The Waterboys to headline Carrick water Music Festival

Fiona Heavey

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Fiona Heavey

The Waterboys to headline Carrick water Music Festival

The Waterboys to play their only Irish gig this Summer in Carrick-on-Shannon

The Carrick Water Music Festival committee have announced their headline act, The Waterboys, playing their only Irish summer show in Landmark Central, Sunday July 16.


A unique magic between Mike Scott and Steve Wickham and their strong connections to Ireland’s North West make this concert a rare treat for Carrick-on-Shannon.
From the Celtic, gospel and rock on ‘Fisherman’s Blues’, to the rootsy, funky ‘Modern Blues’, a night with The Waterboys is an occasion not to be missed! Joining Scott on vocals, guitar and piano, and Wickham on electric fiddle are great Memphis keyboardist brother Paul, ace drummer Ralph Salmins, legendary bassman David Hood and Austin guitarist Zach Ernst.


The Carrick Water Music Festival runs from July 12- 16 with entertainment including concerts from award-winning classical musicians Jessie de Bellis and South Korea’s Young- Choon Park to hilarious free street entertainment from The Von Drip Duo.


Evening performances showcase some of Ireland’s foremost contemporary and classical musicians with Crash Ensemble premiering a new composition as part of their CrashLands 20th anniversary project on Wednesday, July 12.
Some favourites will return and there will be new faces.


There will also be music masterclasses, kid’s art workshops, literary events, art and curios market, film, free music trail and much more! Carrick-on-Shannon will entertain you each and all day of the Carrick Water Music Festival July 12-16.
See the full programme at www.carrickwatermusicfestival.com. Tickets can be booked at The Dock Arts Centre at www.thedock.ie or phone (071) 96 50828.