Aaron Dillon played at The Roundy on Sunday November 4th last. You may not have heard of him yet but I think you will do in the future; his inimitable style is sure to get him noticed. Keep an eye out for his debut album which is coming out in early 2008. Although Sunday night is never the best time to go to a gig, it was one of the more enjoyable gigs I’ve been to in recent times: a nice relaxed evening with great music and atmosphere.
The poster for the event used one of my pictures from the Opera House when he supported Mick Flannery.
Check out the CorkGigs blog for some nice vids from the Opera House gig.
There are a few more photos over on Flickr in the full set.
Update: Aaron Dillon is playing a few gigs over the next month, you can catch him in The Blackbird in Ballycotton on December 1st and he supports Mick Flannery again in the Everyman Palace on the 16th December.
Director headlined at the Mitchelstown Music Festival this summer on the Sunday night. I had seen them play in Cyprus Avenue a while back and I was impressed with their sound on the big stage. The sizeable crowd seemed to enjoy the show too but again there seemed to be something missing from the performance. The last time I saw them I commented on the lack of crowd interaction and this was still the case. The band have obviously cultivated this style but lead singer Michael Moloney comes across as somewhat aloof at times.
Director are playing a lot of dates around the country at the moment and will be back in Cork on the 6th and 7th of December in Cyprus Avenue.
Quite a few more pictures in the full set on Flickr. I went a bit mad taking photos for their show!
A bit late with this seeing as the re-development of Thomond Park in Limerick is well underway judging by this picture gallery on the Munster Rugby site. Tough game this weekend against Clermont; my secret Munster insider (hi DJ – do you like your car sticker?) is hoping for rain which would be to Munster’s advantage.
The seemingly ubiquitous Delorentos played at the Mitchelstown Music Festival this summer. Their brand of radio-friendly happy guitar pop is similar to another excellent Irish band, The Blizzards. I only saw them once before when they supported Bell X1 in the Savoy quite a while back so it was good to see them have such a prominent position at this festival. They were on the Podge and Rodge show recently and did a fine rendition of the classic hit “No Limit” by 2 Unlimited.
Some more photos in the full set on Flickr.
Delorentos don’t appear to be back in Cork over the coming months but you might catch them in your neck of the woods:
20 Water Rats, London
21 Hub, Exeter
22 Freebutt, Brighton
23 Little Civic, Wolverhampton, Midlands
24 Unit 22, Southampton, South
26 Barfly, Cardiff, Wales
27 Barfly, Glasgow, Scotland
28 Jabex Clegg, Manchester
29 Clubroom, Derby
6 Electric Avenue, Waterford
7 Dolans Warehouse, Limerick
14 Ambassador Theatre, Dublin
Another shot from the fire display at the Mitchelstown Music Festival during the summer. The girl on the left couldn’t blow out the fire herself so she got a helping hand.