With the Carrick Festival that is only a few weeks away. Here is a quick look at some of the bands that will be playing.

The Carrick Festival is organised entirely by volunteers who give up their precious time. To put on the best show possible for the Carrickmacross community and surrounding areas.

We truly hope the weather is better this year than last year and that we have an "EVEN BIGGER PART!!!!! THIS YEAR" to make up for the bad weather last year. We will all have to party doubly hard to make up for it.

We hope to see you all uptown partying with your friends and family. We really love to see the community enjoy the show we put on.


20:00 Carnival Opening Parade

20:30 An Louhrinn Linn, Corduff Pipers, Steadfast Shoes

Kingscourt Brass Pipe & Marching Bands

21:00 Starman Main Stage


Main Stage

19:30 D-Day - (Main Stage)

19:30 Long Time Coming (Court House Stage)

21:30 Live Forever (Oasis Tribute) (Main Stage)

21:30 The Bomber Band (Court House Stage)


15:30 Red Ocean - (Main Stage)

17:30 Faithchild - (Main Stage)

19:30 Short Fuse Blues - (Main Stage)

19:30 Alter Ego (Court House Stage)

21:30 Abuse Your Illusions - (Main Stage)

21:30 Ben Troy & Band - (Court House Stage)


14:30 Richie Kavanagh - (Main Stage)

16:30 Hand Like A Foot - (Main Stage)

17:00 Jigs & Reels - (Court House Stage)

18:00 Tenth Avenue - (Main Stage)

20:00 Proud Mary & Her City Limits Band ( Tina Turner Tribute ) - ( Main Stage )





STARMAN have just landed direct from the planet cool and their only mission is to light up your lives with some out of this world musical magnificence, Jim Mars, M. Twang, Iggy Stardust and Beats Asteroid make up the band “STARMAN” "STARMAN" are concentrating on being the best Bowie, The Doors, Kinks, Jimi Hendrix, Beatles, AC/DC, Bob Marley, Franz Ferdenand, The Killers, Kings of Leon, Rolling Stones, covers band etc, etc. “STARMAN” are bound to make a big impact
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We're a 3 piece band based in Monaghan/Louth. I'm from Donaghmoyne, our lead guitarist Diarmuid is from knockbridge and our drummer Ryan is from omeath. We play alt rock/blues. We've been together 6 months. Is there anything else in particular?


Faith Child

Faith Child is the 2015 MOBO Best Gospel Act and one of the UK’s top muilti-award winning Contemporary Christian Artists.
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Website: faithchildmusic.com
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Live Forever Oasis

5 Childhood friends who grow up on the south side of Dublin and went on to 
form in Oct 2010 Live Forever Oasis the best Oasis Tribute band Ireland have ever produced...
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Website: www.liveforeveroasistribute.ie
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Long Time Coming Wedding Band

Long Time Coming are Ireland's most sought after wedding and corporate event band. A five piece that boasts some of the best musicians in the country and a frontman rivalled by few. A highly energetic, fun and entertaining performance is offered for every show, LTC believe that a band are only as good as their last performance, and cater for all age groups and events with a wide and varied choice of music genres, from waltzes to rock, from 60's to modern hits, from rock to pop, from Irish - American and all party classics in-between.
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Website: longtimecoming.ie
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The Bomber Band

The bomber band are meaths original rock band. playing all the hits from the last 4 decades.

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Red Ocean

A 3 piece rock band based in Ireland.
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A 4-piece band from Galway. The band was formed by brothers Darragh (lead guitar, lead vocals) and Keith Whyte (drums & percussion) who joined forces with school friends Chris Breslin (bass, backing vocals) and Cathal Sweeney (rhythm guitar, backing vocals).
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Souncloud: soundcloud.com/ddayofficial
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Youtube: www.youtube.com/user/DDayRockBand


Alter Ego

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Abuse Your Illusion - GnR Tribute

An experienced and energetic 6 piece Dublin based band formed in early 2014
playing Guns N Roses Iconic classics
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Website: abuseyourillusion.com
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Ben Troy And His Band

Ben Troy! And His Band with over 12 major awards for country music! 
Appearance on The Late Late Show & The Grand Ole Opry!
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Website: www.bentroymusic.com
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Richie Kavanagh

An Irish entertainer who writes and performs his own songs. Best known for the hit songs Aon Focal Eile,, The Mobile Phone,, Mickeys Buckin Ass,, Stay Wut Her Johnny,, Chicken Talk,,The Little Honda 50,, A Travellin Man,, Fagan’s Chipper Van,, A Ferguson Tractor,, The Pothole Song,, A little Bit a Lastic,, I love My Juggernaut,, Pussy Cat,, Keep The Shovel Tipping,, A Teenager in 1968,, and Face Her For Mount Leinster,, Etc.

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Website: www.richiekavanagh.ie
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Youtube: www.youtube.com/user/johnnyfagan

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Hand Like A Foot

A 3 piece band, guitar/vocals, fiddle/whistle/vocals & bass/vocals.We play many styles that vary from blues/rock & reggae to trad&folk ballad&country
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Tenth Avenue

Tenth Avenue are a 6 piece wedding band from Donegal. With over 10 years of experience. With a set ranging from Irish, country, rock n roll, 70's-80's, Americana, rock and pop Tenth Avenue are sure to keep you dancing the whole night. Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Michael on 0851106126
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