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The Ghostlight Sessions - Balor Arts Centre, 4th March, 8.00pm

A monthly night of great original live music with Stolen Relic, Happy Out, Fast Thursday & Freespeakingmonkey.

Leitrim-based Freespeakingmonkey’s sound has been likened to ‘The Pixies produced by Tim Burton’. Ranging from dark and ethereal to upbeat and contemporary they most definitely belong to a genre of their own. They’ve played Electric Picnic’s Body & Soul 3 times, Knockanstockan and Palfest 2019 at The National Stadium. Their debut 4 track CD entitled Sirens was launched in The Glens Centre, Manorhamilton last year to a rapturous response.

Fast Thursday are a loud, energetic Hard Rock/Alternative 3-piece from Northern Ireland who’ve gigged in pubs, bars and clubs the length and breadth of the country. This drum,s guitar and bass trio have released two EPs to date with the most recent – Unite The Factions – followed by an extensive UK tour across the UK with a smattering of Irish gigs thrown in for good measure.

Having cut their teeth playing bars, parks, festivals and anywhere in between, post-indie rock trio Happy Out have chiselled themselves into a force to be reckoned with in the Donegal/Derry scene. Recent exploits have seen the band perform to enthusiastic audiences in Derry, Omagh and Donegal along with a slot supporting Titus Andronicus and festival dates at Swell and Stendhal Festivals.

Stolen Relic are a riff-driven rock band from Letterkenny. Formed in 2019 they released their Demo EP in August to a packed house at The Cottage Bar, Letterkenny, and won Rosie Joe's (Derry) Battle of the Bands in September. Having just headlined Australian Bushfire charity gig Funder For Down Under at No.58 they are busying themselves with upcoming gigs at Sandinos (Derry), McCafferty's & The Cottage (Letterkenny) and Fibber Magees (Dublin), to name a few.

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