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Check out all the music we’ve got in store for you this July. 

As the summer seems to be heading our way slowly - we’ve got lots in store for you at The Harbour bar this July – so let’s get on with it, shall we?

Have we mentioned it’s all FREE?


Kicking off this summer month on Friday 1st July we welcome One Horse Pony, who combine superb musicianship, five-piece harmonies and fire 'n' brimstone lyrics with an uncompromising drive to deliver their signature form of the Blues. Our very own house band Toasted Special will be smashing up the Live Lounge with some unique covers and mash-ups on Saturday 2nd July.

The very talented Sun Collective is an ensemble of freelance musicians and artists. Their arrangements explore popular acoustic music and ‘orchestral’ instrumentation. An interest in the dynamic possibilities available to a large collective of artists, treating the same musical material through various contexts and genres, is at the heart of their ethos. Sunday 3rd July.


Hugely popular Wicklow band Feel The Pinch have been playing their acoustic and 'live and loud' sets for many years. Comprising of hugely respected and highly experienced musicians, catch the guys on Thursday 7th July. The weekend starts with The Clandestinos on Friday 8th July. We can’t wait to check out this 7-piece band who are based in Galway City and deal in the sounds of roots reggae, ska, latin & dub.

It’s all about RobotRock on Saturday 9th July - these are the next generation party band. They remix and mash-up classic dance anthems creating the ultimate floor filling experience. Having built up a cult following rocking festivals such as Electric Picnic, Castlepalooza and Trinity Ball, you don’t want to miss their live set.

We have a special night on Sunday 10th July as we welcome Jamie Duff to our stage. Jamie makes his presence felt on stage by creating an energetic, original, light-hearted folk/rock sound. Taking inspiration from artists such as Bob Dylan, Fleet Foxes, Tallest Man on Earth and James Vincent McMorrow, Jamie has crafted his sound and live performance through countless shows.

Grammy Award winner Pete Cummins will be doing what he does best on Thursday 14th July. Pete is a folk musician and winner of the Best Contemporary Folk Album for his collaboration to the album ‘Other Voices, Other Rooms’.

In Their Thousands are an alternative folk rock group and the BBC radio show ‘Across The Line’ gave them some high praise indeed "their rustic tones and earthy rhythms are delivered with such precision that you find yourself hanging on every note … spellbinding … a class act". So make sure you check them out on Friday 15th July.

We’re kicking off Saturday 16th July with some awesome ska provided by the brilliant 11 piece Gangsters - playing a mix of covers and originals. So get your dancing shoes on and your ska moves at the ready!

On Sunday 17th July we bring you the very talented I Am Niamh. Dublin based singer Niamh Parkinson’s musical style is considered Avant-garde, shown through her classically trained voice. She has played prime slots at Electric Picnic, Body & Soul and Life Festival. Her music is often played across BBC Radio Ulster, RTE Lyric FM, 98FM and RTE Radio 1 & 2FM. Niamh performs as a solo artist with keyboards, synths, loop pedal and laptop and she also performs with string players and a guitarist.


On Thursday 21st July we will be treated to a very special Bob Marley & The Wailers tribute evening with the band Catch A Fire. Then rolling into the weekend on Friday 22nd July we’ve got the awesome After The Ibis an 8-piece roots reggae band with dub, jazz and soul influences.

Saturday 23rd July we’ve got the brilliant 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 get our groove on with these guys.

Singer-songwriter Scott Maher has garnered much attention from the Irish music scene with the release of his brilliant single ‘If We Were Lovers’ and he plays our stage on Sunday 24th July.

Pop in and catch some lively blues on Thursday 28th July courtesy of the extremely talented Lee Meehan Band. Next up we’ve got the next generation of Irish Blues with Those Responsible. From 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 Friday 29th July.

Then on Saturday 30th July we bring you Deuce (Rory Gallagher Tribute) Deuce were formed when three friends met to go busking at the Rory Gallagher Festival in Ballyshannon in 2012. All three being huge Rory fans, they are committed to bringing Rory Gallagher's fantastic music to the stage with their energetic live show.


Harbour Bar favourites Bunoscionn are back on Sunday 31st July with their unique style of trad and folk and with a few twists thrown in for good measure.

On Monday 1st August we’ve got the wonderful The Tiny Quartet with their unique instrumental jazz pop covers - this is simply the perfect way to spend a Monday evening and get the week off to a great start!


July Listings at The Harbour Bar

Friday 1st July | One Horse Pony     

Saturday 2nd July | Toasted Special

Sunday 3rd July | Sun Collective

Thursday 7th July | Feel The Pinch

Friday 8th July | The Clandestinos

Saturday 9th July | RobotRock

Sunday 10th July | Jamie Duff

Thursday 14th July | Pete Cummins

Friday 15th July | In Their Thousands     

Saturday 16th July | Gangsters

Sunday 17th July | I Am Niamh

Thursday 21st July | Catch A Fire

Friday 22nd July | After The Ibis

Saturday 23rd July | Cult Called Man

Sunday 24th July | Scott Maher

Thursday 28th July | Lee Meehan Band

Friday 29th July | Those Responsible     

Saturday 30th July | Deuce

Sunday 31st July | Bunoscionn    

Monday 1st August | The Tiny Quartet

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!

Posted by The Harbour Bar on June 30 2016