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Cluas Gigs of the Fortnight

The best gigs across Ireland during the period 31 July - 13 August 2006

Gig of the fortnight is........ The Russian Futurists

Where and When?
Whelan's, Dublin - 13th August

Why? The last time Matthew Hart was in the country he was opening for the rather wonderful Caribou. This time around the Canadian (aren't they all these days) gets to headline and showcase his melding of lo-fi electronica, hip-hop and pop to full effect.

Support comes from Jape and DJ Kool Drool.

Best of the Rest

Who?
Castlepalooza

Where and When?
Charleville Castle, Tullamore - 5th and 6th August

One of the big 2 promoters is putting on a fairly unappealing event for the August bank holiday so it's up to the independents to come up with something decent. As it turns out there are 2 pretty attractive looking festivals happening that weekend.

First up is Castlepalooza in Tullamore. Featuring some of the best bands in the country Charleville Castle will play host to Delorentos, Republic Of Loose, Neosupervital and many others.


Who?
Le Cheile

Where and When?
Oldcastle, Co. Meath - 4th-7th August

Featuring many of the same acts playing Castlepalooza but spread over 4 days Le Cheile is now in it's 9th year and this year's incarnation boasts the most impressive lineup in it's history. Rather than seeling tickets for the entire weekend the festival is taking the unusual step of allowing attendees to pick and choose which events they want to go to. A full programme of events can be found here.

CLUAS 'Gigs of the Fortnight' is compiled and edited by the CLUAS listings editor, Ian Wright.
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