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     Kakatsitsi Master Drummers
Traditional drummers, dancers and singers from the Ga tribe of Southern Ghana, with their roots in the fishing community of Jamestown, their music takes traditional rhythms and chants from their own Ga tradition and those of a variety of other West African cultures, rearranging them in a modern and accessible way. Since 1996, Kakatsitsi have toured the UK nine times, performing in lots of festivals and venues.
They play a mixture of Ga drums - the Gome bass box drum, the Kpanlogo Drum, the Ashiwa box drum / thumb piano and various items of light percussion including the cowbell, shakers and aslatua (two seed pods joined by a string). A unique sound, this is one not to be missed!
The Tan & Sober Gentlemen
Hailing from
Snow Camp, North
Carolina, The Tan & Sober
Gentlemen pioneer a sound they call “Celtic punk-grass.” Raw and unfiltered, this style
is a blend of hard-driving, danceable roots music from both sides of the pond, delivered with a punk edge and an energy-fuelled abandon. They are particularly noted for their rip-roaring live show, featuring all sorts of on-stage shenanigans, audience engagement, and above all tremendous energy.
Fallen Lights
Together since
their college days,
the band is made
up of music graduates,
and is a blend of rich harmonies and catchy melodies, with an underlying pop theme that would get even the most dedicated
of rockers tapping their toes. 2019 has already seen the band land spots at Ireland’s biggest summer music festivals, and with
a follow up single and their own headline Irish tour planned this year, the future looks big and bright for this Irish pop outfit.
Galway Street Club
Galway Street Club
are a 13-piece collective
of buskers from 7 countries, Ireland, Spain, France, Germany, USA, Russia and Argentina. The group formed in March 2016 and has gone on to take Ireland
and then Europe by storm. The group have a unique sound, cultivated by the various cultural and musical backgrounds of each member and they play a wide range of genre’s, varying from Folk, Gypsy Jazz, Ska, Trad to Blues and Rock.
“Unlike so many of our performers, GSC are ready and more than willing to put their mind, heart, body, and soul into every note, which puts their own idiosyncratic spin on their set.” –
Brass & Co.
A firm Waterford
favourite, this band
has an exciting line-up
of vocalists, keyboards, guitar, bass, drums and a full brass section, featuring trumpet, trombone and alto/tenor saxophone. Several band members play more than
one instrument so Irish whistle, keytar, flugelhorn, mandolin, clarinet, additional guitars and auxiliary percussion are frequently incorporated and five vocalists enable them to cover all styles of music.
The hot brass and driving rhythm sections promise to keep you on your feet all day long – their energy and enthusiasm is contagious!
The Paddy Smith Blues Band
The Navan
singer, songwriter
and musician is
a skilled blues harp
and harmonica player with a style of his own, influenced by the ten years he spent in America where he played in some
of the USA’s most famous blues clubs including the House of Blues in Chicago. The man from the Royal County has been described by several DJs in Ireland and Europe as a “modern, soulful refreshing take on the blues genre.” If you’re into great blues, get on down
and catch this band while you can!

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