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Knockanstockan Festival: 12 acts you must see & 4 DJs to dance to

Knockanstockan Festival: 12 acts you must see & 4 DJs to dance to

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5.

Come On Live Long

Saturday, The Burrow, 7:30pm

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Following their fine debut album in 2013, Come On Live Long are moving into territories new on the first single for their forthcoming album Move As One. Louise Gaffney’s tender soulful vocal takes the lead on a song that brings the band’s deft touches to the fore: subtle digital bass and percussion pops, sustained piano notes and a minimal echoed atmosphere conjure up an R&B sound that is far removed from an indie guitar origin. Knockanstockan will be a chance to check in on that new album progress.


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Enemies

Saturday, Faerie Field, 10:30pm

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Enemies released their first song in a while last year and ‘Play Fire’ was different to their former post-rock song as it played with vocals that works in a new way for the band, breathing a gossamer anthemic emotion to proceedings that culminates in a lilting bright way. They don’t play live too often so this will be a more than worthwhile set to spend your time at.


7.

Lisa O’Neill

Saturday, Faerie Field, 6:30pm

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There’s not many who can spin a yarn like Cavan singer-songwriter Lisa O’Neill. She’s gone from an idiosyncratic interest to a substantial artist with wit and a twang of colloquial embrace. Since the release of her second album Same Cloth Or Not, her craft has grown immensely.


8.

TooFools

Saturday, Faerie Field, 12:30am

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Toofools are a relatively new nine-piece soulful R&B pop band from Dublin brought to you by Lorcan O’Dwyer and Steven McCann with the help of Michael Hopkins (in Planet Parade with McCann) and vocals from Remy Naidoo and Ciara O’Connor along with four other musicians: Cian Hanley on Drums, Kevin Corcoran on Keys, Andrew Lloyd on Synth/Guitar and Oisin Murtagh on Sax. So far, their music is cool soulful R&B pop band music.


DJ set

Dip DJs

Saturday, Caravan Club, 9pm – Midnight

Robbie Kitt, Cait Fahey and Enda play all sorts of tunes but expect 80s boogie, house and disco.

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