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Sligo Live Festival Night at Celtic Connections a huge success

Sligo Live Sessions takes place from October 26th to 31st 2011

The first annual Sligo Live Festival night at Celtic Connections exceeded all expectations last Saturday when St. Andrews in the Square was packed to capacity. It was a unique and somewhat historic event with the UK based festival promoting an Irish festival - Celtic Connections in Scotland (the largest of its type in Europe hosting over 1500 artists, 300 events over 18 days) hosted a Sligo Live Festival night on Saturday night, 22nd January 2011. Showcasing Irish artists, the night kicked off with Tucan who’s dynamic music energised the lively audience. Tucan were followed by The Unwanted whose unique blend of Country/Folk was delivered in a warm, versatile and passionate way, with Sligo based music legend Seamie O’Dowd in particularly good form leaving the audience spellbound.

And finally Teada lead by Oisin Mc Diarmada from Coolaney brought the house down with a stunning performance of traditional music played at its very best. Another young Sligo band The JP Trio trilled audiences at one of the festivals’ many music competitions earlier in the day.

Festival Co-Producer Rory O Connor said “We are thrilled with the awareness and enormous publicity generated for Sligo Live during the Giant Scottish Festival Celtic Connections. This has cemented our partnership with Celtic Connections for the future”.

Sligo Live takes place from October 26th to 31st 2011 and the first of this year’s acts will be announced in the coming weeks. Tickets go on sale in April 2011.

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