Undoubtedly one of the best bands in Ireland and boosted by the return of Diane Treanor, the Outlaws play a variety of instruments from fiddle and banjo to mandolin and guitar. They have their own authentic style and are establishing a reputation as a top attraction on the dancing scene around the country.
“I just love being back on stage with The Outlaws”, Diane told The Nationalist. “It is wonderful to have the freedom of musical expression on stage again. Creating that special rapport with audiences and getting the buzz from them is what it is all about. We all love when people come up and tell us how much they enjoyed our shows”.
The fiddle-playing and singing Monaghan woman is thrilled to be an Outlaw once more: “I played with the band for six years. Sometimes we are not aware of the way people identify us so much with the band they first see us with. Even in my two years away from them, most people regarded me as one of The Outlaws”‘Empty Mansions’, the current album collection from the band, features The Outlaws at their very best on numbers like, “Empty Mansions” “Why Did You Wander”, “How many Times’,” Say You Love Me’ and ‘The 31st of May’. And, now the hit single, ‘Five Minutes More’ is already proving to be a huge favourite on local radio stations all over the country.
Sean Hughes and Outlaws will be on stage for a New Year’s Night special at Kilcoran Lodge Hotel on Sunday next, January 1.