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Posted on 02/11/2013 Comments Off on Events

The events are a great opportunity to meet up with old friends and make some new ones. The HOT SPOT MUSIC CLUB is a friendly and relaxed venue.  Read below for details of all of the events taking place.

 

Every Sunday from September to June

Drop up to the Hot Spot for our weekly Sunday Jam from 4pm. Sometimes it’s jazz, sometimes it’s ukulele and sometimes it’s just plain ol’ roots! To participate, perform or promote – email hotspotmusiclubg@gmail.com

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Host your private party – It’s the hottest spot in Greystones!  For smaller party numbers e.g. 20 – 25 you can reserve the upper deck at a gig of your choice & bring your own nibbles!

You can buy discount tickets to most events online, in person at the venue during opening hours or by phone 087 2917519 (cr. card)

  • Sat
    18
    Jan
    2014
    20:00Admission 7e

    Remember Delia Murphy is a one-woman show performed by Delia's niece Carmen Cullen with musical accompaniment by guitarist Gerry Anderson. Carmen looks at Delia's unique contribution to Irish song and her special place in the history of Irish music. Some of Delia's well known songs include The Spinning Wheel and If I were a Blackbird. Carmen herself has a novel loosely based on her aunt called 'Two Sisters Singing' published by Liberties Press; a dramatised reading from it is incorporated into the performances. Delia Murphy came from Hollymount Co. Mayo. She was a pioneering folk singer in Ireland and abroad in the forties and fifties and established ballad singing as an acceptable song form. She was the first person to become a celebrity on this tradition.

     Delia c. 1937

  • Fri
    24
    Jan
    2014
    21:00Admission 7e

    The Roaring Twenties are howling once again with a monthly  SPEAKEASY night at The Hot Spot. The Speakeasy was the place to be seen during the Prohibition – unless, of course, there was an uncorrupted cop at the next table – and quickly went from being an underground, illicit drinking hole to a thriving cultural phenomenon, with good-time jazz providing the usually heaving dancefloor soundtrack.

    It was the time of gangsters and flappers coming together with a little help from dim lights and heroically-strong liquor. It was one nation under a groove, and that groove was usually The Charleston.

    And that’s where Jhil Quinn’s 1920s jazz cafe band come in, making sure that once a month the Hotspot truly hops. With a little help from some heroically-strong hops, no doubt.

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  • Fri
    31
    Jan
    2014
    21:00Admission 5e

    An eclectic, often brilliant, and always entertaining evening of musical talent and the odd spoken word! One never knows how the night will end....  Enquiries  info@thehotspot.ie,,

  • Sat
    01
    Feb
    2014
    21:00

    A benefit night filled with live music entertainment for Jacqui Johnson, local Greystones election candidate for People before Profit Alliance. ADM 8e. Unwaged 6e.

  • Thu
    13
    Feb
    2014
    19:00Hot Spot

    Suicide prevention group CASPER has established in Ireland and is running a community education presentation on suicide and self harm on 13 Feb 2014. CASPER is an education and research organisation run by families who have lost loved ones to suicide. We will be presenting the research on both child and adult suicide and adolescent self harm along with practical strategies for dealing with self harm and preventing suicide. Entry is by donation and everyone is welcome. For more info email info@casper.org.nz

  • Fri
    14
    Feb
    2014
    20:00Admission 15e/10e concession for those not currently working. PreBooking Essential

    Perhaps you're tired of your old coupled friends going all serious on Valentine's weekend... Well why not join us for an alternative Valentin's night. Our fabulous host from New York, Rudi Valentine welcomes single folk to come along and meet like-minded people for a fabulous, fun evening in a relaxed, cheeky environment.

    Mr Rudi Valentine, with a platter of one-liners and a patter to dazzle, will host a Valentine’s night of fun fun fun while all our couply pals go all serious on us.

    The programme for the evening will include A VALENTINE’S - not so serious - QUIZ just to get the ball rolling…followed by FUN SPEED DATING where everyone gets a quickie chance to meet everyone else with questions prompted by Rudi…

    For some Craic, PRIZES and a really relaxed atmosphere, come along and enjoy - a COMPLIMENTARY glass of wine, hot or cold drink.

    Booking essential for obvious reasons!
    Places limited to 20+20=40 people.
    8.00-10.00pm 14th FEB 2014
    @ THE HOT SPOT, GREYSTONES.
    €15/ (€10 CONCESSIONS FOR THOSE NOT
    CURRENTLY WORKING.)

    INTERESTED? Em: info@thehotspot.ie or Ph 087 2917519

  • Fri
    21
    Feb
    2014
    21:00Admission 8e

    Our Legendary band nights return with a tribute to Pink Floyd starring The Meakin Brothers with Front man, Brian Farrell plus special guests

  • Sat
    01
    Mar
    2014
    21:00ADM €5

    Universal Funk Orchestra pays tribute to the Pixies' classic Doolittle Album

     

  • Sat
    08
    Mar
    2014
    21:00ADM €5

    A fantastic  lineup of female talent covering all genres of music and some! Bluegrass, barbershop, folk & trad plus special guest - Carmen Miranda all the way from Brazil!!

  • Mon
    17
    Mar
    2014
    02:30FREE

    A Mighty Session to celebrate St Patrick's Day from 2.30 til late. All musicians and singers are welcome.

    session

  • Fri
    21
    Mar
    2014
    21:00AdM €8

    The Roaring Twenties are howling once again with a monthly  SPEAKEASY night at The Hot Spot. The Speakeasy was the place to be seen during the Prohibition – unless, of course, there was an uncorrupted cop at the next table – and quickly went from being an underground, illicit drinking hole to a thriving cultural phenomenon, with good-time jazz providing the usually heaving dancefloor soundtrack.

    It was the time of gangsters and flappers coming together with a little help from dim lights and heroically-strong liquor. It was one nation under a groove, and that groove was usually The Charleston.

    And that’s where Jhil Quinn’s 1920s Café Vaudville Band come in, making sure that once a month the Hotspot truly hops. With a little help from some heroically-strong hops, no doubt.

    speakeasy

     

  • Fri
    28
    Mar
    2014
    21:00ADM €5

    An eclectic, often brilliant, and always entertaining evening of musical talent and the odd spoken word! One never knows how the night will end....  Enquiries to perform must email  info@thehotspot.ie

  • Sat
    29
    Mar
    2014
    21:00ADM €5

    The Universal Funk Orchestra pay tribute to Bruce Sprinsteen's album - The River - and some!

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  • Sat
    05
    Apr
    2014
    21:00Pre pay €8 / Door €10

    The Hotclub of Dublin consists of three members of the Gilligan Family, John, Fintan and Daniel, along with Russian gypsy violin player Oleg Ponomarev and French saxophonist Cyrille Laurens. United by their passion for Hotclub and old swing, this vibrant sextet have developed and expanded on the Hotclub style, to include four part vocal harmonies with hints of eastern gypsy flavour. Their repetoire is a collection of original tunes with some old standards included by Django Reinhardt & other great musical talents.

    Gypsy+Jazz+Cafe+Manouche+Music+for+Guitar+and+Viol

  • Sat
    19
    Apr
    2014
    21:00ADM €10

    Sonny Condell accompanied by guitarist virtuouso, Robbie Overson

    An integral part of the Irish music scene since the early `70s, a musical career spanning 35 years, from the heady days with “Tír Na nÓg” which landed him on the biggest stages in the world, to the truly fantastic “Scullion”, numerous solo albums, perhaps one of Irelands greatest songwriters, Sonny Condell is the real McCoy.

    Sonny Condell's songs are melodic and thoughtful, often with a breeze of jazz or a rhythmic hint of tradiitional music. “Down In The City”, “Teeside”, the Poptastic “Carol”, stunning lyrics, distinctive driving rhythm guitar. A prolific songwriter with 15 albums to his credit.

    Special Guest - Grace Wilde

     

  • Sat
    26
    Apr
    2014
    08:30Adm €5 to benefit the Climate Gathering

    Joseph Naytowhow, a Plains/Woodland Cree (Nēhiyaw) is a wonderful Canadian performer,  a gifted actor, storyteller and musician. He is renowned for his unique style of Cree/English storytelling, combined with original hybrid and traditional First Nations drum, flute and rattle songs. Joseph will be joined by renowned world musicians Colm O'Snodaigh & Eoin Dillon of Kila.

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  • Sun
    04
    May
    2014
    17:30Adm €FREE - Donations Welcome

    Proteus are a group of jazz musicians from the Dublin area who have not [yet!]  given up the 'day job' but who love playing jazz together.  [The name Proteus  derives from mythology-Proteus is a mythical figure whose form constantly changes-reflecting the fact that our line-up often changes.]  Members include Richard Cahill [saxes/vocals], Zane Lidaka [piano], Conor Gibson [saxes], Paul Byrne- from the wonderful Universal Funk Orchestra- [ guest on drums ], Phillipe Gendreau [ guitar/vocals], Rob Cunney [piano/vocals], Fionnuala Cahill [vocals].

    We play a range of jazz tunes -including the work of  Herbie Hancock, Horace Silver, Oliver Nelson, Charlie Parker, Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis to name but a few....we also perform vocal pieces enjoying  jazz ballads/standards as well as the music of more contemporary artists [ Van Morrison, Tom Waits, Warren Zevon]

    Gypsy+Jazz+Cafe+Manouche+Music+for+Guitar+and+Viol 

  • Wed
    07
    May
    2014
    20:00Adm €FREE - Donations Welcome

    The Sitting Room Bards are Myself – Aidan Killian, "Cosmic Comedian" and spoken word artist Dave Rock. Together, we are touring sitting rooms around Ireland for the whole of May. We will be co-creating beautiful, mad, fantastically entertaining events to “awaken the Inner Bard in all of us”. This is a totally unique space to be moved and inspired, and celebrate Ireland’s oral-culture riches.

    Check out our 2 minute video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evcTYNA6tBw

    "Individually, Aidan Killian and Dave Rock are powerful…together, they are unbeatable", Adrienne Murphy, Hotpress Journalist.

  • Fri
    09
    May
    2014
    21:00Adm €5

    Two talented musical families come together for a harmonious evening of song – The Bridgemans, the Cramptons & Val Kiernan

  • Sat
    10
    May
    2014
    21:00AdM €8

    Leo O’Kelly is an Irish guitarist, singer, songwriter, and producer. He is mainly known as a member of the Irish folk duo Tir na nOg, In 2000, Leo released his first solo album, ‘Glare’, then ‘Proto’ in 2003 which consists in a collection of songs that he recorded between 1975 and 2001.

     
  • Fri
    16
    May
    2014
    21:00Adm €8

    Way back in the 60's a fantastic young band hit the scene with a bang, they we're called Blues House and two of its members were then school friends Ed Deane and Eamon Murray. Now all these years later these two talented musicians are playing together again as a very exciting duo.

    Ed Deane one of Irelands leading guitarist who is a renowned blues musician, specializing in Slide and the Lap steel guitar and a fine singer.

    The list of who he played with in London is endless; Granny’s Intentions and then with the Woods Band, Bees Make Honey who cut an album produced by Nick Lowe. The very popular Juice on the Loose with Ron Kavana and Geraint Watkins. He recorded and toured  with Frankie Miller.

    For much of the 90's Ed worked with  the blues diva Dana Gillespie, then with Chris Jagger,  Paul Jones, Shane McGowan and later with Bap Kennedy and Nick Lowe. Ed has also played on the soundtracks of the films ‘Leaving Las Vegas’ and ‘Serendipity’. Ed returned to Ireland 10 years ago and has recored  his first solo, instrumental CD 'Slideshow' to critical acclaim on the Blue Navigator label in 2006., with his band 'The Ed Deane Band'.

     Eamon Murray is one of Ireland's top harmonica players, an excellent tenor sax player, who is also a good singer.

    He has worked with too many line ups to mention including Emotional Fish, Luka Bloom, Rocky de Valera and The Rhythm Kings, The Cajun Kings, Chris Meehan and his Redneck Friends,  and his own band Fattenin' Frogs for Snakes.

    In the last few years Eamon has recorded with Jimmy McCarthy, Luka Bloom, Nigel Mooney and Clannad and of course with Ed as a member of The Ed Deane band. He has worked on a number of film sound tracks including the award winning ' Kings'.

    With outstanding guitar, sax and harmonica, solo and harmony vocalists – they tackle an intriguing selection of some of their own material and songs from such tunesmiths as Skip James,Buddy Guy,Bobby Charles and Little Walter Jacobs. 

     Ed Deane Band - Ed DeaneEd Deane Band - Eamon Murray

  • Sat
    17
    May
    2014
    21:00Prepay 5e / Doors 7e

    Band line up includes Emma Nicolai, Blues guitarist virtuouso, Steve Belton and Pablo Bueno.

    Doors Open at 9pm

     

  • Fri
    23
    May
    2014
    21:00Tickets €10

    On the eve of Bob Dylan's birthday, Love Minus Zero  play tribute to the music of Bob Dylan

    Whether you’re a die hard Dylan fan from the start or a new fan, you won’t want to miss this gig … Love Minus Zero guarantee a great set of classic Dylan tunes and more on the night, taking in material from the 60’s and onwards. The band also put their own stamp on some of their own favorites, such as “One More Cup Of Coffee”,  “Shelter From The Storm”,  “ Thunder On The Mountain “  “Hurricane” and many more.

    Love Minus Zero played their first gig to a packed audience in JJ’s in Dublin last September 2011, and since then they have gone from strength to strength, playing many of the top venues around the country, including The Forum - Waterford, Whelans - Dublin, The Mercantile, and many others.

    The line-up in addition to Pete McGowan – Guitar, Ciaran Brougham – Bass, and Fran Dowling –Drums, Vinnie Ryan - Vocals, Acoustic guitar and Harp, well-known Multi- instrumentalist and Guitarist Pat McSweeney, and Graham Nolan – Keyboards and Violin.

  • Sat
    24
    May
    2014
    21:00Adm €5

    Live on Stage – A showcase for Singers, Songwriters & Musicians

    An eclectic, often brilliant, and always entertaining evening of musical talent and the odd spoken word! One never knows how the night will end....  Enquiries to perform must   email info@thehotspot.ie  or message FB  HotSpot Greystones

  • Fri
    30
    May
    2014
    21:00AdM €8

    The Roaring Twenties are howling once again with a monthly  SPEAKEASY night at The Hot Spot. The Speakeasy was the place to be seen during the Prohibition – unless, of course, there was an uncorrupted cop at the next table – and quickly went from being an underground, illicit drinking hole to a thriving cultural phenomenon, with good-time jazz providing the usually heaving dancefloor soundtrack.

    It was the time of gangsters and flappers coming together with a little help from dim lights and heroically-strong liquor. It was one nation under a groove, and that groove was usually The Charleston.

    And that’s where Jhil Quinn’s 1920s Café Vaudville Band come in, making sure that once a month the Hotspot truly hops. With a little help from some heroically-strong hops, no doubt.

    speakeasy

     

  • Sat
    31
    May
    2014
    21:00Admission €10 Advance Purchase - €8

    Influenced by Chicago  blues styles, rock and funk, ‘The Urbs’ perform a refreshing blend of grooving blues music that really gets you moving. In fact, it would be rude not to. The Moje  pays homage to the original Chicago blues pioneers such as Little Walter, Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Willie Dixon, Sonny Boy Wiliamson, Junior Wells, etc…

  • Fri
    06
    Jun
    2014

    Rising star Sarah McQuaid’s voice has been likened to malt whiskey, melted chocolate and “honey poured into wine” (Minor 7th). A captivating performer, she seduces her audience with cheeky banter and stories from the road, as well as with stunning musicianship; in her hands, the guitar becomes much more than merely an accompanying instrument.

    Her musical output reflects her own eclectic background: Sarah was born in Spain, raised in Chicago, holds dual US and Irish citizenship, and now lives in rural England. Refusing to be pigeonholed, she spans the genres with both her beautifully crafted originals and her interpretations of material from around the globe and down the centuries. Sarah’s third solo album The Plum Tree and the Rose has drawn critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic: “Impeccable,” wrote fRoots (UK), while Midwest Record (USA) called it “low key but glorious and incendiary” and Hot Press (Ireland) said it “should feature on many end-of-year best-ofs.”

     

  • Sat
    07
    Jun
    2014
    21:00Adm €8

    Playing a variety of musical forms including classical, contemporary Celtic, world and jazz, Brian Dunning is one of the world's most respected flutists. He is perhaps most recognized for  his talent and skill in improvisation. A tune composed by Brian and Jeff Johnson from their album "Byzantium" is featured in the movie "Gangs of New York" During his 30 year professional career, Brian Dunning has appeared on numerous releases for Windham Hill Records, Hearts of Space and Celtic Heartbeat as a composer and player, with the acclaimed contemporary Celtic band, Nightnoise, in collaboration with keyboardist, Jeff Johnson ,as a solo artist and as a leader with his band Puck Fair

    Seán Whelan is a guitarist and producer working in the Celtic and World music arena and is now much in demand as both a studio and touring musician. He has played guitar through a cross-section of styles from Irish Music/ Jazz /GypsySwing/Classical/World music and has established himself as a forerunner in Acoustic music by the passion, creativity and versatility of his playing. Seán has toured extensively with various artists including KOKIA,PUCK FAIR,HOTFOOT,CAFE ORCHESTRA in Sandinavia, Germany, Italy, Spain, Eastern Europe, North America and Japan.

    BRIAN DUNNING AND SEAN WHELAN

  • Fri
    13
    Jun
    2014
    21:00Tickets €10

    Super Gig - The Last Waltz - Doors 9pm

    The Hot Spot - Mill Road's "Farewell Gig'  including lots of special guests!

     

  • Sat
    14
    Jun
    2014
    All Day

    Starting with the Hot Spot Ukes at noon, drop in and enjoy an all day session from a wealth of local musical talent.

  • Sat
    13
    Sep
    2014
    20:00Tickets - Advance Purchase 5e / Door 7e

    A tribute to Nina Simone. With her debut album imminent, Wicklow chanteuse Emma Nicolai takes time out once again to celebrate one of her idols, Nina Simone, the North Carolina legend who gave us such hits as My Baby Just Cares For Me, I Got Life and Feeling Good.

    Doors open 8pm. Show starts at 9pm

    NinaSimoneSleeve

  • Fri
    03
    Oct
    2014
    20:00Tickets - Advance Purchase €8 / Door €10

    An integral part of the Irish music scene since the early `70s, a musical career spanning 35 years, from the heady days with “Tír Na nÓg” which landed him on the biggest stages in the world, to the truly fantastic “Scullion”, numerous solo albums, perhaps one of Irelands greatest songwriters, Sonny Condell is the real McCoy.

    Sonny Condell's songs are melodic and thoughtful, often with a breeze of jazz or a rhythmic hint of tradiitional music. Down In The City, Teeside, the Poptastic Carol, stunning lyrics, distinctive driving rhythm guitar. A prolific songwriter with 15 albums to his credit.

    Special guest - Ailbhe Reddy

    http://www.sonnycondell.com/
    httP://www.myspace.com/tirnanog

    sonny

  • Sat
    04
    Oct
    2014
    20:00Early Bird Tickets - 10e /Door 12e

    Flamenco guitar is headed for another revolution. Anyone who thought that with Paco de Lucía everything had been reinvented was wrong. A new generation, free now from pressures, hang-ups and constraints (though utilizing the undisputed master as a springboard, of course), are pushing out in new musical directions with this instrument whose richness seems inexhaustible. And there's one name in particular to watch. Jose Manuel Leon.

    You have to listen to José Manuel León carefully... and without prejudice. Because from the very first note of his ‘Sirimusa’ he makes absolutely clear that his guitar is something you haven't heard before. When virtuosity is as easy as pie to you, your hands and mind are free to wander. The young guitarist from Algeciras's style of playing and composing is imaginative, open-minded and very individual. It's at once both flamenco and contemporary. And in addition, it has the virtue of being accessible, in the sense that it's easy on the ear. That doesn't mean to say it's simple. Quite the opposite, those deceptive, fresh sounds are the outer signs of a complex world, built on absolute mastery of both technique and compás.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQy1BbTZpB8

    Doors Open 8pm / Show starts at 9pm

    https://www.flamenco-world.com/resenas/discos/sirimusa17082006.htm

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  • Sat
    11
    Oct
    2014
    20:00Tickets - Advance 8e / Door 10e

    Hot Spot Music Club is celebrating North America’s continent deepest musical roots on the  October 11th with a fifties and sixties cultural edge embracing the musical and social Rockabilly phenomenon and its basic roots: Rock’n roll and Hillbilly music and also Swing and Blues. Live 50s band followed by Rockin' Rockabilly DJ MO. Late Bar.

    Pre-show Dance workshop - Dancing through the ages with burlesque dancers - Santina Spitfire & Lady Venray. Booking advised as places are limited. 6.45 Sat 11th Oct.

    50s swing

     

     

  • Fri
    17
    Oct
    2014
    21:00Advance €6 / Door €8

    The Meakins, Brian Farrell, Kurt Schaeffer & Hook give it all they've got for a legendary night of Pink Floyd

    pink floyd

  • Sun
    19
    Oct
    2014
    20:00Tickets 10e

    Eric Taylor is a master storyteller and has been one of the finest southern songwriters for the last four decades. Influencing such well-known artists as Nanci Griffith, Lyle Lovett and Steve Earle, Taylor tours extensively throughout North America and Europe. He has appeared on Austin City Limits, Late Night With David Letterman, NPR's "Morning Edition" and "Mountain Stage" and BBC Radio. A mesmerizing performer whose shows will leave you wanting more.

    "If you miss an opportunity to hear Eric Taylor in concert, you have missed a chance to hear a voice I consider the William Faulkner of songwriting in our current time, and you will miss the rare opportunity to watch the hands of one of America's most unusual guitarists, with lyrics that will nail your hear to your ear and mind. For me to say that Eric Taylor is one of the finest writers of our time is an understatement." – Nanci Griffith

    Live At The Red Shack
     
    Duke Lang - video of Dean Moriarty  (track from Red Shack)
     
    Doors Opon 8pm
     
    eric taylor
  • Sat
    25
    Oct
    2014
    20:00Tickets - Advance Purchase 8e / Door 10e

    An evening of Billie Holiday Songs with the Edel Meade Jazz Trio The first popular jazz singer to move audiences with the intense, personal feeling of classic blues, Billie Holiday changed the art of American pop vocals forever.

    Door opens 8pm

     

  • Fri
    31
    Oct
    2014
    21:005e/7e

     

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    Admission is 5e in costume! No costume - Admission is 7e. Late Bar.

  • Sat
    08
    Nov
    2014
    Doors Open 9pmAdvance 5e / Door 7e

    Yep, it's the 1969 album that did indeed bend minds, push pelvises and melt speakers, Electric Ladyland being the third and final album from The Jimi Hendrix Experience.
    It was Jimi flying solo, shaking off his manager's grip and an outside producer. That it should be a sprawling double album seemed inevitable, given that Hendrix was at the height of his powers. That it should prove a great big sonic melting pot of psychedelia, soul, power pop, English folk, blues and whatever-you're-having-yourself meant this daringly diverse album took many by surprise. And it still does.
    For their 39th album, The Universal Funk Orchestra knew they needed someone mighty special to fill Jimi's mocassins - and they found that ridiculously-talented guitar player in Brian Meakin, Also joining UFO for the night is Brian's brother, the multi-instrumentalist and all-round huggable guy, Terry Meakin. Add drummer Pablo Buerno, and you've got yourself a hungry, genre-hopping, finger-licking trio. Once again.
    First outing for Electric Ladyland will be at the new Hot Spot Music Club in sunny Greystones. Doors are 9pm, math rockers Birds will be on at 9.30pm, and UFO will be gracing you with their presence at 10.20pm.

    hendirx

  • Fri
    14
    Nov
    2014
    Doors Open 8pm14e/16e

    Folk rock band, Scullion have recently recorded a new collection of songs for their album “Long Wave”. The Album is their first in over 20 years, and includes a new version of Philip King’s “Fear” and an instrumental by Robbie Overson, among other new tracks.

    This group of musicians, Sonny Condell, Robbie Overson and Philip King remain true to their eclectic musical roots, they are nourished by tradition, translate and deconstruct it, and transmit an individual musical experience for capacity audiences whenever they choose to perform. This evening will be special, intimate, warm and uplifting.

    scullion

  • Sun
    16
    Nov
    2014
    17:00Donations Appreciated

    Sunday Soiree with Proteus , an eight piece jazz band who play numbers from Louis Armstrong to Miles Davis, Horace Silver and Herbie Hancock as well as doing tunes by Van Morrison and Warren Zevon. Joined by the excellent jazz singer Hannah Crowley who will serenade you with jazz standards from the 40s, 50s and 60s.

    Lineup includes Hannah Crowley [ vocals], Conor Gibson [ saxes] Rob Cunney [piano[, Adam Lindsay [ bass], Phillipe Gendreau [ jazz guitar], Zane Lidaka [ piano], Paul Byrne [ drums], , Richard Cahill [ saxes].

    We will be joined on the day by jazz pianist Elizabeth Chourdaki and guitarist Des Higgins to complement the session .
    Join us for a relaxed evening of jazz

    proteus jazz

  • Fri
    21
    Nov
    2014
    Doors Open 8pm€8/€10

    A very special evening with songs and musical colours from traditional Irish to the depths of Spain, Two master musicians at work with Conneff's vocals & bodhrán and Redmond's unique guitar playing.  

    kevin conneff

  • Sat
    22
    Nov
    2014
    Doors Open 8pm10e

    The friends and family of Bernie Kelly and Michael McCormack will sing their hearts out for the Irish Cancer Society. Admission 10e (minimum donation) all proceeds go to The Cancer Society. Fantasic raffle & great prizes.

  • Fri
    28
    Nov
    2014
    Doors Open 8pmEarly Bird Tickets 12e

    Live 20a band playing good time jazz, blues & ragtime music. Bootleg liquor, gambling, gangsters and flapper girls. Sounds like a great party!  The Roaring 20s are about to howl once again at Hot Spot Music Club, Fri, Nov 28th with our Christmas Prohibition Party. Don those fedoras, feather boas & string pearls. Slick back that hair & come on down to our speakeasy for some heroically-strong liquor. Head back in time to a nation under a groove, and that groove is the Charleston. Remember - no password no admission!

    BOOK NOW For Early Bird Tickets/Group discounts. Email:hotspotmusiclubg@gmail.com. Ph 087 2917519 or Drop into Vintage La Touche shop for tickets from 12e.  Perfect for small work groups, friends & family gatherings.

    flapper 6 gangster girl

     

  • Sat
    29
    Nov
    2014
    Doors Open 8pm12e/14e

    An evening with Mary Coughlan

    A lot has been written and a lot has been said, whispered, recounted, alleged, supposed and presumed. It’s all quite forgotten now and the songs remain the same, they remain a testament to Mary Coughlan’s seemingly timeless and endless talent. Her smoky, bluesy, boozy drawl has always been a seduction, no matter what the subject. The vocal marrying of sardonic wit, visceral rage, orgiastic between the sheets passion, the tenderest of sorrowful regrets; this is Mary’s talent. Regardless of the elements she chooses to manipulate with flawless ease, Mary’s voice has always been an unforeseen, sudden seduction. This is why she is so loved. Throughout the over 25 years of her quite extraordinary recording career Mary has drawn heavily from her legendary heroes; Billie Holiday’s grievous, teary outpourings, the husky flirtations of Peggy Lee, Van Morrison’s soulful wails, the defiant chanteusery of Edith Piaf. All are present and correct in her delivery. Even so, Mary, with her naked honesty makes every song her own; they belong to her and nobody else.

    Mary Coughlanweb

  • Wed
    03
    Dec
    2014
    07:303e

    Climbing Ramabang - One Irish climber's explorations in the Himalaya and his overland trip home.

    Irish mountaineer, explorer and travel writer Gerry Galligan will be giving a slide-show & talk about the first ascent of Ramabang (6135m) in the Indian Himalaya which he led in 2008, along with an account of his extraordinary overland journey home.  He will also read extracts from his book, 'Climbing Ramabang,' available for purchase on the night.

    Climbing Ramabang is a bold and expansive travel diary recounting the assembling of a small team of Irish mountaineers and their attempts on unclimbed mountains and unexplored valleys in the remote corners of the Indian Himalaya.
    Getting there, the team see the hardships of the sub-continent, while in the mountains they experience storms, dangers and failure before ultimately, success and contentment. But it is when Gerry returns to the mountains alone and his subsequent experiences overlanding across Asia and Europe back to Ireland that we start to get a glimpse of the big, wide world out there. A world of temples, festivals, holy cows, Kalashnikovs, donkey herders, corruption, opportunists, stoners and sages. Gerry gives us an insight into the day-to-day lives of mountain peoples, the dysfunctional functionality of India. He finds charm and tolerance in Pakistan and a surprising openness in today’s Iran. We travel across rural Turkey and work our way back to the efficient and affluent West, where right on cue Gerry meets his first breakdown on a German train. Climbing Ramabang; One man’s understanding of mountains, myth and mayhem.

    "An insightful account of climbing in and traveling through the Himalaya which powerfully conveys the adventure embodied in pioneering routes up unclimbed mountains. It is a welcome reminder of how it is still possible to seek out the unknown even in a 21st Century techno-connected world, with a refreshing attitude to new experiences and encounters. A compelling read."
    Dawson Stelfox (first Irish Everest Ascensionist)

    "A brilliant talk"
    Joanna Hamilton, Bridge Street Books, Wicklow.

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  • Fri
    05
    Dec
    2014
    Doors Open 8pm10e /12e

    Tir na nOg have been described as Alt Folk, Prog Folk, Psych Folk, and even Space Folk!. But the duo, formed by Leo O'Kelly & Sonny Condell in 1970, transcends all these categories. What is not in doubt is that they are two of the most original and influential songwriters and performers Ireland has ever produced.

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  • Sat
    06
    Dec
    2014
    20:008e/10e

    Soulful interpretations of songs from the Great American Songbook as well as contemporary and original songs performed by consummate singer, Carmel McCreagh; accompanied by Fiachra Trench, pianist, musical director, & composer along with top notch sax player, Keith Donald, former member of Moving Hearts.

  • Sun
    07
    Dec
    2014
    Doors Open 8pm€5/€7

    On the eve of John Lennon's anniversary, UFO take on - Imagine..

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  • Fri
    12
    Dec
    2014
    Doors Open 9pm€6/€8

    Gotta the blues?

    Well known talented blues musicians, Brian Meakin and Dermot Byrne take to the stage together. With his slide guitar and harmonica, Dermot's interpretation of roots and blues music has been highly acclaimed in the music press. He has taken to the stage at many of the major festivals in Ireland and in other parts of Europe and is also a prolific songwriter. He will be joined by Brian Meakin, one of Ireland's finest blues guitarists and critically acclaimed blues rock musician, as the two men compliment each other's talent's beautifully.

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  • Sat
    13
    Dec
    2014
    Doors Open 9pm€10/€12

    You got to shake it baby! AJA recreates the sounds of one of rock's most legendary and enigmatic bands with stunning precision and energy. The joint will be rockin' to all the Dan classics from Reelin' in the Years to Hey Nineteen and beyond. This 8-piece ensemble features former members of Pretzel Logic and includes some of Dublin's finest jazz, rock and session musicians. No static at all!

    Their live set opens with the entire classic album Aja, hence the name. Featuring : Gerry Farrelly - Keyboards, Greg Boland - Guitar, Tommy Moore - Bass / Vocals, Alan Cunningham - Drums, Johnny Graham - Vocals, Sinead Stone - Vocals, Mark Wilde and Serge Stavilla - Saxophones.

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  • Sun
    14
    Dec
    2014
    16:00Donations

    Sunday Soiree with Proteus, an eight piece jazz band who play numbers from Louis Armstrong to Miles Davis, Horace Silver and Herbie Hancock as well as doing tunes by Van Morrison and Warren Zevon. Joined by the excellentjazz singers Hannah Crowley & Aran McMahon who will serenade you with jazz standards from the 40s, 50s and 60s.
    Lineup includes Hannah Crowley & Aran McMahon [ vocals],  Conor Gibson [sax]  Rob Cunney [piano],  Adam Lindsay [bass],  Phillipe Gendreau [jazz guitar], Zane Lidaka [piano], & Richard Cahill [saxe]. Proteus will also be joined by some special guests on the day

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  • Fri
    19
    Dec
    2014
    21:0010e

    Twenty one year old Darragh Kelly from Greystones died suddenly in his student accommodation in 2003. He was a popular fit sports loving young man with no previous history of a heart condition. Following family screening, not available in this country at that time, his younger sister Eleanor was eventually found to have a condition which can cause an electrical disturbance of the heart rhythm. She was given life saving treatment and now lives a very normal life with a normal life expectancy.

    In 2006 the Mater Family Screening Clinic - www.sads.ie - was established to screen high risk families for conditions that can cause SADS (Sudden Adult/Arrhythmia Death Syndrome). The clinic, which is funded totally by charitable donations has already screened over 4,500 family members.

    The Kelly family would like to raise awareness of the fact that up to a hundred young people die of SADS each year in this country and that any family who has suffered a sudden unexplained death of a young person, including SIDS should have their family screened.

    Swinging 60's Night v4

  • Sun
    28
    Dec
    2014
    21:00Adm 5e
  • Mon
    29
    Dec
    2014
    Doors Open 9pm€5 cover charge for venue costs; surplus to Greystones VdP

    A sort of homecoming!

    It's ten years since I left Greystones for Switzerland, and twenty since I left St. David's school, so I thought it was about time I sang a few songs in my home town again. Join me for an evening of acoustic rock, folk and pop — a selection of songs you know, some you might not, and a few of my own originals (see: https://soundcloud.com/eoghan).

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