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Ger Wolfe and the New Skylarks at The Spiegeltent

Ger Wolfe and the New Skylarks at The Spiegeltent

Cork’s gentleman singer-songwriter Ger Wolfe was last up on stage in the Spiegeltent on that Sunday afternoon two weeks ago which also featured Ian Whitty, Aaron Dillon and Cian.  It had been a mammoth gig with each of the artists playing lengthy sets but Ger’s joviality stirred the crowd once more.  He also presented Cian with a birthday cake which was a bit of a surprise to Cian but it was a nice touch.  Check out Ger Wolfe’s relaxing style on his MySpace and I can heartily recommend any of his albums, all are true gems.  Edel Sullivan accompanied Ger at the show, see below.

Ger Wolfe and the New Skylarks at The Spiegeltent

Ger Wolfe and the New Skylarks at The Spiegeltent

See more photos over on Flickr in the full set.

Aaron Dillon at The Spiegeltent

Aaron Dillon at the Spiegeltent

Aaron Dillon and band played the Spiegeltent as part of the Cork Midsummer Festival last weekend and were up on stage after a great performance from Cian. Having Aaron Dillon play a number of times this year, most recently for the launch of his cracking debut album at the Triskel Arts Centre, I was really looking forward to this. Apart from appearing shell-shocked at being on stage during the day he, and the band, played a lengthy quality set with one of my favourites still being the sing-along song about the economy which didn’t make it onto the album.

Aaron Dillon at the Spiegeltent

Aaron Dillon at the Spiegeltent

Aaron Dillon at the Spiegeltent

Lots more photos in the full set.

Cian at The Spiegeltent

Cian at The Spiegeltent

Cork singer Cian opened up at the Spiegeltent last Sunday for the start of a mammoth show lasting about four hours featuring Aaron Dillon, Ian Whitty, and Ger Wolfe. This was the first event of the Cork Midsummer Festival that I got to but there’s a load of stuff on over the coming weeks. Of the four acts, Cian was the only one I hadn’t seen before although I had read good reviews about him beforehand, all of which were well justified. Listening on his MySpace, the songs are instantly memorable with Don’t Be a Fool one of my favourite tracks there. Cian has a crazy vocal range and relaxed guitar style which perfectly complements this.

Cian at The Spiegeltent

Cian at The Spiegeltent

Cian at The Spiegeltent

More photos as always in the full set on Flickr.