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Saturday 2nd June

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Hudson Taylor 

Irish duo, brothers Harry and Alfie Hudson Taylor, have just released their ‘Feel It Again’ EP. Their first new music since their album “Singing for Strangers” debuted in 2015. The EP gives their fans the first taste of Hudson Taylor’s forthcoming second album, which has been produced by Ryan Hadlock, best known for his work with The Lumineers and Vance Joy, and is being mixed by Ruadhri Cushnan (Mumford & Son, Ed Sheeran).

Building on the success of the debut album, which was produced by Iain Archer (James Bay, Jake Bugg), and featured three big hits - ‘Chasing Rubies’, ‘Battles’ and ‘Weapons’; the multi-talented siblings enjoyed a busy 2017, writing, recording and travelling around Ireland, the UK and Europe. They played to one of the biggest crowds of the weekend at the Electric Picnic festival in September, and their lead-off Irish single “Feel It Again” was one of the biggest national airplay hits of 2017. Hudson Taylor rounded off the year with a sold out headline tour.

Barely pausing for breath, 2018 has seen the brothers on a sold out headline tour of the UK and Europe, and an exciting US tour with Gabrielle Aplin. The US trip saw them make their US TV debut on Good Day New York on Fox and WGN-TV in Chicago. They also completed high-profile online sessions for Paste Magazine, Baeble Music and Balcony TV in LA.

Returning to Ireland to find second single ‘Run With Me’ in the airplay Top 10, and surging past 1.3 million streams on Spotify; Hudson Taylor are thrilled to be on tour back home, which includes a sold out show at The Olympia Theatre in Dublin.

With prestigious festival spots in Ireland, the UK, Denmark, Germany and Spain already announced, and a return trip to America on the cards, the future looks bright for Hudson Taylor.

Wyvern Lingo

"We are three individuals whose lives are inextricably linked. We know each other inside and out and can’t lie or fake it in front of each other, so our lyrics are awash with honesty.” - Wyvern Lingo

Wyvern Lingo have always been friends first, band second.  

Junior school alliances built to withstand the torments of puberty and teenage rites of passage - first kisses, first hangovers and trips good and bad. Dodgy gaffs and even dodgier boyfriends and girlfriends. Young hearts but witchy old souls with a private language - the wyvern lingo.

Music is the glue that helped Wyvern Lingo stick together. Originally bonding over hand-me-down albums by Thin Lizzy, Led Zeppelin, Joni Mitchell and Simon & Garfunkel; then starting their own thread of music, which stitches together a rough but resilient tapestry of influences, taking in folk, hip-hop, rock and R’N’B, all united by the spectral chill triggered by their unique vocal harmonies. Writing together, sharing their hopes and fears in verses and choruses.

Now in their twenties, they have a confidence in how they write and in what they say, be it personal experience or a comment on society. Wyvern Lingo bring their stories together on their debut album, simply called “Wyvern Lingo”. They say - “We were trying to find a title that would capture a glimpse into our world, what better way than to self- title the album. This is us. ” 

The trio self-released their first EP - “The Widow Knows” in 2014, which brought them to the attention of Irish independent label Rubyworks. Extensive international touring followed with James Vincent McMorrow and fellow-Bray native Hozier, and a second EP - “Letter To Willow”, followed in 2016. 

“These songs are a collection of experiences both separate and shared. Experiences that shape how we view the world, and how we’ve come to terms with the way our lives have unfolded.” - Wyvern Lingo

  
 
 

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The best of live Irish music features at the 2018 Leixlip Festival and tickets are available via our website for both Weekend and Day passes.

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Friday 1st June

Floor filler, Kormac's Big Band, is our headline act on Friday 1st June. Get down to the Leixlip Festival for some banging tunes!

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Friday 1st June

Saturday 2nd June

We can't wait to welcome Hudson Taylor to the Leixlip Festival for first time! They will headline on Saturday 2nd June

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Saturday 2nd June

Sunday 3rd June

We can't wait to welcome back The Riptide Movement to the Court Yard Hotel. They will headline the Leixlip Festival on Sunday 3rd June

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Sunday 3rd June

Monday 4th June

The Leixlip Festival would not be the same without Smash Hits! We are delighted to welcome them back to the Court Yard Hotel again on Monday 4th June

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Monday 4th June
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