Brilliant review of Cleveland Ohio gig

Check out the great review of the Cleveland show by Peter Roche of the Cleveland Music Examiner.

Milwaukee – Friday April 25


Leo’s Blog: Noirín Ní Riain

We had Noirín Ní Riain’s ‘Vox De Nube’ album on the i-phone, plugged into the car radio: and Hank William’s ‘Luke The Drifter’ with ‘His Burden Is Greater Than Mine’ and ‘Can You Hear The Blessed Saviour Calling You?’ and, of course Kris Kristofferson’s aching, timeless classic, ‘Sunday Morning Coming Down’.

Out in the countryside, the highway’s traffic becoming sparser as we pull away from our two brilliant nights in Philadelphia and head NW for Pittsburgh. The sun is shining and it’s Sunday, Easter Sunday.

The Sunday journeys have seemed distinctive on these ‘Leo & Anto’ trips – maybe it’s partly because there’s less action on the roads but I always sense a calmness about the Sunday drive and find myself thumbing through i-tunes for Noirín Ní Riain’s beautifully haunting religious melodies, recorded with the monks of Glenstal.

I saw her perform once. Joe Wall took me down in his mother’s Golf to the singing festival in his hometown of Ennistymon. It was the only time I saw Noirín sing, and Micho Russell as well. Noirín entered the little venue from the front door, holding a musical box in one hand, its drone to which she sang along generated by the top door on a hinge connected to an accordion-type bellows, I presume. She raised and lowered her other hand, representing the glorious notes she was singing. I was mesmerized and have been since – I didn’t know what she reminded me of more – a nun, a witch or just some kind of ordinary woman with a rare talent. It is probably a combination of all three.

Anyway, thanks Noirín and the monks for the gorgeous calm other-worldliness, and thanks Hank for those great stories and hymns and thanks Micho for ‘The Roscrea Cows’ amongst all the other magic songs. Happy Easter, what’s left of it – I’m off to see if there’s any eggs remaining anywhere here in Pittsburgh….

Interview with Leo

Check out the interview with Leo over on

Tennessee Shows and Credit Union Video

Leo & Anto have confirmed Tennessee shows in Nashville on Thursday May 1st at McNamara’s Irish Pub and Restaurant and in Memphis on Saturday May 3rd at Celtic Crossing.

Thursday 1 May
Nashville TN - McNamara’s Irish Pub and Restaurant
PH: 1 615 885 7262

Saturday 3 May
Memphis TN  -  Celtic Crossing
PH: 1 901 274 5151

Check out the video below of Leo & Anto performing ‘Credit Union‘ in Tuam, Co Galway before they took off to the States for their April/May tour.

US Tour in April / May

Monday 21 April
Pittsburgh PA – Grand Hall at The Priory
Tickets available from:
PH: 412.496.3260

Tuesday 22 April
Cleveland OH – PJ McIntyre’s
PH: (216)941-9311

Thursday 24 April
Madison WI – Kiki’s House
Ticket Reservations:

Friday 25 April
Milwaukee WI – Shank Hall

Saturday 26 April
Chicago IL – Irish American Heritage Center

Sunday 27 April
West Peoria IL – Jimmy’s Bar
PH: 309 676 4021

Tuesday 29 April
St. Louis MO - House Concert
PH: 1 314 605 7248

Thursday 1 May
Nashville TN - McNamara’s Irish Pub and Restaurant
PH: 1 615 885 7262

Saturday 3 May
Memphis TN  -  Celtic Crossing
PH: 1 901 274 5151

Sunday 4 May
Atlanta GA - Red Light Cafe
PH: 1 404 524 735

Wednesday 7 May
Charlotte NC – RiRa

Friday 9 May
Raleigh NC – Tir na nOg
PH: 919 833 7795

Sunday 11 May
Vienna VA – Jammin’ Java

Re-Scheduled Scottish Dates

Leo & Anto are delighted to announce their re-scheduled Scottish tour dates (see below for details).

Pushin It

Sunday June 22— Aberdeen, The Lemon Tree

Tuesday June 24—Edinburgh, The Electric Circus

Wednesday June 25—Aviemore, The Old Bridge Inn

Thursday June 26 —Shetland, @ Mareel in Lerwick

Friday June 27— Inverness, Ironworks

Saturday June 28—Skye, Sabhal Mor Ostaig in Sleat

Monday June 30— Stornoway, An Lanntair

Tuesday July 1—Ullapool, The Ceilidh Place

Wednesday July 2—Glasgow, Oran Mor

Leo & Anto Move Beyond Saw Doctors Sound

Great feature on Leo & Anto by Jim Sullivan in the Cape Cod Times.
Read Jim’s piece at the link below.