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Wednesday 20 March 2019

A celebration of the very best Irish music on St Patrick's weekend: Live at St Luke's

Saint Patrick's weekend looks set to be a stormer at Live at St Luke's, as the award-winning Summerhill North venue prepares to host a number of terrific acts.

The IMRO Munster Venue of the Year 2018 kicks off this schedule on March 15, with Irish cult band Interference getting things started.

The band is noted for, amongst other things, its writing, much of it based around late singer-songwriter Fergus O'Farrell. Among the reputable acts to cite Interference as influences is Glen Hansard.

The band will be ably supported on the night by Limerick psychedelic-folk songwriter Elaine Malone.

As always, the combination of her haunting voice and powerful lyrics will be a treat for all in attendance.

Doors to this show open at 7.30pm for an 8pm start. Tickets are €23 plus booking fee and can be obtained at www.liveatstlukes.com, or from Pro Musica on Oliver Plunkett Street or Henchy's Bar, St. Luke's.

The following night, March 16, '70s and '80s stars Scullion promise to put on a show to remember at the venue.

Sonny Condell, the creative core and inspiration for the band, continues to invent and innovate, writing music and songs that are powerful, poetic, soulful, and joyful.

Undoubtedly one of Ireland's most enduring creative artists, with Robbie Overson and Philip King, he creates the signature sound that is Scullion.

Opening for the band will be songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Wicklow's Anna Mieke.

Her highly anticipated debut album, 'Idle Mind', is due for release in April, and a few tasters may be just reward for those who call in.

Tickets are €24 plus booking fee and can be got at www.liveatstlukes.com, or from Pro Musica on Oliver Plunkett Street or Henchy's Bar, St. Luke's.

Saint Patrick Day follows suit in emphatic fashion.

Band Lankum is renowned for its close vocal harmonies, instrumental interplay, and dramatic storytelling.

Its members demonstrate that folk music can be angry, progressive and, above all else, a vital component of today's music scene.

Its albums to date have breathed new life into ancient and modern rituals with urban punk fervourand, underpinning it all, the eternal drone of the uilleann pipes.

Tickets to what promises to be an enchanting and inspirational evening of music are are €25 plus booking fee.

Again. these can be purchased at www.liveatstlukes.com, or from Pro Musica on Oliver Plunkett Street or Henchy's Bar, St. Luke's.

Further information from (087) 773 4241

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