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Pre-match shrinkage at Cois Fharraige 2008

Interesting to see some changes already to the Cois Fharraige bill. Initial press releases and ads back at the start of June for the Sony Ericsson-sponsored seaside jolly listed the fabulous Cathy Davey amongst the participants. Most of the write-ups …

Tue, Jul 1, 2008, 14:07

   

Interesting to see some changes already to the Cois Fharraige bill. Initial press releases and ads back at the start of June for the Sony Ericsson-sponsored seaside jolly listed the fabulous Cathy Davey amongst the participants. Most of the write-ups about the fest – including this one, this one and this one – mentioned her inclusion on the bill.

Now, though, she’s no longer listed on the festival website. She’s also absent from the current run of ads and the latest press release from the organisers (though Ticketmaster still think she’s playing).

However, her own MySpace site never listed this show in the first place and she already has an appearance confirmed for the sold-out Electric Picnic. We’d imagine that the contract for the Picnic would rule out an act playing another festival in Ireland a fortnight later, so her inclusion on the Cois Fharraige bill was a bit of a surprise to begin with. Wonder will any of the other “confirmed” acts get seasick before September? Or is Cathy’s absence from the new ads and website line-up (indeed, maybe even her presence on the bill in the first place) down to, uhn, an administrative oversight at the promoter’s office?