An Evening of Irish Folk • McCarthy’s, West Portal, March 18
Join Erin Ruth Thompson, Kenny Somerville and Cormac Gannon for a night of Irish music.
Erin Ruth Thompson (vocals, guitar) grew up playing clarinet and writing songs on piano in Tucson, AZ. Her mother is a classical pianist and country songwriter. In college Erin performed back-up singing and keyboards for local rock bands. She also began writing songs on guitar in college. Erin arrived in San Francisco in 2012.
Kenny Somerville (banjo, guitar, mandolin, harmonica, vocals) comes from County Fermanagh and moved to San Francisco in 1993. He started out playing guitar and singing at the popular holiday destination of Bundoran, County Donegal. Kenny plays with The Gas Men, the Bay Area’s own Irish gem.
Cormac Gannon (pipes, guitar, bodhran, vocals) comes from County Mayo and has lived in the Bay Area since 1991. He began playing in sessions while living in England. Cormac also plays with the Gas Men, and has the distinct pleasure of organizing events for the group. He also hosts an Irish festival every October in Fairfax, CA. more