Once upon a time, Swords was a hub for live music, with tons of new bands playing their own music live in various venues. The main venue was the hotbox that was The Slaughtered Lamb on the Main street. Many a night was spent in the company of beer, wine and Vox amps down in the cellar. Somewhere between the Celtic Tiger, The Great Recession, and Celtic Tiger 2 we lost it. And with it, we lost a bit of Swords but thankfully it’s back……..with the Solid Sessions and The Empire Swords.