ABBA SING ALONG SOCIAL // CONNOLLY’S OF LEAP Are you as over-awed as we are by the cross-generational pop power of ABBA? After two sold out shows in The Sugar Club in Dublin, the Sing Along Social is taking its ABBA appreciation to selected venues around the country. Join the Sing Along Social (+ Special Guests) from 8pm on Saturday 24th of November in Connolly’s of Leap in West Cork when we’ll be singing through ABBA Gold and associated Pop Gold. Doors will open at 8pm and we’ll be singing by 9pm sharp. Tickets are €10 (includes booking fee) and, yes, we will have prizes to give away to the best worst singers and for those dressed as their favourite member of ABBA. The Sing Along Social is a zero-commitment choir designed for people who can’t sing. It’s kind of like group karaoke. No microphones, no putting people on the spot. It’s about caterwauling along to your favourite songs in the company of friends and strangers. // TIMETABLE // 8pm Doors open 9pm to 10pm: ABBA Gold Sing Along Social 10pm to midnight: Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! A Man After Midnight Disco
Connolly’s of Leap presents….. FRIDAY 21st of December DJ Deece, The Hanley Brothers, County Vinyl, Kieran O Sullivan & Coulstock Tickets : €10 online / €12 on the door – Ticket link announced on Wednesday, November 7th. ________________________________________________________ As the silly season fast approaches, we here at Tír na nÓg would like to extend an invite to EVERYONE to join us for jigs, jives and jokes at our special Christmas Winter Party in Connolly’s of Leap. On the night we have special guest DJ Deece, party guru’s The Hanley Brothers, County Vinyl, Kieran and Ciaran. DJ Deece is the man that will be closing out our special night, the Irish man has rubbed shoulders with many of the worlds top Dj’s while being featured by The Boiler Room, his headline sets at Electric Picnic, Longitude, AVA Festival, Body & Soul, Forbidden Fruit….need we say more? The man brings magic. The Hanley Brothers, County Vinyl, Kieran and Ciaran return to the wild wild west to kick things off in what promises a night to remember. We would like to thank everyone who has come and danced with us in the land of Tír na nÓg at Connollys, so far its been incredibly special and we hope to see you there for another night of antics!
Connolly’s of Leap presents.. Mick Flannery, with support from Niamh Regan Saturday, December 22nd Tickets – €20 through DICE Ireland Doors open at 8:30pm _________________________ Mick Flannery is widely regarded as one of the finest singer-songwriters to come out of Ireland in recent years. An award winning- double platinum selling artist, Mick has released five albums to date – including two number ones and received widespread airplay. He became the first Irish musician to ever win awards at the International Songwriting Competition in Nashville, aged 19. His critically acclaimed live performances have seen him sell out shows in Ireland’s Olympia Theatre and Cork Opera House. Mick first picked up a guitar at age of 14 under the musical influence of his mother’s family in their old farmhouse in Blarney, Co. Cork where he grew up listening to Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, and Jim Croce. Mick wrote songs throughout his teens, while training as a stonemason, which culminated in him signing to a major label at just 21 and releasing his first album “Evening Train”. Mick’s most recent albums were written in Berlin, a move Mick himself refers to as “self-imposed exile”. His current album “I Own You”, sees Mick deal with broader issues than previous work including themes of social injustice and inequality. Mick currently lives in County Clare, Ireland where he is working on his sixth studio album.
It’s been an eventful few years for the band with the release of their latest album Songs for the Walking Wounded in 2016 and a European tour in celebration of the 20th anniversary of their 2nd album Grand Parade in 2017. 2018 had began with the band beginning work on the next album when, twenty five years after they gate crashed the UK Top 20 with their seminal hit ‘After All’, the track found a whole new audience following a classic television moment on the RTE/BBC production The Young Offenders. As the captives of a lovably psychotic Billy Murphy broke into the indie anthem on a Cork bus, so began the track’s whirlwind ascent of music charts both here and in the UK, culminating in a mid-week position of Number 1 on the i-Tunes download chart. A little more than 25 years to the day since the Franks played ‘After All’ on BBC’s flagship music show, Top of the Pops, the melodic hit once again reminded listeners that good tunes simply never go away. “The Frank and Walters create music as timeless and classic as their heroes The Beatles and Brian Wilson. But it’s their decency and kindness, in a music biz of sharks, that will always endear them to me” – Ken Sweeney.
Fish go Deep are throwing a West Cork Christmas party in the beautiful surrounds of Connolly’s on Saturday 29th of December. House music for your dancing pleasure all night long with Greg, Shane and Colm.
Connolly’s of Leap presents.. Talos – SOLD OUT – Second date added on December 26th Sunday, December 30th Doors open at 8:30pm ____________________________________ “I started my first band around the same time I started studying architecture,” says Eoin French, the Irish artist better known as Talos. “The two fed into each other and their influences just naturally started to cross-pollinate, so they’ve always been intertwined in my life.” One listen to Talos’ brilliant debut, Wild Alee, and his architecture background begins to make perfect sense. The music is grand and soaring, perpetually reaching skyward while remaining firmly grounded with foundations dug deep into the soil. Some songs are bright and airy, full of natural light, while others lend an eerie and imposing atmosphere, all shadowy corners and mirrored hallways. Blending elements of electronic pop and soulful R&B with hypnotizing synthscapes and haunting vocals, each track offers its own vivid sense of space, conjuring up an immersive journey that blurs the lines between dreaming and waking, between reality and fantasy, between the ordinary and the extraordinary.