First Acts Announced for Inaugural Canalaphonic Festival


The first string of acts have been unveiled for the inaugural Canalaphonic festival in Dublin’s Portobello and Rathmines.

Set to take place across May 8-9, the first confirmed acts to play the showcase are CarriagesMaria SomervilleSteve Young and the Union, The Hot Sprockets, Gavin Glass and the Holy Shakers, Sinead White, The Stomptown Brass Band, Nick Kelly, Corner Boy, Featuring X, Rudytrixx, Mother Mooch, Cave Ghosts, The North Sea and Jem Mitchell. More acts are to be announced.

Curated by Abner Browns Barbershop, Canalaphonic proclaims itself to be “Dublin’s biggest showcase of independent Irish music.” Bold words but if this opening announcement is anything to go by, they could well be on the money.

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