The Stunning & Cronin are the latest acts to join the Liverpool Feis line-up
4 years ago
The UK’s biggest celebration of Irish Music returns to Liverpool’s waterfront on 6th July with 30+ acts across 4 stages.
Pic credit above. Christopher Flack
Feis has unveiled The Stunning and Cronin as the latest bands set to take to the stage on Liverpool’s World Heritage waterfront this Summer. Feis Liverpool debuted last year and attracted thousands of revellers from across the globe to celebrate Irish music and culture, and this year is set to get even bigger.
The Stunning hail from Galway and celebrate almost 30 years since their debut album. ‘Paradise in the Picturehouse’ hit the number one spot in 1990 and held it for 5 weeks. Their music became the soundtrack for a whole generation brought up in Ireland in the 80’s and 90’s. Last year they performed a sell-out show in London following the release of their latest album ‘Twice Around the World’ which topped the charts and became the biggest selling album in Ireland that week. A sold-out tour of Ireland followed and they headlined festivals across the UK in Summer 2018.
Cronin have released acclaimed albums and singles under their previous moniker ‘The Aftermath’ and had their music featured in 2 major motion pictures. Cronin have had an eventful couple of years while finishing off their debut album; from Pete Doherty giving them shout outs in arena’s to Noel Gallagher hiding behind their CD cover to escape the London paparazzi to joining an all-Star band at Shane MacGowan’s 60th birthday celebration drumming for the likes of Bono, Johnny Depp, Nick Cave and more performing at the aftershow on Shane’s request.
Feis Liverpool welcome three Irish dance schools this year to show off their amazing talent including performers from St Wilfrid’s Comhaltas Junior Ceilidh Band, The Bolger Cunningham School of Irish Dancing and George Ferguson School of Irish Dance.
The Stunning and Cronin join an all-star line-up at Feis Liverpool that includes an exclusive collaboration by headliners Shane MacGowan and Moving Hearts joined on stage by special guests Phil Coulter, Mundy, Eddie Furey and Christy Dignam.
Other acts on the bill include Paul Brady, The Chieftains, The Undertones, Mary Black, Flogging Molly, The Academic, The Dublin Legends (The Dubliners), Aslan, Hudson Taylor, Nathan Carter, The Fureys, The High Kings, Mary Coughlan, Hermitage Green, David Keenan, Touts, The Frank & Walters, The Eskies, Biblecode Sundays, Joshua Burnside, The Burma, The Kilkennys and The Cronins plus more to be announced.
Vince Power, founder of Feis Liverpool says: “We can’t wait to bring Feis Liverpool back for the second year and are overwhelmed and beyond excited that it’s become the biggest celebration of Irish music in the UK. Last year attracted the best crowd spanning all ages and nationalities, we’re so proud it’s become such an international and inclusive event”.
General tickets are now on sale starting at £70 for general admission, £100 VIP/Guest and £125 VIP with allocated seating, and free entry for under 12’s. Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult. To get your tickets head to www.feisliverpool.com