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2023-07-01 The Stunning - King John's Castle, Limerick

It had been a while since I last photographed The Stunning, so, when I saw they were playing the fantastic King John's Castle in Limerick, I started to hatch a plan!

A few instagram messages and emails back and forth and all was sorted, I was heading to Limerick.

The Stunning have been one of my favourite bands since I can't remember!  I do remember seeing them at Feile '92 though! 31 years... Jaysus.

Anyway, the gig was fantastic.  The band were on form, the audience were on form, the venue was beautiful, the rain stayed away and there was a full moon out over head, what more could you want?  Over the course of the night, the band were joined by the 4 of Us (more on them shortly) for a beautiful tribute to Christy Dignam and by Niwel Tsumbu on guitar for Romeo's on Fire.

But look, I'm not that great with words.  All you need know is that it was a wonderful night in a wonderful venue!

Now for some photos:

Also playing King John's Castle that opening proceedings, were another longtime favourite of mine, the 4 of Us. 

As always, the put on a great show, and crowd favourites like Drag My Bad Name Down and Mary had gig goers singing at the tops of their voices.

Midway during The Stunning's set, the 4 of Us were invited back on stage and they performed the aforementioned tribute to the late Christy Dignam.  There must have been some dust in the air that night as there were a lot of damp eyes in the audience.

The night finished off with them joining The Stunning again for some Bob Dylan classics and then that was that... The night was over and there was nothing left to do but pack up and go back to the hotel, hoping that I'd managed to get at least a couple of decent photos!!

Speaking of photos, here are some of the 4 of Us:

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