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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

2019-02-22 Skylarks Music Club - McAuley Place Naas

The first Skylarks Music Club event was such a success, they decided to do it all again! There was an all new line-up for Skylarks 2, headlined, this time, by the amazing Niamh Farrell of Ham Sandwich fame. So, on with the show.  First up on the night was local singer, Amy Dillon .  What a wonderful voice she has, married with some beautiful songs. Next up on the night was  Rhob Cunningham .  Now, I’d never heard of Rhob before,  but I definitely want to catch him live again.  Great stage presence, fantastic songs and a wicked sense of humour! OK, I’ll be honest here… I heard the words Guitar Virtuoso and my eyes glazed over… I fully expected some classical guitar set, but boy was I wrong when  Shane Hennessy  started playing!  Absolutely incredible playing, just phenomenal! Finally it was time for the headliner on the night, the wonderfully talented  Niamh Farrell  of  Ham Sandwich .  Niamhs set was a tribute to Karen Carpenter and it was just beautiful to hear the audience

2019-01-31 Eric Lalor - Moat Theatre Naas

Every now and again I like to step out of my comfort zone of music gigs and take a risk…  I go to comedy gigs! Last night I went to see  Fair City  legend,  Eric Lalor  in the  Moat Theatre  in Naas. Funny guy and a funny show, great way to spend an evening.  Not only did I get to see a great show, but I also got to support a fantastic local theatre. Check out the photos below: