This weekend – Mongrel State in Waterford and Kilkenny

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This weekend we”ll hit the two cities for the first time!

On Saturday we’ll be at The Thirsty Scholar in Waterford. We are looking forward to the gig in this little venue that has been doing so much for Irish bands.

On Sunday we’ll playing a double show at the Kilkenny Roots Festival, one of the best small festivals in the country (

THIS WEEKEND with Mongrel State: The Harbour Bar & MusicTown

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This weekend we have two very special upcoming events:



We are delighted to be back at The Harbour Bar in Bray as part of “Mestizo” album tour. We will perform the whole album plus older ones from previous Ep. We are honoured to have Griff ( New Secret Weapon) to open the night with a solo set.

Check out the video recorded few weeks back upstairs at The Harbour Bar: BAR



Saturday 16 April, 2.00 – 4.00pm, in the Music Library (Central Library), ILAC Centre.

Starting a band? Do you have what it takes? Live music followed by Q and A session. Join compere Marc Edison with Mongrel State and Kicking Bird for an afternoon of music, song and chat. Hear the music and learn from the professionals.

About Mongrel State “Rock, Western and a host of other styles are put through the wringer with honky-tonk pianos and four-part harmonies sitting side-by-side with New Orleans grooves, electric guitars and even the odd inflection of a synth, all underpinned by taut, inventive songwriting”. They are all full time musicians,in Dublin and are from Ireland, Italy, Argentina, and Spain.

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About Kicking Bird –“Kicking Bird’s sound evokes Laurel Canyon acts like Joni Mitchell and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, as well as the more modern folk sounds of Laura Marling. The up-and-coming acoustic four-piece are a Dublin based Alt-folk band blessed with two awesome singers, rock guitars and bright harmonies”. The band are pushing to do something different and aren’t afraid to try out different instruments or musical genres to create something new. They sound like an authentic North American folk group but with a distinctly Dublin twist.

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About Marc Edison -Marc has been active on the Dublin music scene for 15 years. He works for Pinkman Promotions, managing the band Makings, and promoting new music. He writes a regular column in U I Magazine and is a regular contributor to Musos’ Guide.

Kicking Bird and Mongrel State

Admission is Free and all are welcome. Booking is essential.