Connollys of Leap presents… The Connolly’s Songbook with Elvis Presley. Thursday, December 27th. Tickets : €10 on the door ______________________________________________________ This December our Connolly’s Songbook will be dedicated to the King of Rock & Roll. Presley is one of the most celebrated and influential musicians of the 20th century. Commercially successful in many genres, including pop, country, blues, and gospel. Pick a song and get involved! Acapella or with a band, no rules. 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
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.
Connolly’s of Leap proudly presents our annual NYE celebrations… Tickets on sale NOW through DICE – UK, USA & France _____________________________________________ This years theme… YACHT ROCK – Boat party for rockstars. Calling on all of you freaks and party animals! It’s going to be a mad one buoys and girls. Big hair, big attitudes and nauti-cal behaviour. . . . – Strictly fancy dress – – Strictly over +21 – More information to be announced soon …
To celebrate International Women’s Day we are having an All-Girl Band night. Money raised will go to The National Women’s Council of Ireland and you’re gonna hear some amazing females collaborating and rockin out together. Come celebrate! Bands include: The Kates, Magdalena, Jessie and the Near Lights, Gan Ainm and probably many different variations of girl bands I can muster up around west cork. And a couple inspiring women will give a few words including Holly Mckeever Cairns and Deirdre There’s a revolution happening. And it’s certainly not going to be quiet. Conceived at Clonakilty International Guitar Festival 2018 and birthed just before the biggest annual celebration of women in West Cork, Nollaig na mBan for Ovacare, The Kates took Clonakilty by storm. Liz Clark (gtr), Eve Clague (elec gtr), Mide Houlihan (drums), Anne Marie O Brien (keys) and Paula K O’Brien (bass) are all musicians/songwriters in their own right but banded together to shine a spotlight on what contributions women make in a male dominated industry. The Kates only play songs performed or written by women. They celebrate women who have come before them, blazed a trail and rocked the system. Viva la revolution.
Connolly’s is BACK and we’re opening our doors this Paddy’s day weekend for this legendary trio! Fish go Deep are delighted to be returning west for a St Patrick’s weekend session at Connolly’s of Leap. Greg, Shane and Colm on selection duties from 8PM. Do get down early.