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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

2019-08-24 The Playing Fields Festival - Clane GAA

So last weekend, I headed off to Clane for the first ' Playing Fields Festival '.  I say headed off, it's only 10km from where I live, so it wasn't an arduous journey at all! The Playing Fields Festival is a 2 day affair featuring some legends of Irish music along with some relative new comers and lesser known acts of the Irish music scene. A great mix with something to please everyone! So, was it any good? Well, yes, yes it was.  I had an absolute blast there.  Bar a couple of minor issues, everything ran so smooth. The stage looked great, the sound was pretty damn good, staff and security were all friendly and helpful. Speaking with the bands after, they all seemed to have a great time, that's always great to hear. So, just who was playing, well the Saturday line up featured: Alice Lynskey Valhalla Padraig Cahill Montauk Hotel Oski Bravo Jerry Fish The Frank and Walters The Stunning The Sunday lineup featured: The Roadworn Frets Empire Circus