Tir na nOg, who appear at The Greystones tomorrow, Sunday, were formed in 1970 and were one of the first generation prog/folk bands in Europe.
Their name comes from Gaelic folklore and translates as ‘the land of eternal youth’.
The duo, Leo O’Kelly and Sonny Condell, first got together in Dublin. They are widely thought of as two of the most original and influential songwriters and performers that Ireland has ever produced.
They were championed by John Peel, introducing their sound to a far wider audience, and recorded many sessions for him. The duo were signed to Chrysalis Records not long after arriving in London.
They toured constantly with many top bands in the 1970s, including Jethro Tull, Procol Harum, The Who, Roxy Music and Steeleye Span.
After a long absence, Tir na nOg are once again touring in the UK.