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Goats Don’t Shave

Goats Don’t Shave formed in 1990. in Dungloe, County Donegal, the group is fronted by singer-songwriter Pat Gallagher, In 1992, the Goats released their first album through Cooking Vinyl, The Rusty Razor. This fiery mix of folk, traditional music and rock was hailed by critics as an absolute classic, and the album went gold in Ireland. Following such success they released a second album in 1994, Out in the Open, a rockier, much rounder piece which maintained their well earned reputation as a band capable of great things.

Sat 19 March 2022

Doors 7.30pm, Starts 8.00pm

Tickets: £20/£18

The group have released six albums to date, The Rusty Razor (1992) and Out in the Open (1994). After a sabbatical in 19997 a third album Tór was released in 1998. Fast forward to 2006 “The Collection” was released. A solo album from Pat in 2010 “when i grow up” then in 2013 came “Songs from earth” which won them a whole new audience, this year 2016 seen the release of the critically acclaimed “Turf man blues” Their name comes from a pub incident in which a tipsy local character was told to stop acting the goat and have a shave and clean himself up – his response was to walk away muttering the words Goats Don’t Shave!! Since their formation back in the summer of 1990, Goats Don’t Shave have risen to become one of the most popular bands Ireland has produced.They began performing their Celtic folk-rock in between their day jobs; which included a few fishermen, at which point the lads started to pick up regular Gigs. Next they recorded their first EP. There were five songs on it, including the anthem “Las Vegas in the hills of Donegal” they began to sell the EP locally. Sales were so good that record companies started calling and so did RTE and the late late show. with top 5 singles and a platinum selling album. The Goats sold-out concert venues the length and breadth of the UK, Ireland, Europe and North America. They headlined the Acoustic Tent at Glastonbury , Finsbury Park Fleadh , Cambridge folk festival and a six week UK university tour sponsored by Heineken. They were voted Best Band of 1993 by Time Out, one of London’s leading listings magazine. NME wrote, hearing them is great but seeing them is a must. The Goats’ most popular songs have been covered by dozens of other bands and Goats Don’t Shave songs are practically in every jukebox in watering holes all around the world.

 

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