The gig cancellations may have been rolling in thick and fast, but a number of musicians aren't twiddling their thumbs during this global crisis.
Yesterday, we told you how Chris Martin and Keith Urban had live-streamed gigs for fans in self-isolation, and a number of Irish acts have also got in on the act.
Snow Patrol's Gary Lightbody is planning a livestream of an acoustic gig tomorrow (Thursday 19th), and is currently accepting song requests:
Hi everyone. Am doing an acoustic gig live on the snow patrol Instagram tomorrow (Thursday 19th) at 7pm gmt. Hopefully see yous there. Please post requests here & I’ll do the most requested songs on this show and then do more shows to play the rest. Loads of love to you all. gL.x
— Snow Patrol (@snowpatrol) March 18, 2020
Gavin James is also planning to livestream a gig tomorrow (Thursday 19th) at 8pm, and is asking fans to donate to Alone Ireland:
Dundalk band The Mary Wallopers streamed a gig from their house last night via YouTube for St. Paddy's Day:
Frames fiddler and solo artist in his own right, Colm Mac Con Iomaire also played an 90-minute-long set at the weekend:
James Vincent McMorrow has been doing nightly IG Live videos from his home:
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This is the thumbnail for the IG live video I just finished. Guys life isn’t perfect 😂😂 Thank you so much for tuning in each night, it’s as important for me as hopefully it is for you. Sorry my voice wasn’t there on the first big chorus of Cavalier, I knew it wouldn’t be but I went for it anyways, and we got it there together later in the song. again life isn’t perfect, I’m learning to actually put my whole being out there flaws and all. See you tomorrow. I haven’t picked songs yet so if you have any you want to hear, let me know. X