Connolly’s of Leap presents… Junior Brother Friday – August 23rd Tickets – €10 + booking fee ____________________________________________ Pull The Right Rope is the debut album from Kerry artist Junior Brother. Pull The Right Rope in measurement is 9 songs long and 48 minutes deep. The 9 songs range the varied emotions of an artist stretching himself to his limits to convey them. Written between the ages of 20 and 25, recorded from Winter 2017 to Autumn 2018, the songs grew in Ailfionn Studios, Drumcondra under the hand of Chris Barry. They grew into green plants stretching up into sky but rooted in dirty muck. The 9 emotions sprouted several other emotions and mindsets within them, conflicting and corresponding with one another, creating a river of reckless abandon. The artist on top of all this steers his small boat to the shore, but must choose the right rope for bow, stern and spring. When the boat pulls each, each brings the boat in. The artist is moored as the emotions flow on. The listener must do this too – with the right rope pulled, the head is safe, to see joyful, sad, funny, or tormented thoughts, just before they leave and go down river to sea. “This album’s artwork was painted by Conor Campbell. The cover is based on the Tarot card image of ‘Four of Cups’. When I saw this scene on a Tarot card, I thought the scene and meaning of the image fit with the tone and imagined landscape of the album. I sit on a knoll under a tall tree far away from the bustle of city life with my tambourine under my foot and my sock over my other. I am pale and quietly distressed, seen considering the 3 empty cups before me, looking to the…
POP UP DINNER Connolly’s of Leap 6.30PM | €50 | BOOKING ESSENTIAL: 086-1048377 Bryan McCarthy is a local food hero. This culinary champion and award winning head chef from Greenes, Cork City will return to his West Cork roots for a night of casual dining in Connollys of Leap. Bryan will be returning to a place of his youth to put together a special tasting menu showcasing the beautiful ingredients that West Cork has to offer.
MEDITERRANEAN MEETS THE MIDDLE EAST A WOOD FIRED FEAST Connolly’s of Leap 7PM | €20-€30 | BOOKING RECOMMENDED: 086 1048377 OR SAM@CONNOLLYSOFLEAP.COM Join Bob Cairns and the wonderful team at Connollys of Leap for a night of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern inspired cuisine. A casual night of dining, enjoy slow cooked pieces of meat from the wood fired oven, flatbreads, chargrilled fish and chargrilled vegetables straight out of the fire! This will be an easy going night of bold flavours and and beautiful food! There will be live music on the night.
A MUSICAL BRUNCH & COFFEE CUPPING Connolly’s of Leap 11.00AM – 4.00PM | €10 – €20 | BOOKING RECOMMENDED: 086-104 8377 OR SAM@CONNOLLYSOFLEAP.COM Join the wonderful team at the iconic Connolly’s of Leap as they present a music brunch! The day will begin with a speciality coffee cupping with Tom from the newly-established Stone Valley Coffee Roasters. There will be something for everyone – from meat eaters to vegans! Expect heart-warming melodies, soul fulfilling food, fantastic coffee and even some early morning mimosas.
Connolly’s of Leap presents… Saint Sister Thursday – September 12th, 2019 Tickets : €15 + booking fee ____________________________________ Saint Sister are a duo from the North of Ireland. Since forming in 2014 they have quickly established themselves as one of the most talked about bands in Ireland. 2015’s ‘Madrid’ was a breakout success, playlisted on BBC Radio 1, RTE and across European radio, enabling them to tour extensively around Ireland, UK and mainland Europe. Festival highlights at Glastonbury, Electric Picnic and Latitude and support slots with The National, Lisa Hannigan and Hozier have secured their reputation as a phenomenal live band. Critically acclaimed, they have won support from key tastemakers at NPR, The Guardian, The Independent (UK) and Billboard Magazine. At home they were voted the “Best Irish Act” by the readers of The Irish Times, and nominated for the Choice Music Prize Song of the Year in 2016. Their debut album ‘Shape of Silence’ was released last October to rave reviews and they embarked on a 50 date world tour, across the USA, Canada, Australia and Europe to promote it. The band were nominated again for the 2018 Choice Music Prize, both for Song of the Year and Album of the Year. They return to the USA in May for a month long tour with Henry Jamison.
THREE KNIFE MAKERS KNIVES AND BBQ Connolly’s of Leap, Leap 2.00PM -4.00PM | €25 BOOKING ESSENTIAL: INFO@FINGALFERGUSONKNIVES.COM Three of Ireland’s leading cutlers come together in Connollys of Leap, to discuss their backgrounds, processes and passion for chefs’ knives. Rory Connor, Ireland’s original and longest running knife maker, Fingal Ferguson from Gubbeen and Sam Gleeson from “Little Fox” join together for a workshop of knife sharpening demos, knife steels, knife design, tips and tricks
LOW AND SLOW – FIRE COOKED FOOD Connolly’s of Leap, Leap 7.30PM | €40 | BOOKING ESSENTIAL INFO@FINGALFERGUSONKNIVES.COM Fingal Ferguson of Gubbeen with Sam Gleeson and Niamh Fox from “Little Fox” and friends are cooking up a storm in Connolly’s of Leap: pit smoked, low and slow, embracing a southern American BBQ emphasis with fun twists and big flavours. Family style serving, and lots of eating with your hands. Complimentary ‘picklebacks’ on arrival.
“Songwriters On Tap Presents” An Unplugged Evening With Singer-Songwriters’ Naimee Coleman, Annmarie Cullen (Saucy Monky), Cynthia Catania (Saucy Monky) and Sylvie Lewis at Connolly’s of Leap Saturday, September 21st – 2019 Doors : 8pm Admission – €10 + booking fee ___________________________________________________ Dublin, Ireland – (June 13, 2019) – Songbirds Annmarie Cullen, Cynthia Catania, Naimee Coleman, and Sylvie Lewis formed a bond and lifelong friendships while living in Los Angeles, California. Annmarie and Cynthia were enjoying Network TV and Film placement success with their Indie Pop band Saucy Monky, as well as frequent tours to Ireland and Central Europe, where they performed with their heroes on the stages of Oxegen Festival (Wilco, Pink, PJ Harvey, The Cure), The Colours Festival (Marianne Faithful, Gipsy Kings). They were also on the 02 In The Park bill with Girls Aloud and Westlife. Naimee was recording a solo album, shortly after charting with Aurora and performing their hit collaboration “Ordinary World” on Top Of The Pops. Sylvie graduated from the renowned Berklee School Of Music in Boston, signed her first record deal and landed a song placement in Grey´s Anatomy. Marriage and/or motherhood have scattered the girls around the world, but they are pleased to announce their second “in the round” songwriters circle (dubbed “Songwriters On Tap”) coming up at The Roisin Dubh in Galway on Thursday, September 19th, The DC Music Club in Dublin on Friday, September 20th, and Connolly´s of Leap in West Cork on Saturday, September 21st. Akin to their first tour of Ireland in 2017, the shows will be all-acoustic affairs with everyone on stage together “in-the-round-style,” with banter, stories, and harmonies to boot! Special guest Adam Marcello (Katy Perry, American Idoland Saucy Monky) will be sitting in on percussion for the Dublin and West Cork shows. Fans of Saucy Monky…