Anti-fracking message at Kila’s 25th anniversary gig

Glen Hansard was among a growing number of musicians who showed their allegiance to the anti-fracking movement by wearing the campaign colours onstage in Dublin during Kila’s anniversary concert, last Saturday, April 27.

Glen Hansard was among a growing number of musicians who showed their allegiance to the anti-fracking movement by wearing the campaign colours onstage in Dublin during Kila’s anniversary concert, last Saturday, April 27.

Kila – who are celebrating 25 years on the road this year – played to a packed capacity audience in Dublins Button Factory Templebar, in what was an eagerly-awaited gig for their army of fans home and abroad.

Among the line-up of special guests included Paddy Casey, cult band the Pale, and Oscar winner Glen Hansard, with Kila themselves who all wore tshirts or badges for anti-fracking.

Kila have firm ties locally with members living in North Leitrim.

Local member Rossa O’Snodaigh said fracking was not just a Leitrim issue, it was also a national one.