June Fest 2019

June Fest is back again this year with a series of great events in Newbridge (and surrounding areas) over the course of June.

Last year was brilliant and there is loads of brilliant stuff going on again. Below is just a quick snapshot of some highlights including some events I’m involved with personally.

As I said, there are tons of events over the course of the month, and you can take a look at the full calendar of events @ JuneFest.ie.

Andy Irvine and Donal Lunny

Sunday, June 2, 8PM @ Newbridge Town Hall

Two giants of the Irish trad scene, Andy Irvine and Donal Lunny, will be grace the stage for a historic show in Newbridge Town Hall.

The legendary pairing will unite for an evening of great music, a mixture of traditional songs, and originals. Neither musician are strangers to Newbridge – it being Lunny’s hometown and Irvine having played many a memorable show here – but this will be a reunion with added history, as it’s their first time playing in Newbridge Town Hall since the days of Planxty.

Between them, Irvine and Lunny have been at the helm of legendary bands like Planxty, Sweeney’s Men, 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.

This promises to be a memorable night from two of the Irish trad scene’s living legends. One not to be missed.

Tickets are €20 and available here.

Crackling Vinyl

Sunday, June 02, 10PM @ Flanagan’s Bar

The Crackling DJs – as in myself, Broken Home & Friends – will bring our much loved all vinyl night to Flanagan’s Bar on June 2, spinning an exquisite selection of new & classic tunes; indie, pop, soul, hip-hop, garage & more.

Entry is free and the show starts @ 10PM.

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