Poor Man’s Gambit

Shows at the Purple Fiddle

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Poor Man’s Gambit is a trio of traditional artists comprised of Corey Purcell (button accordion, cittern, vocals, bodhran, dance), Federico Betti (guitar, fiddle), and Deirdre Lockman (fiddle, vocals, dance).

Initially formed in 2015, the band has performed hundreds of shows around the U.S., and has completed two tours of the UK and Ireland.

Building on their roots as traditional Irish musicians, the trio’s repertoire is also influenced by traditional music of other cultures including France, Scotland, England, and America, some of which can be heard on their latest release ‘Land of Sunshine’. Several original tunes have also been included on the album including an air ‘Bear Mountain’, and a reel ‘House on the Ridge’.