As things start to get back to a degree of normality following the lifting of most pandemic restrictions, Ireland's live music scene has returned with a slew of gig announcements.

Massive Attack will play the Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin on August 28.

Tickets to see the Bristol trip-hop pioneers in action go on sale this Friday, February 18, priced at €59.50, including booking fees.

Veteran Irish folk rock supergroup Moving Hearts will play The Olympia on March 20, with tickets on sale tomorrow, Wednesday, February 16, at 9.00am.

The band's line-up for the Olympia gig will include Donal Lunny - bouzouki, Davy Spillane - uilleann pipes and low whistles, Keith Donald - sax and bass clarinet, Eoghan O'Neill - bass, Noel Eccles - percussion, Anthony Drennan - guitars, Liam Bradley - drums, Graham Henderson - keyboards and special guests.

American folk artist Sam Amidon with support from Niamh Regan play Whelan’s in Dublin on March 3, with tickets priced €20.

Canadian rock band Destroyer, who release their new album Labyrinthitis on March 25, play Dublin’s Button Factory on October 11, with tickets priced €22.50 (including booking fee) on sale now.

Moving Hearts. Photo credit: Frances Marshall

The Stunning play The Olympia, Dublin on December 10, with tickets priced €33.50 on sale this Friday at 9.00am.

Other upcoming gigs include WED 16-Feb Dry Cleaning at the Empire in Belfast on February 16, The Altered Hours at the Grand Social, Dublin on February 19, The Darkness at Cyprus Avenue Cork on February 26 and Olympia Theatre Dublin on February 2 and the Limelight 1, Belfast on February 28, Maverick Sabre, Cyprus Avenue Cork on March 7 and the Academy, Dublin on March 8, and Eels at the Telegraph Building, Belfast on March 11 and the Olympia Theatre, Dublin on March 12.