Happy New Year to one and all! I just thought to share with you a short message to get us started with the year. We are actually quite busy here in Dublin at the moment, which is a good thing:-) Our residency in the Porterhouse must be the longest running in Dublin at the moment, entering the 18th year! We are currently playing there every Friday 9-11pm, Saturday 7-11pm and Sunday 6-9pm, except when we are on tour. Also there are an occasional changes to the program due to some sport events, but all of these will be posted on our Facebook and Twitter page.
So what do we have lined up for the year? Well, the Temple Bar trad festival is nearly here and we will be in our home venue, The Porterhouse for it. On Friday the 30th of January Mundy will be performing a set from 6-8pm and Sliotar will follow from 9-11pm. On Saturday the 31st we will rock the house again 9-11pm and on Sunday we will have our just a tad mellower Sunday set from 6-9pm.
In February the Six Nations Rugby kicks in. This has traditionally made for some great weekends here in Dublin and we would expect nothing less this year.
In March, of course we have our Irish national celebration the St. Patrick’s Day. You have not experienced it properly until you experience it in Dublin, checking out the parade and then head over to the Porterhouse to check out our St. Paddy’s monster set.
Summer is coming along nicely. At the moment it seems like we will be playing festivals in Germany, Czech republic, Italy and Denmark. But more on those when the weather gets bit warmer
Last but not least, I would like to say thank you to every one we got to work with in 2014 and every one of you who came to see us. Without you guys Sliotar could not do what Sliotar does. For now me, Des and Ray would like to wish you all a great start to the year and we hope to see as many of you guys as possible in 2015.
J.P. from Sliotar