Friends, family, and fans of the Dublin-born folk singer filled World Café Live upstairs last Saturday night for the party launching his new CD, After the Wake, his first with his new group, The John Byrne Band. Byrne was previously front man for Patrick’s Head, a Philly-based group with a large local following. They appear to be following Byrne in his new iteration—the event was sold out days before.
Singer-songwriter Enda Keegan opened for Byrne and his group, and Byrne’s brother, Damien, sat in—with his whistle—on several songs.
We were there and got some video.