Live Review: Moncrieff / The Quiet Man – Academy, Dublin 23.04.2022

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The picturesque seaside town of Bundoran, Donegal, is the homestead of long running surf and music festival, Sea Sessions. Every year, the festival sees up to 10,000 people make their way across the country to see some of the best music Ireland has to offer. As it is one of the first festivals of the …

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On the 23rd of April, Waterford artist Moncrieff played his largest Dublin headliner to date with support from The Quiet Man. Support came from The Quiet Man and it was absolutely phenomenal. He took the stage with only himself and his piano and poured his heart out to the crowd for 35 minutes. Although his …

Lucy Dacus played an almost sold out Olympia Theatre on the 25th of April. The show had been upgraded twice and more recently reschedule due to COVID, so it was great that it could finally happen in such a beautiful room. Support on the night came from Derry based artist SOAK. SOAK was fantastic on …

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