TRAD SESSION

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LIVESTREAM: TRAD SESSION @ DeBarras

Night four of the festival is just getting started… Join Dinny, Tommy, Jerry, Ciaran & Bo on the DeBarra’s Livestream. HUP!





 

A SPECIAL TRADITIONAL IRISH SESSION LIVE-STREAMING FOR CIGF21

At the heart of this popular weekly session are a collection of musicians & songsters, whose combined experiences of performing, locally and internationally, along with their diverse musical interests produce a vibrant, but easy going experience of the best in traditional music & ballads.

Featuring:

Dennis Noonan on Bodhrán & bones sings in a uniquely laid back style, drawing material from his native Dublin as well as Ulster & Scotland. The late Frank Harte would have thrilled at his deliveries of some of the more humourous and bawdy ballads.

Tommy Madden can lay claim to a lifetimes experience playing across the USA, England & Scotland and at venues all over Ireland, Playing with many legendary musicians. His bewildering knowledge of balladry draws on a wide range of material from Europe, America & Australia covering military, humourous, industrial, rural, urban and romantic songs.

Jerry Lombard served his time with some of the greatest musicians ever to play in Ireland, England and America. He has a seemingly endless repertoire of tunes and an equally extensive collection of tales and yarns to entertain one and all. Jerry’s lively playing style matches his attitude to life, music and the Craic.

Ciaran O Connel the driving force on the banjo

Mike Goodwin on the uilleann pipes

Some House Keeping:

This is a very limited capacity outdoors show.

Tickets are sold in pods of 4 (eg a ticket for 4 people ) and in pods of 2 (a ticket for 2 people)

Seating is spaced in accordance with all relevant Government health and safety guidelines.

Attendees will be required to present their ticket on arrival.

The purchaser of the ticket will be the lead contact and as such have to be present to claim tickets.

Attendees will be required to wear masks upon arrival until seated.

Table service only.

Attendees will be required to leave after the performance.

Please do not attend if you are displaying any Covid symptoms.

Please dress for the weather.

Ticket holders will be notified of any changes to Government Guidelines in advance of the show

ADT & JUSTIN GROUNDS

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ADT writes stories of the heart wrapped in atmospheric soundscapes, and he describes his debut album ‘volume one’ as ‘a painting of emotional honesty.’

Produced by multi-instrumentalist, Justin Grounds, the album was recorded in a little room overlooking the beautiful town of Clonakilty, West Cork, and will be released at this year’s Clonakilty International Guitar Festival.

Hugely influenced by the Atlantic Ocean, the West Cork landscape and his family, ADT admits to a minor obsession with lighthouses. He is also a member of renowned Irish band LOWmountain.













EOIN ‘STAN’ O’SULLIVAN

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Eoin Stan O’Sullivan: I  thought I was a reformed guitarist. I gave up rock’n’roll to play the traditional Sliabh Luachra music on my fiddle. I only kept strings on my guitar to teach basic chords to some local students.

That was until the first lockdown when I found it hard to find the space to practice fiddle. I resorted to staying up late picking out my traditional tunes on an unplugged electric guitar. To my surprise the tunes started to find a whole new life with six strings instead of four.

Over the last year I’ve come up with some arrangements for my favourite fiddle tunes on electric guitar. The few people who’ve heard my new music have compared it to the guitar stylings of Ali Farka Touré or Tinariwen so I suppose it’s like “Desert Blues” meets “Sliabh Luachra” or maybe it’s just a whole new genre called “Bog Jazz” – who knows? I’m really looking forward to unleashing my new sound at the Clonakilty International Guitar Festival this September.

NAIVE TED

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Naive Ted’s going to Clonakilty for a 3 night residency for CGF 2021!

Last seen in Clon back in the heady days of 2018, Ted is back as resident DJ for the weekend, dropping rock science on the turntables on both Friday (after Pretty Happy) AND Saturday (after Windings). Sure, the buzz is up already but wait there’s more!

For the finale on Sunday, Ted has enlisted multi-instrumentalist polymath Dan Walsh AKA Fixity for a never seen before improvised collaboration! What this will entail is hard to envisage, not sure Ted or Dan could tell ya either. But Ted plays turntables and Dan plays drums so there’ll definitely be lots of that.

Ted’s excited.









FIR BEAG

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6:30pm & 9pm \\ DeBarras Folk Club \\ September 14

(9pm show ALSO LIVE-STREAMED)

West Cork Boy Band Fir Beag are a collective of musicians that emerge every once in a while from the ocean, salt crusted and sea weed draped. Their folk rock is musical, evocative and uplifting, combining harmonies, lyrical hooks and flights of instrumental whimsy.

Featuring: Gav O’Mhordha, Fear Beag, Armoured Bear, Justin Grounds

 





OF ALL LIVING THINGS

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Formerly known as nicetry, of all living things is a four piece Dublin based band. Inspired by nostalgia and memories of youth, the sound is reminiscent of 90’s alternative music, with textured guitars complementing delicate female vocals.

Following their debut single release last year, of all living things will be releasing a 4 track EP late October 2021, recorded with Ber Quinn at Sonic Studios in Stoneybatter, Dublin. The first single off the EP, ‘If I Go’ will be released on the 27th August, followed by vinyl release under Any Other City Records in Autumn.

 

JOHN FRANCIS FLYNN

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John Francis Flynn is a singer and multi-instrumentalist whose work centres around traditional and folk material from Ireland.

He is a founding member of the band Skipper’s Alley, with whom he has toured extensively throughout Europe and America. While supporting Lankum on their 2019 UK tour he caught the eye of Geoff Travis and Jeanette Lee who quickly signed John to Rough Trade imprint label, River Lea. River Lea will release John’s debut album “I Would Not Live Always” in Spring 2021.





Produced by highly regarded producer, Brendan Jenkinson, this release looks to continue where River Lea last left off; highlighting the enormous talent hidden away in the corners of Ireland’s folk scene.

Human experience burns ferociously on this extraordinary debut from the uncompromising Irish artist John Francis Flynn. An extraordinary debut” The Guardian

Double Tin Whistle and Tape-Loops. Revelatory new takes on English and Irish folk songs in the manner of Sam Amidon. A singular and striking clarity of vision” Uncut Magazine

LITTLE JOHN NEE

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Little John Nee is a writer/performer based in Co. Galway in the west of Ireland. A prolific creator of work for theatre he was recently elected to Aosdána (established by the Irish Arts Council in 1981 to honour artists whose work has made an outstanding contribution to the creative arts in Ireland)

His style of storytelling theatre with music has won him international recognition and his play “Sparkplug” won an Irish Times Theatre Award for his sound design while the RTE radio version won a Special Mention Prize at the Prix Italia 2013.





He has recently published a book of Haiku “The Apocalypse came on a Friday” and previously his “A Donegal Trilogy” was published by An Grianan Theatre. He has released an album of songs from his theatre shows recorded with The Caledonia Highly strung Orchestra. “Songs from the Lough Swilly Delta”  

Little John Nee has been commissioned to write plays for Barabbas Theatre Company, Axis Ballymun, Scottish Touring Theatre Consortium, An Grianan Theatre,  Earagail Arts Festival, Donegal Co. Council, Leitrim Co. Council, children’s plays for Galway Arts Festival and a radio play for RTE Radio Drama on One.





 

 

 

JOHN SPILLANE

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John Spillane is a musician, songwriter, performer, recording artist, storyteller, poet and dreamer. Rooted in people, place and story, his music transports the listener and his live performances captivate audiences around the world. After 20 years, in April John released his first independent release; 100 Snow White Horses.

Inspired by his travels around Ireland, these new songs are full of poetry, Irish mythology and wonder. 100 Snow White Horses is John’s first independent album in 20 years.

Recorded in London with producer John Reynolds and singer Pauline Scanlon; the trio have previously worked together on John’s albums Hey Dreamer (2005), The Gaelic Hit Factory (2006) and My Dark Rosaleen and the Island of Dreams (2008).

“After 10 years and many adventures we are combining our skills and painting this, our masterpiece.” – John Spillane

100 Snow White horses was released on April 2nd 2021.

In addition, John will lead one of his legendary songwriting workshops tickets for that are available here









 

KYLE MACAULAY & NICOLE NÍ DHUBHSHLÁINE

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6pm // DeBarra’s Folk Club // September 16 (Free but ticketed)

Nicole Ní Dhubhshláine and Kyle Macaulay are two exceptional young traditional musicians bringing an excitement and vibrancy to the scene today.

Their music, while firmly rooted in the traditional idiom is uniquely interpreted by the duo on guitar, flute, concertina and whistle.

They released their much anticipated debut album “Barra Taoide” in Autumn 2019.