|Line Up - Christmas 2016|
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OLD HANNAH - SAT 17 DEC - 8PM
Hailing from County Sligo in the west of Ireland, Old Hannah are a foursome schooled in the deep rooted discipline of folk, country and roots music. Their music weaves lapsteel, banjo, mandolin, guitar, piano and beautifully arranged vocals into songs that are at once contemporary and filled with the lore of generations past.
Old Hannah are Anthony Mannion (dobro/guitar/vocals), Lucie Crichlow (guitar/vocals), Luke Mercer (guitar/vocals), and Leo Morris (banjo/guitar/vocals).
THE VOICE SQUAD - SUN DEC 18TH 2016 - 7pm
Let's face it - It's just not Christmas without The Voice Squad! This awesome a capella trio are the Godfathers of male vocal harmonies in Ireland. They do an amazing version The Wexford Carol, The Coventry Carol and many more Christmas favourites. Phil Callery, Gerry Cullen and Fran Mc Phail make up the trio whom have recorded with many greats including Sinead O'Connor, Elvis Costello and The Chieftans. They enjoyed a sell out tour of Ireland last year following the launch of their fourth album "Concerning Of Three Young Men". The Voice Squad have have also toured the UK and the USA. See them here performing "The Parting Glass" with Hermitage Green for a special RTE Christmas Eve Concert in Kilkenny Castle. Here is "Westlin' Winds" on Fleadh TV
THE HIGH HOPES CHOIR AND THE DUBLIN UKULELE COLLECTIVE
WED DEC 21ST - 7pm
Fund Raiser - In Aid of Focus Ireland
High Hopes Choir
The High Hopes Choir is the brain child of former RTE Concert Orchestra's principal conductor David Brophy. His idea behind it was to give homeless people a voice and help them change the public's perception of what it means to be homeless. It worked. RTE made a heart-moving documentary that brought the reality of homelessness to viewers. Members gained a sense of self-confidence and it allowed them to believe in themselves. Many are back in school or college now and are no longer on the streets. Music changed their lives.
High Hopes now has a choir in Waterford, Cork and Dublin and there are plans in the pipeline for similar in Limerick and Sligo.
Check them out on the Late Late Show here
Dublin Ukulele Collective
Dublin Ukulele Collective also known as DUC is a 50 piece ukulele harmony band that have brought smiles to faces nationwide over the last year since their formation in June 2015. Ranging in age from 16 to 70+, they perform a diverse repertoire of songs from artists that reflect the age span including Elbow, Cold Play, Talking Heads, Amy Winehouse, Erasure, Leonard Cohen, Jason Mraz, Radio Head and more.
In review of Electric Picnic 2016, Golden Plec cites DUC as "The most wholesome performance of the weekend" and puts them top of the list ahead of BellX1 and Noel Gallagher see here.
A double-bill concert guaranteed to lift your heart this Christmas