Wednesday 22 January 2020

Celtic sounds at castle

Following The Killers at the series of summer gigs in Malahide Castle this year will be a distinctly Celtic line-up full of Irish and Scottish acts.

On Saturday, June 20 it is is the wildly popular Scottish singer-songwriter, Lewis Capaldi who headlines at the castle in what for many, will be the highlight of the series of gigs.

The following night on Sunday, he is replaced by a fellow Scot in Gerry Cinnamon whose searingly honest lyrics, sung in his distinctive local accent will fill the air over Malahide Castle in what promises to be a fantastic night for his fans.

The remainder of the confirmed gigs at Malahide Castle this summer proves, if proof were needed the rude health of Irish popular music at the moment because both remaining acts are from the island.

It's yet another 'one man and his guitar' act that takes to the stage at Malahide Castle on Friday, June 26 in the shape of our very own Dermot Kennedy.

Kennedy's star has been rising, or perhaps even exploding over the last couple of years and his career is already at a stage where he can command the Malahide stage in front of a crowd of 15,000 to 20,000 people.

It is expected to be a jubilant night for the Irishman and a landmark gig for Kennedy, headlining in front of the largest crowd he's peformed before in this country.

On Saturday, June 27, the massively popular Picture This end the run of six confirmed gigs at Malahide Castle this summer.

The band have legions of fans across the country so you can expect one of the largest gatherings of Picture This obsessives ever in Malahide, this June in what promises to be a triumphant night for the Irish band.

As ever with the Malahide gigs, rumours abound of further acts being added to the series of gigs but that all remains to be seen.

What we know for now is that The Killers, Lewis Capaldi, Gerry Cinnamon, Dermot Kennedy and Picture This are all set to create a summer of music to remember at Malahide Castle.

Fingal Independent