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From the paper: interview with Peter Aiken

The country’s leading independent promoter on the business of live music

Promoter Peter Aiken in his Dublin office. Photo: Dara Mac Donaill/Irish Times

Mon, Jul 20, 2015, 13:50


Between the Live at the Marquee gigs in Cork, the season of big shows at Dublin’s Iveagh Gardens and the brace of sold-out Ed Sheeran shows at Croke Park next weekend, this is the busiest time of year for promoter Peter Aiken. I interviewed him for the paper the other week and he talked about the family business, the influence of his father Jim, swapping accountancy for gig promotion, going on the road with Rory Gallagher, the changing nature of the business, competition and, of course, the Garth Brooks’ fandango. You can read the piece here.