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July 2017

Bellyman meets Flipside Selekta inna Rub a Dub style

Rootsman Productions Presents Bellyman meets Flipside Selekta inna Rub a Dub style Strictly Reggae Music -100 % Original Jamaican 45’s Selection 1st time in Leap! Gate Pressure: € 10 Bellyman Bio Reggae DJ Rankin Bellyman hails from Islington London, England and grew up immersed in the sound system culture of the capital during the late 70s and early 80s. He began collecting Jamaican records from an early age and has amassed one of the finest libraries of original Reggae vinyl on the planet, along with an encyclopaedic knowledge of the genre. Bellyman played his first professional gig at the tender age of 15 with local sound system, People’s Music, before going on to hold residencies at notorious venues, Dingwalls in Camden Town and Soho’s Wag Club. In 1989, he set up his own club nite, Homelands, in the heart of London’s West End. Summer ‘91, Bellyman relocated to Cork, Ireland where he began residencies at the infamous venue Sir Henry’s, The Donkey’s Ears and his own club nite, Deliverance. He joined now legendary Cork pirate station, Radio Friendly at its inception, broadcasting his weekly cult Reggae show ‘The Jamdown’ every Sunday afternoon for over seven years. Bellyman was commissioned by national Irish station RTE Radio 1 to write, compile and co-present the groundbreaking radio show ‘Rebel Music, Reggae Story’. The five-episode series was a complete history of Jamaican music, which was first broadcast in October 2008 and received huge critical acclaim. Between 2002 and 2007, Bellyman opened Roots Records in Kinsale, a specialist Reggae vendor. He has worked exclusively for Pressure Sounds record label in the UK, helping to compile classic re-issue Reggae compilations. He now runs his own online record store, Dub Defender, selling rare and collectable vinyl. Bellyman continues to ‘play out’ at various venues and festivals in…


Candy Presents: DJ Deece, Efa O’Neill & More

Candy at Connolly’s of Leap ////// Presenting: DJ Deece (https://soundcloud.com/djdeecedublin) Fresh from his recent Boiler Room at the AVA festival in Belfast, we have the honour of presenting Ireland’s cream of the crop, with an eclectic mix, controlling the vibes till late in the night. Aoife O’Neill (https://www.mixcloud.com/aoifeinwonderland/uploads/) On the tip of everyones tongue at the moment, this lady is going from strength to strength in the Irish DJ scene at the moment, it’s a privilege for us to be able to have her be a part this night, with her timeless selection, and technical finesse. County Vinyl Cork locals, making big marks in the vinyl scene at the moment, we have the pleasure of having these guys, Who will be making sure all leave satisfied, with a mixture of House, Afro, Soul, & Boogie. Baby, Red & Wolf Monthly regulars on Dublin Digital Radio – DDR. With a careful hand at selecting the best in House, and Tropical Beats, these guys know how to keep you moving your feet, and it’s our pleasure to welcome them for their debue in this historic venue. ////// It is with great pride that announce our biggest event yet, at a venue which needs no introductions. A venue steeped in history that we’re now proud to be a part of. This event will be running from 5PM until 1 AM, with a cool selection of some of Ireland’s finest DJs, it’s not to be missed. TICKETS AVAILABLE ON DICE.FM €12. Limited tickets available, so book to avoid disappointment. Food will available throughout the evening but is to be confirmed. A bus service will be available for €10, which will include a pick up from Cork City Centre and drop back after the event. ////// Event is strictly over 18s.


Honky Tonkin Country night :: ‘The High Lonesome’

Connolly’s of Leap have the The High Lonesome rolling into town on July 12th & 13th for two very special shows.. The High Lonesome are a Honky Tonkin Country Band hailing from way up north in a little town called Belfast.   Tickets €5 available on the door  


Valerie June

Valerie June will return to Ireland in July as part of her European tour. Her July tour will also take in France, Germany & The Netherlands. This will be her Third EU Tour since the start of the 2017, With all shows across the continent selling out.


Fish Go Deep

Greg, Shane and Colm are back in Leap for an extended summer jam on July 15th. House music and more from 6pm. Get down early!


Sunday Afternoon Jazz Session with Runaway Retros

We are delighted to continue our ‘Sunday Afternoon Jazz sessions’ with…. Runaway Retros Sunday the 16th July :: 4pm-6pm Tickets €15 on the door. ———— Sassy, Soul, Swing Songs from Southern Shores! Formed in 2017 by Dave -Bass, Colette -Vocals and John -guitar The three members have National and International touring experience and have in other guises, played Jazz Festivals in Ireland and abroad.


My House present :: ‘Soothsayers’

My House & Connolly’s of Leap join forces to bring you an energetic night of Afro-DUB musical virtuosity! A rare oppurtunity to experience The Soothsayer’s incredible musicianship and Groove in West Cork….Joyful and deep!! Soothsayers LIVE in West Cork Friday July 21st – €13 – 8 Till Late DJ support from a very special MyHouse legend ‘Little J’ who will be temporarily coming out of her retirement for this special evening. UNCUT MAGAZINE “One of the finest slices of a Anglo Carribean fusion since The Specials in their prime……artfully mixing in funk and Afrobeat to their deep dub.” Listen to the band Here -> http://www.soothsayers.net/listen/


An Evening with Vincent Moon and Caoimhín O’Raghallaigh

AN EVENING WITH VINCENT MOON + CAOIMHÍN Ó’RAGHALLAIGH 8pm, Saturday 22 July €20 We are beyond thrilled to announce that French filmmaker Vincent Moon will be joining us for a very special event. Vincent will present a live cinema creation, site specific to Ireland, at Connolly’s, alongside award winning fiddler Caoimhín Ó’Raghallaigh. ABOUT VINCENT MOON: Vincent Moon established La Blogotheque’s Take Away Shows, filming artists like REM, Sufjan Stevens, Tom Jones and Arcade Fire. Vincent is known for traveling around the globe with a camera in his backpack, documenting local folklores, sacred music and religious rituals, for his label Collection Petites Planètes. (Here is an amazing TED Talk of Vincent speaking about his travels and his work: https://www.ted.com/talks/vincent_moon_and_nana_vasconcelos_the_world_s_hidden_music_rituals) ABOUT CAOIMHÍN Ó’RAGHALLAIGH: Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh makes music on a 10-string fiddle called the hardanger d’amore, and travels the world as a solo musician, in duos with Dan Trueman, Mick O’Brien and Brendan Begley, and as a member of The Gloaming and This is How we Fly. He has performed on some of the most beautiful stages in the world, including the Sydney Opera House, the Royal Albert Hall and the Lincoln Center. He has made twelve recordings to date, ranging from quite traditional to fairly out there, and continues to explore the region where traditional music begins to disintegrate. This is going to be a very special night under the hammers, don’t miss it!

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