Whelans had some amazing acts as part of their 25th anniversary celebrations, and Join Me In The Pines was one of my favourites. David Geraghty’s solo project had been on my hit-list since I missed his first tour, and didn’t disappoint. The strength of his lyrics and musicianship made this a magical night – which made it all the more surprising that it didn’t pull a bigger crowd.
Finishing up with a few Bell X1 favourites did no harm and were a treat, but to be honest, were unnecessary. His solo work stands for itself (not that I was complaining about the chance to hear the others!).