A fantastic night for all music lovers young and old, featuring the hits 'Saturday Night At The Movies', 'Under The Boardwalk', 'More Than a Number In My Little Red Book', 'Save The Last Dance For Me' and many many more:
Famed for their energetic live performances, Hermitage Green have been touring relentlessly since their formation in 2010. The five-piece started out as a spontaneous jam session between friends and soon developed in to a strong acoustic outfit with an original sound for which the band have credited their contrasting musical tastes.
Hitting the live circuit, they quickly won over legions of fans and selling out shows in Ireland, the UK, France, the Middle East, South Africa, the US and Australia, racking up in excess of five hundred live shows. Their sold-out extensive Australian tour featured many highlights, including playing Sydney Harbour on Australia Day. Incendiary live performances and a curious arrangement of instruments help give Hermitage Green their distinctive live sound and lead to the recent release of their debut, chart-topping album ‘Live At Whelans’ which captures the beloved raw power of the band on stage.
Seeing Hermitage Green live, you can expect hard-hitting rhythm sections driven by the tribal combination of bodhrán and djembe, rhythmic guitar lines with dobro meolodies and soaring four-part vocal harmonies.
Patrick Talbot Productions is delighted to present Frankie Gavin & DeDannan
‘This is a very exciting time in the life of De Dannan. The band has in the past been responsible for launching the careers of many of Ireland’s best known traditional performers who are now enjoying successful solo careers. Following a period where a De Dannan unit was no longer actively performing I believe it’s time now to write a new chapter in the De Dannan story. I have put together a team of musicians to form the new De Dannan name and sound to its former glory. We have also at the same time developed our own approach which will reflect a De Dannan of the 21st century.’ – Frankie Gavin
Frankie Gavin & De Dannan are the jewel in the crown, and as the musicians hit top gear some of the fast reels in particular are mesmerizing’ – Carl Dixon, the Irish Examiner August 2009
‘Frankie is just fantastic’ – Stephanie Grappelli
Lumiere’s debut album brought together two distinct voices cut from the same geographic cloth. One is Éilís Kennedy, whose sound has ready access to the soul without need for scaffolding or spotlights.The other half of the musical whole is Pauline Scanlon, an award-winning singer from the same Kerry town of Dingle. With Lumiere, the song and its delivery are the primary focus, technical concerns gives way to feeling as song and singer effortlessly merge.
Support on the night is from Ennis native Sabrina Dinan
Join Moya Brennan, the voice of Clannad, and celebrated harper Cormac De Barra on a magical musical journey for everyone aged 4 to 104.
Bringing together traditional Irish music and original music by Moya and Cormac, this gorgeous musical performance for families is inspired by the legend of Brian Boru’s harp and celebrates 1,000 years since the Battle of Clontarf in 1014.
The Voice Squad are an acapella traditional close-harmony male vocal trio made up of tenors Fran McPhail and Phil Callery and baritone Gerry Cullen. Popular in the 70s and 80s, they’ve recorded with The Chieftains, Sinead O’Connor and Elvis Costello and have toured Europe, The UK and The USA.
The have regrouped after a 10 year break and performed two hugely successful sell-out concerts in Dublin and Belfast. Their much anticipated new album “Concerning of 3 Young Men” is due for release March 2014 and is their first recording since “Hollywood” in 2005.
Christy Moore, named as Ireland's greatest living musician in RTÉ's People of the Year Awards, returns to the glór stage for what promises to be a night to remember with some guest in tow.
Early booking for this event is strongly advised.
Fil Campbell presents an affectionate tribute to the Irish folk songs that generations of Irish grew up with – songs that were recorded by women like Delia Murphy, Bridie Gallagher and Mary O’Hara whose lives Fil documented in her RTÉ documentary series Songbirds.
The songs from her most recent CD, A Place Of My Own as well as from her earlier recordings – Songbirds and Farewell To Cold Winter - are guaranteed to have you singing along in chorus on songs like the Old Maid in the Garrett and The Spinning Wheel, Love’s Old Sweet Song, Let Him Go Let Him Tarry and many more old favourites.
Fil is joined by Tom McFarland on vocals and percussion.
Quite simply a stunningly beautiful blend of music, vocals and dance. A thought provoking and inspired mix of old and new genres and styles, with unique arrangements, brought to life by an amazing cast of 17.
The Show is split into two quite unique halves. The first half bringing you some famous, and some not so well known songs from musicals.
The second will bring you a quite remarkable and diverse variety of entertainment. Be prepared to see some quite unique interpretations and arrangements for songs you might be familiar with.
This concert will celebrate 40 years of Fleadh Nua in Ennis. Over this time, many great performers have entertained audiences in Ennis and this year we will be joined in our celebrations by Mick Moloney, Seamus Connolly, Jimmy Crowley and Stokers Lodge, Bobby Gardiner, Chris Droney, Nora Butler and many others.
We are The Speks and we sing nursery rhymes and kids' songs set to Irish music because we love Irish music!
We live on an island in the middle of the ocean off the coast of Co. Clare, Ireland. It's called Glasses Island because everybody wears glasses here. Our names are Quince, Naymon, Tommo, Pete, Ed and Rafferty and we love to sing, dance and play Irish music for kids. In fact, we're just like big kids ourselves. We never really grew up...we just grew older.
Sing along and sing aloud!
102 years in the business, the Kilfenora has gone from strength to strength since their centenary! From village parties in the early 1900s right down to their current international profile in the new millennium, each new generation slots seamlessly into the groove of their forebears.
The group can follow its roots back into the late 1800s. At the time, music was an important feature of life in rural Ireland. Kilfenora boasted a fine brass band, which gradually evolved into a dance band. Its story is the story of Irish music itself. From village parties in the early 1900s to bigger dances in the '30s, broadcasts in the '40s, commercial recordings in the '50s, foreign tours in the '60s right down to their current international profile they have set the bar for other ensembles.
For more information on Fleadh Nua events 2014 please click here.
“He writes the sort of classic songs that people don’t write anymore, songs that sound like they’ve been around forever [...] Listen to Galileo, which is possibly the greatest song written in the last 30 years.”
Paul Weller, Mojo Magazine (Apr 2012)
Declan O’Rourke has been busy since the long-awaited release of his third studio album, the curiously titled Mag Pai Zai, in April 2011. With multi-platinum sales under his belt from his first two albums, Since Kyabram (2004) and Big Bad Beautiful World (2007), Declan took time out to reflect and start afresh.
Declan's songs have been recorded by many artists including Josh Groban, Eddi Reader, The Celtic Tenors, Paul Byrom, and performed by Paul Weller, Camille O’Sullivan and Maura O’Connell amongst others. He has toured extensively in Europe opening for the likes of Paul Weller, Snow Patrol, Teddy Thompson, The Cardigans, Paulo Nutini, Badly Drawn Boy, Divine Comedy and Paul Brady.
In June 2012, Declan was invited to perform at the Electric Burma gala concert, celebrating Burmese human rights activist Aung San Suu Kyi, alongside Bono, Bob Geldof, Damian Rice, Vanessa Redgrave, and many others. 2014 will see Declan return to the studio for the recording of his highly-anticipated side project of original songs on the Irish Great Famine.