By Kim O'Leary
The popular Kildare based band 'The Druids' have announced that they will return to the prestigious Moat Theatre on Friday 1 February 2019 after a fantastic sell-out tour in Scotland and Denmark, with plenty of local gigs around Kildare over the Christmas.
The bands’ last performance was a sell out and one that showcased ‘The Druids’ new image and pathway. The Druids first burst on to the music scene early in 2008, and their songs carry the story of Ireland, songs and stories which are delivered with passion and conviction.
The band consists of Mick O’Brien a proud Wexford man now living in Newbridge who has been described as the ‘Best Front Man’ in Irish music having travelled the world with groups such as CITY FAIR and THE SHAMROCKERS, Paddy Mangan a singer and talented Lead Mandolin player from Johnstownbridge, Gary Lawlor who hails from Clane and is a powerful vocalist and son of the great local musician Mick Lawlor, and Zak Moran from Johnstownbridge on bass who is the newest and youngest member of the band bringing great passion to his performances.
Speaking to KildareNow, Gary Lawlor said: “We’ve just come off the back of a sell-out tour in Denmark and Scotland as well. Plus 2019 will see some exciting new additions for The Druids.”
Huge news broke recently of a new studio produced album and it is already underway with the guidance of an expert Production team and The Druids hope to have a single released very soon.
In recent times one of the highlights for the popular band was being asked to perform at one of Copenhagen’s finest musical venues in Portalen. This venue is possibly one of the finest around and one The Druids took by storm with amazing stories and song.
The sell -out show came also on the back of a sold-out Scottish Tour which again has shown the lads are now internationally recognised. The Druids are now looking forward to a busy Christmas and with some exciting venues below are some places you may see the band:
- Fri 21st December- The Glenview Aughnacliffe Co. Longford
- Sat 22nd December- Alfies Venue & Pub Athboy Co. Meath
- Sun 23rd December- St Finbarras Gaa Cabra Co. Dublin
- St Stephens Night - Donegal Charlie’s Dungiven Co. Derry
- Fri 28th Dec - Dowlings Prosperous Co. Kildare
- Sat 29th Dec - Scanlons Kinnegad Co. Westmeath
- Sat 30th Dec - The Ci Bar Athy Co. Kildare
- New Year’s Eve - Carbury Gaa Club Co. Kildare
- New Year’s Day - The Parish Pump Rosbercon Co. Wexford
* Please note some of these shows will have admission Charges and it’s important to check with the venues *
The Druids would like to wish everyone a happy Christmas and peaceful new year.
The Druids will play live at The Moat Naas on 1 February 2019 and it's sure to be a spectacular showcase and one for the diary.
Tickets now on sale directly from The Moat in Naas or online via this link and search The Druids.
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