Blacknight Festival Centre 2016

Dr Strangely Strange

Dr Strangely Strange have not performed in Cork City for over 40 years. They come to us fresh and vital after recent outstanding gigs at the Electric Picnic, Kenmare and Casteltownbere, and perform with close to their original line-up. This is a rare chance to enjoy a group who were amongst the founders of the Irish ‘indie folk’ scene, and still playing at the top of their game.

The legendary experimental Irish folk group Dr. Strangely Strange, formed in Dublin in 1967 by Tim Booth, Ivan Pawle, multi-instrumentalist Tim Goulding and Caroline Greville. Part of a wave of contemporary musicians who combined alternative folk music, rock and psychedelic experimentation, the Strangelies recorded two classic albums that brilliantly encapsulated the creative flavours of the period; ‘Kipof the Serenes’(1969) and ‘Heavy Petting’(1970).  In their early days the group lived together in a Dublin commune known as ‘The Orphanage’, through which many aspiring musicians passed, including the young Phil Lynott and Gary Moore.

The performance is preceded by “Strangely Strange but Oddly Normal”, the excellent 30min documentary film about the band made by Conor Heffernan in 2007.

Blacknight Festival Centre // 4p.m. – 6p.m.