One More Page Books Hosts Book Signing and Music Event for Danny Ellis
09/06/2013

Local independent Arlington, VA, bookstore and Arlington Central Library welcome Irish author of “The Boy at the Gate” and singer/songwriter of “800 Voices.”

Online PR News – 06-September-2013 – Arlington, VA – One More Page Books, an independent, neighborhood-oriented bookstore, hosts an event on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 10:30 am with Irish musician and author Danny Ellis at the Arlington County Library Central, located at 1015 N. Quincy Street, Arlington, VA 22201. Mr. Ellis will discuss and sign his memoir and CD, as well as entertain guests with his original music – a seamless blend of Celtic heritage with rock, pop, country and blues. This event is open to the public and people of all ages are welcome. Admission is free.

Danny Ellis’ newly released memoir, “The Boy at the Gate,” and award-winning album, “800 Voices,” beautifully and poignantly chronicle his early life in Ireland. Born into the destitute slums of Dublin in 1947, Danny’s family fell apart when he was eight years old and his father left to find work in America. Abandoned by their mother, Danny’s sisters and infant twin brothers were placed in separate orphanages and Danny was interred in Artane Industrial School, the most notoriously brutal of Irish orphanages. There he learned trombone in the school band which would prove to be his saving grace throughout his traumatic upbringing—and launch him on a life-long career in music.

“800 Voices” was released in 2009 to high acclaim and Mr. Ellis was honored with the JPF Lyricist of the Year award. “The Boy at the Gate” was released in Ireland in 2012 and reached the number two spot for best-selling nonfiction. The book was released in the U.S. on September 3, 2013.

About Danny Ellis

Danny Ellis has more than 50 years’ experience in music and is a singer, songwriter, composer and author. As a professional trombonist, Ellis played with Irish show bands such as The Airchords (1964), The Jim Farley Band (1965–66), The Nevada Showband (1969), Dickie Rock's Miami Showband (1969–1971), and Stage 2 (1972–73). He also worked as a session singer in the famous Abbey Road Studios, recording demos for Les Reed. More information about Mr. Ellis may be found on his website, http://www.dannyellismusic.com.

About One More Page Books & More

One More Page is located at 2200 North Westmoreland Street in Arlington, VA, and carries more than 6,000 quality titles for adults and children, wine, chocolates, greeting cards and featured art products by local artists. Store hours are from 10 am – 8 pm on Monday through Saturday and from 12 noon – 5 pm on Sunday. More information can be found on the store’s website, www.onemorepagebooks.com.