Skerries Traditional Music Weekend commenced in 2001 and developed over the years into an action-packed Weekend with Concerts, Recitals, Workshops, Sessions and Street Music. Quality Tutors are invited to tutor at the workshops and the range of instruments include Fiddle, Tin Whistle, Flute, Uilleann Pipes, Concertina, Accordion, Banjo, Harp and Set & Sean Nós Dancing. Top class performers take to the stage in the Little Theatre for the opening concert of the Weekend. In previous years, Frankie Gavin & De Danann, Téada, Four Men & A Dog, Danu and Beoga, to name but a few, have performed in Skerries. Our festival continues to go from strength to strength and this year promises to attract many more revellers from Ireland and abroad, so make sure you join us in May for a chilled weekend of great music, great craic and a great vibe. The voluntary committee of Skerries Traditional Music Weekend is very grateful for the kind sponsorship and support of Fingal County Council, the Arts Council, and the local businesses of Skerries. This year the 17th Skerries Traditional Music Weekend will take place from 18th – 20th of May in the picturesque seaside town of Skerries situated in the North […]
Having instantaneously sold out three consecutive nights in the Olympia Theatre last autumn, it is no surprise that the legendary American dance-rock band, LCD Soundsystem, returns to play these shores in the summer of 2018. Since they re-formed in 2015, LCD Soundsystem has toured extensively, releasing fourth album, American Dream, in September of 2017. This show at Malahide Castle will be the band’s largest headline show in Ireland to date, and you can expect to hear choice cuts from across the act’s entire career – from the barbed groove of Losing My Edge to the touching elegy of Someone Great. The musicians of LCD Soundsystem have a well-earned reputation as incredible live performers, and this outdoor concert is destined to be one of the shows of summer 2018.
Kodaline are an Indie folk and rock band orginally from Swords, Dublin, where members Steve Garrigan, Mark Prendergast and Vinny May grew up. The group is completed by bass player Jason Boland, who hails from County Kildare. Originally known as 21 Demands, the band changed their name to Kodaline before the release of their debut album In A Perfect World in 2013. The record has sold over 350,000 copies worldwide and includes hits such as All I Want, High Hopes and Love Like This. Titluar track, Perfect World, is also currently used as the theme song for hit Channel 4 TV series Gogglebox. Their second album, Coming Up For Air, was released in 2015 and topped the Irish album charts.
As the lead singer of Brit-pop band Oasis, Liam Gallagher (along with his brother and bandmate, Noel) was among the most well-known pop artists of the 1990s. Oasis released their debut album, Definitely Maybe, in 1994 and the band achieved international success with such singles as Supersonic and Live Forever. Noel departed Oasis in 2009, but Liam continued with the former members under the name Beady Eye until they disbanded in 2014. Gallagher was voted the greatest frontman of all time in a 2010 reader poll by Q magazine.