- 18 Jul 22
Following their major Blues and Roots Radio Album of the Year win in December, The Mary Stokes Band are set to play two Dublin shows over the coming weeks.
The Mary Stokes Band are set to make their eagerly anticipated return to the stage with performances at two of Dublin's major blues festivals over the coming weeks: Whelan's Blues, Roots & Brass Festival on Sunday, July 31, and Howth Roots & Blues Festival on Sunday, August 7.
With an extraordinary history, and remarkable recent successes, the band are currently putting the final touches to their new album.
Whelan's Blues, Roots & Brass Festival (July 28–August 1) will host over 20 bands over the course of five days, taking place across Whelan's Main Venue and Upstairs. This year's line-up also includes the likes of Toshín, Mike Brookfield, Bin Chicken and more.
Howth Roots & Blues Festival (August 5–7), meanwhile, will feature over 30 bands in six venues across the weekend – including headliner Dom Martin. The Mary Stokes Band will play The Tramline Stage at The Summit Inn at 5pm on the Sunday.
Both gigs are free entry.
The Mary Stokes Band have left an indelible mark on Irish and international music – releasing over 10 albums over the course of their remarkable career. Their 1997 debut Ten Years On The Road, a nod their legendary live profile, was a powerful statement of blues prowess. Last year, they won Blues and Roots Radio's Album of the Year award for the latest record, Comin' Home.