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Ireland’s newest ‘mini festival’ celebrates the turn of the season this October with a myriad line-up of Irish voices.
Uniting in celebration of the Autumn Equinox, Fómhar in Fanore – Ireland’s burgeoning mini festival – brings together some of the most prominent voices in the country for one night. Join the jam-packed action on October 8 in Co. Clare, set behind O’Donohue’s Pub, Fanore.
“There’s a good variety of different artists, so lots of different things to listen to,” says Strange Boy, the Limerick-bred lyricist bringing his thought-provoking flow to Fómhar in Fanore. “There’ll be something there for everyone!”
He’s not wrong – from Strange Boy himself to headliner and multi-instrumentalist Daithí, heavy folkster Bog Bodies, the soul-driven R&B of Toshín and songwriter-dancer Dora Gorla, the evening offers a diverse palette.
Speaking of the other artists he will share the evening with, Strange Boy recalls, “I was in a documentary recently with Toshín and did another show with her a couple of months back,” enthusiastically adding, “I haven’t gotten to work with the other artists yet, so it should be great!”
Fusing trad music with hip-hop, Strange Boy – whose debut album HOLY / UNHOLY was scouted as a Hot Press favourite of 2021 – has proved himself as a riotous presence at festivals in Ireland and globally. “I’m excited to go and see what the craic is there,” he shares, “It’s always good to get to a new place and perform for a new crowd, so I’m buzzed for that.”
Music doubles as a common language, forming communities and bringing strangers together to forge new connections. That’s a kind of magic that Fómhar in Fanore and its musical guests seek to celebrate, all made possible by CWB and the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport & Media, Clare County Council and Clare Arts Office.
Tickets are available for purchase now, priced at €20 via Eventbrite.
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