Listen to title track
"Better than ever"
“What’s Laurence Nugent at these times?”
I was asked that question at a session of music in Fermanagh as I made my way from Donegal to the County Down. They all knew that wherever he was he would be playing music. As it happened I had just received a copy of his new cd “White Island” soon to be released but I wouldn’t tell them that …yet. “Isn’t he living somewhere away out in Chicago?” someone asked. There was an “r” put into the second syllable of the city as often happens here accompanied by a hint of sadness at him not being in the county Fermanagh instead, playing the flute in their midst. They all knew he had been influenced by the music of that place and the music of his father the great Sean Nugent leader of the famous Pride of Erin Ceili Band. They also knew that he in turn was greatly influencing the young musicians of Fermanagh and beyond with his much sought after recordings and his winning of the All Ireland titles at the Fleadh.
I put my hand in my pocket and pulled out the cd with its list of tunes and accompanying musicians. “This is what he’s at”, I ventured. They looked and they listened. They read names like Liz Carroll, Steve Cooney, Michael McGoldrick, and tunes from the great Fermanagh name McManus, as well as Nugent… and the list went on. “He’s keeping good company”, someone said. Then White Island began to play, the title of the album and of the small island close by. “He’s not so far away after all” some one smiled. “And he’s better than ever”.
-Dr Tommy Sands, singer/songwriter, journalist/writer, radio/tv presenter for BBC and RTE.
MAD Week Faculty Concert
Cedar Lane Unitarian Church, 9601 Cedar Lane, Bethesda, MD 20814
with Brian Conway, Tony DeMarco, Don Meade, Dylan Foley, Josh Dukes,..and many more.
Faculty- Musical Arts and Dance Week
Traditional Irish Music and Dance Summer School sponsored by O’Neill-Malcom Branch of Comhaltas ://ccepotomac.org/MADWeek/cce-madweeksched.html
Catskills Irish Arts Week Events 2017
with Tony DeMarco
Catskills Irish Arts Week Evening Concerts 2017
In concert with Sean Cleland, Sean Gavin, Pauline Connelly, Patrick Ourceau, Pat Egan. http://catskillsirishartsweek.com/ciaw-2017-concerts/
Catskills Irish Arts Week Events 2017
With Sean Cleland and KT Boyle
Artist in Residence-Catskill Irish Arts Week 2017
All-Star Irish Concert for Bethel Hospital
All-Star line-up: Laurence Nugent, Paddy Homan, Tom Dahill, Pauline Conneely, Brian Cunningham, Kevin Henry, Damien McCarthy, and many more... visit website https://www.picatic.com/musicforbethel
Laurence Nugent CD Launch
Wee Ceili Room Concerts , Stafford, Oregon
Way over due but now it has happened! Larry with many of his friends have produced a stellar CD. Please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) for reservations for this to be epic concert with Larry, Cary Novotny and more! (503) 819-2689
with Billy O'Donoghue
The Carraig at Gaelic Park, 6119 W 147th St, Oak Forrest IL
White Island CD Launch
This night of music and celebration will feature Laurence on his whistle and flute with luminary musicians: Steve Cooney guitar, Fintan McManus guitar and bouzouki, Brid Harper fiddle, Darren Bresslin, accordian, Emmet Nugent, Sean Nugent, Aine Nugent and many more surprise special guests from Chicago and elsewhere. https://www.facebook.com/Carrons-Corner-Bar-Ederney-129234837128235/
Laurence Nugent & Zan McLeod, performed at the CCE Musical Arts & Dance (MAD) Week Sunday Faculty Concert. This collaboration and joint production by the O'Neill-Malcom Branch of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann (CCE) and the Institute of Musical Traditions (IMT) took place this year at the Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church, Bethesda, MD, USA on July 19, 2017.