The 4 Of Us
Date: Saturday 15th of July. Doors open 8pm. Adm €15
The Four Of Us has been one of Ireland's favorite rock-pop groups since its formation in Newry in 1988. The early lineup of the group included the three Murphy brothers - Brendan [Vocals & Guitar], Declan [Guitar & Bass Guitar], Paul [Piano & Keyboards]. The brothers had spent their Summers busking in the south of France. The final member of that original lineup was drummer Peter McKinney who had previously played with Katmandu and The Fountainhead. Since then the band has gone through several lineup changes with Brendan and Declan being the only surviving elements.
The band launched its recording career with the single 'I Just Can't Get Enough'. However, it was with the release of their third single, 'Mary' that The Four Of Us really announced its arrival on the scene. The single reached the Irish Top 10 and has remained a national favourite ever since. The band's debut album, 'Songs For The Tempted' topped the chart upon its release and was later named 'Album Of The Year'.
Botanical Art Workshop
Date: June 24th 10am to 4pm . Fee €40 (includes art materials)
Introduction to Botanical Art Workshop with Ida Mitrani.
The workshop is designed as an introduction to botanical illustration using graphite pencils and watercolour paint, the participant will learn how to measure and portray plants. The session will cover drawing, shading and some watercolour techniques. There will also be an emphasis on colour theory, colour mixing and preparing colour charts.
Participants are required to bring a plant of their choice and/or a couple of leaves.
All levels welcome, with limited spaces available.
50% deposit required to secure place.
Poetry Anthology Launch
Date: June 3rd 5pm-7pm
Hungry Hill writing society hosts poetry launch evening in the gallery.
Launch of Poets Meet Politics Anthology with readings by winning and short-listed poets.
Date: Saturday 3rd of June. Doors open 8pm. Adm €15
Luka Bloom one of Ireland’s best-respected contemporary folk artists. Having produced 20 albums since the 1970s, Luka continues to push the boundaries of what his music can do.
Luka Bloom has the power to bring audiences to a hush as his poetic lyrics bounce over melodies in a beautiful, captivating way. The same artist can rouse the spirit of the audience to the ceiling when he changes the tempo.
Date: Saturday 20th of May. Doors open 8pm. Adm €12
Sillk is Orla Travers, Julian Halpin and Chris Schmidt-Martin. They come from quite diverse creative backgrounds, including short fiction and theatre, folk, classical and electronic music.
The coming together of eclectic musical backgrounds coupled with Orla's songwriting makes Sillk's style hard to define. The songs they create have stories that are innocent and dark, sweet and caustic, playful and threatening.
Two Time Polka
Date: Saturday 6th May. Doors open 8pm. Admission €15.
From Pana to Louisiana/Cajum 6-piece
Two Time Polka formed in Cork in 1994 and have developed a distinctive sound that has its roots in Cajun, Zydeco, and Bluegrass music. They have built up an enviable reputation for turning out excellent live shows, including numerous performances at Irish festivals such as The Kilkenny Country Roots, The Dun Laoghaire Festival of World Cultures, The Cork Jazz Festival, The Galway Arts Festival, The Waterford Spraoi, The Cork Folk Festival to name but a few. The band has also done several European tours and has played at the legendary Glastonbury Festival and more recently Italy’s Premier International Folk Festival ‘Folkest’.
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.
Read more: Luka Bloom- Refuge - Album Launch
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.
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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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
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.
Read more: Cormac Begley and Rushad Eggleston
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.
Read more: Ger Wolfe
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.
Read more: Paula Gomez and Stephen Housden
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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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.
Read more: Dylan Tighe
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.
All proceeds go to NGOs in Ethiopia, dealing with education (Bright Future School, Addis and Hawassa), HIV affected children (Yawenta Project, Shashemene), children and families living on the street (Let Us Change, Hawassa), and looking after our Rastafarian elders in Shashemene (Ancients of Days).
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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!
Read more: ANA GOG
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 Admission €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.
Read more: Paula K O'Brien & Colin Deady
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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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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Date: Sunday March 13th 8pm Admission €12
VIPER JAZZ RAGTIME COUNTRY BLUES “WOODY SOUNDS LIKE WILLIE NELSON SINGING A JOHNNY CASH SONG IN A 1930’S ALABAMA JUKE JOINT.WILDLY ADDICTING. ONE MAGICAL ALBUM.” -NO DEPRESSION “WOODY PINES IS THE BEST BAND I EVER HEARD IN MY LIFE I SWEAR…. I’M THEIR BIGGEST FAN NOW!” – BILLY JOE SHAVER AMERICAN ROOTS UK “GO AND SEE THEM, YOU WON’T REGRET IT”!“ROCK SOLID SEXY OLD TIME VAUDEVILLE HILL-BILLY GROOVE.”– SXIP SHIREY OF THE LUMINESCENT ORCHESTRII, NYC
“A ROLLICKING, ENGAGING AMALGAM OF OLD-TIME BLUES AND JUG BAND SENSIBILITIES. “....WALKING DOWN THE ROAD HAS OVERTONES OF EARLY DYLAN IN ITS GUITAR FINGER-PICKING AND WISTFUL DRAWL.” – JIM GILCHRIST, THE SCOTSMAN
Read more: Woody Pines
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. Mick Flannery was brought up on a farm outside Blarney, Co. Cork, Ireland. His first real connection to music was watching an unplugged Nirvana covering Bowie’s “The Man Who Sold the World”. After a stint in a music college in Cork, he travelled to the U.S. where he “wandered around for a time.” While there, he entered the U.S. Songwriting Competition in Nashville, Tennessee and, to his surprise, won two top awards for his compositions.
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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.
Read more: Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys