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Sunday 6th August we are delighted to welcome back Matt Keane & Colm Naughton, it will be another night of music, song and craic – don’t miss it.

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Seán Keane

There are a limited number of Tickets still available for SEÁN KEANE on Friday 20th May.   Book on-line at http://thepillarhouse.ie/buy-tickets-online/   or Tel:  090 96 43939

 

Declan & Brendan Murphy - The 4 of Us

The 4 of Us Come to Ballinasloe

The 4 of Us – Tuesday 29th, December at 9pm

‘Never before have I been to a gig where the atmosphere has been so electric …’ THE IRISH NEWS 21/3/14

THE 4 OF US bring their critically acclaimed acoustic show to The Pillar House in Ballinasloe on Tuesday 29th December showcasing songs from their forthcoming new studio album (Feb 2016), as well as songs from their extensive back catalogue.

 

From their first anthem MARY – still a radio favourite, through to the UK-charting SHE HITS ME, to SUNLIGHT – the band has notched up over two decades of radio hits and six top 20 charting albums.

 

Don’t miss this rare chance to catch them live in The Pillar House, an intimate venue where no doubt The 4 of Us will play to a full house in an electrically charged atmosphere.

Tickets €15, are available at www.thepillarhouse.ie (75c booking fee applies) or Tel: 090 96 43939.

Luka Bloom - Up close & personal at The Pillar House on Saturday 17th October

Delighted to Announce Luka Bloom at The Pillar House Folk Club on Saturday 17th October at 9pm.

  Tickets €20 available from The Pillar House, TEL 090 96 3939 / 087 9046140

With a poet’s heart and a rockster’s soul, Luka Bloom is regarded as one of Ireland’s best-respected contemporary folk artists, having produced 20 albums since the 1970s, Bloom continues to push the boundaries of what his music can do.

Like many who write songs, Luka’s orchestra of choice is the guitar. What makes his career a little different is his constant search for a new voice within the guitar. The guitar is the landscape on which the song is created, and he is forever probing that landscape for new inspiration. No effects, no gadgets. Time, effort and a whole lot of love bring forth new voicings within the instrument, and bit by bit, the songs come to life. And eventually they fly, bringing Luka with them to be heard in Byron Bay, San Francisco, Hamburg, or even Doolin.

Luka Bloom has the power to bring audiences to a hush as his poetic lyrics bounce over melodies in a beautiful, captivating way. The same artist can rouse the spirit of the audience to the ceiling when he changes the tempo.

Since the release of one of the all-time Irish classics Riverside recorded in 1990, people from all corners of the globe have embraced the true beauty of this remarkable musician. He has a catalogue of quality recordings that any songwriter would aspire to. With his latest album Head and Heart, Bloom continues to push the boundaries of what his music can do, making provocative, poetic music that delves deep into the intricacies of the human soul, pulling out the nuggets and putting them in song. Luka Bloom has received phenomenal praise regarding his ability as a performer, which has resulted in sell-out shows worldwide. This is a testament to a real troubadour who has worked and developed over many years into a true master of live performance.

“With each successive album Luka Bloom digs deeper and gazes wider… he is on top form.”   The Irish Times **** ‘Bloom never fails to deliver an entertaining show, and you are hereby advised to catch him at a town near you’. – IRISH VOICE

 

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Live Music & Sport at The Pillar House

Saturday 29th August:   Ireland v Wales in Rugby World Cup Warm-up game shown live on Sky at 2.15pm

Live Music with Ultan Conlon from 10pm

Sunday 30th August:     Kerry v Mayo live at 3.30pm

Irish Music Trad Session with John Wynne & Frank Kelly at 6pm

 

Mundy-Color

Friday 21st November we are super excited about welcoming MUNDY to The Pillar House. A standing room only gig it will sell out quickly so get your tickets early at The Pillar House or for enquiries 090 96 43939. Tickets cost: €20

Mundy is one of a number of artists to successfully make the transition from street busking in Dublin to international stardom during the ’90s, a prestigious list that includes the Frames, the Hothouse Flowers, and, more recently, Paddy Casey and Rodrigo y Gabriela. Mundy’s mainly acoustic, folk-based pop/rock has been compared to Damien Rice and Josh Ritter; however, his style is more upbeat and celebratory than either.

His first album “Jelly Legs” was released in October 1996, and from this album “To You I Bestow” was licensed for inclusion on the soundtrack for Baz Luhrmann’s Shakespeare adaptation Romeo + Juliet, alongside tracks by Radiohead and Garbage. The soundtrack went on to sell 11 million copies; Jelly Legs sold a respectable 50,000 worldwide.

He has toured both sides of the Atlantic, including support slots with Alansis Morrissette, Neil Young, David Gray, Paddy Casey before releasing his second album in April 2002, “24 Star Hotel” from which hits “July” and “Mexico” were released.
“24 Star Hotel” outsold its predecessor, going double platinum in Ireland. The follow-up, 2004′s Raining Down Arrows debuted at number one in the Irish charts, achieving platinum status. In May of 2006, Mundy released his first live album, a CD/DVD combo entitled Live & Confused, featuring a duet on Steve Earle’s “Galway Girl” with accordionist Sharon Shannon, which later charted as a single. Live & Confused was certified platinum in 2007.

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November Gigs at The Pillar House

We have a superb line up of live entertainment to help get us through the dreary November Nights, this is the first one!

Pillar House Folk Club on Friday 14th November: “Up Close & Personal”, with a maximum of 80 seats we are delighted to welcome the great producer/singer/songwriter DECLAN SINNOTT. A founder member of The Horslips in the early 70′ he was a member of Moving Hearts throughout the 80′s. He then devoted himself to production work with both Mary Black and her sister Frances Black. During a 13-year and six-album association, he toured all over the world with Mary Black. He has been working with Christy Moore for almost 30 years, since appearing on Christy Moore’s Ride On album in 1984.

He is still playing and touring with Christy Moore. At recent concerts Sinnott has performed “Corrina, Corrina” as well as “St. Louis Blues” and “Lord Franklin”. His new album “I love the noise it makes” is now available

Declan Sinnott will be joined by Vickie Keating and we are honoured to host them at The Pillar House.

Tickets as usual for The Folk Club are €20 and available from The Pillar House, Tel: 090 96 43939

Larry Reynolds

The Larry Reynolds Weekend of Music, Heritage & Culture begins on Friday 12th September.    It promises to be a great weekend of remembrance & celebration with a feast of fine Irish Music & Heritage.

The line-up for the Larry’s Gala Memorial Concert on Friday 12th September has been finalised and is as follows:

Don Stiffe;  Johnny O’Halloran together with dancers from Ballinasloe’s Club Damhsa an Sean Nós;  Matt Cunningham;  Matt Keane;  John Wynne, Frank Kelly, Patsy Hanly & John McEvoy; Frank Hession & Bobby Kilkenny; Colm Gannon, Kelly Gannon & Jessie Smith; Tommy McCarthy & Louise Costelloe.

We will also have members of the Reynolds Family from Boston & Ireland.

Paddy Casey Live Music The Pillar House

Paddy Casey comes to The Pillar House

What a delight to announce that we will have PADDY CASEY, playing in The Pillar House on Friday, September 19th.  Paddy, having teamed up with Kim Hayden of The Voice fame has just released a new single “Out of Control” which is performing very well.

This is another limited ticket event and already since announcing the date a good number of tickets have already sold.

Tickets are €20 and are available from:  The Pillar House at 090 96 43939 or call 087 9046140.