Stellar line-up for Bandon Music Festival 2015

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Posted on: 5th May, 2015

Category: Arts & Entertainment

Contributor: West Cork People

Back for it’s 19th year, the Bandon Music Festival takes place from Friday, May 29 to Sunday, May 31, 2015 and the organisers have announced another stellar line-up of musical talent for 2015.

On Saturday, May 30, it’s Hermitage Green and Little Hours. The five-piece Hermitage Green formed in July 2010 in what started out as a spontaneous jam session between friends and soon developed into a strong acoustic outfit with an original sound for which the band has credited its contrasting musical tastes.

The band released its debut EP, ‘The Gathering’ in September 2012, rocketing straight into number one in the iTunes chart.

Hermitage Green has spent the last couple of years touring relentlessly, winning over legions of fans and selling out shows in Ireland, the UK and Australia. Incendiary live performances and a curious arrangement of instruments help give Hermitage Green its distinctive live sound. Captivating audiences and earning the respect from music pundits, it seems fitting that its debut album ‘Live At Whelans’ captured the raw power of the band on stage.

Hermitage Green releases its second EP ‘The Beginning’ in May just in time for its headline appearance at Bandon Music Festival. The band will be joined by upcoming Donegal duo Little Hours who’s single ‘It’s Still Love’ taken from its debut EP was shortlisted for the Irish Song of the Year in 2014. Little Hours delivers an epic and infectious alternative approach to the folk/pop genre.The result of a collaborative brainchild, the band is the workings of a combination of two seasoned Singer-Songwriters: John Doherty — Lead Vocals and Piano and Ryan McCloskey — Backing Vocals and Guitar.

The unique two-piece arrangement echoes the underlying influences adopted by the two musicians. Although the fabrication of this particular alliance is just months into fruition,

John and Ryan have always possessed a bona fide perspective and mutual respect for the music they write and perform. It was only a matter of time before the two coalesced.

The two-piece draws its influences from artists such as: Justin Vernon, David Gray, Kodaline, Ray LaMontagne, Hozier and Ben Howard. Little Hour’s interpretation of their sound is passionate and it’s delivery is that of well versed, mature assemble.

On Sunday, May 31, Bandon welcomes Paddy Casey and HamsandwicH. Paddy Casey is among Ireland’s songwriting elite. With his hugely successful 2003 album ‘Living’ certified 15-times platinum in Ireland and his best of ‘Songbook’ released in October 2014, Paddy will be bringing all of his hits to Bandon. HamsandwicH — as anyone who has seen it will testify — is one of the most captivating live acts around. The band makes its debut appearance at Bandon Music Festival just in time for the release of its much-anticipated third album ‘Stories From The Surface’.

Bandon Music Festival PRO Dan O’Boyle said: “We are very excited to bring these top quality acts to Bandon in 2015. The Bandon Music Festival is a community-run not-for-profit festival that has grown organically into one of Ireland’s leading independent music events. The fact that Bandon has been doing this for 19 years is a tribute to the commitment of the organisers, the festival’s supporters and partners and of course the loyal festival goers. We look forward to another fun-filled weekend of music and craic in West Cork this June Bank Holiday!”

In addition to the headline concerts, the Bandon Music Festival also features a free music trail with bands playing at participating pubs all across the weekend each night until 2am.

Tickets are on sale now from Tickets.ie priced just: €20 per adult weekend pass, €15 per adult day pass, €15 per teenager weekend pass, €10 per teenager day pass, accompanied under 13’s are free. Tickets will also be available from O’Farrell’s Newsagents Bandon and from the Bandon Music Festival box office at the venue. Gates open each night at 6.30pm.

Established in 1997, the annual three-day festival has won its reputation by attracting big name performers over the years including: Delorentos, The Undertones, Mundy, Le Galaxie, Republic of Loose, Fight Like Apes, Jerry Fish and the Mudbug Club, Aslan, The Saw Doctors and many more.

For full festival information visit www.bandonmusicfestival.com. Facebook/ BandonMusicFestival

Twitter: @BandonMusicFest

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