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HAÇIENDA CLASSICAL’S FIRST IRISH CONCERT | 3 ARENA 17 DECEMBER 2016 WITH THE RTE CONCERT ORCHESTRA

POD & Hidden Agenda Present

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HAÇIENDA CLASSICAL’S FIRST IRISH CONCERT ANNOUNCED FOR DUBLIN

17 DECEMBER 2016 WITH THE RTE CONCERT ORCHESTRA

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3Arena, North Wall Quay, Dublin 1

Saturday 17th December- Doors 6:30pm

Tickets – €59.50 – €64.50 incl. booking  fee from Ticketmaster outlets nationwide

Arena Pre-Sale From 9am Weds 28th Sept

General Sale From 9am Fri 30th Sept

Under 16s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian

http://bit.ly/HaciendaClassicalDublinTicketmaster

 “What do you get if you mix a load of iconic acid house bangers with an orchestra? Probably the best rave since 1997, that’s what… A night of soaring synth riffs, euphoric drops and massive tunes.” – NME

“A near two hour, 21 track blend of house music’s greatest players, complete with backing singers and an audience dancing and singing from the off. Dazzling mirror-ball speckles are flung out over a crowd whose jubilant euphoria almost blows the roof off.” – Mixmag

Following a string of dates across the UK, Haçienda Classical is to make its debut performance in the Ireland, bringing the critically acclaimed show to Dublin’s 3Arena the week before Christmas on Saturday, 17th December.

With a setlist full of dance music classics from the heyday of Manchester’s legendary Haçienda nightclub, these hit tracks have been reinterpreted by the club’s original DJs and will be performed alongside the Dublin’s own RTE Concert Orchestra, the AMC Gospel Choir and guests including New Order’s Peter Hook and Happy Mondays’ Rowetta with Graeme Park DJ’ing live during the concert.

The ground-breaking show marks the overseas performance of Haçienda Classical which since February has a run that has seen full houses across Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall, London’s Royal Albert Hall, Glasgow SEE Hydro Arena, Manchester’s Castlefield Arena and concerts in Lancaster, Brighton. Birmingham and the North East of England.

The music that defined dance music will be reinterpreted at the event by a full classical orchestra alongside the influential DJs and artists, as part of an innovative, live fusion event which includes Inner City, 808 State, New Order, The Brand New Heavies, A Guy Called Gerald and more.

This special Christmas show will be a one off extravaganza with the best production and design to make it a very special event for dance music and Madchester fans to experience the atmosphere of the Manchester club which came to shape a generation.

“Five thousand happy clubbers exulted in it, turning a recital into a rave.” – Telegraph

“When they played Ride On Time and the place went off!’ NME

“The atmosphere was incredible.” – The Times – Five Stars

Check out Rowetta’s stunning take on “You Got The Love” from the Royal Albert Hall – video here

In addition to the live show, FAC 51 The Haçienda and Sony Classical are also releasing a full Haçienda Classiçal album on 21 October.

The album is available to pre-order here  http://smarturl.it/HC_amz and sees the DJ’s spinning club classics in full harmony with a live orchestra alongside vocals from the AMC Gospel Choir and special guests including Rowetta, Yvonne Shelton and Peter Hook on vocals and bass on “‘Blue Monday’. This collection of seminal dance music and orchestral instrumentation has breathed new life into club anthems like ‘Voodoo Ray’, ‘Good Life’ and ‘Ride On Time’. This album has been executive produced by Peter Hook and producer Phil Murphy and the release will allow fans to enjoy the Haçienda Classiçal experience before they come to Dublin’s 3 Arena.

Joy Division and New Order’s Peter Hook, who is executive producing Haçienda Classical added “I’ve been astounded at the reaction to the Haçienda Classical concerts have been received so far. It has been one of the most challenging things I’ve done in my career and for it to have come a success and now to be bring it to Dublin is delightful.”

Anthony Long General Manager of The RTÉ Concert Orchestra says ” We are excited to be involved in this ambitious event, bringing dance floor tracks to life through the medium of the orchestra”

Graeme Park who has DJ’d many times in Ireland and has a great following here said “The Dublin Haçienda Classical show promises to be special end to a remarkable year. I’ve been performing in this wonderful city since the 1980s and always have an amazing time and have enjoyed the famous Irish hospitality to the full. I’m sure this time will be no exception and I’m immensely excited about performing with everyone at the magnificent 3 Arena. Look out Dublin… you’re in for an absolute treat as we take you on a unique journey through house music. Stand by to be amazed!”

www.fac51theHaçienda.com

About FAC 51 The Haçienda

Founded in the early ’80s by Factory Records, Tony Wilson, Rob Gretton and New Order, FAC 51Tthe Haçienda was the birthplace of the acid-house music revolution.Open for 15 years, the Haçienda was also widely acclaimed as the catalyst for the rise of Manchester music, both indie and dance music that took the UK, and then the world, by storm.

The club regularly featured live performances from Manchester bands such as New Order, The Stone Roses, Happy Mondays, Inspiral Carpets, James, The Smiths, The Fall, Oasis, and othersas well as non local bands including Echo and The Bunnymen, Culture Club, Thompson Twins, Tears for Fears and even Madonna made her UK live debut there.

The epicentre of Madchester and a cathedral to Acid House,  Newsweek Magazine dubbed it ‘the most famous club in the world.’ The 2002 film 24 Hour Party People celebrated the story of The Haçienda and numerous books have been written about its influence, including Peter Hook’s How Not To Run A Club.

ABOUT THE RTE CONCERT ORCHESTRA

Introducing orchestral music to new audiences since 1948, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra has built a strong connection with the public that saw it named the World’s Favourite Orchestra 2015, winning 25% of the vote in an international poll. The orchestra is committed to an eclectic range of programming across various genres, meaning that no two RTÉ CO audiences are ever the same. It is as likely to be found presenting the world premiere of Mise Éire with live performance of Ó Riada’s score in the presence of the President Michael D. Higgins (2016) as performing live with John Grant and Walking on Cars on RTÉ TV’s The Late Late Show (2016) as reaching tens of thousands of young people nationwide through the Music in the Classroom series over the past quarter-century.

On AMC Gospel Choir

The AMC Gospel Choir who perform at all the Haçienda Classical dates sing with a style that fuses House and Gospel music perfectly. Matching natural, full-bodied, vocals to recreate the classic tracks which make up the Haçienda Classical set,  their voices resonate with the sounds of the DJ’s and The Camerata as their harmonies and considerable energy generate the atmosphere at the concerts.

Based in Manchester, AMC have performed together since the early 90s’ across many tours and special events and choir director Audrey Mattis, says of the involvement in the tour; “Singing these famous House tunes with the knowledge that Manchester and The Haçienda was at the heart of  creating the original sound is an inspirational feeling. With the cheering, and the dancing crowds, we really feel like we’re part of a historical moment. It’s uplifting to hear the crowd singing along with us from the minute they hear the intros until the very last note.” www.amc-chorale.com

**JOAN AS POLICE WOMAN & Benjamin Lazar Davis | The Button Factory 15th March 2017**

POD presents

JOAN AS POLICE WOMAN

& Benjamin Lazar Davis

‘LET IT BE YOU’ TOUR

Wednesday 15th March 2017

The Button Factory – Curved St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Tickets €24.50 including booking fee from www.ticketmaster.ie | Doors 7.30pm

**Tickets ON SALE this Friday 23rd at 9am**

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Joan As Police Woman returns to Dublin, three years since selling out her last Button Factory show in April 2014. Her brand new album ‘Let It Be You’ (Released Oct 21) is a collaborative project where she joined forces with fellow Brooklyn musician Benjamin Lazar Davis.

Joan Wasser’s musical life has spanned many albums, bands, collaborations and genres. She picked up the violin when she was 8, soaked up Stevie Wonder and The Jackson 5 and ended up studying classically through college. Consumed by the punk rock/ new wave scene, her first live shows were Adam and the Ants and Siouxsie and the Banshees.

Capitalizing on these diverse beginnings, she eventually joined, recorded and toured with The Dambuilders, Those Bastard Souls, Antony and the Johnsons, Rufus Wainwright, Lou Reed and recorded and played with countless others.

Joan As Police Woman began in 2003 when she realized that when she picked up the guitar, she was able to sing and write songs. Since then, she’s released 4 albums of originals, one album of covers, toured the world many times over and generally fell in love with recording and songwriting. Recently she’s begun producing and writing for other artists and this latest release is the 5th album as JAPW.

http://joanaspolicewoman.com/

https://www.facebook.com/joanaspolicewoman/

https://twitter.com/joanpolicewoman

‘Let It Be You’ Pre-order Available Now

Pre order signed, limited edition deluxe LP/CD of the new album Let It Be You, here!

For media enquiries please contact Stef at We Are RedHead

stef@weareredhead.com / +353861594764

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DAN OWEN ‘Made To Love You’ (Single Out Now) | EP 19th Oct | Supporting Birdy & Irish Tour

DAN OWEN

‘MADE TO LOVE YOU’

NEW SINGLE – OUT NOW

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Watch the official video right Here

Live performance recorded in London’s Distillery

OPEN HANDS AND ENEMIES EP

RELEASED OCTOBER 19th

Dan is supporting Birdy in The Olympia Theatre

Tuesday 25th October 2016 – SOLD OUT

Wednesday 26th October 2016 – EXTRA DATE ADDED!

“This hard-hitting new video from up-and-coming Shrewsbury singer-songwriter Dan Owen is an important piece of work. The song, ‘Made To Love You’, was written from the personal experience of Dan supporting a friend suffering in an abusive relationship, with the lyrics touching on the conflict of emotions felt by one partner to another.” – Shortlist London

Dan Owen has revealed a hard-hitting video for his new single ‘Made To Love You’, out now through LAB Records. ‘Made To Love You’ is becoming a rapid success across the world and entered No.2 in the French Spotify Viral Chart, while No.4 in Belgium and also charted in the Netherlands, Hungary, Turkey and Indonesia respectively.

His captivating songwriting and relentless touring has seen Dan already develop a fervent fanbase, which resulted in him selling out his headline show at London’s St.Pancras Old Church earlier this month.

Dan has just completed a 30-date European tour in support of Birdy. The singer was such a huge fan of Dan that she finished every night of her tour inviting him onstage to duet on her 2015 hit ‘Let It All Go’. He’s also been invited back to head out on the road with her again for more shows in the autumn.

The Shrewsbury vocal powerhouse has been turning heads ever since he first started playing live ten years ago, at the tender age of 13. He first rose to wider prominence after a video of him playing a stunning live cover of Bob Dylan’s ‘The Ballad Of Hollis Brown’ was uploaded by a random audience member to Reddit and became an overnight viral internet sensation.

Since then Dan’s own talents as a songwriter have blossomed and the result is a stunning selection of songs. His debut EP Bad For Me was released to high praise in 2015 and now ‘Made To Love You’ is the first taste of his upcoming Open Hands And Enemies EP.

Open Hands And Enemies sees Dan straddling swooning soul, throaty blues and carefully crafted pop sentiments, and is due for release on October 19th.

Dan will embark on an Irish Tour in December with shows planned in;

Dublin | Limerick | Kilkenny | Killarney | Cork | Galway | Belfast | Dundalk

More details to follow …

Open Hands and Enemies EP pre-order

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POD present Winter Party ’16 | 3Arena | Bank Holiday Sunday 30th Oct

Pod present

Winter Party ’16

Halloween Bank Holiday Sunday 30th Oct

3Arena | North Wall Quay, Dublin 1

Doors 6pm to midnight | Plus city take over after parties from midnight

SVEN VATH

HOT SINCE 82  

JON HOPKINS DJ Set

MATADOR LIVE  

DAN STRITCH

SKREAM

Plus more to be announced

Over 19s ID required | ROAR

TICKETS €59.50 ON SALE NOW

It’s the biggest electronic party of the year! After a twelve year rest, the biggest dance spectacular Ireland had ever seen is returning to Dublin on the spookiest and best Bank Holiday of the year. On Halloween Bank Holiday Sunday October 30th, Winter Party ‘16 will transform the 3Arena

with a full sound, lighting & special FX production package along with performances from some of the world’s hottest electronic acts.

First up is king of techno and Cocoon Records label boss, it’s the godfather of techno SVEN VATH. Followed by the hottest new property in dance music and the man behind the Knee Deep label and parties, it’s Daley Padley aka HOT SINCE 82. Padley is a regular visitor to the capitol and has always played to sold out venues.

JON HOPKINS has been an elusive character, known to most as an expert producer, Ivor Novello-nominated composer of film scores, remixer and long term collaborator of Brian Eno and Coldplay. Yet, as Hopkins freely admits, the fact that his solo albums to date have been rather overshadowed by his work with others has meant that he’s been able to quietly develop his own identity, style and sound. We are delighted to welcome him to Winter Party for a very rare DJ set.

Next up is hometown hero and one of Richie Hawtin’s favourite DJ producers, Gavin Lynch, aka MATADOR – playing his new LIVE set for the first time in 3Arena.

Then it’s the turn of Oliver Jones aka SKREAM. Having produced for pop acts such as Kelis, Katy B and La Roux amongst others, the dubstep pioneer now incorporates house, techno and disco into his set – we can’t wait to see what he brings to the 3Arena stage.

With still more to announce, this 9 hour extravaganza starts with the six hour event in 3Arena from 6pm to midnight, followed by a city take over with after parties till very late all covered with one ticket on arguably the best bank holiday date of the year.

 

After Party tickets are available as upsells when you buy your event ticket @ ticketmaster.ie

Check www.facebook.com/Winterpartyireland

Tickets for this event are €60.50 (including booking fee)

Tickets for this event including After Party are €79.50 (including booking fee)

Available from Ticketmaster outlets nationwide

For more information please contact Stef @ We Are RedHead

stef@weareredhead.com

 

CONOR OBERST (Bright Eyes) – Bord Gais Energy Theatre – 5th Feb 2017

POD presents

CONOR OBERST (Bright Eyes)

An intimate solo performance

Bord Gais Energy Theatre

Sun 5th February 2017

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“Fans take for granted that Mr. Oberst will reveal his every thought to them, from romance to personal philosophy to politics. He’s the image of sensitivity … Yet [he] isn’t just singing his diary … He also measures out every musical and verbal effect. The craftsmanship makes him seem even more unguarded.” —New York Times

POD announce an intimate solo performance from Conor Oberst in the beautiful surroundings of the Bord Gais Energy Theatre on Sunday, 5th February. This is Conor’s first show in Ireland in four years, following a sold out National Concert Hall show in February of 2013.

Conor will be releasing an eagerly anticipated solo album, Ruminations, available 14 October on Nonesuch Records. This incredibly special show will feature songs from both his new LP and Bright Eyes tracks.

The new record came about when Conor found himself hibernating in his hometown of Omaha after living in New York City for more than a decade. He emerged with the unexpectedly raw, unadorned solo album Ruminations. “I wasn’t expecting to write a record. I honestly wasn’t expecting to do much of anything. Winter in Omaha can have a paralyzing effect on a person but in this case it worked in my favour. I was just staying up late every night playing piano and watching the snow pile up outside the window. Next thing I knew I had burned through all the firewood in the garage and had more than enough songs for a record. I recorded them quick to get them down but then it just felt right to leave them alone,” says Oberst.

Conor began publicly releasing music in 1994 at the age of 14. Those early recordings, made in Omaha on four-track cassette by Oberst and his friends, were an introduction to the work of a prodigious songwriter whose creative outpouring would soon be widely lauded. Writing and recording prolifically over the next two decades, first with his band Bright Eyes and later under his own name—and at special moments as a member of Desaparecidos and Monsters of Folk—Oberst became known, the Los Angeles Times said, as an artist who “sees the world with fresh and fearless eyes.” The Times continued, “He weaves his findings into intimate songs whose melodies are as timeless as a hymnal and whose images are hauntingly poetic….He can command your attention with long narratives that have more words than a pocket dictionary, or stop you cold with a single line.”

Oberst went to ARC, the studio he built with his Bright Eyes bandmate and long-time friend Mike Mogis, to record. With the help of engineer Ben Brodin, he recorded all the songs in the span of 48 hours. The results are almost sketch-like in their sparseness, and they ultimately became the songs that comprise Ruminations. These tracks do not have the multi-layered instrumentation of the most recent Bright Eyes and solo albums: This is Oberst alone with his guitar, piano, and harmonica; the songs connect with some of the rough magic and anxious poetry that first brought him to the attention of the world, while their lyrical complexity and concerns make it obvious they could only have been written in the present. Ruminations is available to pre-order now from iTunes and from Nonesuch.com, where a limited number of pre-orders will include a signed print.

Tickets for this show are €28.50 (including booking fee) and go on sale on Friday, 2 September at 9:30am from Ticketmaster outlets nationwide

September Spotlight on The Harbour Bar

September Spotlight on The Harbour Bar

We’ve got Indie, Folk, Roots, Bluegrass, Reggae, Rock & Funk!

Saying goodbye to summer isn’t all that bad and we’re here to help end on a high note. So to kick start September – we’ve got a stellar month of music coming your way at The Harbour Bar and the best part? It’s all FREE!

Thursday 1st – Sunday 4th September

Dublin born MILES GRAHAM brings his Indie/Soul sound to The Harbour Bar on Thursday 1st September. With a wealth of tunes, Graham has been playlisted on BBC Radio 2, Radio 6 Music and a host of stations throughout the UK – this is one raconteur you won’t want to miss.

Delivering effortless blues, it’s expat New Yorker BEN PREVO. With influences from blues, jazz, funk, right through to rock, Prevo brings a real touch of class to his performance. So you’d be wise to check him out on Friday 2nd September.

We’ve got Bray locals THE DEAD LEEVES in the house on Saturday 3rd September – with their blend of soul, blues and swampy rock, you’ll be gettin’ your groove on in no time!

We’ll be welcoming PARCHMAN FARM on Sunday 4th September – A five piece classic Chicago/Texas style blues band and with a large helping of their own original material.

Thursday 8th – Sunday 11th September

For a slice of funk, soul and pop, check out HOLD UP on Thursday 8th September. Formed by five of Ireland’s top session musicians, they play a range of pop music blended with their own contemporary vibe.

One of Ireland’s finest musicians BRIAN MEAKIN and his band will be bringing you an evening of unique blues rock in the Live Lounge on Friday 9th September.

Saturday 10th September – With their main arsenal of banjo, whistles, flutes, bodhrán, mandolin, guitars, djembe, drums, bass and blended vocals – the BUNOSCIONN sound emits an overall warm rootsy feel with enough kick, that has a little something for everyone.

We’re delighted to be joined by SQUARE PEGS on Sunday 11th September. Colm Quearney, Graham Hopkins, Keith Duffy, Justin Carroll & Michael Buckley gather as often as possible when not touring with other artists, to pay homage to the sound of Chicago Blues, 50′s R&B, New Orleans Blues. At their gigs … a good-time is always had!  

Thursday 15th – Sunday 18th September

Thursday 15th September – Fusing traditional roots with contemporary folk and rock, DAVIE FUREY’s sound is characterised by storytelling, energy and guitar riffs that beat like a pulse.

MORRISSEY & MARSHALL will be joined by singer songwriter EOIN GLACKIN on Friday 16th September. Described as folk’n’roll, their sound centres around harmony vocals and fans of the band include Magic Numbers, Kodaline and Damien Dempsey.

SIM SIMMA will be bringing the Reggae party to the stage on Saturday 17th September. Playing a broad selection of Reggae, Afrobeat, Brazilian and Grime – creating such a buzz, Sim Simma have a  special happy vibe that’s hard to find anywhere else.

With 4 and 5 part harmonies at the heart of HANDSOME HANDSOME, they’ve been described as a mix of ambient, folk, pop and rock. Coupled with sincere and heartbreaking vocal delivery, Handsome Handsome are a live act to watch out for on Sunday 18th September. “Handsome Handsome are definitely here to stay” – The Irish Sun.

Thursday 15th – Sunday 18th September

THIRD SMOKE are an indie rock band taking musical influence from The Dandy Warhols, Arcade Fire, The Beatles and The White Stripes, the energetic Third Smoke cement their

place as one of Ireland’s emerging must see bands on Thursday 22nd September.

On Friday 23rd September get your weekend started with THE OUTCIDERS – A six piece ska/reggae band who play the standard classics as well as reggifying some contemporary artists!

For your fix of authentic blues, this gang are the real deal – THE HARDCHARGERS are a Belfast three piece who sure know their instruments, so you don’t want to miss their highly charged set on Saturday 24th September.

Some hidden gems to be found on Sunday 25th September with THE SONG ROOM PRESENTS. These very special Song Room nights unearth some of Ireland’s finest unsigned acoustic artists.

Thursday 29th – Friday 30th September

A modern band with an old soul, FOX JAW perform at ours on Thursday 29th September. A band that usually err on the side of darkness, but always keeping it sweet and melodic with an honest collection of dark pop songs. “One of Ireland’s most inventive and engaging rock bands” (Hotpress Magazine).

Friday 30th September we’ve got AFTER THE IBIS – An 8 piece roots reggae band with dub, jazz and soul influences. Hailing from Dublin, they’ve established a reputation that has seen them perform alongside the likes of Toots and the Maytals, Max Romeo, The Skatalites and Junior Marvin.

For media enquiries please contact Stef @ We Are RedHead 

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SEPTEMBER LISTINGS @ THE HARBOUR BAR
Thursday 1st Miles Graham Singer/Songwriter

Friday 2nd Ben Prevo Blues

Saturday 3rd The Dead Levees Heavy Soul

Sunday 4th Parchman Farm Grunge Country, Bayou Blues

Thursday 8th Hold Up Funk, Soul, Pop

Friday 9th Brian Meakin Band Blues, Rock

Saturday 10th Bunoscionn Trad & Folk with a twist

Sunday 11th Square Pegs Good Time Blues

Thursday 15th Davie Fury Roots, Folk Rock

Friday 16th Morrissey & Marshall               Special guest Eoin Glackin

Saturday 17th Sim Simma Reggae, Afro, Brazilian

Sunday 18th Handsome Handsome Alternative

Thursday 22nd Third Smoke               Rock, Alternative

Friday 23rd The Outciders               Reggae

Saturday 24th The Hardchargers Blues, Roots, Rock

Sunday 25th The Song Room Presents Emerging Irish Talent

Thursday 29th Fox Jaw Rock

Friday 30th After The Ibis Roots Reggae

All our events are FREE! unless noted. Keep an eye on our Twitter and Facebook for up to the minute goings on!

For media enquiries please contact Stef @ We Are RedHead 

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For booking enquiries please contact Donagh @ Turning Pirate

donagh@turningpirate.com

 

For more information on The Harbour Bar check out our Twitter @theharbour_bar / Facebook www.facebook.com/theharbourbarbray or visit our website www.theharbourbar.ie

 

You can find us in real life here:

1-4 Dock Terrace, Bray, Co Wicklow (across from the harbour!)

Dolittle presents Ensemble Economique

Dolittle presents

Ensemble Economique

Friday, 18 October

Deadly Friday night gigs are our way of saying “Fair feckin play to ya” for making it through another week. And wow, we have a whopper one up our sleeve! Ensemble Economique will be storming our stage on Friday, 18 October as he tours his eleventh album ‘Blossoms In Red’.

Ensemble Economique is the solo musical project of Brian Pyle. In his own words, his music sounds “as if day and night are colliding”. His style has evolved from the unique experiences he has had wandering and travelling the world. Wherever he goes, he absorbs new nuances and adopts them into his own savage style of ambient shoegaze, drone and post-wave. In his new album, ‘Blossoms In Red’, the fourth he has released with Denovali, Pyle combines element of this previous output to create this deadly narrative throughout the tracks.

Based in Californian Humboldt County, Brian Pyle blends some slick instrumental pieces in this more minimalistic album, making it potentially his most skilled work. A particular and unique tone of unease to his music deffo sets him apart from a typical Californian style. This promises to be an amazing gig of captivating music and chilled out Friday vibes. You can check out some of Brian’s Ensemble Economique work and find news here.

Don’t we know how to treat you right on a Friday night? You can pick up these tickets for this fantastic affair for just €8. You can find more details on The Workman’s Club Gig Calendar.

Ensemble Economique

Friday, 18 October/ Door Time: 8pm/ Ticket Price: €8

Tickets available now from www.theworkmansclub.com

For more information drop Jenny a line! +353 87 9815585 / jenny@weareredhead.com

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** Harbour to Hotspot | Roots Revival Festival 24 – 28 August **

The Harbour Bar Presents

Harbour to Hotspot | Roots Revival Festival

24 / 25 / 26 / 27 / 28 August 2016

Roots Revival: “a trend which includes young performers popularising the traditional musical styles of their ancestors”

The Harbour Bar in Bray and The Hotspot Music Club in Greystones are known by local music lovers as the places to go in Wicklow to see some of Ireland’s finest original acts work their musical magic. Whether hosting the best up-and-coming bands, to established national treasures, regardless of the musical style, whenever you see a gig in either bar you can be guaranteed the quality is second to none!

Over the last weekend in August across 5 days & nights, these beautiful traditional Irish pub venues have joined forces to celebrate some of the finest folk, bluegrass, americana and country musical acts in the country with a couple of guests from farther afield in the Harbour to Hotspot – Roots Revival Festival. What better way to spend your last weekend of the summer, than tapping your toes or being on your feet, swooning or singing along to some incredible talent that you would expect from The Harbour Bar and The Hotspot Music Club? Check out the lineup and we hope to see you there!

I Draw Slow | Dr. Bluegrass & The Illbilly 8 | Amazing Apples | Old Hannah | The Young Folk | The BQ Trio | Dermot Byrne and Danny Tobin | Malojian | Gavin Glass & The Shakers | The Whileaways | N.C.Lawlor | Paddy Dennehy and The Red Herring | An Acoustic Ramble with Old Hannah & Friends | The Louisiana 6.

Five-piece outfit I Draw Slow have a sound rooted in old time Americana, with a twist! The Irish Times described their indie Irish/Americana compositions as “musically ambitious, thoughtfully performed”. Their album Redhills was named RTE Radio 1’s album of the week and headed the iTunes folk chart for Ireland within days of its release.

From Brighton to Bray, we’ve got the foot stompin’ bluegrass sounds from Dr. Bluegrass & The Illbilly 8. These guys are not shy of touring having played hoedowns to shindigs, hootenannys to barn dances, so be sure to get your dancin’ shoes on!

Hailing from Galway, Amazing Apples are a 5-piece multi-instrumentalist Indie/Folk band. Over the years they’ve played at Electric Picnic, Sea Sessions and Indiependence Festival, and have supported Ryan Sheridan, Paddy Casey, The Saw Doctors and Walking on Cars.

From Sligo with their own brand of roots, it’s the brilliant Old Hannah. The band are firmly rooted in old time sounds, as an early passion for bluegrass, western swing and roots saw them mix traditional and contemporary influences into a truly unique set of original music.

The Young Folk are fast making an impression on the Irish music scene, with their upbeat blend of alternative folk and immaculate harmonies. Their current albumFirst Sign of Morningis out now and the band are preparing for a headline show in Dublin’s Academy in October so make sure to catch them here in Bray first folks.

Next up, we welcome the talents of The BQ Trio with their alternative – folk influenced music and their unique minimalist sound, paired with superb harmonies, accompanied by guitar and trumpet. This promises to be a great set from one of the newer live bands to hit the scene.

With Dermot Byrne and Danny Tobin, expect a set of trad tunes bursting with energy from these exceptionally skilled musicians. We’re thrilled to have two of Ireland’s masters of Delta Blues join forces for this year’s festival.  

Fronted by Stevie Scullion, it’s the turn of Malojian. Later this year the Northern Irish band will launch their brand new album ‘This is Nowhere’ – recorded with legendary producer Steve Albini (Pixies, Nirvana, Bonnie Prince Billy). With their star firmly on the rise, Malojian have gone from playing small venues in Northern Ireland to playing Glastonbury.

It’s a real treat for us to welcome Gavin Glass & The Shakers. Singer-songwriter and producer extraordinaire, Glass is one of Ireland’s most talented and hardworking musicians. Now on his fourth solo album Sunday Songs, he has also produced and played on numerous albums for the likes of Lisa Hannigan, Mundy, Cathy Davey and Declan O’Rourke, amongst many others.  

Hailing from Galway, The Whileaways are three distinct voices combined with beautiful harmonies. Their debut album received four stars in the Irish Times and RTE Album of the Week. They’ve performed at Tonder Folk Festival (Denmark), Sligo Live and The Open House Festival in Belfast. Their second album ‘Saltwater Kisses’ (2015) sees the band cut a confident trail in roots music.

Probably the best slide guitarist to come out of the country is N.C.LawlorThe Dublin based bluegrass slide guitarist, singer and harmonica player is famous for his Grafton Street busking sessions & his Sunday gigs in Whelan’s. Lawlor stands out with his ultra fast slide, soulful lyrics and has played with some of the greats including Warren Haynes of The Allman Brothers and Shane MacGowan to name a few.

We’ve got the admired talents of skiffle six piece The Louisiana 6 – playing 50’s style Skiffle with a mix of gospel, country & bluegrass, they play the hits of Lonnie Donegan & Leadbelly. Penciled in to play at this year’s Electric Picnic and having just played The Knockanstockan Festivalbe sure to catch them at ours.

Paddy Dennehy & The Red Herring are a group who draw influences from as far back as the early 1900s right up to the present day. You can hear hints of Tom Waits, the delivery of Louis Armstrong and reminiscent of Hozier and Mick Flannery. A variety of influences, all of of them blended together to form a live performance that is at once unforgettable and utterly unique.

So there you have it folks, the new festival on the block. Get marking your calendars and come join us Brayside! 

For media enquiries please contact Stef @ We Are RedHead 

stef@weareredhead.com / 086 1594764

Wednesday 24th August
I Draw Slow | 10pm-11.30pm BQ Trio | 9pm-9.45pm
Thursday 25th August
Dr Bluegrass And The Illbilly 8   

9.30pm-11.30pm

Dermot Byrne and Danny Tobin

7.30-9pm

Friday 26th August
Amazing Apples | 10.30pm-12.30am Malojian | 9pm-10.15pm
Saturday 27th August
Old Hannah | 10.30pm-12.30am Gavin Glass & The Shakers | 8.30pm-10pm
The Whileaways | 6.30pm-8pm N.C.Lawlor | 4.30pm-6pm
Sunday 28th August
The Young Folk

9.45pm-11pm

Paddy Dennehy and The Red Herring  8pm-9.15pm
An Acoustic Ramble, with Old Hannah & Friends | 6pm-7.30pm The Louisiana 6  

4pm-5.30pm

All our events are FREE! unless noted. Keep an eye on our Twitter @theharbour_bar and Facebook  www.facebook.com/theharbourbarbray for up to the minute goings on!

Harbour to Hotspot | Roots Revival Festival

The Harbour Bar Presents

Harbour to Hotspot | Roots Revival Festival

24 / 25 / 26 / 27 / 28 August 2016

Roots Revival: “a trend which includes young performers popularising the traditional musical styles of their ancestors”

The Harbour Bar in Bray and The Hotspot Music Club in Greystones are known by local music lovers as the places to go in Wicklow to see some of Ireland’s finest original acts work their musical magic. Whether hosting the best up-and-coming bands, to established national treasures, regardless of the musical style, whenever you see a gig in either bar you can be guaranteed the quality is second to none!

Over the last weekend in August across 5 days & nights, these beautiful traditional Irish pub venues have joined forces to celebrate some of the finest folk, bluegrass, americana and country musical acts in the country with a couple of guests from farther afield in the Harbour to Hotspot – Roots Revival Festival. What better way to spend your last weekend of the summer, than tapping your toes or being on your feet, swooning or singing along to some incredible talent that you would expect from The Harbour Bar and The Hotspot Music Club? Check out the lineup and we hope to see you there!

I Draw Slow | Dr. Bluegrass & The Illbilly 8 | Amazing Apples | Old Hannah | The Young Folk

The BQ Trio | Dermot Byrne and Danny Tobin | Malojian | Gavin Glass & The Shakers | The Whileaways | N.C.Lawlor | Paddy Dennehy and The Red Herring | An Acoustic Ramble with Old Hannah & Friends | The Louisiana 6.

Five-piece outfit I Draw Slow have a sound rooted in old time Americana, with a twist! The Irish Times described their indie Irish/Americana compositions as “musically ambitious, thoughtfully performed”. Their album Redhills was named RTE Radio 1’s album of the week and headed the iTunes folk chart for Ireland within days of its release.

From Brighton to Bray, we’ve got the foot stompin’ bluegrass sounds from Dr. Bluegrass & The Illbilly 8. These guys are not shy of touring having played hoedowns to shindigs, hootenannys to barn dances, so be sure to get your dancin’ shoes on!

Hailing from Galway, Amazing Apples are a 5-piece multi-instrumentalist Indie/Folk band. Over the years they’ve played at Electric Picnic, Sea Sessions and Indiependence Festival, and have supported Ryan Sheridan, Paddy Casey, The Saw Doctors and Walking on Cars.

From Sligo with their own brand of roots, it’s the brilliant Old Hannah. The band are firmly rooted in old time sounds, as an early passion for bluegrass, western swing and roots saw them mix traditional and contemporary influences into a truly unique set of original music.

The Young Folk are fast making an impression on the Irish music scene, with their upbeat blend of alternative folk and immaculate harmonies. Their current album ‘First Sign of Morning’ is out now and the band are preparing for a headline show in Dublin’s Academy in October so make sure to catch them here in Bray first folks.

Next up, we welcome the talents of The BQ Trio with their alternative – folk influenced music and their unique minimalist sound, paired with superb harmonies, accompanied by guitar and trumpet. This promises to be a great set from one of the newer live bands to hit the scene.

With Dermot Byrne and Danny Tobin, expect a set of trad tunes bursting with energy from these exceptionally skilled musicians. We’re thrilled to have two of Ireland’s masters of Delta Blues join forces for this year’s festival.

Fronted by Stevie Scullion, it’s the turn of Malojian. Later this year the Northern Irish band will launch their brand new album ‘This is Nowhere’ – recorded with legendary producer Steve Albini (Pixies, Nirvana, Bonnie Prince Billy). With their star firmly on the rise, Malojian have gone from playing small venues in Northern Ireland to playing Glastonbury.

It’s a real treat for us to welcome Gavin Glass & The Shakers. Singer-songwriter and producer extraordinaire, Glass is one of Ireland’s most talented and hardworking musicians. Now on his fourth solo album Sunday Songs, he has also produced and played on numerous albums for the likes of Lisa Hannigan, Mundy, Cathy Davey and Declan O’Rourke, amongst many others.

Hailing from Galway, The Whileaways are three distinct voices combined with beautiful harmonies. Their debut album received four stars in the Irish Times and RTE Album of the Week. They’ve performed at Tonder Folk Festival (Denmark), Sligo Live and The Open House Festival in Belfast. Their second album ‘Saltwater Kisses’ (2015) sees the band cut a confident trail in roots music.

Probably the best slide guitarist to come out of the country is N.C.Lawlor – The Dublin based bluegrass slide guitarist, singer and harmonica player is famous for his Grafton Street busking sessions & his Sunday gigs in Whelan’s. Lawlor stands out with his ultra fast slide, soulful lyrics and has played with some of the greats including Warren Haynes of The Allman Brothers and Shane MacGowan to name a few.

We’ve got the admired talents of skiffle six piece The Louisiana 6 – playing 50’s style Skiffle with a mix of gospel, country & bluegrass, they play the hits of Lonnie Donegan & Leadbelly. Penciled in to play at this year’s Electric Picnic and having just played The Knockanstockan Festival…be sure to catch them at ours.

Paddy Dennehy & The Red Herring are a group who draw influences from as far back as the early 1900s right up to the present day. You can hear hints of Tom Waits, the delivery of Louis Armstrong and reminiscent of Hozier and Mick Flannery. A variety of influences, all of of them blended together to form a live performance that is at once unforgettable and utterly unique.

So there you have it folks, the new festival on the block. Get marking your calendars and come join us Brayside!

For media enquiries please contact Stef @ We Are RedHead

stef@weareredhead.com / 086 1594764

Wednesday 24th August

I Draw Slow | 10pm-11.30pm

BQ Trio | 9pm-9.45pm

Thursday 25th August

Dr Bluegrass And The Illbilly 8

9.30pm-11.30pm

Dermot Byrne and Danny Tobin

7.30-9pm

Friday 26th August

Amazing Apples | 10.30pm-12.30am

Malojian | 9pm-10.15pm

Saturday 27th August

Old Hannah | 10.30pm-12.30am

Gavin Glass & The Shakers | 8.30pm-10pm

The Whileaways | 6.30pm-8pm

N.C.Lawlor | 4.30pm-6pm

Sunday 28th August

The Young Folk

9.45pm-11pm

Paddy Dennehy and The Red Herring  8pm-9.15pm

An Acoustic Ramble, with Old Hannah & Friends | 6pm-7.30pm

The Louisiana 6

4pm-5.30pm

All our events are FREE! unless noted. Keep an eye on our Twitter @theharbour_bar and Facebook  www.facebook.com/theharbourbarbray for up to the minute goings on!

For media enquiries please contact Stef @ We Are RedHead

stef@weareredhead.com / 086 1594764

For booking enquiries please contact Donagh @ Turning Pirate

donagh@turningpirate.com

You can find us in real life here:

1-4 Dock Terrace, Bray, Co Wicklow (across from the harbour!)

Dolittle presents THE MESS AROUND

Dolittle presents

THE MESS AROUND

Saturday, 10 September / Saturday, 8 October / Saturday, 12 November / Saturday, 10 December

The Mess Around, the monthly comedy night at The Workman’s Club, has been hailed as ‘the greatest comedy night in the world’.

“But, poster!”, you ask, “Just what the h*ck is The Mess Around?”. The show’s hosts, comedians Giles Brody (Irish Pictorial) and Colin Chadwick (BBC Radio 4), curate the night. It features new stand-up, sketch and improv from established comedians as well as brand new acts.  Previous Messers include Chris Gethard, Eleanor Tiernan, David O’Doherty, Conor O’Toole, Kevin McGahern, Alison Spittle, Ed Sammon and Foil Arms & Hog.

Also featuring up and comers such as BOYS BOYS BOYS – Ireland’s oldest boyband, a racist Green M&M, Pierce Brosnan with a bucket on his head, Ireland’s scariest stand-up Liam Nugent, sketch support from The Mess Around Gang and YOU, the best damn audience ever! Come along and mess with us, won’t you?

So, here’s the round-up! Seriously deadly comedy. Five quid! 8 bells kick off. Book ahead to guarantee a spot. You won’t be sorry!

€5 / 8pm

The Vintage Room

For more information contact Jenny @ We Are RedHead

jenny@weareredhead.com / 0879815585

www.theworkmansclub.com