The East Pier Stage at O'Connells
Sunday August 13th at 5.30pm - FREE
Also appearing Sunday 9.30pm as special guest at the Festival Rootenanny on the Smokin Stage at McNeills.
Dubh Lee is an Irish guitarist and singer-songwriter who emerged on the Dublin music scene in 2018 with her lively residency in The International Bar and has since entertained countless audiences across Ireland. With wide-ranging influences from folk, blues and rock and an unadorned, honest vocal style she writes songs that examine excess, ennui, heartache and womanhood.
Dubh Lee has performed at festivals and events such as the Ruby Sessions, Electric Picnic, Fuinneamh and the Rory Gallagher festival in Ballyshannon as well as intimate shows opening for acts such as Jack Lukeman, Jerry Fish and Bagatelle. She supported jazz band Jimmy’s Cousin on their Irish tour, which included performances in The Set Theatre in Kilkenny, Dolan’s in Limerick and The Sugar Club in Dublin. Not afraid of experimenting with genre, Dubh Lee’s vocals have featured on the tracks of hip-hop and drum’n’bass artists and her live shows are dynamic, with gentle acoustic tunes building up to intense, electric-guitar driven bangers to get the crowd jumping. In 2020 she released Carousel, a bluesrock stomper with a psychedelic music video and themes of debauchery and loneliness.
Dubh Lee’s debut EP Animals and Friends comes out in May 2023. The 4-track EP explores the artist’s internalized misogyny and romantic misadventures, with old and new sonic influences from Aldous Harding to The Band. The release is accompanied by an acoustic Irish tour, with 9 shows across multiple counties in April and May 2023 including Cork, Kilkenny, Belfast and Dublin.