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June Goings On

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!

For media enquiries please contact Stef @ We Are RedHead / 086 1594764

 For booking enquiries please contact Donagh @ Turning Pirate:


For more information on The Harbour Bar check out our Twitter @theharbour_bar / Facebook or visit our website

You can find us in real life here:


1-4 Dock Terrace, Bray, Co Wicklow (across from the harbour!)

Posted by The Harbour Bar on May 30 2016

May at The harbour Bar

May at The harbour Bar

Mayday, Mayday! Don’t be distressed that the May bank holiday is over. Check out the awesome line-up of acts coming to The Harbour Bar to cheer up your May evenings and bring you right up to the next bank holiday weekend! What’s not to love?!

One highlight of the month will be the unique and fun ‘Asian Irish Cultural Festival’ coming up on Sunday 22nd May. This family orientated day offers the very best elements of Asian and Irish cultures blending tradition with more contemporary cultural activities. Try your hand at Origami, sample sumptuous sushi and enjoy brilliant music from Seoidin.


Thursday 5th May we’ve got electro-acoustic, folk-punk outfit from Dublin, it’s the superb Mannequin Sex Drive! Then on Friday 5th May expect to hear some whiskey soaked folk from Tyrone lads The Logues. They just released their brand new album Coming of Age last month and have become one of Ireland’s most sought-after live bands.

Saturday 7th May - The Hardchargers “Dirty Blues from Belfast”... Taking Blues, Roots and Rock into exciting mercenary territory from aggressive washboard/resonator driven Roots Music, to provocative raunchy roadhouse style Blues rock.

We’ve got something pretty special on Sunday 8th May from The Donal Kirk Band. These are some of the finest musicians in the country, playing a wide range of musical styles from Country to Blues to good old Rock’n’Roll. Catch Grammy Award-winning Pete Cummins, one of Ireland's Folk Americana music legends in an intimate gig in our Live Lounge on Thursday 12th May.

Kicking off Friday 13th May and lucky for us we’ve got Penrose here to entertain us. This solid Indie Rock & Pop band with catchy uplifting songs that have “attitude” and stick in your head. Mixing the pop sensibilities and harmonies of The Beatles and ELO, the snarling vocals of Marc Bolan and the rhythmic acoustic guitars of The Verve, Penrose are a truly powerful force…live and on record.

Saturday 14th May - Oddsocks are a Sligo 4-piece who aspire to remember the important elements that make for great music; melody, harmony and groove. They’ve developed their sound over the past four years to create a music style that is rich in vocal harmonies which they describe as Rhythm and Groove. Sunday 15th May - Lee Meehan & Hugh Buckley Versatile and powerful vocalist, guitarist and performer, Lee Meehan, joins guitarist and composer Hugh Buckley to produce dynamic soul music with a jazzy flavour. Thursday 19th May - Doctor Millar Hot Press named him ‘Ireland’s best singer/songwriter’ and an Irish Times journalist described Sean’s lyrical works “the best collection of short stories I have never read”.

Friday 20th May - The Jumptones These guys play music from the 1950's like it was played back in the hayday's of rock'n'roll - upbeat, fiery and plain cool.

Saturday 21st May - Brain Donation are a 3 piece powerhouse of hard hitting, no nonsense alternative rock. Their close harmonies, grungy guitar, sucker-punching bass lines and heavy dance beats produce an enormous sound that could drive even the most miserable of men to dance. Sunday 22nd May we’re delighted to be joined by Sarah May Rogers Band, the fiddler from Blood Red Mountain Band takes to the Live Lounge with her own sound. We're very excited to be welcoming one of Ireland's finest singer-songwriters, Paddy Casey, the ‘Saints and Sinners’ and ‘Sweet Suburban Sky’ singer will be taking to the Live Lounge stage on Thursday 26th May. 

Friday 27th May - dRea is the new musical offering from Limerick’s Damien Drea who produces Alternative Indie Pop. He has shared stages with Bellx1 and Editors, won the Hot Press ‘Song of the Year’ award, signed a licensing deal with US TV network ‘CBS’ and featured on Music Week UK. The funky 6-piece Early House will be live and lively on  Saturday 28th May as they’ll be hittin' out some of the finest funk and soul for you to get your groove on! Sunday 29th May - all way from Zürich we’ll be welcoming the americana group Bob Spring & The Calling Sirens. Receiving rave reviews, this gang play a mixture of stomping country, rock and roll and fiery blues.


May Listings at The Harbour Bar

Thursday 5th May - Mannequin Sex Drive   

Friday 5th May - The Logues

Saturday 7th May - The Hardchargers

Sunday 8th May - The Donal Kirk Band

Thursday 12th May - Pete Cummins

Friday 13th May - Penrose

Saturday 14th May - Oddsocks

Sunday 15th - Lee Meehan & Hugh Buckley

Thursday 19th May - Doctor Millar

Friday 20th - The Jumptones

Saturday 21st May - Brain Donation

Sunday 22nd May - Sarah May Rogers Band

Thursday 26th May - Paddy Casey

Friday 27th May - dRea

Saturday 28th May - Early House

Sunday 29th May - Bob Spring & The Calling Sirens


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!

For media enquiries please contact Stef @ We Are RedHead / 086 1594764

For booking enquiries please contact Donagh @ Turning Pirate

For more information on The Harbour Bar check out our Twitter @theharbour_bar / Facebook or visit our website

You can find us in real life here:

1-4 Dock Terrace, Bray, Co Wicklow (across from the harbour!)



Posted by The Harbour Bar on May 03 2016