Live Music from the West in Foxford Woollen Mills

Saturday 29th October The Whileaways & John Hoban Live.


Against the beautiful and unique backdrop of Foxford Woollen Mills, Halloween weekend is looking like it’s going to be one you remember for a long time to come. Greenroom Bookings & Foxford Woollen Mills have another magnificent night of music on Sat 29th Oct at the beautiful setting that is Foxford Woollen Mills. Live musical performances on the night are The Whileaways & John Hoban. Both artists are hugely admired around Ireland and also Internationally. Part of The Whileaways appeal lies in the fact that they have three lead singers, with Noelie McDonnell, Nicola Joyce and Noriana Kennedy all having led bands before they joined forces. Their sound is true, their performances gloriously engaging. Noriana Kennedy, Nicola Joyce and Noelie Mcdonnell came to know each other’s singing over a number of years, playing in sessions in the folk melting pot of Galway city. Dipping their toe in the water as a trio, they were hailed as ‘a knockout of the festival’ at the legendary Port Fairy Folk Festival, Australia in 2012.  The band continue to cut a confident trail in roots music and woo audiences with their sincerity and perfect simplicity. The Whileaways brilliant new album “Saltwater Kisses” is available now for download at The

John Hoban on the other hand is a Castlebar Native, a musician, singer, songwriter, poet and has travelled all over the world with his music. The ultimate multi-instrumentalist, John plays fiddle, accordion , mandolin, cello, harmonica etc … He writes, composes his own songs and music. It has been said that he could make music from a sheaf of oats. John combines the best of the Irish tradition with an intimate, warm and raw sensibility that is his own.  He is highly regarded nationally and internationally for the unique and deeply personal nature of his music. John Hoban’s visionary and unique fifth solo recording, Fad Saol is a double album: the first CD consists of original, covers and traditional songs accompanied by 12-string guitar and mandocello; the second CD is traditional, original, instrumental fiddle music accompanied by mandocello, banjo and mandolin. The recording captures the quality and energy of a live performance and is available at


Make sure to book your tickets now for Saturday the 29th of Oct as it promises to be an amazing night of music with two stand out artists in The Whileaways & John Hoban.

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