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July 2017

West Cork Rapid Response Charity Gig with Driftwood

Charity shindig with all proceeds going to the West Cork Rapid Response Music from Driftwood Donation €5 on the door


JFDR (Jofridur)

JFDR, the latest project from Iceland’s Jófríður Ákadóttir (Samaris, Pascal Pinon, Gangly), is a blend of cyclical guitar parts, soft minimal soundscapes, and poetic wonderings of a journey that ends where it began.


Bastardo Electrico: Techno

Connolly’s are excited to welcome Hi-Tech Funk record label and Ireland’s longest running techno night based in Cork City down to the wild West for a night of electro antics. Run by Irish techno DJ and producer Jamie Behan, this is going to be a banger! Line Up: Jamie Behan (Bastardo Electrico) Luca Pentek (Foreign Bodies) Richie Fleming +special guests Tickets €10

August 2017

Saint Caoilian

Saint Caoilian (aka Caoilian Sherlock) has had illustrious short term careers as a potato picker, a Santa Claus, a temp at Virgin Megastores, an obscenely quiet busker, an inferior barista, a voice “actor”, a regular “actor”. He has sold vases and scarves at flea markets, once a sexual health teacher, a “moving picture” at a Harry Potter themed wedding (featured in Weddings by Franc btw). Work which has encouraged a lot of introspection. Throughout this time he has been a musician and a DJ, based in the south of Ireland. Most often spotted as the front man with The Shaker Hymn. Most recently he has found a place on stage supporting the likes of folk stalwarts like Roy Harper, Ryley Walker as well as popular psych merchants The Altered Hours.  Playing guitar and writing songs since the age of fifteen, well worn through years in rock and roll bands he has very recently begun playing solo shows that reflect a folkier and sparser terrain. Backed with an electric guitar, a sense of entitlement and an overly sentimental view of almost everything – his music reflects a part of his record collection that hosts Paul Simon, John Prine and more recent luminaries like Bill Ryder Jones and Angel Olsen. Saint Caoilian joins us Thursday 3rd August Tickets €10


Sim Simma All Day Summer Party ft special guests Bon Voyage + Toby Kaar

Come join us & Sim Simma for an all day summer party on the August Bank Holiday weekend! :: Sunday 6th Aug :: Resident DJs: Semi-D, Ben Bix, Timmah T, Soupy Dread, Gully Docktah Irie, Judge Rudie, Byrna Boss Special Guests: Toby Kaar + Bon Voyage Sim Simma is a social club, travelling party and DJ crew based in Dublin, Ireland. Phrases like “sub-culture”, “community” and, most tellingly, “family” are frequently thrown around when you talk to regular attendees. Broad selections of Caribbean, African, Latin, Rap – and an equal focus on workshops such as Reggae Yoga and Dancehall Dancing – gives Sim Simma a unique, open atmosphere that’s hard to find anywhere else. Tickets €12 available from Dice.FM


West Cork Ukulele Orchestra

West Cork Ukulele Orchestra make their long awaited debut at Connollys of Leap! Wednesday 9th August :: €15 :: 8pm The WCUO are a group of nine friends who got together four years ago on the basis that the ukulele was the world’s easiest instrument, and creating an informal choral group would keep them entertained throughout the winter months. Since then they have exploded in popularity, appeared on the Late Late Show, countless festivals, and were even invited to play at Áras an Uachtaráin. They’ve performed in a cave, sang Christmas carols to marathon runners, supported Josh Ritter and Efterklang, and also penned the world’s first ukulele/Javanese gamelan orchestra collaboration. Armed only with their tiny ukuleles and a wall of harmonies, they perform playful versions of classic pop songs, and their arrangements are as inventive as they are irreverent.


Hermitage Green Acoustic Show

HERMITAGE GREEN return for another unforgettable night at Connolly’s Don’t miss this special acoustic show :: Thurs 10th August Tickets €25 available from Dice Hermitage Green have built a dedicated legion of fans across the globe thanks to their captivating and unforgettable live sets. Playing gigs in South Africa, Australia, New York, Canada, Dubai, France and London, the band self-released the album ‘Hermitage Green- Live At Whelans’ in 2013 to the delight of their followers and captured the power of the band on stage. Their unique arrangement of instruments that includes the bodhrán, djembe, rhythmic guitar and banjo sets them apart as a truly original offering of Irish Music. They have already played alongside the likes of Gavin James, Josh Ritter, Walking On Cars and The Pogues and 2016 will see them bring their music to many, many more

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