More Power To Your Elbow
Formed over 30 years ago More Power To your Elbow are really enjoying an awakening following the diﬃcult time for all musicians over this past few years. This eight-piece band from the Mid-Ulster area just loves playing their music and successfully marry traditional tunes and airs with modern rock rhythms. Clare McCrystal, Pat Casey, Helen Gormley and Damian Cullen take care of the traditional side of things while Gerry Cunningham Alsi Murray Mark Falloon and Eugene Davey excel in providing the rock element to complete their set. More Power have a rich history. During the 90’s they toured the US, Canada, England, France and many more countries. Touring continued right up to the present day having added Holland and Norway to their list.
In reality though it’s hard to beat the home soil for the "craic, enthusiasm and sheer energy of the crowds that attend More Power’s concerts. Fiddle player Clare McCrystal loves travelling but equally loves playing in front of her home crowds. "Our last gig in the Glenavon Hotel, Cookstown at Easter was just fantastic, and we really enjoyed it, it is just great to be out playing again "enthused Clare. And that’s what More Power To Elbow do best, play. This really is a high-quality band of talented musicians. 30 years on the road may seem like a long time to many people and indeed when you are playing now to a whole new generation of fans it does seem like that but the music is still the same, the enthusiasm is even more pronounced and the "craic even better.