Dave Couse, Fergal Bunbury and Friends Return To The Stage To Play A House Songs Re-imagined
This is very exciting news! Dave Couse and Fergal Bunbury will be in studio live with Paul McLoone tonight to tell everyone about being awarded the Trailblazer award.
A House is Dead – I Am Still The Greatest: Dave Couse, Fergal Bunbury and friends return to the stage to perform seminal album at the National Concert Hall
Saturday 29th June will see a very special performance at the National Concert Hall of I Am The Greatest, the A House album consistently recognised as one of the best to come from Ireland. Of the album’s title track, Melody Maker wrote: "unforgettable ... a systematic, blow-by- blow destruction of the music business and the state of the nation coupled with a dramatic determination not to give in."
For this one-off concert Dave Couse, Fergal Bunbury and friends re-interpret the seminal 1991 album for 2019.
Songs like this stunning track 'Endless Art'
"A House is dead. Of this you can be sure. I heard it straight from the House's mouth. RIP. But ‘I Am The Greatest’? That statement was forever. Everything has changed but I am still the greatest, you are still the greatest, we have everything we need and we never look back. But let's just this once, for the sake of the nineties, late night ferries or whatever, re-engage, re-interpret and re-imagine the time of our lives. Let's immerse our feet in this beautiful pool and show the world how it feels to be FREE. That is all. Over and over and out.”
Dublin’s A House formed in 1985, with the trio of Dave Couse, Fergal Bunbury and Martin Healy representing the core of the band throughout their 12-year existence.
I Am The Greatest becomes the second recipient of the NCH/IMRO Trailblazer Award following the triumphant return of Microdisney last year, whose album The Clock Comes Down the Stairs was acknowledged with the award.
Speaking about this year’s award, Keith Johnson, Director of Marketing & Membership IMRO said: "Having received critical and public praise on its release, A House's I Am The Greatest has stood the test of time and to this day is still considered one of the finest Irish albums ever released. Singling out this iconic album for the prestigious 2019 NCH | IMRO Trailblazer Award will no doubt reinforce its legacy and fondness with fans, and perhaps even ignite a spark within a whole new generation of music creators".
Gary Sheehan, Head of Programme Planning, NCH said: “We are delighted that Dave Couse and Fergal Bunbury agreed to come together to perform a new interpretation of I Am The Greatest for 2019. The album was widely acclaimed and much-loved by music fans, quite correctly. It’s all here - joy, turmoil, hope. Dave and Fergal have decided to call themselves ‘A House is Dead’ for this one-off show. Maybe so… but these wonderful songs remain to be enjoyed.”
The Trailblazer Award is a music award presented by IMRO and NCH celebrating seminal albums by iconic Irish musicians, songwriters and composers.
Join us tonight on The Paul McLoone Show 9pm