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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

2021-08-07 Jerry Fish - Moat Theatre Naas

You wait 10 months for a gig to come along and then 2 appear out of nowhere!  Two weeks ago I headed to the Moat Theatre in Naas for my first gig in 295 days, and just 14 days later, I'm back in the same venue to see the wonderful Jerry Fish perform.

If you've seen Jerry perform before, you know exactly what went on.  If you haven't, well... Jerry is like a ringmaster, albeit one with an incredible voice.  He controls and orchestrates the audience with ease and soon has us all clapping, singing and dancing (in our seats).

It was, for Jerry at least, a short set. Somewhere between 60 and 90 minutes long.  It was, however, packed full of great tunes and we even got an old An Emotional Fish song thrown in for good measure.

Anyway, I think it's safe to say that everyone there enjoyed the show and went home happy.  Roll on the next gig!

Remember folks, support the local arts however you can.

Now for the photos:







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