Well, just like last year, we were hanging round, twiddling our thumbs wondering what we’d get up to for the summer. And, in between having fun indulging our Irish trad side at the Willie Clancy Summer School and various other sessions with Trad Rocks, we’re now looking forward to a busy August.
On July 24, we’ll be joining the lively Hunt & Gather team for their Midsummer’s Night Party. A week later, on August 2, is the much-awaited Roisin and Luaighaidh’s wedding in lovely, magical Leitrim, followed swiftly by the mouth-watering Cornucopia Summer Vegan BBQ Hoedown. We’ll have a break before joining up with the Jack of Diamonds Festival for the third year in a row, hosting an old time jam in Sweeney’s on Saturday August 17, before joining forces as part of the Bog Standard Stringband (with Ben Keogh and Tim Rogers formerly of the Rough Deal Stringband) in McGing’s, Westport, Co Mayo on August 17. We’re waiting on official confirmation of another massive, exciting date to be finalised in late August. We’ll have another break before the Bog Standard Stringband is assembled once again for the Bunratty Banjo Festival in Bunratty, Co Clare in late September.
As usual, you can catch us on Fridays at Percy Place on the Grand Canal, with Irish Village Markets, where we play and eat and play some more… and maybe eat more too.
So, happy Summer folks and hope to see you round.