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Gaelic Sounds brings a stellar lineup celebrating the best in Irish folk music and ballads August 30, 2024 Gaelic Sounds brings a stellar lineup celebrating the best in Irish folk music and ballads August 30, 2024

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Gaelic Sounds brings a stellar lineup celebrating the best in Irish folk music and ballads August 30, 2024

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Gaelic Sounds brings the folk to Limerick at TUS Gaelic Grounds on Friday 30th August 2024 featuring a stellar line up pictured above

Gaelic Sounds returns with The Whistlin’ Donkeys, George Murphy & Rising Sons, All Folk’d Up, The Highstool Prophets, Fieldsy & Guests

Following a sellout Wolfe Tones show last year, Gaelic Sounds will return to Limerick in 2024 with a stellar lineup celebrating the best in Irish folk music and ballads in the home of Limerick GAA! The Gaelic Grounds will play host to a stellar lineup of acts including George Murphy & Rising Sons, All Folk’d Up, The Highstool Prophets, Fieldsy & Guest and headline act The Whistlin Donkeys! 

The Whistlin Donkeys

This year’s headliner The Whistlin Donkeys return to Limerick for first time in 5 years with their unique blend of trad and celtic rock.  This Tyrone sextet have had a stellar rise from their hometown pub sessions to selling out Vicar Street and the RDS earlier this year, while managing to squeeze in back to back sold out tours of the USA and Australia. Expect to hear hits like ‘Bee’s Wing, ‘South Australia’ and of course ‘Hills of Donegal.

George Murphy and The Rising Sons
George Murphy and The Rising Sons

Joining them at the Ennis road venue is one of the most exciting voices in Irish folk music, George Murphy & The Rising Sons. Fresh from a sold-out tour of the USA and Ireland, they will bring their perfect blend of Trad, Folk and Rock ‘n’ Roll to the stage, blending whistles, fiddles and banjos with electric guitars, bass and percussion. Music fans can will enjoy  a mix of the band’s original material as well as their unique and fresh stamp on old folk classics.


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All Folk’d Up

All Folk’d Up have earned acclaim as one of the standout new wave bands on the Irish folk circuit. Their unique ability to reimagine old Irish folk and traditional songs, infusing them with a modern and up-tempo twist, has endeared them to fans. Audiences have come to expect bouncing melodies, enticing lyrical tales, vintage Folk-Rock sounds, and jaw-dropping banjo progressions.

The High Stool Prophets

With their versions of “This is the Life” and “Dream” currently all over the radio and Spotify, The High Stool Prophets  have been blazing a trail on the Irish folk scene with a string of sold out shows, TV appearances and new music releases and have just sold out an extensive Irish and UK tour.

Fieldsy

High energy celtic rock artist Fieldsy is originally from Dublin but her passionate performances have resonated with audiences all over the world. Having recently moved back to Ireland after 12 years, she has been in high demand touring Ireland and the UK. Fieldsy will take you on a  journey with each song whether a well-known Wolfe Tones classic or an original track with her enchanting powerful voice and upbeat rhythmic guitar. 

Tickets for Gaelic Sounds go on sale this Thursday 30th November from Ticketmaster.ie priced from €37.90

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