A WEST Cork band with strong Dingle connections is playing an intimate gig in the West Kerry town this Friday night.
Currently on a mini Irish tour on the back of their second and highly-acclaimed album, DNA, West Cork-based three piece LOWmountain is ready to woo its Kerry fans this Friday at McCarthy's Bar in Dingle.
"We've always loved playing in Dingle because not only are we all connected to the town in some way, it's also been a town that's been very kind to us, big stepping stone for us," explained multi-instrumentalist Niall O'Driscoll, who holidays in the town each year, only as recently as March.
With acclaimed new album DNA set to even better their first offering, All That Haunts Us, Dingle is in for a treat, with their bare-bones approach to writing and recording helping to produce an easy-on-the-ear and thoroughly enjoyable, soothing music.
"We've played in McCarthy's Bar a few times and our performance on the Other Voices 'Other Rooms' session was actually recorded there,' said singer/guitarist Alan Tobin, who loves Dingle so much that he will marry his sweetheart, Catherine McKeown, in the town this October 5th.
"We've gigs coming up in Galway and Dublin over the next few weeks, but we really can't wait to play our new music in McCarthy's on Friday.
"We've been working on this album for over two years, they are all original pieces and we're really proud of it."
Completing the talented trio is singer Deirdre Archibold, who has countless relations in Dingle – "too many to mention", she jokes – amongst them Morans, Flannerys, O'Connors and Moriartys.
Armed with many beautiful songs from their new album, DNA – including The Wind around the Fastnet Sweeps and Write to Me – this is a gig that's not to be missed.
Niall, Alan and Deirdre might be West Cork by birth, but they all admit part of them also belongs to Dingle.