Monday 20 November 2017

More acts added to impressive line-up

By David Tucker

The Wexford Spiegeltent Festival is proving to be very popular with audiences, with four shows already sold out and several more with limited availability. Albert Hammond, Bell X1, Steve Earle & the Dukes are sold out as is Dylan Moran's Saturday night show. The Festival organisers have added a second Dylan Moran show on Sunday, October 18.

Several other shows, including The Stunning, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Jack L and Al Porter are selling very well and customers are advised to book early to avoid disappointment.

The Spiegeltent promoters have just provided details of some fantastic new acts.

They are: The Spiegeltent Comedy All Stars featuring Karl Spain, Joe Rooney and Fred Cooke; Early Grave, Fashionably Late; Delorentos and a double bill Mundy and Paddy Casey.

There is an excellent array of local talent in the programme this year, including the very talented Corner Boy, the South Sea Collective and the Wexford Male Voice Choir.

South Sea is a musical collective in Wexford that was originally formed with the common goal of staging shows in unique and secret locations around the county. On October 20, six acts will combine their efforts and stage a collaborative night of original music on a single stage.

The acts include Basciville, Callum Orr, Dan Comerford, Paul Creane and The Changing Band, Paula Cox and The Man Whom.

The Wexford Male Voice Choir with Special Guests the RHAWADER Choir from Wales will perform a lunchtime concert at this year's Spiegeltent Festival.

Wexford Male Voice Choir was founded by Dr George Hadden in 1941 and is now believed to be the longest established Male Voice Choir in Ireland. Hundreds of Wexford men have passed through its' ranks since then and the Choir has continued to grow and develop over the years, mainly due to the commitment of its members and the support of the people of Wexford.

Following two sellout shows in the Spiegeltent last year, local heroes Corner Boy return to headline the 2015 Festival.

Playing their first ever show at the Other Voices Derry music trail in February 2013, Corner Boy have gone on to perform at some of the biggest festivals in the country including Electric Picnic, Westport Festival, Indiependence and Knockanstockan.

Corner Boy's music blends together traditional Irish instruments and folk progressions with contemporary musical themes. Their style gently nods to Northern American folk and layers each tune with soaring vocal harmonies. All of which gives Corner Boy its distinctly energetic sound juxtaposed with a haunting narrative.

Tickets are on sale on and at the Box Office, 1 North Main Street 053 9199199.

Wexford People

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