ABBA SING ALONG SOCIAL // CONNOLLY’S OF LEAP Are you as over-awed as we are by the cross-generational pop power of ABBA? After two sold out shows in The Sugar Club in Dublin, the Sing Along Social is taking its ABBA appreciation to selected venues around the country. Join the Sing Along Social (+ Special Guests) from 8pm on Saturday 24th of November in Connolly’s of Leap in West Cork when we’ll be singing through ABBA Gold and associated Pop Gold. Doors will open at 8pm and we’ll be singing by 9pm sharp. Tickets are €10 (includes booking fee) and, yes, we will have prizes to give away to the best worst singers and for those dressed as their favourite member of ABBA. The Sing Along Social is a zero-commitment choir designed for people who can’t sing. It’s kind of like group karaoke. No microphones, no putting people on the spot. It’s about caterwauling along to your favourite songs in the company of friends and strangers. // TIMETABLE // 8pm Doors open 9pm to 10pm: ABBA Gold Sing Along Social 10pm to midnight: Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! A Man After Midnight Disco
Connolly’s of Leap proudly presents… Caleb Teicher & Nic Gareiss – two of America’s most elegant interpreters of percussive dance. Friday, December 7th | Tickets | €10 on the door Check them out here –> https://goo.gl/fpg4s1 ___________________________________________ Caleb Teicher and Nic Gareiss move and sound together at the intersection of jazz and folk, social and solo dance. Caleb Teicher, a “sleek dancer who possesses a beguiling combination of a relaxed upper body with switchblade feet,” (New York Times) is an acclaimed choreographer, performer, and teacher based in New York City. Michigan-born dancer and dance researcher Nic Gareiss has been described as “the human epitome of the unbearable lightness of being” (Irish Times). Though lauded for their status within their respective genres, in this new 60-minute duo collaboration Teicher and Gareiss blur boundaries and playfully transgress, exploring improvisation, song, and the idea of percussive dance. Drawing on American tap dance, jazz, Appalachian clogging, and Irish step dance, Caleb Teicher and Nic Gareiss create a breathtaking evening of dance rooted in time and place yet uniquely their own; a festive dialogue of sound, movement, and corporeal rapport.
Connolly’s of Leap presents.. King Kong Company *** SOLD OUT*** Saturday 8th December ________________________________________ King Kong Company have “21st century swagger” (Irish Times) are “festival legends in the making” (Irish Examiner) and are the best live act in Ireland today (Pure M Awards). That ‘festival legends in the making’ comment comes from a series of mind melting performances at Irish & UK festivals in the last year. There were 10,000 revellers screaming their hearts and lungs out at King Kong Company’s Electric Picnic mid-afternoon rave. There was the gig that set Townlands ablaze (literally) and what about that 2am slot at Body & Soul? If you can remember that, were you really there? This is the band that have their own Buckfast infused beer named ‘Commotion Lotion’, who played a private gig at Aaras An Uachtarain and asked the President of Ireland if he was ‘getting anything off that’, who took their award winning show on a 15 date tour of the UK and Ireland and where, on the final date at The Academy, having had the sold out audience eating out of their hands, there was a marriage proposal. You don’t know what you’ll get at a King Kong Company gig.
Connolly’s of Leap presents… Bear Bojack & First Class & Coach and Hazel Sunday, December 9th Tickets : €10 on the door _______________________________ Bear Bojack Bear Bojack is an 8 piece collective of harmony-based alternative folk-soul. Think Ray Lamontagne vocals with ambient Bon Iver arrangements alongside melodies and lyrics which both haunt and uplift in equal measure. Songwriter/frontman Chris McDonald, originally from Nottingham, found himself in West Cork 3 years ago which he describes as the only place he has ever “truly felt at home as an artist and a human.” Describing making music in West Cork he says “something about the acceptance of the people, the peace and the beauty and integral respect for culture creates a rare melting pot of creativity which is profoundly unique.” After the critical acclaim of the first album ‘There’s a Fire’ which led to film syncs on several major films such as the Host and Bella Vita Bear Bojack have been back in the studio working on the follow up album ‘Hope Dies Last’ and with top level supports such as James Vincent McMorrow, Brian Deady and David Kitt 2018 was an exciting and productive year. . . . First Class & Coach NYC meets Berlin meets West Cork. Seeking to push the limits of the indie-rock genre, their sound has a diverse variety of color… reverb-drenched piano, distorted, squalling guitars, driving bass and hypnotic drums – all punctuated by uncompromising German / English vocals. Reuben: played in bands for 20+ years in NYC, he enters West Cork with a wall of noise. Tapping into his experience as a motion graphics director, Jonathan brings his visual projections to the live shows, creating an immersive live experience. Geraldine hails from Berlin and has long been song-writing and performing live music in many guises. Andrew is…
Connolly’s of Leap presents… RSAG Friday, December 14th. Tickets : €12 __________________________________________ A storm of sound and an eruption of percussion mixed with hypnotic tunes and visuals. Since it’s conception in 2008 musical juggernaut, Rarely Seen Above Ground has taken his tour de force, one man show of sound, visuals and incendiary rhythm and samples to captured audiences around the world. Known to his friends as Jeremy Hickey, R.S.A.G has gained a reputation not only as one of Europe’s most impressive drummers but as a celebrated producer and a talented showman. R.S.A.G continues to gather momentum, since the early days when he picked up a Choice Music Prize nomination, he has pressed two celebrated LP’s, secured billings on the most enviable festivals in both Europe and America and made multiple international TV appearances along the way. As well as all that Hickey’s undeniable talent behind a kit has led to some very impressive collaborations from Justice’s, Grammy Award winning Xavier de Rosnay, Parisian electronic outfit Bot’Ox to Ireland’s own charismatic ringleader Jerry Fish. Recently, Hickey has been busy putting the finishing touches to his eagerly awaited new album due out later this year. Here’s a taste of what’s in store ‘Meet You There’ –> https://goo.gl/EX2W4t
Connolly’s of Leap presents…. Evolution DnB Tickets €10 through DICE __________________________ With a lot of pleasure and excitement Evolution Drum and Bass proudly presents next in line Connolly’s DnB Xmas Party. Evolution is the vital lifeblood of the genre,running in county Cork and coming back to represent the freshest and finest example of Drum and Bass.We breathe life into the very core of the scene by educating, attracting and bringing together like-minded individuals – thus winning many hearts and multiplying the message through love for decent and original music. Evolutions gigs are exeptional no doubt, carefully curated line-ups reflect exactly that.
Connolly’s of Leap presents … LOWmountain & Rhob Cunningham Sunday, December 16th Tickets : €10 on the door _________________________________________ LOWmountain are story tellers that don’t shy away from the viscera of a broken heart or the silent ecstasy of our gentlest moments. They are a A West Cork three-piece, who love making music… with a story. . . . Rhob Cunningham Irish singer-songwriter Rhob Cunningham has set his sights on the Southern Cross. His debut album, under the moniker Our Little Secrets, brought him to prominence on the airwaves in 2010, introducing his lyrical style and melodic scope. “Songs to rouse and sooth” – The Irish Times. Having since recorded albums in Iceland (with Bjork / Bonnie Prince Billy producer Valgeir Sigurdsson), Berlin, Paris, Nashville, and Vienna, he is finally coming to perform under Australian skies, opening for Wallis Bird on her March 2019 Tour. Cunningham has collaborated and performed with much of the current crop of Irish talent. With Villagers, recently contributing to their new album, Lisa Hannigan, appearing on each others’ debut albums, and James Vincent McMorrow, live and in studio. Playing festivals across Europe in 2018, amid Italian Alps and Austrian forests, has only added to an illustrious list of shows in the last decade, opening for Gil Scott-Heron, John Martyn, Bobby Womack and Tori Amos to name a few. Autumn 2018 was spent playing a 7-date US/Irish tour with Australia’s talented folk act All Our Exes Live In Texas and, come March, you can catch him gracing the stages of Melbourne’s Northcote Social Club, Brisbane’s Old Museum and The Factory Floor in Sydney. Awarded Music Bursaries by the Arts Council of Ireland and Music Network Ireland, both 2012, Artist-in-Residence at Centre Culturel d’Irlandais in Paris 2015 . . .