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Summer Songs - Inland & by the Sea 2022

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North Beach, Skate Park Arklow on Saturday 11 June from 7:30pm

Wicklow County Council is pleased to announce the line-up for Summer Songs - Inland & by the Sea! in Arklow as;

Wyvern Lingo: three long-time friends, exceptional musicians and amazing harmonisers from Bray. Their sound is an intricate mix of music influences brought together by impressive vocal harmonies. The band has toured extensively throughout Ireland and Europe and shared the stage with Hosier and James Vincent McMorrow. Their latest self-titled debut album was nominated for the Choice Music Prize for Irish album of the year. 

Bróna Keogh: a spectacular, soulful, indie folk singer-songwriter from Dun Laoghaire. Active in the Irish music scene since 2010, her recent gigs included support slots for Pillow Queens and Wyvern Lingo as well as supporting Nadia Reid on a solo tour of New Zealand. Bróna draws inspiration from folklore, pop culture and the magic of the natural world.

Sean Fox: a multi-talented singer-songwriter from County Wicklow who has been creating incredible music since 2015. Sean has shared the stage with Aslan and Jerry Fish and his singles including ‘Open Road’ and the latest ‘Orchestra of Sound’ received rave reviews. When not performing solo, Sean fronts indie rock band ‘The Decades’.

Tickets are just €15 and available now HERE

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Brockagh Centre, Laragh on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 June from 7:30pm

Wicklow County Council is pleased to announce the line-up for Summer Songs - Inland & by the Sea! in Laragh as;

Saturday 25 June

Paddy Casey: having been at the forefront of the Irish music scene since his multi platinum selling debut album ‘Amen (So Be It)’, Paddy Casey’s career has taken him all over the globe touring with acts like The Pretenders, R.E.M, Ian Brown, Blondie and Tracy Chapman. Closer to home he has played all over Ireland, including Dublin Castle, RDS and The Olympia Theatre, alongside special guest spots with U2, Pearl Jam, Bob Dylan and more.

Robbie Walsh: is a bodhrán player who hails from Dublin. Brought up with a strong musical background, his style is the definition of diversity and power. Robbie began to learn the ropes from the great Noel Dowling of Kilkenny. Taking these skills to the vibrant, session culture of Dublin, Robbie began to shape his style.

In 2008 Robbie became the Dublin, Leinster and All Ireland Senior Bodhrán Champion. Throughout the years he has toured United States, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, U.A.E, South Africa and all across Europe. He has worked closely with dance show companies, including Celtic Céilí and Celtic Legends. Playing with various bands, he has worked with FullSet, The Temple Bar All Stars, The Dixiemicks and Ciorras. He is currently working and also a co-founding member of PerfectFriction, FourWinds, and The Daoirí Farrell Bands.

Robbie has worked on more than 25 albums with musicians from around the globe; such as Alan Doherty, Donal Lunny, Laoise Kelly, Gerry O’Donnell, Seamus Begley, Joe McKenna, Paul Kelly, Eleanor Shanley, Brendan Hayes, Colin Farrell, Frankie Lane and Michael McGoldrick. As a solo musician, he also performed on composer Damian Gallagher’s musical suite, Alanú at the NCH, Dublin and worked on it’s accompanying CD. He has also recorded on Daoirí Farrell’s album “True Born Irishman” which won the “Best Folk Track” for “Van Dieman’s land” at the BBC Folk Awards in the Royal Albert Hall. He has shared the stage with power-house musicians including Walis Bird, Andy Irvine, The Chieftans, Paul Brady, Damian O’ Rourke, Cathy Davey and many more.

Having gathered this broad experience throughout his musical career, Robbie set up The Bodhrán Buzz to further extend the knowledge of the bodhrán throughout the world; coaching many students to champion level. In 2016 he conducted a Guinness World Record attempt for the largest bodhrán ensemble which included 1,052 Bodhrán players. 

Sunday 26 June

Kíla: heralded as one of Ireland’s most innovative and exciting bands, Kíla's unique sound has been ever evolving, rooted in tradition, yet inspired by a myriad of influences and ideas from all around the world. Often defined as contemporary Irish World music, Kíla fuse the effects of their own melodies and Irish (Gaeilge) lyrics, Irish folk instruments such as whistles, fiddles, Uilleann pipes, bones and bodhrán with djembe, congas, drums, mandolins, brass and acoustic/electric/ bass guitars.

Tim Doyle and Na Cauci: are a traditional music group comprising of Tim Doyle (uilleann pipes, fiddle and concertina), Rachel Duffy (harp and concertina) Oisín Hennessy (fiddle and vocals) and Joey Doyle (guitar, flute and vocals). All 4 players are multi-instrumentalists and come from backgrounds steeped in traditional music and culture. They have performed as a quartet at various music festivals around Ireland including the DLR Choice, ‘local live’ festival in Dun Laoghaire in 2021. They have also been performing together under various different guises for many years and are regulars on the traditional music performance and teaching circuit. Their repertoire consists mainly of traditional dance tunes and songs arranged specifically for their combined forces. Tim and Rachel are renowned composers of traditional music and Joey and Oisín are well-regarded songwriters. Their set will feature original tunes and songs from every member of the group. 

Tickets are just €15 and available now HERE

Sumer Songs - Inland & by the Sea is curated by Wicklow County Arts Office funded by the Local Live Performance Programming Scheme provided by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport, and Media.