7 - 14 July 2018

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Music Highlights for 2018 

Cairde Sligo Arts Festival will kick off on Saturday, July 7 with a free party – Disco É Cultura – a blend of music and cultures from Latin America, East Africa and the Caribbean islands. Over the week that follows, Cairde has a fantastic line up of Irish and global acts performing in venues throughout Sligo.

An Tara – the unique duo of Matthew Noone & Tommy Hayes will perform a special Trad at Lunch gig at the Hawks Well. Niwel Tsumbu and Éamonn Cagney whose sources range from classical to Central Africa, with pulsating rhythms, wild guitar solos and so much more play Tricky McGarrigles.

Jerry Creedon & Friends and Manus Noble will fill Calry Church with a fascinating mix of the classical and the modern, in a programme ranging from the cool jazz of Thelonius Monk to the Tango sensations of Astor Piazzolla.

Flook weave and spin traditionally rooted tunes into a breathtaking sound. The flutes of Brian Finnegan and Sarah Allen, the guitar of Ed Boyd and the bodhran of John Joe Kelly blend a rare blend of fiery technical brilliance, delicate ensemble interaction and a bold, adventurous musical imagination.

 

New Jackson – the new project from the ever-prolific Dubliner David Kitt –  plays nocturnal house jams with a ghostly disco tint at Tricky’s McGarrigles. Recently named by the Irish Times as one of their 50 people to watch in 2018 and voted best newcomer at Electric Picnic 2017, Katie Laffan will close the Festival on Saturday 14th.

These are just some of the music acts playing at Cairde Sligo Arts Festival, full line-up here

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