Following the release of the “Straight from the Bottle” album, Jameson’s Revenge became known as “one of the best traditional Irish compilations no one has ever heard”. These days, however, they join several other major Irish Memorial Day Weekend bands in Greenwood Lake, as the village kicks off its Irish Festival in a two-day extravaganza on Saturday and Sunday May 28-29, 2022.
Although Jameson is the best-selling brand of Irish whiskey, the band’s name derives from a “self-inflicted” nickname it shares with Montezuma’s Revenge in Mexico and Ghandi’s Revenge in India. The band members explained that “We just felt it was time to put a name to the ‘day after’ effects by playing tracks into the wee hours of the morning”,…it’s thus Jameson’s Revenge was born.
The music they play is created by four friends who are also talented musicians, as BestGuinnesNYC describes:
Brian McCarthy (percussion): Influenced by a multitude of varied musical styles and having grown up in a culturally diverse neighborhood in the “da” Bronx in the late 80s and 90s, it was natural for Brian to infuse African, Latin and other worlds in Irish Music.
Andre McCarrick (Flute, Flute): Growing up in the Throgs Neck section of the Bronx, Andrew has been surrounded by traditional Irish music his entire life. Having learned the flute from his father at a young age, he began to enthusiastically pursue his interest in music at the age of 14.
John “Tex” Walsh (guitar, vocals): Born in the Bronx, John spent his childhood and youth in Kilkenny, Ireland, where he learned the guitar and surrounded himself with the rich musical heritage of this region of Ireland. Ireland. Described by many as one of the best Celtic guitarists available.
Dennis McCarthy (violin, flute): Like many Irish-American kids growing up in the “da” Bronx in the late 70s and 80s, Denny was a student of Limerick fiddler Martin Mulvihill. Meanwhile, Martin was producing one great musician after another (some of whom are among the biggest names in Irish music today).
Visitors can enjoy Jameson’s Revenge and other bands at the upcoming Irish Festival in Greenwood Lake, NY. Get ready for beer gardens, Irish dancing troupes, a whiskey tasting pavilion, pipe and drum shows, and special kids’ activities and entertainment. To learn more about this new event for the Hudson Valley, click on http://www.gwlirishfest.com/.
Residents of Greenwood Lake can take advantage of a 20% discount on tickets when purchasing tickets online at https://villageofgreenwoodlake.org. The Village Police Department and other village officials have released a map showing designated parking areas as well as shuttle service stops along the way.
To find out more about the Irish Festival, click on http://www.gwlirishfest.com/.