Last night saw the first live gig in Ireland since the Covid-19 pandemic hit the country in March of 2020.
The highly anticipated event organised by The National Concert Hall saw James Vincent McMorrow and Sorcha Richardson perform live at the Iveagh Gardens and was also live streamed on YouTube.
Taking to social media the day before the concert James shared his excitement; “This is a stage. Tomorrow I play on this stage. This is the first show I’ve played in a year and a half, the first thats been played in Ireland since the pandemic hit in March of last year.”
“I’ve never been so excited for a show in my entire life.”
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First socially distanced very well managed gig at Iveagh Gardens. A massive well done to Minister Catherine, her Department & National Concert Hall, all the event staff. Live stream here: https://t.co/OpgYwUXIpU
The first of many safe & well run live gigs to come! pic.twitter.com/tGmFUGwqtW
— Hazel Chu (@hazechu) June 10, 2021
Great show tonight, thanks to everyone who made it such a safe summer celebration 🎉🙏
Really lovely atmosphere at Iveagh Gardens
— Catherine Martin TD (@cathmartingreen) June 10, 2021
Feels special to be at a real gig again. Looks very different to what Iveagh Gardens gigs used to be like, but it’s one hell of a step in the right direction. James Vincent McMorrow judging the mood beautifully so far… pic.twitter.com/ghbxV3VNVU
— John Meagher (@johnmeaghermuso) June 10, 2021