Our very first tour. Months of planning for nine shows over as many days. Shows in six working or converted church venues, some almost 300 years old. Radio station studio time. Unexpected rendezvous, even a shared stage, with fellow touring grassers. Castles, both to ogle at and to sleep in. And epic scenery, the kind Ireland does like only Ireland does.
New experiences. New fans. New friends.
Welcome to our three-part media-heavy — pictures, video, media snippets, interviews, venue low-downs — recap of #KristyCoxIreland2019.
#KristyCoxIrleand2019 | Gig 6. Nenagh Arts Centre, Nenagh, County Tipperary. May 16, 2019
#KristyCoxIreland2019 | Kristy Cox & Band with Travis List and the mygrassisblue.com Team (minus Siobhán) at the end of the tour in the Unitarian Church, Dublin. May 19, 2019.
#KristyCoxIreland2019 Tour Flyer
Thank you to all who chose to work with us to help make this tour a reality.
To our amazing venues for hosting us, we couldn’t have done it without you: Tom Hosford and all at Saint Patrick’s Gateway Centre, Waterford; the indefatigable John Nyhan for his support and for facilitating us at the Glen Theatre, Banteer, Co. Cork and the Village Arts Centre, Kilworth, Co. Cork; The Reverend Phyllis Jones and Eoin Duignan at Saint James’ Church in Dingle, Co. Kerry; Joe Murphy of Saint John’s Theatre & Arts Centre in Listowel, Co. Kerry; Eva Birdthistle and Catherine Walsh at the Nenagh Arts Centre in Nenagh, Co. Tipperary; Sean Walsh and Paul Fox at the Ballina Arts Centre, in Ballina, Co. Mayo; Padraic McIntyre at the Ramor Theatre in Virginia, Co. Cavan; and Josh Johnston and Kevin Robinson at the Dublin Unitarian Church.
A big shout-out to all who helped us promote our tour: Darren Skelton at the Waterford News & Star and the Dungarvan Observer; The Munster Express; Judy Walsh and all at WLR FM; The Avondhu in Fermoy, Co. Cork; The Kerryman; Kerry Event Guide; Mossy Donegan of West Kerry Live; Ger Walsh and Dermot Moriarty of Radio Kerry; Karen McHugh of the Sleeping Giant Studio in Dingle, Co. Kerry; Ben Sweeney and all at Tipp FM; Charlie McGettigan at Shannonside FM / Northern Sound; Ronnie Norton of Lonesome Highway; Richard Hawkins of the Bluegrass Ireland Blog; and Kirsty Lee, Dublin City FM.
Thank you, one and all.
Finally, a massive thank you to Kristy Cox herself. Thank you for working with us, for putting your faith in us, and for letting us make this up as we stumbled along. We got there. The door is now ajar and we’re looking forward to bursting it down together on subsequent tours.
Here’s to #KristyCoxEurope2020 🤬 #KristyCoxEurope2021