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Ireland’s Folk, Roots & Indie Festival
23rd – 28th October 2013


2013’s Last Big Festival, SLIGO LIVE is getting ready to welcome an array of International artists and thousands of dedicated fans to Sligo this October Bank Holiday Weekend.  SLIGO LIVE takes place from 23rd – 28th October 2013.

With over 80 performances, 300 performers, over 6 days and over 80% free. Mark the dates in your diaries.

Sligo Live supported by IMRO brings together some of the best emerging talent on the scene.  ARRIVALS is a SLIGO LIVE programme strand which introduces emerging artists to a wider audience.  These emerging artists will join a stellar array of top quality music including IMELDA MAY, VILLAGERS, MIDLAKE, Planxty Legends Liam Og O Flynn, Andy Irvine, Paddy Glackin and Donal Lunny, aka LAPD, Liz Carroll, Coleman’s Call, Dervish with SAM sinfonetta, Niamh Dunne, Common Tongues, Goitse, Young Folk, Locust Honey String Band and many more over 6 days spanning the Sligo Live Bank Holiday Weekend, October 23rd – 28th 2013.
ARRIVALS @ SLIGO LIVE is supported by IMRO.  IMRO is prominently involved in the sponsorship and promotion of music in Ireland and is now synonymous with helping to showcase new young talent.

10pm Tricky’s McGarrigles (upstairs), O’Connell St. €3
Myles Manley
Myles Manley, self-described as a Dublin-based popstar from Sligo, released three collections of songs during the past two years and will perform his Greatest Hits 2012-2013 as well as new material.
“Manley is currently one of the best young singer-songwriters in the country and it’s only a matter of time until the rest of the world knows it.” Brian Coney, BBC Radio Ulster “Outlandishly interesting front man Manley is truly something to behold”
Note: This concert is a McGarrigles production and is not included in the Sligo Live Weekend Tickets.

12:30pm Café Victor, JFK Kennedy Parade. Free
Fiach Moriarty
Dublin singer-songwriter Fiach Moriarty’s debut ‘So I’ was ‘Album of the Week’ on RTÉ Radio 1.He’s toured with Mary Black, Ray Davies (Kinks) and Declan O’Rourke and appeared as a guest guitarist with Eddi Reader on The Late Late Show. Fiach is currently recording his second record, provisionally titled ‘The
Revolution’, due for release in early 2014.
5pm Koko Latte, Quayside Shopping Centre. Free

Sarah and Jessie
Rapidly emerging Sligo musicians, Sarah Crummy and Jessie Whitehead have teamed up in an exciting duo. With piano, guitar, violin and beautiful harmonies, they play a varied set ranging from soul to folk. Their YouTube video mash-up “Cry Me a River & No Diggity”, with Deirdre Farrell and Paul Leonard, went viral and attracted worldwide attention.

1:30pm Lily’s Café, Hyde Bridge. Free
Saramai has a deliciously distinct songwriting style, with classical twists and hints of Kate Bush & Tori Amos. The Navan artist has performed with Jack L, Declan O’Rourke, Luka Bloom, Kíla, The Lost Brothers and many more. This will be one of her more intimate gigs ahead of her new album release in 2014.

2:30pm Café Fleur, O’Connell Street. Free
Cathy & Niamh
Cathy Quinlan and Niamh Kelly are the rocking, swinging, doo-bop ladies of the wild and wonderful Red Hots. For Sligo Live, the ladies will present another side of their talents, guaranteeing you a chilled and friendly afternoon with a few zany twists and surprises thrown in just for the hell of it!

3:30pm Lyons Café, Quay Street. Free
Conor Quinn & The White Chalk
Following their amazing performance at Electric Picnic and the success of their number 1 iTunes EP Golden Kids, the 7 piece band arrive on a wave of success. Front man Conor Quinn has a stop-you- in-your-tracks voice which elevated him to the final of TV programme “The Voice”.

5pm Street Cart, Teeling Street. Free

Dean Gurrie
In the last 18 months Dean catapulted back into the music scene sharing the stage with such acts as Ryan Sheridan, Paddy Casey and Sharon Shannon.
‘The quality of Dean’s songwriting would suggest that with a little bit of good fortune a wider audience awaits for someone who has such an easy rapport with the audience’. Hot Press
10.30pm Tricky’s McGarrigles, O’Connell Street €3

The Barley Mob, Album Launch
After 3 years of playing their music in every corner of Ireland from the smallest snugs to the biggest festival stages…. the wait is finally over!!!! The Barley Mob launch their debut album in their second home. They invite everybody who shared in their journey to come celebrate their Launch with them.
Note: This concert is a McGarrigles production and is not included in the Sligo Live Weekend Tickets

3pm The Glasshouse Hotel, Swan Point, Hyde Bridge. Free

Old Hannah
From the foot of Ben Bulben to the Appalachian peaks, this band are firmly rooted in old-time sounds. The musical progression of Old Hannah - Luke, Anthony, Lucie and Leo - has - been an adventure that began in the North West and stretched to Dublin. They have crafted stories and melodies that display a strength and energy

4pm Koko Latte, Quayside Shopping Centre. Free

This Wexford band provide catchy melodies and instant sing-along lyrics bringing the marriage of new folk and Irish trad into the 21st century. Their debut album ‘Morning Morning’ was recorded in the secluded railway town of Lennoxville, Quebec and is a song book of energetic floor stompers and delicate melodies encapsulating a year on the road travelling North America.

6pm Hargadons, O’Connell Street. Free

The Honey Bees
The Honey Bees play a collection of lovely old Tin Pan Alley jazz tunes with a swing feel. Expect to hear tunes from Irving Berlin, Hoagy Carmicheal, Fats Waller and Cole Porter. The newly formed group consists of Vocals (Margo Barrow), Violin (Clio Quinlan), Guitar (Bernard Tohill), Piano (Mark Murphy) and Drums (Tommy K). Look forward to swinging your hips and singing along.

1pm Ósta Café, Stephen Street. Free
Jean Harnett
Growing up in a small West of Ireland village, listening to The Police and The Pretenders on her earphones got her through the early years. Joni Mitchell, Radiohead and a million others pushed her through her teens. Which gets us to here, a young artist gifted with a gritty, soulful voice and a guitar that almost sings itself.

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