There’s a tendency for the word ‘unique’ to be bandied around a little too freely in music circles, but that’s the only way to describe Jerry Fish’s genre bending style. A highly charismatic performer who refuses to countenance audiences having anything but a good time. Jerry routinely fills the country’s biggest venues with his travelling…
Northern Ireland band ASIWYFA has been instilling euphoria in audiences through their music in a live setting for the last five years. Their first two albums were both nominated for the Choice Music Prize Irish Album of the Year and they have taken their uplifting sound to places other bands could only imagine.
Walk around Damien Dempsey’s patch of Dublin’s northside and the places and people are like ancient dolmens round his lyrics. For Dempsey, people and place are King. His voice is Dublin yet wholly distinctive. He is part of a rich bloodline of Irish singers from Luke Kelly to Ronnie Drew, Christy Moore to Andy Irvine….
Damien Dempsey will headline the fourth annual Vantastival festival at Bellurgan Park in Co. Louth over the May bank holiday weekend. Among other acts confirmed to play are trad superstars Altan, Congolese guitarist Niwel Tsumbu, Dublin acoustic roots maestros Tupelo and rising electropop duo Nanu Nanu.