Monday, May 18, 2015

Martin Harley & Marc O'Reilly

Martin Harley with special guest Marc O'Reilly
Rose's West End Bar, Lismore
Saturday May 30th at 8.30pm

Martin Harley is a phenomenally talented guitarist, singer and songwriter he fronts the highly praised UK-based acoustic trio; The Martin Harley Band. Martin’s new album MOJO FIX was recorded in Texas and released in the UK in February 2013. Mojo Fix comes on the heels of four critically celebrated albums, years of touring and countless festivals that have built Martin a strong and solid fan-base spanning the globe.

Special guest on the evening is Lismore native Marc O'Reilly. Here is your chance to see Marc before he plays the Glastonbury Festival.

Great poster for the gig by David Murphy, Red Heaven Design,

Tickets €10 available from Jonathan Ackroyd, Main Street, Lismore and also on the door.

Friday, February 21, 2014

HUMAN HERDINGS: Marc O'Reilly launches new album

Marc O'Reilly and his Band
Saturday March 29th, Rose's West End Bar, Lismore at 9.00 pm

Here are Marc O'Reilly's Irish tour dates for March 2014:
   March 27th - Dublin, Whelans
   March 28th - Cork, Cyprus Avenue
   March 29th - Lismore, Roses West End Bar
After these dates Marc and his band embark on a UK tour.

It will be wonderful to experience Marc O'Reilly and his band in his home town venue. The single from his HUMAN HERDINGS album is called 'Reach Out' and it shows the movement of Marc's music towards rock and roll, and blues. Prepare to be blow away on Saturday March 29th!

Twitter: @marcoreilly

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Ultan Conlon: a welcome second album

Saturday November 2nd 2013 at 8.30 pm
Rose's West End Bar, Lismore, County Waterford

In these times of short attention spans and the need for instant gratification, it is refreshing to have an artist like Ultan Conlon capable of producing deeply affecting songs like the ones on his soon to be released second album which demand you sit down and slowly listen to over and over. Ultan combines common themes and familiar situations with coherent prose and wraps them around musical styles rooted deeply in traditional rock and roll, country and folk. There is no slick polish, flash or tricks to the songs, nor is there to the man himself. Love, regret, heartbreak and hope are presented in a candid way made even easier to empathize with due to Ultan's comforting and uncontrived vocal delivery.

Ultan Conlon and Eoin McCann are back by popular request. If you missed these wonderful musicians in October 2012, here is a chance to catch them. Great lyrics, great voice, great guitar work. A fantastic evening of live music is promised.


Monday, September 09, 2013

Freddie White Irish Tour, September 2013

Freddie White
Saturday September 14th, Rose's West End Bar, Lismore at 8.30 pm

Freddie White is now based in Australia. This is a chance to experience this great musician in an intimate setting as part of his September 2013 Irish Tour.

Freddie White has long been synonymous with music of the highest quality. Whether interpreting songs by his favourite writers, such as Randy Newman, Tom Waits, John Hiatt and Guy Clark, or performing his own classy compositions, Freddie’s live performances are nothing short of legendary.
Freddie has been part of the fabric of the live music scene in Ireland since the 1970’s and his albums continue to sell well, amongst his loyal and new-found fan base.

Born in Cobh, County Cork into a musical family, by age thirteen Freddie was playing in school bands and by seventeen playing professionally. At nineteen, he moved to London, where he busked in subways, and developed his unique voice and guitar style.

In 1974, he was a founding member of ‘Scullion’, together with Philip King and Sonny Condell. Later he formed ‘The Fake’, regarded as one of the seminal Irish bands of the late ‘70’s.


Monday, February 04, 2013

UPDATE: Lynn Miles Gig on February 16th is cancelled

Due to scheduling difficulties, the Lynn Miles gig on February 16th is cancelled. Sorry.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Two Great Gigs in February: Alana Levandoski on February 2nd and Lynn Miles on February 16th

Saturday February 2nd at 9.00 pm in Rose's West End Bar, Lismore
Alana Levandoski and Braden Gates
Alana Levandoski has been hard at work this fall writing a book and making a record!  The book and album are a complete work of art, as each chapter is paired with a song.  The new project will accompany Alana on her upcoming European tour.

Since the beginning of her recording career, Manitoba native Alana Levandoski has been seen by peers and industry professionals as a “real deal” songwriter, garnering the respect of many of the greatest writers and players in music. Possessing natural instincts and dedication, Alana has earned her stripes as a significant contributor to songwriting as a craft.

Beyond all else, the roots of music is Alana’s first love and has immersed herself in places like Nashville, Muscle Shoals, the Mississippi Delta and with songwriters all across her great native land.

Accompanying Alana for this gig is fiddle player and songwriter Braden Gates.


Saturday February 16th at 9.00 pm in Rose's West End Bar, Lismore
Lynn Miles
Through a career that has seen her move from Ottawa to Los Angeles and back again, with stops in Nashville and Austin, Lynn Miles has always written music with unbridled feeling and vulnerability. Miles has consistently been unflinching in putting herself out there. Now with her eighth studio offering Fall For Beauty the voice of her experience has truly elevated her songwriting to its richest depth of emotion.

Lynn Miles is one of Canada's most accomplished singer/songwriters. With seven albums to her credit, the winner of multiple Canadian Folk Music Awards, and a 2003 Juno Award for Roots & Traditional Solo Album of the Year, she has certainly found her strength over time.


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The Return of Ultan Conlon

Ultan Conlon and Eoin McCann
Saturday December 1st at 9.00 pm in Rose's West End Bar, Lismore

Ultan Conlon and Eoin McCann are back by popular request following a wonderful gig in early October. If you missed these wonderful musicians in October, here is a chance to catch them. Great lyrics, great voice, great guitar work. A fantastic evening of live music is promised.