The Irish Independent is saying that Dún Laoghaire Festival of World Cultures has officially come to an end. There had been rumors for a while now, that it wouldn’t come back, and last years even coming in half a million over budget couldn’t have helped matters!
It was always a bit unusual that a free event of this size could exist, and I guess in truth it was too good to last. It was always a very high quality event, and will be missed. The down side was the usual festival nonsense of paying too much for a BBQ’ed burger and pints in plastic containers. I think that comes with the territory though!
The news that the Meteor music awards will not happen this year is slightly easier to take! Still, another sign of the doom that seems to be widespread in Ireland at the moment.
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble were one of the headliners in Dun Laoghaire last year, but I’m sure they’ll be back soon, as they seem to love it here! Here they are on Jools…