Mu­sic fes­ti­val gets Lou break

Irish Independent - Farming - - RURAL LIFE -

EM­MY­LOU HAR­RIS ( right) is among the star-stud­ded line-up al­ready con­firmed for next year’s Coun­try To Coun­try fes­ti­val at Dublin’s 3Arena.

The coun­try leg­end joins Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, Kacey Mus­graves, Lit­tle Big Town, Kelsea Bal­lerini, Luke Combs, Mid­land, Kip Moore and Margo Price at the an­nual event that runs from March 9 to March 11. C2C is now in its sixth year and brings Amer­i­can coun­try mu­sic’s top artists to town for a week­end of en­ter­tain­ment that also fea­tures emerg­ing tal­ent from Nashville, Ire­land, the UK and Europe. More artists will be added to the bill over the next cou­ple of months.

BRI­TISH soul leg­end Seal has an­nounced tour dates for 2018, in­clud­ing a show at Dublin’s Olympia The­atre on Sun­day, Fe­bru­ary 25.

Backed by a big band, the multi-award win­ning star will per­form songs from his lat­est al­bum,

along­side his clas­sic hits ‘Killer’ and ‘Kiss From A Rose’.

In a ca­reer span­ning three decades, rack­ing up over 30 million record sales world­wide, plus a string of Grammy, Brit and Ivor Novello awards along the way, Seal ( is a must-see artist when he comes to town.

His new al­bum brings the glam­our of old Hol­ly­wood straight to the pre­sent. It’s a nat­u­ral suc­ces­sor to his se­ries of soul records made a decade ago.

hears Seal’s sig­na­ture, vel­vety warm vo­cals bring to life clas­sics by artists like Frank Si­na­tra (‘Luck Be A Lady’, ‘I’ve Got You Un­der My Skin’ and ‘It Was A Very Good Year’), Ella Fitzger­ald, Nina Si­mone and Cole Porter.

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