Seamus Fogarty, Body & Soul
Seamus Fogarty, Body & Soul:
Something tells us that Seamus Fogarty would never have envisaged playing his first Electric Picnic set to a group of under-5s more interested in kicking a beachball around than listening to his music, but festival gigs are an unpredictable beast.
Although a decent crowd have accumulated on the hillside at Body & Soul to watch the Mayo man and his three-piece band perform songs from his fine debut God Damn You Mountain, it's a shame that his folky ruminations were mostly drowned out by crowd chatter and the bass thud bleeding from the nearby Little Big Tent.
That's not to mention the young man that repeatedly approaches the stage to request Mumford and Sons songs (!), apparently confusing Fogarty for a human jukebox.
The set gathers momentum towards the last few songs – which sound great, by the way - but we'll catch Fogarty in a bricks and mortar venue next time. You win some, you lose some.