Aras garden party gig for Corner Boy
michael D will meet Michael D when Wexford's best-known band Corner Boy performs for President Michael D Higgins at a garden party at Áras an Uachtaráin later this month.
The band's frontman Michael D'Arcy said it was going to be a big change for the band.
'We're more used to playing gigs in less salubrious surroundings, but we're all looking forward to it,' he said.
'Hopefully, we will all be wearing Wexford jerseys and I'll get the lads to scrub up for day,' Michael D, that is Michael D'Arcy, told this newspaper.
The garden party, to which the president will invite guests including foreign dignitaries, is due to take place on June 19.
Michael, who is also campaigning for Wexford, Wicklow and Kilkenny to succeed with their Three Sisters bid to become European Capital of Culutre for 2020, said he planned to put a plug in for the bid with the president.
His fellow members of Corner Boy are: Matthew O'Brien (banjo, electric guitar), Michael Sutherland (drums), Leo Staples (double bass, vocals) and James O'Sullivan,