Body & Soul was the big one of the weekend. Here’s Tony Clayton-Lea’s report from the weekend.
Certainly, music aside (and the music line-up across the two-day event was top notch), there was much to do, see and experience, notably in the beautiful walled gardens area and in tiny venues such as Radio Shack and Casa Habana. “There’s such a magical atmosphere here,” as 25-year-old Meath woman Emer Touhy put it.
But not everyone was overly swayed by the attractions Body & Soul is now well known for.
Dubliner John O’Meara raised his eyes to the wet and windy heavens, saw multicoloured umbrellas hanging from tree branches and sighed: “What a load of pretentious shit.”
And Laurence Mackin was our blogger on the spot.