Underground music scene heads back to the caves

JOE LEOGUE

Published 09/05/2013 | 09:49

THE dulcet tones of some of Ireland's best music acts will once again reverberate around the unique subterranean settings of Mitchelstown Caves following the announcement that three special shows are to be hosted there this summer.

For the third year in a row, Cork Opera House are running a series of performances from a host of acts in the enchanted surroundings of the dark, damp cavern on the border of Cork and Tipperary.

Promising new Irish act Rosin O, with her expressive voice full of warmth and depth, and one of Ireland's best-loved and accomplished musicians Liam O Maonlai, with his skillful repertoire in traditional instruments, will commence the series on Friday 19 July.

On Saturday 20 July Soak, aka Bridie Monds-Watson, with her "raw, untamed talent", acoustic sound and pure voice, and acclaimed singer songwriter Declan O' Rourke, with his songs filled with compassion, romance and a sense of mortality and history, will captivate their audience and enliven the cave.

On the final night of the series, Sunday 21 July, The Henry Girls, a musical trio of Donegal sisters with a unique, rootsy folk sound and renowned for their fine close harmonies and musical arrangement, and the West Cork Ukulele Orchestra with their nifty instrumental skills and sumptuously close harmonies, will bring rays of sunshine to illuminate the evocative darkness of this unique venue.

Tickets for the show are €35 and on sale now from the Cork Opera House Box Office.

Corkman

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