Some time ago (july 18th, 2007) I went to the Midlands Festival near Mullingar, Co Westmeath. The main attraction on the bill was Christy Moore, although my main reason for going, was the chance to see Aimee Mann, I have been a fan for a long time. She was brilliant, my favourite song of the set was Momentum.
I have to say that Country / western is not my scene, but there were a few other acts worth mentioning. I was pretty impressed with Steve Earle and his wife. Mundy played a pretty solid set, and there was this guy that I had never heard of before who is worth checking, His name is Raul Midon. His guitar playing was amazing
However, in my mind the best set of the show yesterday were the Waterboys. I was blown away. Songs like Medicin Bow, The Whole of the Moon, The Glastonbury Song, really rocked the crowd. It made me come back and dust off my old CD's to add them to my ipod. If you get a chance to see them play live, get there!!!!
Tony Levin on Bass and Music Man
2 months ago