Mundy to open Buncrana Music Festival

Mundy performing at the Witnness festival at Punchestown racecourse, Naas, Co. Kildare on Saturday, 12 July 2003.'Photography by Brendan Duffy.
Mundy performing at the Witnness festival at Punchestown racecourse, Naas, Co. Kildare on Saturday, 12 July 2003.'Photography by Brendan Duffy.

Singer-songwriter Mundy looks set to headline the opening night of the Buncrana Music Festival, writes Laurence McClenaghan.

The Galway Girl singer enjoyed remarkable chart success with his collaboration with Sharon Shannon. In fact the single, originally penned by Steve Earle, was the biggest selling single in the Irish charts in 2008. In 2009 Mundy and Shannon collected a Meteor Award for ‘Most Downloaded Track.’

Mundy who is originally from Birr, County Offaly also lifted the Meteor award for ‘Best Male’ at the 2003 ceremony.

Mundy has released four studio albums and a new longplayer by the singer songwriter is due for release in the Spring.

The music festival, which will run on Buncrana’s Main Street and Shore Green from Thursday, July 21, to Sunday, July 24, returned last year after an absence of some several years.

The festival committee have organised a fundraiser in March as all costs are met by a team of volunteers. “Who wants to be a Thousandaire” will be hosted at The Inishowen Gateway Hotel in Buncrana.