Next up, I have to admit, was on a bit of a whim. I didn’t know much about the Niall McCabe band before I went to see them, having done a bit of a trawl of upcoming gigs and listening to one or two of their songs. This is what I love most about Irish music – coming across someone almost by accident and heading to see them. They didn’t disappoint.
A small intimate crowd upstairs in Whelans, some serious musicianship and great singing and song-writing – this gig summed up me at my gig-going happiest.