Following their major Blues and Roots Radio Album of the Year win in December, the Mary Stokes Band are due to play two shows in Dublin over the next few weeks.
The Mary Stokes Band are set to make their much-anticipated return to the stage with performances at two of Dublin’s major blues festivals over the next few weeks: Whelan’s Blues, Roots & Brass Festival on Sunday July 31 and Howth Roots & Blues Festival on Sunday. , 7 August.
With a storied history, and notable recent successes, the band is currently putting the finishing touches on their new album.
The Whelan’s Blues, Roots & Brass Festival (July 28-August 1) will host over 20 bands for five days, taking place at the main venue and upstairs at Whelan. This year’s lineup also includes the likes of Toshín, Mike Brookfield, Bin Chicken and more.
The Howth Roots & Blues Festival (August 5-7), meanwhile, will feature more than 30 bands in six venues throughout the weekend, including headliner Dom Martin. The Mary Stokes Band will play The Tramline Stage at the Summit Inn at 5 p.m. on Sunday.
Both concerts are free entry.
The Mary Stokes Band have left an indelible mark on Irish and international music – releasing over 10 albums over their remarkable career. Their debut in 1997 Ten years on the road, a nod to their legendary live profile, was a powerful statement of blues prowess. Last year they won Blues and Roots Radio’s Album of the Year award for the latest record, Go home.