Yesterday was the Rock ‘n the Green Festival in Collooney, Sligo. It’s was a fantastic event a charity event to remembering local resident Eamon Gaffney who lost his life last year. Proceeds from the event will be donated directly to C.F Ireland and North West Hospice. I offered to take photos and had a brilliant time, one of the highlights for me was meeting Royseven, I’m a big fan…thanks to Denise for taking this pic 🙂 Thanks to Canon Ireland for the wonderful 100D which I’m still borrowing, I’m really pleased with these photos from it.
The event started at 4.30pm and ran until 2am, fantastic value for the ticket price of €25. It was all undercover which was just as well because it must have been one of the worst days of the year with non-stop rain. Dean Gurrie, a local musician, was the first act and he was brilliant, I missed him at the Sligo Summer Festival so it was great to see him perform.
Rackhouse Pilfer were the next act to take to the stage and they got the place dancing. They are a great local band and they really look like they enjoy what they do.
Next up were another local band The Quakers, another fantastic band. It’s mad because one of the lads used to go to the same school as my kids so I feel very old watching them.
Lisa Brady from iRadio was the MC for the evening and she did a great job. I got to meet her as well, she’s a lovely lady.
Bagatelle were amazing as well and are really nice guys. They had the crowd going mad. The photo above is them with Andrea and Denise who were helping to organise the event. I have to say a massive thanks to these ladies for being so nice to me 🙂
Royseven were next….what an amazing band. I loved every minute of their set and wish they could have played for longer. They are so friendly, it was a pleasure to meet them. If you get a chance to see them live do go along.
The last act that I saw was Mundy….because by that time I was wrecked (old age). I also couldn’t hear because I was sitting on a speaker for much of the night. I’m a bit achy today but it was well worth it. I have to say a massive thanks and well done to the organisers, they did a fantastic job and I hope this will be an annual event. The rest of my photos are here.