from Jane Chalmers
Moniaive Ale & Music Festival in a League of it’s own!!
Joe Callis, former guitarist & songwriter for The Human League & The Rezillos, will headline Saturday night of the Moniaive Ale & Music Festival this weekend.
The festival runs this weekend, from 8 pm on Friday the 15th of August to Sunday the 17th August with a wide variety of musical acts from both near & far…festival organizer Tim O’Sullivan is delighted that such a legendary musician is playing…”Joe Callis’s manager, Martin, approached us about him playing here with his current band, Finger Halo, as Martin had been won over to the charms of Moniaive and it’s buzzing music scene”.
…and guess what…ALL THIS MUSIC IS FREE and kids are welcome!
Friday 15th August is headlined by the one & only Junkman's Choir, who hail from Ayrshire, with members formerly in Dub Skelper & Nyah Fearties:
Junkman's Choir are a two-man-band with a global sound; playing a mix of Cajun, country, sea shanties, rock 'n' reel and spinning some twists and turns on the works of Rabbie Burns. The sound of electro-accordion, pocket trumpet, guitar and vocals, is as unique as it is infectious. Don't miss them stomping out their steel-toed rhythm.
They have supported a wide range of bands from The Pogues to Ocean Colour Scene…after the latter's manager saw them busking in London & liked them so much!
Support on Friday comes from new band The Hoolits who play country-punk; with a rockabilly skiffle beat…the band formed from members of Junkman's Choir and The Amphetameanies.
Popular local band Lucien's Ghost bring their rich, haunting, Velvet Underground/Bowie inspired tunes to you and Monkey Shoulder will get you rocking your socks off!
Nokys Retro 80’s sounds will spin the discs to keep you dancing.
Saturday is an all-day event.
Enjoy a lazy Sunday afternoon drinking ale & listening to the selection of music from 3pm onwards, Zoe Bestel, Alana, Steve Dowling, The Obliviates and the sweet music sung & played by Darcy DaSilva and Roy Marchbank .