Friday, 27 March 2015

Five-star entertainment in The Coachman’s Inn

Five-star entertainment in The Coachman’s Inn

The Coachman’s Inn, Roscommon, are once again providing five-star entertainment this weekend when ‘Cordless’ and ‘ALIBI’, two up-and-coming bands, perform live at the popular venue.

  On Friday night 29th June the young and vibrant ‘Cordless’, a five-piece traditional fusion group will treat patrons to a great mix of music. Why not come along and enjoy the craic? It promises to be a great gig.

  On Saturday 30th June classic rock will be the main genre when ‘ALIBI’, a five-piece band who hail from Tullamore, Co. Offaly, will be performing live, playing songs from Meatloaf, Aerosmith, ZZ Top, AC/DC and Queen as well as corporatating modern classics from artists such as Adele and Amy Winehouse.

  Both gigs promises to be very enjoyable so make sure to get down to The Coachman’s Inn, Roscommon, this weekend, where a musical extravaganza lies in store!

Big Generator return to Rockfords

Galway-based band Big Generator return to Rockfords this Saturday night, July 21st. 

The band features Paul Cantillon on vocals and bass guitar; Barry Conboty on lead guitar; Liam Martin on vocals, guitars and keyboards and Alan ‘Mac’ McEvoy on vocals and drums.

Over the past few years the Band has toured extensively in the UK, Sweden, Holland, Germany, Belgium, America and of course their native Ireland, playing over 250 shows a year. Big Generator has also enjoyed a considerable amount of success and all of it achieved without the backing of a major label.

  They have headlined the Marquee Club in London and also played the Point Depot in Dublin as special guests to Joe Satriani. The guys have also shared the stage with names like Ocean Colour Scene, Big Country and Whitesnake.

After five top twenty hits, two albums, numerous tours in Holland, Germany, England, Sweden and America, they bring their high power show to Rockfords. 

The lads have been on top of the pile for many years now, still the band that all the young newcomers aspire to. 

  Don’t forget to get yourself along to see Big Generator in Rockfords on Saturday night next, October 4th.

The Dartry Céilí Band to play at The Seosamh Mac Gabhann Summer School

On Friday, July 6th, the All-Ireland winning Dartry Céilí Band will play for the ‘céilí mór’ at the Seosamh Mac Gabhann Summer School in Kilmovee. 

 The céilí starts at 10pm in the Kilmovee Community Centre and runs to 1am.  Admission is €10, including refreshments. 

  This is one of the top céilí bands in Ireland, made up of some of the best musicians from across Connacht, including Philip Duffy, Declan Folan, John Kilkenny and Cian Kearins. 

  If you enjoy good music played with a North Connacht joyous, fiery style, then come along and enjoy the unmistakeable sound of The Dartry in the Kilmovee Community Centre on July 6th. 

  Even if you are not dancing, your feet will be jumping to their music.  Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend this céilí. This is just one of the events at the Seosamh Mac Gabhann Summer School, with a full programme of classes and sessions for the week.

  For further details check out the Seosamhmacgabhann Summerschool on Facebook or the website:

Glinsk Song Conest celebrating Silver Jubilee

On Sunday July 1st this year Glinsk Song Contest will celebrate its Silver Jubilee.  The Glinsk Contest marked the opening of  Glinsk Community Centre way back in July 1988.

  Originally planned as a ‘once-off event’ the Song Contest received such support from songwriters around the country that they have returned year after year making the name of  Glinsk synonymous with song. Over the course of its twenty-five year run, thousands of songs have been written specifically for this Contest and it became recognised as the leading Song Contest in Ireland.

  This Silver Jubilee year will be a major milestone for the Glinsk Song Contest and the thirteen finalists from all around Ireland fighting it out for this muchly coveted title.

Issue dated: 29 June 2012
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