LIMERICK independent record label Out On A Limb - home to the best musical talent to emerge from these shores in many moons - are ‘curating’ this Saturday’s ‘Dolan’s Summer Party’, boasting over 20 of the best local and national acts around, all performing over a marathon 12-hours, and for just €5!
OOAL, established by Albert Twomey and Richard Bourke to release Giveamanakick’s 2003 offering ‘Is It Ok To Be Loud Jesus?’ - before going on to release nine albums by seven different bands over the next five years, are still home to Windings, Crayonsmith, Rest, Ten Past Seven and Hooray for Humans, and released the excellent debut from Owensie, ‘Aliens’, earlier this year.
Ciaran Ryan joined not long after the label’s inception, and has been an ever present since, and, with Dolan’s, has assembled a line-up that includes most of the label’s roster, plus a mouth-watering selection of special guests, including: Last Days of Death Country, Fox Jaw Bounty Hunters, Mark O’Connor, Squarehead and the amazing Toby Kaar, as well as MynameisjOhn, Vertigo Smyth, We Come in Pieces and many more.
“Dolan’s came to us with the idea and asked us if we wanted to do it and we delivered a plan, which they gave the thumbs up to,” explained Ciaran. “It was just a case of going around and getting bands and in terms of our own label we knew who was available, but beyond that we went around and asked people, and no-one turned us down, which is really good.”
He added: “I always hammer home that this is a label born in Limerick and we wanted to keep that local flavour to it, it made sense on all levels. We wanted to keep a low ticket price and Dolan’s were all for it”.
The bands and DJs will take over the Upstairs and Warehouse venues, providing people with an ‘Access All Areas’ event to enjoy, and Windings’ Steve Ryan - who will headline on the day - believes the line-up is “amazing”.
“I can’t wait for it. Most of the bands that I want to see in Ireland are playing over that day,” says the Windings frontman.
“They are all the biggest and most prominent bands in Ireland playing there, which is amazing to see, and we are delighted to be asked ourselves.”
Doors on the day will be at 2pm and for those that get down early - before 3pm - there will be a free CD on offer, while a BBQ will also take place.
The Dolan’s Summer Party takes place this Saturday and tickets are on sale now.