Category: Bands – The Riptide Movement

Sea Sessions 2011

O Emporer

O Emporer at Sea Sessions


Storyfold at Sea Sessions


Delays at Sea Sessions

The Minutes

The Minutes at Sea Sessions


Codes at Sea Sessions

#13 – Sea Sessions 2011 should have been brilliant, but Irish festival weather put paid to that. While the festival itself had a great line-up, the star of the show in sunshine is Bundoran itself and the beautiful coastal setting of the festival site. In rain, there is little to do until the music starts and when you are trying not to have a weekend of solid drinking, this created a bit of a problem.

Don’t get me wrong, I still enjoyed the weekend, but I know I would have enjoyed it even more if the sun had come out for more than the last few hours on the Sunday evening.


Villagers at Sea Sessions

Japanese Popstars

Japanese Popstars at Sea Sessions

The Riptide Movement

The Riptide Movement at Sea Sessions


The Skatalites at Sea Sessions

Brian Deady

Brian Deady at Sea Sessions

Originally posted on on 10/06/12*

The Riptide Movement

The Riptide Movement

The Riptide Movement at the Academy 2

#7 – Early March 2011 brought a chance to see The Riptide Movement headlining at the Academy 2, with support from talented Tallaght boys Leaving Las Vegas. Sweaty, noisy and with a brief pause in drumming while Gar let off the the confetti cannons, this was my sort of gig.

Leaving Las Vegas

Leaving Las Vegas at The Academy 2

*Originally posted on on 08/06/13*

Mugic Happens


Túcan at Mugic Happens

#5 – Mid-February I discovered another great opportunity to see Irish acts (and for free no less!) at Mugic Happens in the Button Factory. I headed to see Túcan, who I had previously seen at Sea Sessions in 2010, and they didn’t disappoint. These guys play as if they are extensions of each others bodies. Although their covers are pretty awesome, I feel it is their own stuff that steals the show.

On the same line-up was Enda Reilly and the hardest working band I have ever met – The Riptide Movement. They cropped up again and again during the course of my year of gigs, and they never disappointed. If you haven’t seen them yet, go see them before they go stratospheric, and deservedly so.

The Riptide Movement

The Riptide Movement at Mugic Happens

Enda Reilly

Enda Reilly at Mugic Happens

*please note that the photos will get better in the course of this blog – I started making more of an effort with them as I moved into the year!

*Originally posted on on 08/06/12*