Limerick’s very own musical exports, Hermitage Green, have confirmed that a Broadford Hermitage Green gig will take place on Friday, July 21 at the Broadford Summer Festival in support of a fundraising weekend to fund the ongoing running of Broadford Community Creche.
Other events taking place during the weekend are a monster soap box derby on Saturday, July 22 after the gig and on Saturday night in the Marquee from 9.00pm a Rambling House will be held, all musicians and dancers are welcome.
The annual Broadford Horse and Pony Races on Sunday, July 23 with the first race starting at 1.30pm, followed by music from the Comic Book Heroes in the Marquee.
The Broadford Community Creche employs up to 20 people on a full or part-time basis and caters for over 120 children in different programmes.
Green Hermitage have played in some of the world’s biggest capitals such as London and New York and have expanded their audience to an international level, but the announced performance is a first for the West Limerick community.
“It is all happening in a huge marquee,” one of the organiser, Karen Sykes said following the release of tickets that went on sale at just €25.
Organisers are hoping for a capacity of about 800 and a bar licence has been organised. The warm-up act on the night will be The Shambolics.
Hermitage Green has a list of gigs coming up in Ireland for this summer and the Broadford Hermitage Green gig is just one of them. Their gigs kicked off at Limericks very own Riverfest at a huge gig at King John’s Castle and will be coming to a close in the Olympia Theatre in September.
The five-man band from Limerick play a unique blend of acoustic folk-rock and formed as a band in 2010 after a spontaneous jam session among friends. They quickly built up a large following through social media and a busy round of gigs, and debut EP ‘The Gathering’ reached number 1 in the Irish iTunes charts in September 2012.
A world tour followed and in 2013, the band self-released a Live at Whelan’s album. In 2015, they signed to Sony Music Ireland and released two singles ‘Jenny’ and ‘Quicksand’ which were hugely successful.
Their instruments include the bodhrán, djembe, rhythm guitar and banjo and their sets feature a blend of bluegrass and trad, with fast-paced African percussion and four-part vocal harmony.
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