Headline acts announced for Iúr Cinn Fleadh 2015

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Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015
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The Iúr Cinn Fleadh /Newry City Music Festival 2015 is hotting up with headline act Hothouse Flowers playing on Saturday 12th September in Bellinis, Newry. iur3Frances Black and Kieran Goss will headline on Sunday 13th September in Newry Town Hall. Hothouse Flowers started their career busking and ended up bringing street music to world stages. Since the release of their last CD, ‘Into Your Heart’, they have been playing across Ireland, America, the UK, Japan and Europe. The band is well known for its unique brand of rock influenced by soul, gospel and traditional music. For the first time in 20 years, Frances Black and Mayobridge man Kieran Goss will reunite on stage together. Newry Town Hall offers the perfect atmosphere and backdrop for this gently minimalist performance, which will appeal to all contemporary folk lovers. Speaking of the gig, Kieran Goss said, “Frances and I are delighted to be performing together again after all these years and especially to be playing in my home town. I remember playing in Newry Town Hall in a band called ‘Nightshift’…it might have been 1978/79. “We were terrible but my cousin Sean played bass in Dreams so we got the gig. Since then, music has brought us all around the world and back again and I’m looking forward to sharing the stage with Frances and meeting up with old friends and family. It’s going to be a great night.” iur2Following its successful launch last year, Iúr Cinn Fleadh is coming back bigger and better. Taking place on 10th – 13th September 2015, this year’s festival will open with a ‘Trad Trail’ across the pubs and clubs of Newry. Trad music aficionados can look forward to an evening of music and song with dance and storytelling thrown in for good measure. Saturday’s day time activities will bring in buskers to one of the city centre’s revived shopping streets – Hill Street – for a two hour live music competition. Musical workshops and Irish dancing performances will also be held for children across the city’s various arts and music venues. ‘A Taste of Trad’ will cater to visitor appetites, with several of the city’s restaurants signed up to serve traditional Irish cuisine throughout the weekend. Iúr Cinn Fleadh offers something for everyone – families, friends, young and old, locals and those from further afield. Music gurus and novices alike, this is a weekend not to be missed!
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