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Thurles Féile Line-Up Announced

Back in 1990, it was the first ever multi-day music festival to have ever been held in Ireland, attended by some 150,000 people, and next September will see “Feile – Trip To Tipp” replicated, to return once again to Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

In announcing the event yesterday we named two of the acts scheduled to take part in this upcoming line out, which will include in full:- The Stunning, Hothouse Flowers, An Emotional Fish, Something Happens and The 4 Of Us, which will be joined by a 25 piece Irish Chamber Orchestra.

Hothouse Flowers:

Irish rock group Hothouse Flowers are that combines traditional Irish music group influenced by rock with a little soul, and gospel also included to their ingredients.
The group were first formed in 1985 when Liam Ó Maonlaí and Fiachna Ó Braonáin, who had known each other as children attending a Irish-speaking school, Coláiste Eoin in Booterstown, Co. Dublin. They first began performing publicly as Dublin street musicians known as “The Incomparable Benzini Brothers”.

The 4 Of Us:

The 4 Of Us are a rock band who originated in Newry, Co. Down, here in Ireland, but alas only brothers Brendan and Declan Murphy remain continuously part of this line-out, (Occupants of the other two positions now vary).
They released their first album, “Songs for the Tempted”, with CBS Records in 1989, with their single “Mary”, becoming one of the most played songs on Irish radio during that particular year. The album went double platinum in Ireland, winning Best Album of the Year at the Irish Music Awards, (Believe it or not defeating the internationally band U2).

Something Happens:

Something Happens are an Irish pop-rock band of the late 1980’s, with the band’s line-up consisting of Tom Dunne (Vocals), Ray Harman (Guitar), Alan Byrne (Bass) and Eamonn Ryan (Drums).
Previously known as ‘The Dazzmen’, (Latter Fronted by singer Martin Lynch who went on to front ‘The Cracker Factory’), they shot to prominence with the single “Burn Clear” which went on to feature on the soundtrack of the 1988 Irish movie “The Courier”.

Irish Chamber Orchestra:

The Irish Chamber Orchestra is a world class orchestra, based in Co. Limerick, renowned for its diversity, energy, its unique sound and outstanding musicianship. The orchestra was founded in 1963 by János Fürst and re-branded in 1970 as the New Irish Chamber Orchestra under Principal Conductor, Mr André Prieur.

Promises to be truly a most nostalgic event for those who have visited Féile in the past.

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