Emerging from hibernation with Signs of Life

The Signs of Life Festival comes to a close this weekend. The Liberty spoke to the event’s creator and organizer, Louis Scully.

The Signs of Life festival, taking place in various locations over the country, concludes this Sunday in Pallas Studios, Dublin. 

The mini-festival, which features a wide range of music and genres, has been running for over three weeks. 

The final event, “The Bloc Party”, will feature performances from Alicia Raye, Plantain Papi, Monjola and Aby Coulibaly and is hosted by musician/producer R3D. 

Speaking on the event, creator and organizer Louis Scully said that the festival celebrates all types of music present in Ireland today. 

Photo of Aby Coulibaly, credit to District Magazine

“Signs of Life is a festival that celeberates Ireland’s rich & visual culture today”

Louis scully, signs of life festival creator & organizer

“Signs of Life is a festival that celebrates Ireland’s rich music & visual culture today. Cameras were distributed to audience members, performers & crew to document this unique period, returning to performance spaces and re-connecting after 18 months of forced-hibernation.” 

R3D, credit to Hot Press, also performed at the festival

The festival has included folk and traditional Irish music gigs at Ballykeeffe Amphitheatre in Kilkenny, as well as two nights of Nigerian Afrobeats in Pallas Studios with performances from Yankari; a 14-piece afrobeat collective. 

Scully said that the festival would not have been possible without the support from the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.

“We’re delighted to have been able to pull this lineup together,” said Scully.

Tickets for the festival are available on the event’s website