Baker sings the blues at Passionfruit
Harmonica playing singer-songwriter Don Baker plays the Passionfruit Theatre on August 30. Hopefully he"ll have recovered enough from his stint in celebrity reality TV show "Fáile Towers" to serve up a great show. Once described by Bono as the greatest harmonica player in the world, it"s easy to forget the other talents of this prolific and much-loved musician. He"s a talented singer, songwriter, and a fine guitar player who over the years has collaborated with some of Ireland"s finest musicians, including Mick Hanly, Jimmy McCarthy, Finbar Fury, Ronnie Drew and Phil Coulter. To date, Baker has released nine studio solo albums including the critically-acclaimed double album 'Duckin" and Divin' and his most recent 2006 album 'Rain on the Wind'. This title track and lead single is a dynamic live recording with Aslan"s main man Christie Dignam. 'We recorded it live, I wrote it after I read a Walter Macken book of the same name,' said Don. This album also includes 'Winner In You' which was a big hit for Don, but was never released on an album before. Don is also the author of several instruction books on the harmonica, which are on sale in several languages and are distributed throughout the world, as well as five teaching videos. He also adjudicates bi-annually at the World Harmonica Championships. In the 1993 film, 'In the Name of the Father' Don received critical acclaim for his role as Joe McAndrew, head of the IRA in the UK prison where Gerry Conlon was detained. He"s also written an autobiography 'The Winner in Me - Don Baker"s Story'. So don"t miss out seeing this Irish legend, as the Passionfruit holds 60, it"s bound to sell out in record time. Tickets are €20.