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Sun 2nd Oct 2022

Whelan’s Upstairs

Genre-busting quartet Mec Lir exploded onto the Celtic music scene in 2014 with their debut release Not An EP , launched during their first appearance at one of the world’s largest Celtic music festivals, Festival Interceltique de Lorient in Brittany. Since then, they’ve released two singles in 2016, have appeared at festivals all around the world and are now bringing their latest album release ‘Livewire’ on tour for the very first time in Ireland.

The Isle of Man / Glasgow based band mixes trad music with a big band synth sound in a way that few others have managed. With the fiddle melody staying very much at the core, backed by outrageous synths and drums, Mec Lir won’t fail to melt faces.

Consisting of virtuosic Manx fiddle player Tomas Callister (Ímar), along with fellow Manx musicians Adam Rhodes on bouzouki (Ímar), David Kilgallon on keyboard (Neear Nesañ), and Scotland’s
Greg Barry on drums (Elephant Sessions), this is Mec Lir’s first time touring Ireland. The band doesn’t often get a chance to tour due to the band members’ busy schedules with their other groups, so don’t miss this rare chance to see them live!


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€16.50 available online from Whelan’s.

– 50c per ticket service charge applies on all bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

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


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