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Leo Moran is heading to the US later this month for a three week acoustic tour along with former Saw Doctors drummer Padraig Stevens who has co-written 'I Useta Lover’ for The Saw Doctors and written ‘Tuam Beat’ for Christy Moore. Below is a list of the 13 US shows that Leo and Padraig will play from September 27 to October 14. Leo Moran & Padraig Stevens - US Tour Dates Thurs 27 Sept: Floral Park NY, Swing the Teapot Fri 28 Sept: Piermont NY, The Turning Point Sat 29 Sept: Philadelphia PA - Sona Pub Sun 30 Sept: Floral Park NY, Swing the Teapot Wed 3 Oct: Buffalo NY, Buffalo Irish Centre Thu 4 Oct: Cleveland OH - P J McIntyre’s Irish Pub Fri 5 Oct: Columbus OH, Shamrock Club Sat 6 Oct: Pittsburgh PA - Andrew Carnegie Library Wed 10 Oct: Thorndike MA Thur 11 Oct: West Springfield MA - Trinity Pub @Irish Cultural Center Fri 12 Oct: Boston MA - The Burren Sat 13 Oct: Needham Ma, VFW Post 2498 Sun 14 Oct: S Yarmouth MA, Cape Cod Irish Village
The song "Everyday” by The Saw Doctors is featured in the new film documentary ’This is Ireland’, a social history of Ireland by Aisling Malone from the 1970’s right up to 2018. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hB7Ifu4nl0U
The Saw Doctors went to Loco Studios near Newport in Wales with producer, Phil Tennant, to record ‘It Won’t Be Tonight’, ‘Sing A Powerful Song’ and ‘I Useta Lover’, one of which would be released as their follow-up single to ‘N17”. Phil felt the tracks, in particular, ‘I Useta Lover’ needed an extra element, maybe an accordion. We got in touch with Gethin Scourfield and Geraint Jarman whom we’d met through their coming to Galway a few months previous to shoot a video for ‘N17’ for S4C. They highly recommended a local Welsh musician to us who could play both accordion and keyboards. Tony Lambert. Tony arrived and gave the tracks even more than we had imagined or hoped for. The song released was ‘I Useta Lover’, which became a success and Tony joined the band and moved with his dog, Squirm, to Ireland. Tony was a virtuoso musician on many instruments. He could play with great feel and hit so many right notes, as few or as many as were appropriate and he also had the expertise to squeeze every classic electric and mechanical trick out of the Hammond organ and its accompanying twirling Leslie speaker. His presence added warm, deep and dynamic textures to the songs of The Saw Doctors. In 1993 he won the Irish lotto and not long after moved to Thailand, never again having to wait for a late-arriving minibus to shake him on bad roads to some end of the country or other. It is with deep sadness we learn of Tony’s passing today, a truly magnificent man of music.