| Tír na nÓg | AUGUST 18TH 2 AREAS Tickets : 10.00 EUR pre-sale – 12.00 EUR on the door *link announced soon* Early 6pm Start ____________________________________ Tír na nÓg is baaaack, and golly do we have something special for our summer session, all day session, two areas! We have Bantry’s finest The Hanley Brothers returning to double deal the tunes after a busy summer playing at LIFE & MASS Festival and around Cork city and county. The lads blew the roof off Connolly’s at our winter party! County Vinyl are joining Tír na nÓg and doing a takeover in our Disko Chowder area with some vinyl love and funky tunes. The Cork biiys are no strangers to Connollys of Leap while also holding down a monthly residency in Cork’s Dali and The Roundy and bang out the vibes at Body & Soul Festival West Corks Kieran O’Sullivan and Kyle Daniels will be setting the grooves and getting the floor shuffling with more to be announced. It’s going to be a day of sunshine, good vibes, even better tunes, and tasty drinks at Connolly’s. More details to follow, stay tuned! By jaysus we’re excited about this one!
JFDR, the latest project from Iceland’s Jófríður Ákadóttir (Samaris, Pascal Pinon, Gangly), is a blend of cyclical guitar parts, soft minimal soundscapes, and poetic wonderings of a journey that ends where it began. Drawing from classical, folk, and electronic backgrounds, JFDR amalgamates the sounds of changing seasons, her voice a current that moves through rough seas to smooth waters. But perhaps JFDR shines the most in her capacity as a wordsmith, employing rich imagery to evoke the subtle emotions embedded in each song. Her first full length album, co-produced by legendary multi-instrumentalist Shahzad Ismaily, was released on March 17th this year. Tickets – €12
After years of honing his craft on streets and stages throughout Europe, playing at a host of festivals and supporting acts like Hozier, Hiatus Kaiyote, Mighty Oaks and Alice Phoebe Lou, Berlin-based Singer/ Songwriter and Producer Jackson Dyer returned home to Australia for a year to focus on writing and recording his debut album. Conceived and completed in an isolated coastal town in Northern NSW, his first self-produced work is heavily influenced by the Australian landscape and the awe-inspiring ocean that surrounded him as the album developed. Now back in Berlin, 2018 will see Dyer share his new collection of songs and stories. His previous works have garnered millions of plays on Spotify and much praise: – “With his voice alone, he could start a fire…” – Noisey Germany – “With poetic, folk influenced songwriting and soul soaked vocals, it’s a beautiful track to get lost in.” – IndieShuffle, ‘Steal Away’. – “There are a few people in the music/indie scene here in Berlin who have been constantly pushing forward and releasing nothing but touching and inspiring music… Jackson Dyer is one of those people.” – Stereofox – “Jackson Dyer’s ‘Compartments’ EP truly is something special.” – MTV UK
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Cormac Begley is the final stop in Connollys of Leap, for the amazing An Eclectic Tate of West Cork bus tour. Join us for a barbecue dinner, poetry from Nuala Leonard & David Jackson and music from one of Irelands most unique and talented musicians, Cormac Begley. Due to demand we are putting on 50 tickets only for this very special event. Email email@example.com for reservations. Doors 8pm. Tickets €25 including dinner and cocktail on arrival. Check him out below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0rjZJ4OdsA
Connolly’s of Leap presents … NOTIFY September 21st, 2018 Tickets : €10 on the door. _____________________________ NOTIFY are an Irish based instrumental ensemble featuring well-known concertina player Pádraig Rynne, Cillian King on guitars & concertina, Eoin Walsh on electric bass, Davie Ryan on drums and Cormac McCarthy on piano and rhodes. The band delivers an evocative repertoire of original melody compositions, produced with sensitive electronic overlays and inventive arrangements that are “cinematic in scope” (New York Echo). NOTIFY seamlessly fuses a deep knowledge and respect for musical tradition with forward thinking innovation in a tasteful way that connects with audiences worldwide. The formation of musicians from backgrounds in Jazz, Traditional Irish, Electronic, Pop and Funk music has naturally established a system of balance that instantly draws listeners to the music. Check them out below https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBOjrLs9gNg&start_radio=1&list=RDEMpwACDzTSHiC0YPDYpps1Ig http://www.notify.ie https://www.facebook.com/NotifyBand
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
LE GALAXIE don’t come from the stars but to experience them is utterly stellar. They established themselves as Ireland’s #1 live dance act with their brand of thundering electro, bursting to life with shimmering cyber-synths, pounding techno rhythms and guitar wizardry. The debut album, 2012’s LASERDISC NIGHTS II, was voted Number One Irish Album of the Year by Entertainment.ie. Mixed in Los Angeles by former DFA Records house engineer Eric Broucek, the second album, 2015’s LE CLUB, combined their signature sound with completely stunning female guest vocals Elaine Mai, MayKay and Senita Appiakorang. LE CLUB was written and recorded in tandem with the bands relentless live schedule, which included sellout shows in Ireland’s world famous Olympia Theatre, Berlinfest, Midem (France), SXSW, CMJ (New York), Benicassim (Spain), Lovebox (London), Eurosonic (Holland) among literally hundreds of other shows. The Irish Times notes “Over the years, [they’ve] transformed themselves into a juggernaut of a party band, jack knifing into crowds who are only too happy to take the hit.” Frequent collaborator MayKay went full LE GALAXIE in 2017, just as the band signed both a US record deal and an extension to their US publishing deal with Reservoir Music. The band’s third album PLEASURE, produced by monstrously talented Swedish pop mind BLENDE, is Le Galaxie’s dream of a truly great studio dance record made manifest. The titular first single PLEASURE was teased in 2017, followed by “Day Of The Child”, the band’s first track written with newly added band member MayKay. PLEASURE was released worldwide on April 6, 2018.