June Goings On
As the sun is sporadically making an appearance these days, it’s time to get this summer started! We’ve a brilliant batch of brand new bands to welcometo the Harbour Bar stage this June. Feast your eyes on these musical treats!
Thursday 2 June we’ve got Des Hopkins Dixieland Band. Featuring some of Ireland's and the UK's finest musicians. Presenting a programme of traditional and swing dixieland, this band play with flair, excitement, showmanship, and superb musicianship. Kicking off the June bank holiday weekend, you’re in for a treat on Friday 3rd June with music from Track Dogs. Expect to hear some “joyous, superior americana with a good-timey sunshine vibe” according to Hot Press. On Saturday 4th June we’ve got Bray locals The Dead Leeves, with their unique blend of soul, blues and swampy rock grooves. We’ve got something pretty special on Sunday 8th May with Scoops. They have graced stages all over Ireland, the UK, Denmark, Sweden and Germany. They’ve supported and toured with the likes of Walking on Cars, Hudson Taylor, Hermitage Green, The Academic and Keywest. Monday 6th June we’re delighted to have The Song Room return. This is such a fantastic night to catch some of Ireland's finest unsigned acoustic artists.
We’re very excited to host the Beatyard Launch Party on Thursday 9th June. The Beatyard festival based at Dun Laoghaire harbour, has the very best in music, food, fashion, games and tech, so pop along to the launch for a sneak peek of what’s in store. Kicking off the weekend on Friday 10th June it’s the brilliant My Tribe Your Tribe. Having previously played together on numerous recording and live projects, My Tribe Your Tribe settled as a trio, producing an engaging blend of electro-tinged, alternative-rock. The band have enjoyed an exciting array of festival appearances in 2015 including Other Voices, Electric Picnic, Hard Working Class Heroes, Body and Soul Festival, Valentia Isle, Spirit of Folk and more.
Saturday 11th June - The Calvinists are an original, energetic gypsy blues and alternative folk band from West Cork. Their songs, laced with infectious harmonies and driving rhythms and combined with their penchant for battering their instruments, belting out harmonies, it makes for an experience to remember. With a loyal fanbase, great support on both national and regional radio, they’ve also performed live on RTE’s Saturday Night Show. Loudest Whisper perform an exhilarating blend of celtic folk, rock and blues with injections of celtic folklore and mysticism, drawing from over 45 years of music. Catch them on Sunday 12th June.
Up next, it’s the turn of Blood Red Moon who bring their style of Grungey Country & Bayou Blues on Thursday 16th June. Friday 17th June - The Jackmans are among the first of Ireland’s ska groups, formed by Martin and Pat Jackman as Frères Jackman & the International Elevators. In 1992 they released their album “Dropped!” to wide acclaim. It’s party time on Saturday 18th June with disco, pop, funk outfit Higher Ground. Always delivering a high energy and enthusiastic performance whether it's classic rock'n'roll, funky 70's grooves, retro rock/pop, or cool classic contemporary - these guys are sure to play all the favourites and more! We’re delighted to be joined by Square Pegs on Sunday 19th June. Colm Quearney, Graham Hopkins, Keith Duffy, Justin Carroll & Michael Buckley gather as often as possible, when not touring with other artists, to pay homage to the sound of Chicago Blues, 50′s R&B, New Orleans Blues. At their gigs agood-time is always had!
Falling Angels bring their blend of Country Americana on Thursday 23rd June while on Friday 24th June we’ll be welcoming Parchman Farm, a five piece classic Chicago / Texas style blues band - with a large helping of their original material. Those Responsible are the next generation of Irish Blues; playing shows across Ireland and the UK they’ve been blowing crowds out of the water with their classic four piece blues format. This year they’ve hit the studio to work on new material, so we’re very excited to hear their new sounds on Saturday 25th June. Kildare singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Inni-K, takes to our stage on Sunday 26th June, with her transcendent voice and beautiful songs, off-set with tight musicianship and arresting stage craft. Having received rave reviews from Nialler 9, Dan Hegarty, State Magazine & The Irish Times, Inni-K is definitely a force to watch.
We're delighted to be welcoming The Shoos on Thursday 30th June. These guys are fresh off the 3 Arena stage where they supported ELO and after three years in the making they have recently released their brand new album titled ‘Shoos’.
June Listings at The Harbour Bar
Thursday 2nd June | Des Hopkins Jazz Band Friday 3rd June | Track Dogs
Saturday 4th June | The Dead Levees Sunday 5th June | Scoops
Monday 6th June | The Song Room Presents Thursday 9th June | Beatyard Launch Party
Friday 10th June | My Tribe Your Tribe Saturday 11th June | The Calvinists
Sunday 12th June | Loudest Whisper Thursday 16th June | Blood Red Moon
Friday 17th June | The Jackmans Saturday 18th June | Higher Ground
Sunday 19th June | Square Pegs Thursday 23rd June | Falling Angels
Friday 24th June | Parchman Farm Saturday 25th June | Those Responsible
Sunday 26th June | Inni-K Thursday 30th June | The Shoos
All our events are FREE! unless noted. Doors at 8pm. Keep an eye on our Twitter and Facebook for up to the minute goings on!
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Posted by The Harbour Bar on May 30 2016