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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)

  • Fri
    01
    Nov
    2013
    20:30

    Yep, it's our monthly comedy club night, LOL@THEHOTSPOT providing Greystones with plenty of reasons to be cheerful. Which, given that winter is just around the corner, is welcome news.
    Our new resident Chris O'Neill - himself no dab hand at this stand-up comedy malarkey - is making it his mission to bring us the finest of comedians currently donning the stage today. And if last month's rollicking good time is anything to go by, he's doing a damn fine job of it.
    We'll let you know the chucklemeisters as they're confirmed, and just to make the night even more attractive, we've added the special price of just €5 for both students and the unwaged. Making this one of the sweetest nights out around these here parts, my friend.
    Regular admission is only €7, with the doors opening at 8.40pm, followed by a very prompt start at 9pm on. the. dot. So, you know, be wise, be early. And don't sit up the very front, unless you want to be part of the act.
    Young hopefuls should get in touch too, as we're planning on offering guest spots to any up and coming comedians who need to make that leap from their mates to a paying audience. And make a whole new bunch of mates in the process, no doubt.

  • Sat
    02
    Nov
    2013
    Doors 9pm

    Some people choose LOVE, some people choose THEFT. Tonight, it's all about love as UFO take on the 2001 BOB DYLAN classic. A rollicking good time of an album, tangled up in blues, rockabilly, country swing, jazz, and gospel. The line-up couldn't be sweeter with special guests TIM FERNLEY on double-bass and undoubtedly the greatest Dylan guitarist around these parts, PETE MCGOWAN. Both these wonderful musicians are lovers, not fighters. "It's a wonder that you still know how to breathe..."

    Admission: €5

  • Fri
    15
    Nov
    2013
  • Fri
    22
    Nov
    2013
    21:00

    Blues singer songwriter Dermot Byrne continues to forge his own style based on the boogie rhythms of Jimmy Reed and the Delta blues of Son House and Willie Johnson. The American South remains a theme of Byrne's songs.

    Admission: €7

  • Fri
    29
    Nov
    2013
    21:00

    Musicians include the Meakins, Stuart Crampton, Garv Gallagher & surprise guests!

    Admission €10 (at the door) / €8 (pre-pay)

  • Sat
    30
    Nov
    2013
    Doors 8:30pm

    Themed night with Jhil Quinn's Cafe Vaudville Band

    Admission: €8

  • Fri
    06
    Dec
    2013
    20:30

    Admission: (Students/Unwaged) €5 / (General) €7

  • Sat
    07
    Dec
    2013
  • Fri
    13
    Dec
    2013
    Doors 9pm

    Blues, Folk Rock & Soul

    Admission: €8 (pre-pay) / €10 (at the door)

  • Sat
    14
    Dec
    2013
    Sun
    15
    Dec
    2013
    1pm - 5pm

    Arts, crafts & baked good.

    Enquiries by phone or e-mail

    Bray Concert Band - Christmas Carols @ 3pm 15th December

  • Sat
    14
    Dec
    2013
  • Fri
    20
    Dec
    2013
    Doors 9pm

    Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Dean Martin etc.

    Admission: €8

  • Fri
    27
    Dec
    2013
  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

    tir na nog

  • 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.

    byrne and meakin

  • 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.

    aja

  • 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

    proteus jazz

  • 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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  • Fri
    30
    Jan
    2015
    Doors 8pm€8/€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 traditional music. “Down In The City”, “Teeside”, the Poptastic “Carol”, stunning lyrics, distinctive driving rhythm guitar. A prolific songwriter with 15 albums to his credit.

    sonny

  • Sun
    01
    Feb
    2015
    16:00Free

    Hot Spot Ukes plus Guests

  • Sun
    22
    Feb
    2015
    16:00FREE - Donations 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  Aran McMahon who will serenade you with jazz standards from the 40s, 50s and 60s.
    Lineup includes Aran McMahon [ vocals],  Conor Gibson [sax]  Rob Cunney [piano],  Vincent Boyer [bass],  Phillipe Gendreau [jazz guitar], Ellie Chourdaki [piano], & Richard Cahill [saxe]. Proteus will also be joined by some special guests on the day

    proteus jazz

     

  • Fri
    27
    Feb
    2015
    Doors open 8pmTickets €8/€10

    Rónán Ó Snodaigh, lead singer and percussionist with Irish band Kíla, performs an intimate solo concert in The Hot Spot Music Club. Known as one of Irelands greatest bodhrán players and gaeilgóir singer songwriters', Rónán also has a repertoire of fabulous guitar-based folk songs from his solo album Tip Toe, The Playdays and Water off a Ducks back. Rónán’s solo concerts combine a mix of his beloved Irish language, bodhran, guitar, harp and the occasional poem. The last time Rónán played in Greystones, he was joined by the town's resident Damien Rice, who is a long time friend. Rónán features on a track on Damien’s latest release - My favourite faded fantasy and played with him recently in Dublin and New York .

    ronan o snodaigh

  • Fri
    13
    Mar
    2015
    Doors open 8pmTickets €8/€10

    Nigel Mooney is widely regarded as Ireland's leading jazz singer and guitarist. A charismatic figure on the Dublin jazz and blues scenes since the early 1980's, his Gripewater Blues Band spearheaded the blues movement in Ireland and drew many fans of both jazz and the blues.This is Nigel's debut performance with son Charlie, an equally accomplished jazz guitarist & singer.

     

    nigel & charlie

  • Sun
    15
    Mar
    2015
    16:00Adm FREE

    Heartaches & Harmonies with the melodious Kelly Brothers.

  • Fri
    20
    Mar
    2015
    Doors open 9pmTickets €7/€9

    Guitarist virtuoso, Dick Farrelly who has played with some of the greats including Van Morrison and his equally talented musical partner & jazz musician, Lee Meehan  give us a wonderful evening of soul and blues  hits from the 60s & 70s. This is no run of the mill guitar duo!  Farrelly & Meehan play everything from jazz to the Bee Gees; from Joe Cocker to Marvin Gaye, with real harmony and flawless guitar solos.

    lee & dick

  • Sat
    28
    Mar
    2015
    Doors open 9pmTickets €8/€10

    Whether you’re a die hard Dylan fanatic from the start, or a new fan, you won’t want to miss this superb authentic Bob Dylan tribute band, Love Minus Zero. Featuring musicians of the highest standard (including double bass and violin), this 6 piece highly professional outfit, authentically recreate and interpret the music and songs of one of the greatest artists of our time. It’s a 2 hour show with doors at 9pm and Love Minus Zero taking to the stage at 10pm sharp.

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  • Sun
    29
    Mar
    2015
    15:00Adm Free

    Serving up a double header with acoustic pop duo - Carron at 3pm followed by some gospel singing and a ukulele jam from 4pm

  • Mon
    06
    Apr
    2015
    15:00Kids €3/Adults €5

    This 3 piece band will sing in different languages and dance together, kids, adults, and young people. The music is interactive with sounds varying from slow indie to stomping swing and everything in between, sung in English, Swahili, Spanish, and French.

    www.facebook.com/kiruu.music
    www.youtube.com/kiruuOfficial
    http://soundcloud.com/kiruu
    http://kiruu.bandcamp.com/
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CikxQxpBETI

    kiru photo

     

     

  • Fri
    10
    Apr
    2015
    Doors open 9pmTickets €7/€9
    Due to unforseen circumstances our Blues and Soul gig has been cancelled as Mick Pyro cannot be here. We hope to reschedule this event in the near future. Join us on Sunday for our TRAD n'Folk session from 4pm

     

    april blues and soul 3

  • Sun
    12
    Apr
    2015
    16:00Free

    Donny, Burt & friends

  • Sun
    19
    Apr
    2015
    16:00Adm FREE / Donations nice!

    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  Aran McMahon who will serenade you with jazz standards from the 40s, 50s and 60s.

    proteus jazz

  • Sat
    25
    Apr
    2015
    Doors open 8pmTickets €8/€10

    The 25th April marks the birthday of the great Ella Fitzgerald, dubbed the First Lady of Song. Discovered in an amateur contest, she would become America’s top female jazz singer for more than 50 years. She won 13 Grammys, sold more 40 million albums throughout her career, and worked with all the jazz greats, from Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Nat King Cole, to Frank Sinatra, Dizzy Gillespie and Benny Goodman. Her multi-volume "songbooks" on Verve Records are among the treasures of American song.

    Join singer Stella Bass, and her band, for a special birthday tribute performance to Lady Ella; the concert will feature favourites such as "Cheek to Cheek", "Summertime", "Lady is a Tramp", “All The Things You Are” and many more, as well as the title track from Stella’s own recently-released album, “Too Darn Hot”.              www.stellabass.com

    Stella Bass – vocals, Phil Ware – piano, Dave Fleming – double bass, Dominic Mullan – drums

    stella

  • Sun
    26
    Apr
    2015
    16:00Free

    Brian Whelan & friends

  • Sun
    03
    May
    2015
    16:00Free

    Heartaches & Harmonies.

    Beautiful melodies from our local, talented Kelly Brothers plus friends. It's just like listening to the Everley Brothers!

  • Mon
    04
    May
    2015
    16:00Adm FREE / Donations nice!

    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  Aran McMahon who will serenade you with jazz standards from the 40s, 50s and 60s.

    proteus jazz

  • Fri
    08
    May
    2015
    Doors open 9pm€7/€9

    3 men & their guitars but not just any men! Blues guitarists, Brian Meakin & Dick Farrelly along with jazz guitarist, Lee Meehan come together for one night only for a fantastic, soulful night of classics from the 60s and 70s.

  • Sun
    10
    May
    2015
    12 noon - 6pmFREE
    Hot Spot Music Club is going retro on May 10th with a pop up Vintage Fair including stalls selling Vintage Fashions & Accessories, Collectibles & Antiques. Browse the Art exhibition whilst the Hot Spot Music Hall entertains you with performances from Ukulele players and Jazz musicians plus some dance routines from our beautiful burlesque ladies. We'll also have some casual vintage fashion modelling and will serve tea & cakes etc.
    Outside, don't miss the fabulous display of vintage cars courtesy of the Garden County of Ireland Vintage Car Club. All enquiries - email: hotspotmusiclubg@gmail.com
    vintage day
  • Fri
    15
    May
    2015
    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.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdD8QaNVMtQ&list=PL-98WDJXnmpLFx-3M882bpKhDbUbzrUQ4

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

    tir na nog

  • Sat
    16
    May
    2015
    Doors open 8pmTickets €10/€12

    Ireland’s leading female blues singers are getting ready to sing the blues in Greystones telling the story of woman’s role in the progression of the blues. The show’s content celebrates artists like Bessie Smith, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Etta James, Janis Joplin, Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington, Nina Simone, Ruth Brown, Bonnie Raitt, Peggie Lee, and many more.

    The setlist includes the following iconic songs - Cry Me A River, I’d Rather Go Blind, My Baby Just Cares For Me, Georgia, Summertime, Nobody Knows you when You’re Down and Out, Ain't Got Nobody, Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood, My Baby Just Cares For Me, This Train, Ain't Nobody's Business, Try A Little Tenderness, Little Red Rooster, Ninety Nine And A Half Wont Do, To Love Somebody.

    Our house blues band comprises Ireland’s best blues musicians including James Delaney who has played with some of the greats like Van Morrison, and Ed Dean one of Ireland’s premier blues guitar players. Our blues divas will be announced shortly.

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  • Sun
    17
    May
    2015
    16:00Free

    HueGrass, Carole Hollywood plus guests

  • Fri
    22
    May
    2015
    Doors open 8pmTickets €7/€9

    The group play popular 60s ballads and perform a range of trad Irish tunes from dance melodies to more delicate medieval airs (turlough O Carolan). Don Mc Donald (low whistles and vocal), Bert Yersey (guitar, banjo, harmonica), Ronnie Kavanagh (vocal, fiddle, bouzouki)

  • Sun
    31
    May
    2015
    16:00Adm Free

    The Hotspot Ukes present award-winning “Pitch Perfect ladies Choir“. An afternoon of song and ukulele.

  • Sat
    06
    Jun
    2015
    Doors 8pm€10/€12

    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  saxophonist Ciaran Wilde. 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.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huU0NUessiM

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  • Sun
    07
    Jun
    2015
    17:30Adm FREE / Donations nice!

    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  Aran McMahon who will serenade you with jazz standards from the 40s, 50s and 60s.

    proteus jazz

  • Sun
    14
    Jun
    2015
  • Wed
    24
    Jun
    2015
    Doors open 8pmTickets €12/€14

    Grant Green, (dob. 6/6/35), legendary Blue Note jazz guitarist and considered by many to be the “father of acid jazz”, would have turned 80 on the 6th of June this year. In celebration of the event, Irish jazz guitarist and singer Nigel Mooney, who acknowledges Green as a major influence, will be performing a series of concerts with organ and drums and a fantastic three-guitar front-line featuring Mooney himself, his old pal Hugh Buckley, and a very special guest, the great Jim Mullen.

    The Frontline: Nigel Mooney, Hugh Buckley &  Jim Mullen. Drummer, Dominic Mullen and organist, Scott Flanigan

  • Sat
    11
    Jul
    2015
    Doors open 9pmTickets €8/€10

    The Great British Invasion is coming to the Hot Spot Music Club on Sat July 11th as part of our Summer of Love celebrations. Paying tribute to the Beatles, the Rolling Stones & the Kinks are our local & lonely hearts' club band - Scott Maher, Rob McKinney, Terry & Michael Meakin. Doors 9pm. Tickets 8e/10e  www.thehotspot.ie

     

  • Sun
    12
    Jul
    2015
    17:00Adm Free/Donations Nice

    Proteus 8 Piece Jazz band playing all the favourites with guest singer, Aran McMahon

  • Fri
    17
    Jul
    2015
    Doors open 9pmTickets €8/€10

    Celebrating the 'Pioneer of Rock n' Roll', Buddy Holly; the powerful & distinctive voice of Roy Orbison and the close harmonies of the Everly Brothers with local band comprising, Scott Maher, the Kelly Brothers and Terry & Michael Meakin

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  • Sat
    18
    Jul
    2015
    Doors open 9pmTickets €10/€12

    Bringing you the best blues from the best band of musicians that Ireland has to offer.
    The BAND: Republic of Loose frontman, Mick Pyro, Guitar & Vocals, Mick has supported U.2., The Roots, Ian Brown, The Neville Brothers, Guns n Roses, Snow Patrol etc. On keyboards, James Delaney, who has played with Sharon Shannon, Van Morrison, Paul Brady, Chuck Berry & Andrew Strong. On guitar, Conor Brady, Conor has toured and recorded with many acts including The Van Diemens, Mary Coughlan, Frances Black, Andrew Strong, The Corrs, etc. Additional band members include accomplished blues musicians, John Querney on Bass and Kevin Malone on Drums. This night is not to be missed.

     

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  • Sun
    19
    Jul
    2015
    16:00Adm Free

    Flynn, Acoustic Set 4pm

    Trad, Folk n' Roots Session 5pm / Musicians welcome

  • Sat
    25
    Jul
    2015
    Doors open 8pmAdvance 15e/ on the door 20e/ (after show party 10e)
    The Honey Drops (Honey Valentine & Pippy Clementine) arrived off a ferry last year on to Irish Shores while on the run from some no good Stateside Mobster fellers. Since then, these deadly dames have been dancing in speakeasys to gin and applause and selling out shows and dance classes all round Dublin and Wicklow.The Honey Drops have met a few characters on their travels and shall be accompanied by some of the absolute cats meow of burlesque artists in Ireland to include Azaria StarfireFoxy P.Cox & Bella Agogo

    On the night there will also be two professional photographers & photobooth, 1930’s vintage car, raffle prizes and music and dancing at the after show party.

    Tickets are available from https://thehoneydropsdeadliestdamesevent.eventbrite.ie

    burlesque

  • Sun
    09
    Aug
    2015
    17:00Adm Free/Donations Nice

    Sunday Cafe presents the Urban Mojo Blues Band

    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
    14
    Aug
    2015
    Doors open 9pmTickets €8/€10
    One Horse Pony is a hard driving acoustic blues band based in Cork and features musicians from Ireland, France and Poland. Their unique line-up of guitars, harmonica, double-bass, bodhran and low whistle inspires their fresh take on the blues, while their original material and energetic live performances have won them fans all over the world and made them staples on the Irish and European festival circuit.
    OHP combine superb musicianship, five-piece harmonies and fire ‘n’ brimstone lyrics with an uncompromising drive to deliver their signature form of the Blues.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7qTvyIjcJs
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  • Sat
    15
    Aug
    2015
    Doors open 9pmTickets €10

    The all brother Doors "clone" band formed during their teens in Kilcoole, Co Wicklow. The Meakin brothers have played many venues in Ireland such as "The Olympia", "The Quays", "Dolans", "The Half Moon" and "The Mean Fiddler" to name but a few. Now, many years later, their gigs are few and far between as their lead singer resides in Berlin therefore this is a rare opportunity to see them all back on stage again!

    With a totally authentic sound, and an uncanny accuracy in content, performance, energy and passion to "The Doors" themselves, anyone who partakes of this spiritual ritual of music, theatre and poetry will find themselves translocated in time and space to a little club in LA called the Whisky A-Go-Go in 1967.

    "The back doors" are a quality show with an authentic Doors line-up, Fender bass keys and Hammond Organ by Terry, Brian on guitar, Michael on Drums, and John on Vocals and recital, this is as real as it gets.

    SPECIAL: Any Man who wears Authentic Black or Brown leather jeans can bring their girlfriend in for free!

    back doors

  • Fri
    21
    Aug
    2015
    Doors open 9pmTickets €8/ On the door €10

    When it comes to great blues guitarists, this is a celebration of two of the best. Frollickin' blues man, Stevie Ray Vaughan, widely considered one of the most influential electric guitarists  in the history of blues music, and one of the most important figures in the revival of blues in the 1980s. The other - 'King of the Blues' and recently deceased - BB King.  Rolling Stone Magazine ranked BB King  No. 6 in the top 100 guitarists in the world. Giving it their best for the night are 'The Business Blues Band' main man - Pat Farrell along with the best of the Brian Meakin band, an exceptional gifted outfit boasting one of Ireland's finest blues guitarists.

    blues guitar legends

  • Sun
    23
    Aug
    2015
    17:00Adm Free

    This session is for trad musicians, acoustic instrument enthusiasts, folkies, roots players & singer songwriters of the same vein.  All musicians welcome.

  • Sat
    29
    Aug
    2015
    Doors open 9pmTickets €8/€10

    From the rough and tumble streets of Sydney, Australia, Finn have been performing their lovingly crafted original songs and choice classics to delighted audiences both at home & abroad since 1999. Finn’s original songs combine a lively sense of fun with razor sharp wit and deliver timely observations on such topics as the state of the world, the personal dynamic and the modern urban condition!

    http://www.jfinn.net/index.php/music-videos

    finn

  • Sun
    30
    Aug
    2015
    17:00Adm Free/Donations Nice

    Jazz Trio playing all your old favourites

  • Sun
    30
    Aug
    2015
    Doors open 8pmTickets €8/€10

    HOT Rock Cafe presents Back in the US of A.
    America rocks back to the Great British Invasion bringing you the best of the 60s & 70s - Blues Rock & Psychedilia with our stellar band including Scott Maher & Rob McKinney & the Brother Meakins!

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  • Sun
    13
    Sep
    2015
    16:00Free

    Donny, Burt & friends. Musicians welcome!

  • Fri
    18
    Sep
    2015
    16:00Free

    Donny, Burt & friends. Musicians Welcome

  • Fri
    18
    Sep
    2015
    Doors open 9pmTickets €10/€12

    Regarded as one of the funniest comedians of his generation, Dave's sell out shows are a huge hit
    containing a blend of outrageously funny parodies, characters and sound effects that bring his own
    personal experiences to life.

    Young got his start as the warm up for the Late Late Show and over the course of his career he has worked and played with Billy Connolly & Michael Buble. “On The Edge” takes you on a wild journey of dis-organised mayhem?  Catch Dave at his funniest and always controversial best as he seeks to enlighten you on Marriage, Diets, Sex and The Afterlife.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7ajcuDCcB0

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  • Sat
    19
    Sep
    2015
    Doors open 9pmTickets €10/ €12

    Hot Spot House band plus special guests celebrate the birthday of legendary Canadian singer songwriter, poet and author Leonard Cohen

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  • Sun
    20
    Sep
    2015
    17:00FREE - Donations Appreciated

    Proteus are a jazz band [ 2 saxes, piano, guitar, bass, drums, vocals] and play music from the catalogue of Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Oliver Nelson and Herbie Hancock and others ; we also play music from the boss nova era.

    With the talented Aran McMahon on vocals, join us for an evening of excellent jazz tunes and songs.

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  • Fri
    25
    Sep
    2015
    Doors open 9pmTickets €10/ On the door €12

    After recent highlight performances in the National Concert Hall and Belfast Culture Nights Festival’15, ‘The GinaJazz’ & Louis Stewart come together once again. Pianist, Gediminas Karkauskas and vocalist Grazina Pukaite team up with the master of improvisation, the legendary Louis Stewart on guitar along with renowned bassist, Dave Fleming

    This is mood music at it’s best. Vocalist, Gina hails from Lithuania and has been living in Ireland for the last ten years - the beauty of her voice has taken recent Jazz festivals by storm! The musicianship of pianist Gediminas Karkauskas, also from Lithuania and living in Ireland for the last 12 years, appears seamless - but the true jazz lover will appreciate how the "rules" are broken to reshape and re-harmonize jazz standards into truly beautiful music.

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  • Sat
    26
    Sep
    2015
    Doors open 9pmTickets €7/€9

    Mongoose are a four-piece, all-female folk/jazz/acoustic band from Dublin.

    They do lots of vocal harmonies, and mostly their own songs, along with some creative covers including a great cover of Phil Lynott's 'Old Town' to help raise money for the Fr. Peter McVerry Trust. If you like the Webb Sisters, the Henri Sisters & Joni Mitchell, you’ll love these girls. Mongoose recently supported Scullion & Kila at the Hot Spot and are now headlining their own show for the second time.  Early bird & student tickets (with ID) 7e or 9e on the door from 9pm. www.thehotspot.ie

    Old Town

    Two Birds

     

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  • Fri
    02
    Oct
    2015
    Doors open 9pmTickets €8/€10

    The Burns Sisters are an American folk music group known for their tight harmonies. The group has performed and recorded in various sibling constellations and have toured with Arlo Guthrie providing backup vocals and occasionally performing as his opening act

    All the way from Ithaca, New York - The Burns Sisters Band feature Stephan Flaherty on guitar and one of the best dobro players in the USA,  Kevin Maul.

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  • Sat
    03
    Oct
    2015
    Doors open 8pmTickets €10/€12
    A LITTLE (JAZZ) NIGHT MUSIC
    A Tribute to the Music of Stephen Sondheim

    Following her sold-out Ella Fitzgerald show in the HotSpot Music Club in April, Stella Bass returns once again, this time to celebrate Stephen Sondheim’s 85th year with a concert of his most popular songs – with a jazz twist! Featuring wonderful new jazz-tinged arrangements, the programme includes Sondheim’s best-loved songs, bridging the worlds of musicals and jazz.

    The concert celebrates the music of the Academy Award-winning Broadway composer and lyricist who got his first big break in 1957 when hired as lyricist for Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story. Two of his own musicals, Sweeney Todd (2007) and the recent Into the Woods (2015) have been adapted for the big screen, and in this new show, Sondheim’s music – including iconic songs such as Broadway Baby, Losing My Mind and the Oscar-winning Sooner or Later – are adapted beautifully with new jazz arrangements.

    His most famous song, Send in the Clowns - is taken from his musical, "A Little Night Music" - hence the title of the show. Not to be missed!

    Excerpts from the Stephen Sondheim evening

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDN3tu1kjrI

     

  • Sun
    04
    Oct
    2015
    17:00Adm Free/Donations Nice

    Sunday Cafe presents the Urban Mojo Blues Band

    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
    09
    Oct
    2015
    Doors open 9pmTickets €13/€15

    When Mick Hanly penned “Past The Point of Rescue” little did he know that it would take him to Nashville, Tennessee where Hal Ketchum would take it on to the US Country singles and album charts and remain there for weeks; now a standard sung by all where country music is played. Mick formed “Monroe” with Michael O’ Domhall of Bothy Band Fame around 1973 and later would go on to replace Christy Moore in Moving Hearts by far the most innovative and exciting Irish bands ever where the classic song ‘All I Remember” became the anthem of the eighties; the title of  the “Hearts” album and now a classic song of the Christians Brother’s role in Irish education. Christy would even go on to record it himself on his “Time Has Come” album!
    Mick has played with all the greats including Matt Molloy, Declan Synott, Paddy Glackin and toured with Andy Irvine after the demise of Planxty! After that he returned to form his own band “Rusty Old Halo” when the likes of Mary Black were singing and recording his troubadours songs. At this point “Pass The Point Of Rescue” had become the most played and most requested song across 2500 Country music stations in the US making Mick Hanly an international star and respected songwriter. Garth Brooks would say “His songs are real, they mean something, he is one of the best song writers around”...Catch him here on October 9th. Miss him at your peril!

  • Sat
    10
    Oct
    2015
    Doors open 9pmTickets €12/€14

    After 2 sellout performances, Ireland’s leading female blues singers are singing the blues again in Greystones, telling the story of woman’s role in the progression of the blues.  Divas for this evening are Clara Rose, Flo McSweeney & Emma Nicolai. The show’s content celebrates artists like Bessie Smith, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Etta James, Janis Joplin, Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington, Nina Simone, Ruth Brown, Bonnie Raitt, Peggie Lee, and many more.

    The setlist includes the following iconic songs - Cry Me A River, I’d Rather Go Blind, My Baby Just Cares For Me, Georgia, Summertime, Nobody Knows you when You’re Down and Out, Ain't Got Nobody, Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood, My Baby Just Cares For Me, This Train, Ain't Nobody's Business, Try A Little Tenderness, Little Red Rooster, Ninety Nine And A Half Wont Do, To Love Somebody.

    Our house blues band comprises Ireland’s best blues musicians including James Delaney who has played with some of the greats like Van Morrison, and Ed Dean one of Ireland’s premier blues guitar players.

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  • Sun
    11
    Oct
    2015

    HotSpot Helping Hands is holding an Indoor/Outdoor (street) event on Sunday Oct 11th from Lunchtime until the wee hours!!

    SYRIAN SONG will raise funds for Humanitarian needs for Syrian Refugees.. On board we have: Scott Maher, Michael & Terry Meakin, The Kelly Brothers, The Vintage HotHouse Jazz Band with special guests - Karensa D'arcy & Theresa Bradley, Gabby, Eileen, The HotSpot Ukes & many more. Busking will take place around the town at the same time as continuous live performances on the Hot Spot stage.

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  • Fri
    16
    Oct
    2015
    Doors open 9pmAdmission €7

    The Frantic Trio is an eclectic mix of Folk, Blues, Celtic Rock and Punk.

    The band is comprised of three songwriters, performers, musicians, troubadours and dreamers and they are certainly no strangers to the music circuit both in Ireland and further afield. Between the trio, they bring a serious and mature musical history into the mix, crossing a musical divide and merging into something truly unique.

    Dubbed by Jackie Hayden of Hotpress as similar in a musical vein to Nick Drake, Fran Greene is an adept and restrained self accompanist on guitar, crafting tickling jazz folk arpeggios with nifty guitar picking. His smooth strong smoky vocals leave luminaries of the musical world such as Lee Mavers from the La's in the shade. Fran has three solo albums on the go and has toured extensively.

    Dave Hastie is a household name in Ireland from his time spent as front man with the five piece folk band ‘Jukebox Gypsy.’ Music brought him to Ireland from his native Newcastle Upon Tyne, and he has been likened to Joe Cocker and Graham Nash. His range is impressive as is his high energy performances. He has played the festival and folk circuit in Ireland and Europe for a number of years, his guitar skills would rival many of them, but his voice is the magic in the mix.

    Colm Hassett’s name is one that is easily recognised from his years as the drummer with influential Irish band Whipping Boy (1989-2011). Colm has also studied Indian tabla and classical Indian percussion for nearly ten years. He has toured with Nick Cave, and recorded with a whole host of bands including God is an Astronaut, Stano, the Seagraves and Cold Comfort. Colm is the beautiful diamond in the background, and the heartbeat that elevates the music to a living, breathing maelstrom.

    Lock up your daughters, throw these three together and it gets kinda frantic. The set consists of original material, with a light sprinkling of classic covers, taking you on a journey from melancholic to exhilarating: from a Murder at the Big-Top, to the haunting echoes of Simon and Garfunkle and finished with a nod to Claptonesque 8 bar blues.

    A show not to be missed.

    The frantics

  • Sun
    18
    Oct
    2015
    16:00Free

    Donny, Burt & friends. Musicians welcome!

  • Fri
    23
    Oct
    2015
    Doors open 9pmAdmission €7

    The Frantic Trio is an eclectic mix of Folk, Blues, Celtic Rock and Punk.

    The band is comprised of three songwriters, performers, musicians, troubadours and dreamers and they are certainly no strangers to the music circuit both in Ireland and further afield. Between the trio, they bring a serious and mature musical history into the mix, crossing a musical divide and merging into something truly unique.

    Dubbed by Jackie Hayden of Hotpress as similar in a musical vein to Nick Drake, Fran Greene is an adept and restrained self accompanist on guitar, crafting tickling jazz folk arpeggios with nifty guitar picking. His smooth strong smoky vocals leave luminaries of the musical world such as Lee Mavers from the La's in the shade. Fran has three solo albums on the go and has toured extensively.

    Dave Hastie is a household name in Ireland from his time spent as front man with the five piece folk band ‘Jukebox Gypsy.’ Music brought him to Ireland from his native Newcastle Upon Tyne, and he has been likened to Joe Cocker and Graham Nash. His range is impressive as is his high energy performances. He has played the festival and folk circuit in Ireland and Europe for a number of years, his guitar skills would rival many of them, but his voice is the magic in the mix.

    Colm Hassett’s name is one that is easily recognised from his years as the drummer with influential Irish band Whipping Boy (1989-2011). Colm has also studied Indian tabla and classical Indian percussion for nearly ten years. He has toured with Nick Cave, and recorded with a whole host of bands including God is an Astronaut, Stano, the Seagraves and Cold Comfort. Colm is the beautiful diamond in the background, and the heartbeat that elevates the music to a living, breathing maelstrom.

    Lock up your daughters, throw these three together and it gets kinda frantic. The set consists of original material, with a light sprinkling of classic covers, taking you on a journey from melancholic to exhilarating: from a Murder at the Big-Top, to the haunting echoes of Simon and Garfunkle and finished with a nod to Claptonesque 8 bar blues.

    A show not to be missed.

    The frantics

  • Sat
    24
    Oct
    2015
    Doors open 9pmTickets €13/€15

    John Spillane is a musician, songwriter, performer, recording artist, storyteller, poet, dreamer - a canvas filled with colour and brilliance. His music transports the listener and his live performance captivates the audience. In a word filled with strife and upheavel a time-out with John Spillane is enough to ease the load a bit on anyone lucky enough to bask in his light.
    "When I started out with rock bands, I sang in an American accent. Then I heard real Americans sing the blues and it made me feel like a fraud. Ever since then, the most important thing for me is to be true to who I am and where I come from."

    Starting out in Cork as part of Jazz vocal group - The Stargazers, it was in 1992 when a young traditional band called Nomos changed Spillane's life. The band was made up of concertina player, Niall Vallely, Donegal fiddler, Liz Doherty (replaced by Cork fiddle player Vince Milne on the second album), bodhrán player, Frank Torpey, and Gerry McKee on mandocello and bazouki. Spillane played acoustic guitar and fretless electric bass while also contributing songs to the group. Together they toured the world and produced two albums, Set You Free and I Won't Be Afraid Anymore. Spillane then left to pursue a solo career

    John-Spillane

  • Fri
    30
    Oct
    2015
    7pm - 80mTickets €8/€10

    Pre-show Blues Guitar Workshop with Mike Brookfield. Sat Oct 30th 7-8pm at The Hot Spot Music Club. Workshop cost 10e includes 10% off Voucher for Jimismusic.ie. The workshop will encompass all the greatblues playing techniques and the essential blues guitarists equipment.  BOOK a Place NOW

    mike brookfield

  • Sat
    31
    Oct
    2015
    Doors open 9pmTickets €10/€12

    NEW ORLEANS STYLE - PIANO - RHYTHM AND BLUES - on HALLOWEEN

    Van Morrison and Joe Cocker, Albert Lee and Grahame Parker, Meatloaf and Al Green all have one thing in common! What’s that I hear you say?  They have all shared the stage with Gavin Povey who is probably the best exponent of Rhythm & Blues, Boogie-Woogie, Swing, Stride, Funk and Rock & Roll to be seen in Ireland since the foundation of the state almost ninety nine years ago.  Mixed in with this elixir are hints of Jazz, Country and Blues too.  Fellow virtuosos, Felim Gormley on Sax, Simon Farrell on Bass; Shane Atlas on Drums & Dylan Povey on Percussion. Expect classic songs from all eras of New Orleans style music as well as some of their own material. This will be a stompin’, jivin’,  groovin’ evening! We’ll be rolling back the chairs and freeing up the dance floor so dust off your crepe soles and get on down and get rockin! (or just sit quietly and tap your feet!)

    Doors open 9pm -  HALLOWEEN - 50s/60s/70s Dress up is optional but more fun!!

    Ain't Got No Home

    http://youtu.be/V4he0Covro8

    Mardi Gras
  • Sun
    01
    Nov
    2015
    16:00FREE - Donations Appreciated

    Proteus are a jazz band [ 2 saxes, piano, guitar, bass, drums, vocals] and play music from the catalogue of Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Oliver Nelson and Herbie Hancock and others ; we also play music from the boss nova era.

    With the talented Aran McMahon on vocals, join us for an evening of excellent jazz tunes and songs.

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  • Fri
    06
    Nov
    2015
    Doors open 9pmTickets €16/€18

    Rónán Ó Snodaigh on bodhrán, djembe, congas, bongos, guitar and vocals; Rossa Ó Snodaigh on tin whistle, low whistle, clarinet, bazouki, mandolin, bones and vocals; Colm Ó Snodaigh on flute, tin whistle, guitar, saxophone, percussion and vocals; Seanan Brennan on guitar, mandola and vocals; Brian Hogan on bass, double bass and vocals; Dee Armstrong on fiddle, viola, hammered dulcimer, accordion and bodhrán. Eoin Dillon on uileann pipes, tin whistle, low whistle, shakers and vocals. Dave Hingerty on drums

    Limited Seating. NO BOOKING FEE. Tickets available from Vintage La Touche Shop (cash) or by Ph 087 2917519 (cr.card)

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  • Sat
    07
    Nov
    2015
    Doors open 7.30pm - Show starts 8.30pmTickets - TBA

    Jeeze Louise, looks like The Honey Drops have had to high tail it out of town again with that peskey gangsta hot on their tails. But where have they run too? Come along on Novemeber 7th to see the spooky Burlesque Cabaret tale that will unfold.

    Doors Open 7.30  Show starts 8.30    Tickets - First 20 guests  - 15e / After that it's - 20e

    After Show Party with Magician Macabre & DJ 10.30 - Tickets/Pay on the Door -  10e

    Tickets available from Eventbrite / Vintage La Touche Show, Greystones. Or pay on the Door to the After Show Party

  • Sun
    15
    Nov
    2015
    16:00Adm Free/Donations Nice

    Sunday Cafe presents the Urban Mojo Blues Band

    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
    20
    Nov
    2015
    Doors open 9pmTickets €8/ On the door €10
    Denise Brennan with her 4 piece band bring you the classics from Barbara Streisand, Lady Gaga, Whitney Houston , Amy Winehouse Carrie Underwood, Celine Dion, Aretha Franklin, Beyoncé Knowles, Diana Ross and many many more.

    Denise Brennan brings you on a musical journey through all the best well known songs from some of the most iconic divas that have graced the music industry both old and new. With a four piece band fronted by musical director Paul Barrett on piano and Denise's experience and versatility as a singer/performer this guarantee's to be a night to remember.

  • Sun
    22
    Nov
    2015
    16:00Adm Free/Donations Nice

    A trio of jazz musicians playing all your favourite jazz standards

  • Fri
    27
    Nov
    2015
    Doors Open 9pmTickets €12/€14

    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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  • Sat
    28
    Nov
    2015
    Doors open 9pmTickets €8/€10
    The first half of this show is acoustic and the second half is electric!
    Fans of  Levon Helm, Taj Mahal, The Band, Eric Clapton, Ray Charles etc will love this night. The members of the band have been working as professionals in the music industry for many years, working with artists as varied as Van Morrison, Michael Flatley, Shane Mc'Gowan, Sharon Shannon, Paul Brady, Eddi Reader, Declan O'Rourke, Paddy Casey, Mundy, Mary Coughlan, Jerry Fish, Glen Hansard, Damien Dempsey, Michael Buckley, Lisa Lambe, Rosey, etc.
    Band  consists of: Jack Maher: Guitar & Vocals; Bernard Kavanagh: Bass; Jason Duffy: Drums
     If you love good groove and authentic treatment of great songs then you will love this band. This is an acoustic and electric night!
    The Accused
  • Fri
    04
    Dec
    2015
    Doors open 9pmTickets €7/€9

    Influenced by Bob Dylan, The Everly Brothers, Van Morrison, Ray Charles and Simon and Garfunkel. brothers Richie and Jamie Martin have recently recorded their debut album ‘Rhythm of Dawn’. A deep interest in the story telling traditions of Ireland is clearly present in the Martin brother’s songs. They use mythology and fables in some songs as they write about love, life, death, dreams, hopes and fears.

    “Rhythm Of Dawn” is an album of transition, both artistically and thematically. The cyclical theme of the record marks the journey from night to day. Birds feature as a running theme throughout, stitched like a seam into the fabric of the record. There is an apparent tension between beautiful melodic harmonies and heavier darker undertones present in the lyrics and sounds that make up the work.

    The album was recorded at Studio 2, Malahide with established collaborator Keith Lawless (The Fallen EP) and was mixed by Abbey Road veteran engineer Guy Massey (The Beatles, Ed Sheeran, Manic Street Preachers).

    The brothers also took time to experiment with different sounds. Traditional folk instruments such as banjos, mandolins and acoustic guitars meet swirling subtle synthesizers, punchy electric guitars, hypnotic African percussion and chamber orchestras to create a feeling of a timeless journey through night and day.

    In October they played their biggest headline show to date at The Button Factory, Dublin. They have also appeared on The Imelda May Show on RTE. Their debut album "Rhythm of Dawn" has received amazing reviews in Ireland so far including RTE Radio One's album of the week and Today FM's track of the week.

    VIDEO: Postcards
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  • Sun
    06
    Dec
    2015
    12 noonFREE

    Unique stalls include: French style antiques, vintage for the gentlemen, antique coins, military medals, glamorous vintage evening dresses, furs and accessories, crafted one-off vintage style headpieces and cloche hats. We will also have some very unusual up-cycled and handmade items for sale – patchwork pouffes, hand woven rugs etc.

    So what about all the ENTERTAINMENT on the day: we’ll have lots of live musical entertainment starting at 2pm with the Zoryanna Belly Dancers. Later Aran McMahon will be singing some of the great tunes from the 40s and 50s accompanied by her jazz group and of course our Hot Steppin' Burlesque dames - The Honey Drops will be dropping by. The Hot Spot Ukes will also be performing some tunes from the music hall era!

    We’ll also be serving tea and cakes (or something a little stronger if you like – there is a full bar and barista service all afternoon). So we hope you’ll come and join us at The Hot Spot Music Club between 12 and 6 – JUST FOLLOW THE BUNTING!

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  • Thu
    10
    Dec
    2015
    Doors open 8.30Admission €5 - Please give more if you can afford it

    WH (Wicklow Homeless) Five Loaves is a drop in centre in Bray, assisting the homeless and marginalised in our community e.g. providing  hot meals, support services, tents, sleeping bags, weekly food support & building housing units.

    A STAGE BUSK/Open Mic will take place on Thurs Dec 10th to raise monies for this much needed service.  Come along, enjoy the music and support this great service in our community. Cover charge is €5 - please give more if you can afford it.

    Mic

  • Fri
    11
    Dec
    2015
    Doors open 9pmTickets €8/€10

    Since his debut back in 1999, Ben Reel has released 7 albums and  has gone from strength to strength, receiving critical acclaim from radio & press from around the world.

    Ben’s music has evolved into an honest earthy sound that has matured like a fine wine, drawing from the well of different styles of musical influence from rock, soul, blues, alt folk/Americana, country & reggae which fuses all these genres into a melting pot to create a great sound which has become his own .

    In the past years he has had numerous high profile TV & Radio appearances and airplay under his belt including Bob Harris BBC Radio 2 and has supported names like Jools Holland, Alabama 3, The Cranberries and has collaborated musically with such names as Hal Ketchum, the legendary ‘Blockheads’, award winning saxophonist Gilad Atzmon and co wrote and performed with some of Nashville's finest. The band have previously graced big festivals such as Huntenpop in the Netherlands, Kilkenny rhythm & roots, Cork jazz festival and have also appeared for the first time at Ireland’s premiere music festival “Electric Picnic” in 2014

    www.benreel.com  www.facebook.com/benreel

    www.youtube.com/cosmicshifting

    www.soundcloud.com/benreel

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  • Sun
    13
    Dec
    2015
    16:00Adm Free/Donations Nice

    Sunday Cafe presents the Urban Mojo Blues Band

    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
    18
    Dec
    2015
    Doors open 9pm10e /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. Special Support on the night from members of OLD HANNAH!

    Time is like a Promise

    Daisy Lady

    tir na nog

  • Sat
    19
    Dec
    2015
    Doors open 9pmTickets €7 /€9

    In the two years since forming The Dublin City Rounders, brothers Rohan & Al Healy, have brought their exciting and unique brand of old timey, vaudeville & western swing from pubs and clubs across Ireland and the UK, to the grounds of the Aras an Uachatrain and the US Ambassador's Residence. From Burlesque & Cabaret shows to national TV as finalists on TG4's Busker Abu. They played for 10,000 people atop a tram on O'Connell st during Road to the Rising, and when Garth Brooks let the nation down The Rounders were playing at Dublin Airport arrivals to bring a smile to those who'd made the trip!

    On Saturday December 19th The Dublin City Rounders perform for the first time in Greystones, bringing with them all their energy, wit, exuberant fashion sense and of course good, solid old time music.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gH8JLyHOD0

    Quotes: 

    "I love the Dublin City Rounders. It's like watching Hank William, Bill Monroe, Lux Interior, The Cramps and The Cure all mixed up together down in the Lower East Side, New York. Perfection!" - Fiachna Ó Braonáin, The Hot House Flowers

    "The Healys’ “rootsy, country-meets-punk, antique blues, vaudevillian thing” perfectly encompasses the bewilderingly numerous threads that make up the cooler end of “country” music" - Kathy Sheridan, Irish Times.

    “Makes me want to shoot a gun into the roof and drink moonshine from a jam jar!” Jonny Tennant - Folk Club Organiser, Traditional Arts Collective Member, Multi-instrumentalist

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  • Sun
    20
    Dec
    2015
    16:00FREE - Donations Appreciated

    Proteus are a jazz band [ 2 saxes, piano, guitar, bass, drums, vocals] and play music from the catalogue of Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Oliver Nelson and Herbie Hancock and others ; we also play music from the boss nova era.

    With the talented Aran McMahon on vocals, join us for an evening of excellent jazz tunes and songs.

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  • Thu
    31
    Dec
    2015
    Doors open 8.30Tickets €16 / Pre Christmas booking - €14

    JIVE OUT THE OLD  -  CHARLESTON IN THE NEW  –  ROCK ON INTO THE NIGHT

    You are cordially invited to a unique music extravaganza at The Hot Spot Music Club in Greystones on New Years Eve. Let us entertain you with a Vaudeville show - crooning tunes from the roaring twenties all the way up to those rockin' numbers from the fifties, Ma She’s Making Eyes at Me, Wont You Come Home Bill Bailey, Yes Sir That’s My Baby. And after Puttin On The Ritz you can dance the Charleston and get a free bottle of wine for the best dressed flapper!

    Entering the fifties - think Frankie Avalon, Bobby Vee, Billy Fury, Fats Domino, Buddy Holly and the king himself Elvis! Dance to Country Music, Gran Ole’ Opry Style with a Rockin Rollin Country Strollin Road Show.

    Neat Dress Essential!....only Jokin......come whatever way you like but remember there will be a prize for the best dressed from the ‘20’s 30’s 40’s & 50’s’!

     

    nye party

  • Sat
    02
    Jan
    2016
    Doors open 9pmTickets €10/ On the door €12

    Zrazy’s first album in ten years sees a return with electrifying diversity

    Ireland’s Zrazy blissfully combine silky and searing vocals with a stunning musicality of mature soul, pop, jazz-electronica in their innovative new album, ‘The Art of Happy Accidents’.  This unique release is sure to add to their list of accolades which include an array of global awards including the OutMusic USA Award for Best Album with ‘Dream On’ and an Irish Gold disc for No1 smash hit single ‘Ooh aah Paul McGrath’ (Italia ’90). This Irish Duo have a sophisticated take on the world and call to mind hints of Tracey Thorn, Grace Jones and St.Germain, while retaining a unique Celtic soulfulness.

    Set for release Monday 2nd November, Zrazy deliver their long-awaited new album with flawless style and belief. With their unique fusion of soul, funk, jazz and electronica, vocalist Maria Walsh and saxophonist/pianist Carole Nelson unify with captivating invention, thriving stronger than ever since the pair formed in 1992.

    From their beginnings, Zrazy have tackled social and political issues head-on through their music from feminism to abortion to gay rights, leading to an outright ban on Ireland’s national radio – an issue covered by France’s ARTE TV. Studded with social conscience, ’The Art of Happy Accidents’ sees the two consummate musicians and songwriters at the peak of their powers opening up jazz and soul to refreshing new pop melodies and enlivening deep funky rhythms.   Line Up includes: Maria Walsh vocals, flute, percussion;  Carole nelson: sax, piano; Dominic Mullen: drums;Cormac O Brien: bass

    You Make me Happy

    Heavan is Here

    zrazy

  • Thu
    28
    Jan
    2016
    Doors open 7.30pmFREE

    Dr Peadar O'Grady's talk will look at the contributions of Freud and Marx to an understanding of Mental Health and the implications for Mental Health Services today. The talk will highlight the lack of staff to provide therapies other than drugs and the need for better social supports with housing, jobs and childcare. The talk will conclude that running health services by community councils of healthworkers and local service users is key to a properly functioning Health and Mental Health service.

    Admission is free.  The event is hosted by Greystones People Before Profit

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  • Sat
    30
    Jan
    2016
    Doors open 9pmTickets - €10

    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, Long QT Syndrome. 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 & CRYP, Tallaght were established to screen high risk families for conditions that can cause SADS (Sudden Adult/Arrhythmia Death Syndrome). The clinics, which are funded totally by charitable donations, have already screened thousands of families.

    In the same year, Darragh’s mother Maureen, together with other similarly  bereaved parents, formed a support group in association with the Irish Heart Foundation. Their mission is to support affected families and effect change so that others may live. Much progress has been made in the last ten years especially through the Irish Heart Foundation’s Council on Sudden Cardiac Death of which Maureen is secretary.

    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.

     IHF SADS Gig posterdarragh kelly
  • Sat
    06
    Feb
    2016
    Doors open 9pmTickets €8/€10

    To paraphrase Jimi, "Move over Rover and let the music scene's best-kept secret take over.." 

     There's a thrilling new blues-rock guitarist banging down the door and his name is Mike Brookfield,   asix-string wizard axe-slinger who's caught the ear of Alan "Irish" O'Duffy, a studio legend who only produced records with Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Rory Gallagher, Richie Blackmore, Peter Frampton and Paul McCartney.

    So, Alan, out of ten, tell us, how high do you rate Mike Brookfield

    "Nine, dude. This guy's an electric nine. He's sensational."

     Brookfield is based in Ireland. He arrived with a history of playing in pick-up bands, casual session work and fronting a variety of West End rock'n'roll musicals.  Right now, he's consolidating a line-up that can carry the turbo-powered dynamics of a house-style that incorporates the emotional overload of the early Delta blues pickers and the pyrotechnic flash of the modern amped-up generation. It's not simply about fretboard technique with Brookfield, an accomplished songwriter who knows how to turn out a melody that hits deep. It's all about emotion, telling a story and connecting. It's the Blues.  This train's leaving the station. So grab your ticket now 'cos you won't want to be trying to explain how you missed out. Especially since we gave you a heads-up.

    Mike has just released an album which is co-written by Eamon Carr (Horslips/Music journalist) and has producer Alan O’Duffy on board (Rory Gallagher, Paul McCartney).

    Love Breaks the Fall

    mike brookfield

  • Sat
    13
    Feb
    2016
    Doors open 9pm€10/€12

    Join us for our Social Dance Night. This fun-filled night is suitable for everyone and aims to provide an evening filled with great dance music from live band, Gavin Povey & the Oke She Moke She Pops! This will be a stompin’, jivin’, groovin’ evening! We’ll be rolling back the chairs and freeing up the dance floor so dust off your crepe soles and get on down and get rockin! (or just sit quietly and tap your feet!)

    Van Morrison and Joe Cocker, Albert Lee and Grahame Parker, Meatloaf and Al Green all have one thing in common!  They have all shared the stage with Gavin Povey who is probably the best exponent of Rhythm & Blues, Boogie-Woogie, Swing, Stride, Funk and Rock & Roll to be seen in Ireland since the foundation of the state almost ninety nine years ago. Mixed in with this elixir are hints of Jazz, Country and Blues too. Expect classic songs from all eras of New Orleans style music as well as some of their own material.

    50s/60s/70s Dress up is optional but more fun!!

    Iko Iko

    Hook, Line & Sinker

    feet

  • Sun
    14
    Feb
    2016
    16:00Adm FREE / Donations nice!

    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  Aran McMahon who will serenade you with jazz standards from the 40s, 50s and 60s.

    proteus jazz

  • Fri
    19
    Feb
    2016
    Doors open 9pmTickets - Advance €13 / Pay on door €15
    NoCrows is an eclectic sextet featuring violinist Steve Wickham of Waterboy's fame, Anna Houston from Switzerland on cello and mandolin, Russian Violinist Oleg Ponomarev, Spanish guitarist Felip Carbonell, Ray Coen on fiddle & guitar and bassist Eddie Lee.  NoCrows repertoire is truly global as their music ranges from Portugal to Moldova, from Brittany to Russia, from Venezuela to Greece and beyond. The band borrows from the classical oeuvre as it does from jazz, trad, folk and world music as well as the band members own compositions. Mallorcan guitarist Felip Carbonell with his flamenco/manouche style guitar provides the engine for the band’s exciting and stylish music. The bands melodies arrive on the wings of the violin, mandolin and cello. Steve Wickham of ‘the Waterboys’ and Oleg Ponomarev are the violinists

    old crows

  • Fri
    26
    Feb
    2016
    Doors open 9pm for evening gigsTickckets - €8

    New Breadwinners

    Support: Pine Martin

    folk fest

  • Sat
    27
    Feb
    2016
    Doors open 9pmTickets - €10

    The Cujo Family

    Support - TBA

    folk fest

  • Sun
    28
    Feb
    2016
    16:00FREE

    Folk n' Bluegrass open session. Musicians Welcome.

    folk fest

  • Fri
    04
    Mar
    2016
    Doors open 9pmTickets €8/€10

    Joni Mitchell's career has spanned 5 decades and has yielded both era-defining classics and jazz-rich exploration.Shadows and Light band are captivating audiences with their intimate show on the iconic singer – songwriter, recently receiving a standing ovation from a sell-out crowd in the Black Box Theatre, Belfast. Their stunning interpretations are played by vocalist Maura Vambeck, Dave Mulligan on guitar and Paul Enright on keyboard. The show features songs from the huge Joni repertoire, including classics from the landmark ‘Blue’ album, along with some of the lesser known numbers like Hejira, Secret Place and Hissing of Summer Lawns.

    joni mitchell
  • Sat
    05
    Mar
    2016
    Doors 9pmTickets €13/€15

    Following on from Van Morrison's 70th birthday concert in Cyprus Avenue at the end of  August, 7 piece tribute band - Celtic Soul - from Van's home town of Bangor, have just played 2 sold out shows back to back a in celebration of Van’s 70th birthday. Celtic Soul also just got the official seal of approval with one of their very own posters signed by Morrison himself!

    Receiving critical acclaim from devout Van fans wherever they perform, you’ll hear the big hits like Jackie Wilson Said, Days Like This, and of course Brown Eyed Girl. You’ll also hear Ballerina, Cyprus Avenue, and In the Garden among many others in a packed show.

    Several live ‘unplugged’ performances on Gerry Kelly’s show on BBC Radio Ulster have boosted the band’s following. BBC’s Ralph McLean, a massive Van Morrison fan himself, describes Celtic Soul as ‘a great band’ and ‘a very fine tribute’. With more years than they care to remember playing in blues, folk, trad and jazz bands these musicians have the ingredients to combine and deliver Van’s music authentically.

    Cyprus Avenue

    Healing Game

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  • Fri
    11
    Mar
    2016
    Doors 8.30 Showtime 9.30€8/€6

    The North Sea are a five piece from North Dublin, Ireland. Reviewers are comparing them to bands such as Editors, Interpol and Neutral Milk Hotel.

    The band released their debut album “Anniversary” on Friday 26 June. This ten track album was recorded live to tape in order to capture their live sound, by Grammy Award winning Irish producer David Odlum at Black Box Studios in France.  Praise for Anniversary;

    “Album Of The Week. Eoin Kenny's vocals similarly recall the engulfing effect of nineties UK indie's most soulbaring singers”
    The Irish Times. Nialler9

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRdh7NJy7Pc

    the north sea

    Davina & the Messengers

    Davina and messengers

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

  • Sun
    13
    Mar
    2016
    16:00Adm Free / Donations Welcome

    Gamelan NCH Orchestra perform Indonisia's ancient classical music with a history going back almost 1000 years. Family event

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  • Fri
    18
    Mar
    2016
    Doors open 9pmTickets - Advance €10 / Pay on door €12

    An acoustic celebration of the life of a one of the world's truest artists, David Bowie – musical genius, performer and boundary breaker.

    Live Band performance with special guests followed by a DJ  playing Bowie's back catalogue, the songs of his contemporaries (Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, T-Rex, etc), as well as more recent collaborative projects he's worked on plus some covers of this material by other artists.

    david bowie

  • Sun
    20
    Mar
    2016
    16:00FREE - Donations Appreciated

    Proteus are a jazz band [ 2 saxes, piano, guitar, bass, drums, vocals] and play music from the catalogue of Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Oliver Nelson and Herbie Hancock and others ; we also play music from the boss nova era. With the talented Aran McMahon on vocals, join us for an evening of excellent jazz tunes and songs.

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  • Sat
    02
    Apr
    2016
    Doors open 9pm€10/€12

    The Hot Club of Dublin consists of three members of the Gilligan Family, John, Fintan and Daniel, along with Russian violinist virtuouso, Oleg Ponomarev and renowned saxophonist, Ciaran Wilde. 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. If you're a fan of Hotfoot, Django Reinhardt or Jimmy Faulkner you'll love these guys!

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  • Fri
    08
    Apr
    2016
    Doors open 9pmTickets €10/€8

    Leo O Kelly, Garvan Gallagher & friends celebrate songs by Donovan. They will sing all the old favourites like - Jennifer Juniper, Hurdy Gurdy Man, Sunshine Superman, Mellow Yellow, Catch the Wind, Universal  Soldier and plenty more. Bring on the Patchouli & wear a flower in your hair. Hippy attire is permitted!

    Donovan

     

  • Sat
    09
    Apr
    2016
    Doors open 7pmTickets €10

    SPRING AWAKENING CONCERT in aid of OXFAM IRELAND  

    A positively inspiring and joyfulness embracing evening in support of Oxfam Ireland with an amazing and eclectic musical line-up from El Grey, Calm State, Woodlark & Retrofix

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dnxb40Ljd1g

    https://www.facebook.com/ElGreyNet/videos/978581212236035/

    http://woodlark.bandcamp.com/track/the-skeleton-tree

    oxjam

  • Sat
    16
    Apr
    2016
    Doors open 9pmTickets - Advance €8 / Pay on door €10

    In a stunning show JMA pay homage to Neil Young and Bob Dylan’s greatest music featuring performances of classics such as: ”Like A Rolling Stone”, ” Baby Please Stop Crying”, “ Senor”, “Cortez the Killer”, “Hey Hey My My”, “Needle and the Damage Done” and so many more including some slightly lesser known album tracks. JMA take the songs of the masters and add their own unique edge to the mix. Their sound is based around excellent vocals with tight harmonies coupled with superb guitar work and driving rhythms Join JMA on this night for a terrific journey through Bob Dylan and Neil Young’s long and varied careers.

    JMA are a Wexford based band consisting of husband and wife duo James and Anne Meyler along with Singer/Songwriter Michael Egan, bassist Mick O’Brien and drummer Keith Devereux. They have recently released their second album of originals called “Different God Same Devil” and are currently touring a tribute night in which they present a magical evening dedicated to the music of Bob Dylan and Neil young.

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  • Fri
    22
    Apr
    2016
    Doors open 8pmTickets €12/€10

    Well know jazz and blues singer Valerie Coyne, accompanied by renowned piano player Carole Nelson (from Zrazy) and Bill Blackmore on trumpet provide  an evening of classic jazz standards peppered with a hint of blues."  https://soundcloud.com/valeriecoyne/a-selection-of-songs-from-our-gig-in-odessa-club-220514

    Also on the bill for the night is soul diva, Pia Dunne (trio) paying tribute to Etta James and singing the songs we're all familiar with such as - 'I'd rather go blind', and 'At Last'.

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  • Sun
    24
    Apr
    2016
    16:00Free

    Friendly and welcoming  session for players’ and listeners’. New musicians welcome to join in. Folk, Trad, blues etc..  Hosted by Donnie & Burt

    harbour

    Photo by Vincent O Rourke - Gallery of Greystones Photos by Vincent & Anna O Rourke

  • Fri
    29
    Apr
    2016
    Doors open 9pmTickets €10/€8

    Expatriate New Yorker Ben Prevo is one of Eire's best kept secrets ! The genre - bending guitarist, vocalist and composer brings the honesty, integrity and simplicity of the blues to a varied repertoire of songs and instrumental both original and covers ranging from country and psychedelia to blues and funk and jazzy flavours -- dylan to hank williams to hendrix to jimmy webb - and more....

    Playing professionally for over 30 years Ben has had the honour of performing with Levon Helm, Rashied Ali, Jerry Gonzales, Chuck Leavell, Benny Mardones, John Hall. Jerry Jemmott, Jaco Pastorius, Juma Sultan, Pee Wee Ellis, Ace Frehley, Jorma Kaukonen, Chris Spedding, Brian Downey, Leo Barnes, Jerry Fehily, Liam O Maonlai, U. P. Wilson, Lefty Diz, Lowell Fulson, Noel Redding, Public Enemy, Mick Ronson..... as well as many 'lesser known' but equally fabulous musicians. Ben has performed in cultural halls in europe, the main stage of The Gaiety and The Olympia and dives and clubs and pubs from Forth Worth to London to Ballyferriter to Crested Butte Wyoming to the hard rock cafe in Bucharest... The good thing about a Ben Prevo gig is you may hear some of the same songs -- but it will always be different !       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Le1uRqwiz8Q

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  • Sun
    01
    May
    2016
    16:00Adm Free / Donations Welcome

    In 1997, Robert Sarazin Blake dropped out of college and hit the road. The folk music of his father’s house had combined with the DIY punk ethos of the day and produced his first batch of songs. Performing 200 shows a year, Blake is a world class performer in a neighborhood venue. The show is a combination of songs and rambles landing somewhere between a concert and a theatrical instillation

    His songs continue to be influenced by Bob Dylan, John Prine, Shel Silverstein, Christy Moore, Lou Reed, Joni Mitchell- his stories and stage banter by Arlo Guthrie, Garrison Keillor, Spalding Gray, his outlook by Naomi Kline, Jim Page, Amy Goodman, Noam Chomsky, and his essence by James Baldwin, Henry Miller, Jeannette Winterson, John Steinbeck, and Philip Roth!   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=weQK3oNhyCA&feature=youtu.be

    BLAKE HOT SPOT

  • Sun
    08
    May
    2016
    16:00Adm Free / Donations Welcome

    Max García Conover grew up at the end of a dead-end road in Western New York, listening to 90s rap on his walkman, chasing down snakes and crayfish in the creek behind his house. When he came around to listening to folk songwriters, it was mostly for the words. He has written several hundred since, from delicate, impressionistic story songs to full on foot stomping ones, combining intricate fingerstyle guitar work with a gruff voice, a suitcase drum, and a lot of words.

    Now based in Portland, Maine, Conover travels the country, drawing on his deep and ever growing catalogue, playing a new set every night, and telling stories and fables between songs. In 2012, he was chosen as Maine’s Best New Act, and he’s since shared the stage with bands like Lake Street Dive and Frontier Ruckus, drawing comparisons to The Tallest Man On Earth, The Mountain Goats, and Shakey Graves.

    https://youtu.be/evPqM943c9k

    MAX HOT SPOT

  • Fri
    13
    May
    2016
    Doors open 9pm Tickets €15/€17

    Sonny Condell the creative core and inspiration for the band continues to invent and innovative. He writes music and songs that are powerful, poetic, soulful and joyful. He is one of Irelands most enduring creative artists and with Robbie Overson and Philip King creates the signature sound that is Scullion.

    Scullion’s back pages include the anthems, ‘Down In the City’, ‘Eyelids into Snow’ and ‘John the Baptist’. Recent Scullion performances have sold out in a heartbeat, reconfirming their status as one of the best and most popular bands ever.  Scullion grew from a chance meeting in the late seventies, of its two main founders, Philip King and Sonny Condell. As a band they started rehearsing and writing in a small apartment above a chip shop in Dún Laoghaire, County Dublin, which eventually followed with regular appearances at various Dublin haunts including the Meeting Place in Dorset St. Dublin.

    Scullion recorded 5 albums,Scullion (Produced by P.J.Curtis) Balance and Control (Produced by John Martyn), The White Side of Night, (Produced by Nicky Ryan) and Spin and Longwave.  Recently they released a new Live Set of Songs…. “Under The Moon”, recorded live in the beautiful Triskel Christchurch in Cork City it contains some of their most moving and special performances.This evening will be special, intimate, warm and uplifting.

     

    scullion

  • Sun
    15
    May
    2016
    16:00Adm Free / Donations Welcome

    Chicago-born jazz/punk/barrelhouse musician Stephanie Nilles has been doin’ Kesey proud one bar at a time since 2008, hustling around the United States, Europe, and Canada (except from 2009-2010 for legal reasons), averaging 150 gigs a year, and captivating unsuspecting listeners with a voice that would make Jelly Roll Morton look orthodox and Ma Rainey look sober.

    Stephanie has performed regularly on the east village anti-folk scene; sung with Bobby McFerrin in Carnegie Hall, directed the musical program of a Brooklyn burlesque series, covered Busta Rhymes’ “Break Ya Neck” in the skeletal remains of a bombed-out cathedral in Nuremberg, been invited to perform official showcases at SXSW and International Folk Alliance, and self-released 4 full-length albums

    https://youtu.be/ReeCQX4_xhA

    STEPHANIE NILLES HOT SPOT

  • Fri
    20
    May
    2016
    Doors open 9pmTickets €10/€8

    Based out of Portland, Oregon, the band members hail from many corners of the globe, playing a blend of Balkan, Klezmer, Hot Jazz, Swing and Americana music, both original and traditional.  Influences are far and wide but range from New Orleans Jazz, to Eastern European, Greek, Turkish, Bulgarian, Roma and Klezmorim Music, Manouche Swing, to Acoustic Metal.

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

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsKQH4EdP94

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  • Sat
    21
    May
    2016
    Doors open 9pmTickets €10/€12

    Bob Dylan's 75th Birthday Bash.

    Hot Spot House Band includes James Delaney on keys, Kurt Schefter on lead guitar, Kevin Malone on drums & Terry Meakin on bass, plus a treasure trove of guest musicians including Hank Wedel.

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  • Sun
    22
    May
    2016
    16:00FREE - Donations Appreciated

    Proteus are a jazz band [ 2 saxes, piano, guitar, bass, drums, vocals] and play music from the catalogue of Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Oliver Nelson and Herbie Hancock and others ; we also play music from the boss nova era. With the talented Aran McMahon on vocals, join us for an evening of excellent jazz tunes and songs.

    jazz

     

  • Sat
    04
    Jun
    2016
    Doors open 9pmTickets €16* /€18

    Freddie White has long been synonymous with music of the highest quality. Whether
    interpreting songs by his favorite 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.

    Earlybird Tickets €16  - Cutoff is Fri May 21st

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

    Freddie White 6985

  • Fri
    10
    Jun
    2016
    Tickets €10/€8Doors 9pm
    KIRUU is a multi-instrumentalist and singer of Irish-English origins whose eclectic sound has been formed with influence from his East African upbringing and European roots. NIWEL TSUMBU will join Kiruu as a special guest.  http://soundcloud.com/kiruu      http://youtube.com/kiruuOfficial
    MUTEFISH are culturally diverse six piece band from Ireland, Poland, Lithuania, Portugal and Ukraine. They fuse the musical sounds and cultures of Eastern Europe with traditional Irish influences resulting in an engaging melodic compilation of tracks. Mutefish are: Bo (Poland) guitar/mandolin, Marka (Lithuania) guitar, Pedro (Portugal) Fiddle/flute/tin whistle/bagpipes, Tomas (Lithuania) bass, Peter (Ukraine) percusions/melodica/keys and Philip (Ireland) drums.   http://mutefish.ie/videos.php
    worldmusic
  • Fri
    17
    Jun
    2016
    Doors open 9pmTickets €8/€10

    Since his debut back in 1999, Ben Reel has released 7 albums and  has gone from strength to strength, receiving critical acclaim from radio & press from around the world. Ben’s music has evolved into an honest earthy sound that has matured like a fine wine, drawing from the well of different styles of musical influence from rock, soul, blues, alt folk/Americana, country & reggae which fuses all these genres into a melting pot to create a great sound which has become his own .

    In the past years he has had numerous high profile TV & Radio appearances and airplay under his belt including Bob Harris BBC Radio 2 and has supported names like Jools Holland, Alabama 3, The Cranberries and has collaborated musically with such names as Hal Ketchum, the legendary ‘Blockheads’, award winning saxophonist Gilad Atzmon and co wrote and performed with some of Nashville's finest.  www.benreel.com  www.facebook.com/benreel

    www.youtube.com/cosmicshifting

    www.soundcloud.com/benreel

    US artist, Melanie Devaney will support Ben Reel on the night.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bR69cWJdtrU (Cascade, Iowa)

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  • Sat
    18
    Jun
    2016
    Doors open 9pm€10/€12

    Join us for our New Orelans style Rhythm n' Blues, Rock n'Roll &  Social Dance Night. This fun-filled night is suitable for everyone and aims to provide an evening filled with great dance music from live band, Gavin Povey & the Oke She Moke She Pops! This will be a stompin’, jivin’, groovin’ evening! We’ll be rolling back the chairs and freeing up the dance floor so dust off your crepe soles and get on down and get rockin! (or just sit quietly and tap your feet!)

    Van Morrison and Joe Cocker, Albert Lee and Grahame Parker, Meatloaf and Al Green all have one thing in common!  They have all shared the stage with Gavin Povey who is probably the best exponent of Rhythm & Blues, Boogie-Woogie, Swing, Stride, Funk and Rock & Roll to be seen in Ireland since the foundation of the state almost ninety nine years ago. Mixed in with this elixir are hints of Jazz, Country and Blues too. Expect classic songs from all eras of New Orleans style music as well as some of their own material.

    50s/60s/70s Dress up is optional but more fun!!

    Iko Iko

    Hook, Line & Sinker

    gavin povey

  • Fri
    24
    Jun
    2016
    Doors open 9pmTickets €12/€10
    Originating from a lifetime of professional music performance both at home and abroad, “Slufoot Deluxe” have emerged out of the Dublin musicians scene as a Rock n’ Roll Quintet line up including Saxophone and Piano performing a left of centre repertoire playing all those great songs you know and love but don’t hear on the radio.

    So come on down and join us for a night of nostalgic tunes from the likes of Bryan Ferry, Steve Miller, Joe Jackson, Mink DeVille, Hall & Oates, Huey Lewis & the News, Brian Setzer Big Band and rounding off the night with some Rock n’ Roll greats from the Beatles, Bill Haley & the Comets and the Rolling Stones.

    slufoot
  • Sat
    25
    Jun
    2016
    Doors open 9pmTickets €16*/€18

    Andy Irvine is one of the great Irish singers, his voice one of a handful of truly great ones that gets to the very soul of Ireland. He has been hailed as "a tradition in himself." Musician, singer and songwriter, Andy has maintained his highly individual performing skills throughout his 45-year career. From Sweeney's Men in the mid 60s, to the enormous success of Planxty in the 70s and then from Patrick Street to Andy Irvine & Dónal Lunny's Mozaik, Andy has been a world music pioneer and an icon for traditional music and musicians.

    Earlybird Tickets €16  - Cutoff is Fri June 10th.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l06ozEXOSaY&list=RDkBz8PUWAczg&index=5

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBBiuujlcp4&list=RDkBz8PUWAczg&index=26

    Support - Nicole Maguire    http://www.nicolemaguire.ie

    Andy Irvine

  • Sun
    26
    Jun
    2016
    16:00Adm Free / Donations Welcome

    J Wagner is a songwriter from Austin,Texas who spends the majority of his time writing songs and driving alone in the U.S. to perform them.

    Raised in the deserts of New Mexico and one time Park Ranger of Joshua Tree National Park, Wagner often draws his lyrics from this desert landscape. His song “If I Go, I’m Goin, has been covered by the country artist, Bart Crow, by the Denver symphony orchestra, and also appears on Season Four of the TV show, Californication. He co-writes often with his long-time friends Gregory Alan Isakov and Ron Scott. Two of these co-writes appear on his new 2014 release, The Runaway Kid. Wagner has been dubbed “A number one best bet” by the Austin American-Statesman, The Dallas Morning News has called him “A Texas folk music staple”, and the Austin Chronicle gives “The Runaway Kid” a perfect “Four Stars” and refers to Wagner as “A commander of words and Ideation”.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8taOhCzUT8g&feature=youtu.be

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  • Sat
    16
    Jul
    2016
    20:00Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray

    PLEASE NOTE: This show has moved to the bigger stage at Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray.  Show starts at 8pm. Tickets 16e/18e   Book online - www.mermaidartscentre.ie or phone box office 01 2724030 

    A music journey charting women’s role in the progression of the blues, features Flo Mc Sweeney, Clara Rose Monahan, Emma Nicolai & Jhil Quinn. This show premieres in the Mermaid Arts Centre in Bray on Sat July 16th.

    It was Valentine’s day 1920 when Mamie Smith stepped up to the microphone in The Okeh Company in New York and shouted out “That Thing Called Love”, making the first recording of a black female vocalist! It led to a second recording which sold 75000 copies in its first month of release and although it wasn’t a classic blues recording it opened the door to a generation of “Classic Blues” vocalists.

    Through that door came Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, Ida Cox, Alberta Hunter and many more transforming the blues from local folk music into the art form it is today. These blues women brought black culture into the American main stream. These women are the “Classic Women“ of the blues and have made a significant contribution to the development of jazz and blues in popular music. As the recording industry developed, male country blues singers were discovered, but it was the ladies who kick started it all!

    In ‘Ladies in the Blues’ we pay tribute to these women, singing such songs as CC Ryder, St James Infirmary, Black Coffee Blues, I Put a Spell on You, Bring it on Home to Me, Ball and Chain, Piece of My Heart, Feelin' Good, Little Red Rooster, I'd Rather Go Blind, Ain't Nobody's Business and many more.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sB2w3VaLAg

    www.ladiesintheblues.com

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  • Fri
    22
    Jul
    2016
    Doors open 9pmTickets €10/€8

    August Wells is a musical project formed in New York by Dublin native Ken Griffin (Rollerskate Skinny, Kid Silver and Favourite Sons) and New York pianist John Rauchenberger. Their music has been described as “Strange other worldly chamber music”, “Sinatra singing Lou Reed songs” and “The secret marriage of Willy Nelson and Lee Hazlewood” Songs to walk across your troubled heart with.

    With their critically acclaimed debut album ‘A Living & A Dying Game’ and a string of fine singles already under their belts 2016 is shaping to be another busy year for August Wells. April will see the bands sumptuous single ‘Here in the Wild’ get its official UK release. A thoughtful, piano and string-drenched track that bears the wistful hallmarks of songwriters whose place in a weary world is tempered by the acceptance of some of its fateful twists.

    August Wells' music has just begun to make its mark, already having appeared on Other Voices and having recorded coveted sessions for national broadcasters RTE Radio 1, RTE 2FM and Today FM as well as their excellent Windmill Lane Session for Independent.ie which the recorded in February of this year.

    “This charming man possesses possibly the most evocative, even beautiful, Irish singing voice ever recorded” – Barry Egan (The Sunday Independent)

    The music of August Wells has been described as “Strange other worldly chamber music”, “Sinatra singing Lou Reed songs” and “The secret marriage of Willy Nelson and Lee Hazlewood”

    Songs to walk across your troubled heart with.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVEdsTkn3gc

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAo0ZJyxojg

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  • Thu
    25
    Aug
    2016
    20:00Adm Free

    Kicking off the 'HotSpot to Harbour Roots Revival Festival' is an evening of song accompanied by.... the Ukulele! Bring along your Uke and Yodel!

    Free Beginners Workshop followed by a performance of ukulele folk & country songs from the Hotspot Ukes & Harbour Bar Ukuleles

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  • Fri
    26
    Aug
    2016
    Doors open 8.45pmTickets - Advance €13/ Pay on door €15

    Oh’ Brother, Where Art Thy Roots?

    The NIALL TONER BAND have recorded and released six all-original CDs, and signed a US record deal with PINECASTLE RECORDS in 2012. They have toured the USA, Germany, Holland and the UK, appearing at many prestigous Festivals, including MERLEFEST in NC. The new line-up features Richie Foley on Mandolin, Paddy Kiernan on Banjo, Johnny Gleeson on Dobro, Richard Gladney on Upright Bass, and Niall on Guitar, Banjo and Vocals.

    Niall's songs have been recorded by Bill Wyman [ Rolling Stones ], The Nashville Bluegrass Band, Albert Lee, Special Consensus and more. Hi instrumentals have been featured in GRAND THEFT AUTO IV, and the NASHVILLE TV drama series. Niall also presents ROOTS FREEWAY on RTE Radio One, on Saturday nights at 11pm.  www.nialltonerband.com

    Frankie Lane and Paul Kelly have been firmly established on the Irish music scene since the late 1980s, when both were members of the now legendary Fleadh Cowboys, a country rock band whose regular weekend concerts at The Olympia Theatre in Dublin were the talk of the city. Regular guests of the band back then included The Hothouse Flowers, John Prine, Nancy Griffith and members of The Waterboys.

    Frank & Paul have long since joined forces and between them have played and recorded  with the Sharon Shannon Band, The Dubliners, The Chieftans & Eleanor Shanley. Frankie and Paul’s live performances are frequently sublime, sometimes bizarre, but always totally entertaining. https://www.allcelticmusic.com/artists/Frankie+Lane.html

    The Neil Toner Band

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    Judge & Jury - The Niall Toner Band

  • Sat
    27
    Aug
    2016
    Doors open 8.30pmTickets - Advance €10/ Pay on door €12

    Dance the night away to Rock ‘n Roll, Rhythm ‘n Blues and Rockabilly with Tom Cat & the Zodiacs. The Zodiacs feature former and current members of some other well known Irish Rockin’ Bands including The Nervous Breakdowns, Rumbleshack, and The Runaway Boys.  The band’s sets are a mixture of classic covers and their own songs and arrangements all in the classic 1950′s style

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  • Sun
    28
    Aug
    2016
    16:30Adm Free

    Wind down your roots weekend with a session of folk, bluegrass, country & Americana. Musicians welcome.

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  • Sun
    04
    Sep
    2016
    16:30Free

    Friendly and welcoming  session for players’ and listeners’. New musicians welcome to join in. Folk, Trad, blues etc..  Hosted by Donnie & Burt

    harbour

    Photo by Vincent O Rourke - Gallery of Greystones Photos by Vincent & Anna O Rourke

  • Sun
    18
    Sep
    2016
    16:30Free

    Friendly and welcoming  session for players’ and listeners’. New musicians welcome to join in. Folk, Trad, blues etc..  Hosted by Donnie & Burt

    harbour

    Photo by Vincent O Rourke - Gallery of Greystones Photos by Vincent & Anna O Rourke

  • Sun
    25
    Sep
    2016
    16:30Pass The Hat

    Proteus are a jazz band [ 2 saxes, piano, guitar, bass, drums, vocals] and play music from the catalogue of Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Oliver Nelson and Herbie Hancock and others ; we also play music from the boss nova era. With the talented Aran McMahon on vocals, join us for an evening of excellent jazz tunes and songs.

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  • Fri
    30
    Sep
    2016
    Doors open 9pmTickets €10/€8

    Singer-songwriter Hank Wedel was born in The USA in the 1960's, grew up in NYC and Mallow, Co. Cork in the 1970's, lived for awhile in NYC in the 1980's and 1990's but is based in Cork City...   For those of you who were at Bob Dylan's B'day gig at the Hot Spot in May of this year, Hank was the main man!  He is well known for his involvement in the live music scene in that city, and, in the past, with bands such as "Princes Street" and "Open Kitchen", as well as a long-standing Monday night residency at Charlies Bar, Union Quay with mandolinst Ray Barron... Hank has also performed with Irish music legends Kila, Declan Sinnott, Shane McGowan and Bono.

    Irish folk-singer legend Christy Moore recorded Hank's song "Listen"and made it the title track of his best-selling 2009 album on Sony records. In 2012, Hank released a single entitled "Mighty Fine" written and performed by Hank and produced in Dublin by Larry Hogan. “Mighty Fine” was Hank’s first ever release on iTunes It made it to No. 4 on the Irish iTunes singles charts within two weeks of release. Since 2013, Hank has been working live and in the studio with Bassist/Vocalist Supremo Eleanor Healy and other  Irish-based musicians and has just released an album of brand new songs recorded and produced in Cork City by Christian Best.

    https://youtu.be/ggHkRpaPxjc     https://youtu.be/okAFOK8DgrE      https://youtu.be/Tq2-lSTBLXA

    The band will be joined by Greenshine - Girl in the Lavendar Dress - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzPzW7BW7Gk

    GREENSHINE is a family trio comprising Noel Shine, Mary Greene and their daughter Ellie. Their material straddles the boundaries of contemporary, folk and roots and includes many self-penned songs. Their fast picking and close harmonies are a treat to the ear. Noel is a multi-instrumentalist, turning his hand to guitar, bass, mandolin, banjo, bouzouki and traditional whistle and this musical dexterity had seen him much in demand as a session and band player by artists as diverse as The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem and funk and soul legends The Republic of Loose amongst many others.

    Mary brings rhythm guitar to the mix and her voice is a wonderfully versatile instrument. She has added her talents to the albums of Christy Moore, John Spillane, Mick Hanly and Frances Black as well as cult psychedelic outfit Dr. Strangely Strange.  Ellie Shine has grown up surrounded by music and has been performing in concerts and festivals since the age of 13.  She has a huge interest in the songs of the Muskerry Gaeltacht and reached the All-Ireland final of Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann's Sean-Nós Singing competition in her debut try-out. She accompanies herself on the ukulele.

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  • Fri
    07
    Oct
    2016
    Doors open 9pmTickets €10/€8

    With guitar, drums, bass and harmony singing, Psychedelic Pill is a four-piece band dedicated to delivering the music of Neil Young and Crazy Horse of the 1960’s and 1970’s.

    From delicate country tinged ballads laden with rich harmonies to driving rock numbers full of wailing guitar solos and screaming feedback, Psychedelic Pill demonstrates the vast accomplishments of one of the world’s best known artists spanning from the early years right through to his collaborations with Crazy Horse showcasing what is a beautifully schizophrenic collage of the best music 1960’s and 1970’s America had to offer.

    Psychedelic Pill includes members of two well-known folk bands – The Calvinists, who have been featured in the New York Times and have played on The Saturday Night Show on RTE, and Jukebox Gypsy who have successfully toured Ireland, the UK and Europe for over five years.
    Website: www.psychedelicpill.com
    Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/isaac-tabor-1/sets/psychedelic-pill
    Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Ag_zYA1O08

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  • Sun
    09
    Oct
    2016
    16:00Free

    Friendly and welcoming  session for players’ and listeners’. New musicians welcome to join in. Folk, Trad, blues etc.

    harbour

    Photo by Vincent O Rourke - Gallery of Greystones Photos by Vincent & Anna O Rourke

  • Fri
    14
    Oct
    2016
    Doors open 9pmTickets €18/€17/€16

    Four of Irelands finest are coming together to showcase their song writing and performing talents. Leslie Dowdall & Mike Hanrahan have been performing together since 2009 while Luan Parle & Clive Barnes have been performing together since 2014. This tour will see all four artists perform solo and collaborative sets.

    Meteor and Tatler Award winner Luan Parle’s top 10 hit single – Ghost, spent 3 months in the Irish Charts and was one of the most played songs on radio that year. Having signed her first record deal at just 12 years of age, Parle has written and recorded with some of the world’s most successful Grammy winning songwriters & producers.

    Front-woman of legendary Irish band - In Tua Nua, Leslie Dowdall’s solo career began in earnest with the release of her first album in 1997, the artfully entitled - No Guilt, No Guile. The album won high praise for the creativity, vision and the soulful vocals and included hit single - Wonderful Thing, among other highlights.

    Mike Hanrahan’s first solo recording - Someone Like You,  featured the timeless classic - We Had it, a song later recorded by Ronnie Drew, Eleanor Shanley and Mary Coughlan. Mike spent 14 years as a member of Stockton’s Wing and many years as producer, writer and guitarist with Ronnie Drew.

    Clive Barnes has been gaining a worldwide reputation as one of the finest songwriters and guitarists on today’s scene. Having played and recorded with Joe Cocker, Taj Mahal and Eric Bibb to name but a few, Clive has won various awards including Album of the Year in the US magazine – Acoustic Guitar.

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  • Sat
    15
    Oct
    2016
    Doors 8pm /Show starts at 9pm sharpTickets €13/€14/€15

    Celtic Soul are a 7-piece band band from Bangor delivering a very fine tribute to Van Morrison with excellent musicianship, authenticity and heart.

    Receiving critical acclaim from devout Van fans wherever they perform, you’ll hear the big hits like Jackie Wilson Said, Days Like This, and of course Brown Eyed Girl. You’ll also hear Ballerina, Cyprus Avenue, and In the Garden among many others in a packed show.

    Several live ‘unplugged’ performances on Gerry Kelly’s show on BBC Radio Ulster have boosted the band’s following. BBC’s Ralph McLean, a massive Van Morrison fan himself, describes Celtic Soul as ‘a great band’ and ‘a very fine tribute’. With more years than they care to remember playing in blues, folk, trad and jazz bands these musicians have the ingredients to combine and deliver Van’s music in an outstanding show.  Doors open 8pm. Show starts at 9pm sharp. Note: The first 20 tickets are €13!


    Cyprus Avenue

    Healing Game

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  • Sun
    16
    Oct
    2016
    16:30Pass The Hat

    Proteus are a jazz band [ 2 saxes, piano, guitar, bass, drums, vocals] and play music from the catalogue of Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Oliver Nelson and Herbie Hancock and others ; we also play music from the boss nova era. With the talented Aran McMahon on vocals, join us for an evening of excellent jazz tunes and songs.

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  • Fri
    28
    Oct
    2016
    Doors open 8pm Show starts at 9pmAdvance€12/ Pay on door €14

    Hot Spot House band plus special guests celebrate the birthday of legendary Canadian singer songwriter, poet and author Leonard Cohen.

    Doors open 8pm. Show 9pm. NOTE First 20 tickets are €10*

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  • Sun
    30
    Oct
    2016
    16:30Adm Free

    Pat invites you to come along, sit beside the fireplace and listen. Celebrate the great artists of the folk era to the present day from country, jazz'n blues and ragtime to Irish traditional songs and ballads, covering all genres of music in an acoustic format. Please note we encourage the audience to singalong but this is Not an open mic or singer songwriter session. Your hosts are Pat, Billy, Mick & Bert. Each week invited guest musicians will join the session. To participate, contact patbyr@gmail.com or leave your details at the Hot Spot.

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  • Fri
    04
    Nov
    2016
    Doors open 8pmTickets - Advance €8/ Pay on door €10

    An insightful lyricist and powerful live performer, Jack O’Rourke began 2016 in the manner in which he finished 2015 – a growing national profile with TV and radio appearances and critical acclaim, alongside the first tracks from his approaching debut album.  His song 'Silence' was chosen to soundtrack the Amnesty yes campaign in the marriage referendum, he has appeared on The Late Late , Sold Out his first Dublin headline show and recently picked up a 1st place award at The International Songwriting Competition,

    His songs speak of various human conditions with melodic flair, through young but wise eyes. There already have been flattering comparisons with the likes of David Bowie and Rufus Wainwright, but Jack has been determined to find his own voice amid a plentiful sea of influences – to ensure it is the unique qualities he possesses that he becomes best known for.

    “Every nook and cranny of The Other Side of Now is filled with harmony, rhythm and melody. The E.P. is crafted, both ‘Shining For You’ and the title-track move in great dynamic sweeps that showcase O’Rourke has total control over the sound, knowing when to rein it in or unleash it in equal measure. What’s more, the E.P. sounds exactly like the type of record Jack O’Rourke wanted to make, and you can’t say fairer than that. Rating: 9/10”   — The Last Mixed Tape

    “Jack O’ Rourke’s music has a grace and a glory to it that will stop you in your tracks and make you forget where you were going! “Silence” is one of the songs of the year for me.. “I’ll Forget You In The Morning” took me away too .... Beautiful honest songwriting delivered with a transporting musicality that will take you there... wherever you are going!”   — Fiachna O' Braonáin, RTE Radio 1

    “Silence is a modern rebel song. The song is truly beautiful. It the change that happened in Ireland”   — Cerys Matthews, BBC4 - The Great Irish Songbook, 2015

    “Cork singer with oodles of soul, blues and jazz, all wrapped up with a striking modern pop bow”   — Jim Carroll, The Irish Times

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    Jack O' Rourke - 'Silence' live on The Late Late Show

    Jack O' Rourke - 'Shining For You' Video

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  • Sun
    06
    Nov
    2016
    17:00Pass The Hat

    New eight-piece Soul Revival bring you well loved R&B classics from the legendary Stax and Motown labels. .. James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Jackie Wilson, Al Green, Wilson Pickett, Van Morrison and more!  Featuring Wayne Richardson on vocals and three-piece horn section. Don't miss this one!

    This is a PASS THE HAT gig! Donations gratefully accepted.

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  • Thu
    10
    Nov
    2016
    19:30Table of 4 - 40e

    Syria Vibes Pub  Quiz - To support medical and ambulance services in Syria and to help save as many lives as possible. To unite the world in solidarity for the victims of the Syrian Civil War.

    To participate contact Cillian Duffy or Aisling Leonard  Ph 086 066 2528.  https://www.facebook.com/events/1260801937299761/

    To donate https://www.facebook.com/syriasvibes/

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  • Fri
    11
    Nov
    2016
    Doors open 8..00Tickets - Advance €12 - €14

    Frankie Lane and Paul Kelly have been firmly established on the Irish music scene since the late 1980s, when both were members of the now legendary Fleadh Cowboys, a country rock band whose regular weekend concerts at The Olympia Theatre in Dublin were the talk of the city. Regular guests of the band back then included The Hothouse Flowers, John Prine, Nancy Griffith and members of The Waterboys.

    Frank & Paul have long since joined forces and between them have played and recorded  with the Sharon Shannon Band, The Dubliners, The Chieftans & Eleanor Shanley. Frankie and Paul’s live performances are frequently sublime, sometimes bizarre, but always totally entertaining. https://www.allcelticmusic.com/artists/Frankie+Lane.html

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  • Sun
    13
    Nov
    2016
    16:30Pass The Hat

    Seafoam Green is a Psych/Folk outfit fronted by Dublin born songwriter Dave O’Grady. He spent the last 15 years honing his craft as a songwriter with solo tours, bad record deals and the odd single release. Now comes the time for his first offering of songs. Produced by Rich Robinson (the result of a chance meeting during studio recordings in Nashville, 2011), the pair penned a number of songs together in the hills of Topanga, California, which came to be the debut Seafoam Green album due for release on 1st November 2016.

    https://vimeo.com/159544782

    http://www.daveogrady.com/

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    “Perfect” – Marthijn De Wit, RTV NOF, Holland

    “A hidden treasure” – High Voltage Magazine

    “A great talent” – BBC Radio Merseyside

    “A man bestowed with natural talent … O’Grady has the women swooning and the men jealous” – Bido Lito Magazine

    “He has an irresistible tone to his voice that comes across as emotional, haunting, pleading & bitter-sweet.” – I Review Rock

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  • Fri
    18
    Nov
    2016
    Doors open 8pmTickets €10 - €12

    World class gypsy jazz trio - Adrien Moign are joined by Hot Club of Dublin's Fintan Galligan.

    Young, talented guitarist Adrien Moignard will lead his trio through a diverse jazz repertoire, surfing effortlessly from Django Reinhardt to Wes Montgomery. With Mathieu Chatelain on rhythm guitar and Jérémie Arranger on double bass, they are part of this new generation evolving in Django’s footsteps, yet with their own sound, and language, conscious of an immortal heritage while at the same time looking towards the future. This trio continually astound audiences with the energy they transmit and their musical collaborations with the result that they have played for the past fifteen years in the most prestigious places and festivals !

    For their visit to Ireland they will be joined by their long time friend Fintan Gilligan from the infamous Hot Club of Dublin! A gathering not to be missed!

  • Sat
    19
    Nov
    2016
    Doors open 8pmTickets €13 - €15

    On Saturday, Nov 19, Songwriter’s Circle Tour comes to the Hot Spot Music Club in Greystones, bringing together three talented and diverse songwriters from around the world. From the UK, Peter Bruntnell, “One of England’s best kept musical secrets” according to 'Rolling Stone' and “One of the finest songwriters in Britain” according to 'The Independent' with reviewers and fans alike comparing him with Nick Drake and John Martyn.

    From the US, grandson of Irish railroad workers, Jeff Finlin of whom The Chicago Sun Times said: “FINLIN writes with the minimalist grit of Sam Shepard and Raymond Carver – tune in and you will hear an elusive magic.” Finlin has released several albums one of which ‘Music Row’ called  “A do it yourself piece of musical brilliance – Simply manna to the literate songwriter’s soul.”  Uncut called Finlin – “A real find.

    From Ireland, our very own Clive Barnes - a guitarist, singer and songwriter of rare quality. Clive has released four studio albums to date the latest of which The Ghost Country garnered rave four and five star reviews with previous album ‘Welcome To Farewell’ winning Album of the Year in US publication Acoustic Guitar. Clive has toured throughout the US and Europe as a solo act and also as lap steel guitarist with the likes of Eric Bibb, Joe Cocker and Taj Mahal. He has toured as opening act with Jeff Beck, Alison Krauss, Gary Clark Jr, David Crosby, Dr. John, Greg Allman, Solomon Burke, The Blind Boys Of Alabama, Seasick Steve, Rodrigo Y Gabriela and many many more.    Doors 8pm

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  • Sun
    20
    Nov
    2016
    16:30Pass The Hat

    Proteus are a jazz band [ 2 saxes, piano, guitar, bass, drums, vocals] and play music from the catalogue of Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Oliver Nelson and Herbie Hancock and others ; we also play music from the boss nova era. With the talented Aran McMahon on vocals, join us for an evening of excellent jazz tunes and songs.

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  • Fri
    25
    Nov
    2016
    Doors Open 8pm€16 - €18

    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.

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  • Sat
    26
    Nov
    2016
    Doors open 8pm€14 - €16

    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.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdD8QaNVMtQ&list=PL-98WDJXnmpLFx-3M882bpKhDbUbzrUQ4

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  • Sun
    27
    Nov
    2016
    16:30Adm Free

    Pat invites you to come along, sit beside the fireplace and listen. Celebrate the great artists of the folk era to the present day from country, jazz'n blues and ragtime to Irish traditional songs and ballads, covering all genres of music in an acoustic format. Please note we encourage the audience to singalong but this is not an open mic or singer songwriter session. Your hosts are Pat, Billy, Mick & Bert. Each week invited guest musicians will join the session. To participate, contact patbyr@gmail.com or leave your details at the Hot Spot.

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  • Sun
    04
    Dec
    2016
    16:30Pass The Hat

    John Blek is constantly proving himself to be a prolific writer of some of the most beautiful folk music being created today, both solo and with his band John Blek & the Rats. It is less than 12 months since the band released their last record and already John is ready to share his latest work “Cut the Light”. He has just  announced the release of his highly anticipated second solo album entitled “Cut the Light”. This sophomore outing will be hitting shelves and online stores on the 30th  September 2016.

    The album was recorded in Bantry, West Cork, Ireland over a period of four days in early spring. A collection of eleven original contemporary folk songs carefully crafted and documented with the help of Davie Ryan (Drums), Brian Hassett (Bass Guitar) and Brian Casey (Producer). With a sound that harks back to that of Bert Jansch and Liege & Lief era Fairport Convention, “Cut the Light” is likely to become a favourite amongst both new listeners and existing fans.

    “Cut the Light is an album I have wanted to record for quite a while. I pushed myself to become a better instrumentalist and songwriter on these songs and really focused on creating a collection of pieces that could live together on a cohesive album. It’s something I’m very proud of...…. “ John Blek

    The album is being put out independently in Ireland on John Blek and the Rats own WARR label and through Tonetoaster Records in Germany.

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  • Fri
    09
    Dec
    2016
    Doors open 8pmTickets €13 - €15

    Honor Heffernan (vocals) and Trevor Knight (keyboards) together with their band (Ed Deane guitar, Garvan Gallagher bass, and Tom Jamieson drums) will present an exciting evening of original music interspersed with songs by writers such as Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, Brecht and Weill , Diamanda Gallas and Peter Green.

    The original songs will be taken from their acclaimed show “The Whistling Girl”, featuring music composed by Trevor that was inspired by the poetry of the great American poet, wit and critic Dorothy Parker.

    The songs are each infused with a unique ‘voice’, creating individual tableaux or dream moments from Parker’s psyche, conjuring up images from her tempestuous life of outrageous celebrity as founding member of the notorious Algonquin set in New York, and as civil rights activist in America and Spain during the Spanish Civil War.

    “I shall stay the way I am, because I do not give a damn!”     (Dorothy Parker)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p18we0Tyyoc&feature=youtu.be

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  • Sat
    10
    Dec
    2016
    Doors open 8pmTickets €16 - €18

    Andy Irvine is one of the great Irish singers, his voice one of a handful of truly great ones that gets to the very soul of Ireland. He has been hailed as "a tradition in himself." Musician, singer and songwriter, Andy has maintained his highly individual performing skills throughout his 45-year career. From Sweeney's Men in the mid 60s, to the enormous success of Planxty in the 70s and then from Patrick Street to Andy Irvine & Dónal Lunny's Mozaik, Andy has been a world music pioneer and an icon for traditional music and musicians.

    Earlybird Tickets €16  - Cutoff is Nov 10th.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l06ozEXOSaY&list=RDkBz8PUWAczg&index=5

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  • Wed
    28
    Dec
    2016
    Doors open 8pmTickets €7/€9
    Contemporary folk & indie night with Orchid Collective band & singer songwriter Cat Dowling.

    Cat Dowling writes beautiful dark pop songs with her voice been lauded as one of the most wonderful and evocative in Irish contemporary music. Her husky and achingly intimate vocals will draw you in from the outset. Dowling has played and fronted numerous music projects, released several albums and has lent her vocals on many collaborative projects the most recent of which was selected for ABCs - How to to get away with Murder starring Emmy- winning actress Viola Davis.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-u5RkiqUjeE

    Orchid Collective have been together for over a year and have gigged relentlessly throughout Ireland working tirelessly to create a fresh and exciting live show for their growing audience. They mix a combination of vocal harmonies and ambient soundscapes, akin to the likes of their inspirations - from old Californian folk artists like Crosby, Stills and Nash and Neil Young to modern day artists Villagers, James Vincent McMorrow and Bon Iver. - “Melding indie- pop hooks, alternative- folk tinged vocal harmonies and post- rock inflected grandeur, the sound of ‘Lay As Stone’ bodes very well for the groups future” The Last Mix Tape
     
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    “It’s always a pleasure to find a gem of new Irish music in the State inbox”
    State Magazine
     
  • Sat
    31
    Dec
    2016
    Doors open 8pmTickets €14 - €18

    General Hoedown & Knees Up!

    In the tradition of "Jools Holland's" HOOTENANNY The Hot Spot Music Club presents you with a cocktail of music with the cream of Irish Musicians to ring in the old and bring in the new! James Delaney on Keyboard has played with Van Morrison to name but one......Ed Deane has played with them all, and backed by the musician's choice of drummer & bass player - Kevin Malone & Garvan Gallagher! All fronted by Donald Fean & guests. Enjoy rockabilly & blues, blue suedes and smooches with a shit kickin band and an attitude to match. Close out the year with a jive in our dive!

    Bring your dancing shoes!! Dress Up optional but more fun. Nibbles & Midnight toast included!

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  • Sat
    07
    Jan
    2017
    Doors open 8pmTickets €13* - €15

    World renowned Irish Guitarist, Producer, Songwriter and Folk Legend Declan Sinnott is a founding member of Horslips and Moving Hearts. Declan Sinnott has been making music of nearly 50 years and has worked as a guitarist and producer for Christy Moore for over thirty years, regularly appearing with him on tour. He guided the career of Mary Black for over thirteen years. Declan enjoys writing and released his first solo album, “I love the noise it makes” at the youthful age of 62. All the songs on the album are either written by Declan or co-written with his good friend, Owen O’Brien. The songs were recorded at Declan’s own home studio, plus he played all the instruments on the album. All harmonies on “Window on the World” were sung by Vickie Keating.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FOjrUqoOH0

    *Earlybird ticket cutoff is Dec 14th

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  • Sun
    05
    Feb
    2017
    16:30Donations for the Caroline Foundation welcome

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  • Fri
    10
    Feb
    2017
    Doors open 8pmTickets €14*- €16

    Martin Simpson is listed in Gibson Guitars’ Top 30 Acoustic Guitarists of all time, and Acoustic Guitar readers voted him number 12 guitarist in the world in 2005. Universally acclaimed as one of the finest ever acoustic and slide guitar players, and a fine banjo-picker to boot, his solo shows bear witness to an artist at the very top of his game. Whether interpreting material from tradition or singing his own potent self-penned songs, Simpson is a remarkable storyteller: captivating and profoundly moving. His own songwriting produced the poignant ‘Never Any Good’, from Prodigal Son, 2007’s Folk Album of the Year.

    Martin continues to collaborate with a dazzling array of people from across the musical spectrum: Jackson Browne, Martin Taylor, June Tabor, Richard Hawley, Bonnie Raitt, Danny Thompson, David Hidalgo, Danú, Richard Thompson and Dom Flemons are among the great musicians he has worked with.    *Note: The first 25 Tickets are €14.

    http://www.martinsimpson.com/

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  • Sat
    11
    Feb
    2017
    Doors open 8pmTickets €14 - €16

    Due to the death of our much loved Ladies Man, the recently sold out Leonard Cohen tribute is coming back to the Hot Spot on February 11th, with an even bigger band of musicians & guests! There is a limited number of tickets available for 14e.

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  • Sat
    18
    Feb
    2017
    Doors open 8pmTickets €14 - €16

    Due to the death of our much loved Ladies Man, the recently sold out Leonard Cohen tribute is coming back to the Hot Spot on February 18th, with an even bigger band of musicians & guests! There is a limited number of tickets available for 14e.

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  • Sun
    19
    Feb
    2017
    16:30Admission Free/Donations Welcome

    Eamon MurrayDarin “Diego” Joye

    Eamon is one of Ireland's top harmonica players, an excellent tenor sax player & singer who 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, Clannad and The Ed Deane band.

    www.aimomusic.ie 

    Darin “Diego” Joye was reared on a slice of old California scrubland near the outskirts of San Diego County. A steady diet of Hank Thompson, Leon Russell, and Willie ‘n’ Waylon records planted a permanent twang in young Diego’s heart that emerged when he first picked up the guitar and started picking. Thirty years on, Diego has worked up a few chops on Mandolin, Lap Steel, Piano, Bass, and Drums to round out his musicality and keep things interesting. Since landing in Ireland he has played with  a number of line ups including The Yellers (USA) and The Birds of Olympus.

    They will be playing an eclectic mix of Blues, Country and Jazz, including great tunes by Little Walter and Muddy Waters, Willie Nelson and Bobby Charles, Mose Alison, Ray Charles and Duke Ellington.

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  • Fri
    24
    Feb
    2017
    Doors open 8pmTickets - €14 - €16
    NoCrows is an eclectic sextet featuring violinist Steve Wickham of Waterboy's fame, Anna Houston from Switzerland on cello and mandolin, Russian Violinist Oleg Ponomarev, Spanish guitarist Felip Carbonell, Ray Coen on fiddle & guitar and bassist Eddie Lee.  NoCrows repertoire is truly global as their music ranges from Portugal to Moldova, from Brittany to Russia, from Venezuela to Greece and beyond. The band borrows from the classical oeuvre as it does from jazz, trad, folk and world music as well as the band members own compositions. Mallorcan guitarist Felip Carbonell with his flamenco/manouche style guitar provides the engine for the band’s exciting and stylish music. The bands melodies arrive on the wings of the violin, mandolin and cello. Steve Wickham of ‘the Waterboys’ and Oleg Ponomarev are the violinists.  Tickets may purchased on this website, by phone 087 291 7519 or Pay on Door.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubaY5yblAqs&app=desktop

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  • Sun
    26
    Feb
    2017
    16:30Adm Free

    Pat invites you to come along, sit beside the fireplace and listen. Celebrate the great artists of the folk era to the present day from country, jazz'n blues and ragtime to Irish traditional songs and ballads, covering all genres of music in an acoustic format. Please note we encourage the audience to singalong but this is not an open mic or singer songwriter session. Your hosts are Pat, Billy, Mick & Bert. Each week invited guest musicians will join the session. To participate, contact patbyr@gmail.com or leave your details at the Hot Spot.

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  • Fri
    03
    Mar
    2017
    Sat
    04
    Mar
    2017
    20:00Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray

    PLEASE NOTE: This show has moved to the bigger stage at Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray.  Show starts at 8pm. Tickets 20e/18e   Book online - www.mermaidartscentre.ie or phone box office 01 2724030 

    A music journey charting women’s role in the progression of the blues, features Flo Mc Sweeney, Clara Rose Monahan, Emma Nicolai & Jhil Quinn. This show premieres in the Mermaid Arts Centre in Bray on Sat July 16th.

    It was Valentine’s day 1920 when Mamie Smith stepped up to the microphone in The Okeh Company in New York and shouted out “That Thing Called Love”, making the first recording of a black female vocalist! It led to a second recording which sold 75000 copies in its first month of release and although it wasn’t a classic blues recording it opened the door to a generation of “Classic Blues” vocalists.

    Through that door came Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, Ida Cox, Alberta Hunter and many more transforming the blues from local folk music into the art form it is today. These blues women brought black culture into the American main stream. These women are the “Classic Women“ of the blues and have made a significant contribution to the development of jazz and blues in popular music. As the recording industry developed, male country blues singers were discovered, but it was the ladies who kick started it all!

    In ‘Ladies in the Blues’ we pay tribute to these women, singing such songs as CC Ryder, St James Infirmary, Black Coffee Blues, I Put a Spell on You, Bring it on Home to Me, Ball and Chain, Piece of My Heart, Feelin' Good, Little Red Rooster, I'd Rather Go Blind, Ain't Nobody's Business and many more.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sB2w3VaLAg

    Misunderstood - Emma Nicolai, James Delaney, Ed Deane, Kevin Malone & Garv Gallagher

    https://soundcloud.com/user-708241042/dont-let-me-be-misunderstood

    www.ladiesintheblues.com

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  • Fri
    03
    Mar
    2017
    Doors open 8pmTickets/Admission €8
    Monsters of Metal are a 5 piece heavy metal tribute band from Dublin covering classic heavy metal bands from Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Whitesnake, Judas Priest, AC/DC, Van Halen, Dio, Motorhead, Guns & Roses, Motley Crue and many more,
    Its a 2 hour set complete with backdrops giving the show an authentic Rock n Roll Atmosphere
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  • Sat
    04
    Mar
    2017
    Doors open 8pmTickets/Admission €7

    Heading off to SXSW in Austin, Texas in a few weeks time, it’s unheard of for a band to blend and migrate between sonic textures with such casual prowess as have The Birds of Olympus. ‘Boulder dash’, you say, ‘that’s unheard of.’ Well, prepare yourself for some new truth, my friend. Prepare for a brain bomb.

    They say it all began the day Spud Murphy had a thunderous headache. Out from the cracks and crevices of his skull came the fully formed Birds of Olympus.The Birds descended from the lofty heights of the abstract air into the earthly realm of the human heart, the Dance. There they shifted form, metamorphosing into vine-like serpents that swam into the (reverberating) canals of the ears of those whom had finally learned to hear. Hear the call. The call of something intangible that inexplicably makes human flesh move, come alive.

    The Birds of Olympus incorporate different, sometimes opposing, sounds in order to achieve a consonance that registers as both mellow and powerful at the same time. For instance, just as the earthy psychedelic and tranquilized beats of songs like ‘Lights Out’ and ‘Cinder to the Sun’ have you nestled into that thoughtful place, ‘Vine of the Soul’ rolls in all rosy-eyed and looking for a dance. It’s a mixed bag.

    Formed in the breezey coastal town of Wicklow, the band is the brainchild of former Hybrasil frontman Spud Murphy, Donal Colohan (Guitar), and Derek Byrne (Drums), Darin Joye (Guitar) and Rory Clarke (Bass).   https://soundcloud.com/birdsofolympus

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  • Sun
    05
    Mar
    2017
    16:30Admission Free/Donations Welcome

    Enjoy a chilled afternoon in the complany of John O Regan and Damian Hillan aka Johnny & the Great Dames, playing a mixture of fok rock & blues from Paul Simon to Lou Reed.

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  • Sat
    11
    Mar
    2017
    Doors open 8pmAdvance purchase €10 / Pay on door €12

    Join us for our New Orelans style Rhythm n' Blues, Rock n'Roll &  Social Dance Night. This fun-filled night is suitable for everyone and aims to provide an evening filled with great dance music from live band, Gavin Povey & the Oke She Moke She Pops! This will be a stompin’, jivin’, groovin’ evening! We’ll be rolling back the chairs and freeing up the dance floor so dust off your crepe soles and get on down and get rockin! (or just sit quietly and tap your feet!)

    Van Morrison and Joe Cocker, Albert Lee and Grahame Parker, Meatloaf and Al Green all have one thing in common!  They have all shared the stage with Gavin Povey who is probably the best exponent of Rhythm & Blues, Boogie-Woogie, Swing, Stride, Funk and Rock & Roll to be seen in Ireland since the foundation of the state almost ninety nine years ago. Mixed in with this elixir are hints of Jazz, Country and Blues too. Expect classic songs from all eras of New Orleans style music as well as some of their own material.

    50s/60s/70s Dress up is optional but more fun!!

    Iko Iko

    Hook, Line & Sinker

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  • Fri
    17
    Mar
    2017
    15:00

    Come along and listen or participate in our open session. Singers & musicians welcome.

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  • Sat
    18
    Mar
    2017
    Doors open 8pmAdvance purchase €7 / Pay on door €9
    David Rooney with full band featuring songs from his debut album Bound Together plus a display of his artwork.
    Support from  Mildred Fox and Christian Hind

    In January 2016, David Rooney began recording his debut album ‘Bound Together’. With Declan O’Rourke as co-producer he put together some of the finest musicians in the country. These included jazz drummer Conor Guilfoyle and bassist Baz Rycraft who along with Jay Wilson on piano, create a broad soundscape for Rooney’s songs to inhabit. Add in the sweetness and spice of Palestinian vocalist Ruba Shamshoum and you have a genre defying collection of songs that draw from folk, jazz, and country, all played with more than a little soul. A Kilmacanogue resident, David will be having his Co. Wicklow launch of the album at the Hotspot on March 18th. with the full recording band.

    David is better known as a visual artist. As a contributor to The Irish Times and Hotpress, his editorial illustration work has reflected the tumultuous changes in Irish society. Recent work has focused mainly on cultural projects including the BBC series ‘The Story of Ireland’, Titanic Experience Belfast and the Stonehenge Visitor Centre.

    ‘1916 - Portraits and Lives’, was published by the Royal Irish Academy. The 42 original portraits, were exhibited in Kilmainham Gaol for 2016 and will soon move to the Pearse Museum in Rathfarnham. Prints from the exhibition will be on display at the concert.

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  • Sat
    25
    Mar
    2017
    Doors open 8pmAdvance purchase €10 / Pay on door €12

    Following on from their amazing gig in the Hotspot in November Soul Revival  make their return to the Hotspot on Saturday the 25th March. With the mighty sound of a three piece brass section, soulful guitar, keyboards and featuring the sensational vocals of  Wayne Richardson (who is also lead vocalist with the Dublin Gospel Choir), Soul Revival perform the perfect blend of contemporary R’N’B, Soul, and Funk.  The band recreate timeless classics from the legendary Motown,  Atlantic and Stax labels, as well as the music and songs of Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Amy Winehouse, Otis Redding, Gnarls Barkley, Prince, Jackie Wilson, Otis Redding, Van Morrison to name a few.

    Their set includes many of the above artists' hits such as Higher and Higher, It’s A Mans World, Crazy, I Feel Good, Mustang Sally, I’m No Good, Superstition, Love And Happiness, Take Me To the River, Moondance, Masterblaster – Jammin, Try A Little Tenderness, Ex’s and Oh’s, Unchain My Heart, Proud Mary, Midnight Hour and much more.

    Band Line up includes: Pete Mc Gowan - guitar, Clare Stephens - Trombone, Wayne Richardson -Vocals, Christian Hind - Bass, Vocals, Dermot Jeffares -Drums, Ken Potter - Trumpet, Francesco Manno - Saxaphone and Peter Reade - Keyboards

    Get your danceing shoes out and dont miss a great night of music.

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  • Sun
    26
    Mar
    2017
    16:30Adm Free

    Pat invites you to come along, sit beside the fireplace and listen. Celebrate the great artists of the folk era to the present day from country, jazz'n blues and ragtime to Irish traditional songs and ballads, covering all genres of music in an acoustic format. Please note we encourage the audience to singalong but this is not an open mic or singer songwriter session. Your hosts are Pat, Billy, Mick & Bert. Each week invited guest musicians will join the session. To participate, contact patbyr@gmail.com or leave your details at the Hot Spot.

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  • Fri
    31
    Mar
    2017
    Doors open 8pm€14 - €16

    Ireland’s premier tribute to the Super group Fleetwood Mac, bring you on a magical musical journey from the Peter Green blues era to the multi-platinum selling Anglo/American band that still tour today.

    Originally the “Best White Blues Band” to come out of the 60s, Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac had several memorable hits and influenced scores of others great bands that were to follow them, and/or cover their songs, such as Led Zeppelin and Santana.

    When Peter Green left the band, Mick Fleetwood & John McVie kept the show on the road, being joined first by Christine Perfect (later McVie) and then Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks. These three talented and prolific songwriters brought a distinctive style and unique fusion of rock, pop and country to the band. The turmoil of the bands private lives was played out in their music. Nicks & Buckingham soon gained iconic status in fronting the new line-up. Fleetwood Mac enjoyed a rebirth, producing many classic hits including the outstanding Rumours album. They went on to even greater worldwide success than the original line-up.

    6 piece band, MACK FLEETWOOD deliver a spellbinding show. Their love of the material and musical prowess shines through in each song. They will bewitch you with authentic renditions all your favourite Fleetwood Mac hits

    https://soundcloud.com/ciaran-kelly-10/songbird

    https://soundcloud.com/ciaran-kelly-10/seven-wonderslive-recording

    https://soundcloud.com/ciaran-kelly-10/big-love

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  • Sun
    02
    Apr
    2017
    16:30Free

    Friendly and welcoming  session for players’ and listeners’. New musicians welcome to join in. Folk, Trad, blues etc..  Hosted by Donny

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    Photo by Vincent O Rourke - Gallery of Greystones Photos by Vincent & Anna O Rourke

  • Fri
    07
    Apr
    2017
    Doors open 8pmTickets €10 or Pay on the Door

    The legendary Cyclones come back together again for a night of rock n' roll and dancing to celebrate and remember their friend - Barry Flynn. All proceeds from the night will benefit CCRT (Cancer Clinical Research Trust) and Greystones Cancer Support. Tickets are available in advance from Greystones Cancer Support and the Hot Spot Music Club during opening hours or by phone 087 2917519, or from  Brian Whelan 086 8134080

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  • Sun
    09
    Apr
    2017
    16:30Adm Free

    Pat invites you to come along, sit beside the fireplace and listen. Celebrate the great artists of the folk era to the present day from country, jazz'n blues and ragtime to Irish traditional songs and ballads, covering all genres of music in an acoustic format. Please note we encourage the audience to singalong but this is not an open mic or singer songwriter session. Your hosts are Pat, Billy, Mick & Bert. Each week invited guest musicians will join the session. To participate, contact patbyr@gmail.com or leave your details at the Hot Spot.

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  • Sat
    15
    Apr
    2017
    Doors open 8pmPre book €8 / Pay €10 on door

    Easter Saturday Party – Come resurrect yourself on the Hotspot dancefloor!

    The Wicklow Dance Club is taking a break from its Bel Air base and moving closer to town to the Hot Spot Music Club. Two comfortable rustic rooms for dancing, sitting, chatting, drinking at the bar, and dancing again....  The rhythms remain the same – always different – from all corners and all comers. The punters are warm, friendly and gesturally expressive!  We hope you can make it!

    1916 7 Vanity Fair Dancers by the Sea

     

  • Fri
    28
    Apr
    2017
    Doors open 8pmTickets €8 - €10

    Soul Agreed

    Representing the legends of Northern Soul, Motown and some unsung heroes; they couldn’t agree on a name but they did on soul. A band was born and finally named by six devoted parents.

    Fronted by the rich and rootsy vocals of Lou Max, with soulful sax from Tony Two Times, kickin’ keys from Major Pete-atonic and Twisted Thorn on funky guitar. Keeping it real and keeping the rhythm are Turnaround Tony (bass) and C. Fields (drums).

    We hope you’re ‘Comin’ Down’! So ‘Reach Out’ of your ‘Rocking Chair’ and ‘Get Ready’ to twist those heels to Jackie Wilson’s squeals. Lend your lobes to the sounds of Sharon Jones. Don’t miss the ‘Long Train Runnin’ or you’ll have to walk ’25 Miles’ with ‘Nowhere to Run’. ‘Hold On’ to your wig and don’t miss the gig or you’ll be ‘Cussin’ & Cryin’ that you only ‘Heard it through the Grapevine’.

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  • Sun
    30
    Apr
    2017
    17:00Adm Free

    Celebrate the great artists of the folk era to the present day from country, jazz'n blues and ragtime to Irish traditional songs and ballads, covering all genres of music in an acoustic format. Please note we encourage the audience to singalong but this is not an open mic or singer songwriter session. Your hosts are Pat, Billy, Mick & Bert. Each week invited guest musicians will join the session. To participate, contact patbyr@gmail.com or leave your details at the Hot Spot.

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  • Fri
    05
    May
    2017
    Doors open 8pmAdvance purchase €8 / Pay on door €10

    Chicago-born jazz/punk/barrelhouse musician Stephanie Nilles has been doin’ Kesey proud one bar at a time since 2008, hustling around the United States, Europe, and Canada (except from 2009-2010 for legal reasons), averaging 150 gigs a year, and captivating unsuspecting listeners with a voice that would make Jelly Roll Morton look orthodox and Ma Rainey look sober.

    Stephanie has performed regularly on the east village anti-folk scene; sung with Bobby McFerrin in Carnegie Hall, directed the musical program of a Brooklyn burlesque series, covered Busta Rhymes’ “Break Ya Neck” in the skeletal remains of a bombed-out cathedral in Nuremberg, been invited to perform official showcases at SXSW and International Folk Alliance, and self-released 4 full-length albums

    https://youtu.be/ReeCQX4_xhA

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  • Fri
    12
    May
    2017
    Doors open 8pmTickets €10 - €12

    Bringing you the best blues from the best band of musicians that Ireland has to offer.
    The BAND includes: Republic of Loose frontman, Mick Pyro, Guitar & Vocals, Mick has supported U.2., The Roots, Ian Brown, The Neville Brothers, Guns n Roses, Snow Patrol etc. And on keyboards, James Delaney, who has played with Sharon Shannon, Van Morrison, Paul Brady, Chuck Berry & Andrew Strong.

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  • Sun
    14
    May
    2017
    17:00Admission Free/Donations Welcome

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  • Sat
    20
    May
    2017
    Doors open 8pmTickets €15* - €20

    Dublin trad legends & Wicklow locals, Kila return to the Hot Spot on May 2oth. Check out this stunning review of their new album, Alive.

    Recorded during Kila’s 2016 tour of venues and festivals throughout Ireland – specifically at the Civic Theatre, Tallaght and Vicar Street – this live outing showcases the eight-piece South Dublin collective at the height of their magnificent onstage powers. With crowd noise low in the mix, there’s little sense initially of it being an actual live recording. But the playing is, as always with Kila, energetic and inspired, while the band – still led by the O’Snodaigh brothers, Colm, Rossa and Ronan – retain their wonderful sense of musical adventure.

    Pulsating and polyrhythmic, the opener ‘An Tiománaí’ – that’s ‘The Driver’ as Gaeilge – sets the scene for an incendiary ride through their two-decade long catalogue. Blending swampy guitar, a part spoken-word vocal, and an infectious traditional air, it captures all the elements which have made Kila such a unique live force.

    An instrumental, ‘Skinheads’, starts out in a slow, mellow fashion, with some lovely ensemble playing, seamlessly weaving whistles, flute and guitar together, before igniting into in an almost Riverdance-style crescendo of fast rhythms and dense organic textures. Displaying influences ranging from Horslips and Moving Hearts to Jethro Tull, the epic seven-minute piece goes through several time signature changes, before building to a spectacular finale. This is great stuff.

    Meanwhile a funky bassline and an urgent melody underscore the familiar ‘Electric Landlady’ – a popular single from around a decade or so ago that puns exquisitely on the Jimi Hendrix album title – while the harmonies on the largely a capella ‘Raise the Road’ are impressively precise.

    Elsewhere, Middle Eastern and Afro textures are apparent on the atmospheric ‘Pota’, underlining Kila’s world music credentials, while other highlights include the haunting ballad ‘Babymouse’ and ‘Mutatu’, which showcases the wonderful uileann pipe playing of James Mahon. Long may they dance rings around us all...

    Limited Seating. Tickets available online, from Hot Spot during opening hours or by Ph 087 291 7519 (cr.card).

    *FIRST 15 Tickets are €15!!  Then €18 - €20

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  • Sun
    21
    May
    2017
    17:00Adm Free

    Celebrate the great artists of the folk era to the present day from country, jazz'n blues and ragtime to Irish traditional songs and ballads, covering all genres of music in an acoustic format. Please note we encourage the audience to singalong but this is not an open mic or singer songwriter session. Your hosts are Pat, Billy, Mick & Bert. Each week invited guest musicians will join the session. To participate, contact patbyr@gmail.com or leave your details at the Hot Spot.

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  • Fri
    26
    May
    2017
    Doors open 8pmTickets €8 - €10

    Global Dance night with DJ Nigel Woods

    The Wicklow Dance Club is taking a break from its Bel Air base and moving closer to town to the Hot Spot Music Club. Two comfortable rustic rooms for dancing, sitting, chatting, drinking at the bar, and dancing again....  The rhythms remain the same – always different – from all corners and all comers. The punters are warm, friendly and gesturally expressive!  We hope you can make it! Free Dance / All Ages!

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  • Sat
    27
    May
    2017
    Doors open 8pmTickets €12 - €14

    Bob Dylan's 76th Birthday Bash.

    Hot Spot House Band includes James Delaney on keys, Paul Kelly (Fleadh Cowboys) on fiddle, Colm Quearney on lead guitar plus a treasure trove of guest musicians including Hank Wedel all the way up from Cork!

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  • Sun
    28
    May
    2017
    17:00Admission Free/Donations Welcome

    “Martyn Travis writes with the skill and subtlety of a great short story writer. The result is truth illuminated by a light only he can shine. His song ‘Father and a Son’, is devastatingly good.”Buddy Mondlock, Nashville Singer/Songwriter

    Martyn Travis became a fisherman at the age of 14 and wrote his first song at 15, a love song that only a teenager could write! At 17 he wrote “The Man from Tralee” and to this day it is one of his most requested songs. A true story that captures a part of his life as a young fisherman and recounts the common story of tragedy at sea. Life at Sea is revisited time and time again in his song writing. “What’s important to me is to real life experience, snapshots of life that can be encapsulated in a song. It’s all about music, people, love, lost love, loss, work, strong women, fishing, connection….I could go on…”  He followed his dream, to write and perform his own songs. Martyn left Ireland and spentmany years, based in Amsterdam, treading the boards in Holland, Belgium, Germany and theUSA, playing folk clubs, festivals and small theatres. He has recorded a few CD’s along theway and feel blessed that many of my songs have been recorded by other artists. These days Martyn is fishing, writing, recording and gigging.

    Donald McNeill is a multi-instrumentalist from the North coast of Scotland, accompanying Martyn Travis on keyboards and guitar. He performs, writes and arranges across a wide variety of genres, accompanying artists in Eire, Britain and Europe

  • Sat
    10
    Jun
    2017
    Doors open 8pmTickets €10 - €12

    Buffalo Soul is a 6 piece collective of musicians from all over the world based in Dublin, the band pays tribute to the legendary Bob Marley, the most influential Jamaican musician of all time and his timeless music.

    Plazi Halao: Vocals, Guitar
    Andres S. Macnamara: Keyboard
    Vlad Andranoche: Sax
    Alberto de La Cruz: Percussion
    Bruno Botica: Drums
    Isra: Bass

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  • Fri
    16
    Jun
    2017
    Doors open 8pmTickets €14 - €16

    The name Buckley has dominated the world of Jazz both nationally and internationally for decades and Richie Buckley is probably the most famous, having played sax for such luminaries as Van Morrison along with just about everyone else in the music business in Ireland. Richie, plus Wicklow resident, Nigel Mooney - favoured guitar player of the great Georgie Fame are teaming up for a blistering evening of jazz and blues. The team includes Richie’s cousin Hugh Buckley on guitar and Myles Drennan on keyboards. Myles hails from an equally illustrious family music dynasty - his father was pianist, Tony Drennan & his brother is renowned guitarist, Anto. On bass is the great Dave Fleming and, the jazz musician’s choice of drummer – Dominic Mullen – on drums! This is a force to be reckoned with and a rare opportunity to see the full complement of the greats of Irish jazz and blues on one stage for one night only. This performance takes place on FRI June 16 at the Hot Spot Music Club in Greystones; it being the perfect venue for a rare performance such as this! Not to be missed by imbibers of great music!

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  • Fri
    23
    Jun
    2017
    Doors open 8pmTickets €8 - €10

    The Outlaw Country Show features the songs of Steve Earle, Guy Clarke, Townes Van Zandt, Willy Nelson, Ray Wylie Hubbard and John Prine.

    The Show has attracted sell-out crowds for Culture Ireland Night in The Duke of York, Belfast, Out to Lunch Festival in The Black Box, Belfast and Bangor Chamber of Commerce. Gig is scheduled for Alley, Waterside and Flowerfields Theatres.

    Expect to hear:-  LA Freeway, Hello in There, If I Needed You, Mama’s Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys, Angel From Montgomery, Techumse Valley, Desperados Waiting On A Train, Up Against The Wall Red Neck Mother, Goodbye, Let Him Roll, Pancho and Lefty, All of Me, Anyhow I Love You, Dublin City Blues, Copperhead Road etc

    Barry Johnston - Acoustic Guitar -  Front man with ‘Illegal Smile’.  Barry has been playing on the music scene in Ireland for many years. He has also specialised in Americana and produced many John Prine tribute shows.

    Rod Patterson - Double Bass.  Rod has worked as a professional musician in a diverse range of musical situations.  His work as a musical director includes 7 years in UTV’s 'Kelly Show' and recent sessions include 'The Priest's At Christmas' from Parliament Buildings, Stormont.  He has toured with Freddie White and Mary Coughlan.

    Ivan Gilliland - Guitar and Mandolin.  Ivan has worked with such luminaries as James Galway, Sinead O’Connor, Phil Coulter and Christina Auguilera to name a few.  He is world class musician and brings a subtle support guaranteed to please the ear in the wonderful songs.

    https://youtu.be/FpnJDoPYSCo

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  • Sat
    24
    Jun
    2017
    Doors open 8pmTickets €22 - €24.50

    Mick Flannery realised a long time ago that - "at the end of the day and the heel of the hunt, you’re left with the songs. Everything else comes and goes – the shows and the tours and the applause and the acclaim which goes with them, the prattle and the palaver which accompany an album release. Everything else fades out of view. Everything else doesn’t matter in the long run.

    But the songs remain. The songs you write on your own stick around. They’re going to be here for many years to come so they deserve to be treated with due care and utmost respect in the creation process."

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cO6zakt0lgc

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7z-mo73oDk8

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  • Sat
    08
    Jul
    2017
    Doors open 8pmTickets €8 - €10

    Global Dance night with DJ Nigel Woods

    The Wicklow Dance Club is taking a break from its Bel Air base and moving closer to town to the Hot Spot Music Club. Two comfortable rustic rooms for dancing, sitting, chatting, drinking at the bar, and dancing again....  The rhythms remain the same – always different – from all corners and all comers. The punters are warm, friendly and gesturally expressive!  We hope you can make it! Free Dance / All Ages!

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  • Sun
    23
    Jul
    2017
    17:00Admission Free/Donations Welcome

    We Raise Bears bring their unique sound to The Hot Spot as part of an upcoming Irish Tour. We Raise Bears’ music has continued to gain critical attention, with BBC Radio recently attributed it with having "such a uniqueness in sound, a character, a confidence and an intelligence as well". Their now recognisably poignant and political lyricism has been described as “stunning” (Dublin Concerts).

    In November 2016, the band released a well-received debut EP, which gained airplay across BBC radio, RTE radio 1, 2FM and TXFM, as well as on Irish and UK regional stations. We Raise Bears have performed at festivals that include Hard Working Class Heroes, Other Voices, Canalaphonic, Electric Picnic, Vantastival, Ones to Watch and regional arts festivals. They have delighted in headlining at venues around the country and also in sharing stages with acts like We Cut Corners, Cathy Davey and Conor O’Brien.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4a5b7AyBqCk

    “Beguiling…new band for potential future hit parade” - Jim Carroll, The Irish Times

    “Definitely a band to keep an eye on, they immediately stand out from the crowd” - Chris Jones, Music Journalist

    "We Raise Bears manage to create a new sound that is thoroughly their own" - Dee Reddy, TXFM

    Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/weraisebears

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  • Sat
    29
    Jul
    2017
    Doors open 8pmTickets €8 - €10
    Buddy Mondlock writes songs. He does it so well that some great songwriters have recorded his songs on their own albums. Guy Clark, Nanci Griffith, and Janis Ian, to name just a few. You might have heard his song “The Kid” (recorded by David Wilcox, Peter, Paul and Mary and Cry, Cry, Cry) and maybe even sung it yourself around a campfire. He draws you into his world - where a single snowflake follows the trajectory of a relationship, where you get you pocket picked by a Roman cat, where you might swim over the edge of the world if you're not careful and where dreams that donʼt come true still count.
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  • Sat
    12
    Aug
    2017
    Doors open 8pm€15 / Concession €10

    8-9:30PM 5Rhythms® SYP Session.

    Sweat Your Prayers is an open and permissive dance space to practice the 5Rhythms:- flowing, staccato, chaos, lyrical & stillness. NO teaching here.  Followed by a Dj set 9:30PM - late. Feel free to bring nibbles to share. Full bar available.

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  • Sun
    13
    Aug
    2017
    Doors open 8pmTickets €16 - €18

    Freddie White has long been synonymous with music of the highest quality. He has been part of the fabric of the live music scene in Ireland since the 1970’s. Whether interpreting songs by his favorite 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.

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

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  • Sun
    10
    Sep
    2017
    16:30Admission Free/Donations Welcome
    UZIZI (pronounced you-zee-zee) is an all-original world folk/rock group from Cleveland, Ohio. Uzizi finds it's inspiration in the beats and melodies from Ireland to Bulgaria, from the Appalachian Mountains to the Middle East, and back around again. They sometimes incorporates an early form of American music called sacred harp, or shape-note singing into some of it's repertoire. Sacred Harp's earliest roots are traced back to the country parish music of early 18th century England.
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  • Fri
    22
    Sep
    2017
    Doors open 8pmTickets €14* - €16

    World renowned Irish Guitarist, Producer, Songwriter and Folk Legend Declan Sinnott is a founding member of Horslips and Moving Hearts. Declan Sinnott has been making music of nearly 50 years and has worked as a guitarist and producer for Christy Moore for over thirty years, regularly appearing with him on tour. He guided the career of Mary Black for over thirteen years. Declan enjoys writing and released his first solo album, “I love the noise it makes” at the youthful age of 62. All the songs on the album are either written by Declan or co-written with his good friend, Owen O’Brien. The songs were recorded at Declan’s own home studio, plus he played all the instruments on the album. All harmonies on “Window on the World” were sung by Vickie Keating.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FOjrUqoOH0

    *Earlybird ticket cutoff is June 30th

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  • Sat
    21
    Oct
    2017
    Doors 8pm /Show starts at 9pm sharpTickets €14 - €16

    Celtic Soul are a 7-piece band band from Bangor delivering a very fine tribute to Van Morrison with excellent musicianship, authenticity and heart.

    Receiving critical acclaim from devout Van fans wherever they perform, you’ll hear the big hits like Jackie Wilson Said, Days Like This, and of course Brown Eyed Girl. You’ll also hear Ballerina, Cyprus Avenue, and In the Garden among many others in a packed show.

    Several live ‘unplugged’ performances on Gerry Kelly’s show on BBC Radio Ulster have boosted the band’s following. BBC’s Ralph McLean, a massive Van Morrison fan himself, describes Celtic Soul as ‘a great band’ and ‘a very fine tribute’. With more years than they care to remember playing in blues, folk, trad and jazz bands these musicians have the ingredients to combine and deliver Van’s music in an outstanding show.  Doors open 8pm. Show starts at 9pm sharp. Note: The first 20 tickets are €14!


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    Healing Game

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  • Fri
    27
    Oct
    2017
    Doors open 8pmTickets €16* - €18
    With each successive album, Luka Bloom digs deeper and gazes wider… he is on top form.
    – The Irish Times **** 2016 Review of 'Frugalisto'
    With a poet's heart and a rockster's soul, Luka Bloom is regarded as one of Ireland's most respected contemporary folk artists, having produced over 20 albums since the 1970s, Bloom continues to push the boundaries of what his music can do.

    A master interpreter, Bloom has continued to balance original songs with reinventions of tunes by a diverse range of songwriters.  Like many who write songs, Luka's orchestra of choice is the guitar. What makes his career a little different is his constant search for a new voice within the guitar. The guitar is the landscape on which the song is created, and he is forever probing that landscape for new inspiration. No effects, no gadgets. Time, effort and a whole lot of love bring forth new voicings within the instrument, and bit by bit, the songs come to life. And eventually they fly, bringing Luka with them to be heard in Byron Bay, San Francisco, Hamburg, or even Doolin. Almost 40 years since recording his first album, Luka Bloom comes to The Hot Spot Music Club with his latest album 'Frugalisto'.

     *Limited number of tickets on sale at €16

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