After a long wait, it seems that the live music industry is beginning to tentatively ramp back up.

Tonight's James Vincent McMorrow gig is the first of the government's test events to evaluate how large-scale events can proceed while we're still grappling with Covid.

There's another large event scheduled to take place in Dublin's Phoenix Park on June 26th with a crowd of 3,500 - 5000 - although the acts and details of this have yet to be revealed.

However, one gig that has been announced is Christy Moore at Killarney's INEC arena.

Moore will headline the gig on June 26th, where he'll be joined by musician SON (Susan O'Neill), trad singer Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh and Jack L.

Like tonight's Iveagh Gardens gig, there will be a number of safety measures in place at the INEC gig, which will be seated. Tickets are €39.50 and available in pods of six, and only 200 tickets will be made available. Measures include facemasks upon arrival and exit, staggered arrival times for each 'pod' and all attendees must have the HSE's Covid app installed on their phone.

Minister for Culture Catherine Martin said: "The line-up for the evening is fantastic and will help the Government to plan for the safe management of events whilst Covid is still circulating in our communities.

“I am so excited that we are reopening our stages, concerts, sports, our country and I have no doubt everyone who is lucky enough to attend will have a fantastic evening.”

Other test events scheduled to take place include gigs at Galway's Roisin Dubh, Cork Opera House and a comedy gig at Vicar Street. More on this as we have it.