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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. 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.

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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. 

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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 Tickets €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. Noel Shine and Mary Greene are no strangers to recording having already released three critically acclaimed folk albums to date and they have appeared on many other artists’ cds including The Republic of Loose, Christy Moore, John Spillane and Frances Black.

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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.

'Lost songs' airs from a bygone age

Michael Howard and Fionnuala Howard, Song & Valerie Walker, Piano

 Date: Saturday June 6th Tickets €12

Valerie Walker is a pianist who taught in the Royal Irish Academy of music for decades. She is an accompanied by Fionula Howard with a history of Irish songs and Micheal Howard on guitar who played with the well known band "The Dubliners". 

Valerie Walker

Professor Valerie Walker is a distinguished teacher of piano  and an honorary fellow of the Royal Irish Academy of Music, Dublin. Valerie  was a pupil of the late Dinah Copeman who in turn studied with Esposito, one of the leading  Italian pianists of the early 20th century and a founding father of the early Irish piano school.

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The Man In The Womans Shoes

 The Man In The Womans Shoes

Date: Sat 23rd May  Absolutely brilliant! €15 ‘I appeal to you to watch out for it – an enchanting show, hilarious.’ Gay Byrne. It is October 1978, Pope John Paul I is not long dead. Autumn is closing in and Pat Farnon has ‘some business’ to do in town. A charming encounter with an ageing man who has a boundless enthusiasm for life, The Man In The Woman’s Shoes is hilariously funny, tender and at times downright daft. Originally commissioned by The Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo with the Sligo County Council Arts Service as part of the Bealtaine Festival 2012. The Man In The Woman’s Shoes has been touring throughout Ireland.

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High Tide Club presents O'Sahara Luka Bloom & Friends

 O'Sahara at High Tide Club Thursday 9th April 9pm €15

Luka Bloom was born Kevin Barry Moore on 23.05.1955. He was christened after an Irishman who was hanged at 18 by the British in Mountjoy Jail. This made for a nervous 18th Birthday. Then they decided to never call him Kevin; so the only place ‘Kevin’ exists is on passports etc….Then in 1987, Barry decided to create Luka bloom, an anonymous identity for the songs he writes and sings. Since the last century Luka has played a fair bit in exotic places like Sydney, Hamburg, Amsterdam, San Francisco and Ennistimon. He has also recorded 20 albums; each of which is highly regarded by his family and friends.

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Don Baker & Clara Rose

Don Baker & Clara Rose are recording their new album and are heading to perform for us in Castletownbere at The High Tide Club on Sat 14th March....It will be our first gig of the year and are so looking forward to kicking off our music events with these two wonderful Musicians......Tel 086 1930552 or 027 70387 for more details. Tickets €15



Naming Baby

Naming Baby is a new play by Jennifer Russell about hard-hitting relationship issues. Directed by Julie Aldridge featuring the Hungry Hill Players, a Beara based amateur theatre group.

Naming Baby was a huge success, a full house three nights in a row, superb performance by all.







The launch of Matt Padwick's first novel 

Thursday 5th February


Liam O'Maonlaoí New Year's Eve

Liam O'Maonlaoí comes back to play New Year's Eve doors open 9pm Admission €15

 Last April Liam Ó Maonlaí played for us at The High Tide Club to a sell out show.  We shared a magical evening with Liam and had a sell out gig.  It was one of the major highlights of the year for the club and we have no doubt New Years Eve will be another special night and highly recommend booking a ticket.   

Born in 1964, Dublin Ireland, Liam O Maonlai is one of Ireland’s best-loved musicians and singers, both in rock and traditional music. Spanning over twenty years Liam’s career has seen him have number one hits in over twenty countries, to playing with Aboriginal musicians in Australia outback and recording with some of the worlds best musicians including Carlos Nunes, Donal Luney, U2, Van Morrison to name but a few. A master pianist, Liam also performs on guitar, harp, tin whistle and bodhrán.



Christmas Shopping Weekend & Pop-Up Boutique

Christmas shopping Saturday, December 6th,11am till late & continues Sunday 7th, 1pm till 6pm

Cocktails & Fashion Parade Saturday at 7pm.

Come along to the gallery to do your Christmas shopping, craft, design, paintings, diaries and christmas cards available, along side Analene's Pop-Up Boutique. 

Paula Gomez and Stephen Housden

Performing on Friday December 19th at 9pm, the duo are back at The High Tide Club.

The highlight of this event is the launch of the new single 'Rivermouth' by Paula Gomez. 

 Singer/Songwriter Paula Gómez has been making a career in music in Ireland,Spain and the UK.In September 2012 Paula released her first three track EP "The Cauldron Sessions" recorded in Dublin's Cauldron studios by Producer/Guitarist Bill Shanley (Ray Davies,Mary Black) and featuring Van Morrison drummer Liam Bradley and Keyboard player Andrew Holdsworth.Paula has just released her new album Love & Hate from Cauldron Studios again with the production of Bill Shanley,Andrew Holdsworth also featuring Stephen Housden, bassist Rob Malone(David Gray), drummers Paul Brennan (Mundy,Damien Rice) and Dave McClelland (Noel Redding, Roy Harper).

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The Howling Gales

Friday 10th October  8pm Tickets €12

THE HOWLING GALES came together when four singer songwriters from Bantry met for a casual jam. Darragh had been asked to cover a gig in a local music venue last minute, and Marc, Bean and Benji joined Darragh for the gig. They went down a storm and have decided to do a small tour of Ireland to celebrate. Featuring Darragh Coakley and Marc de Zoeten from THE CALVINISTS, Bean Dolan from JUKEBOX GYPSY and Benji Connolly from THE HIGHER ANIMALS. The Howling Gales sound is on the bluesy-rock end of the spectrum, and they already have a number of original compositions that will released on an album in early 2015. 

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Poetry Performance Evening

Saturday November 29th 8pm

Featured guest poets will include members of the Hungry Hill Writers, a local writers group, John Baylis Post, Jennifer Russell, Ann O’Carroll, Stephen Martin, Anne O’Leary and Anita Heffernan. In addition Leanne O’Sullivan, Paul O’Colmáin and Róisín Power Hackett, will perform on the night.Though this event includes featured guest poets, it will close with an open mic, so whether you come to listen or to read all are welcome. For more information on the event, please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. More information on the Hungry Hill Writers here. Free event



Saturday 27th September 8pm €15

Nigel Mooney is among one of Ireland's leading blues singers / guitarists. His album 'The Bohemian Mooney' was released in 2013 and won the Irish Times Jazz Album of the Year. Nigel has also performed on the Late Late Show.

Members of the band include his working group of Johnny Taylor (piano), Dan Bodwell (bass) and Dominic Mullan (drums), with Richie Buckley, Linley Hamilton and Michael Buckley among the horn section.

Listen to Nigel on the Late Late Show here

To book please phone 02770387 or 0861930552.

Dylan Tighe

Saturday 20th September 8pm

Having released his debut album, ‘Record’ earlier this year. Dylan Tighe has been compared with Nick Drake, Jeff Buckley and Leonard Cohen. He has been described by the Sunday Times as, ‘an exquisite songwriter’. His music is unique and deeply person as he often deals with his experience of mental health issues. Dylan is also involved in the theatre. His album was part of a wider project where he fused theatre and his music together on stage. A video of his song 'Lamontrigne'  is here



Saturday 13th September 8pm

Watch them play a Peruvian Huayño live in Bantryhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80cn4G_shgM

If you enjoy some Flamenco, Rumba Catalana, Native Americana & African Roots music you'll really enjoy these guys.Ikarumba consist of Simon Crockett (Spanish Guitar) Conor Madden (Rhythm Guitar), Jerry Warren (Bass Guitar), Ben Crockett (Cajon & Percussion) & Christian Walden (Drums) Jason Lee (Photography/Video & Martin Daley (Video & Sound)The band emerged about a year ago and have wowed audiences ever since with their amazing style of Flamenco, Rumba Catalan, Native Americana & African Roots music. These guys will carry you into the night dancing on a journey through Flamenco, Rumba Catalan, Native Americana, and African Roots… A journey which began years ago for Guitar Master Simon Crockett.

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Sam Evans at The High Tide Club

 Following a highly successful 2013 tour Sam Evans and his band will again be touring Ireland in 2014 playing at 12 unique venues over 7 nights in July / August.Sam, 19, is a “rising star” having performed over 100 gigs in the past 12 months at venues such as The 100 Club, London; The Troubadour, Earls Court; Mojo Club Bucharest plus festivals at Dot to Dot, Harbourside (Bristol) and Party in the City (Bath).

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High Tide Club Paula Gomez & Stephen Housden


Stephen Housden is regarded as one of the finest guitarists in the world. Well known as guitarist with Little River Band for more that two decades, he has also played and recorded with such music legends as Warren Zevon, Glenn Frey (The Eagles), Dr. John, Christopher Cross, John Entwistle (The Who), Renee Geyer, P.F Sloan, Albert Lee, Steve Cropper, The Seekers, Noel Redding (The Jimi Hendrix Experience) and many, many others.

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Kids Bubble Workshop

Kids ‘bubble’ workshop with artist Mona O’ Driscoll
Friday 25th July 11AM – 1PM

Limited to 8 places
Suitable for ages 8 - 12 years
Paper supplied by SARAH WALKER GALLERY / washing up liquid kindly sponsored by Lilly Eco Products
€5 per child

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The Cujo Family & Documentary


The Cujo Family Sat 12th July 9pm

The High Tide Club  is delighted to announce the forthcoming acoustic gig with two of the band members Gavin McCabe & Will Slattery. Hailing from Bray, local heroes The Cujo Family are a folk rock band who have been creating their own brand of hard edged folk, or “hardfolk” for the last five years.

Since forming, The Cujo Family have released their self titled debut album to critical acclaim, and have played at festivals all over Ireland (including the last five years straight at Electric Picnic) and gigs in pretty much every Dublin venue worth its own salt, including Whelan’s, Grand Social, The Workmans Club and many more. 

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Luka Bloom

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.

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