Kerry singer-songwriter says live music is not banned

A Kerry singer-songwriter says it is a misconception that live music is banned in venues.

Cathal Flaherty is getting back on stage this Friday night in the INEC for the first time since March.

The Killarney musician says venues are doing their best to accommodate live shows while adhering to Government guidelines.

Cathal says gigs are very different from what they used to be:

Meanwhile, a Listowel publican says the Government needs to increase supports for pubs that provide live music or entertainment.

Aidan O’Connor of Mike the Pies says the extra funding could help pay performers: