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Iontas Theatre Sat 28th May 7:30 pm €20 (+event bright fee) (Standing Room Only) THE SCRATCH + SASHA TERFOUS + PAUL SHERRY

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Sat 28th May

7:30 pm

€20

(Standing Room Only)

THE SCRATCH

+ SASHA TERFOUS

+ PAUL SHERRY

THE SCRATCH are a 4-piece acoustic act from Dublin, Ireland. Born from a shared love of acoustic guitar, metal and traditional Irish music, The Scratch have molded triumphant melodies with the groove and intensity of metal.

Started as a fun experiment in the kitchen of a house in Perrystown, Dublin, The Scratch have already built up a serious buzz in their hometown. A 2017 busking trip to Rory Gallagher festival in Ballyshannon saw the band score their first viral video, racking up an astonishing one million views in just a week and shared around the world.

The Scratch capitalized on this attention and every Dublin headliner they have done to date has been sold out well in advance. This started with The Underground and continued in The Grand Social. Next came a raucous show in Whelans. The Button Factory sold out 3 months in advance plus the biggest headliner to date in The Academy, with rumored debut album announcement to follow.

2018 saw the release of their very first EP, ‘Old Songs’, a collection of older instrumental material followed by crowd favorite, ‘Flaker’ in the Summer. March 2019 sees the release of ‘The Whole Buzz’ EP with a marked development of their songwriting style. ‘The Whole Buzz’ further cements The Scratch as one of the best trad revival/metal crossover acts in the country and one of the most exciting acoustic acts in the world with high energy acoustic riffs and soaring melodies littered across the 5 tracks.

Their output of videos has been extremely important to the identity of the band. Most recently came ‘God Slap’ in November 2019, a high energy stand-alone single with a video to match, shot and edited by the band themselves, as is their process.

To really understand the band, they have to be seen live in concert. This is where they thrive and challenge anybody to come to a show and not leave with a smile on their face.

“These lads are very good. This is pure original and weird, makes me uncomfortable. Every box ticked.” – The Rubberbandits.

“When Metal meets Trad” – JOE.ie

SASHA TERFOUS Announced in 2021 as the Poet Laureate for Wexford, Sasha Terfous is one of the most important figures in Ireland’s spoken word community. With her knowledge, eloquence and passion, she aims to narrate life’s experiences and encourage her audience to reflect upon themselves and their decisions. Using her work as a form of activism, her poetry draws attention to the voices that should be heard and issues that need to be addressed – be it the racism and homophobia of her youth in a small rural town or larger issues such as climate change and the Black Lives Matter movement.

The past two years have found her undertaking commissions for the likes of NUI Galway and the Female Tribes project, speaking at the launch of the Centre for Environmental Justice alongside Mary Robinson, performing for the online edition of Bloomsday with Aidan Gillen, David Norris and Glen Hansard, appearing as part of Word Up Collective’s curations for Music Town and Dublin Quays Festival, touring with Wooden Elephant on their German performances of Beyoncé’s Lemonade album and collaborating with the Adrian Brinkerhoff Poetry Foundation in New York and Poetry Ireland on a video interpretation of her piece ‘Identity’ - the audio of which was made a track of the week on RTE 2FM.

PAUL SHERRY is one of Northern Ireland's most respected musicians. An award-winning guitar player since the age of sixteen and husband to the infamous Grainne Duffy who he also performs with, he has just released his solo album titled 'Let it Flow' which has received album of the week on RTE Lyric Fm and is currently getting regular airplay nationwide.

Performing with a number of music projects and touring internationally with his wife Grainne, 2022 will see Paul's busiest year to date!

His new album" Let It Flow" is a mixture of meditative acoustic with electric roots, and rock songs.

His raw rust and dust vocals and guitar playing live is a journey from acoustic to electric that flows from start to finish with energy, spirit and feel.

RUNNING ORDER: Paul Sherry Band will open at 7.30 pm, followed by Sasha Tefous at 8 pm before The Scratch take to the stage at 8.30 pm.

Friday 27th May - Sat 28th May

funded by

Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media,

& Monaghan County Council

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THE SCRATCH

+ SASHA TERFOUS

+ PAUL SHERRY

Sat 28th May

7:30 pm (Doors open @ 7 pm)

€20

Indoor Gig ~ Standing ~ 3 gigs

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Tickets are also on sale for Duke Special + Blue Fish Diamond

Fri 27th May

7:30 pm (Doors open @7pm)

€20 (+event bright booking fee)

Venue Ìontas Theatre (Seated Event on Friday only)

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