Gig guide

Sun Jun 26

Hell For Leather

10:00 pm, FREE


Hell for Leather are joining us in Reardens Bar for an early session! A four piece Cork Band. A mad bunch of lads, playing a variety of Irish music. No frills just hardy ceoil.


Wed Jun 29

Funk It Up

10:00 pm, FREE


Get over the mid-week hump with a sexy blend of soul and funk from newly formed 'FUNK IT UP' - a side project from the highly popular Papa Zitas.


Fri Jul 1

The Papa Zitas

10:00 pm, Free before 11:30pm


The Papa Zitas are busy making a name for themselves as the most exciting new big band to have emerged on the music scene in IRELAND in a long while! With an array of hits that encapsulate the very essence of the Motown era, their set ensures the dancefloor is heaving from the beginning to the end of the night! Consisting of a thundering brass section, a slick and energetic rhythm section, and smooth and sweet vocal harmonies from three soulful divas, this nine piece band delivers a show-stopping performance every time. Covering hits from The Temptations, The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, and Stevie Wonder, to name but a few, The Papa Zitas certainly lift their audiences Higher and Higher at every opportunity!


Sun Jul 3

Roisin Dubh

10:00 pm, FREE


Roisin Dubh is a four-piece ballad group playing a mixture of Irish traditional music, contemporary songs and original compositions. Rosin Dubh are John Kelly (Guitar/vocals), Sean Byrne (Bodhran/Whistle/Hamonica/Vocals), Willie Delaney (Banjo/Mandolin/Bouzouki/Fiddle/Vocals and Mickey Miley (Bass/Vocals). Formed in ’91 they have entertained audiences at major venues and festivals in Ireland, the UK, Europe and North America and in late 2003 completed a French tour playing with the Dubliners and Ronnie Drew. Strongly influenced by ballad groups such as the Dubliners, Dublin City Ramblers and the Wolfe Tones, and more recent groups like Moving Hearts, Stocktons Wing and the Pogues. Rosin Dubh have developed a distinctive and entertaining style that is uniquely theirs


Wed Jul 6

The Guilty Judges

10:00 pm, FREE


The boys are back in town! 'The Guilty Judges' kick it in all the right places and are wooing crowds across the Lee Delta with their unique take on classics old and new.


Fri Jul 8

Cosmic Funk Band

10:00 pm, Free before 11:30pm


The Cosmic Funk band have been touring the country for over 10 years with their funk, soul & disco extravaganza. In recent years the band have taken to releasing their own material in the vein of Brooklyn's Daptone Records. The band's debut Ep 'Take it to the Limit one last time', received critical acclaim in local and national press with the singles 'Do you Wanna Dance' and 'Dynamite' featuring prominently on local radio stations across the country as well as on RTE Radio 1's John Creedon show. The band's material has been remixed by DJs including DJ Jay Ru and DJ Carabas, exposing the CFB brand to 'House' aficionados in clubs around the world including Berlin, New York and beyond


Sun Jul 10

The Kilkennys

10:00 pm, FREE


The Kilkennys are a 4-piece traditional Irish ballad group, who have been entertaining audiences all over the country, and internationally for the past ten years, with their unique and accomplished style of playing and vocal talent. Known as one of the hardest working bands in Ireland, they perform the length and breath of the country up to five nights a week. Up to now, they have been performing as Uisce Beatha, but due to various crucial reasons and the fact that a few bands with the same name have sprung up around the world, the decision was taken to change the name to The Kilkennys, as the boys are very proud of their black and amber roots! This name change coincided with the band signing up to Dolphin Records, the record company of such Irish music legends as Mary and Frances Black, Liam Clancy, Dolores Keane, Ronnie Drew, Jack L and Sonny Knowles. Renowned for their incredible musicianship and vocal abilities, The Kilkennys have gained a reputation for revitalising traditional Irish music and adding their own touch of youth and energy. Over the past 12 years the band have toured all over Ireland and have taken their music as far afield as Las Vegas, Germany, Holland, Switzerland and the Czech Republic. They were recently signed to Dolphin Discs, a record label long associated with Irish music boasting such names as The Clancy Brothers, Shane McGowen and The Dubliners.


Wed Jul 13

Funk It Up

10:00 pm, FREE


Get over the mid-week hump with a sexy blend of soul and funk from newly formed 'FUNK IT UP' - a side project from the highly popular Papa Zitas.


Fri Jul 15

Big Generator

10:00 pm, Free before 11:30pm


Big Generator is a four piece rock band based in Portumna, Co. Galway, Ireland. The band consists of Paul Cantillon (vocals/bass guitar), Barry Conboy (lead guitar), Liam Martin (vocals/guitars/keyboards), Robbie Casserly (vocals/drums).The band has toured extensively in the U.K, Sweden, Holland, Germany, Belgium, America and of course their native Ireland. Big Generator has also enjoyed a considerable amount of success and all of it achieved without the backing of a major label. The guys have also shared the stage with names like Ocean Colour Scene, Big County, Whitesnake and Joe Satriani to name a few. Big Generator have released two albums "On The Line" and "The Unreleased" . The albums have received rave reviews in Holland where it has been on release. The band are signed to Green Street Records, a Dutch label.


Sun Jul 17

Kesh

10:00 pm, FREE


KESH are a 4 piece contemporary Irish band hailing from Co. Cork, Ireland. Comprising of members Jason (Vocals, Guitar), Aaron (Uilleann Pipes, Tin Whistle, Low Whistle & Vocals), James (Bass, Vocals) & Chris (Drums, Vocals) the band kickstarted 2015 with a launch night at the renowned Friskey Whiskey Live Music Venue @ Corks The Oliver Plunkett. Already in the practice room since June 2014, the band compromises of former members of Cork band, The Buachaills and solo artist Jason Condon. The 4 members have a wealth in experience of playing festivals in not just Ireland, but Europe too. KESH play up-tempo traditional Irish music along with classic folk ballads & contemporary songs


Wed Jul 20

Traffic

10:00 pm, FREE


Traffic is a cover band based out of Limerick, Ireland. They play an energetic mix of music from the 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's & today


Fri Jul 22

Thank Funk

10:00 pm, Free before 11:30pm


Thank Funk are without a doubt Ireland's hottest new cover act on the scene. Started in late 2013 this band has already achieved great things. Thank Funk are playing in all of the country's top venues and within a couple of months of their formation they have already agreed contracts for European performances in 2014. The band fuses funk, disco and soul into a show that cannot be beaten. Everything from the classics to the charts are performed in an original fashion that make an evening with 'Thank Funk' unforgettable to their audiences.


Sun Jul 24

The Celtic Knights

10:00 pm, FREE


Celtic Knights are a 4 piece band based in Cork. The band plays a vast variety of music from the 60s to modern day rock and funk. It is guaranteed to be a good night when Celtic Knights are around.


Wed Jul 27

Funk It Up

10:00 pm, FREE


Get over the mid-week hump with a sexy blend of soul and funk from newly formed 'FUNK IT UP' - a side project from the highly popular Papa Zitas.


Fri Jul 29

Renovator

10:00 pm, Free before 11:30pm


Renovator is a five-piece dynamic, extremely accomplished, professional and exciting Rock and Modern band with over 10 years experience on the live circuit. With a passion for music clearly evident in their energetic and entertaining performances and a set-list incorporating a huge array of styles and genres spanning across the decades and ranging from all the old classic rock anthems to modern hits, any gig by Renovator guarantees to be a great night’s entertainment.


Sun Jul 31

Hell For Leather

10:00 pm, FREE


Hell for Leather are joining us in Reardens Bar for an early session! A four piece Cork Band. A mad bunch of lads, playing a variety of Irish music. No frills just hardy ceoil.