The Swell Season gig at Vicar Street, due to take place tonight, has been postponed until 2009.

Promoters gave the following explanation on their website:

"Ticket sales were too slow to raise the much needed funds everyone hoped for and it has been decided that the best thing to do is to postpone to a time in the new year when we can all have a better run of it.

A new re-scheduled date will be announced as soon as possible. All tickets for Dec 8th will be valid for the new date. Refunds are also available from point of purchase."

Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova were due to be joined by special guests Mundy, Liam Ó Maonlaí, Ronan Ó Snódaigh, Ann Scott and Carly Sings.