St. Patricks Day 2022: Celebrating Irish Artists!
St Patrick’s Day 2022 ☘️
To celebrate, we are showcasing all of the talented Irish artists performing in Scotland this year! See our full rundown below...
The Script are one of the world’s most successful bands, with over 30 million records sold and multiple sell out global tours under their belts. The Irish three-piece have scored multi-platinum success across all five of their albums, four of which reached number 1 on the Official UK album charts, including their most recent, Freedom Child, released in September 2017.
P&J LIVE, ABERDEEN: THU, 26 MAY 2022
OVO HYDRO, GLASGOW: FRI, 27 MAY 2022
Rejjie Snow might seem like a rap artist but he doesn't see it that way. His influences are as disparate as George Michael and Charles Bukowski. He designs clothes and paints. He sees the moon as his first love. He almost had a soccer career but, instead, Rejjie toured with Madonna and dropped his first mixtape, The Moon & You, in 2017. His debut album, Dear Annie, was recorded across Los Angeles, London, and Paris with production from KAYTRANADA and Lewis OfMan.
SWG3, GLASGOW: THU, 14 APR 2022
CMAT has released now her hotly-anticipated and much-lauded debut album If My Wife New I'd Be Dead via AWAL Recordings. The album has earned rave reviews from across the board, cementing CMAT as one of the breakout stars of the year.
KING TUT'S WAH WAH HUT, GLASGOW: THU, 31 MAR 2022 [SOLD OUT]
ÒRAN MÓR, GLASGOW: MON, 5 DEC 2022
TRNSMT FESTIVAL: SAT, 9TH JULY 2022
Scottish-Irish alt-rock outfit Snow Patrol broke into the mainstream with their 2003 major-label debut Final Straw, a collection of earnest tunes aligned with the sounds of contemporaries like Coldplay, Keane, and Travis. They followed up with the multi-platinum success of 2006's Eyes Open, which featured the international hit single "Chasing Cars," and continued with a pair of U.K. Top Ten platinum efforts, A Hundred Million Suns (2008) and Fallen Empires (2011). After an extended six-year hiatus, during which time frontman Gary Lightbody worked as a songwriter for pop artists, the band returned with Wildness in 2018.
Snow Patrol will be performing at Edinburgh's newest popup venue this summer, The Big Top!
THE BIG TOP, ROYAL HIGHLAND CENTRE: THU, 23 JUN 2022
Irish poet and performer Sinead O’Brien has recently shared her new track ‘Strangers In Danger’ and announced her debut EP Drowning In Blessings will be released on 16 September. Produced by Dan Carey (Speedy Wundergroud, Fontaines DC, Kate Tempest) the EP is O’Brien’s first fuller body of work following a string of rapturously received singles including ‘Taking On Time’, ‘A Thing You Call Joy’, ‘Fall With Me’ - and recent release ‘Roman Ruins’. O’Brien has also just announced a March 2021 U.K. headline tour.
KING TUT'S WAH WAH HUT, GLASGOW: MON, 10 OCT 2022
Foy Vance, the singer and songwriter hailing from Bangor, Northern Ireland, is in the midst of releasing his fourth studio album, Signs of Life. Deeply rooted in the rich musical history and aesthetic of the Southern United States, Foy independently released his debut album Hope in 2007, quickly garnering acclaim from fans and fellow musicians alike. Foy released his second full-length album, Joy of Nothing, in 2013 on Glassnote Records which led to further critical praise and star-studded invites on tours worldwide from the likes of Ed Sheeran, Bonnie Raitt, Marcus Foster, Snow Patrol and Sir Elton John.
THE QUEEN'S HALL, EDINBURGH: THU, 1 SEP 2022
Imelda May's sixth studio album 11 Past The Hour is a record that brims with sensuality, emotional intelligence, spirituality and intuition. With pals and collaborators like Noel Gallagher, Ronnie Wood and Miles Kane, and with inspired contributions from feminist thinkers and activists such as Gina Martin and Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu, the album is an invigorating blast of rock’n’roll, with a purpose. Mostly written with co-producer Tim Bran (London Grammar, Primal Scream) and string arranger Davide Rossi (Coldplay, U2, Goldfrapp), this brave album shows an artist diving deep into her true self, her Irish roots, her love of storytelling and singing from her soul.
ASSEMBLY ROOMS, EDINBURGH: SAT, 16 APR 2022
GLASGOW ROYAL CONCERT HALL: SUN, 17 APR 2022
Fresh from returning to Belfast after a period of time spent forging a music career in London, Conor Scott is back and is ready.
THE POETRY CLUB, GLASGOW: SUN, 10 APR 2022
LYRA is on the rise. Having self released her debut EP 'W.I.L.D.' which was produced by Rupert Christie, who also worked with Kate Bush, Coldplay and Aurora she signed a deal with a major label Universal who released the single “Falling.” In 2019, Lyra played the Electric Picnic Festival, The 2FM Christmas Ball, Latitude, sold-out headline shows in London and Dublin and supported Jess Glynne, Dermot Kennedy and James Bay. Lyra has performed on Ireland’s Got Talent and Dancing with the Stars and last November Falling was featured in the massive US hit TV show Grey’s Anatomy, showcasing Lyra worldwide to millions. 'Falling' was nominated for single of the year 2019 in the RTÉ Choice Music Awards along with Hozier, Westlife and Dermot Kennedy.
COLOURBOXX FESTIVAL, GLASGOW: SAT, 25 JUN 2022