Connolly’s of Leap presents… Ye Vagabonds Thursday, November 21st Tickets – €15 + booking fee _________________________________________ Brothers Brían and Diarmuid Mac Gloinn grew up playing music together around their hometown of Carlow, a small town in the southeast of Ireland. After moving to Dublin in 2012, they quickly became a staple of the live music and session scene in Ireland, playing their own original songs as well as folk songs from Ireland, Scotland, England and America. Their debut EP Rose & Briar was released on October 7th 2015. Since then, they have been busy touring Ireland, the UK and Europe, opening for acts such as Villagers, Roy Harper and Lisa Hannigan (whose band they played in for her Irish tour, June 2016). In October 2017 they launched their debut, self-titled album to great acclaim. “Ye Vagabonds” comprises of harmony rich folk music, influenced by Irish traditional music, Appalachian singing, and the 1960’s folk revival. It includes ten mellow tracks weaved with thoughtful lyrics, thickly layered with strings and droning harmonium. Their second album ‘The Hare’s Lament’ was released on 22nd March 2019.
Bandicoot Promotions Presents Culture Shock (the link between Subhumans and Citizen Fish) play Connolly’s of Leap on Sat 23rd Nov 2019. Support Big Boy Foolish Doors 9.30pm Admission Free/No cover charge/All Welcome Culture Shock (featuring members of Subhumans/Citizen Fish) are a cult band from the mid 80s when they appealed to a mix of punks, and assorted other reprobates with their mix of punk, skank, dub reggae and psychedelic fusion. During their career, Culture Shock released various albums all on Bluurg Records. 2013 saw the band reform and in 2016, Culture Shock released ‘Attention Span’ on Alternative Tentacles Records (home to Jello Biafra) which was their first new album since the late 80’s. Big Boy Foolish are Liam Heffernan and Ricky Dineen (Nun Attax/5 Go Down To The Sea/Beethoven/And Nun Came Back) playing electric guitars and making a racket in a retro punk/new wave fashion.
Connolly’s of Leap proudly presents… The Frank and Walters Official December 14th Tickets on sale NOW! _______________________________ 4 years of Connollys of leap! Four years of music, drink, food and friendship. Four years of hard work and hundreds of collaborations, Countless memorable performances from some of the Irelands most gifted artists. It has not been without its ups and downs but its been a wonderful experience. We are so happy to be back in business and to be serving the wonderful people of Ireland in the most beautiful of locations. We feel very lucky to be doing what we are doing and in so many ways it’s early days. Thank you all so very much for the support, without our patrons none of this would be possible. Here’s to many more wonderful nights together in Leap over the years to come. We’re not going anywhere…. We will be celebrating in style this December with The Frank and Walters, hopefully you will come join us! As always; Beyond the leap, Beyond the law.
The Tír na nÓg crew are BACK after a stomping.. special.. and wild summer party to bring you the magical Xmas party edition.. a festive feast of the finest electronic dance, house and a touch of techno! TNNG biiyos on the night will be mischief music makers and dancefloor shakers Kieran O’Sullivan // Dan & Damo // Kyle Daniels returning to keep you swinging, swaying & jingling all the way through the far from silent night. We here at the TNNG HQ would like to express our gratitude to the dancers who have partied with us in the special venue that is Connollys of Leap to date – Incredible! So come & party with us again on the 21st for the next installment in the series. See y’all there! Doors // 8pm til late
Fionn Regan’s new album Cala starts as it means to continue: “Wear this crown of light for you on this August moon.” The opening line of Cala’s opening song, ‘Collar Of Fur’, combines elemental and romantic imagery with an equally luminescent melody and subtly keening vocal set like jewels in delicately fingerpicked acoustic guitar and “atmospherics,” as Regan hears it: “Sparse cinematic moments, like a super-eight movie.” The scene is set for a spine-tingling spell of a record, named after the Spanish word for ‘cove’, bathed in the balmy rays of summer and the iridescent light of that August moon. Ten songs and 35 minutes long, Cala is a concise statement but with deep pockets to tumble into, drawn by Regan’s drowsy beauty and nuanced narratives. It’s been this way with Regan, give or take the odd detour into busier/band territory, since his 2006 album debut The End Of History. As it happens, Regan hears a link in Cala’s tone and setting to that first record. Both albums were written at Regan’s home in Bray, on Dublin’s coastal outskirts, which might partly explain Cala’s recurring imagery: stars, moon, ocean, sun… “The album does have fundamentally elemental, visual components,” he agrees. “I wouldn’t mind knowing why! It’s a mystery to me, how songs evolve. Thankfully, they do. But I’ve never got anywhere when I’ve tried to work it out.” Yet, as Regan concedes, “the place you’re from continues to resonate.” The sound of Cala – also performed entirely by Regan – is similarly drawn from intuition, rooted in acoustic guitar and sometimes piano, and those atmospherics – “a kickdrum here, a footstamp there, some slight modern twists influenced by the time period we’re in. I’ve not overthought it much. I hope the songs can shine in that way. The song comes…