- 22 Jul 21
With the combination of the Live Performance Support Scheme and the success of the Government's test gigs at the Iveagh Gardens and the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, we are on the verge of a huge explosion of music activity. As part of our Summer of Music 2021 special feature, we're taking a look at some of the most eagerly anticipated events of the summer...
Where: Mike the Pies bar, 28 Patrick Street, Listowel, Co. Kerry
When: July, August & September, various dates
Who: Aoife Nessa Frances & Maija Sofia (July 29), Protobaby & Rowan (July 30) Josh McClorey & N.O.A.H. (August 5), Bullet Girl & Turnstiles (August 6), Soda Blonde (September 8).
What: Mike the Pies has built a reputation as one of the best-loved live music venues in Ireland. Since the beginning of lockdown, the Listowel venue has hosted a series of special gigs, run with the support of the Department of Tourism, Culture, the Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, as part of the Live Performance Support scheme. Aiden O’Connor has now announced a fresh run of live performances, featuring some major Irish names. “We’re looking forward to welcoming Live Music back to Mike the Pies. Great to have all our crew back working with massive thanks to Catherine Martin TD and the Department of Culture,” Aiden tells Hot Press. “Without the grant we received, these gigs wouldn’t be possible. Thanks to Live Venue Collective for the support – we look forward to welcoming our customers and gig goers back to MTP in a limited capacity setting.”
Make sure to: Follow Mike the Pies on social media for updates
Tickets: See mikethepies.com
Read all of Part One of the two-part Summer of Music special in the new issue of Hot Press – out now: