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2022-07-03 Fontaines DC - Iveagh Gardens, Dublin

I've been waiting a long time to see Fontaines DC live again after last seeing them back in May 2019 at Forbidden Fruit.  Originally scheduled for July 2020, everyone's friend, COVID, got in the way and mae sure that didn't happen.  To make maters worse, the rescheduled date in 2021 didn't happen either, for the exact same reason! Fear not though, it is 2022 and not even COVID was going to stop this gig happening!  I packed my bag and headed off to the Iveagh Gardens in Dublin, for what promised to be one of the highlights of the year! So, was it worth waiting for?  Oh hell yeah! Others in the media will tell you more about it, but all you need to know is that it was a hit filled, fantastic gig by a band at the top of their game.  Oh and the rain stayed away! Setlist (courtesy of  Setlist.FM ) is as follows: In ár gCroíthe go deo A Lucid Dream Sha Sha Sha Roman Holiday How Cold Love Is I Don't Belong You Said The Couple Across the Way Televised Mind Big Shot Hurri

2018-11-12 The Mulligan Brothers - Naas Presbyterian Church

I first saw the Mulligan Brothers back in January 2017 when they last toured Ireland and when I heard they were back in town, sure I had to go.  The Mulligan Brothers, who by the way, are not brothers or called Mulligan, are an Americana group hailing from Mobile, Alabama.  Ross Newell Melody Duncan Ben Leininger Led by Ross on main vocals,  with Melody on fiddle and Ben on bass, the sound is just sweet sweet country music. If they’re passing through your town, check them out.

2018-11-02 Johnny Marr - National Stadium

This was very much a last minute decision to go see Johnny Marr.  I had intended keeping it quiet this weekend, but sure… Well, it’s Johnny Marr and he was playing the intimate setting of the National Stadium in Dublin, so I went. Johnny has a huge back catalogue to choose from.  Obviously he has his own solo material stretching back years.  He also plays select songs from The Smiths song book and to cap it all off, he throws in a few from his Electronic days also! The crowd was a very eclectic mix with a massive range of ages.  Just goes to show that his music transcends the boundaries of time! Anyway, as last minute decisions go, this was a damn fine one.   I wonder where I’ll end up next!