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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

2020-02-29 Jane Willow - The Cobblestone

I've seen Jane Willow play a few times, most recently when she supported Tracy Gallagher in the Workmans Club last December.

She mentioned that she was playing her own gig in The Cobblestone in Smithfield in February, so I obviously said I'd be there.

I like The Cobblestone, it has a well deserved reputation for traditional Irish music and there is always a great buzz in the pub.  Gigs are held in a dedicated venue at the rear of the pub which means that out front, you could have a trad session in full flow and something completely different  out back!

Anyway, the gig.  What to say?  Well, it was great fun.  The crowd were hanging on every word, singing along with choruses and calling out for more and more at the end of the gig! That's always a good sign. Oh yes, on the night, Jane was ably supported by Alice Grollero on bass guitar!

If you haven't heard of Jane before, check out her website for her bio, more information and some of her music videos.

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