Meet Me At The Castle is a lovely weekend of gigs happening at Claregalway Castle, Co. Galway on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th September 2021 by the promoters behind last year’s ambitious Hibernacle event which brought musicians together in Doolin to collaborate during lockdown.
The Hibernacle promoters Úna Molloy, Pearse Doherty and Peter Kelly have programmed one-day events with performances from Lisa Hannigan, Tolü Makay, Wallis Bird, Nealo, Daithí, Jape, DJ Sally Cinnamon with more to be announced.
All artists will be playing both days and the event runs from 2pm to 10:30pm each day in Claregalway Castle. Expect collaborations between the artists in the Hibernacle style.
There will be food, drink and afternoon workshops with artists sharing songs and stories, and shuttle buses to and from Galway.
In line with Government guidelines for this event’s capacity percentage, all patrons will be required to show their Digital Covid Certificate in order to attend.
Early bird tickets on now Friday 3rd Sept priced at €55 ex fees per person from Hibernacle.
Other Hibernacle events include Meet Me In The Garden – a series of collaborative shows at The Chestnut in Birr, Co. Offaly – and All Boats Rise – A month-long voyage by barge along the inland waterways of Ireland with folk duo Ye Vagabonds.
About the promoters:
Úna Molloy is a booking agent, programmer and producer. She runs the music agency Turning Pirate and works with artists such as Lisa Hannigan, Ye Vagabonds, Booka Brass, Paul Noonan (Bell X1), Luka Bloom and Wallis Bird. She is also the woman behind the iconic Turning Pirate Mixtape which has taken place at Vicar St. in Dublin since 2003, and the music programmer for Lost Lane. Úna received the IMRO Award for Outstanding Contribution to Live Music in 2015.
Pearse Doherty is an experienced large-scale events producer. He was the Head of Production for European Capital Of Culture Galway 2020, Head of Production for Ed Sheeran’s Irish Tour in 2018, Site Manager for Electric Picnic between 2013 and 2017, Site Manager for Sea Sessions between 2012 and 2017 and Tour Manager for Tommy Tiernan between 2005 and 2017. He also co-founded the Galway Comedy Festival and played bass with The Saw Doctors between 1998 and 2002.
Peter Kelly is a Drummer, Producer, DJ and Event Promoter from Birr. He began studying a music degree and touring internationally in 2012. Peter has played on numerous tours and festivals, and worked with a diverse range of artists, most recently Æ MAK and All the Luck in the World. Along with this, Peter developed Camcor Calling, a response to a lack of music events in the Irish Midlands in 2016. Camcor Calling have been heavily involved in programming shows in The Chestnut and alongside Birr Vintage Arts Festival. Camcor Calling events have helped breathe new energy into the locality.