This year's St. Patrick's Festival has added a slew of gigs for music fans to get very excited about.

And some of them are taking place in venues that you don't usually get to catch a gig in.

On March 13th, sometime Super Furry Animals frontman Gruff Rhys will play a solo show in Christchurch Cathedral, with a special Irish guest TBA.

On  March 14th, Northern Irish/English alt-folk duo The Breath will play the Peppercanister Church with piper Brìghde Chaimbeul and fiddle player Aidan O’Rourke. Both of those gigs are part of the SEODA cultural partnership with the Welsh and Scottish governments.

Meanwhile, Canadian electronica musician Jessy Lanza will play Lost Lane on March 13th, and Annie Mac, Kojaque, Soulé, Denise Chaila and Guests will play the Guinness Storehouse on March 14th. 

This is How We Fly with special guest Iarla Ó Lionáird will play Liberty Hall Theatre on Sunday March 15th, and the World Premiere of James Joyce’s Pomes Penyeach with Lisa Hannigan and Guests will take place at the National Concert Hall on Monday March 16th.

Colm Mac Con Iomaire with the Contempo Quartet will perform his latest album The River Holds Its Breath, also on Monday March 16th. 

Other newly-announced gigs include one on March 15th, when Dublin electronica duo Mount Alaska will also play the Peppercanister Church. The pair, Stephen Shannon and Cillian McDonnell, released their debut album 'Wave Atlas: Season One' last November.

On March 16th and 17th, Dublin Gospel Choir will bring their joyful noise to the same venue. If you've been up early on Sunday mornings at Electric Picnic, you'll be aware of just what a shot of adrenaline their uplifting sound provides.

The St. Patrick's Festival runs from March 13th - 17th.