Rackhouse Pilfer to play in Sligo Abbey

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National Heritage Week will be celebrated in novel fashion at Sligo Abbey on Sunday, August 23 with a free concert not to be missed, from local band Rackhouse Pilfer.

MUSIC: Rackhouse Pilfer to play a free gig in Sligo Abbey on Sunday, August 23.
MUSIC: Rackhouse Pilfer to play a free gig in Sligo Abbey on Sunday, August 23.

A fiery exciting six-piece Sligo band who have been getting rave reviews with their rootsy blend of Americana, Irish and country, Rackhouse Pilfer racked up the miles and the acolades in 2014 and so far this year.

They were named Live Band of the Year by Hot Press and Jagermeister. They also recorded in Nashville and took on their first headlining nationwide tour of Ireland, where they even got to perform for President Michael D. Higgins in the gardens of Aras An Uachtarain.

One of the many highlights of the last 18 months is playing two of the biggest Bluegrass festivals in Europe, including the La Roche Bluegrass Festival in France, where they performed just last week.

Formed in 2012 by the fireside of McGarrigle’s bar, they initially performed a largely acoustic set of bluegrass and folk hits from their favourite Americana artists. It wasn’t long before they had to be plugged in to be heard, due to their growing popularity and swelling crowds.

Don’t miss this band’s fantastic harmonies and amazing musicality in the hallowed surroundings of Sligo Abbey on Sunday , August 23 at 3pm. Best of all the concert is free, but get there early to get a good vantage point.

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