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Matt Keane & Colm Naughton – August Bank Holiday

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.

The Henry Girls, Friday 19th May – Early Bird tickets available

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.”

Paddy Casey returns to The Pillar House

Paddy Casey Live Music The Pillar House

Paddy Casey, the Crumlin musician, is facing his busiest year yet in 2017 following his latest single release ‘Everything Must Change’ last November which hit over 21,000 views on YouTube in a matter of weeks. He makes a welcome return to The Pillar House Folk Club after two years and this intimate venue will again fill to capacity on Friday 24th March at 9pm.

Paddy has been on the forefront of the Irish music scene since his debut album “Amen (So Be It)” in 1999, while his second release ‘Living’ became the biggest seller in Ireland, out-selling even Irish rock legends U2.
In 2007 Paddy felt he needed to take a break from the recording having released albums, singles & demos non-stop since he became a name on the Irish music scene back in ‘99 – with barely a day off in almost a decade. Following his five year hiatus he returned with his fourth studio album ‘The Secret Life Of’ in 2012.

In 2014 Paddy Casey released a compilation album of his best and most loved hits to date ‘Best Of Paddy Casey’ which had been highly anticipated by his loyal and continuously growing fan base – receiving fantastic acclaim.

Having headlined this year’s Temple Bar Tradfest in January his diary for 2017 is filling up fast with gigs planned for the Emerald Sounds Festival in London also in March as well as another headliner in Whelan’s of Dublin in May.

Will 2017 see a new album from the popular Dublin Singer/Songwriter? Hopefully so ! Tickets for The Pillar House gig are available from www.thepillarhouse.ie or by calling 090 96 43939.

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

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 !

The Four of Us – December 28th

Tickets are now available for a special Christmas Folk Club Event with THE FOUR OF US on Friday 28th December.   Tickets will be the perfect Christmas present or make it the night you have your friends Christmas get together.

Tickets are €20 and are available now.  Book on-line on our website or tel: 090 96 43939 or from The Pillar House.

October Fair Week Music

Another year already and the October Fair is upon us, we’ve a jam-packed week of music, so after  you’ve bought your horse, tie him up and join us for a bit of craic and a laugh !   For all details of what’s happening during the week go to   http://ballinasloeoctoberfair.com/events/entertainment-guide/

Saturday 1st October:               Chris Nash

Sunday 2nd October:                Too Tall Paul

Monday 3rd October:                Live Music 6.30pm

Friday 7th October                     Tug of War Finals on Society Street:      Geagan Pagans

Saturday 8th October:               Country Fair Night:       The Gamblers

Sunday 9th October:                  Family Day, Dog Show, French Market – Pillar House Trad Session at 6pm

The Pillar House Folk Club Welcomes Eleanor Shanley

Eleanor Shanley’s most recent album “Forever Young” features twelve beautifully arranged and performed tracks in Eleanor’s inimitable style accompanied by some of her musicians friends, including Paul Kelly (mandolin & fiddle, Eamonn De Barra (keys and whistle), Martin Brunsden (double bass), Jim Higgins (drums) and Frankie Lane (dobro & backing vocals)

Eleanor, whose career has spanned over 20 years, still possesses a voice as pure and lyrical as the first day she stepped in front of a microphone with De Danann in 1990.

Renowned for her unique interpretation of Irish and Roots songs, Eleanor Shanley has been at the top of her profession since her first appearance with De Danann.  She recorded two critically acclaimed albums with them ‘A Jacket of Batteries’ and ‘Half Set in Harlem’.  While a member of De Danann she also toured Europe, Australia, China, Japan and the USA as well as taking part in several tours of Ireland.

Eleanor has worked with many great musicians through the years and recorded with everyone from Ronnie Drew, De Danann, The Dubliners, Sharon Shannon, Donal Lunny, to U2 and too many more both at home & internationally to mention here.

Kieran Goss returns to the Pillar House

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

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 !