Smooth, original, guitar solo by Johnny Fean, when Horslips performed a superb set, at the Carnival Big Top in Galway, on Bank Holiday weekend, Sunday 31st July.
Horslips is an Irish Celtic rock band that compose, arrange and perform based on traditional Irish jigs and reels. The group is regarded as 'founding fathers of Celtic rock' for their fusion of traditional Irish music with rock music and went on to inspire many local and international acts. The group formed in 1970 and 'retired' in 1980 for an extended period. The name originated from a spoonerism on The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse which became "The Four Poxmen on The Horslypse".
Horslips were one of Ireland's leading rock groups of their era. Although they had limited commercial success in their own lifetime, there was a revival of interest in their music in the late 1990s and they came to be regarded as one of the defining bands of the Celtic rock genre. There have since been small scale reunions including appearances on The Late Late Show and RTÉ's Other Voices. The band reformed for two Irish shows in the Odyssey Arena in Belfast and the O2 Arena in Dublin respectively at the end of 2009. Four further dates have been
Barry Devlin: bass
Charles O'Connor: vocals, mandolin
Johnny Fean: guitar
Jim Lockhart: keyboards, tin whistle
Ray Fean: drums
JOHNNY FEAN & HORSLIPS, GUITAR SOLO, GALWAY 2011