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Sunday 18 August 2019

Corner Boy rock Trafalgar Square and hang out with Irish music stars

Wexford's Corner Boy on the stage in London's Trafalgar Square last week. Inset: Maverick Sabre.
Wexford's Corner Boy on the stage in London's Trafalgar Square last week. Inset: Maverick Sabre.
Wexford's Corner Boy on the stage in London's Trafalgar Square last week. Inset: Maverick Sabre.

By Esther Hayden

Wexford band Corner Boy rocked out Paddy's weekend playing to a jam packed Trafalgar Square.

It was the first time the rising Wexford band played London and not only did they go down a storm they won the most popular band of the night competition.

Mick D'Arcy from Corner Band said Hot Press magazine ran a competition to pick three bands to play the Trafalgar Square gig as part of the capital's St Patrick's Day celebrations and from over 2,000 acts Corner Boy was one of three selected.

The band travelled to London via the Rosslare ferry and were considered the most popular act on the night. 'It was a fantastic experience', said Mick. 'It was something totally different for us and it was the first time ewe had played a UK gig. Most bands who go to London start off playing pubs with 20 people but we got to play to a 10,000 strong crowd on Trafalgar Square. It was amazing.'

Mick, Matt, Leo and James also got to rub shoulders with some very well established Irish acts including Damien Dempsey, Jack L and New Ross singer Maverick Sabre.

'We got to have coffee with Maverick Sabre. Actually his dad who still lives in New Ross comes to a lot of our gigs.'

The boys also played a gig in Ealing in North London before returning to Ireland where they took Whelan's of Dublin by storm on their return home. Next for the band is a gig in the Dun Mhuire theatre on April 18 and tickets are already been snapped up by fans anxious to hear their new single Untie the Noose which will be launched on the night.

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