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Thursday 20 June 2019

The legendary Horslips are set to close Naul 'Garden Party' summer concerts

The legendary Horslips will be the iconic act that closes this year's fantastic line-up of Garden Party events this summer at the Seamus Ennis Arts Centre in Naul.

Horslips will take to the Naul stage on August 24 aand oncert-goers can expect to wallow in nostalgia as Fean, Devlin and Lockhart reprise many of Horslips classic hits.

The Garden Party series will be opened by traditional music heavyweights Moving Hearts featuring a host of special guests on Friday, June 21. This gig is the kick-off to their 2019 tour and it promises to be a very special night as it will be an intimate, almost unplugged set created especially for this event.

Also Included in the Garden Party 2019 line-up are blues-rockers The Riptide Movement who perform on Friday, July 26 and Rock 'n' Roll Sunday with Riley and The Moonrockers, on Sunday, August 11. The Donal Kirk Band will also bring their own brand of classic blues and rock to Garden Party as they round off an outdoor 30th anniversary screening of cult classic, Road House on Saturday, July 13.

Deirdre Roche, Director, Séamus Ennis Arts Centre said about the programme: 'Garden Party's warm and welcoming atmosphere has become legendary amongst both artists and audiences alike. We are delighted to attract such high-profile bands to perform at Garden Party 2019, here at the Séamus Ennis Arts Centre, and to offer our audiences the opportunity to see world class musicians in an intimate and truly unique setting.'

The line-up for Moving Hearts at Garden Party 2019 includes many of Ireland's finest musicians. The band will include Donal Lunny (Bouzouki), Davy Spillane (Uilleann Pipes), Eoghan O'Neill (Bass), Keith Donald (Saxophones), Noel Eccles (Percussion), Anto Drennan (Guitar), Graham Henderson (Keyboards), Liam Bradley (Drums), and a number of special guests. It promises to be a special 'Almost Unplugged and Up-close and Personal' view of the band as it has never been seen before.

Renowned for their phenomenal live shows and soaring radio ready guitar rock, The Riptide Movement draw comparisons to U2, Kings of Leon and Arcade Fire, among others. With four studio albums to their name, this Dublin-based modern rock quartet is another unmissable gig at Garden Party 2019 this summer.

Rock 'n' Roll Sunday features Riley and The Moonrockers, one of the best known Rockabilly / Rock 'n' Roll bands to emerge from Ireland in the mid-1990s. Complete with stand up bass, guitar and drums, the band plays their own distinct brand of Rockabilly and Rock 'n' Roll, prepare for them to ignite the stage and wow fans young and old with their energetic performance.

Horslips became a legendary force in Irish music in 1970s Ireland with hits such as Dearg Doom and Trouble with a Capital T. These days, the band's set features the best of well-loved Horslips repertoire. From their first album, Happy To Meet Sorry To Part, to their last, Short Stories Tall Tales, today's audiences, similar to audiences in the past, respond lovingly to the unique sound of these godfathers of Celtic Rock.

Garden Party 2019 Outdoor Cinema is a big attraction and this summer the programme features a number of film events. including a family matinee screening of the animated comedy classic 'Shrek' on Saturday afternoon, July 13. Later that evening, The Piper's Garden will transform into The Double Deuce for the 30th anniversary screening of the cult movie 'Road House', starring Patrick Swayze.

It will be followed by a lively set of classic rock and blues from popular Dublin musicians The Donal Kirk Band.

Fingal Independent

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