Making plans for Easter weekend? Dublin is gonna vibrate with music for Easter Monday, as part of the nationwide Cruinniú na Cásca extravaganza, with RTÉ hosting happenings at four different locations - view the details here.
Here’s a sampling of the essential musical gems you’ll hear on the day:
We Cut Corners
This indie-rock duo will be playing the RTE2 fm stage on Smithfield Square - the Choice Music Prize nominees are pretty stupefying on stage, so prepare yourselves for an outstanding show.
Another 2017 Choice Music Prize nominee - for Song Of The Year - Soulé is a rising Dublin electro-pop artiste, one who's all about spreading good vibes. And we're totally down with that.
This rising Irish/Sierra Leonian gem has collaborated with the likes of Bantum or Hozier - she's bringing her unique brand of 'ArtSoul', fusing folk and sweet soul sounds, to Dublin on Easter Monday.
Where do we begin? Dylan Tighe is a singer, songwriter, actor, theatremaker... and a truly mercurial talent. For Cruinniú, he'll be bringing his full band to the Dublin Castle party.
Cork songwriter (and International Songwriting Competition winner Jack O’Rourke) plays an infectious blend of folk, pop and rock, with a sound that our comrades at RTÉ Entertainment say 'recalls Bowie meets The National in all its baritone-drenched glory.' Who are we to disagree?
Booka Brass Band
One of Ireland’s greatest live acts are bringing the noise to Cruinniú. And what exactly do a New Orleans-style brass band based in Dublin sound like? Pretty damn funky. Catch their groove!
Singer and actress Lisa knows how to command an audience, whether singing with Celtic Woman or starring in the wildly popular Ross O'Carroll-Kelly plays - now she's wowing audiences with her own material.
That's right! The Hothouse Flowers! Be ready for a singalong!
The Crash Ensemble
If we're talking must-see acts, then we can't recommend the Crash highly enough - Ireland's foremost contemporary music outfit always bring the (beautiful) noise.
There 'aint no party like a Jerry Fish party... From his Emotional Fish days to solo success and his current incarnation as ringmaster of his own carnival stage at the Electric Picnic, Mr. Fish is the consummate entertainer...
Remember them? This Choice nominated sibling twin duo have been lauded by everyone from David Guetta to J.J.Abrams, and it's not too hard to see why. We think the best is yet to come...
Kormac’s Big Band
Kormac and his big band have shared stages with the likes of Nas, Sonic Youth and Grandmaster Flash, collaborated with Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh, and rocked the Electric Picnic and topped the Irish iTunes Hip Hop chart! They'll be taking the St Stephen's Green Orchestra Stage by storm...