The Eskies @ Jack Of Diamonds Festival (photos)

The Eskies played at The Workman’s club on Friday night, as part of Jack of Diamonds Rhythm and Roots Festival. This is the second time we’ve seen the Eskies, after Knockanstockan. We couldn’t stay too long at their set at Knockanstockan (that’s why there’s no post about them at the festival on the Blessington Lakes shore) but it was enough to make us want to see them again.

Workman’s club was almost full at their gig and it was obvious that people were enjoying their music as much as they were enjoying playing.

The Eskies story began, strangely enough, in Germany, in 2006, under the name of Die Bierin Coolers. After a few successful gigs around Germany, they decided that the next logical step for their career would be to move to Rathcoole, co. Dublin. They started picking up regular gigs around Dublin City ans soon enough they gathered some original material and appeared as supporting acts for bands such ashe Blizzards, Delorentos, Director, The Saw Doctors and Aslan.

The band looked to be on a slow boat to the promised land, however, inconvenient circumstances occurring in late 2010 left their future up in the air, and with the general consensus among the quintet being that their time had come, The Eskies went their separate way. Fortunately for the Irish music scene, an and Steven began jamming again in August 2011 with the intention of creating something completely different from what they had done before.

Since then, The Eskies have brought their unique brand of contemporary country-folk and swaggering stage spectacle to several venues around Dublin and beyond including numerous appearances at Sweeney’s Mongrel of Dame street, Tallaght’s Captain America’s and the Grand Social of Liffey street.

The band members:

  • Ian Bermingham – Guitar/Vocals
  • Tim George – Bass/Vocals
  • Steven Kearney – Drums/Vocals
  • Rob Murphy – Mandolin/Guitar
  • Sean O’Reilly – Guitar/Vocals

Find out more about them on their Facebook page, follow them on Twitter and check out a set of photos from Jack Of Diamonds.

See all the photos from Jack of Diamonds Festival.


Lucy Ivan

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