Friday 25th November :: 8PM :: 5 Acts :: €15 :: Pure Madness What happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object? lets find out!! Strange Brew & Connolly’s of Leap Present: Daithí Slow Place Like Home – Elaine Mai Paddy Hanna Gugai DJ set) ————————–——– Galway comes to West Cork! Strange Brew is a infamous Club night that has been running out of the galway stronghold the Roisin Dubh for many a moon now Captained by the man, the mtyth the legend Gugai MacNamara. night has quite the reputation and we are only too happy to bring the party to West Cork. He shall set sail from Galway with a mighty fine selection of artists to throw the mother of all partys! keep it country, keep it local. Heaps of infor about the bands below on their own pages. ————————–——– – Daithí – https://www.facebook.com/daithimusic/?fref=ts – Slow Place Like Home – https://www.facebook.com/SlowPlaceLikeHome/?fref=ts Elaine Mai https://www.facebook.com/elainemaimusic/ Paddy Hanna https://www.facebook.com/Paddyhannamusic/
*SOLD OUT* Paul Noonan (Bell X1) Live at Connolly’s of Leap Sat 25th November Doors 8pm We are delighted to announce that the man, the legend, PAUL NOONAN from BELLX1 will be joining us November 25th to perform some brand new material, as well as Bell X1 and Printer Clips favourites. Support on the night comes from Maria Kelly
Connolly’s of Leap proudly presents Lankum Sunday November 26th :: Doors 8pm :: €20 Lankum are a four-piece traditional folk group from Dublin, Ireland, who combine distinctive four-part vocal harmonies with arrangements of uilleann pipes, concertina, Russian accordion, fiddle and guitar. Their repertoire spans humorous Dublin music-hall ditties and street-songs, classic ballads from the Traveller tradition, traditional Irish and American dance tunes, and their own original material. Having spent the last number of years performing as ‘Lynched’, the band decided that they would no longer continue with the name due to the unavoidable implications that it has in regards to acts of racist violence. Their new name comes from the ballad ‘False Lankum’, as sung by the Irish Traveller John Reilly Jr. The band was originally formed as an experimental-psychedelic-folk-punk-duo by brothers Ian and Daragh Lynch in the early 2,000’s, and has since progressed through a number of incarnations. As their interest in traditional music and song grew, the brothers began to attend sessions around Dublin, where they formed friendships with Cormac Mac Diarmada and Radie Peat, amongst a whole host of impressive young musicians. When Ian began work in the Irish Traditional Music Archive, after completing a folklore masters, he had the rare opportunity to record in the ITMA studio with friend, colleague and in-house technician Danny Diamond, whenever a spare evening presented itself, so he and Daragh asked Cormac and Radie to provide some backing vocals and instrumentation on “one or two songs”. After some preliminary practice sessions it became obvious to all involved that something much more interesting was happening, and the group quickly became a dedicated four-piece, gaining experience and confidence as they played together at the Grand Folk Club gigs, which they hosted monthly. They also applied around this time for the Arts Council’s 2013 Deis Recording…
“I’m an architect. But it’s not my profession. I love making music. At times, I design things… and it’s a welcome release. But music is what I do.” Talos is Eoin French. A musician from Cork, Ireland, and also an architect. But first and foremost, a musician. That’s why he’s surrendered certain things. That’s what drove him to an attic in Dublin; further afield to Iceland and finally, to splendid semi-isolation in the expanse of West Cork. The end result: a private world that becomes public, and a debut album called ‘Wild Alee’, which was released on April 21. The Irish Times: ‘A spectacularly assured debut deserving of a wide audience’ 4/5 Album of the Week Produced and mixed by Talos and Ross Dowling over the course of 18 months, the 13-track record includes the New Music Friday-approved ‘Contra’ and ‘Runaway’, alongside singles ‘Odyssey’, ‘This Is Us Colliding’ and ‘Your Love Is an Island’. ‘Wild Alee’ is a personal, emotive and ambitious electronic pop record; one that both looks to the past and signposts to the future. Since debuting in December 2014 with ‘Tethered Bones’, Talos has picked up nods from the likes of Fader, New York Times, Wonderland, BBC Radio 1, The Line of Best Fit, Nialler9 and more, and racked up over 10 million streams on Spotify. After a sold-out debut album tour, and 2017 festivals including Electric Picnic, Forbidden Fruit, Body and Soul, Other Voices Berlin, Bushstock and Latitude, Talos has just announced a five-date December Irish tour, alongside an additional London date
Connolly’s of Leap presents Wyvern Lingo Sunday 25th Febuary 2018 :: 8pm :: €15 Tickets on sale now Sadie (acoustic) :: https://goo.gl/oFVVrt Sadie (official video) :: https://goo.gl/XVcSQD Friends and bandmates since school days, Wyvern Lingo share a gift for close harmony, keen songcraft and effervescent live performance. Drawing on a diverse range of influences from pop, rock and R’n’B, their voices interweave to create a fresh, forward-looking sound. A self-released EP caught the ear of Irish label Rubyworks, and the band toured with Hozier in the UK and at home; Karen and Caoimhe both putting in a double shift by singing backing vocals for their Wicklow friend. Karen also duets with Hozier on the haunting ‘In A Week’ on his multi-platinum debut album.