The Highlife at Whelan’s (photos)
The Highlife supported fellow Droghedans The Enemies in Whelan’s last Friday, January 25th.
We really enjoyed The Highlife’s music and we’re grateful that we discovered them. Their music is surprisingly complex for a trio with two acoustic guitars and some percussion on cajon or bongas. With beautiful guitar pieces that sound surprisingly well for an acoustic guitar and beats with reggae influence, it’s hard not to enjoy The Highlife’s music.
The Highlife started as a two piece acoustic duo, Daithi Mc Gahon and Phil Dowling . In October last year Daithi travelled away for 9 months to Australia to try out some of their music while Phil continued to play in pubs across the country. Now they are back together along with their good friend Jamie Carolan who recorded and mixed their first Live album in Mc Phails Drogheda called ‘Alive and Legal’.
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