By: Remington Fioraso
Who: Murphy’s Lagh
Where: HighStreet Mall, Abbotsford, BC
When: July 3, 2015
Murphy’s Lagh is a duo formed by singer/guitarist Damian Brennan and fiddlist Jennie Bice. The band has played at numerous venues and concert series within British Columbia. I had the opportunity to see them play at HighStreet mall in Abbotsford, BC on July 3, 2015. The show was the third in the Fresh Air Fridays at High Street series.
The band played numerous songs through the two hour set. The duo have a good dynamic performing with one another, as well as compliment each other’s performance well. Some of the songs included in their setlist were covers of Time of Your Life, Don’t Let Me Down, With or Without You, Ring of Fire, Moonlight, and Stand By Me.
I really enjoyed how the organizers chose to set-up the stage. Those passing by could stay for a song or two. Tables were set by the stage so individuals in attendance could sit down, grab coffee (or food!). The sound for the outdoor stage was really good as well.
If you are in the area, I would definitely stop by the Central Plaza at HighStreet in Abbotsford on Thursday nights from 5-7pm. There are so many talented local musicians playing in the upcoming weeks!
Hi Everyone! My name is Remington Fioraso. I am a graduate of the University of the Fraser Valley’s Bachelor of Arts program in Sociology, Anthropology, and Media and Communication Studies. Within my program, I focused on social media, learning about contemporary and classical sociological theory (Including Marx, Foucault, Bourdieu, and Durkheim), and communicating effectively in various modes and for different audiences (including oral communication, business communication, academic writing, entertainment media, and presentations utilizing visual media). Within my program, the question arose for many courses, “What is the relevance in the real world?” Stepping (temporarily) away from being in university, I gained an interest in Latin American development, social movements, and business. Sooner than later, I will be applying for post-grad programs to dive further into LA development and social movements to gain a theory-background in addition to a personal perspective onto the topics. In my free time, I love to travel, consume media, eat, listen to music, and write. Listening to music and writing led to my interest in working with Canadian Beats! I have been a part of the team since April 2014. A few of my personal highlights of interviews include ones with some of my favourite artists – Sumo Cyco, Madeline Merlo, and High Valley. Be sure to connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!