Sep
22
Sun
2019
Rigoletto on the Lake @ Whale Theatre
Sep 22 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Rigoletto on the Lake @ Whale Theatre

Satellite Screening – Cinema Live

Giuseppe Verdi’s masterpiece – compelling, blood-curdling and beautiful – is being performed for the first time on the unique, Bregenz lake stage. Once of Verdi’s most popular works, Rigoletto is an unforgettable tale of a sacrifice and revenge; of a father’s rage and a daughter’s shame. It features several of opera’s best-known arias-including Rigoletto’s passionate denouncement “Cortigiani, vil razza dannata,” Gilda’s dreamy “Caro nome” and the Duke’s instantly recognisable “La donna è mobile.” Directed and designed by Philip Stölzl, this timeless tragedy will delight audiences with a powerhouse combination of entertainment and emotional intensity from the spectacular shore of Lake Constance.

Sep
24
Tue
2019
Open Trad Night – Danns Bar @ Danns Bar
Sep 24 @ 9:15 pm – 11:00 pm
Open Trad Night - Danns Bar @ Danns Bar

For the past 15 years every Tuesday evening, Danns bar has been the location for great session music.  As the night progresses, different musicians arrive, and the music suddenly takes a left turn, down through the Ring of Kerry, before detouring back up through the Burren before a quick trip over to Nashville.

“We’re open to everyone and anything,” says Hughie Browne, the man with the whip, and the keeper of the flame for all these years. “It’s what makes it interesting not only for those listening but, perhaps more importantly, for us. We’re not here to play the same old songs week after week. We’re out to find something new each week…”

And with so many singers, pipers, banjo players, guitarists, turning up each week, it’s easy to see how a song might never remain the same.

Copyright: Greystones Guide

Sep
27
Fri
2019
Marie Keane Gig @ Hot Spot Music Venue
Sep 27 @ 9:00 pm
Marie Keane Gig @ Hot Spot Music Venue

Marie Keane is a singer-songwriter who has performed in various blues, soul, jazz, Motown and ska musical ensembles around Ireland for over 20 years. Her debut original album ‘Russian Doll’ is an eclectic mix of folk blues rock with subtle classical and traditional undertones. Performing with full band, Marie will launch the albums second single ‘The Firing Line’  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxhK6Wji41Q  

https://mariekeane.bandcamp.com/album/russian-doll

https://www.youtube.com/user/TheMariekeane 

Meakin Brothers in Danns @ Danns Bar
Sep 27 @ 9:30 pm

Live music in Danns

Sep
28
Sat
2019
KILA – The Real Deal @ The Hot Spot
Sep 28 @ 8:00 pm
KILA - The Real Deal @ The Hot Spot

Recorded during Kila’s 2016 tour of venues and festivals throughout Ireland – specifically at the Civic Theatre, Tallaght and Vicar Street – this live outing showcases the eight-piece South Dublin collective at the height of their magnificent onstage powers. With crowd noise low in the mix, there’s little sense initially of it being an actual live recording. But the playing is, as always with Kila, energetic and inspired, while the band – still led by the O’Snodaigh brothers, Colm, Rossa and Ronan – retain their wonderful sense of musical adventure.

Pulsating and polyrhythmic, the opener ‘An Tiománaí’ – that’s ‘The Driver’ as Gaeilge – sets the scene for an incendiary ride through their two-decade long catalogue. Blending swampy guitar, a part spoken-word vocal, and an infectious traditional air, it captures all the elements which have made Kila such a unique live force.

An instrumental, ‘Skinheads’, starts out in a slow, mellow fashion, with some lovely ensemble playing, seamlessly weaving whistles, flute and guitar together, before igniting into in an almost Riverdance-style crescendo of fast rhythms and dense organic textures. Displaying influences ranging from Horslips and Moving Hearts to Jethro Tull, the epic seven-minute piece goes through several time signature changes, before building to a spectacular finale. This is great stuff.

Meanwhile a funky bassline and an urgent melody underscore the familiar ‘Electric Landlady’ – a popular single from around a decade or so ago that puns exquisitely on the Jimi Hendrix album title – while the harmonies on the largely a capella ‘Raise the Road’ are impressively precise.

Elsewhere, Middle Eastern and Afro textures are apparent on the atmospheric ‘Pota’, underlining Kila’s world music credentials, while other highlights include the haunting ballad ‘Babymouse’ and ‘Mutatu’, which showcases the wonderful uileann pipe playing of James Mahon. Long may they dance rings around us all…

LIMITED SEATING FOR THIS EVENT.     Tickets available online, from Hot Spot during opening hours or by Ph 087 291 7519 (cr.card)

Shadowplay – Aisling Agnew & Dave Flynn (classical flute and guitar duo) @ Whale Theatre
Sep 28 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Shadowplay – Aisling Agnew & Dave Flynn (classical flute and guitar duo) @ Whale Theatre

Shadowplay – Aisling Agnew (flute) & Dave Flynn (guitar)

Performing works by Handel, Schubert, Villa-Lobos, Rodrigo and Flynn

Shadowplay are a classical flute/guitar duo comprising two renowned virtuosos who are also founding members of the Irish Memory Orchestra.

Aisling Agnew enjoys a varied career performing worldwide on a wide range of flutes. She has been broadcast on RTE Lyric FM, BBC Radio and Classic FM and has given many high profile concerts including her Wigmore Hall début, the Belfast Festival and the National Flute Association’s 40th International Convention at Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas. She has appeared as soloist with various orchestras including the Ulster Orchestra and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. A graduate of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Aisling enjoys regular performances with her long established duo partner Matthew McAllister.

Described as ‘a masterful guitarist’ in Sing Out! Magazine, Dave Flynn has gained international recognition as a guitarist/composer and founder/artistic director of the Irish Memory Orchestra. His unique style draws on his experience in classical, folk, jazz and popular music. He is a prize-winning classical guitarist who has toured Japan, New Zealand & Europe and played festivals including The Nuertingen International Guitar Festival, Moscow Christmas Festival and Clonakilty International Guitar Festival. He is a keen chamber and orchestral musician having performed with ensembles including The Crash Ensemble, Dublin Guitar Quartet and RTÉ Concert Orchestra.

Together Aisling and Dave perform a wonderful variety of repertoire from the Baroque to the modern era. The centrepiece of their performances is the Dave Flynn composition after which the duo is named. This is also the title piece of the 2016 album “Shadowplay”.

Something Else Band at the Beach House @ Beach House
Sep 28 @ 9:30 pm

Free Music in the Lounge

Oct
1
Tue
2019
Open Trad Night – Danns Bar @ Danns Bar
Oct 1 @ 9:15 pm – 11:00 pm
Open Trad Night - Danns Bar @ Danns Bar

For the past 15 years every Tuesday evening, Danns bar has been the location for great session music.  As the night progresses, different musicians arrive, and the music suddenly takes a left turn, down through the Ring of Kerry, before detouring back up through the Burren before a quick trip over to Nashville.

“We’re open to everyone and anything,” says Hughie Browne, the man with the whip, and the keeper of the flame for all these years. “It’s what makes it interesting not only for those listening but, perhaps more importantly, for us. We’re not here to play the same old songs week after week. We’re out to find something new each week…”

And with so many singers, pipers, banjo players, guitarists, turning up each week, it’s easy to see how a song might never remain the same.

Copyright: Greystones Guide

Oct
4
Fri
2019
Mojo Sessions with Steve Belton in Danns @ Danns Bar
Oct 4 @ 5:05 pm

Live Music in Danns

Hothouse Flowers @ Whale Theatre
Oct 4 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Hothouse Flowers @ Whale Theatre

Something amazing happens when Hothouse Flowers step onto the stage – something that has been shaped by over thirty years of singing and playing all over the world, yet no two shows have ever been the same! There is a sense of musical adventure – an impulse to reach new heights and depths in music where the unspoken aim is that the band and the audience become one and the world becomes a different place for a while.

Hothouse Flowers are a rock n’roll band, Hothouse Flowers are a traditional band, Hothouse Flowers are a soul band, Hothouse Flowers are a jam band with their own organic jam spread on both sides of the bread!

Despite the bands lengthy career, which is now heading into its fourth decade there is a sense of unfinished business.  Every night they want to play the best gig they have ever played and take the musical risks that can maybe make that possible.  There are still songs to be written and emotions to share.  Whether its in a tiny club, an arena or in a festival field there is a sense that the best is yet to come.

Hothouse Flowers were invited to be featured in the opening scene of Amazon Prime’s hugely successful ‘The Grand Tour’ to perform their version of ‘I Can See Clearly Now’ for an invited audience in the Mojave Desert.  I Can See Clearly Now then went to Number 1 in the UK iTunes Rock Charts… a mere 26 years after its first release!

Oct
5
Sat
2019
Hothouse Flowers @ Whale Theatre
Oct 5 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Hothouse Flowers @ Whale Theatre

Something amazing happens when Hothouse Flowers step onto the stage – something that has been shaped by over thirty years of singing and playing all over the world, yet no two shows have ever been the same! There is a sense of musical adventure – an impulse to reach new heights and depths in music where the unspoken aim is that the band and the audience become one and the world becomes a different place for a while.

Hothouse Flowers are a rock n’roll band, Hothouse Flowers are a traditional band, Hothouse Flowers are a soul band, Hothouse Flowers are a jam band with their own organic jam spread on both sides of the bread!

Despite the bands lengthy career, which is now heading into its fourth decade there is a sense of unfinished business.  Every night they want to play the best gig they have ever played and take the musical risks that can maybe make that possible.  There are still songs to be written and emotions to share.  Whether its in a tiny club, an arena or in a festival field there is a sense that the best is yet to come.

Hothouse Flowers were invited to be featured in the opening scene of Amazon Prime’s hugely successful ‘The Grand Tour’ to perform their version of ‘I Can See Clearly Now’ for an invited audience in the Mojave Desert.  I Can See Clearly Now then went to Number 1 in the UK iTunes Rock Charts… a mere 26 years after its first release!

3rd Avenue Band at the Beach House @ Beach House
Oct 5 @ 9:30 pm

Free Music in the Lounge

Oct
6
Sun
2019
Plácido Domingo: 50th Anniversary Concert @ Whale Theatre
Oct 6 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Plácido Domingo: 50th Anniversary Concert @ Whale Theatre

Satellite Screening: Live Cinema

With an illustrious career spanning five decades: over 150 stage roles, 11 Grammy Awards and his iconic performances alongside Luciano Pavarotti and José Carreras as one of the Three Tenors, the legendary Plácido Domingo continues to astound audiences with a vocal talent unmatched in power.  For one very special night, Plácido Domingo returns to the breath-taking Arena Di Verona amphitheatre, 50 years after his debut, to revisit three of his greatest ever roles.

 

Oct
8
Tue
2019
Open Trad Night – Danns Bar @ Danns Bar
Oct 8 @ 9:15 pm – 11:00 pm
Open Trad Night - Danns Bar @ Danns Bar

For the past 15 years every Tuesday evening, Danns bar has been the location for great session music.  As the night progresses, different musicians arrive, and the music suddenly takes a left turn, down through the Ring of Kerry, before detouring back up through the Burren before a quick trip over to Nashville.

“We’re open to everyone and anything,” says Hughie Browne, the man with the whip, and the keeper of the flame for all these years. “It’s what makes it interesting not only for those listening but, perhaps more importantly, for us. We’re not here to play the same old songs week after week. We’re out to find something new each week…”

And with so many singers, pipers, banjo players, guitarists, turning up each week, it’s easy to see how a song might never remain the same.

Copyright: Greystones Guide

Oct
10
Thu
2019
HOWIE THE ROOKIE by Stagemad Theatre Company Waterford @ whale Theatre
Oct 10 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
HOWIE THE ROOKIE by Stagemad Theatre Company Waterford @ whale Theatre

O’Rowe’s hilarious, pimp-rollin’, blood-soaked text has Shakespeare’s interiority, Marlowe’s viciousness and a cowboy’s jangling gait; it’s got Joyce’s sense of place, Faulkner’s sense of language and even a sprinkling of murderously timed fart jokes.

The production features Fintan Kelly who was seen in season 8 of Game Of Thrones. The play is a diptych that follows Howie (Kelly) on a night out cruising for vengeance, then the Rookie (bruises an all) as Howie’s victim, mate and witness. Andrew Dunphy’s subtle lighting design gives the actor a clean stage in front of him, and the rest of the physical production is just Kelly controlling the stage.

The Howie Lee is a hooligan, good with his fists, bad with the ladies. Without preamble, he vaults into a story about crossing a field and spying a friend burning a mattress. Soon this friend draws him into an unlikely vendetta against the man, The Rookie Lee, who must have infested that mattress with scabies. Mark O Rowe’s writing is lyrical and dirty and riotously imaginative. Listen closely and you will hear Joyce in the frequent neologisms — skullduggerous, popsock, dollyness. Hints of his contemporaries Martin McDonagh in the wild, almost farcical violence, and Conor McPherson in the stealthy emphasis on moral choice and responsibility, as when The Rookie Lee worries over his fate. Mark O’Rowe’s language is distinct — in its ribaldry, its understatement, its metaphors and, especially, its exuberant, muscular descriptions of impossible battles. A night of pure, epic theatre is in store. Directed by James Power.

We Are Stagemad Theatre Company hail from Waterford, Ireland. Founded in May 2005, their aim is the cultivation of theatre, supporting new local, national and international writing, and to encourage public appreciation of the Arts.

Since its formation Stagemad has established itself as Waterford’s, and one of Ireland’s most progressive Theatre Company. They Develop, Create, Collaborate. Stagemad are constantly on the lookout for new writing. They love new writing.

“Fintan Kelly tames, controls and masters the stage as his own. In the hands of a lesser director, Mark O’Rowe’s writing skills would be nought.” – Wexford People 

“Mark O’Rowe’s extraordinary play drives you to the depths of humanity’s horror, then stops your stomach churning by demanding that you laugh” – The Irish Times 

“It is, quite simply, Greek in its power of catharsis while piling laughter. Euripides would be proud to call Mark O’Rowe a brother in art” – Irish Independent

Oct
11
Fri
2019
Leo Kelly in Danns @ Danns Bar
Oct 11 @ 5:06 pm

Live Music in Danns

Fred Cooke: Fred Space @ The Whale Theatre
Oct 11 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Fred Cooke: Fred Space @ The Whale Theatre

Fred Cooke is leaving his twinkle toes behind him from “Dancing with the Stars” and taken to the road for his new comical tour of musical madness.

Becoming “Irish Comedian of the Year 2018” (Tatler Magazine), he has supported Irish Comedy Legend Tommy Tiernan on his Nationwide Tour.

Cooke’s guitar plucking panache enables him to paint comical situations before delivering unexpected killer-punch lines that leave his audience “elevated to hilarity”.   The Scotsman.

His new Nationwide Tour “Fred Space” has brought Cooke to a whole new level of Comical Mayhem placing him in the “Premier league of Irish funnymen.” HOT PRESS

Sit back and enjoy a performer with enough “energy to power a small village in the west of Kerry” THE LAUGHTER LOUNGE.

ChortlePriceless

Short ComVery impressive performer.

Tommy TiernanI love Fred. He has the spirit of the Clown in him. 

Oct
12
Sat
2019
Spaghetti and Jazz – Italian Feast Buffet in Bear Paw Deli, Theatre Lane followed by Concert in Whale Theatre @ Bear Paw Deli
Oct 12 @ 6:30 pm
Spaghetti and Jazz - Italian Feast Buffet in Bear Paw Deli, Theatre Lane followed by Concert in Whale Theatre @ Bear Paw Deli

Buffet Supper from 6.30pm  in Bear Paw Deli, Theatre Lane & Concert in Whale Theatre commences 8.30pm.

Bear Paw Italian Feast

Buffet of:

Spaghetti with a ragu of pulled slow roast short rib beef, rich tomatoes and parmesan

Wild mushroom and leek risotto

Cured meats

Caprese salad

Roast Mediterranean Vegetables

Olives Pestos and Garlic Bread

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Bear Paw Petit Fours

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Supper will in Bear Paw Deli, Theatre Lane and followed by music from Remi Harris in Whale Theatre.

 

Limited to 30 persons.

Harvest – tribute to Neil Young @ The Hot Spot
Oct 12 @ 8:00 pm
Harvest - tribute to Neil Young @ The Hot Spot

Harvest are an 8 piece band who have been thrilling audiences of Neil Young fans all over Ireland for the last 10 years.  Formed in 2009, the band have played sell-out shows all over the country, recently performing arguably Young’s greatest album ”Harvest” in full at Vicar Street in Dublin. The band have also played at the Electric Picnic arts festival and appeared on national TV and radio.  Fans can expect to hear classic tracks from albums such “Harvest”, “After The Gold Rush”, “Harvest Moon” and “Freedom” to name but a few.

Don’t miss this chance to see Ireland’s premier Neil Young tribute deliver beautiful renditions of timeless classics such as “Heart of gold”, “The needle and the damage done”, “Old man”, “Helpless” & “Rockin’ in the free world”  If you like Neil Young, you will love Harvest.

Remi Harris Live @ Whale Theatre
Oct 12 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Remi Harris Live @ Whale Theatre

Remi Harris is an exciting Jazz & Blues guitarist from the UK who’s unique style draws inspiration from artists such as Django Reinhardt, Jimi Hendrix, Wes Montgomery, Peter Green and Led Zeppelin. He has performed at Buckingham Palace, Montreal Jazz Festival, BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall with Jamie Cullum, on BBC 4 Television and live on BBC Radio 2 & 3.

In his live shows Remi plays an eclectic mix of jazz standards, improvisations, original compositions and new arrangements of his favourite tunes. He plays a variety of acoustic and electric guitars and the shows are interspersed with his commentary about the history of the music and instruments he’s playing.

Beach House Brothers @ Beach House
Oct 12 @ 9:30 pm

Free Music in the Lounge

Oct
13
Sun
2019
Sunday Café Session – Shirley Grimes @ The Hot Spot Music Club
Oct 13 @ 4:30 pm – Oct 14 @ 6:00 pm
Despite a successful career that has spanned more than 25 years of predominantly sold out concerts, collaborations with the likes of ‘The Nits’ (Holland) and ‘Värtinä’ (Finland), double bills with ‘Luka Bloom’ or support tours throughout Germany with ‘Van Morrison’ and ‘Bonnie Riatt’, chances are you have never heard the name Shirley Grimes. 
No small wonder: The Irish born and raised singer songwriter left Ireland at the age of 18 and has since then, never played a concert on home turf. That will change this coming Autumn when she will embark on her first tour in Ireland to finally fill the gaping hole in a career that can otherwise only be deemed as remarkable.
Shirley settled in Bern, Switzerland in 1991. She quickly progressed to becoming a household name and a favourite of music critics who dubbed her ‘the most beautiful voice in Switzerland’. For good reason: her voice is an instrument of purity and her earthy songs a harmonious marriage between her musical roots and her individuality. 
Over the years, Shirley has released eight albums and played countless concerts. Her newest album ‘Hold on….’ is a work of wisdom and maturity. It collects 11 poignant songs that are both outspoken about world affairs and intimately personal. The songs are beautiful, the arrangements refined, the voice as honest as ever. ‘Hold on….’ is the sound of sincerity.​​​​​​​
Two decades ago Shirley made a conscious choice to remain in Switzerland, raise her children and not pursue a solo career outside its borders. The decision didn’t come easy. It did however lend itself to the shyness and humility that accompany Shirley through life. It is these traits coupled with a boundless honesty that make her live performances unique, moving and close to therapeutic. An experience not to be missed.

https://shirleygrimesepk19.myportfolio.com/

One Hour Song Party with JACK JOYCE @ Whale Theatre
Oct 13 @ 6:00 pm
One Hour Song Party with JACK JOYCE @ Whale Theatre

Greystones native singer-songwriter Jack Joyce first embarked on his music career at the age of sixteen when he began performing, booking gigs in local pubs and clubs.

From a young age, Jack has been composing his own songs and released his debut demo EP, Get Down, in October 2018.

Jack Joyce’s sound delivers a unique acoustic, indie-pop style. His cleverly crafted lyrics blend wit and poetry to create a perfect balance between insight and humour. Drawing influence from the epic works of Arctic Monkeys, Pulp and Leonard Cohen, Jack Joyce’s song-writing is something to be experienced. Jack is spending the summer of 2019 busking and backpacking around Europe, seeking out new inspirations and sounds for his next EP.

Oct
15
Tue
2019
Open Trad Night – Danns Bar @ Danns Bar
Oct 15 @ 9:15 pm – 11:00 pm
Open Trad Night - Danns Bar @ Danns Bar

For the past 15 years every Tuesday evening, Danns bar has been the location for great session music.  As the night progresses, different musicians arrive, and the music suddenly takes a left turn, down through the Ring of Kerry, before detouring back up through the Burren before a quick trip over to Nashville.

“We’re open to everyone and anything,” says Hughie Browne, the man with the whip, and the keeper of the flame for all these years. “It’s what makes it interesting not only for those listening but, perhaps more importantly, for us. We’re not here to play the same old songs week after week. We’re out to find something new each week…”

And with so many singers, pipers, banjo players, guitarists, turning up each week, it’s easy to see how a song might never remain the same.

Copyright: Greystones Guide

Oct
17
Thu
2019
Greystones Film Club: Marianne & Leonard: Words Of Love @ Whale Theatre
Oct 17 @ 8:00 pm
Greystones Film Club: Marianne & Leonard: Words Of Love @ Whale Theatre

The Greystones Film Club present Marianne & Leonard: Words Of Love (USA/Canada/Greece/15A/102mins)

It was shortly after learning that her author husband, Axel Jensen, had abandoned both her and their young son for another woman that Marianne Ihren first met Leonard Cohen. The two were almost young, and quickly began living together on the Greek island of Hydra. This is where the teenage Ihren had come with her teenage husband, much to the disapproval of her parents, he writing his poems and novels whilst Marianne looked after their child and their home.

And it would be how life would be for these new lovers, as Marianne quickly became Cohen’s muse too, inspiring many of the finest songs on the poet-turned-songwriter’s first two albums, Songs Of Leonard Cohen (1967) and Songs From A Room (1969). Songs that included Bird On The Wire and, of course, So Long, Marianne, for, just like Axel, Leonard too would abandon Marianne. For Susanne. Truly, that’s no way to say goodbye…

Here, Nick Broomfield charts the couple’s years together, using never before seen footage to unravel their blossoming love whilst also exploring 1960s counterculture, and the hedonism on Hydra…

Oct
18
Fri
2019
The Marilyn Monroe Show with Derby Browne @ Whale Theatre
Oct 18 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
The Marilyn Monroe Show with Derby Browne @ Whale Theatre

Derby Browne performs her personal tribute to The Blonde Bombshell – Marilyn Monroe –  telling her story from childhood foster homes to stardom, champagne and Chanel No5, sanitoriums and her affairs with the Kennedy’s, The Mob and Frank Sinatra.  Her mysterious death at 36 still creates controversy in sharp contrast to her glamorous public image.  The show is sprinkled with sugar candy cane toons from her movies and the 1950’s:  ‘Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend’, ‘I Want to Be Loved By You’, ‘My Heart Belongs To Daddy’.

Derby is accompanied by David Wray Piano Trio.

Show devised and written by Derby Browne.

ps. Derby is not a natural blonde.  A wig will be worn.   As Marilyn cannot be there in person, a pretty good rendition will be offered and a fun show with fabulous music!

Interviewer:  ‘Is it true you had no clothes on during that photo session?’

Marilyn ‘ No, I had the radio on’

‘Marilyn will always be alive while Derby is around’. Comment from an audience member.

Mr Shingles – Blues Band @ Hot Spot Music Club
Oct 18 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Mr Shingles - Blues Band @ Hot Spot Music Club

Mr. Shingles was founded in 2015 with the purpose of covering legendary Blues artists such as BB KingOtis RushJimmy RogersMagic SamThemHowlin ‘Wolf and John Mayall. From this Classic Blues base, they have developed their sound, mixing Blues and Swing with Latin beats and touches of Jazz and Gospel.

Recent additions of other instrumentalists has brought color and warmth to the project releasing the original core of musicians to play within the space and feel more. Mr. Shingles has played at Barcelona’s most renowned venues: Harlem Jazz ClubEl ParaiguaSala Monasterio or the MEAM as well as festivals such as Anolia Festival de Igualada, Inauditus Festival, Ciclo Blues & Sons and Figueres Summer Festival. In 2018, they released there first studio album, “Green in Blue“. A band that stands out for being versatile, international and innovative; but at the same time full of respect for the Blues tradition.

… a professional from head to toe, having withstood a thousand and one battles, he offers the public a varied repertoire, from B.B. King to Van Morrison to classics like The Midnight Special.    Jordi MonguillotSentir el Blues

…an honest interesting album performed by a group of musicians who know the music they play and carry it out with conviction and respect.    Roser Infiesta Valls & Vicente ZúmelLa Hora del Blues

…an album that can definitely be called a must   Freddy VandervelpenRootsville Magazine

Brian Meakin Trio in Danns @ Danns Bar
Oct 18 @ 9:30 pm

Live Music in Danns

Oct
19
Sat
2019
Beethoven: His loves and losses with the Degani Piano Trio and Barry McGovern, Actor @ Whale Theatre
Oct 19 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Beethoven: His loves and losses with the Degani Piano Trio and Barry McGovern, Actor @ Whale Theatre

The Degani Piano Trio return to the Whale Theatre in a performance of two of Beethoven’s Piano Trios Op.1 No.2 in G major and Op.70 No.2 in E flat major. The vigour and sensitivity of Beethoven’s music will be illuminated by excerpts from his letters both funny and heartrending as in his Heiligenstadt Testament, and anecdotes of contemporaries with narration by Irish Actor Barry McGovern.

In 2020 the world celebrates the 250th year birthday of this great composer. This evening will be an exciting exploration of Beethoven’s personality, his creative process and his daily life through collaboration between the artistry of the Degani Piano Trio and Barry McGovern.

The Piano Trio Op.70 No.2 shows Beethoven at his most subtle and mellow while the Piano Trio in E flat shows him in  dramatic, witty and sparkling form . This will be an evening not to be missed!

Biographies:

Barry McGovern is an Irish stage, film and television actor and is well known for his appearances in films such as ‘Braveheart‘, ‘Far and Away‘, and ‘Joe Versus the Volcano‘. He is also a prolific stage actor and is regarded by many as one of leading exponents of works by Samuel Beckett.

The Degani Piano Trio is an established Irish piano trio of well known musicians Alan Smale (violin), Rachel Quinn (piano) and Annette Cleary,(cello). They have recorded albums in recent years of repertoire including Haydn, Dvorak, Chopin, Brahms and Piazzolla. They are renowned for their insightful and joyful interpretations of the classics. www.deganitrio.com

Take it Easy Band at the Beach House @ Beach House
Oct 19 @ 9:30 pm

Live Music in the Lounge