Red Island Rocks! Panel Show

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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.


Artwaves Art Trail

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This year’s Artwaves was bigger and better than ever and had a record amount of applicants and as per usual the standard was set very high!

It began with the launch of Skerries Soundwaves Festival in Skerries Mill’s on September 15th.

Over the course of the week prior to Soundwaves, Skerries Mill’s and 32 local businesses around Skerries helped the Art trail run by displaying works of Art in their window’s and premises. It made for a lovely stroll around Skerries to see them all! A special thanks to all businesses who donated space and especially to Lisa and John Nealon for the dedicated space they made available to us beside the Goat in The Boat at Skerries Harbour.

This year also seen the introduction to the People’s Choice Award. The public had the opportunity to vote for their favourite piece of Art through text.

The winner of the people’s choice award was Lorraine Sherry for her artwork “Bottle’s”. Lorraine won €500 and also a solo exhibition in Skerries Mill’s in 2017. Well done Lorraine!




Printmaking Workshop with Margaret Becker

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Skerries Mills was the venue for the exciting and intimate workshop with Margaret Becker. Margaret is a stained glass artist and print maker who founded the Leinster Printmaking Studio in Clane along with some other artists.

A small group of 10 people attended the workshop with Margaret where they themselves had the opportunity to create their own set of print works with her help and guidance.

It was a workshop that was thoroughly enjoyable and interesting for all who attended and had the opportunity to have an insight in to Margaret’s marvelous career.


Photo’s credited to Skerries camera club.

Battle of the Bands 2016

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This year’s battle of the bands took place on Friday 16th September and what a great night it was!

The Little Theatre, Skerries played host to many local bands including Golden Elk, Contact the Martian, Girlfriend, Virgin Converter’s and Civic Party who were all competing for the top prize of Headlining the music trailer during the Soundwaves street party!

After some fantastic performances and deliberation from the judges “Girlfriend” took the top prize! The girls were thrilled to win the top prize and are very much looking firward to playing the streets of Skerries this Sunday 25th!

Anyone who may want to check out their music can do so through here

Or alternatively they can be contacted through their Facebook page


Photo’s courtesy of Skerries News and Skerries Camera Club.

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Photo’s courtesy of Skerries News and Skerries Camera Club.

Skerries Soundwaves Launch 2016

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Huge thank you to all who came to help us kick off Soundwaves 2016 in style last night! I’m sure everyone will agree it was a brilliant night and has really helped set the tone and atmosphere for the rest of the festival.
A huge thank you goes to our brilliant guest speaker Morgan Llewylen who spoke so passionately about all things artistic.
Our entertainment on the night was provided by the fantastic poet/ rapper John Cummins who has the whole audience in awe of his amazingly talented performance. We look forward to seeing more of John on Sunday 25th at our Story Telling event in Holmpatrick School from 1-4pm. Anyone who missed last night make sure to attend as you do not want to miss this unique performance.
A massive thank you also Deirdre Glenfield, who has put so much work into the Artwaves exhibition around the town and spoke about it last night. A huge effort has been put in this year so do your best not to miss out. More details can be found on our website
Photo credits Marie Byrne, Skerries Camera Club.

Mozart’s Magic Flute

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This year we are lucky enough to be once again joined by the North Dublin Opera in their production of Mozart’s magic flute! 
Join us on a magical journey through a strange fairy tale land filled with princes and princesses, wicked queens and magic genies!
This production brings the magic of opera to a younger audience with its colourful and engaging production!
It is happening on Saturday September 24th in the Little Theatre from 7pm. Tickets are priced at €8 and available here.

Skerries Soundwaves 2016 Brochure

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We are very excited to finally broadcast our brochure and schedule for Soundwaves 2016!

The new brochure has all the details of each event which is happening over the course of the festival including the date, time, location and price.

Tickets are available for most events through eventbrite- Simply search Skerries Soundwaves or the links can be found through the website.

Tickets will sell out fast so we encourage you to purchase them early to avoid dissappointment!

Download the brochure here