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Bean - Seven Piece Band

Date: Friday 21st of April. Doors open 8pm. Admission €12

'Bean' - Is a seven piece band featuring a wide variety of Musicians with multi instrumental talents alongside wonderful harmonies with a sound reminiscent of the 60's/70's Motown/Soul era. The band released their debut album of the same name in January of 2017 and to date has packed out venues across the country.  Join Bean Dolan  (vocals & guitar), Irene Dunne  (vocals & percussion), Brian Casey (vocals and keys), Alan Brooks (vocals & bass), Darragh Coakley (vocals and drums), Isaac Tabor (pedal steel and electric guitar) & André van Hoff (Tenor sax) for a very special night of high energy music and songs at The High Tide Club.  

Luka Bloom- Refuge - Album Launch

Date: Saturday December 9th Doors Open 8pm POSTPONED TIL FURTHER NOTICE

'Refuge' is the newest album from Luka Bloom, marking his 40th year as one of Ireland's best known and most respected contemporary folk artists, having produced over 20 albums since the 1970s, Bloom continues to push the boundaries of what his music can do.

'Refuge' in his own words:
"Sometimes records are planned for months or even years.
Sometimes records sneak up on you.
During Autumn\Winter 2016 the world seemed to become a loud, brutal place. People hurting from war, homelessness, climate change. People respond in different ways.
I sought refuge in songs. I wrote some, I learned some and I visited some old ones.
After a few months of quiet work, I felt the need to put these songs out into the world.
At first I heard choirs and strings and trumpets.
In the end I decided to keep it raw, and simple.
And here it is – REFUGE. 11 songs, recorded in the amazing studio that is Lettercollum Recording Studio, with John Fitzgerald and mastered by my old friend Brian Masterson"


The cover painting is called ‘At One’ – by Tim Goulding, an Irish artist from the Beara Peninsula in West Cork. The original painting 'At One' can be viewed at the gig. The cover is designed by Steve Averill. Admission €15. 


Anelys Wolf - Artist's Talk- Chiloé Island to Irlanda

Date: Friday November 24th 4pm

Anelys will show images of previous work aswell as talking about her exhbition which will be on show in the gallery.

See all about her and her work in Upcoming Exhibitions.

Christmas Shopping Day

Date & Time: Sat Dec 10th 11 to 6pm

Christmas treats and deals 

As well as the current winter exhibition , there is lots more to see on the mezzanine upstairs in the gallery. Straight from the National Craft Fair is the work of Roger Bennett woodturner and Chloe Dowds ceramics. There's a new batch of the very populare Kenyan bead jewelry. There are deals to be had on purchases of the Sarah Walker Gallery Diary 2017.

Kevin McAleer

Date: Sat November 26th 8pm


During his early 20s, Kevin McAleer spent some time walking the earth. He lived for a spell in Barcelona, not long after General Francisco Franco died.

His abiding memory of post-dictatorship Spain was the talk about inflation. “Everybody was complaining about the prices going up. A bottle of wine cost 6p instead of 4p!” he remembers joyfully.

Shortly after returning to Ireland, he got hit with the comedy bug. It was around 1980. His start on stage came at the old comedy club on Harcourt Street in Dublin (where the pay scales were on a par with Franco’s Spain). The comedy club was a basement room in the old Holyrood Hotel; it doesn’t exist anymore. He says he was petrified getting up on stage for the first time.

“It was terrifying, even with three or four pints to soften the trauma,” he says. “The first night I got up on stage, I didn’t even have material. I felt it was enough of a traumatic experience to stand up on stage without having to worry about what you were going to say when you got there. The challenge was to get up out of your chair and stand on stage and hold the microphone. I thought that was enough to be going on with...."

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Joe Rooney

Date: Sat Oct 15th 8pm

Joe Rooney is an actor and comedian with over twenty years experience in both fields. As an actor he has had major roles in Father Ted (Channel 4), 5 series of Killinascully (RTE), Roy (BBC), RiRa (TG4) and Spookey Stakeout (RTE). He has appeared in many short films including Flying Saucers, Rock n’ Roll (with Ardal O’ Hanlon) and Lean On Me currently showing on Aer Lingus transatlantic flights. He also appeared in the stage version of The Shawshank Redemption at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival which garnered a 5 star review from The Sunday Times and had a sold out run in the Gaiety theatre in Dublin.

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Wild Atlantic Words Poetry Festival

Date: Sat Oct 1st 6pm

Admission Free

Readings and awards from the Wild Atlantic Words Poetry Competition 2016 and launch of the anthology

Cormac Begley and Rushad Eggleston

 Date: Friday October 28th , 8pm Admission: €15

CORMAC BEGLEY is a bass, baritone treble and piccolo concertina player from a  musical family on the Dingle Peninsula. Musicians like his father Brendan, Tom 'an Lord' Ó Conchubhair, Marie McHugh and East Clare musicians have had strong influences on his music. Cormac is the founder of the award winning 'Tunes in the Church' live concert series in Galway. To date he has featured on three acclaimed recording, the first with a fellow concertina player, Jack Talty (Na Fir Bolg), the second with his sister, Clíonadh (viola) and Páraic Mac Donnchadha (banjo), Tunes in the Church. The third was with the band Ré featuring Liam Ó Maonlaí, Peter O'Toole, Maitiú Ó Casaide and Eithne Ní Chathain. Cormac is also the founder of Airt,a residential school to benefit students, teachers, the local community and broader society. Students learn from artists in residence who excel in their field, from music to art to film making and the students put on public concerts and exhibitions upon finishing their course. Airt also give a percentage of their profits to charity in order to benefit broader society.

...a masterclass in timeless musicianship - Irish Times 

To find out more about Cormac click here.

 RUSHAD EGGLESTON is a Legend, clown, goblin, cello-shredder, acrobat. Wild "jazz" vocalist, bundle of laughs, writer of hit songs in other galaxies...INventor of bluegrass cello, time traveler, creator of worlds. - Biographer of Rushad Eggleson

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Ger Wolfe

Date: Saturday September 24th, Doors open 8pm Admission: €15


Over the last twenty years Ger Wolfe has released seven CD's of original material. He is well known for songs such as The Curra Road, The Lark of Mayfield and She Scattered Crumbs, and his lastest album is entitled 'I Have Been Loved'.

Heedless of fad or fashion, Ger is reflective and independent in mind and nature and his musical talent sees him plough through the Irish musical landsacpe. A wonderful poet and composer, a multi-instrumentalist and lover of the human voice, he is true to the art of the songwriter and tells his own story in his own unique voice.

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Greenshine and Hank Wedel

Date: Friday August 19th 9pm Admission: €15

Greenshine are a duo of Mary Green and Noel Shine and they are returning to the High Tide Club with singer-songwriter Hank Wedel for one night only. 

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Paula Gomez and Stephen Housden

Date: Friday September 2nd, doors open 8pm Admission: €15

PAULA GOMEZ is a singer-songwriter who has spent some years living in West Cork but now resides in Madrid. Paula will make a welcome return to The High Tide Club along with the very talented guitarist/singer/songwriter Stephen Housden. 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.

Paula was also selested as a featured artist of the Guinness Amplify campaign. 

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Doctor Strangely Strange

Date: Wednesday September 14th 8pm Admission: €15

Doctor Strangely Strange was formed in Dublin in 1967 by Tim Booth (vocals and guitarist) and Ivan Pawle (vocals, bass and keyboardist). They then teamed up with Tim Goulding (multi-instrumentalist and aspiring painter) and began rehearsing and living in a house owned by Gouldings then girlfriend and backing vocalist Orphan Annie (a.k.a. Annie Xmas). The tenants nicknamed the house 'The Orphanage'. The group's sound was experimental irish folk music and was closely affiliated with the Incredible String Band.

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Dylan Tighe

Date: Saturday August 13th 8pm Admission: €15

Dylan Tighe is a Dublin musician and actor and is returning to Castletownbere to play his second show at The High Tide Club this August. He has recently released his second album Wabi Sabi Soul, which is a collection of songs "embracing his own imperfections". This album follows his first album Record which was released in 2014 and was described as "searingly honest". His music is deeply unique and personal, often exploring his own struggles with mental illness. 

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Ethiopian Coffee and Craft Evening - Fundraiser

Sunday August 7th  4-10 pm- Ethiopian Coffee and Craft Fundraising Evening - Free Entrnace

Greetings of love and light,

Inviting all to an Ethiopian coffee evening in support of development works in Ethiopia. We will be serving Ethiopian Coffee, spiced tea, and munchies. A small shop will be open, selling handmade Ethiopian, Kenyan and Ugandan products, including  jewelry, clothes, soft-furnishings, bags, baskets, scarves, Ethiopian coffee, nuts and spices. 

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Date: Saturday 30th July 9pm Admission: €12


Ana Gog are a five-piece band based in Dublin, Ireland. Their sound is an eclectic mix of folk, post/prog rock and electronica with contemporary influences. To date the band have had two official releases, the album 'Making Trails' in 2013 and the EP 'Resemblance' which was released in 2014. After touring in India and Europe and after a period of writing and rehearsing the band returned to the studio in August 2015 to work on their upcoming album, due to be released this year!

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Randal "Big Daddy" Webster and Patrick Horgan

Date: Wednesday 29th June 8pm Admission: €12

Randall "Big Daddy" Webster (USA) & Patrick Horgan (Cork) bring their "Tangled Roots Tour" to Ireland this June and we are privileged to be hosting them at The High Tide Club. They’ve performed together and thrilled audiences numerous times over the years. They share an interest in Blues and Roots music seeing their music as a living, breathing animal that can’t be tamed as it grows and matures. With their “Tangled Roots Tour” they bring together the very best of their original tunes, plus some golden nuggets filtered through their own life experiences.

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Paula K O'Brien & Colin Deady

Date: Sat May 28th 8pm Adm €12

Paula Kingston O'Brien is an Irish singer songwriter who mixes a natural flair for simple, evocative writing with a voice which dips and dives between a soulful sound and a modern country lilt.

Singer Songwriter & multi instrumentalist Colin Deady released his Debut Album on 19th March 2015. The album is a collection of 13 songs, an emotional & nostalgic album that defies an easy pigeonhole. Showcasing his ability as a songwriter with beautifully crafted ballads like “Chapel Street” to soulful & bluesy songs like “Things I love The Most” all blending skillfully into a seamless flow ‘The songs are all about the vocals & lyrics’ says Colin and this is where he hopes the record shines, featuring four part harmonies in many of the songs. ‘I love the human warmth that vocal harmonies can bring to a song, that sense of togetherness, there’s nothing like it’  Lyrically the songs address themes relevant to the human condition…love, hope, mortality, time & human resilience. Colin says ‘there comes a time when we’ve all got to make our way across thewild river. Whether you’re lucky enough to saddle a horse or just wade in the deep doesn’t matter. All that counts in the end is that you get across relatively unscathed’.

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Nigel & Charlie Mooney

Date: Friday May 6th 8pm Admission €12

Nigel Mooney is no stranger to The High Tide Club and played for us in Sept 2014.  The audience were so appreciative of Nigels extraordinary guitar playing & sumptous voice that he was given two standing ovations.  He left the audience wanting more so we promised to bring him back and we are so proud to be hosting him once again.  Nigel is widely regarded as Ireland's leading jazz singer and guitarist.

A charismatic figure on the Dublin jazz and blues scenes since the early 1980's, his Gripewater Blues Band spearheaded the blues movement in Ireland and drew many fans of both jazz and the blues.

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Pat Coldrick

Date: Sat 26th March 8pm

Pat Coldrick's session work and classical appearances have earned him a reputation of being one of the finest and most versatile guitarists in Ireland. As well as his touring performances, he has appeared on National Radio and T.V. and has studied with world renowned guitarists David Russell and Gabriel Esterellas. Pat has achieved worldwide acclaim for his unique sensitive and expressive style in his playing.

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Woody Pines

Date: Sunday March 13th 8pm Admission €12







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Mick Flannery

Date: Friday December 18th 8.30 pm €15 Admission

“Mick Flannery is a singing and songwriting force to be reckoned with.” Siobhán Long, Irish Times

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August 1st - Film Night

1st August 2015- 8.30 PM


 Talking to my Father 

Sé Merry Doyle, 2015, 90 mins

The film documentary "Talking to my Father"  by Sé Merry Doyle and Simon Walker about the work of Robin Walker architect will be screened on August 1st, the film will be on view in the gallery for the following two weeks on a smaller screen.

"Wonderful, poignant, philosophical- incredible writing, candour and humility, that film will stay with me for a while". Oda O'Carroll, travel writer

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Betty & The Boy

Betty & The Boy

 Date: Sat Sept 19th €15

Betty and the Boy originally started as a modest duo with a solid belief in performing original music compositions. Meeting in a small town in Montana and...

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Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys

Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys

Date: Sat Aug 8th €15

With roots in the Great Lakes State of Michigan, Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys have been non-stop traversing the country with instruments in tow since the release of their 2012 record, Release Your Shrouds. The album showcased the band's meshing of Appalachian tradition with a rootsy Michigan vigor. But wherever placed in the genre continuum of the times, it's their sincerity and passion for following the music that propels them.

For a preview of what is to come listen out for Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys on the Ryan Tubridy show (formerly John Murray show) on Tuesday 4th August between 9 & 10am on RTÉ Radio One.  Their performance at The High Tide Club is one of only six gigs throughout Ireland so we are very privileged to have the opportunity to host them in Castletownbere.

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August 6th 4-10 pm- Ethiopian Coffee and Craft Evening- Fund Raiser

August 6th  4-10 pm- Ethiopian Coffee and Craft Evening- Fund Raiser

Free Entrance

Greetings of love and light,

Inviting all to an Ethiopian coffee evening in support of development works in Ethiopia.  We will be serving Ethiopian Coffee, spiced tea, and munchies. A small shop will be open, selling handmade Ethiopian, Kenyan and Ugandan products, including  jewelry, clothes, soft-furnishings, bags, baskets, scarves, Ethiopian coffee, nuts and spices. 

Read more: August 6th 4-10 pm- Ethiopian Coffee and Craft Evening- Fund Raiser

August 1st- Film Night

Talking to my Father

August 1st 2015- 8.30 pm

Se Merry Doyle, 2015, 90 mins.

The Film documentary 'Talking to my Father' by Se Merry Doyle and Simon Walker about the work of Robin Walker architect will  be screeening on August 1st, the film will be on view on the gallery during two weeks on a smaller screen.

"Wonderful, poignant, philosophical- incredible writing, candour and humility, that film will stay with me for a while". Oda O'Carroll, travel writer

 Extract Talking to my Father

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Kieran Goss

Kieran Goss

Date: Saturday July 25th  €15 9pm


Kieran Goss was born and raised in Mayobridge, County Down, Northern Ireland. He was just nine years old when he got his first guitar. Growing up in a big family with diverse musical tastes meant that early on he was hearing his brothers' Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson records, his mother's Frank Sinatra records and his sisters' Rolling Stones records. These varied influences gave Goss his own unique sound.

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'Jimmy Titanic' Theatre

Thursday August 13th 8:30 pm 

Admission €15

Written by: Bernard McMullan

Directed by: Carmel O'Reilly

Performed by: Colin Hamell

“Delightfully outrageous”
Boston Globe


“A revelation”
Broadway World

God is a Dublin gangster, Angel Gabriel is the effeminate and plucky keeper at the gates of heaven and Titanic’s legacy is 700 crewman scoring all over heaven on a weekly basis.

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Date: Sat 20th June €12

"This is a gorgeous album, the Sound of a Family immersed in music, tight in harmony, in love with song. Shine on Greenshine.” Christy Moore.


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Expressions Dance Party and Fundraising

Expressions Dance Party and Fundraising

Date: Friday 19th June €15

This Friday is a get up and boogy dance by Charlie Sundstrom Friday 7:30-10pm.This will not be facilitated and we'll have tea and snacks after so please do bring a nibble to share. All money raised goes to the Pachamama Alliance and Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). I shall be attending the Long Dance in UK at the end of the month which is ceremony of 72hrs where many from all over the world come together to dance, honour and pray for all life, past, present and future, on this magical planet.
Please do join me, the suggested donation is 15 euro but whatever you can afford would be very much appreciated.

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