaoise and beyond come together to pay tribute to one of the most iconic musicial instruments - the Fender Stratocaster.
This show will bring together well known musicians from all generations who will be giving a celebration of the Strat from its inception to the present day. Fans can expect to hear the likes of Buddy Holly, Mark Knopfler, Eric Clapton, Nile Rogers, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan and many more.
Among the many musicains performing are Eamon Dunne, Ros O’Meara, Frankie McNally, Terry Byrne, Wayne Connaughton, Dick Finnegan, Adrian Robinson, Seamus O’ Brien, David Harte, Declan Dunne, Transmitter, Kieran Hyland, Nick Anton, Shane Booth, Brian Doody, Ger McEvoy, and many more.
This night is being organised in aid of the Dunamaise Arts Centre as part of their fundraising drive and as well as raising much needed funds for the centre, will be a fantastic night’s entertainment.
The Fender Stratocaster is a model of electric guitar designed in 1954 by Leo Fender, George Fullerton, and Freddie Tavares. The Fender Musical Instruments Corporation has manufactured the Stratocaster continuously from 1954 to the present. Along with the Gibson Les Paul, it is one of the most often copied electric guitar shapes.
To find out more information on the gig or to book tickets, people can visit www.dunamaise.ie or contact the arts centre at 057 86 63355 and read next week’s Stage Left.