Upcoming Events Summer 2018
THE 4 OF US Sat 14th July
BEARA ARTS FESTIVAL Sat 4th August
FILM NIGHT Thurs 16th August
CAOIMHIN O' RAGHALLAIGH Fri 17th August
AMANDA ANN PLATT & THE HONEYCUTTERS Fri 24th August
LUKA BLOOM Sat 1st September
PAULA GOMEZ Fri 7th September
THE 4 Of US
Date & Time: Saturday 14th July, Doors open at 8pm. Tickets € 16
THE 4 OF US are one of the biggest bands to ever come out of Northern Ireland, and hail from Newry, Co. Down. They were voted one of the Top10 Best Irish Bands Of All Time, along with the likes of U2 and Thin Lizzy, in a recent TV3 series. This multi-award-winning band have seven lauded albums under their belt and a back catalogue of memorable songs that have featured on American, British and Irish TV and film soundtracks. To this day, their smash hit Mary, remains one of the most played tracks on Irish radio. Founding members and brothers, Brendan and Declan Murphy have been captivating audiences with their superb acoustic performances.
"Intricate arrangements, skilful lyric writing, and as we have come to expect from The 4 Of Us, the songs are imbued with considerable melodic flair. Excellent." – Colm O’Hare, Hot Press
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Beara Arts Festival
Date & Time: Saturday 4th August in the evening
Come join the festivities as we celebrate the wealth of local literary, musical and artistic talent on the Beara peninsula. The program this year will feature a wide variety of talks, readings, workshops, performances, and exhibitions.
More info coming soon!
CAOIMHIN O' RAGHALLAIGH
Date & Time: Friday 17th August, Doors open at 8pm. Tickets € 16
Caoimhín makes music on a 10-string fiddle called the hardanger d'amore, and travels the world as a solo musician, in duos with Dan Trueman, Mick O'Brien and Brendan Begley, and as a member of The Gloaming and This is How we Fly.
He has performed on some of the most beautiful stages in the world, including the Sydney Opera House, the Royal Albert Hall and the Lincoln Center. Although, he admits: "some of my favourite performances have been much more intimate and ephemeral events, special one-off things invented by friends."
He has made twelve recordings to date, ranging from quite traditional to fairly out there, and continues to explore the region where traditional music begins to disintegrate.
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AMANDA ANN PLATT & THE HONEYCUTTERS
Date & Time: Friday 24th August, Doors open at 8pm. Tickets € 16
Lyrically driven, the songs on Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters blend the band’s old-school country roots attitude with their shared influences of rock and folk.
“In between the country-pop music of today and the gritty sound of yesterday you find The Honeycutters with a country-Americana sound that catches the ears of both the young and old. Musically, they make a traditional, honky-tonk-flavored sound bursting with driving rhythmic ambition, enchanting melodies and deeply poetic lyrics.” – Alan Cackett
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Date & Time: Saturday 1st September, Doors open at 8pm. Tickets € 16
"The very embodiment of the folk singer, Luka Bloom has that deep sense of social justice with an uncanny ability to distil contemporary life into the pithiest and most alluring combinations of lyrics and melody lines.
Last year’s album, Refuge, put a finger on the fractured nature of so much of what’s happening in our world today, from homelessness to war to climate change.
His voice is still as open and honest as it was over 30 years ago, and his guitar finds chord combinations that are all his own. Passion, playfulness and pause for thought: a hearty combination in any gig" - Siobhan Long, The Irish Times
Read more: LUKA BLOOM
Date & Time: Friday 7th September, Doors open at 8pm. Tickets € 16
Paula Gómez is a singer-songwriter originally from Spain but based in West Cork for the last four years.
Paula's sound is influenced by blues, folk and rock and her compositions have been noted as highly original, with a strong melodic sensibility. Her sound combined with her wide vocal range and powerful delivery is attracting attention from worldwide audiences.
"The heart turning voice of Paula Gomez soars like a young Joan Baez" – Kathy Sheridan, The Irish Times
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