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Sunday 24th March

HOLY MOLY AND THE CRACKERS

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BELLA, POLLY & THE MAGPIES

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With their unique fusion of “gypsy folk rock”, Holy Moly and The Crackers hail from the North East of the UK, and have a loyal, devoted and ever-increasing fan base: “They are a bunch of wild gypsy troubadours with more than a touch of magic about them” (Diva). The band have built themselves an enviable reputation, pulling packed houses for their ferocious, visceral live shows, and now they are heading into heavier, gutsier waters with their new album Salem.

HMatC are surely one of hardest working bands on the circuit with a following that multiplies with every tour. Over the last two years they have toured the UK extensively, and made impressive debuts in France, Germany, Italy, Holland. Their festival appearances include Glastonbury, Bestival, Hop Farm, Cornbury, Secret Garden Party, Boomtown Fair, Wilderness, Larmer Tree, Kendal Calling, Underneath The Stars, Belladrum, Just So, plus many more. At Towersey Festival 2016 they were introduced to the main stage as “festival band of the year”.

Over recent years Holy Moly & The Crackers have produced a moonshine mix of genres, creating their own unique and compelling sound, influenced by an electric and eclectic range of folk and popular music. But Salem, which they will unleash this year, is a departure. It’s folk only insofar as the songs are built around a narrative – they have a driving, urgent beat about them. The band has hardly drawn breath over the last two years – furiously touring and developing their live show, yet all the while creating new material, pushing at their sound, moving things on: The new songs are darker, starker, with a “fiery new urgency” (Crack Magazine).

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BELLA, POLLY & THE MAGPIES

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Celtic Connections Danny Kyle Award winner Bella Gaffney (guitar, vocals) and acclaimed mandolin player Polly Bolton came together last year, fusing Celtic folk with bluegrass in an exciting new collaboration. Joined by Sarah Smout (cello & vocals) for 2019, this trio is already establishing a fearsome reputation for their glittering live shows, onstage rapport and genre-busting original and traditional material.

TICKETS

€15 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-7pm M-F)

– 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or credit card bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required

AFTER THE GIG

Live in the Front Bar, 11pm: The Dublin Blues Cartel feat. Mik Pyro, Pat Farrell, John Quearney & Eoin Redmond | Free Entry

  • Upstairs in Whelan's, 25 Wexford St.
  • Doors: 8pm
  • Tickets: €15