Eleanor McEvoy for Glastonbury
Eleanor McEvoy joins fellow Irish acts Fight Like Apes, Camille O'Sullivan and Ilya K at this summer's Glastonbury festival.
The Hot Press Newsdesk, 29 Apr 2008
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