5 November 09 - Another Extra Gig!
13th December at Telfords, Chester. The Mahones and friends will be getting in the festive mood. Please contact the venue for tickets. | Professional trading platform
7 September 09 - Latest News - Extra gig
We are pleased to announce we are playing next month at the 2nd Nantwich Words & Music Festival, organised by Nigel Stonier, Thea Gilmore and Fluff Smith. DJ and Christy appeared there last year (launching DJ’s latest book) and had such a good time that, when the band was invited, we jumped at the opportunity. The gig is in the afternoon, starting at 2.30 on Saturday 10th October, and the set will be in acoustic mode (DJ on guitar) and perhaps a little more reflective than usual. For regular Mahones watchers, this also means there will be some songs in the set you haven’t heard for a while. Tickets are available through the festival website, and we look forward to meeting friends old and new there.
29 May 2009
Although the band is taking a well-earned rest with the exception of the Chester, Middlewich and Loopallu gigs this year, we’re all very busy with other stuff. A couple of things to mention specifically at present:
Donal is involved in an innovative new project called Blue Grenade - take a look at their MySpace page.
Christy, Doc and Rusty are busy with the Folk festival season over the summer: see the Full House web page. Rusty will be augmenting the regular line-up for the ceilidh gigs.
All of us are having a bit of a play in different line ups at a family do very soon and then playing at Middlewich Folk festival on 19th June and at Alexanders in Chester on 3rd July. Get your tickets for these events soon - we’d love to see full houses at both!
Charlie, Christy, DJ, Doc, Donal, Rusty and Jock
5 March 09 - DJ Writes....
Greetings to all members of the Mahone family, whether close or distant.
I thought I should just explain our inactivity at present. After eleven years of drinking, drinking songs and drinking in the general good spirits at our gigs, we've just sort of decided to have a rest from it for the foreseeable future. The Family Mahone have not split up, but neither do we have any plans beyond the select few gigs we are doing over the summer. Some members want more time off, others are busy with other musical projects, several are living happy domestic lives now they're not buggering off to various gigs and coming back rat-arsed at four in the morning. We're getting on a bit you know.
Christy and Doc will still be appearing with Full House. Charlie is in his shed working on film scores. Donal is doing what Donal does. He and I mounted a top pop quiz at the Spinner and Bergamot, Comberbach recently. Rusty will turn up all over the place, often when not asked or wanted.
Myself, Christy and Rusty will still be turning out in our Trio Mahone - Friday Busking Club guise - often playing the odd Mahone imbibing anthem. We supported Seasick Steve at the Manchester Apollo recently and enjoyed it a lot. We will also be playing as a power trio at Telford's on Sunday 16th March when my drums and Christy's bass will back the lead vocals, accordion and cod-piece of Rusty as he massacres several rock anthems. We may quite possibly be called Emmental, Lake and Palmer that night.
I'm also playing with my old guitarist mate Wammo in a new Dr.Feelgood style blues band and we will be playing our first gig at The Jolly Tar pub down Tarporley way on Friday 1st May. The boozer is run by our old friend Ray who used to run the Crewe Limelight on those boozy nights we used to enjoy so much when we were if not young, then at least younger.
Oh, and my new book 'Thank you for the days' comes out on April 6th and is tons better than Maconie's new book. Honest.
Jock is spot welding the van.
So, thanks for all your support all down the days. It has been a pleasure and privilege to play for you and take your money. We hope to do it all again. One day.
It was all for the best. All of it.