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 :: October

 :: Luka Bloom Concert, Thursday 30th October

Luka Bloom’s (Kevin Barry Moore) performance is summed in his own words – “Every gig is precious. Whether the Spa in Lisdoonvarna, Carre in Amsterdam, or the Melbourne concert hall, the privilege is the same, as is the commitment to the gig”.

Music was an intrinsic part of his life growing up. All of the family sing and play, but Barry had his own way and style of making music. From a very early age he was writing songs and honing his skills as a serious guitar player.

loads more info on: http://www.lukabloom.com

 :: November

 :: Alan Burke, Paul Bradley & Joe McHugh Concert, Tuesday 11th November

Having played professionally with his Irish music band 'Afterhours' very successfully, Alan Burke has now stepped out as a Solo Artist to gain his own freedom of expression.

His voice: SUPERB. It is unique, full of power, sensitivity and clarity. His inexhaustible repertoire of traditional, Gaelic and contemporary songs are so varied in mood and style; his presence and delivery demand the attention of his audiences.

His guitar playing is also powerful, but, at the same time, sensitive. He was a session musician as a drummer (in his teen years), and so the rhythm of his playing has been influenced by his skills as a percussionist. Alan is a well respected singer and musician amongst his contemporaries. He has played supporting Christy Moore, Sharon Shannon, Moving Hearts and Altan. Also, he has played alongside Donal Lunny, Davy Spillane, Paddy Glackin, DeDannan among many others.

Paul Bradley was born in Bessbrook, County Armagh. His formative years of playing were inspired by his older brother Joe, who plays fiddle, concertina, and tin-whistle, and his brother Dominic, who also plays fiddle. Indeed his whole family has leanings toward music, with his oldest brother, Pat, being an excellent singer and accordionist. His two sisters, Bernie and Geraldine, are also fine singers of songs in both Irish and English, and his brother Laurence has been known to play a tune on the banjo occasionally.

Doors open @ 9.30pm

loads more info on: http://www.alanburke.com or http://www.paulbradley.org

 :: Niall Toner Band Tuesday 18th November

The NIALL TONER BAND, comprising Clem O'Brien, Dick Gladney and Niall Toner sing and play twelve of their own original songs and tunes, mostly recent compositions, recorded at Dave Howard's studio in Thomastown, Kilkenny, during October and November 2002. The CD was produced by Clem O'Brien, with some assistance from Dick, Niall, and Dave, and the songs range from hardcore bluegrass, as in Niall's Bill Monroe's Mandolin, to straigh-ahead traditional country, like Clem's The Cheatin' Side Of Town. This CD is a pure acoustic set, with something to suit all tastes, and also showcases the instrumental talents of all three band members, especially Clem's superb guitar and mandolin work. The title track, There's A Better Way, is a fine example of a modern folksong with a message of peace, and the Master's Resting Place is a melodic tale based on the life of Bill Monroe, the Father Of Bluegrass Music.

Guest musicians include Richard Hawkins, Bill Whelan and Martin Styles on banjos, with Colm McCaughey on fiddle, and the CD includes a booklet containing the stories behind all the songs.

THERE'S A BETTER WAY will be available in all good Record Stores, or from our website, and The NIALL TONER BAND will be touring extensively throughout Ireland during 2003, promoting the CD.

Doors open @ 9.30pm

loads more info on: http://www.nialltonerband.ie

 :: For information on upcoming gigs, contact: info@mattmolloy.com



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