Two greats for Wexford Arts Centre

Published 26/05/2015 | 00:00

Albert Lee (left) and Hogan's Heroes play Wexford Arts Centre Friday night, while Freddie White (right) visits the same venue on Saturday.

Albert Lee and Hogans Heroes, Wexford Arts Centre, Friday, May 29, 8.30 p.m.

Albert Lee has been described as one of the greatest guitarists in the world.

With a career spanning over 50 years in the music business, the amazing finger-picking country-rock star has been cited by Eric Clapton as 'the best guitar player in the world' and by Ronnie Wood as 'The world's greatest guitarist'.

The Grammy Award Winning artist and his band 'Hogan's Heroes' has worked with some of the world's top artists including Joe Cocker, Emmylou Harris, The Everley Brothers and Eric Clapton. Tickets are €25.

Freddie White, Wexford Arts Centre, Saturday, May 30, 8.30 p.m.

Freddie White has long been synonymous with music of the highest quality. Whether interpreting songs by his favourite writers, such as Randy Newman, Tom Waits, John Hiatt and Guy Clark, or performing his own classy compositions, Freddie's live performances are nothing short of legendary.

Freddie has been part of the fabric of the live music scene in Ireland since the 1970's and his albums continue to sell well, amongst his loyal and new-found fan base. Born in Cobh, County Cork into a musical family, by age thirteen Freddie was playing in school bands and by seventeen playing professionally. At nineteen, he moved to London, where he developed his unique voice and guitar style. Freddie has been part of the fabric of the live music scene since the 1970's as a founding member of 'Scullion. Later he formed 'The Fake', regarded as one of the seminal Irish bands of the late '70's. Next came The Freddie White Band formed in 1978, which toured with Eric Clapton that year.

His keen ear for quality songs, undisputed talent for interpretation and exemplary son writing skills, stand out in his most intimate offering. Freddie moved to Sydney, Australia in March 2011. Tickets are €15/ €13 for members, senior citizens and students.

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