Sunday 20 October 2019

Sasta Festival stars include Jerry Fish and three of the Sawdoctors

A new band called The Cabin Collective featuring three members of The Saw Doctors will rock Wexford quays on Sunday next in a free open-air concert during the Sásta Festival.

The two-day festival of mostly free events including music, comedy and dance, will take place on the Saturday and Sunday of the bank holiday weekend from 12 noon to 8 p.m. each day.

It has been organised by Barry Ennis and Brian Byrne of Lantern promotions to draw holiday visitors to Wexford and to say thank you to the town for its support during last year's Spiegeltent Festiva organised by them.

The headline act on Sunday evening are Jerry Fish (right) and the Mudbug Club who will take to the stage at 7 p.m.

The Cabin Collective who recently appeared on the Late Late Show will perform at 6 p.m.

The band was formed after the Sawdoctors decided to take a break from live shows for a year.

Guitarist Leo Moran, sax player Anthony Thistlethwaite and drummer Rickie O'Neill joined with Galway singer/songwriters Noelie McDonnell and Keith Mullins to form The Cabin Collective which takes its name from the Scandanavian style-log cabin in rural Tuam where the nine-piece outfit rehearse.

Completing the Cabin line-up are Dave Clancy, Eimhin Cradock, Larry Kelly and Michael 'Spud' Coen.

Various acts will entertain the crowds from 2 p.m. on both days with 'The Four of Us' headlining on Saturday at 7 p.m. following a performance by a surprise guest.

McFadden Funfairs are setting up Pleasure Planet on the Quays for the festival.

There will also be a climbing wall, food stalls, puppet shows, drumming, face-painting and stands offering information on community groups including Wexford Tidy Towns and Marine Watch.

Wexford People

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