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“THEY CITE Hank Williams and Kurt Cobain as their inspirations, and they seek to communicate messages of truth and honesty through harmony singing and the craft of songwriting in its simplest, purist, form.” – Kernan Andrews, Galway Advertiser

The Southern Fold was formed by Kilkenny native Emlyn Holden in 2014, recording and performing a number of self penned songs in the alt folk & country/blues vein. After performing around the country at a number of open mics, festivals and support slots as various incarnations throughout 2014 and the early part of the following year, Laura Hand joined as permanent co-lead vocalist in the Autumn of ’15 and the duo settled down to work on a batch of new songs and perform a handful of gigs in the Kilkenny and Dublin areas. With their debut EP, ‘A True Ascension from the Wayward Path’, released on April 28th, 2016, and new members Frieda Freytag

(Fox Owl Crow, Dave Couse) on cello and piano, Joe Maher (The Mariannes) on guitar, and Rob Campbell (Pine the Pilcrow) on cello and bass brought on board to help broaden their sound and introduce more dynamics to the songs, the band have been busy on the gig circuit with gigs in such venues as Whelans, The Workman’s Club and The Grand Social, Dublin; Cleere’s, Brewery Corner and The Watergate Theatre, Kilkenny;The Sky & The Ground, Wexford, Kenny’s of Lahinch, and Monroe’s, Galway.

“With some deft touches in songwriting and arrangements, the Southern Fold are a new prospect on the alt‐folk scene here. Ones to keep an eye on.” – Eirecana

“This is pretty much as good as anything America can come up with, so what the hell? Americana it is, and well worth hearing.” Frank Gutch Jr., No Depression

The Southern Fold –

Emlyn Holden – Vocals, Guitar & Harmonica
Laura Hand – Vocals
Frieda Freytag – Cello & Piano
Joe Maher – Guitar
Rob Campbell – Cello & Bass

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MoonlooksOn are a Dublin based band.  Their sound has been described as a folk-soaked roots driven vibe.  The band weave storylines with meandering melodies and all pushed along with foot tapping rhythms .

“Words and songs from the head and heart“Mike Hedges(producer)

“Friend Of Mine by MoonlooksOn is the most stunning song of 2016”Clint Boon.(Radio X Manchester )

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Neil Moran is a singer songwriter from Westmeath. He has been writing songs since his mid-teens and has been performing in venues around Ireland for the past 4 years.  Artist influences include Damien Rice, Glen Hansard, and Mick Flannery.

2015 was a breakthrough year for Neil. He performed as a supporting act in the Olympia Theater, Dublin in February, followed by a small summer tour along the west coast of Ireland.

Neil’s debut EP titled ‘In Time’ is set for release the 16th of December 2016.


€7 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


Whelan’s Indie DJ in the bar and Sonntags [Disco/House/Funk] upstairs from 11pm til late (Free Entry).