Top acts lined up for Coughlan’s fest

Top acts lined up for Coughlan’s fest
Lisa Hannigan, who will perform at the Coughlan's Music Festival in September.

COUGHLAN'S returns with its seventh music festival this year, with some of Ireland's best-loved songwriters set to perform.

The multi-award winning Douglas Street music room and bar opened its doors seven years ago with a September music festival, with the tradition returning each year since. It has rapidly become a firm fixture in the Leeside music calendar, with Coughlan's winning multiple IMRO Live Music Awards for its work over the years.

The intimate music room hosts just a few hundred people, giving a rare chance for music fans to get up close and personal with many of their favourite acts.

With a line up boasting names such as folk luminaries Lisa Hannigan, Mick Flannery, The Lost Brothers, Luka Bloom, as well psych rockers O Emperor, roots group I Draw Slow, blues troubadour Marc O’ Reilly and groove experimentalists The Bonk, there is surely something for everyone.

Add to this the soaring indie guitars of Orchid Collective and The Shaker Hymn, the soulful sounds of Paddy Dennehy and the Niall McCabe Band and recent breakthrough artists Emma Langford, Conor O’ Sullivan and The Ocelots and it’s shaping up to be quite the birthday bash!

Coughlans Live has also introduced comedy to this years line up, kicking off proceedings on the Wednesday, September 26 with a free show with the hilarious Bold Ensemble.

Saturday night is also still ‘alright for dancing’ with the return of the hugely popular ‘Silent Disco’ in Coughlans newly revamped Beer Garden.

Capacity is very limited in the intimate venue so this is a very rare opportunity to catch some of your favourite groups and artists up close and personal.

Tickets went on sale this morning at 10am. Free shows are on a first come, first serve basis so make sure to get there early.

For full details on the festival and all other Coughlans events, see www.coughlans.ie.

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