Wicklow County Council’s Arts Office announces a stellar line up for Summer Songs Inland and By The Sea 2022

Wicklow County Council’s Arts Office has announced a range of performers on stages both outdoors and indoors throughout County Wicklow in June as part of the latest round of the Local Live Performance Programming Scheme.

First up are Wyvern Lingo, Bróna Keogh, and Sean Fox who will take to a covered stage in Arklow on June 11th at a seated and intimate gig for 200 people.  Wyvern Lingo are just back from a European Tour and rounding off the experience in their native County Wicklow.

The stage will be located by the Skate Park in Arklow with doors opening at 7.30pm. Tickets are €12 and €15 and are available through their box office partner Mermaid Arts Centre mermaidartscentre.ie or 01 2724030. 

Next is the premiere of two live performance films commissioned and curated by Wicklow Arts Office alongside a live musical performance featuring some of Ireland’s leading talents within the contemporary classical music space.

Taking place on June 24th, they bring together virtuoso violinist Cora Venus Lunny, a Wicklow resident, and Yurodny, an exciting ensemble constantly innovating and re-imaging musical traditions from around the world with strong connections to Wicklow, at Mermaid Arts Centre. Tickets are €18 and €20 and are available from Mermaid Arts Centre on mermaidartscentre.ie or 01 2724030.

Next, we move inland to Laragh on the 25th and 26th June for outdoor performances at the Brockagh Resource Centre.  After our successful gig there with Hothouse Flowers headlining last year we are back with two dates and even more performers.  On Saturday 25th Paddy Casey takes to the stage supported by Robbie Walsh Trad Band while on Sunday 26th Kíla are headlining with support from musicians Tim Doyle Trad Band.  Tickets are €15 and are available from Eventbrite – search Laragh Summer Songs Inland By the Sea

Rounding off the performances they are supporting performances at the SSE Renewables Round Ireland Yacht Race in Wicklow Town. Taking place from 17th to 19th June, performances will be on the main stage on Friday evening and all day Saturday and Sunday. This event is free and further details will be available shortly. The stage is being managed by Raw Marketing.

Chief Executive of Wicklow County Council, Mr Brian Gleeson, said he was delighted to see such a variety of events throughout the County under the Local Live Performance Programming Scheme provided by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media again this year.  Audiences and performers, he added, would have the benefit of a much freer experience this year without the limitations of Covid-19.  We wish all the performers and audiences a good experience at the gigs.

Cathaoirleach of Wicklow County Council, Cllr Shay Cullen, said he was glad that there was so much on offer and to see the inclusion of rural locations in the line-up.  He wished all concert and festival goers a safe and happy experience this summer.

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