Spoken Word. Comedy . Theatre. Music in the iconic Connolly’s of Leap. This month we bring you music from Mountainous Riff Club, Colin Deady, and Cara Kursh Music. Spoken Word and poetry will be covered by the brilliant Cormac Lally and Fergus Costello. TICKETS : €10.00
Fish Go Deep are Irish house dons Greg Dowling and Shane Johnson. As DJs, the pair have been spinning records together since the late eighties, holding down a residency at Sweat in Cork for over a decade until November 2001. These days you can catch them at their weekly Go Deep residency in Cork in between guest slots at club nights in mainland Europe and North America. As Fish Go Deep, their productions have been released on Defected, Innervisions, Brique Rouge and Gourmet as well as their own imprints Ork and Go Deep. In 2006 they had their biggest record to date, ‘The Cure and the Cause’, a collaboration with vocalist/lyricist Tracey K which was licenced to UK house stable Defected.
West Cork Together For Yes are hosting a RALLY FOR REPEAL event in Connollys of leap on the 20th May. Lets get together to repeal the 8th amendment on May 25th. We have an amazing selection of artists that want to support this cause. this will be a night of positivity and celebration and all are welcome! The nights entertainers are… Patrick Freeman Caoilian Sherlock Elaine Malone Eve Clague Matt Harts jazz trio The Starling song project Tessa Perry & Liz Clark Eugene Brosnan & the Innocent bystanders Christine Deady LOWSIDE the MC on the night will be the amazing Toni Prescott please spread the word!
Connollys of leap proudly present the Irish premier of Daithí‘s new live project. Daithi’s new live project is an exploration into live performance with a group of incredible artists from around Ireland. Live drums and percussion are mixed with pumping analog synths. The signature fiddle is joined by live vocals performed by artists like Sinead White and Elaine Mai. The energy is ramped up, the sound is huge and it’s simply about having a good time. Jump in.
Come along and see Tommy working hard on getting his new show together in a host of intimate venue’s across the country. It promises to be jam packed with unmannerly notions, chaotic flights of fancy and joyful talking. Get up close and personal with one of the worlds most respected comedians. “Brilliant & life-affirming. Tommy Tiernan actually makes you proud to be Irish” -The Irish Independent “A feral philosopher king…Tommy Tiernan affects the timeless wisdom of a sage as he stalks his stage.” -The Scotsman
Connolly’s of Leap proudly presents… Two Lions. The Two Lions band was formed in the beautiful Sonoma Valley wine region of California; to showcase the music of Mitchel Slade. With original Folk rock tunes and thoughtful lyrics, the group sets out to present an evening of rhythm and poetry to inspire the mind and shake up the soul. They are currently touring Ireland and the UK, while working on their third album. Their first two albums were recorded in Cotati, CA, at Prairie Sun Studios. The same recording studio to produce amazing artists like Tom Waits, Primus, and many more. For more information: www.twolionsband.com or www.mitchelslade.com. Tickets : 10 euro on the door
American singer-songwriter Paul Simon is an iconic and influential figure in contemporary music. He is known for his work as part of the duo Simon & Garfunkel, and for his long-running success as a solo artist. On June 14th, we will be celebrating the fantastic songwriting of Paul Simon for the fifth edition of the Connolly’s Of Leap Songbook with a wealth of the finest singers and musicians paying tribute. The event will once again be hosted by musician and songwriter Caoilian Sherlock. If you wish to perform at this months edition of the songbook, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Connolly’s of Leap proudly presents… __Kíla __ Irish folk/world music legends Kila will be celebrating the rerelease of their seminal 1997 record ‘Tóg É Go Bog É’ with an irish tour. Friday june 15th tickets €20 are on sale on monday 10 am via DICE Ireland ____________ Kíla were formed in Dublin Gaelic secondary school Coláiste Eoin and are considered one of Ireland’s most innovative and exciting bands. Their unique and ever evolving sound, while rooted in tradition, is inspired by a myriad of musical influences worldwide. Kíla’s eight members stem from the differing musical backgrounds, including Irish traditional, classical, folk and rock. Kíla recorded a number 1 single “The Ballad of Ronnie Drew” with U2, The Dubliners, Shane MacGowan, Sinead O’Connor, Glen Hansard, The Corrs, Christy Moore, Damien Dempsey and a host of other artists in aid of the Irish Cancer Society. In 2010 they were delighted to welcome Rolling Stones’ Ronnie Wood to join them onstage at the Olympia Theatre, Dublin. Kíla have played in over 35 countries and at notable festivals like the Montreux Jazz Festival, Edmonton Folk festival Canada, WOMAD festivals in New Zealand, Spain and Australia, RWMF the Sziget Festival Hungary, The Electric Picnic, Glastonbury. In 2016 Kíla closed the Cambridge Folk Festival with Imelda May joining them onstage. The band have performed at many prestigious ceremonies and events, including the Special Olympics; Hindu leader Amma, the Hugging Saint Festival; the welcoming of the Dalai Lama at possibilities and Garden Parties hosted by the President of Ireland. Kíla have worked extensively in TV and film. Their most notable collaborations have been with French composer Bruno Coulais on the soundtracks for Cartoon Saloon’s two Oscar nominated animated films The Secret of Kells (2010) and Song of the Sea (2014)