The Maxol Plaza Stage returns for another fantastic line up of local and world music..
The Eskies, Saturday 3pm
Purveyors of music that meanders from sea-soaked waltz to Italian tarantella, The Eskies invite you to savour their unique brand of folk noir/ gypsy jazz/sea shanty and swaggering stage spectacle. Their high-octane whimsy fuels hearts and compulsory toe-tapping.
The band fuses funk, disco and soul into a show that cannot be beaten. Performing material from classics to the charts with energy, style, great musicianship and vocal flourishes, Thank Funk have attracted audiences to venues and festivals across Ireland.
47SOUL formed in Amman, Jordan in 2013. Their powerful mix of the centuries old Arabic debka sound, analogue synthesisers, hypnotic guitar lines and shattering verses from four singers has helped them to rapidly amass fans throughout the Middle East and Europe.
Top-drawer blues performer, offering spine-tingling acoustic and electric guitar licks to accompany a Mississippi Delta soaked vocal. Her contemporary take on the blues has featured at festivals throughout Europe this summer.
Hogan has gathered cart-loads of positive reviews for their first two albums. The band has established a firm fan-base in Europe, particularly Germany and their tracks are featured on an array of top radio stations.
The creaking sound of old school vinyl is mixed with contemporary tunes
by two producers – Gabriele Concas and Matteo Marini – and performed live accompanied by an eclectic ensemble made up of sax, live singing and scratching – mind- bending originality, catch ‘em!
New York Brass Band , Sunday 4.15pm
The band takes
with funky, gritty
originals thrown in for good measure. Expect Marvin Gaye, George Michael and Stevie Wonder classics – delivered with powerful punch and wailing horns.
Guitars, bass, drums, mandolin, and accordion drive the Cajun sound of this band with classic rhythms and punchy vocals. Brilliant musicianship combines with a swing-sound that defies toes to tap and makes Two Time Polka an infectious, danceable festival band.
The Showhawk Duo, Sunday, 8pm
Two guys, two acoustic guitars – a modest set-up – yet these guys have travelled the globe winning mega-audiences in the real world and in cyber-land. Festival credits include Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party and Electric Picnic.
Cut Capers, Sunday, 9pm
Cut Capers is an eight-piece band, with a style based in
hip-hop, swing, ska
and roots reggae. Combining tight
grooves and a big
UK and Spanish
MCs, soulful female vocals and a dynamic 3-piece brass section.