Luka Bloom Thursday, 26th June 9pm
With a poet’s heart and a rockster’s soul, Luka Bloom is regarded as one of Ireland’s best-respected contemporary folk artists, having produced 20 albums since the 1970s, Bloom continues to push the boundaries of what his music can do, and the 2012/13 Heartman Tour proves he is still making provocative, poetic music that delves deep into the intricacies of the human soul and pulls out the nuggets and puts them in a song.
Like many who write songs, Luka’s orchestra of choice is the guitar. What makes his career a little different is his constant search for a new voice within the guitar. The guitar is the landscape on which the song is created, and he is forever probing that landscape for new inspiration. No effects, no gadgets. Time, effort and a whole lot of love bring forth new voicings within the instrument, and bit by bit, the songs come to life. And eventually they fly, bringing Luka with them to be heard in Byron Bay, San Francisco, Hamburg, or even Doolin.
“I love it when different people come and gather around they dip into a different world" from the album ‘Between the Mountain and the Moon’Luka Bloom writes and performs songs and has done for four decades now. For a man of limitless passion for music, change, tradition and its lessons, he says of it all that “It’s all about the Song”.
Jon Kenny Saturday June 14th 9pm
Jon Kenny is one of Irelands premier Actors/Comedians. Jon’s career in entertainment started at the age of sixteen as lead singer in the glam rock band GIMIK, who toured extensively in Ireland and the UK, and were also one of the first bands to tour Eastern Europe.
In the late eighties Jon formed the D’Unbelievables with Pat Shortt and proceeded to write and perform in a whole series of shows including The Cattle Dealer’s Lament, Mad Jax Show, It’s My Shout, One Hell Of A Do, I Doubt It, Says Pauline, and D’Ats Life. D’Unbelievables proved to be Ireland’s most popular comedy duo ever. They performed their shows to sell out audiences all over Ireland, Great Britain and America. They also produced four chart topping Videos; D’Video, D’Telly, D’ Mother and D’Collection. He also performed on stage with theatre groups such as The Island Theatre Company, Limerick, The Actors Company, Dublin and Druid Theatre, Galway.
In 2005, he was nominated for the prestigious Irish Times Best Actor Award for his performance in Under Milk Wood with The Island Theatre Company. Jon’s film work includes parts in Angela Mooney Dies Again, The Van, Les Miserables ( where he acted opposite Liam Neeson) and a cameo role in Angela’s Ashes. His television work includes Father Ted (Channel 4), The Fitz (BBC), Gortnaclune (RTE) and various other personal appearances. Jon is one of the creators, artistic director and overall Director of Mag Mell. He is also the main actor in the show.
We are so looking forward to seeing Jon at The High Tide Club on Sat 14th June @ 9pm. Tickets €15 at the door or telephone 086 1930552 for further info.
Mikey & the Scallywags
Mikey & the Scallywags Saturday May 31st 9pm
'An energetic and irreverent crew of punk rock newcomers' - Hotpress
'‘Would stand up to anything from popular folk bands like Mumford & Sons or The Lumineers’ – 2 u I bestow Irish music blog
'Energetic, engaging and entertaining to say the least!' - Limerick Leader
'Galway folk mayhem makers'- Gti Gazette
'Get ready to cause a ruckus and have some foot-stomping fun' - Connaught Tribune
'Flamboyant folk band' - Galway Advertiser
'Galway liveliest live band' - Galway independent
Dr Strangely Strange
Dr Strangely Strange
Special guest Dave McFarlane
Friday May 16th Doors open 8pm Admission €12
Special support The Bunties
Annette Skade is an award winning poet whose first collection Thimberlig was published following Skade's receipt of the Cork Reviev Literary Manuscript prize in 2012. Her poems are energised by a perspective that is 'at once small as a wormhole & wide as the curve of star netted space. ' Annette is the principal of a rural national school in West Cork & is in the process of writing for a second collection.
Anita Heffernan is living in Kenmare, Co. Kerry & is a member of Hungry Hill Writers Group. She has previously been published in Podium 111, Samhlaiocht Chiarraí and Breachadh, An anthology of Kerry Voices.
Tony Kendrew lives in a remote and beautiful part of Northern California. Many of his poems explore the connections between that outer landscape and the inner world, and are featured on a CD of poems: Beasts & Beloveds. Many of these poems, and others written since, are being published next month by Iconau in a collection called Feathers Scattered in the Wind. In 2012 Tony travelled to Wales for the Creative Writing MA at the University of Wales. His Dissertation was a series of 22 poems reflecting on migration & the sense of place & identity. The resulting CD is called Turning. Tony is on the editorial board of The Lampeter Review & co-edits the website mysticpoets.com.
Jennifer Russell was born in Bantry. After spending many years in the US & the UK she returned to Ireland to live on the Beara Peninsula. She set up and co-runs Hungry Hill Writing Group who host two international poetry competitions each year. She has been published in a number of poetry journals and anthologies. She teaches Public Health, part time in UCC.
Rudra Nua, a demanding travelling companion on the Via Negativa, is a poet commited to unearthing the mystery of being alive. His childlike enquiry and restless nature makes him an awkward guest at the dinner table. Not for him the path of pure wish fullfillment. Nothing but the truth will satisfy his searchlight vision. Yet when it illuminates, it illuminates with an airy compassion. Look in the mirror and you might catch a glimpse of him. Rudra Nua resides on the Beara Peninsula.
Alongside the readings there will be music provided by Geoff Ward. Refreshments will be available.
Liam O'Maonlai at The High Tide Club
Liam O'Maonlaoi Satrurday April 26th 9pm €15 admission
poets meet politics
Poets Meet Politics is a competition, sponsored by Hunger Hill Writing, for poems with a political slant. The competition attracts entries from around the world as well as from Ireland.
At this event authors and others will give readings of all the shortlisted poems, with comments from the competition judge, Bernard O'Donoghue (poet, critic, and academic) and presentation of the award.
There will also be an open mic session. Refreshments and Hungry Hill Writing publications will be available. All Welcome!
Bean Dolan & Irene Niamh Dunne at The High Tide Club
Bean Dolan & Irene Niamh Dunne Friday 28th March 8PM
Bean Dolan & Irene Niamh Dunne joined together as a band in April 2013. They have an eclectic folk sound which is complemented by their use and love of harmonies. Bean has been a full time Musician for 12 yrs, playing a variety of instruments, usually favouring acoustic guitar & double bass. After releasing his solo album in 2008 he went on to join Jukebox Gypsy 5 yrs ago, with whom he still tours. Bean & Irene are influenced by artists such as Gillian Welch, Sheryl Crow, Paul Simon, Crosby, Stills & Nash. They will kick off their gig at The High Tide Club @ 8pm Friday 28th March. Admission €10.
Don Baker at The High Tide Club
Don Baker, Irish blues musician will perform at The High Tide Club on Sat 15th March @ 8p.m. Don became a musical figure in 1979 when he was invited by the Late Late Show to compose a song about inner city Dublin.Over the years since then, Baker has built a solid reputation as a singer, guitarist, harmonica player and songwriter. Many of his own compositions offer disarmingly honest reflections on aspects of his own life and personality, and he has openly spoken of his deeply spiritual approach to life and people. He has also appeared in several films including In the name of the Father & On the nose & most recently appeared in the very popular series Love Hate. Don's new album My Songs, My Friends features a star studded line up including John Spillane, Sinead O'Connor, Mik Pyro, Clara Rose & Liam O'Maonlai amongst others. Tickets are €12 & can be booked on 086 1930552.
sound lab cloud
Music and Art Installation by Pauolo Lopez, Declan Cleary, Anna Caricondo, Melania Lynch and Pintor Z
"... With the invention of machines, Noise was born. Today, Noise triumphs and dominates sovereign over the sensibility of men .... "The Art of Noises. Futurist Manifesto, 1913.
This work is about sound made from improvisation, mixing, blending and testing aspects of sound experimentation, noise, electronic music, ambient, etc..
The performance uses different media and sounds, different software for music creation for computers, circuit bending on electronics like walkeytalkeys and percussion- acoustic instruments (bells).
It is a “casual gathering” of interpreters (who come from different professional environments and have different nationalities), anything might happen at the time we sit down to play, looking to achieve a chaotic-harmony close to landscape, in “acoustic–retinal” and " musical ostinato ".
Pintor z : 44 years old. Chilean contemporary artist. he works in sound, painting, art-video and installations. He exhibits all over the world and he has been teaching painting in ARCIS university in Santiago - Chile for 10 years.
Declan Cleary: 44 years old. Irish from Wexford living in Glenngarrif. He is studying Music technology - Institute of technology Tralee. At the moment he is doing work experience at Carnegie Arts Centre in Kenmare
Paulo López: 40 years old. Argentinian. He has been working with bands for more than 20 years doing live sound. At the moment he is experimenting creatively with music computer programs, he has also worked as the AV-IT manager at Dzogchen Beara for many years.
Anna Carricondo: 32 years. From Barcelona- Spain. She is a psychologist,this is her first experience taking part in this kind of performance. She also works at Dzogchen Beara.
'Greenshine' at the High Tide Club
Mary Greene, Noel Shine, Ellie Shine perform and launch their new cd 'Greenshine' at The Sarah Walker Gallery on Friday the 13th of December at 8pm. This special night will also feature MIK PYRO of the renowned Dublin band, Republic of Loose. A show not to be missed!
The Kings of Kudos Return to the High Tide Club
The Legendary Kings of Kudos are back at The High Tide Club, Friday November 29th. After their fantastic first performance here at the Sarah Walker Gallery, Stephen Housden, Les Sampson and Mike Geaney will be making their much anticipated return. Come along for the exquisite musical experience that is the Kings of Kudos.
Stephen Housden is regarded as one of the finest guitarists in the world. Well know guitarist with Little River Band for more than two decades, he has also played & recorded with such music legends as Warren Zevon, Dr. John, Glenn Frey, Christopher Cross, John Enthwhistle (The Who), Noel Redding (The Jimi Hendrix Experience), Steve Cropper, Renee Geyer & many, many others.
Bill Griffin and the Life of Francis Bacon
THe High Tide Club presents... A one man performance by artist Bill Griffin giving insight into the life of artist Francis Bacon.
One night only! 8pm November 15th, tickets are €10 at the door.
Date and Time: Friday August 23rd 8pm
Joe Junker , another young and upcoming Singer/Songwriter will play at The High Tide Club. Luke Murray will accompany him.
Date and Time: Wednesday August 7th 8pm
Sam Evans is our next performer at 'The High Tide Club' on wed 7th Aug @ 8p.m. Admission €10. Sam plays an incredible jazzy, urban vibe that you just have to move to. BBC radio Bristol interviewed Sam recently and said he is "fantastically talented .....going to go to some great places". Spread the word.........
The Senile Delinquents at The High Tide Club
Date & Time: 18th July
8pm Admission: €10
The Senile Delinquents are a Somerset based expandable bluegrass duo. Mikki Barry on banjo and vocals and Kara Richardson on guitar and vocals. We deliver a tender blend of bluegrass folk and country.
Since the release of Mikki's debut album The Banjo The Bucket and The Gun, in May 2012, they have been playing non-stop at open mics and folk clubs such as The Bradninch Folk Club, The Village Pump in Trowbridge, The Hatch at Hatch Beauchamp and gigging at festivals, bars and barnyards in Devon and Somerset, including apearances at Sunrise Festival, Lakefest, Bradninch Music Festival, The Eldon House in Bristol and The White Post Inn at Rimpton, and a live radio session fro Frome FM.
Since recording The Banjo The Bucket and The Gun, they have been on incorperating the songs ( all originals) from Kara's forthcoming Album A Short Study On the Nature of Love and Drink, into the set.
Read more: The Senile Delinquents at The High Tide Club
"Explore the Paper Garden" Childrens' Summer Camp
"Explore the Paper Garden"
Childrens art workshop in response to the current graduate exhibition
Date and Time: 12th to 16th August 11am to 2pm daily
Open to children of primary school age
Cost €30 per child for the week
Sean O'Laoire will be running a summer camp for children from Monday August 12th to Friday August 16th during the Graduates Summer Show. This creative workshop will encourage children to respond freely and expressively to the artwork around them. Art materials provided.
Kings Of Kudos
Friday 28th June @ 8.p.m.
The Legendary Kings of Kudos featuring Stephen Housden join us at The High Tide Club Friday 28th June @ 8 p.m. Stephen is regarded as one of the finest guitarists in the world. Well know guitarist with Little River Band for more than two decades, he has also played & recorded with such music legends as Warren Zevon, Dr. John, Glenn Frey, Christopher Cross, John Enthwhistle (The Who), Noel Redding (The Jimi Hendrix Experience), Steve Cropper, Renee Geyer & many, many others.
Stephen and his family moved to Australia at the age of eight. He soon discovered rock 'n' roll and fell under the spell of such lead guitarists as Hank B. Marvin (The Shadows) and Chuck Berry. He formed his first band at high school whilst all the time honing his craft. Hendrix and Wes Montgomery became influences as Stephen worked hard on learning different techniques, whilst also striving to develop his own distinctive style.
In 1999 Stephen and his family moved to Cork. Long inspired by Irish Music, Stephen now enjoys playing with some of Irelands top musicians including a feature on Paddy keenan's Long Grazing Acre CD.
Maria Doyle Kennedy
About Maria Doyle Kennedy
In 2001, Kennedy released music on Mermaid Records, a label she founded herself. Her debut solo album Charm was released in 2001. She coordinated Sirens which is a compilation album of female artists and which was released in 2003. She released an album Skullcover consisting of cover versions in 2005, and Mütter in 2007.
Kennedy’s new album with her husband Kieran is called The Storms Are On the Ocean. A collection of Appalachian standards dressed in darned gowns, its spiritual siblings are Plant's Band of Joy, PJ's White Chalk and Gillian Welch's stark daguerreotypes. Here are courtly tunes, murder ballads, child ballads and death fugues all backlit by Kieran Kennedy's acoustic guitar, banjo and piano.
Both of her solo albums have been nominated for Meteor awards and her forthcoming project sees her teamed with U.S. country music legend John Prine Damien Rice and Paul Brady. Sing was released September 2012 and reached no 4 in Irish charts.