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October 2017

The Connolly’s Songbook :: Joni Mitchell tribute night

Small Town Disco and Connollys of leap join forces to bring you a Tribute night of the music of Joni Mitchell. Along with our host Caoilian Sherlock, we have some special guests lined up to pay tribute to one of the greatest songwriters and distinct voices of our time, all to be announced soon. If you want to get involved, get in touch. We are super excited to hear from musicians and artists who love the music of Joni Mitchell. Following the success of our John Prine tribute last month, we have decided to pick some artists we love and that fit into the The Connolly’s Of Leap Songbook. Special Guests include: Siomha Brock, Anna-Mieke Bishop, Leah Ní Eachtigheirn, Eilís Ní Choileáin, Kenny Dread, Clare O’Mahony, Niamh Dalton and Sam McNicholl. This event is a ‘Pass the Hat’ event so you can pay what you like at the end of the evening.


Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO

Bandicoot Promotions Presents Acid Mothers Temple Official & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. Sat 28th Oct 2017 Doors 9pm Adm e15 (pay on door) A Cult Japanease freak-out group for the 21st century founded in 1995 by members of the Acid Mothers Temple soul-collective. Led by Kawabata Makoto. More info about the band here -> http://acidmothers.com/whats-amt/acid-mothers-temple-the-melting-paraiso-u-f-o/profile


Martin Stephenson and the Daintees

Martin G Stephenson and the Daintees will make their long awaited return to their Spiritual home in West Cork. this promises to be a very special show. Tickets on Sale now Martin recorded ‘Beyond the Leap, Beyond the law’ here in 1996 with Paddy. Always popular, Stephenson’s “must see” live performances are an exuberant tour-de-force combining heart-in-your-mouth intimacy with playful humour and warm self-deprecation. the current outfit will see John Steel (guitar), Chris Mordey (bass) and Kate Stephenson (drums)

November 2017

Fish Go Deep

It’s west along the road again on November 4th for another extended session in Connolly’s. Greg, Shane and Colm will roll out the music from 8PM. Get down early and often!


Catriona McKay & Olov Johansson – Scottish/Swedish Harp music

Friday 10th November – doors 8pm – 15 euroes Olov and Catriona have toured frequently the last years with their unique collaboration where the Scottish harp and the Swedish Nyckelharpa gives the framework. Videos here – https://goo.gl/mvwtaq another video here – https://goo.gl/6B9qWA The two harpists have developed a common core in their music making where groove, interplay and melodic wealth stands in the center and where their different experience from different traditions fill the picture all the way out in the corners.


Martin Hayes & Denis Cahill

Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill are two of the world’s leading artists in traditional Irish music. Their adventurous, soulful interpretations of traditional tunes are recognized the world over for their exquisite musicality and irresistible rhythm. For over two decades, the Irish fiddler and American guitarist have performed at major concert halls and festivals around the globe. The duo also helped found the new Irish supergroup The Gloaming.


I am the Cosmos – R.Kitt live – Dip DJs

Saturday 18th November :: 8 till L8 :: €10 I Am The Cosmos ——————— I Am The Cosmos are an Irish electronic duo made up of Ross Turner and Cian Murphy. The band’s forthcoming EP ‘Nothing But Love’ will be their 3rd release, following 2016’s ‘Letting It Go’ 12” single( Happy Valley Records) and 2013’s ‘Monochrome’ LP(Elastic Witch/Bodytonic). The EP’s four tracks were written, produced, recorded and mixed in the National Concert Hall, Dublin and are scheduled for Autumn release on Art For Blind. The EP’s cover art is a painting by Labhaoise Murphy. Since their debut album’s release, I Am The Cosmos have garnered both local and international critical praise; they were awarded Nialler9’s Irish album of 2013 for ‘Monochrome’ and were nominated for Meteor Choice Song of the Year 2013 for their track ‘Look Me In The Eye’. International press has included features on Vice, Clash, Mixmag, the 405 and Dangerous Minds among others. Although generally choosing to make only rare live appearances, the band have shared stages with the likes of Metronomy and Lindstrom, as well as featuring on Ireland’s summer festival circuit. ’Nothing But Love’ will be available from November 17th via Art For Blind Records.” — — ‘It’s a delightful collection of nostalgic and melancholic electronic music, tunes that refuse to lapse into a downtempo mode, but instead manage to sustain a controlled urgency’. – The Irish Times ‘From their first release “Dislocate”, they have been cautiously producing material of such quality and originality that it promised I Am The Cosmos would one day release a masterwork. And now it would appear this day has come early, with the release of their sublime debut album Monochrome’ – Dangerous Minds ‘with Monochrome, I Am The Cosmos have created an incredibly beautiful and urgent record that avoids the nostalgic…


Mark Geary ‘The Fool’ album launch tour

The Ledgend that is Mark Geary is back once again under the hammers. He will be playing songs from his long awaited new record ‘The Fool’. The last time that Mark was in leap he opened up for Glen Hansard for our 1st year anniversary party. we are only too happy to have him back A little more information about the man himself below… Mark Geary is one of Ireland’s dearest songwriting treasures, having honed his craft in New York alongside luminaries such as Jeff Buckley and Glen Hansard, Mark has continued a rich recording and performing career for over two decades. It’s five years since his last studio album and in that time, Mark has been frequently touring, building his fan-base throughout Europe and the US, and ‘gig-bashing’ songs shaped from ideas born on the road. For this latest studio album, ‘The Fool’ – produced by Karl Odlum in France, Geary has amassed a collection of well-honed lyrical songs with catchy hooks which often belie the deep emotions at play. Doors 8pm :: €13

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