28th Vibe for Philo
Vicar Street, Dublin
Sat 04 Jan 2014 20:00
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28th Vibe For Philo | Fight Or Fall
Part Celebration, part Wake, part Convention, the Vibe for Philo, is an annual commemoration of all aspects of Phil Lynott’s career, from more obscure outings such as the Three Musketeers to the classic Live and Dangerous era. From it's humble roots in a pub's backroom it has grown into an internationally recognized event drawing an audience from three continents and has become a mecca for anyone with an interest in Phil Lynott or Thin Lizzy.
Past participants read like a whos who of Irish music, with numerous international acts also gracing the Vibe Stage. Virtually every guitar-slinger to strap on a Les Paul and ride the Lizzymobile has performed, and many of Lynott's old bands from Orphanage to Grand Slam have reformed for one-off performances. The full reunion of Thin Lizzy on the 10th anniversary was a particular highlight. The showcase slot has produced some memorable performances including then unknowns such as Damien Dempsey, Leanne Hart, Conor Mc’Gouran, and Paddy Casey.
Taking it’s queue from the late 60’s/early 70s Vibes or Happenings it celebrates how Lynott easily strode the worlds of Folk, Punk, Rock, and beyond, and mixes rare video footage, dance, and poetry, with interpretive performances and the best tributes on the planet. It has inspired similar shows in London, New York, Stockholm, Tokyo, LA, Copenhagen, and other cities around the world and now heads into its 28 consecutive year.
Each year takes a Lynott song as it’s theme - the 28th being - Fight or Fall - from the Jailbreak Album. The Vibe for Philo is always held on the 4th January - the day of Lynott’s death. Only Las Vegas Elvis conventions have a longer track record.