You may well know that Jape, And So I Watch You From Afar and Fionn Regan are touring the country together. Last weekend, they played Galway, Cork and Limerick, each night with a rotating headliner. They hit Dolan’s Warehouse in Limerick on the Saturday and Brid O’Donovan was on hand to capture some of the moments.

First up was Jape. There were some new songs played, some of which sounded a little low-key in comparison to the Choice-winning Ritual, but first impressions are likely to fade once we get a proper listen to the new stuff. It must be noted that the older songs have lost none of the danceability, though the crowd was conspicuous by their lack of ‘getting into it’. Maybe it was just because he was first on.

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Next up was Fionn Regan, performing solo. Needless to say, the crowd was not very interested in one man and his guitar. It was not long before he left, without making much of a dent in the chat throughout the venue.

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There were no problems with And So I Watch You From Afar. One of the most powerful live bands around, the band look more confident than the other two times I have seen them in the city and you could imagine that if the band had played for an extra hour then nobody would have complained, though they almost certainly would be complaining of whiplash in the morning. You can download their new track, ‘Straight Through The Sun‘ for free, by tweeting or Facebooking about it here.

As I write this, the tour is stopped in Kildare, and tomorrow (Friday) will play The Spirit Store in Dundalk, and on Saturday, will hit Whelans in Dublin.

Check out some videos and more over at BarryGruff, whom I had the pleasure to meet on the night.