It was a first of its kind event for Skerries Soundwaves. An evening of music, banter and storytelling of what Red Island music venue was like back in its hey day!
Skerries Harps was the venue for the event and what a night it turned out to be! We were joined by Jim Lockhart and Barry Devlin from the Horslips who headlined gig’s in Red Island many times throughout the 70’s. They spoke of their day’s of touring around the world and shared some great stories of what it was like to be one of the biggest bands in Ireland in their prime.
Also on the panel was Philomena Lynott, mother of the late Thin Lizzy front man Phil Lynott. She was a lovely but yet hilarious addition to the panel as she shared stories of being on tour with Phil and Thin Lizzy in the 70’s and some hilarious home stories of what Phil was like outside of Thin Lizzy. Some of her stories were definitely the highlight of the night.
Our brilliant MC was local drummer and music enthusiast Myles Lally from Risky Business. He wowed the audience with his musical knowledge and music clips of both Horslips and Thin Lizzy performing.
The evening was a very enjoyable one for all who attended and it was great to see such interaction between the audience and the panel, as plenty of audience member’s shared their stories of times they seen both bands performing and when they may have met them at certain stages over the years.
Photo credit Skerries camera club.