8th blacksheep Paddy’s NightWith Ludic Loops, Sunfire und Mainfelt
Start: 7.30 pm, admission: 6.30 pm
Ticket: 25 Euros in advance, 27 Euros at the box office, 23 Euros for members
Presale start: 1st November on Reservix and in all Reservix advance booking offices
We are happy that we can celebrate a Paddy’s Night with you again. With Ludic Loops, Sunfire and Mainfelt we are expecting three great, international acts who will present us with exuberant music a few days after the Irish national day on Saturday, 18th March, in the Kursaal in Bad Wimpfen.
We enjoy a glass of Guinness or Kilkenny on tap, a real Irish stew – and all this in the fabulous atmosphere of a party that could also take place on the Emerald Isle.
Ludic Loops (UK)
The evening begins with British duo Ludic Loops playing traditional, original Irish music. Losing yourself in the music in a loop allows you to slip into a state of calm or ecstasy. Some refer to this state as their “happy place.” Scientists call it a game loop, a “Ludic Loop”. Dan Plews (vocals, guitar) and Guy Fletcher (fiddle, bouzouki, vocals) are rooted in English and Irish folk music, but are not afraid to use songwriting elements in their repertoire . Dan’s powerful voice and remarkable guitar playing paired with Guy’s virtuoso fiddle and grooving bodhran make every performance a feast for the ears.
Sunfire is more dynamic. Sunfire is a five-piece western folk band formed in the Netherlands in 2017. Their sound draws from a variety of influences including country, folk, bluegrass, alternative rock and roots.
Their stripped-down sound contrasts with Americana and exhibits a rock influence that created a niche original voice in the music industry. You can look forward to raw vocals, captivating stories from the Wild West era, irresistible rhythms and melodies. In a short time Sunfire have arrived on the music scene. In recent years they have rocked many stages in Europe and conquered the hearts of the organisers, the press and above all the audience.
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The third band of the evening is the outstanding band Mainfelt.
Mainfelt delivers rousing folk rock from the heart of South Tyrol, with an infectious rhythm and a good dose of joie de vivre. The band was formed by Patrick “Patti” Strobl, Kevin “Otti” Prantl and Veit “Veit” Rinner in South Tyrol, Italy, in the summer of 2011.
Mainfelt have been writing and composing their own songs since 2013 and stand for “Handmade” and “Heartmade”. Clattering banjo riffs and a driving acoustic guitar point the way to fresh keyboard and piano sounds and here and there also delicately melancholic facets appear. Mostly the songs lead to irresistibly anthemic refrains, which are sung at the top of their lungs by the ever-growing mainfelt fan base on both sides of the Brenner Pass.
We are very happy about Mainfelt’s acceptance and we can’t wait to see the South Tyroleans live on our Paddy’s Night stage in the Kursaal in Bad Wimpfen. There they let it rip as royally as only a real Royal Rover can.
As always, the evening will be flanked by Irish specialties and freshly tapped Guinness and Kilkenny. We are very pleased that this event is supported by Guinness, Affaltrach Castle, Haller Löwenbräu and Wüteria.