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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



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.


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.

Johnny O'Halloran & Eamon O'Dwyer, Trad Music Pillar House



If it’s a nights entertainment you want join us on Saturday 9th August when we will be joined by renowned box player Johnny O’Halloran. Johnny will be joined by Eamon O’Dwyer on vocals and guitar.

Johnny O’Halloran hails from Westquarter village on the Connemara island of Inishbofin. He has played accordion since his childhood. There was music galore on Bofin, and, indeed, all through the O’Hallorans. His late father played fiddle and his mother and aunts are fine singers. John’s brothers too are musicians: Francis is an outstanding fiddle player, Kieran also plays the box and Declan is a singer and seanchaí. Since the 1980s, He rates as his influences the late Christy O’Halloran of Inishbofin, and Joe Cooley. Johnny plays Hohner accordions but mostly the single row melodeon nowadays. Over the years he has played with all the great contemporary traditional musicians. Not to mention the Inishbofin Céilí Band, with whom he has toured extensively and his cousin, sean-nós ‘legend’, Dessie O’Halloran. John’s first CD, entitled But Why, Johnny? was released in 1999. Guests on the album were Jimmy Higgins, Alec Finn, Dermot Byrne, Martin Murray, Brendan Larrissey and Tommy and Louise. It received great reviews in the music press and still gets lots of airplay on traditional music programmes. But Why, Johnny? has become extremely popular as accompaniment among Irish dancers.

August Bank Holiday Music

Delighted to have Ultan  Conlon playing in the Front Bar on Saturday 2nd August, always popular and always a good gig from Ultan.

On Sunday we will have our Pillar House Trad Session at 6pm. with John Wynne on Flute & Frank Kelly on Piano Accordion.  All Musicians Welcome

Larry Reynolds

Paying Tribute to Larry Reynolds

The Pillar House presents A Weekend of Irish Music, Heritage & Culture Friday 12th – Sunday 14th September 2014

From Ballinasloe to Boston, Larry Reynolds (1932 – 2012) was one of the most influential fiddle players of his time, not only for his East Galway style of playing but also because of the contribution he made to Irish Culture in Boston and throughout North America. He emigrated to Boston from Ahascragh, Ballinasloe in 1953 and quickly became immersed in the lively Irish Music Scene in Roxbury. He was a founding member of the Boston Branch of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann, which became one of the most active branches in the world.