Big Septem­ber take their fi­nal bow at Mer­maid Arts Cen­tre

Bray People - - NEWS -

IT was an emo­tional night for the fans, and the band, as Big Septem­ber per­formed for the last time on Fri­day.

The five mu­si­cians took a bow to ri­otous ap­plause at the Mer­maid Arts Cen­tre after the last notes of ‘ The Preacher,’ were played.

The Klares and Jamie Duff were the won­der­ful support acts, but ev­ery­one was there to say farewell to Big Septem­ber after over a decade of en­joy­ment.

The lads have been play­ing mu­sic to­gether since they were in tran­si­tion year at Pre­sen­ta­tion Col­lege in Bray and just re­cently de­cided to call time on Big Septem­ber.

The band started life as Peakin’ Trip­pers be­fore a name change a few years ago. Dan Smith, Cil- lian Duane, Dave But­ler, Scott O’Neill and Mark Cow­ley played their hearts out last Fri­day night in Bray. Their high­lights have in­cluded ap­pear­ing on the Late Late Show, play­ing on the main stage at Groove Fes­ti­val, nu­mer­ous other amaz­ing gigs, re­leas­ing sin­gles and so much more.

They have been a sta­ple on the an­nual Sum­mer­fest stage and will be sorely missed next sum­mer.

Nonethe­less, they leave a great cat­a­logue of mu­sic, in­clud­ing their al­bum Ball­room Ad­dicts which reached six in the Ir­ish charts and num­ber one in the in­die al­bum chart.

While the boys in­sist it’s all over, there have al­ready been calls from their pub­lic for a come­back so let’s all keep our fin­gers crossed!

The guys from Big Septem­ber re­lax­ing in the Mer­maid Arts Cen­tre be­fore their last ever gig.

Yvonne Daire and Lorna McKeon.

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