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October 10, 2013 at 5:37 PM

Waterboys sing William Butler Yeats | Concert Preview

(Paul MacManus)

(Paul MacManus)

The Waterboys’ founder Mike Scott first found himself falling in love with the words of Irish poet William Butler Yeats as a teenager growing up in Edinburgh, Scotland.

It took him nearly 30 years, but Scott found a way to properly honor his boyhood idol by recording “An Appointment With Mr. Yeats,” an album of the bard’s poems set to The Waterboys’ unique blend of rock and Celtic folk music. The Waterboys play the Neptune Friday, the first time they’ve visited Seattle in six years.


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