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December 2017
20December

Connollys Songbook III: Leonard Cohen

Small Town Disco and Connollys of leap join forces to bring you a Tribute night of the music of Leonard Cohen. Hosted by musician Caoilian Sherlock, there will once again be a wonderful bunch of fantastic musicans and singers on hand to pay tribute to one of the finest songwriters and poets in our lifetime. Having worked and released music up until his passing 12 months ago, there is a gigantic back catalogue of love songs, spiritual songs, words of wisdom and and tales of salvation. It should also be noted that as well as being a distinct voice and poet, the man was as groovy as you’ll ever find. “I don’t consider myself a pessimist. I think of a pessimist as someone who is waiting for it to rain. And I feel soaked to the skin.” – Leonard Cohen This event is a ‘Pass the Hat’ event so you can pay what you like at the end of the evening.

€20
23December

The Hardy Bucks

The Hardy Bucks invade Connolly’s of Leap to steal Christmas this December on Saturday 23rd. Fresh off shooting the 4th series of the cult web series – turned hit TV show and feature film, Castletown’s finest “Hardy Bucks” are gearing up for an action packed 2018 with a raucous tour of some of the country’s most beloved venues this Christmas. Expect the comedy group’s usual brand of Mayo shite-talking, a packed house of party-goers, and live DJ until late in the night. Support on the night will come from none other than spoken wordsmith Cormac Lally.

26December

Tir Na NÓg

Full of turkey & ham? Too many chocolate santa’s? Tired of sitting down to movie re-runs, same auld Christmas tunes and looking for something different? Then get on down to Tír na nÓg in Connolly’s of Leap, Dec 26th 7pm til late. After the successful launch back in June, Tír na nÓg returns with the Bantry duo The Hanley Brothers to whisk us off into a blizzard of electronic sound waves and foot stomping beats. Also on the night will be fellow West Cork man Kieran O’Sullivan, who will be setting the groove with help from guests on whats sure to be a night of serious shapes and memories in the wonderful venue that is Connolly’s of Leap. New light show and visuals. There will be a bus ran from Bantry to Leap

€20
27December

The Frank & Walters

It will be great to bring home some of the tracks that were born into the world in Connolly’s of Leap 22 and a half years ago! Just before we, The Frank and Walters, went into the studio to record Grand Parade the Producer, Dave Couse and the band decided that it would be an idea to give the songs a live outing to iron out any kinks. Time was tight as Eden studios in London was booked for the last weekend in May to kick off the sessions. We called Paddy McNicholl in Leap and told him what we were up to and he said to come on down that coming Saturday. So it was on May 20th 1995 that the collection of songs that would become Grand Parade got their first airing. Paddy recorded both the sound check and the show and both the gig and the recordings were a great resource for last minute changes to the arrangements of the songs.- Ash

€15
29December

TALOS

“I’m an architect. But it’s not my profession. I love making music. At times, I design things… and it’s a welcome release. But music is what I do.” Talos is Eoin French. A musician from Cork, Ireland, and also an architect. But first and foremost, a musician. That’s why he’s surrendered certain things. That’s what drove him to an attic in Dublin; further afield to Iceland and finally, to splendid semi-isolation in the expanse of West Cork. The end result: a private world that becomes public, and a debut album called ‘Wild Alee’, which was released on April 21. The Irish Times: ‘A spectacularly assured debut deserving of a wide audience’ 4/5 Album of the Week Produced and mixed by Talos and Ross Dowling over the course of 18 months, the 13-track record includes the New Music Friday-approved ‘Contra’ and ‘Runaway’, alongside singles ‘Odyssey’, ‘This Is Us Colliding’ and ‘Your Love Is an Island’. ‘Wild Alee’ is a personal, emotive and ambitious electronic pop record; one that both looks to the past and signposts to the future. Since debuting in December 2014 with ‘Tethered Bones’, Talos has picked up nods from the likes of Fader, New York Times, Wonderland, BBC Radio 1, The Line of Best Fit, Nialler9 and more, and racked up over 10 million streams on Spotify. After a sold-out debut album tour, and 2017 festivals including Electric Picnic, Forbidden Fruit, Body and Soul, Other Voices Berlin, Bushstock and Latitude, Talos has just announced a five-date December Irish tour, alongside an additional London date

€15
30December

Fish Go Deep :: Christmas Special

Our final big night out of 2017 is happening on Saturday December 30th in one of our very favourite venues, Connolly’s of Leap. Greg, Shane and Colm will be seeing out the West Cork year with a special festive selection of house music. Doors open at 8PM – get down early and make the most of the party.

January 2018
€20
19January

David O’ Doherty; ‘Big Time’

David O’Doherty – the Aldi Bublé, the Ryanair Enya – is delighted to present an evening of his latest jokes and songs at Connolly’s of Leap David has spent the last year on tour round America with Flight of the Conchords and performed at the Edinburgh Fringe and Melbourne Comedy Festival. Over Christmas he sold out a record-breaking eleven nights at Whelans. and he has just completed his largest ever UK tour. We are delighted to invite this comedy Legend to West Cork!

February 2018
€20
10February

David O Doherty ; Big Time *Second Date*

We have added a second date dude to phenomenal demand! David O’Doherty – the Aldi Bublé, the Ryanair Enya – is delighted to present an evening of his latest jokes and songs at Connolly’s of Leap David has spent the last year on tour round America with Flight of the Conchords and performed at the Edinburgh Fringe and Melbourne Comedy Festival. Over Christmas he sold out a record-breaking eleven nights at Whelans. and he has just completed his largest ever UK tour. We are delighted to invite this comedy Legend to West Cork!

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