Saturday 20 July 2019

Three more great nights at the castle

Mumford and Sons and Noel Gallagher blow the clouds off at gigs

John Manning

All three nights at the weekend were filled with music at Malahide Castle as the latest in the series of summer concerts at the beautiful local venue, took place.

This time it was the turn of Mumford and Sons and Noel Gallagher and his High Flying Birds to take to the stage.

A second night had to be added for Mumford and Sons as their popularity made them the first band to play two nights at the venue.

They took to the stage on Friday and Saturday night in front of thousands of adoring fans in Malahide and left the crowd sweating and humming their hits on the way home.

THE rain that just about held off for Snow Patrol and The Cure the previous weekend, made its presence felt this time but the downpour failed to make the party a wash-out as revellers simply donned their ponchos and carried on dancing.

Marcus Mumford was cheerleader for the rain-soaked crowed when he told them: 'The only way to keep warm in the rain is to dance.'

On Sunday night it was the turn of Noel Gallagher and the High Flying Birds to entertain another rain-soaked crowd at Malahide Castle.

Noel was the second Gallagher brother to take to the Malahide stage, after Liam made a solo appearance, there last year.

Of course, it is safe to bet that a huge chunk of this crowd turned up for the music the two brothers made together and they were not disappointed, with a healthy smattering of Oasis tunes sprinkled throughout Noel's set along with High Flying Bird tunes and tracks from his critically acclaimed new album

Again, it would take a lot more than some rain to stop this party and the crowd happily danced and sung along to Noel's ageless tunes from the Oasis days with particular gusto.

The fun is not over yet at Malahide Castle with another two big names yet to take to the stage there, this summer.

Next up on the Malahide Castle stage are Lana Del Rey and George Ezra.

The wildly popular George Ezra will take to the stage at Malahide Castle next Friday.

On Saturday night, it will be the turn of ethereal songstress, Lana Del Rey to entertain the masses at Malahide Castle and we hope that next weekend, the weather is a little kinder to the crowd.

Fingal Independent