Connollys of leap proudly present the Irish premier of Daithí‘s new live project. Daithi’s new live project is an exploration into live performance with a group of incredible artists from around Ireland. Live drums and percussion are mixed with pumping analog synths. The signature fiddle is joined by live vocals performed by artists like Sinead White and Elaine Mai. The energy is ramped up, the sound is huge and it’s simply about having a good time. Jump in.
Come along and see Tommy working hard on getting his new show together in a host of intimate venue’s across the country. It promises to be jam packed with unmannerly notions, chaotic flights of fancy and joyful talking. Get up close and personal with one of the worlds most respected comedians. “Brilliant & life-affirming. Tommy Tiernan actually makes you proud to be Irish” -The Irish Independent “A feral philosopher king…Tommy Tiernan affects the timeless wisdom of a sage as he stalks his stage.” -The Scotsman
American singer-songwriter Paul Simon is an iconic and influential figure in contemporary music. He is known for his work as part of the duo Simon & Garfunkel, and for his long-running success as a solo artist. On June 14th, we will be celebrating the fantastic songwriting of Paul Simon for the fifth edition of the Connolly’s Of Leap Songbook with a wealth of the finest singers and musicians paying tribute. The event will once again be hosted by musician and songwriter Caoilian Sherlock. If you wish to perform at this months edition of the songbook, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Connolly’s of Leap proudly presents… __Kíla __ Irish folk/world music legends Kila will be celebrating the rerelease of their seminal 1997 record ‘Tóg É Go Bog É’ with an irish tour. Friday june 15th tickets €20 are on sale on monday 10 am via DICE Ireland ____________ Kíla were formed in Dublin Gaelic secondary school Coláiste Eoin and are considered one of Ireland’s most innovative and exciting bands. Their unique and ever evolving sound, while rooted in tradition, is inspired by a myriad of musical influences worldwide. Kíla’s eight members stem from the differing musical backgrounds, including Irish traditional, classical, folk and rock. Kíla recorded a number 1 single “The Ballad of Ronnie Drew” with U2, The Dubliners, Shane MacGowan, Sinead O’Connor, Glen Hansard, The Corrs, Christy Moore, Damien Dempsey and a host of other artists in aid of the Irish Cancer Society. In 2010 they were delighted to welcome Rolling Stones’ Ronnie Wood to join them onstage at the Olympia Theatre, Dublin. Kíla have played in over 35 countries and at notable festivals like the Montreux Jazz Festival, Edmonton Folk festival Canada, WOMAD festivals in New Zealand, Spain and Australia, RWMF the Sziget Festival Hungary, The Electric Picnic, Glastonbury. In 2016 Kíla closed the Cambridge Folk Festival with Imelda May joining them onstage. The band have performed at many prestigious ceremonies and events, including the Special Olympics; Hindu leader Amma, the Hugging Saint Festival; the welcoming of the Dalai Lama at possibilities and Garden Parties hosted by the President of Ireland. Kíla have worked extensively in TV and film. Their most notable collaborations have been with French composer Bruno Coulais on the soundtracks for Cartoon Saloon’s two Oscar nominated animated films The Secret of Kells (2010) and Song of the Sea (2014)
Connolly’s of Leap proudly presents… 20 years of Après Match Thursday the 28th June Tickets on sale NOW _________________________________ The woman from Clontarf asks what have Apres Match ever given us? 20 years of great comedy that what!!! what?! Yes Apres Match are 20 this year. And that is one birthday bash you can not afford to miss! Coming to a venue near you, Apres Match bring their hilarious and cutting edge comedy. They were the first and they are still the best. As Someone once said accept no substitute! Join the boys from the land of Apres, for their all new World Cup special show featuring a vast arsenal of characters, biting satire and general mayhem as seen on TV and stage over a career spanning 20 glorious years. From the world of Sport, politics, media and everything in between, watch the anarchic Apres Match rip the piss and deflate the egos of the great and the good and of the high and very mighty. From Dunphy to Bono, from Ivan Yates to Graham Norton from Joe Duffy to TV3 – no-one escapes their wicked ways and evil eye. So make a date with destiny baby…. Having the craic with Apres Match …for 20 years… Not a good laugh but a great laugh…… See Less
On July 20th, we welcome David Keenan to Connolly’s of Leap for the first time in history, and hopefully not the last… His live shows have been described as visceral, spiritual and communal events where Keenan moves between a one man and his guitar monologue to fronting a band whose sound only acts as a carrier for the songs further solidifying their intent. Advocating expression through all forms, dressed in the clothes of an out of work revolutionary his debut album is to be David Keenan is an Irish songwriter, a young Artist who uses his lyrics to paint pictures with words on canvases of silence, curating a body of work which is steeped in the poetic tradition of old but delivered in such a way that is entirely his own.letloosed in 2018. “Not just another young lad with an acoustic guitar, Keenan is the sound of Tim Buckley and Brendan Behan arguing over a few jars, while Kavanagh deals Dylan a suspicious hand of cards, and Anthony Cronin and Jack Kerouac furiously try to scribble it all down.” Pat Carty Hotpress Magazine Ticket link announced soon
The Lost Brothers are coming to Connolly’s of Leap during their tour of Cork in September. There is something special about two musicians in unison, so it’s good news for everyone that the harmony-laden Lost Brothers – Irish songwriters and musicians Oisin Leech and Mark McCausland – are back. The past ten years has disappeared in the blink of an eyelid. Their 2008 debut album, Trails Of The Lonely, was produced in Portland, Oregon, by Mike Coykendall. Their latest, Halfway Towards A Healing (recorded in Tucson, Arizona, at Dust and Stone Studios, overseen by Giant Sand linchpin, Howe Gelb), is another step on the right road. Over twelve superb tracks, location and emotion are softly suggested. From opening song, Echoes In The Wind, to closing spoken word track, The Ballad Of A Lost Brother (via the instrumental cantina hymn, Reigns Of Ruin, the fragile finger-picking beauty of More Than I Can Comprehend, and the delicate strum of Nothing’s Going To Change Me Now), the songs reach out like fingers across a warm night to calm a troubled brow. The lyrics match the intimate, tender moods, and reference sorting out life’s minor irritations, engaging with life’s major upsets, dealing with sorrow and embracing happiness. The rich, sometimes frayed fabric of merely existing imbues Halfway Towards A Healing with a truth rarely expressed. “Many of our albums have been quite desolate,” admits Oisin, “but this one has tiny slivers of hope. We’ve been challenged, and that has made the songs richer. We have definitely polished the gloom a bit! Weirdly, it’s our most forward-thinking record.” “The Lost Brothers sound like the ghost of Hank Williams whispering a secret to the Everly Brothers.” The Irish Times