Saturday 20 July 2019

Mumford & Sons to play two open-air shows

Mumford & Sons will play two open-air shows at Malahide Castle on Friday and Saturday as a series of summer concerts at the beautiful Fingal venue continues.

The Gentlemen of The Road production features special guests Dermot Kennedy, Wild Youth and Norway's enchanting AURORA.

In November 2018, Mumford & Sons released their acclaimed fourth album, Delta. Debuting at number 1 in the US for the third time in the row, it's a record that marries a more experimental sound with that vast sky-scraping jubilance that has made the band such a massive deal right across the world.

Gentlemen of the Road is an endeavour of Mumford & Sons which produces community-minded touring Festivals. With a commitment to giving back to the causes the band are close to, Gentlemen of the Road & its Fund will be supporting global charities, local programs, urgent needs, and will always do what it can to protect the planet.

Having already taken GOTR around the globe with weekend Stopovers in England, Ireland, the US and Australia, each and every event puts due prominence on the town or city they arrive in, ensuring the local community are as involved with its planning as they want to be, and offering a spotlight on the locality.

Comhaltas Craobh na Mara

Next Monday at the Seamus Ennis Arts Centre you can enjoy Comhaltas Craobh na Mara. Craobh Na Mara is the North Fingal Branch of Comhaltas Ceoltoirí Éireann.Comhlatas Ceoltoirí Éireann is a non profit organisation promoting Irish traditional music and culture.

Craobh Na Mara opened its doors in January 2017 and has grown from strength to strength. The Branch is home to some of Fingal's up and coming trad musicians. The Branch offers classes in whistle, flute, banjo, guitar, fiddle, harp, button accordion and bodhrán. There are also three ceilí bands.

The Branch hosts regular sessions and participates in community events. The end of year concert is a celebration of all the great work during the year.

The students are delighted to have the opportunity to play in the Séamus Ennis Arts Centre again. The very talented teachers will also perform on the night. Ta súil againn go mbaineann sibh sult as an oíche.

Ticket booking and further information from or facebook @ North Fingal Comhaltas Ceoltoirí Éireann.

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

On Sunday, it is the turn of Noel Gallagher and his High Flying Birds to take to the stage at Malahide Castle along special guests Doves, Blossoms, DMA's and Inhaler.

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds released a brand new single - 'Black Star Dancing'. The single, which is produced by Noel, is taken from the EP of the same name - available digitally and on 12" vinyl to pre-order now - released on 14 June, two days before the band's headline show at Malahide Castle on 16 June.

Noel says of the single: 'It manages to combine the influences of David Bowie, INXS, U2, Queen, Indeep AND ZZ Top. I might have been watching too much Top Of The Pops recently.

Fingal Independent