Thursday 9th June
with special guests
_ Main Venue _
RACKHOUSE PILFER are a fiery & exciting Irish-Americana & Alt-Country Band from Sligo
RACKHOUSE PILFER, formed by a fireside session in McGarrigles in Sligo, have become a Festival favourite across Europe, UK & Ireland. The 6 piece Pilfers have developed their own energetic live sound & have received rave reviews for their original songs. Currently they are working towards album #3 & touring UK, Europe & Ireland.
“Beer Flinging Banjo Rock” – ShortList, (the UK’s leading Mens Magazine)
“Stellar Roots Outfit, Superb original songs and a brilliant shit-kicking live band.” – Hotpress Magazine
“The 6-piece Pilfers aren’t short of energy, they can play up a storm” – Irish Times
“9/10, Love and Havoc is an excellent, almost flawless album with a set of fantastic songs, great singing and outstanding musicianship” – Maverick (UK #1 Indep. Country Music Mag).
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Some RACKHOUSE PILFER highlights incl;
-In 2015 Rackhouse Pilfer were invited by Super Producer Ethan Johns (Kings of Leon, Ryan Adams) to be the session band on 2 tracks for Tom Jones album ‘Long Lost Suitcase’ (released 9/10/’15), including the 1st single ‘Honey, Honey’, a Duet with Imelda May.
– “BEST FOLK/TRAD 2015” awarded by Hotpress Music Magazine.
– “Live Band of the Year 2014” awarded by Hotpress & Jagermeister Freezer Sessions.
– Live performance on “The Ray Darcy Show” one of Irelands top chat shows, Jan 2016.
-2016 RHP were invited to perform at Country 2 Country Festival in the O2 London.
-RHP have headlined some of Ireland’s, UK’s & Europe’s biggest music festivals incl; La Roche Bluegrass Festival France, Omagh Bluegrass Festival, Body & Soul, Sea Sessions, Doolin Folk Festival, Great British Folk Festival, Country 2 Country O2 London, Piknik Country & Folk Festival Poland, Rendezvous Country Festival France, Versasca Country Festival Switzerland & many more.
– RHP have released 2 albums ‘Back to the Country’ & ‘Love and Havoc’, the later of which was recorded in Nashville & produced by Brad Jones (Steve Earl, Josh Rouse, Bobby Bare Jr).
– Special Guests opening up the show for Imelda May at Sligo Live Festival.
– Invited to perform for the Irish President at his yearly Garden Party Event celebrating Ireland & Irish success’s.
€10 adv / €12 door
– 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
Indie & Alternative Dance Party | Drinks Promos | 11pm til 3am or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue – Free Entry via front door until 10:30pm
- Whelan's, 25 Wexford St.
- Doors: 8pm
- Tickets: €10 adv / €12 door