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Skipper’s Alley are a 7-piece band whose dynamic take on traditional Irish music has garnered wide critical praise and featured on such diverse stages as The Late Late Show, Le Festival Interceltique de Lorient, and The Irish Embassy in Zambia.

With a sound described as “from unaccompanied song through to full Chieftains frenzy” (Folk World), the Dublin-based group arrange and interpret traditional Irish folk music on Uilleann Pipes, Harp, Fiddle, Whistles, Bodhrán, Banjo and more, taking influence from such early bands as Planxty, The Bothy Band and The Chieftains.

“A gloriously three-dimensional debut – ★★★★” – The Irish Times

“These lads (and one lady harpist) make an impressive noise.” – Folk World

“There is no doubt that this group will have an impact on the future of traditional Irish music.” – Kieran Hanrahan, Stockton’s Wing


€10 ADV/€12.50 DOOR

Advanced tickets available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-8pm M-F, 4-8pm Sat)

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

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


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