Reserved just for gingers, the Foxygen stage features red-headline act Mary Coughlan, Judette, Ginger Nutz, Rua, The Baby Cheeses, Crosshaven Ukuladies and more!
Sunday, August 23rd from 4pm
Mary Coughlan is an Irish jazz, blues and folk singer of critical acclaim and one of the country’s most loved redheads. Throughout the 25 years of her extraordinary recording career, her smoky, bluesy, boozy drawl has always been a seduction, no matter what the subject. The vocal marrying of wit, rage and passion is Mary’s talent and this is why she is so loved. An unmissable performance!
Saturday, August 22nd from 11.30am – 12.30pm
A recently formed duo with diversity, yet simplicity. Jude O’Neil (keyboards) and redhead, Orla O’Hanlon (vocals) have been performing together at various events nationwide. Represented by Modemusic, the duet have performed a variety of acoustic covers and original music. Judette have performed at venues such as Blackrock Castle with the Cork Cycling Festival and are due to perform for Culture night in Limerick September 18th. Bringing an authentic, honest, musical style to every stage they share.
Saturday, August 22nd from 12.30 – 1.30pm
“Ginger Nutz” are three outstanding traditional musicians, all hailing from the West of Ireland. Described as both vibrant and soul enriching, they are armed with fiddles, piano and button accordion and a wicked sense of humour. This lively group of redheads draw inspiration from 1920s and 30s Irish music/song as well as the horizontal rain and bumpy roads of Co. Mayo. Ginger Nutz cannot be responsible for any madness on stage.
Ginger Nutz are Stephanie Swanton (Fiddle), Shane Meehan (Piano/fiddle) and Gerard Chambers (Button Accordion) The group also play Cronins, Friday from 8pm.
Saturday, August 22nd from 1.30 – 3.00pm
The Baby Cheeses are a cheeky bunch, fronted by ginger bearded West Cork man Séan Óg and his band of merry men. With toe tapping classics from the Rolling Stones to U2, this is all round good cheese that will have you smiling, laughing and dancing for the afternoon at the Foxygen stage.
Sunday, August 23rd from 11.30 – 12.30pm
Four redhead students from Colaiste An Phairsaigh, Glanmire got together in Transition year. Encouraged by their teachers, they formed the string quartet RUA, a versatile chamber ensemble made up entirely of natural redheads!
The young and talented Cork based string quartet are Niamh and Meadbh Damery and twins Darragh and Ailbhe Woods.
Find them on Facebook as Rua Quartet
Sunday, August 23rd from 12.30 – 1.30pm
Portefeuille are a four piece band from around the Crosshaven and Tracton area, specialising in live rock music.
Sunday, August 23rd from 1.30 – 2.30pm
The Crosshaven Ukuladies are a passionate group of women who live locally, love to sing and play the ukulele. The group really define the essence of the great Crosshaven community spirit through song and merriment. They are your mum, your neighbour, your best friend and today they are your entertainers. So come along and let the Ukuladies charm you with their ensemble of familiar, happy songs.
The group will also be joined on stage by young Music 4 Children students for selected songs.
Sunday, August 23rd from 2.30 – 4pm
The “Amadáns & Bodhráns” are well known for being one of the most entertaining Irish ballad bands in the country but few know about their ties to Crosshaven and the Redheads… band rules state; “Never let the truth get in the way of a good story!”, the stories ye are about to witness here are true!.
As well as being credited with creating their very own genre of music -”Folk ‘n Roll” this group happens to be fronted by the famous foxy ballad singer and local legend Michael Paul “Firey Murt” Murtagh. Alongside fellow redhead Jason “turbo” Turk, who is very well known in his own right in Traditional Irish music circles as being one of the top piano accordion players in Ireland and therefore the world, “Banjoman” Brian Leach and “Handsome” Hugh Walsh on fiddle (or violin as he likes to put it) make up this fantastic foursome!
Special event @ 3.40pm
Did you know, that Amadáns & Bodhráns are the musicians behind our legendary music video “Redhead’s Call”? As a grand finale to their set, we invite you to join us for a group rendition of the famous song (to the air of The Fields of Athenry), featuring guest singer and Ozzie redhead Pepi Mara. Lyrics will be handed out to the crowd, so get practising!