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Visit the band website….

May 31, 2012 Leave a comment

“Teen Angst and the Green Flannel”
by
Tom Flannery and the Shillelaghs
will be released on June 15th

visit us on our band website
www.theshillelaghs.com

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New Shillelaghs record….DONE

May 18, 2012 1 comment

Finished up the mix and mastering last night, helped along by a copious supply of Schlitz cans. The “original 60s formula”. Hard to pass that up when you’ve just recorded a loud sorta 60ish rock and roll record. It seemed to fit like a glove. At least Wiggy and Borthwick thought so based on what was left when the night ended.

So the Shillelaghs are real. The record exists. 11 songs. No frills. Just some serious bashing. No official release date yet. Still gotta handle the artwork and the duplication. And come up with a title. Right now I’m leaning towards “Angst and the Green Flannel”, but that could (and probably should) change.

Once the release comes, look for a serious of riotous shows by the Shillelaghs around town. Things could get loud, but it’s a glorious volume when the boys get locked in. Shows will be a mix of the record and a pile of specially chosen covers (ie. easy ones to play).

A Shillelaghs website is coming soon with all the ugly details. Pics, videos, bios etc. Perhaps the ability to stream the new record before it’s released. Join the mailing list to keep up to date on what we’re planning. We’ll probably do the Facebook thing too.

For now, I’ll just leave you with the line-up.

Tom Flannery – guitar, vocals, harmonica
Joseph “Wiggy” Wegleski – guitar (he’s also desperate to get some ukelele in there)
Lenny Mecca – bass, background vocals
Chris Condel – drums

honorary members include…

Tom Borthwick – piano, hammond organ
Lorne Clarke – background vocals

Combined, the boys have been pounding out rock and roll for over 100 years. So I feel pretty confident in saying that I got me the best band in the land.

Rehearsals for our world tour of Avoca bars start in earnest this Sunday night. Stay tuned.

In a bit..

–tf

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Staged reading for my latest play “Maybe It’s True”

May 11, 2012 1 comment

My play Maybe It’s True will have a staged reading on May 23rd at the Old Brick Theater in Scranton.

Come on out if you can. Info is here…

Here’s my cast…

l to r Sarah Stachura Regan, Ellen O’Brien Sherry, Kimmie Wraizen, and Eric Lutz

Directed by Alicia Grega

I’m truly honored.

In a bit..

–tf

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Some news and stuff..

May 7, 2012 Leave a comment

We start mixing the new record next week. Recorded 12 songs. At least 10 will make the cut I think. We’ll see.

In case you think I’ve been slacking….here’s a new blog post too…

In  a bit..

–tf

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