After a lengthy drought of no live music thanks to the small matter of the pandemic, things are beginning to pick up once again.

Last weekend's Pilot Festival at Dublin's Royal Hospital, Kilmainham seemingly went without a hitch and now a similar set-up - albeit a much smaller gig series, rather than a festival - is due to take place in late July/early August in west Dublin.

A series of live shows dubbed the 'Strawberry Sessions' will take place at Luttrellstown Castle from July 28th to August 1st.

Jerry Fish (July 28th) Lisa Hannigan (July 29th), The Riptide Movement (July 30th) and Wyvern Lingo (July 31st) will play liv, while Jack Lukeman (aka Jack L) will play two gigs on August 1st at 3pm and 8pm. Tickets are available in pods of 4 (€209.95) or pods of 6 (€299.95) and on sale next Wednesday, July 14th at 9am from Ticketmaster.

And capacity is limited to 100 people per gig - so you'll need to be quick off the draw.

The live series follows on from the TV show The Strawberry Sessions (which was filmed in the garden of the Strawberry Hall pub - not fair from Luttrellstown Castle) aired on Virgin Media 1 last night and showcased acts like Damien Dempsey, Paul Noonan, Gemma Dunleavy and more.

Promoter Ray O'Donoghue said: "We recorded The Strawberry Sessions TV show with no audience during the height of lockdown and we’re really grateful that the Department of Culture  & Arts helped in making that happen. Now we want to bring The Strawberry Sessions to a live audience and it feels great to be able to say that. Each gig will be really special and intimate and we expect them to sell out quickly. Here’s hoping everyone is just as excited as we are to get live music up and running again.”