Arrivals

2016 Sligo Live Festival Brochure

Artist Date Description Venue Price

Enda Reilly

Thursday 6:00pm Winner of the Christie Hennessy Song Competition, Comortas Amhran Ronan Beo
has played with John Spillane, Kila, Liam O Maonlai, Ronan O Snodaigh and John Prine and sang with The RTE concert Orchestra.
Enda’s recently released album “Whoris”, is a selection of WB Yeats’ poetry set to music.
Hargadons

FREE

Saramai

Friday 1:00 pm Echoing Low and Kate Bush by way of Beach House, Saramai Leech(vocals, keys)
is accompanied by Aimee Mallon (drums) and Cormac O’Keeffe (guitar)
Cafe Victor

FREE

Aural Air

Friday 3:00 pm With links to Sligo and Kildare, Aural Air is the musical proejct of Laura Rai.Laura’s music draws on a range of influences from the melodic songwriting of Elliot Smith , to the psychedelic soundscapes of Warpaint, creating songs that are intimate and unfair to wear thoughts
and hearts on their sleeves
Sweet Beat Cafe

FREE

Nocturnes

Saturday 11:00 am Four-piece band based in Dublin. They weave atmospheric new-age noir featuring meditative atmospheric alongside folk-tinged of redemption.
The story of redemption. The story of their new record “The Soft Animal” involves oceanic themes, dramatic rescues , glimpses of the fantastical , and our struggles with
serpents of many types, real and imagined.
Lyons Cafe

FREE

Stephen A Murphy

Saturday 12:30 pm Former Irish slam-poetry champion , Stephen A Murphy is a poet and author from Leitrim. Stephen writes and recites from the heart and the head.
Works including “Was it For This?” and “Before you Push the chair” have gained widespread acclaim as he speaks truth about life in modern Ireland
Heart’s Desire

FREE

Comrade Hat

Saturday 2:00 pm Comrade Hat is multifaceted musician Neil Burns from Derry. With a background in Classical composition and Jazz Piano, he remains active in both fields.
As Comrade Hat , however , he pursues his songwriting muse in a variety of often surprising ways. A prolific artist, his singular vision has
earned him a growing reputation for quietly ambitious music
Lily’s & Lolly’s Cafe

FREE

Ann Scott

Saturday 4:00 pm Twice nominated for the Irish Meteor Awards, Ann Scott has developed a reputation as one of Ireland’s most original creative voices.
Experimenting with unusual melodies, ideas and lyrics, Scott’s musical armoury consists of a range of leaf-field guitars and vintage synths.
Kate’s Kitchen

FREE

Pine The Pilcrow

Saturday 6:00 pm Pine The Pilcrow(Kevin Murray , Hannah Ryan & Robert Campbell)
released their critically acclaimed eponymous debut EP in March and are making big waves in the Irish music scene. The piano/ cello and violin 3 piece have received early reviews describing their music as “stunning”, “cinematic” and “atmospheric, melodic gold”.
Hargadons

FREE

Moon Looks On

Sunday 1:30 pm Moon Looks On (Stephen Gormley, Aisling Bridgman, Laura Ryder, Jack Bird & Andy Rag) are a five-piece band based primarily in Dublin.
Their sound is a fusion of both modern contemporary folk and soul, with dabs of reggae , blues , country and pop.
Their debut EP is out in October 2016
The Gallery Cafe

FREE

The Wranglers

Sunday 5:00 pm The Wranglers will be putting together a collection of old and new songs for a Sligo Live special. This performance will focus on 3 part harmonies as well as Sea Shanties, Irish ballads and old-timey bluegrass songs which will feature strongly in their set bringing the gritty spirit of folk music to life. The Glasshouse

FREE

Tomorrows

Sunday 6:30 pm Tomorrows is a new project involving members of Biggles Flys Again, The Chapters, Jethro Pickett and Woodheart.
Taking elements of 60’s and 70’s pop/prog/folk/psych as a starting point to explore new textures and melodies, Tomorrows’ sound is described as smooth and lush cosmic pop
Hargadons

FREE

Etain

Monday 4:00 pm Winner of the 2016 Young Songwriter’s Award, Etain is an 18 year-old singer/songwriter from Leitrim. Influenced by Joni Mitchell, Kate Bush and the 70’s punk movement, Etain has gigged extensively across Ireland and Britain debuting her track ‘A Faint Sense of Heaven’ in The Cavern Club , Liverpool. Osta Cafe

FREE