The Midnight Union Band Willie Meighan. The Boss. A legend in the Irish Music scene, organiser of the Kilkenny Roots Festival, owner of Rollercoaster Records (Kilkenny) - "the happiest little record shop in the world", one of the kindest and gentlest person you could ever hope to meet. When this legend of a man, who left a lasting mark on the heart of everyone he met, died way too young in late 2017, we decided

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The Stephen Stanley Band Their album "Jimmy & The Moon" instantly won us over. Top songwriting, killer melodies, jangling guitars, amazing harmonies, some straight rockers, some beautiful ballads.  At the same time Stephen Stanley's "The Troubadour's Song" became my farewell song for the great Willie Meighan. We can't wait to have The Stephen Stanley Band perform at the Static Roots Festival 2018. === Update: 29th May 2018 The Stephen Stanley Band will be joined by

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A tip of the hat to a total legend The always excellent Kilkenny Roots Festival was the biggest inspiration to finally initiate the Static Roots Festival. To me Willie Meighan, one of the organisers of the KKR, has become the face of the festival, he is the heart of the Kilkenny Roots family and the driving force of the Kilkenny music scene. Many of the amazing acts that I got to know through Willie, played

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