Wicklow sets the stage for Summer Songs

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Soak up the sounds, sunshine, and summer vibes as local musicians and bands bring back an eclectic soundtrack for Summer Songs

From Greystones to Bray, live music is making a return, finally! Wicklow County Arts Office presents Summer Songs, a series of musical events kicking off next week, as part of the Government’s Live Performance Programming Scheme. The scheme aims to help everyone from musicians to technicians working in the live culture, creative and music industries to get back to work.


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The Summer Songs series begins on August 7th and 8th at Burnaby Park in Greystones.

Saturday, August 7th: Scullion will headline the first show from 2 pm to 4.30 pm. Next, at 6.30 pm Kíla returns to the Wicklow stage.

Sunday, August 8th: From 3.30 pm to 6.30 pm families will take a trip into the deep dark woods with The Gregory Walkers for a musical adventure. Then, the Mobile Music Machine, Ireland’s leading classical musicians. Finally, Sonamus presents Music of Ireland – a performance of Irish Music from the last five hundred years.

Saturday, August 14th: Cathy Davey and The Booka Club from 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm in The People’s Park, Bray. The next concert in Bray from 6.30 pm to 9 pm will feature Wyvern Lingo.

Saturday, August 21st: Hothouse Flowers, Leslie Dowdall & Mark Caplice and Mobile Music Machine in the Brockagh Centre, Laragh from 4 pm to 9 pm.

Sunday, September 5th: Mary Coughlan and Leslie Dowdall & Feel the Pinch from 2 pm to 4.30 pm at North Beach, Arklow and the final Summer Songs concert will be with Pillow Queens from 6.30 pm to 9 pm at North Beach, Arklow.


All events will be fully compliant with government COVID-19 guidelines. Tickets are available from Eventbrite on www.summersongswicklow.eventbrite.ie. Each ticket admits 6 people to a pod and cannot be sold on an individual basis. Each event holds up to 200 people as audience members.

Viewing pods are socially distanced and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Audience members are required to maintain social distancing, as well as wear face coverings outside of pods. Plus, in line with a “leave no trace” policy, each group can make use of a supplied refuse bag. You can safely enjoy each event while ensuring everyone else gets to too!