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EARLY BIRD TICKETS ARE €15, just book up until 10th May (after 10th May – tickets are €20) Book on-line at www.thepillarhouse.ie or call 090 9643939

With a mix of Irish Folk and Americana, Karen, Joleen and Lorna – collectively known as The Henry Girls will be bringing their new album to Ballinasloe on Friday, 19th July.

The soaring title track of The Henry Girls’ new album goes some way to capturing the essence of the Donegal trio. The a capella ‘Far Beyond the Stars’ harmonious and ethereal liltings, lift the listener to a new plane and makes one realise that even without using their multi-instrumental talents, the three McLaughlin sisters have the power to deliver a stunning track with their voices alone.

Elsewhere throughout their latest album, fiddle combines beautifully with harp, double bass with accordion, ukulele with acoustic guitar as Karen, Lorna and Joleen further tap into what has become their own sound, based as it is in roots folk, elements of country, Irish and Americana. The mixture of these ingredients, combined with the sisters’ intuitive understanding of each other’s melodious vocals, has resulted in their finest collection of songs to date in Far Beyond the Stars.

Lyrically, some deeper matters are unearthed in songs such as ‘Ocean of War’, highlighting displacement and an ongoing refugee crisis on Europe’s borders, and the introspective and questioning ‘No More Maybes’. These musical sentiments take their place beside moving ballads such as ‘More Love, More Silence’ and ‘Slow Down’ and the more raucous and upbeat ‘Rebel Girl’ and ‘Don’t Call Me Honey’.

Following their widely lauded previous album, Louder than Words, The Henry Girls set about cementing their reputation internationally with several tours of Europe and the US, while seeing their Irish audience continue to grow steadily. Flawless live shows have yielded a loyal fan base both home and abroad and with Far Beyond the Stars, The Henry Girls have delivered an album of huge musical prowess set to define their unique sound and lift them to the level of their peers and inspirations.

There are poignant words that conclude the penultimate track on the album, ‘Satisfied Mind’, which must apply to a band who have completed an album where nothing was left behind:

“But one thing’s for certain, when it comes to my time.
I will leave this old world, with a satisfied mind.”

Leslie Dowdall & Mike Hanrahan

Leslie Dowdall & Mike Hanrahan

LESLIE DOWDALL is the voice and songwriter behind the sound that was In Tua Nua. MIKE HANRAHAN is the voice and songwriter that was Stocktons Wing.

Together they will play The Pillar House on FRIDAY 17TH FEB.

Leslie and Mike have toured intermittently in recent years and have recently released a cover of Antony & The Johnsons “You Are My Sister”.

Their live show features Leslie on vocal, keyboard and guitar and Mike on guitars and vocal and their beautiful harmonies will hold their audience spellbound.

Tickets: €20. www.thepillarhouse.ie/buy-tickets-online tel: 090 96 43939

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New Evening Menu

Pillar House Bar & Restaurant – New Evening Menu

Drop in and try our new Evening Menu,  we still have our steaks, a 12oz Striploin and a 12oz Rib-Eye and our signature Beef Burger has be tweaked to add even extra flavour and is now a Fajita Beef Burger – trust me it’s delicious.  Also included are Pasta, Stirfry, Fish and more and every evening from 5pm we also have a specials boards.

See you soon !

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Tickets are now on sale for Kieran Goss with special guest  Annie Kinsella, Friday 15th July at 9pm

Buy yours now at www.thepillarhouse.ie  / tel: 090 96 43939

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Summer Trad Sessions

Summer Trad Sessions, Thursday Night 9pm

We are delighted to announce the start of our Summer Trad Session on Thursday nights from 9pm, admission, of course is free and we extend a warm welcome to all musicians, dancers & singers.  A great foot thumping night of great Irish music is guaranteed

can’t guarantee Robbie Henshaw will be joining us, but you’d never know who you might meet !

 

 

 

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Freddie White – the maestro of quality music

Tickets:  €20 now on sale.    Book On-Line at www.thepillarhouse.ie or Tel: 090 96 43939.

Freddie White has long been synonymous with music of the highest quality. Whether interpreting songs by his favourite writers, such as Randy Newman, Tom Waits, John Hiatt and Guy Clark, or performing his own classy compositions, Freddie’s live performances are nothing short of legendary.

Freddie has been part of the fabric of the live music scene in Ireland since the 1970’s and his albums continue to sell well, amongst his loyal and new-found fan base.

Born in Cobh, County Cork into a musical family, by age thirteen Freddie was playing in school bands and by seventeen playing professionally. At nineteen, he moved to London, where he busked in subways, and developed his unique voice and guitar style.

Folk Club Dates for Summer

Tickets For Summer Dates Now Available

Freddie White

Friday 17th June

 Kieran Goss

Friday 15th July

 Mary Coughlan

Friday 12th August

 

 

 

The Return of Jack L

Jack L Returns to The Pillar House Folk Club

After a superb night late last year we are honoured to welcome Jack L back to The Pillar House next Month, Friday 11th March at 9pm.  Our small intimate venue which seats just 80 people offers that truly “up close & personal” experience

 

Tickets are €20 and are available by calling 090 96 43939 or booking on-line at www.thepillarhouse.ie

Hickory Wind

Saturday Music Live with HICKORY WIND

Dinner & Live Music at the Pillar House for St. Valentines Weekend  !

For all you romantics out there or maybe you just want a good night out….how does dinner and a truly great Rockabilly band sound.   If that’s a “check” then call us at 090 96 43939 to book dinner and then sit back and enjoy HICKORY WIND from 10pm

Hickory Wind are a true roots band playing authentic Country and Rockabilly music influenced by the likes of Hank Williams, Bob Dylan and Gram Parsons. Hailing from Athlone, the line up includes acoustic and electric guitars and double bass. The band recreate the early country music sound of Hank Williams and the 50′s Sun Record sound of Johnny Cash and Elvis. The set is a classic mix of boppin’ rockabilly songs and country ballads with a few more modern numbers thrown in but always with their own stamp.
Line up:
Alan O’Neill – Vocals and Acoustic Guitar
Mick Moylette – Electric Guitar and Vocals
Sammy Rohan – Doghouse Bass and Vocals

Mick Hanly – Friday 15th April, Pillar House, Ballinasloe at 9pm

Tickets are now on sale for Mick Hanly playing The Pillar House on Friday 15th April.  Don’t miss the opportunity to hear this amazing singer, musician and wit up close and personal in the intimate setting of The Pillar House Folk Club.   Mick has a new album out in February and will have a busy promo tour later in the year so we’re lucky to have him in-house for this gig.

Tickets are €20 (plus 75c online) at www.thepillarhouse.ie or Call:  090 96 43939