Hermitage Green Image Name: Hermitage Green

Hermitage Green have crammed a lot of gigs into two years – about 500 in 5 continents. Their carefully honed live set has been captured for posterity in the form of a live album, recorded at Whelans’ in Dublin last October. The five-piece Hermitage Green formed in July 2010 in what started out as a spontaneous jam session between friends and soon developed in to a strong acoustic outfit with an original sound for which the band have credited their contrasting musical tastes.

RTÉ Radio 1, Sunday 16 March, 11.03pm