Kodaline on stage at Old Boro

Nicola Donnelly

Published 24/12/2013 | 05:32

Kodaline, the most popular Irish act on Spotify in Ireland

SWORDS chart topping band Kodaline are coming home for Christmas to perform at a gig in The Old Boro in Swords on Monday night.

Lead singer Steve Garrigan, Mark Prendergast, Vinnie May and Jason Boland will perform a couple of songs when they make a special appearance at The Chandelier Sessions as they return home for Christmas.

The Chandelier Sessions, which take place every Thursday evening at the pub, is a music night dedicated to burgeoning artists giving them a platform to perform their music, poetry or spoken word to an audience.

And last week, lead singer of the band, Steve Garrigan, popped into the pub to help the barmen pull a few pints during the music session.

'Steve popped in during The Chandelier Sessions last week but didn't sing as he was nursing a sore throat,' confirmed Mark Kearns, Assistant Manager of The Old Boro.

'He helped out with pulling a few pints though which went down great with the crowd that had turned up.'

Mark also confirmed that the lads from the band have popped in several times over the past few months.

'They're really nice lads and it's great to see them doing so well. We can also confirm they will play a few songs on Monday night at The Chandelier Christmas party where there will be about 12 other acts playing too,' added Mark.

The band announced this week that they have been nominated for The European Border Breakers Awards, which are handed out by the European Commission to ten European artists who have proven to be successful in crossing borders with their first international release in Europe.

The band's success keeps growing and growing as earlier this month they reached over 100,000 followers on Twitter. They also announced they won the Spectrum Best Artist Discovery award from SiriusXM, a satellite radio station.

To catch Kodaline performing on Monday night, patrons are advised to arrive early as The Chandelier music night starts at 8pm.

There is a €3 cover charge with all proceeds going to the to HHT Ireland (Hereditary Haemorrhagic Telangiestasia) group, a charity close to the event organisers.

Fingal Independent

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