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Hermitage Green add second date for King Johns Castle with special guests announced

Following the recent release of their new single ‘Heaven’, Hermitage Green are proving that their popularity in their home town is at an all-time high. With their latest single video causing quite a stir on social media, the Limerick band are set for a series of home-town gigs.

In March of this year Hermitage Green announced their first Irish show for 2019 will be on 27 July at Limerick’s King John’s Castle. Due to high demand and the 27th July show selling out, a second show has been added on 26 July.

Special guests for this gig have also been announced as Ham Sandwich, Moxie and Sean O’Meara making for what should one of the summer event highlights in Limerick city for 2019.


Partnering with Shannon Heritage, the Hermitage Green performance is another addition to the popular Live at King John’s Castle experience that is now seen as one of the Irish venue highlights amongst touring bands.

Hermitage Green is recognised as one of the most popular bands to emerge from Limerick in recent years. The Limerick band has made a significant impact on the Irish music scene with their first full length album, released via the SONY Ireland label.

Their latest single ‘Heaven’ is about wrenching the idea of an afterlife into the everyday and at its core explores how Heaven or Hell can be within your reach, depending on how you choose to live your life. It follows the release of their most recent EP ‘Gold & Rust’ and their touching cover of ‘Dreams’, a tribute to The Cranberries and the late Dolores O’Riordan which garnered worldwide applause.

Their 2017 EP, ‘Gold and Rust’, was produced by Matt Lawrence (Adele, Amy Winehouse, Mumford & Sons) was received to critical acclaim.

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The band has developed a huge international following and has performed sell-out shows across Ireland, the UK, Middle East, Australia and the US.

From their early days performing on Limerick’s pub scene, Hermitage Green has evolved to become an influential band with an international following. Their unique arrangement of instruments that includes the bodhrán, djembe, rhythmic guitar and banjo sets them apart as a truly original offering of Irish Music.

The band features Barry Murphy, Dan Murphy, Darragh Griffin, Darragh Graham and Dermot Sheedy.

Having just returned to Ireland from selling out their inaugural 9-show theatre tour across Canada, the past year has seen Hermitage Green filling concert halls around the globe. This includes a sold-out tour of Doha, Qatar, Dubai, United Arab Emirates as well as Sydney, Perth, Melbourne, Australia. Closer to home highlights include a sold-out King John’s Castle last June, entertaining thousands of fans at Electric Picnic and a sold-out winter tour across Ireland

Promoter Mick Dolan said: “We were delighted with the phenomenal demand for tickets when we announced Hermitage Green for King John’s Castle earlier this year. The demand was such that we have decided to add an extra concert date on Friday 26th July.


The band’s previous King John’s Castle performance was a memorable one and we are delighted to be able to team up with Shannon Heritage once again to recreate this magic.

Barry Murphy of Hermitage Green Delighted to be back “We are delighted to return to King Johns Castle, our favourite venue in the country. Last year’s gig was so special to us and something we will never forget and we look forward to bringing a whole new show back to Limerick city this summer”

Niall O’Callaghan, Managing Director at Shannon Heritage has welcomed this latest addition to the Live at King John’s Castle concert series.

“Shannon Heritage have focussed significantly over recent years to develop both the King John’s Castle visitor experience and to position the historic castle as a destination venue for a wide range of cultural events”, O’Callaghan says.

“We have seen a tremendous reaction to the Live at King John’s Castle concert offering and audience feedback has been consistently positive. To be in a position to welcome back Hermitage Green - a group of local lads who have made such an impact on the Irish music scene – is one we take great pride in. We look forward to welcoming the guys back to King John’s Castle in July and can guarantee audiences a night they will never forget”, he added.

Hermitage Green’s second  date at King John’s Castle in Limerick takes place on Friday, July 26th. Tickets are on sale now and can be bought here