The Whileaways & Saltwater Ensemble (GIAF)
Jul
26
8:00 pm20:00

The Whileaways & Saltwater Ensemble (GIAF)

Galway International Arts Festival & Monroe's Live presents
The Whileaways & The Saltwater Ensemble
Wednesday July 26th
Monroe's Live, Galway
Doors 8pm
Tickets €25 on sale now from www.giaf.ie

Three powerful forces in Irish roots music in their own right, Noelie McDonnell, Nicola Joyce and Noriana Kennedy combine as The Whileaways to create a beguiling tapestry of harmonies, tradition and beautifully crafted original songs. Using American folksong as a starting point, all three write and sing drawing on their own experience and the result is captivating.

These three singers could all front their own projects, and indeed have. With six previous albums to their collective credit, this is their debut as one. The band came to know each other’s singing over a number of years, playing in sessions in the folk melting pot of Galway city. Dipping their toe in the water as a trio, they were hailed as ‘a knockout of the festival’ at the legendary Port Fairy Folk Festival, Australia in 2012.

The critically acclaimed Whileaways' most recent album 'Saltwater Kisses' received a four star review in the Irish Times and RTE Radio 1 Album of the week. Their enthralling performances drive on their quickly rising reputation. Prepare to be spellbound.

Altan (GIAF)
Jul
27
8:00 pm20:00

Altan (GIAF)

Galway International Arts Festival & Monroe's Live presents
Altan
Thursday July 27th
Monroe's Live, Galway
Doors 8pm
Tickets €30 on sale now from www.giaf.ie

With a career at the pinnacle of Irish music for nearly 35 years Altan has achieved legendary status in a genre that has been equally shaped by the band’s influence and genius. Over those years they have established themselves as one of the most important live acts to play traditional Irish music in Ireland and on the World stage.

Having toured all over the USA and Europe, Altan also enjoy huge popularity in Japan where they frequently tour and have hosted Altan Festivals in the middle of Tokyo to thousands of enthusiastic fans.

On THE WIDENING GYRE, the band explores the musical relationship between American roots music and the traditional music of Ireland. It’s the first full project Altan has recorded in Nashville, and working under the guiding hand of producer and Compass co-founder Garry West, the album pairs these Irish masters with some of the leading lights of American folk and bluegrass music, many of whom the members of Altan have known for years. The resulting music is completely engaging, simultaneously breaking new ground and reminding listeners of the ancient bond between Irish and Appalachian music.

Áine Cahill (GIAF)
Jul
28
8:00 pm20:00

Áine Cahill (GIAF)

Galway International Arts Festival & Monroe's Live presents
Áine Cahill
Friday July 28th
Monroe's Live, Galway
Doors 8pm
Tickets €18 on sale now from www.giaf.ie

Áine Cahill is a 21 year old singer-songwriter from County Cavan, Ireland. Inspired by current music of course, but combining with her love of classic Jazz from the 1950’s, Áine’s unique sound and writing style captivates the listener; her storytelling evoking emotion and vivid imagery, allowing the audience to escape into her world.

Over the last year or so, Áine has played venues throughout Ireland including The Academy, Vicar Street, Whelan’s, Cork Opera House and most recently, her sell-out headline show at The Grand Social, Dublin. U.K., the iconic Dublin Castle and her first headline in London at The Waiting Room, Shoreditch. She has supported several acts in Ireland: The Strypes, Jerry Fish, Picture This, Duke Special & The Henry Girls, etc..

In June 2016 Áine made her debut at Glastonbury, playing a small tent when she was spotted by the BBC and asked to play an acoustic performance live on their Glastonbury TV coverage. Reaction was overwhelming with ‘Aine Cahill’ trending on Twitter. Following the Glastonbury success, she played three stunning sets at Electric Picnic.

‘Black Dahlia’ nominated by Hot Press for ‘Best Track’. Her Debut EP ‘Paper Crown’ was named #1 Unsigned EP by U&I Magazine.

‘This is a massive vocal talent clearly ready for a much bigger stage. Cahill is clearly getting somewhere, fast. Sometimes you dont need a massive production to make a big impact!’ – Una Mullally, The Irish Times

The Clandestinos
Jul
28
Jul 29

The Clandestinos

Doors 11pm, Main Stage, Tickets €10 (Tickets on sale on the door only)

Badly Drawn Boy (GIAF)
Jul
29
8:00 pm20:00

Badly Drawn Boy (GIAF)

Galway International Arts Festival & Monroe's Live presents
BadlyDrawnBoy Official
Saturday July 29th
Monroe's Live, Galway
Doors 8pm
Tickets €30 on sale now from www.giaf.ie

It was June 2000 when the Mercury Prize-winning, seminal ‘The Hour of the Bewilderbeast’, announced the arrival of the badly drawn genius of Damon Gough. It’s been a curious, wonderful, inimitable, unpredictable career so far of major prizes and minor incidents, all possibilities and magic in the air.

Since then he has released four subsequent studio albums – Have You Fed The Fish? (2002), One Plus One Is One (2004), Born In The UK (2006) and It’s What I’m Thinking Part 1: Photographing Snowflakes (2010) – and three film soundtracks, About A Boy (2002, from the film of the same name), Is There Nothing We Could Do? (2009, from the Caroline Aherne film The Fattest Man In The UK) and Being Flynn (from the 2012 film of the same name).

Badly Drawn Boy’s soundtrack to the 2002 film About A Boy, starring Hugh Grant, remains one of Badly Drawn Boy’s most critically acclaimed and successful albums (certified Gold in the UK) and spawned two singles, ‘Silent Sigh’ and ‘Something To Talk About’.
There’s a new album in the pipeline with more about that very soon. 
He played a few shows in Ireland in 2016 and they went down so well he couldn’t wait to get back to the emerald Isle.

Twisted Ninja
Jul
29
Jul 30

Twisted Ninja

Doors 11pm, Main Stage, €10

Classic chart hits & current rock/pop from an experienced party band

The "Death Do Us Part" Danger Show
Aug
4
7:30 am07:30

The "Death Do Us Part" Danger Show

Doors 7.30pm, Show 8pm, Tickets €15/€12 online

FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY! The world famous Death Do Us Part Danger Show is a thrilling, sexy cabaret show like no other! Featuring knife-throwing, sword-swallowing, fire-eating, roller-skating, escapology, burlesque, magic and lots of adult humour, danger really never looked so good!

 

They feature acts that are a unique fusion of traditional circus, sideshow, burlesque and magic presented with a modern rock n'roll edge. They are famous throughout the world for their viral videos and their ability to do things you definitely shouldn't try at home!

Featuring Charlie and Rachel Atlas, the husband and wife daredevil duo, and all the way from Australia the amazonian sideshow goddess Jacqueline Furey, known as the Human Heatwave. They will also be joined all the way from Melbourne by world-class circus superstar, Australia's answer to Harry Houdini, the master of mayhem that is Captain Ruin! Together they have created a truly unique spectacle, this is a cast who will have you biting your nails, falling in love, stamping your feet and yelling for more...

"The most nail-bitingly intense knife-throwing I've ever seen,” - Pastie Bap Website

 

“Mad, bad, dangerous...and totally glorious!” - Joe Black

Project 37
Aug
4
Aug 5

Project 37

Main Stage, €10, Midnight

Covers of all the best tunes from the past and present.

Tongue In Chic
Aug
5
Aug 6

Tongue In Chic

Doors 11pm, Main Stage, Midnight, €10

Classic hits from disco/funk bands 'til late

Raindance
Aug
6
Aug 7

Raindance

Main Stage, Midnight, €10

The Ultimate Music Experience - Classic Rock and Chart as you've never heard them before!

Baile An Salsa
Aug
12
9:00 pm21:00

Baile An Salsa

Formed in 2012 in Galway City, Baile an Salsa are an international band comprised of ten world-class musicians. The band seamlessly blends their passion for traditional Irish music with Latin Rhythms creating a fusion which they call "Salsa-Trad", and its appeal is apparent in the band's growing Irish and international fan base.

There was a strong positive reaction to their self-titled debut EP in Ireland and abroad: it charted at No. 2 in Colombia earlier in early 2014, and Radio PIN (Poland) featured one track as its Song of the Week. In South America, one of the biggest Uruguayan Broadcasters, Radio “Sarandi” chosen also one of the songs as song of the month by Mr.Jaime Clara. The EP also reached as far as Asia, where Baile an Salsa songs were played at Salsa Festivals in Singapore and China with huge reactions (you can see the videos from china on our page). 

In Ireland, Baile an Salsa were selected as the "Play Irish" artist on Galway Bay FM & Album of the week By Donall McRuari at RTE Rnag, among other distinctions. 

They have performed various Live TV programs, including a live appereance on RTE1's "The Late Late Show" and a recent program for TG4 Imeall about the 3 years of Baile An Salsa that will be broadcasted on the 25th November 2015.

Baile an Salsa perform original material composed by the band and blended with traditional Irish tunes. Andres Martorell, the lead vocalist and founder of the band, brings melodies from various styles including Salsa, Cumbia & Irish Sean Nós. 

Don’t be surprised to listen to songs in English, Spanish & Irish. 


Doors 9pm, Tickets €10

Escapade
Aug
12
Aug 13

Escapade

Doors 9pm, Main Stage, €10, Midnight

Party band with a setlist covering all the classics plus some fresh new favourites

Jackie Chan All-Stars
Aug
18
Aug 19

Jackie Chan All-Stars

Main Stage, Midnight €10

Modern covers band with buckets of energy and a setlist with non-stop hits

MASS
Aug
19
Aug 20

MASS

Doors 9pm, Main Stage, Midnight, €10

Rock/Pop cover from this talented party band

Roadhouse
Aug
25
Aug 26

Roadhouse

Doors 10pm, Main Stage, Midnight, €10

Covers of all the best tunes from the past and present.


Andy Irvine & Donal Lunny (GIAF)
Jul
23
8:00 pm20:00

Andy Irvine & Donal Lunny (GIAF)

Galway International Arts Festival & Monroe's Live presents
Andy Irvine & Donal Lunny
Sunday July 23rd
Monroe's Live, Galway
Doors 8pm
Tickets €25 on sale now from www.giaf.ie

Two giants of the Irish trad scene, Andy Irvine and Donal Lunny are uniting for an evening of great music, a mixture of traditional songs, and originals composed by Andy.


Between them, Irvine and Lunny have been at the helm of legendary bands like Sweeney’s Men, Planxty, The Bothy Band, Mozaik, LAPD and recently Usher’s Island. Their unique style of accompaniment is an ongoing influence in the wider world of Irish music.

Andy Irvine and Dónal Lunny, in their separate ways, have contributed to a veritable renaissance in Irish traditional music. Between them, Dónal Lunny and Andy Irvine have careers that read like a 'Who's Who' of popular music. 

Lunny has produced albums for Elvis Costello, Paul Brady, Clannad, and The Indigo Girls, and composed the soundtracks for Eat the Peach, and Teardrops. As a musician, Lunny has performed on more than a dozen Christy Moore albums, and was an integral part of such notable ensembles as Planxty, the Bothy Band, Mozaik and Moving Hearts. He has appeared on the BBC TV series, Transatlantic Sessions alongside the likes of James Taylor, Eddi Reader, Diana Krall and others. 

Donal was MD of the House Band on the "Céiliúradh" concert in the Royal Albert Hall, part of President Michael D. Higgins' state visit to the UK. Andy Irvine also performed at this prestigious event.

Andy Irvine is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter with several solo albums to his credit. Formerly of Planxty & Sweeney's Men, Andy is a member of Mozaik, and Usher’s Island along with Donal. He has played & recorded with Paul Brady, Christy Moore, Bill Whelan and Davy Spillane, and shared the bill in Dublin with Billy Bragg, celebrating the Woody Guthrie Centenary. He also recently took part in the Imagine concerts in the National Concert Hall, Dublin and the Royal Festival Hall in London.

Lunny and Irvine will present a programme of Irish music and Andy's songs with a bit of Eastern European music. Don't miss this unique opportunity to see these two legends of Irish music on stage together in Monroe’s as part of Galway Arts Festival on Sunday 23rd July.

Who Knows
Jul
22
Jul 23

Who Knows

Doors 9pm, Main Stage, Midnight, €10

The west of Irelands ultimate Rock/Pop covers band, bringing you an explosive performance of cover songs from the past few decades.

Wrecking Ball
Jul
21
Jul 22

Wrecking Ball

After Duke Special, Main Stage, Midnight, €10

Live covers band 'til late

Stockton's Wing (GIAF)
Jul
20
8:00 pm20:00

Stockton's Wing (GIAF)

Galway International Arts Festival & Monroe's Live presents
Stockton's Wing
Thursday July 20th
Monroe's Live, Galway
Doors 8pm
Tickets €30 on sale now from www.giaf.ie

STOCKTONS WING CELEBRATE 40 YEARS

1977 to 2017


After a very successful run of gigs at The Temple Bar TradFest 2016, and a headline show at the Fleadh in Ennis, the band have decided to get back to play venues and festivals in 2017 to celebrate 40 years and perform from their vast and eclectic back catalogue of recordings. 

Stockton’s Wing began their career in Ennis sometime in 1977 with Kieran Hanrahan on banjo, mandolin and harmonica, Paul Roche on Flute and whistle, Maurice Lennon on fiddle, Tommy Hayes on Bodhran, spoons and bones and Tony Callinan on guitar and vocals. The name Stockton’s Wing came from a Bruce Springsteen song, “Backstreets” from the album “Born to Run”. “ Slow dancing on a moonlit street at Stockton’s Wing, where desperate lovers park to meet the last of the Duke Street Kings.”

The band signed a deal with Tara records after winning the Trad section of a music contest in Limerick. A group called U2 won the rock section.

Stockton’s Wing first album, produced by Clareman PJ Curtis received rave reviews from national and international press. 

Singer/songwriter Mike Hanrahan replaced Tony Callinan in 1979 after spending a few years in a duo called Tumbleweed with Maura O’Connell. In 1980 they released their second album on Tara “Take a Chance”. The album featured some original music and marked the arrival of progressive, creative and original force into the world of Irish music. Following the success of the album, they toured extensively, creating a storm of enthusiasm at major Folk Festivals across Europe.

At Ballisodare Folk Festival in the west of Ireland, they met with Australian, Steve Cooney, who joined forces shortly afterwards, playing bass guitar and didgeridoo. In 1982, the Band released their third album "Light in the Western Sky" - a highly polished album which represented a significant shift in their musical direction, focusing more on the band's creative original material. The album featured two hit singles, written by Mike Hanrahan, "Beautiful Affair" and "Walk Away." It also featured a haunting composition "The Golden Stud" a combination of Aboriginal and Irish music. The album was produced by PJ Curtis. 









After listening to the band, a critic for the New York Times wrote: “they were eclectic, electric, passionate, personal, innovative and powerful.” In 1985, a live album “Stockton’s Wing Live-Take One” was recorded in Galway and Dublin, and produced by Bill Whelan, capturing that ‘eclectic, electric’ sound and enjoyed major success.

Tours of America, Canada, Europe and Australia kept the band away from recording studios until the autumn of 1986 when they recorded their fifth album “Full Flight”. The album contained no less than four hit singles “Why Wait Until Tomorrow”, “Avondale”, “New Clare Revival” and “So many Miles”. Their sixth album, produced by Steve Cooney received critical acclaim in America where the group headlined many major music festivals.

In the summer of 1988 they shared the stage with Michael Jackson in Cork. The following year they made a guest appearance with Sammy Davis Jnr. in Dublin as part of his world tour with Frank Sinatra and Liza Minnelli. In 1990 Stockton’s Wing went on location to take part in the Noel Pearson/Jim Sheridan film production of the John B. Keane play “The Field” which featured Oscar nominee Richard Harris and John Hurt.

Beautiful Affair was voted into the top 75 songs in the history of RTE radio, and Today FM voted the song no 7 in a top 20 all time poll of Irish songs.

In November 2003 Stockton’s Wing held their first reunion concert in their hometown of Ennis, Co. Clare, which was a huge success with over 1200 people packed into the West County Hotel. In the words of the band’s producer PJ Curtis “what an extraordinary, amazing, mind-blowing concert the Wing delivered last night. I’m still spinning from it. It was TRIUMPHANT! No other word for it. Such an incredible turn out… and the music and the vibe, Ronnie Dress too who was pure magic as usual, made it a NIGTH TO REMEMBER!!! It rates as one of the top gigs of the decade for me…”

Percussionist Tommy Hayes left the band in 1983 and was replaced by Fran Breen on drums and Peter Keenan on keyboards. He is now back again in this current line-up.

Stockton’s Wing is planning shows for 2017 to celebrate forty years since their inception in Ennis back in 1977.

The line up for the shows will include Mike Hanrahan (vocals & guitar), Paul Roche (flute & tin whistle), Steve Cooney (guitar & didgeridoo), Tommy Hayes (percussion) and they are joined by Clare musicians Tara Breen on fiddle, and Karol Lynch on banjo and mandolin.


Appearing in Monroe’s as part of the Galway Arts Festival on Thursday 20th July

Rising Appalachia
Jul
19
8:00 pm20:00

Rising Appalachia

Rising Appalachia brings to the stage a collection of sounds, stories, and songs steeped in tradition and a devotion to world culture.Intertwining a deep reverence for folk music and a passion for justice, they havemade it their life's work to sing songs that speak to something ancient yet surging with relevance.Whether playing at Red Rocks or in rail cars, at Italian street fairs or to Bulgarian herbalists, this fiercely independent band has blazed a unique and colorful path across the globe. 11 years into their movement, Rising Appalachia believes that the roots of all these old songs are vital to our ever evolving soundscape.Led by the collective voice of sisters Leah and Chloe, and joined by their beloved band - percussionist Biko Casini and bassist/guitarist David Brown - Rising Appalachia is a melting pot of folk music simplicity, textured songwriting, and those bloodline harmonies that only siblings can pull off. Listen for a tapestry of song, clawhammer banjo tunes, fiddle, double bass, acoustic guitar, djembe, barra, bodhran, spoken word, and a wealth of musical layering that will leave you called to action and lulled into rhythmic dance simultaneously. It is both genre bending and familiar at the same time. Proudly born and raised in the concrete jungle of Atlanta, Georgia, sharpening their instincts in the mountains of Appalachia, and fine tuning their soul on the streets of New Orleans they have crafted a 6-album career from the dusts of their passion.In 2015 Rising Appalachiafounded the Slow Music Movement, to help maintain an independent musical spirit in the face of such a fast-paced world.They are creatively committed to keeping their work accessible at the local street level as well as expanding to larger audiences abroad, and have continued to maintain autonomy by self- managing, recording, producing and creating, and directing their work.They are greatly honored to do the work that they do."Music is the tool with which we wield political prowess. Melody for the Roots of each of usspreading song and sound around the globe. Music has become our script for vision- not just for aural pleasure, not just for hobby, but now as a means to connect and create in ways that we aren't taught by mainstream culture. We are building community and tackling social injustice through melody, making the stage reach out with wide arms to gather this great family. It has taken on its own personality, carrying us all along the journey. Heres to poetic observations, social change, lyrical messages, political focus, symphonic coercing, ferocious bantering, bicycles and train tracks, primal will, fresh air, harmony, flow, and beautiful noise. "- Leah Song." Rising Appalachia is the aural divinity of two sisters seeped in the deep south flair of harmony, resistance, and poetry" - NPR"Green Album of the Year" - the Huffington Post"Rising Appalachia seeks to showcase the beauty of the simple, the subtle, and the sometimes unseen with its soulful folk music" - anonymous

The Lewd Tunes
Jul
15
Jul 16

The Lewd Tunes

Doors 9pm, Main Stage, Midnight, €10

Consisting of vocals, brass section, guitars, bass and drums, they produce a very polished sound for you to boogie on down to!

Long Strange Trip: The Untold Story Of The Grateful Dead (Galway Film Fleadh)
Jul
14
6:00 pm18:00

Long Strange Trip: The Untold Story Of The Grateful Dead (Galway Film Fleadh)

Long Strange Trip: The Untold Story Of The Grateful Dead
Galway Film Fleadh - Irish Premiere Screening

“Drawing from an incredible trove of stills, film footage, audio recordings, and rare live tracks—much of which has never been seen or heard—Bar-Lev’s fresh, formally inventive approach paints the picture of a distinctly American band exploring visions of Americana through music – SUNDANCE INSTITUTE

Official Selection: Sundance Film Festival, True/False Film Festival, South by Southwest.

Venue: Monroe's Live
Doors: 6pm - Bushmills Whiskey reception
Screening starts: 6:30pm sharp
Running time: 241 mins (plus interval)
Interval: Complimentary finger food
Q&A: Director Amir Bar-Lev will attend and host a Q&A session after the screening
Tickets: www.galwayfilmfleadh.com

The 30-year odyssey of the Grateful Dead was the most unlikely success story in rock ’n’ roll history. Famously averse to publicity and seemingly incapable of recording radio-friendly hits, they flouted music industry convention by giving their live music away to a global network of tape traders and becoming the highest-grossing concert act in America through word of mouth alone. With a soundtrack that captures some of the band’s most dynamic live performances as well as unguarded offstage moments and never-before-seen interviews, footage and photos, Long Strange Trip explores the Grateful Dead’s singular experiment in radically eclectic music making. Much more than the Behind the Music backstory of an exceptionally talented and beloved group of musicians, the film is at once an inspiring tale of unfettered artistic expression, a heartfelt American tragedy, and an incisive history of the rise and fall of 20th-century counterculture.
In association with Monroe’s Live, we present a very special evening of film, whiskey and food in the company of one of America’s greatest bands the Grateful Dead. Director Amir Bar-Lev will be on hand to answer everything you ever wanted to know about the Grateful Dead but were possibly too stoned to ask.

Oddity
Jun
17
Jun 18

Oddity

Doors 10pm, Main Stage, €10

Guaranteed fun from this rock/pop party band

The Lewd Tunes
Jun
10
Jun 11

The Lewd Tunes

Doors 9pm, Main Stage, Midnight, €10

Late, live covers band

Who Knows
May
27
May 28

Who Knows

Doors 9pm, Main Stage, Midnight, €10

Rock/Pop covers band, bringing you an explosive performance of cover songs from the past few decades.

The Afters
May
19
May 20

The Afters

Doors 9pm, Main Stage, Midnight, €10

Playing the best in modern, classic, Irish, alternative, and contemporary covers

The Harleys
May
6
May 7

The Harleys

Doors 9pm, Main Stage, Midnight, €10

Classic chart hits & current rock/pop from an experienced party band

Top of the Popz
May
5
May 6

Top of the Popz

Doors 10pm, Main Stage, Midnight, €10

A covers band that plays the best of the current chart toppers and indie hits mixed in with a few of your favourite classics!

Clarity
Apr
30
May 1

Clarity

Main Stage, Midnight, €10

Live rock n' pop covers

Twisted Ninja
Apr
1
Apr 2

Twisted Ninja

Doors 11pm, Main Stage, €10

Classic chart hits & current rock/pop from an experienced party band

Recoil
Mar
25
Mar 26

Recoil

Doors 9pm, Main Stage, €10, Midnight

Floor fillers, old & new 'til late!

The Aftermath
Mar
24
Mar 25

The Aftermath

Main Stage, Midnight, €10

Playing the best in modern, classic, Irish, alternative, and contemporary covers

Weekend Celebrity
Mar
18
8:30 pm20:30

Weekend Celebrity

Doors 8:30pm, Free entry

Weekend Celebrity is an Los Angeles based party band with Pop Rock appeal. Featuring renowned singer Donna McCaul, Ireland’s Eurovision star and winner of RTE’s “You’re A Star”, the band has quickly gained a following for their unique song constructions and engaging stage presence. Strings and three-part harmonies compliment their five piece lineup. On weekly rotation in Los Angeles, the band has completed two successful tours in 2016 including a spot at Electric Picnic and residencies in Las Vegas. With their diverse Top40 song book and up-beat originals, you’re guaranteed to be singing along to every song!

Stomptown Brass
Mar
17
8:30 pm20:30

Stomptown Brass

Doors 8:30pm, Tickets €12/€10 online (€8 for early birds)

The Madisons
Mar
11
Mar 12

The Madisons

Main Stage, €10, Midnight

One of the most exciting and versatile cover bands in Ireland. Chart hits, Rock classics & feel good tunes.

The Stoles
Mar
10
8:00 pm20:00

The Stoles

Doors 8pm, Entry €6, BackStage Bar

Dublin Alt Rocker The Stoles have announced a mini tour across ireland's premiere venues.The Stoles are a Dublin based three piece rock band. Having spent the summer of 2015 playing at some of Ireland’s best indie music festivals, Le Cheile and Scrobarnach being two of the big highlights, The Stoles launched straight into writing and creating their debut album. The process of writing an album seen the band explore and hone their sound more than ever before.The Stoles debut album is due to be released in 2017 with a number of gig dates throughout Ireland and Europe to follow after the albums release.