Sum­mer festivals at the NCH

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - News - By Lau­ren Murphy

DUBLIN’S Na­tional Con­cert Hall isn’t the first venue that springs to mind for a mu­sic fes­ti­val, but two (of the non-camp­ing va­ri­ety) will be held in the Earls­fort Ter­race es­tab­lish­ment in July and Au­gust. The ESB Live gig se­ries will run un­til Au­gust 19th, with Clan­nad play­ing on July 25th and 26th, and Anúna on Au­gust 2nd. Jack L will con­clude the se­ries on Au­gust 18th and 19th with a spe­cial themed show called The 27 Club, fea­tur­ing songs made fa­mous by mu­si­cians such as Amy Wine­house, Robert John­son, Janis Jo­plin and Kurt Cobain, all of whom died at the age of 27.

Mean­while, the Sum­mer@nch fes­ti­val prom­ises gigs by the Kil­fenora Céilí Band to­mor­row, as well as The High Kings (July 12th), Kíla (July 19th), Horslips (Au­gust 25th and 26th) and oth­ers.

“For a few years we’d toyed with the idea of or­ches­trat­ing some Horslips ma­te­rial,” Jim Lock­hart told The Ticket. “It al­ways seemed an area that held great prom­ise, but when Brian Byrne ar­ranged a se­lec­tion of our mu­sic in 2010, the re­sults went way be­yond what we’d imag­ined. It’s such a buzz to be part of that blend of band and orches­tra – we’re re­ally look­ing for­ward to th­ese gigs at the Na­tional Con­cert Hall.” See

The 27 Club:

Jack L

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