New Sounds In An Old Place
We started New Sounds In An Old Place after approaching Reverend Garth Bunting of St John The Baptist Church in Drumcondra, with a view to using the church as a venue. Reverend Bunting and the parishioners were fully behind the idea and we decided to approach this on a trail basis.
Our first gig was on 29th September 2017 with Maria Kelly, John Cummins and Soulé. The gig sold out in advance. We were delighted, the church were delighted, the artists were delighted, and most of all the new audience were delighted. To say it went down a storm was an understatement. Everyone was blown away. We were on to something.
Our next gig was to be on 17th November with Sorcha Richardson and Malojian. This gig also sold out in advance so we were definitely on to something. It was a wonderful gig and perfectly timed as Sorcha Richardson, usually a New York resident, was home in Ireland for that period. Also Malojian had just released his new album Let Your Weirdness Carry You Home. Another phenomenal gig.
Our third gig was to be on Friday 2nd March with two incredible female acts, Roe and Ailbhe Reddy. We had a bit of and issue with snow! The country ground to a halt so we had to postpone the gig to 23rd March, luckily for us both acts were available for the rescheduled gig and what a gig it was.
Our fourth gig of the series (and second of 2018) was with Saint Sister and Ryan Vail. We were incredibly fortunate to have both of these acts play as they are much sought after and each could have filled the church over and over. The gig sold out in 12 hours on announcement. An incredible night and and one of those “I was there that night” nights.