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Music / September 2, 2021

Rachael Lavelle, R3D’s House and more to feature at Signs of Life

Rachael Lavelle by George Voronov
Music / September 2, 2021

Rachael Lavelle, R3D’s House and more to feature at Signs of Life

Words: Dylan Murphy

The new BYOB mini-festival concert series runs in Kilkenny & Dublin throughout September and October and features a host of Irish acts.

Signs of Life is a new mini-festival series exploring folk, trad, hip hop & afrobeat music in Ireland. Taking place September 18/19/25/26 and Oct 23/24 in Kilkenny & Dublin, the festival is playing host to a number of rising acts in a slew of impressive venues.

The first two gigs on September 18 and 19 take place at Kilkenny’s stunning Ballykeeffe Amphitheatre, a beautiful, volunteer-run community venue set into an abandoned quarry with a man made limestone cliff (as backdrop to the stage), surrounded by green fields, rolling hills & flanked by a beautiful woodland nature reserve.

For those travelling from Dublin there are return buses and tickets are slightly cheaper for locals and for those driving down, parking is free on site.

While there is no bar, the festival is BYOB. See the lineups below with more to be announced:

Part 1

Sep 18: Landless, Lemoncello, Maija Sofia, Rachael Lavelle
Sep 19: A Lazarus Soul, Aoife Nessa Frances, Brigid Mae Power, Cormac Begley  
Venue: Ballykeeffe Amphitheatre, Kilkenny
Tickets are €30/40 + booking fee. Click here for tickets.

Part 2

Sep 25: Akano Rhythm Bros present Afrobeat Isoji vol.1 w/ Yankari + support from Ṣelu & the Living Things
Sep 26: TBA
Venue: The Tara Building, Dublin
Tickets are €13/18 + booking fee. Click here for tickets

Part 3

Venue: TBA
Oct 23: Telephones Daytime Party w/ DJs: Moving Still, Rosita Moulin, Pablo Santos + more TBA
Oct 24: R3D’s House w/ Monjola, Aby Coulibaly + more TBA

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