Jack Hardy - May 16, 1999

Club Passim, Cambridge, Massachusetts

[Jack Hardy with Mike Laureanno and Tom Duval]

Jack returned to a venue he used to frequent in the 1980s and early '90s with a brilliant show of mostly new songs at Club Passim.

Mike Laureanno was superb on bass and background vocals, as he was the night before at the Vanilla Bean. Tom Duval, who will also be part of Jack's band for summer performances in Europe and the United States, added sweet and delicate touches to the songs with his Stratocaster. On some songs Jack, Mike, and Tom engaged in three-part harmonies.

The songs performed:

  1. The Hunter
  2. Memory
  3. Only One Sky
  4. Síle na gcioch (Sheila) (Jack on mandolin)
  5. Memphis
  6. The Yellow-billed Cuckoo
  7. The Girl with the Golden Tooth
  8. (Sending Home the) Slates
  9. Oh, Woman
  10. Síar ón nDaingean (West of Dingle) (Jack on mandolin)
  11. Conspiracy of Sisterhood
  12. The Sword in the Stone
  13. May Day
  14. Eclipse
  15. The Boney Bailiff
  16. Down and Dirty
  17. A Change of Heart (first encore)
  18. I Ought to Know (second encore)

-- Ron Mura