Roots Acts

Terry Reid

Terry Reid, ‘Superlungs’ as he’s affectionately known, is without doubt one of the greatest rock/soul voices this country has ever produced or is indeed likely to. A Terry Reid concert should be a cherished memory for any self-respecting fan of the greats of British music.



The Tolka Hot Club

Journey across the Pyrenees with the massive seven-piece Dublin gypsy jazz band, The Tolka Hot Club





Pionearing Paddys off the beaten track –
Musicians and Poets – that’s Shakalak

Dublin based 4 piece electric hip hop poets



Steve Duffy

Powerful Blues Folk and Roots




Carsie Blanton

Carsie Blanton hasn’t lived her life like the most of us — and because of it, she sees the world in ways we probably all should… A self-declared socialist, all of this “unconventional” living (at least according to capitalist structures, as she often points out) has led to an equally unconventional approach in her music, where she tackles gender expectations, genre norms, societal expectations and sex through songs that are as smart and funny as they are well-constructed. Her new album, Buck Up, “is about two different kinds of edginess: a sexual one and political edginess. It’s an expression of the fact that I don’t give as much of a damn about making people comfortable as I used to.





Mules & Men

Mules & Men are an Irish four piece string band. Critics have described their music as a ‘”shake-up of the more traditional and conservative Bluegrass with its almost compulsory themes of shack-living, girl-leaving blues”. (Hotpress, 2019) Mules & Men are modernizers – using the fast pace of banjo-driven tunes and combining that with a Rock ‘n Roll sensibility




Surf Rock is basically instrumental Rock’n’Roll – electric guitars drenched in reverb, cranked through valve amps, with a distinctive beat that has gotten people moving since the 50’s. Think Dick Dale, The Ventures and Link Wray. You know it, you just might not know that you know it. The focal instrument really is guitar, and that’s where the inimitable Stefano comes in. Once Gavan came on board on drums, things began moving. Adding Pablo on sax and theremin and Mark on bass, and Pointbreak really started cooking.




Lucie Azconaga

French singer, multi-instrumentalist and composer based in Dublin. Since moving from her native France, she has been very active on the Dublin Jazz scene, performing with guitar player Sean Whelans, double bass player Dave Redmond and saxophone player Richie Bluckley, as well as on the folk scene, as part of Lisa O’Neill’s band on her tour with the Divine Comedy and in other projects.
She is now working on her solo project, in which she sings and plays piano, accompanied by her backing vocalist and double bass player.
Her original material is a blend of swing, jazz and blues.
Her influences go from artists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Anita O’Day to Amy Winehouse or Madeleine Peyroux.
Her debut album will be released in November 2019.