Friday 17 January 2020

Dublin City Soul Festival: Music to soothe the city's soul

Breda Heffernan

Musicians will be on a mission to soothe the public's soul and lift the mood of the nation when the fourth annual Dublin City Soul Festival kicks off later this month.

Hundreds of musicians will take to the capital's streets, bars, cafes and public spaces to get toes tapping and celebrate all that is good about Ireland.

As part of the four-day festival, a Rising Stars event will he held at Meeting House Square in the heart of Temple Bar, which will feature international and home-grown talent, including acts such as Mob Fandango, Fiach, Jezzebelle, Jupe, Mark Conway and the Ratzingers.

Meanwhile, Merrion Square Park will be the focus for the Soul Picnic, where audiences will be treated music and food al fresco.

The festival runs from May 27-30 and admission to both of the featured events is free.

Festival founder Chris Maher said: "This year's, Dublin City Soul Festival is going to be bigger than ever as top-class musicians take to our streets to entertain the people of Dublin. Temple Bar will be buzzing to the sound of soul music and we hope to fill the streets."

Karen Abe, a member of Mob Fandango, was on hand yesterday at the Wall of Fame, Temple Bar, to help launch the festival.

Irish Independent

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