Dunes Day returns after last year’s success

Go Strandhill - Dunes Day

Dunes Day was a roaring success during last year’s Cairde Arts Festival and was talked about for many months after and now it is on the lips of the music lovers of Sligo once again. The crowds are gearing up for yet another incredible day of music on Sunday 3rd August from 2pm with people already getting their hands on early bird tickets.

The Dunes Tavern are delighted to welcome back the fantastic Oddsocks. The quartet hail from Sligo but are currently based in Dublin and are no strangers to the festival circuit this summer. Oddsocks, aspire to remember the importance of the elements that make for great music: melody, harmony and groove. They have developed their sound over the past 4 years to create a music style that is rich in vocal harmonies which they describe as Rhythm and Groove.

Other music on the day includes Sligo legend, Seamie O’Dowd. Seamie is a renowned guitarist, singer, and songwriter who also plays fiddle, harmonica, mandolin, and a number of other instruments. He has travelled worldwide playing music and has shared stages and played with many great musicians and bands including Mairtin O’Connor, Cathal Hayden, Tommy Emmanuel, Dervish, Steve Wickham, Matt Molloy, Liam O’Flynn, Thom Moore, Dick Gaughan, Rick Epping, Aminah Hughes and many others. For Dunes Day Seamie, will be joined by a full band including his sons Rory and Stephen for a lively, not to be missed, rock set.

Audiences can be prepared to dance the day and evening away to local talent including Blindfox, Sarah Crummy, Deirdre Farrell, and the first performance of the year from the captivating Grizzly Dippers. Polaralis returns to the Dunes Bar and always wins the hearts of their audiences here and on a national level. Leading Armies also join the Dunes Day line up. These guys are a young, brash, talented band from Limerick who are said by some in the business to be on the brink of big things.

There will be a top chef in the kitchen for the day and firing up the barbeque to treat the taste buds of the day long festival and if you work up a thirst there is a nice selection of craft beers to choose from for the day.

Early bird tickets are now available now for €10 from The Model Sligo, The Dunes Bar or on the Facebook event page. They will go up to €15 on the day so early booking is recommended.