Brass Tracks

Friday August 2nd

Five bands take to the streets, each performing at a chosen spot before converging on John Roberts Square

First Band : 8pm

What a great way to kick off Spraoi 2019 in style!

Spraoi has a special focus on street music at this year’s festival, with some amazing street bands in the city over the three days of the festival.

On Friday evening five of these bands take to the streets, each performing at a chosen spot, in their own inimitable style, before converging on John Roberts Square for a show stopping finale followed by The Big Bang. Go watch one, or all of them! Parade with them to JR Square ! It’s a celebration of street music, with a difference.

Always Drinking Marching Band

Applemarket

8pm

The Tamarros

O’Connell Street

8pm

New York Brass Band

Cathedral Square

8.15pm

Friendship Band

Barronstrand Street 

8.15pm

City of Waterford Brass

St. Patrick’s Gateway

8.15pm

Finale

John Roberts Square

9pm

Followed by The Big Bang at 9.30

 

Always Drinking Marching Band

CATALONIA

Applemarket 8pm

Based in Barcelona, their name refers to the Mediterranean way of life – socializing in the streets, hanging out with friends in the squares, having some beers and tapas

City of Waterford Brass

IRELAND

St. Patrick’s Gateway 8.15pm

A special festival set featuring the hits of ABBA. They’ll be suitably seventies dressed, and have plenty of audience interaction

 

The Tamarros

ITALY

O’Connell Street – 8pm

Summon up that disco fever! This is a marching band like no other, dressed up with wigs, mirrored sunglasses, flared trousers and a rainbow of glitter and sequins.

Friendship Band

NORTHERN IRELAND

Barronstrand Street – 8.15pm

‘Carnival’ style entertainment, with an upbeat choice of music and striking uniforms

New York Brass Band

UK

Cathedral Square – 8.15pm

Blurring the line between band and audience, they invite the crowd to become part of the show, dancing on tables or congaing under the stars. A 7-piece packing a powerful punch of relentless drums, rumbling tuba and wailing horns. 

The Big Bang

IRELAND

John Roberts Square – 9.30pm

Be prepared for fast and furious percussion, high energy grooves and smokin’ hot base lines from this creative, local, percussion group. Born out of Waterford Academy of Music and Arts, since their formation this group has continually astonished with the quality of their live shows. It’s thunderous pandemonium! They ain’t called ‘The Big Bang’ for nothin’!