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Growler Weekend Sat 21 & Sun 22 November

Growler Weekend Sat 21 & Sun 22 November

Join us for a weekend of Craft Beer, Brewers, Music and Food as we unleast these beasts!

Posted by The Harbour Bar on November 17 2015

Remember November!

Remember November!

Halloween has passed, Christmas is creeping in, but bang smack in the middle our November line up comes up trumps.

To ward off any signs of the winter blues, this month we’re delighted to bring you a taste of some of the Harbour Bar favourites, to whet your appetite for the season ahead. AND the best part is, they’re all FREE, how good is that? So let’s take a peek… 

Firstly, we’re very excited to introduce the brand new Harbour Bar Growler. Stop into the Harbour Bar on the 21st & 22nd November for a weekend-long celebration of our local Craft Beers. Pick up your own Harbour Bar Growler, have it filled with your favourite beer & have a chat with some of our local brewers from Wicklow Wolf, O Brother and Rascal’s.

Kicking off the first week in November and puttin’ the boss in bossa nova are festival favourites East Coast Jazz Band on Thursday 5th November. With their own twist on Dixieland and Ragtime jazz, it’s no wonder they’ve been described as the “lively band with cool sounds from the sunny side”.  Southern Rock, New Orleans grooves, rockin' guitars, is just what you can expect on Friday 6th November from Dublin based four-piece Mongrel State. Hailing from Ireland, Argentina, Italy and Spain, their sound is a melting pot of influences. Skilled in creative songwriting, their energetic live performances are filled with honky-tonk and harmonies. Having recorded an album with acclaimed producer Gavin Glass, these gents are fast becoming ones to watch. 

With their own special brew of Jamaican beats and Irish soul The Bionic Rats showcase their mix of Reggae, Ska and Rocksteady on Saturday 7th November. These guys have already shared stages with the likes of Madness and Bad Manners and have amassed a huge following along the way, so get up front early! With no shortage of Irish emerging talent, The Song Room Presents is a real treat as we welcome some fine new acts to the stage on Sunday 8th November. Just remember - you saw them here first folks! With their awesome style of heavy soul, bluesy and swampy rock grooves, Bray natives The Fever hit the stage on Thursday 12th November. 

Lucky for us, on Friday 13th November we’ve got the amazingly talented singer songwriter Mark Geary. Known for his heartfelt storytelling through his songs, this promises to be a special evening from one of the most hardworking musicians around. Delivering effortless blues with a side order of soul on Saturday 14th November is expat New Yorker Ben Prevo. With influences from blues, jazz, funk, right through to rock, his musical dexterity is second to none. 

Next to grace the Bray stage, we look forward to welcoming the roots and bluegrass sounds of Sligo foursome Old Hannah on Sunday 15th November. If you like the sound of trad with a twist then on Thursday 19th November you need to check out Bunoscionn. With a background deep rooted in folk and trad they inventively blend in elements of reggae and dance for a creative sound that just works so well.   

Wicklow band The Cujo Family have been creating their own brand of “hard folk” for a number of years and appearing on many a festival bill, catch these lads live on Friday 20th November.  For all your party tune needs, we’ve got you covered with our very own house band Toasted Special. With covers and mash ups a plenty on Saturday 21st November, what more could you want from your Saturday night! Sunday 22nd November we’re delighted to bring you the Delta Blues sound with the wonderful pairing of Dermot Byrne & Danny Tobin. 

Bringing their inimitable style of rhythm and groove to ours on Thursday 26th November we’ve got Oddsocks. They’ve developed a sound rich in harmonies and melody and always get the crowd stomping. Kick off your weekend with the unique Baile an Salsa on Friday 27th November. This ten strong band of international musicians, skillfully combine traditional Irish music with flavours of Latin salsa.   

Just what every Saturday needs is a bit of Ska, so come check out The Dodgy Few on Saturday 28th November. This six piece are steadily turning heads with their own original Ska and Rocksteady tunes. Helping to bring the weekend to a close, we’ve got a night of jazz and soul from the talented duo that is Lee Meehan and Hugh Buckley on Sunday 29th November. 


All our events are FREE unless noted. Doors at 8pm. Keep an eye on our Twitter and Facebook for up to the minute details on what’s happening!


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Posted by The Harbour Bar on November 01 2015