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COVID-19

You'll probably have noticed a lack of posts here over the last few months. Like most places around the world, the live music scene here in Ireland has been decimated by the COVID-19 Pandemic.


March, April and May were spent in lock down.  Three months in almost isolation.  It was tough, but the alternative was a lot worse.  I am glad to see the back of it though.

So many plans are gone awry though.  There are no live gigs, no festivals, nothing...  Some pubs have opened, but there are rules and regulations to adhere to and live music isn't high on their agenda just yet.

There have been some incredible online gigs over the last few months, but that can't be the future of live music.  Also, Gavin James and Hermitage Green have organised Drive-In Tours where punters drive to the gig in their cars and stay in the cars for the gigs. Not a bad idea, but again, that can't be the future. Anyway...

I have two gigs left this year that haven't been cancelled... Jo Jo Levesque, you might remember her from the early 2000s, in the Academy Dublin at the end of August and King King Company in the Olympia Theatre in October.

I'm not quite sure if the Jo Jo gig will go ahead, I'd hope so, but you just can't tell.  The King Kong Company gig should still go ahead, baring a second wave of COVID-19.

Right, well that's the state of play here in Ireland at the moment.  Maybe I'll get back to posting live gig photos soon enough, maybe...

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