As sports fan were entertained with the All Ireland Final this weekend, music fans were treated to two very special performances over the weekend.
Iarla O’Lionaird with The Gloaming’s Caomhín Ó Raghallaigh and Matthew Nolan concert on Dublin’s Mount Street ended on a high note last night. As dusk descended on the city, the audience were treated to a specially curated light show, illuminating the majestic Pepper Cannister Church and its impressive pillars flanking the stage. It was the first time Iarla had performed live on stage since 2019 and almost two years since he had worked with fellow musician Caomhín, who during this period became a dad to two babies!
The previous night Lisa Hannigan and the Dublin Gospel Choir entertained the 500-capacity crowd on the first evening of this two day magical music weekend ‘Am & Áit’ presented by Selective Memory. Notably, it was the first live event taking place in a public outdoor space in Dublin since the outbreak of Covid-19 and marked the first time ever that the historic environs of Mount Street were used to host such an event.
The appreciative audience loved it, as did the artists, with both nights ending with standing ovations.
PHOTO – Audience listen to Lisa Hannigan outside the Pepper Canister Church on Mount Street Dublin, Saturday 21st August, As part of “Am & Aít” . Two nights of open air concerts, presented by Selective Memory – Photo – Allen Kiely