Sunday, February 19, 2012

What to do in Ireland: Great music gigs!

In Ireland, you are spoiled for choice in music. There is such a wide range on offer, from homegrown musicians to ones on tour from elsewhere. If you are wondering what to do in Ireland in the next few weeks, here's a sample of some of what's coming up: 
The Spaghetti Western Orchestra 

If you are in the southern end of the country on 25 Feb, and enjoy music with a quirky twist, the excellent Spaghetti Western Orchestra is playing in the Cork Opera House, but if you are in the Dublin area, how about going to hear Kammerpop at Project Arts Centre? Their pianist, Fiachra White, says:

Our music has themes ranging from romance and heartbreak to politics and living angst. While we are classically trained musicians, we are looking for our music to be enjoyed as the 3 minute pop songs that they are. Thanks for listening! 

In need of something a bit more rock-n-roll? Have a listen to Tipperary/Cork band Crow Black Chicken!

They're playing plenty of dates all around Ireland; we're definitely going to go check them out.

Here in medieval Graiguenamanagh, our 12th century Duiske Abbey will be host to pianists Katia and Marielle Labeque on 2 March as part of the Barrow River Arts Festival. The sound is going to be spectacular in this wonderful setting! 
Duiske Abbey, Graiguenamanagh., Kilkenny. Ireland

Also in the Kilkenny area the fantastic Rhythm and Roots Festival will be on in May-- another I'd highly recommend! Quality music at great value (lots of fab free gigs, too!) in intimate venues with a fantastic buzz. Go! 
Here's a video from Kitty, Daisy & Lewis who'll be playing at the festival. See you there :-) PS! Please leave a comment if you have any music/gig recommendations-- we'd love to hear them. Thanks! 

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