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‘Twas The Night Before Christmas…

‘Twas The Night Before Christmas…

A very Merry Christmas from all of us at The Harbour Bar!

Here's our own Reuben 'The Big Dog' Poutch with his rendition of 'Twas The Night Before Christmas...

Posted by The Harbour Bar on December 18 2015

What’s On: December & January

What’s On: December & January

We’ve got a cracker of a Christmas line up at The Harbour Bar. Bringing you some brand new acts, some brilliant local talent, some from further afield and some of our regular favourites. So come on in for a hot whiskey or a port, settle in by one of our roaring fires, and enjoy these musical treats….

To get you geared up for the festive season, we’re kicking off on Wednesday 2nd December with Rake the Ashes. Bringing their traditional ballads to the stage, these guys sure know how to get a session started. On Thursday 3rd December, sit back and enjoy the dixieland jazz sounds from the famously talented Des Hopkins Jazz Band, featuring some of Ireland's and the UK's finest musicians. 

For your fix of authentic blues, come and check out The Hard Chargers on Friday 4th December. This Belfast three piece are the real deal! Saturday 5th December, we’re all fired up to have The Viking Project on our stage. With four vocalists swapping lead singing duties and raw folk harmonies, this crew bring a big boisterous bluesy sound. On Sunday 6th December, the every popular Song Room Presents is a night that showcases the very best of unsigned Irish talent. Always a rare treat that unearths some musical gems.   

With an infectious mix of folk, country and Americana, we’re thrilled to welcome John Blek and The Rats to ours on Thursday 10th December. With their brand new album Borders receiving fantastic reviews, this Cork band are ones to watch. Friday 11th December, get your Rockabilly on as The Jumptones bring their own brand of rock ‘n’ roll with a little country thrown in the mix. 

Saturday 12th December sees the return of The Bang Bang Band, playing hits from the past, present and future! From the Jackson 5 to En Vogue and everything in between, in a non-stop mashup party. Chill out on Sunday 13th December as Dublin three piece The Accused bring us their diverse style of blues, jazz and fusion. If you like the sound of good grooves and authentic treatment of great songs, then you’ll love these guys.  

Thursday 17th December, it’s the turn of  Sham Bone, with blues covers a plenty. Friday 18th December, we’re thrilled to have Ann Scott play at the Harbour. With her experimental melodies and a love of storytelling, this promises to be a special gig. Dublin outfit The Rockets bring their rock ‘n’ roll swagger to the stage on Saturday 19th December. Hardrock, blues, and funk is the order of the day, courtesy of Buckshot Amber on Sunday 20th December. Highly influenced by legends of rock such as Led Zeppelin and Guns N’ Roses, these guys are sure to help clear away the cobwebs.

For a slice of funk, soul and pop, check out Hold Up on Monday 21st December. If you’re a fan of Bob Dylan then the Harbour is the place to be on Tuesday 22nd December, as six piece Love Minus Zero plays the very best of Dylan. On Wednesday 23rd December get your dancing shoes on, as we’re very excited to be joined by festival favourites Interskalactic. Prepare to hear old school, Jamaican ska, with a modern big band sound. 

Guaranteed to get any crowd moving on Thursday 24th December, it’s our very own house party band Toasted Special doing the honours……. with only one more sleep til the Big Day!Then pop-rockers Jupe join us on Saturday 26th December, just what we need after all that turkey feasting. On Sunday 27th December, their first time to the Harbour Bar stage, we’re delighted to welcome The Logues. With their ‘whiskey-soaked folk’ and ‘partying music’ - they’ve made the genre their own. 

On Monday 28th December the brilliant Samyel (aka Samuel Vas-y) will be treating us to his original acoustic flamenco folk, with his quirky songwriting and upbeat sound. On Tuesday 29th December get your fix of  funk, soul and afrobeat, courtesy of The Burning Effigies along with a special guest on the night. Then on Wednesday 30th December, Republic of Loose front man Mick Pyro returns to the Live Lounge stage with his distinctive style of blues. 

Bringing December to a close, on Thursday 31st December we’ve got the awesome five piece, Cult Called Man. This promises to be some party as they’re renowned for their live shows. Having gained a cult following on the festival circuit, we are pretty eager to be ringing in the New Year with these guys. 

Hello 2016! On Friday 1st January we’ve got the January blues….but only the good kind of blues! Brought to you by the talented trio that is Lee Meehan, Tommy Moore & Noel Bridgeman. Harbour favourites Bunoscionn are back on Saturday 2nd January with their unique style of trad and folk and with a few twists thrown in for good measure. Pop along on Sunday 3rd January to hear a little taster of some great new Irish talent, currently honing their craft at The Song Room Presents. So that’s a stocking filler and a half of music that’ll see us through to next year!

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Posted by The Harbour Bar on December 01 2015