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Feile Forever Announces Supports for the Festival

August 25, 2021

With just two weeks to go until a massive weekend of music in Birdhill, County Tipperary a stunning selection of music supports have been announced to join the already exciting lineup for the Feile Forever shows.

On Thursday 2nd September, Bell X1’s Paul Noonan will be joined by Emma Langford. The Limerick folk singer is having a stellar rise since winning at the RTE Radio 1 Folk Awards and most recently was part of the Irish Women in Harmony Line up. She joins the songwriter of some of the biggest Irish anthems of the past 20 years, from Rocky Took A Lover’ to ‘The Great Defector’. Paul Noonan is a stunning lyricist and frontman and promises to deliver a very special performance at Birdhill.

With the Jerry Fish show on Friday 3rd September heading for a sell-out, the enigmatic showman, band leader, and all-round bringer of musical mayhem has invited Tipperary singer-songwriter Norma Manly to join him at Birdhill. “A 21st century Patsy Cline” and “Blues as they should be heard” are amongst the press acclaim for Norma and she will set the scene perfectly for the Emotional Fish Frontman and Irish music icon.

Jerry Fish is a carny soul, one who has spent much of his life on the road, a shape-shifter, showman, shaman, songster, rock peacock, and supper club crooner from Lynchville, a constantly evolving artist who has always favoured innovation over orthodoxy.

Saturday 4th September The Frank & Walters will perform and it’s fitting that one of the brightest talents in the vibrant Midwest music should open up for the Cork Trio. Dylan Flynn and the Dead Poets have been building audiences, streams, views, and a buzz since 2019 combining energetic guitars and well-crafted songwriting. They will take to the stage before a full show from the Franks.

Will Leahy will act as host on both nights and chat to Jerry and the Franks about Feile, the last couple of years, and plans for the future.

The final night of the weekend Sunday 5th September sees two of the greatest live acts to come out of the Midwest come together for the very first time as The Alvin Purple Experience & The Funk Junkies take to the stage of this pop up outdoor concert venue at Birdhill.


Hosted by Will Leahy across the weekend 

Bell X1’s Paul Noonan with Emma Langford – Thursday, 2nd September 2021 

Jerry Fish with Norma Manly – Friday, 3rd September 2021 

Frank and The Walters with Dylan Flynn and the Dead Poets with Saturday, 4th September 2021 

The Funk Junkies with he Alvin Purple Experience – Sunday, 5th September 

Tickets for these socially distant outdoor shows undercover are available in Pods of 4 from and 


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