Warp Four




Shows / Festival Appearances

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World Fusion Music Festival, Sosnowiec, Poland - 5, 6, 7 September 2008

The Press Gang will be performing at and 'Irish Night' during the Shanty and Folk Festival in Sosnowiec on the 7th September along with Clannad, Eleanor McEvoy, Banana Boat, Les Soulliés de fond de Cale and Bealtaine.

Szczecin Tall Ships Race, Poland - 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 August 2007

The Press Gang performing in the Marquee on Saturday 4th and on the Shanty Stage and Summer Theatre on Sunday 5th.

Krakow Shanty Festival, Poland - 22, 23, 24, 25 February 2007
The Press Gang in concert on Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th February.

Cobh Maritime Song Festival - 8, 9, 10, 11 June 2006

Saturday Night Concert on 10th June at the Cobh Heritage Centre (Cobh, County Cork, Ireland) features the Press Gang, Eleanor McEvoy and Jimmy Crowley.

Teacher's Club Theatre - 19, 20 May 2006
The Press Gang and Jimmy Kelly in concert in the Teacher's Club Theatre, Parnell Square, Dublin on Friday 19th and Saturday 20th May 2006.

Waterford Tall Ships Festival - 6, 7, 8, 9 July 2005

Warp Four are performing on board the Dunbrody at the Waterford Tall Ships Festival, Waterford, Ireland.

Cobh Maritime Song Festival - June 10, 11 & 12 2005
The Press Gang are part of the line up of the Saturday Night Concert on 9th June at Cobh Heritage Centre, Cobh, County Cork, Ireland.

Cobh Maritime Song Festival - 11, 12, 13 June 2004

The Press Gang are performing on Saturday 12th June at the Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, County Cork, Ireland.

Warp Four performed at the Cardiff Harbour Festival, Cardiff, Wales in August.

The Press Gang are performing at The Pipers Club, Henrietta Street, Dublin, Ireland on Saturday March 29th.

The Press Gang performed at the Nenagh Singer's Circle on Thursday 13th February.

The event listed below was postponed. More details on the next show will be posted when available.

The Press Gang are performing at The Pipers Club. Henrietta Street, Dublin, Ireland on Saturday November 9th.

Sea Music Festival - June 2002
Mystic Seaport, USA. See photographs here.

Dunbrody Maritime Weekend - July 2001

New Ross, County Wexford, Ireland. See photographs here.

Mystic Seaport Sea Music Festival- June 2001
Held in Mystic Seaport, Connetticut, USA. See photographs here.

Hull Sea Fever 700 - September 1999

Warp Four open the sea shanty festival, with the show "The Last Windjammer Boy".

The Last Windjammer Boys
In 1994 shortly after completing the album Clear the Track with Jenkins Ear, Sean Laffey chanced upon an old sea chest. Actually, the find consisted of two whisky crates from the 1930's, and they were filled with diaries, log books and photographs collected over a lifetime at sea by George Hocart.

George sailed on board the Garthpool - Britain's last Windjammer which set sail on an ill fated voyage in the great grain race in 1929. Also on board the ship at the time was Stan Hugill, the great collector of sea shanties and author of the famous book Shanties from the Seven Seas.

To mark the 70th anniversary of that sailing, Warp Four presented the show The Last Windjammer Boys at the opening of the Hull Sea Fever Festival on September 1st 1999.

Mumbles Maritime Festival - August 1999
Held in Swansea, Wales.

Aonach Paddy O'Brien Festival - August 1999
In Nenagh, County Tipperary, Ireland.

Fête du Chants de Marin - July 1999
Brittany's biggest sea shanty festival, held in Paimpol, France. See photographs here.

Banks of Newfoundland - November 1998

This track was bought by DWA Advertising of Italy for a television commercial.

Late Late Show - October 1998
Appearance on Gay Byrne's former television chat show with Liam Clancy and the group Danu. View photograph.

Dublin Cutty Sark Tall Ships Festival - August 1998
See photographs here.

Cork Ford Regatta - July 1998
The biennial of the Cork Yacht Club regatta, the oldest in the world.


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