Sunday, 29 March 2015

Impressive line-up at JJ Harlows

After releasing their debut album last November, Folk group Fling will appear at JJ Harlows in the Market Square, Roscommon on Saturday.

  The band has been together almost two years and consists of Pauli Smalls, Liam Carroll, Maeve Kelly, Ger Flynn and Liam Conway.  They have received rave reviews at a number of well-known festivals across Europe and have received airplay on national stations here and in the continent. 

  After taking up an invitation to China they played at the St Patrick’s celebrations and then performed to a sell out tour of northern Spain. 

  On Sunday Hickory Wind will play in the middle bar from 6 pm. 

  Knockcroghery’s finest Vinegar Hill will play in Harlow’s this Monday (Race Night). 

  The five-piece folk group who are known as much for their A’cappella as they are for their acoustic. Their influences are Sean Keane, Solas, Luke Kelly, Four men and a dog, Danu, the Sawdoctors and the Singing Rain. 

  Among their musical instruments you are likely to hear is the bazouki, bodhran, flute and tin whistles. 

  Vinegar Bill is made up of Aine O’Connor and two sets of O’Connor Brothers. Well worth a visit after the last race in Roscommon. 

  Tuesday rounds off with Carmel Sheerin and Paul Hull under the banner of North and South. 

Green army to invade Kelly’s!

P. Kelly’s in Castle Street, Roscommon is set to rock this sporting weekend with a massive Bar-B-Que this Sunday in the lead-up to Ireland’s game with 


  The party begins at 4 pm and with the kick-off taking place at 7.45, supporters will be treated to four giant screens as Ireland take on Croatia. 

  There will be music afterwards as the Euro 2012 party continues to a sea of green, white and gold. 

  The weekend craic kicks off on Saturday night with a live performance by the band Backstage – not to be missed. 

  On Monday night (Race Night) there’s live music with Albert O’Connor.  

American legend John Shannon at The Coachman’s Inn

The Coachman’s Inn will play host on Tuesday 12th June to American folk artist John Shannon who performs live at the venue. Shannon is an American modern folk guitarist, vocalist and composer. He has played with artists like Haale, Pyeng Threadgill, Sonya Kitchell, Ruslan Sirota, Hiromi and has also recorded three albums as the leader of the instrumental jazz fusion trio Waking Vision. On April 29, 2008 he released his debut album as a solo artist, American Mystic.

  Born in 1980, Shannon’s musical foundations began with guitar lessons at age six. After years of Led Zeppelin and Jimmy Page-inspired musical exploration, Shannon studied harmony and improvisation with a local pipe organist.   Shannon later went on to graduate from the Berklee College of Music, where he began a series of organic musical explorations in the evolutionary instrumental trio Waking Vision together with friends Mitch Cohn (aka Catalyst, bassist for Lauryn Hill, Ashanti, Destiny’s Child) and Martin Valihora (drummer for Hiromi). In addition to his solo work, Shannon has spent the past several years performing and touring with an eclectic group of break-out stars.

  It promises to be a great night’s entertainment for all concerned so make sure to get down to The Coachman’s Inn this Tuesday night to witness one of the leading stars of American folk music.

David ad Blue Tax at The Coachman’s Inn

The Coachman’s Inn, Roscommon, is the place to be on race night when ‘Dave and Blue Tax’ perform live at the venue on Monday 11th June.

  ‘Dave and Blue Tax’ is a lively four-piece party band based in Ballygar. Playing a large variety of music from 50s and 60s classics to the modern hits on both the national and international scene from rock and roll to rock and from country to pop, ‘Dave and Blue Tax’ have the experience to get your guests to forget their inhibitions find their inner party reveller and keep the dance floor full all night.

  Dave and the guys on Blue Tax have been building a reputation in many of the best known hotels and live band venues in the midlands, west and border counties over the last few years as a professional, lively and fun-filled band who work very hard to deliver a quality service to their clients at a reasonable price.

  Make sure to call in to The Coachman’s Inn this Monday night to get a glimpse of one of the region’s leading party bands!

The Ultimate Garth Brooks Experience 

The Ultimate Garth Brooks Experience has been wowing fans all over Ireland as the greatest tribute to the best-selling solo artist of the 20th Century – Garth Brooks.

  Now is your chance to see them live when they perform in the Coachman’s Inn, Roscommon, on Saturday 9th June, in what promises to be a musical extravaganza.

  The No.1 tribute show to the biggest-selling solo artist of the 90’s – Garth Brooks! Featuring ‘Trevor Smith and his live 8-piece band, ‘Friends In Low Places’ offers the next best thing to the man himself.

  The show consists of all the hits from American country music legend Garth Brooks who rose to fame worldwide in the early 1990s with his own brand of country music which spawned such classic songs as ‘If Tomorrow Never Comes’, ‘Friends In Low Places’, ‘The Dance’, ‘Unanswered Prayers’, ‘Shameless’ and many more.

  This show is a must-see, and is promised to offer you the next best thing to the man himself!

Entertainment this weekend at Rockford’s

Rockford’s niteclub and Jack’s live venue will hold a student promotion night this Friday where the entry fee for a student with valid I.D. is just five euro. 

  On Saturday there will be a double act with DJ Dermot Griffin in Rockfords and DJ Enda Griffin in Jack’s live venue.

Issue dated: 08 June 2012
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