CORK-based alternative rockers Paradox and Screenreader, fronted by DeBarra’s regular Brian Casey are back at DeBarra’s in Clonakilty for a third year-in-a-row celebrating the music of Nirvana on the very day and date Kurt Cobain was found, Friday, April 8th. What started as a once off event in 2014 to mark the 20th anniversary of Kurt Cobain has now turned into a yearly event due to the success and popularity
THE pSoken Wrod was delighted to have Danielle McLaughlin as guest speaker in de Barra’s Folk Club, May 5th. Danielle is a prestigious writer who is featured regularly in journals, interviewed in The New Yorker, winner of, among others, Writing Spirit Award and The Well. She presented a mixture of her flash fiction and short-stories, beautifully written and narrated that wowed an enthralled audience. June, is going to be just
Sat. April 11th – DeBarra’s Folk Club, Clonakilty After a successful set of shows marking the 20th anniversary of Kurt Cobain in 2014 Cork based Alternative Rockers Paradox are back with a full set of Nirvana classics and more. Paradox recently launched their 4th album to date titled ‘Chapters’ which has been gaining momentum since it’s release in January. Although the Paradox sound has varied their sound over the years
FOLLOWING their busiest year to date that saw them play dates across Europe, tour with Clannad and share the Acoustic Stage at Glastonbury with Suzanne Vega and Jake Bugg, Donegal trio The Henry Girls begin 2015 with a series of Irish shows including Clonakilty before returning to the US.
Clonakilty’s Psoken Wrod, founded by Nick Smith, is now a year old. The pSoken Wrod is an open mic night of poetry and short stories, held at De Barra’s on the first Tuesday of every month. The name was originally a misspelling, but took off and has now become a fixture, complete with logo of a ‘rod’ or talking stick, which harks back to the old seannachai days when whoever
CROWDS flocked to DeBarra’s in Clonakilty recenty in the hope of seeing some of the hottest names in music play the West Cork venue as part of the Guinness Amplify event. A lucky 200 hundred were admitted to the free event featuring Bastille, George Ezra and Walking On Cars for a night to remember even by DeBarra’s legendary standards. Pics by Provision
THE Kilmeen Drama group return to DeBarras in Clonakilty this October to perform the one act play The Valiant. The play is set in 1920s America and tells the story of a young man awaiting execution for murder. In his eyes it was justifiable, but not in the eyes of the law, so he must now pay the ultimate price. Yet the Warden really doesn’t know who he’s executing as
Elastic Sleep are five musicians from Cork using their collective talents on a single musical vision. Singer Muireann, originally from West Cork is delighted to be returning home to De Barras in Clonakilty for what is sure to be a fantastic gig on May 16th. Through their dreamy shoe-gaze and blissful melancholic dream-pop, Elastic Sleep’s music could be torn straight from a frayed subconscious.
Another evening of spoken words with The pSoken Wrod in De Barra’s Folk Club on Tuesday 6th May starting shortly after 9pm. If you are a writer of any genre or a singer/songwriter and would like to share your work with an appreciative audience or just want to relax with a pint then this is your gig. Make it happen!
THIS coming April will mark the 20th Anniversary of Nirvana front man Kurt Cobain’s tragic death. On April 8th, 1994, Cobain was found dead at his home in Seattle, the victim of what was officially ruled a suicide by a self-inflicted shotgun wound to the head. He was 27 years old.
DEBARRA’S of Clonakilty have been nominated for the ‘IMRO Nationa Live Venue of the Year 2013’ as well as the ‘Munster Live Venue of the Year 2013’. The nomination place’s the folk cub in Clonakilty amongst giant venues throughout the country such as The Olympia, the O2 and the Pavillion in Cork.
THE Irish Pub film goes on release nationwide Thursday 4th of October, “an ode to the Irish pub” this film features DeBarra’s in Clonakilty as well as a few other public houses throughout the country. The Irish Pub is a eulogy to the greatest institution in Irish society, the pub or more specifically the traditional Irish publicans who run them. The characters in this exceptionally endearing film all run and
No surprises? Well, not quite. Tradiohead take the songs of Radiohead and re-imagine them using instruments more often associated with Irish traditional music – Occupy Oxford, if you will. The quartet play songs from classic albums like The Bends, OK Computer and Kid A, as well as more recent Radiohead records like Hail To The Thief and In Rainbows.
“I’ve hated most things at least once, so maybe now’s the time for some fresh devilry” From the opening strains of an ancient Canadian harmonium on ‘Sun in my Bones’, the new windings’s record I Am Not The Crow reveals itself as an album full of scope, dynamic musicianship and imagination. As the eight tracks play out, it also reveals itself as an album in the most meaningful sense
DEAD School set their stall out in 2011 with an opening salvo of singles, ‘Frailties’ and ‘3:17’ that caught the ear of Irish alternative radio. They made their first festival appearance at the Indiependence Music and Arts Festival, playing on a bill that included The Editors, Ash and Therapy?
by Alex Millar Like a phoenix, MAKO have risen from the ashes of two of Ireland’s great rock bands. Their music has evolved from their constituent parts, while keeping the best bits of what they used to be. The result is electrifying, as anyone who caught them in De Barras’ Sitting Room last week will testify. Spearheaded by three-fifths of Cyclefly and backed by two-fifths of Rulers of the Planet,
WELL-known Cork singer Annette Buckley will play the Sitting Room Sessions, at Debarra’s of Clonakilty on Wednesday, March 14th next as part of a short national tour promoting her new single ‘Happy Go Lucky’ released on February 29th. If Cork kept a secret, Annette Buckley might be that gem. However, by opening for artists such as Imelda May, Florence & the Machine, The Magic Numbers, Villagers, Lisa Hannigan and
CORK favourites Fred play DeBarra’s Folk Club on Saturday, January 28th with tickets priced €13 now on sale. Support comes from The Hard Ground while Fred will be playing fan favourites and material from their latest album Leaving My Empire.
DEBARRA’S in Clonakilty have confirmed that Mick Flannery will top the bill for their Arthur’s Day line up on Thursday, September 22nd. The popular Cork singer will take to the stage for a free gig and doors open at 5.30pm. Entry is strictly on a first come, first served basis and DeBarra’s promise a lots more music on the night.