Highlighting our Kristy Cox May 2019 nationwide tour of Ireland | PART 3 of 3 | #KristyCoxIreland2019
#KristyCoxIreland2019 | West, Midlands & Dublin, Days/Gigs 7 – 9
#KristyCoxIreland2019 | Days 7-9The last three days, the last three GIGs. It was the same-same, but different. Two (more) converted or working churches. Another radio studio visit. And another unexpected rendezvous with another touring grasser. Oh, and a night in a castle. That bit was different.
MAY 17, 2019
Ballina Arts Centre, Ballina, County Mayo
MAY 18, 2019
MEDIA | SHANNONSIDE FM / NORTHERN SOUND
DOWNTIME | CABRA CASTLE HOTEL
VENUE 8 | THE RAMOR THEATRE, VIRGINIA, COUNTY CAVAN
MEDIA | We had an early start to day 8 in order to get to the studios of Shannonside FM / Northern Sound in Longford Town for an on-air date with Charlie McGettigan as a guest on his popular Saturday Connection programme which features an eclectic mix of music interspersed with ample guest chat. Kristy had spoken to Charlie over the phone a week earlier, on the morning of Gig 1 (wow, that was a quick week).
Kristy Cox on Shannonside Northernsound FM | May 11, 2019
MEDIA | We spent about an hour in the studio with Charlie. Guitar ace Jim Hurst was there too having just recently arrived in Ireland to begin his own tour. We live streamed a portion of our time in studio on Facebook Live (32 min 29 sec)
GIG 8 VENUE Low-down | Yet another converted church, the fourth of the tour (we swear we didn’t intentionally search out such venues), the Ramor Theatre in the town of Virginia, a short drive from Cabra Castle Hotel, is the only professional performance space in the county of Cavan. It opened in 1999 after conversion of the town’s Saint Mary’s Catholic Church, it constructed in the 1840s during the infamous Great Famine that saw Ireland’s population fall by some 25% due to mortality and mass emigration to North America and elsewhere. With seating for 200, the Ramor was hosting Kristy and her band as a Saturday night headline act of a regional arts festival, and what great hosts they were.
mygrassisblue.com Facebook Live broadcast from GIG 8 in the Ramor Theatre, Virginia (9 min 40 sec)
– Peter Lynch, mygrassisblue.com Facebook page comment, May 21, 2019
MAY 19, 2019
Unitarian Church, Dublin
GIG 9 VENUE Low-down | To be part of bringing bluegrass to the hallowed setting of Dublin’s Unitarian Church was something very special.
GIG 9 ‘Daddy Doesn’t Pray Anymore’ (Facebook Live, 4 min, 15 sec)