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Wednesday 16 April 2014

Walking on Cars visit musicians at the KDYS

Local Tralee band and KDYS members at the music workshop, Murrough Connolly , Sean Carroll and Patrick Walsh all from Tralee with walking on water band member Sorcha Durham.

ONE of Ireland's hottest new bands, Dingle outfit 'Walking On Cars', took time out on Saturday afternoon to share their skills and experience with young Tralee musicians who hope to follow in their footsteps.

Taking a break from their busy gigging schedule, Walking on Cars, who are quickly earning a reputation as one Ireland's best emerging bands, visited the KDYS on Denny Street. The five strong west Kerry group, who released their first EP last year having won the national Red Bull Bedroom Jam competition for new bands, spent the entire day hanging out with talented young musicians who are currently learning their craft at the busy youth centre.

The workshops, which were also held in Killarney at the weekend where local band 'Mad Alice' were gobsmacked by the down to earth attitude and helpfulness of the Dingle rockers, were organised under the KDYS Bands Project and supported by Kerry County Council's Arts Department.

As well as helping the Tralee musicians pen a few tunes, the Walking on Cars members were also able to provide some very useful advice on how to crack the market and make a big impression on the Irish music scene.

Given that Walking on Cars are about to record their first album and recently joined ska legends Madness, The Strypes and The Sugababes onstage at the New Years Eve concert in Dublin it's advice the Tralee musicians would be well advised to take on board.

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