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2022-08-04 Kynsy - Workmans Club, Dublin

The Workmans Club in Dublin is celebrating it's 10+2 Birthday with a series of free gigs. 10+2?  Well, the tenth birthday celebrations should have happened 2 years ago, but a certain pandemic put an end to any parties back then, so y'know, 10+2.  Better late than never though! Tonight's gig was by the incredible Kynsy , and thankfully this gig didn't happen 2 years ago because in the intervening years, Kynsy has written some absolutely brilliant songs, and tonight, we got to hear them all. Starting with ' Elephant in the Room ', Kynsy started as she meant to go on and the crowd loved every single minute of it.  I've said it many times before, Kynsy is fantastic and you really need to check out her music. Next up on the 10+2 list of gigs is the brilliant Villagers on Sunday, sure to be another great show.  For a complete list of the 10+2 gigs, click here . Right, now for some photos:

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:

  1. In ár gCroíthe go deo
  2. A Lucid Dream
  3. Sha Sha Sha
  4. Roman Holiday
  5. How Cold Love Is
  6. I Don't Belong
  7. You Said
  8. The Couple Across the Way
  9. Televised Mind
  10. Big Shot
  11. Hurricane Laughter
  12. Nabokov
  13. Too Real
  14. Skinty Fia
  15. A Hero's Death
  16. Liberty Belle
  17. Dublin City Sky
  18. Boys in the Better Land
  19. Jackie Down the Line
  20. I Love You

Support on the night was from the wonderful Aoife Nessa Frances and the incredible Wunderhorse.  Check them both out!

Now for some photos!








Fontaines DC




Aoife Nessa Frances

Wunderhorse


Wunderhorse


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