Wood Quay Summer Sessions: PowPig

Wood Quay Summer Sessions: PowPig

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Thursday, 30 July 2020, 1.00pm

Wood Quay Summer Sessions return in July for a series of online lunchtime concerts broadcast from Dublin City Council’s beautiful Wood Quay Venue. Now in its sixth year, this ever-popular outdoor series is moving online for 2020, with four unique online concerts streaming from 1pm on Thursdays throughout July on the Wood Quay Summer Sessions Facebook page.

The fourth and final session of the series for 2020 brings you fresh alt-rock tunes from PowPig.

PowPig are a dynamic band hailing from Limerick, comprised of Anna Marie Rooney, Andreea Mocanu, Laura Drennan and Leah O’Donnell.

The four-piece are as comfortable swaying to the soft and pensive “Rosalee” as they are screaming in their funky ear-worm “Birds Of Paradise.” Their most recent releases, “Pretty Woman” and “MayDay” were debuted on a sold out Irish tour with Junior Brother.

An Irish Times “Artist of the Week”, and an Other Voices “Listener’s Choice” winner, PowPig have also supported beloved Irish acts such as Pillow Queens, Whenyoung, and Girlband for two nights in Vicar Street. The girls ended 2019 with a sold out headline in Limerick City and The Irish Times announced PowPig as one of the Top 50 People to Watch in 2020.

Founded by Dublin City Council and presented in association with Improvised Music Company, Contemporary Music Centre, Music Network and First Music Contact, the Wood Quay Summer Sessions allow music fans to experience an incredible mix of music from new and established traditional, jazz, contemporary and alt-rock acts.

This year, the online Sessions will feature mesmerising new jazz from BigSpoon, a programme of music by leading women composers from Ireland performed by Cassiopeia Winds, glorious traditional music from Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh and Mick O’Brien and fresh alt-rock tunes from PowPig.

In addition to the video performances from the four acts, Dublin's Near FM 90.3 will broadcast the concerts each Thursday at 6pm, alongside behind-the-scenes chats with the artists.

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