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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

2021-07-24 Mundy - Moat Theatre Naas

Saturday night, I headed off with camera in hand, for the first time in 295 days, to a gig.  A real gig, an in person gig, one with an audience! Mundy  was playing the Moat Theatre in Naas as part of a series of gigs in association with  The Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media . So, on to the gig.  How was it?  Well, it was really enjoyable, partly because we were finally at a gig, partly because it was a night out and partly because Mundy was enjoying himself!  Will it go down in the rock n'roll history books as one of the all time great gigs?  Probably not, but it doesn't matter, it was a fun night out! Also playing on Saturday night was the fantastic Shobsy , ex of the now defunct Statelights.  He joined Mundy on stage, did a few of his own songs, then covered Bronski Beats 'Small Town Boy' and I think he stunned the audience with his voice.  Probably the highlight of the night if I'm being honest. So yeah, that was it, my first gig