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SLIGO LÚNASA FESTIVAL
LATE BARS THURSDAY TO SATURDAY in association with the Vintner’s Association Wednesday 3rd August 5.15pm County Sligo Races, Cleveragh Sligo Races Relax and enjoy the panoramic views of the beautiful Sligo landscape while having a flutter. Bar and restaurant open at 3pm.
edited Icarus. He was Professor of Poetry for Ireland from 2007 to 2010. Wednesday 3rd August 9.30pm Riverside Hotel, Trad Session This traditional set will have you up off your seats. Good music, good pints and great views of the river. What better way to celebrate your win at the races.
Wednesday 3rd August 7.30pm Osta, Hyde Bridge Jim Meehan & Friends Jim Meehan is an experienced guitarist who plays with equal facility in Jazz and Trad settings. He has had an enduring musical partnership with Felip Carbonell over the past decade. He is featured as a guest artist with the Michael Waters Jazz Quartet in the Derry City Jazz Festival.
Wednesday 3rd August 9.30pm Fiddlers Creek, Rockwood Parade The Social Enjoy this top live band, fronted by one of Sligo’s leading musicians, Sean McCarthy. You can expect a lively night with Sean and the boys.
Wednesday 3rd August 8pm Sligo Methodist Church Yeats International Summer School Presents: Reading by Michael Longley Michael Longley, CBE is a Northern Irish poet from Belfast. He was educated at the Royal Belfast Academical Institution and subsequently read Classics at Trinity College, Dublin, where he
Wednesday 3rd August 9.30pm Mc Garrigles, O’Connell Street Red Hots The Red-Hots, Sligo’s hottest rockabilly outfit- playing retro rock-nroll and vintage American dance hall boogie! Featuring a rhythm section of Jaimie Carswell and Tony Travers
Wednesday 3rd August 9.30pm Harp Tavern, Quay Street Trad Session Sean and the boys play a great set every Wednesday. The Harp Tavern is well known for its excellent trad sessions and tonight will be no exception.
(ex-Wurlitzer), Seannan Brennan (from Kila) on guitar, and frontman Wayne O Connor (legend). Come on you Hepcats and Betties, agitate the gravel and goose it down to McGarrigles, get your two-tones on and get ready to jive! Itâ€™ll be totally antsville! Wednesday 3rd August 9.30pm Kennedys, Rockwood Parade Rocky Grass Enjoy Irish Reels & Jigs and Bluegrass Tunes from Brendan's Mandolin and Rock, Pop, Country and Folk songs old and new from Eoin on guitar. These accomplished musicians play such a wide variety of quality music that you are bound to find something to your liking.
Wednesday 3rd August, 9.30pm Fureys, Bridge Street Peter Butler Peter Butler is a singer songwriter based in Sligo. Peter's influences include John Lennon, Velvet Underground and The Doors. Peter can be seen playing around Sligo with the band "The Katonahs". Go see this unique artist as he embarks on his journey to spread his musical message of "peace and love" to the world.
Wednesday 3rd August 9.30pm Glasshouse, Hyde Bridge Own A Chord A male voice harmony quartet, Own A Chordâ€™s repertoire includes many contemporary a cappella arrangements which are fun to sing. They have performed on radio shows, at weddings, corporate events, parties and in numerous pubs around Sligo. The group comprises Liam Cunningham, Micki Murray, Tommie Bree and John McHugh, directed by Cass Smith.
Wednesday 3rd August 10pm Foleys, Castle Street Twoplay Eddie Lynch (piano), and Eddie Mc Farlane (guitar) have Played on the jazz scene in the North West for years. Both hail from Donegal and have played together in various formats. This includes their well known residency in Sligo where visiting musicians such as Louis Stewart, Mike Neilsen, Richie and Michael Buckley have joined them on stage.
Thursday 4th August, 1pm Creperie Bretonne, Teeling Street Dave Flynn Wexfordman Dave is becoming a regular face on Sligo's music scene, having moved here last May. You can see him elsewhere in the festival playing some Blues and Jazz, but today he will be playing acoustic arrangements of some of his favourite songs, possibly even throwing some of his own tunes into the mix.
Wednesday 3rd August 10pm Shoot The Crows, Castle Street No Crows No Crows is a quartet of fine musicians based in Sligo, Ireland. Felip Carbonell (an “exceptional Mallorcan guitarist” – Irish Times) is joined by Steve Wickham of 'The Waterboys' with his energetic fiddle style, Swiss musician Anna Houston's soulful cello and mandolin playing and Sligoman Eddie Lee on double bass. Their repertoire is truly global, their music ranging from Irish traditional to classical and gypsy swing.
Thursday 4th August, 8pm Sligo Methodist Church Yeats International Summer School Presents: Reading by Paul Muldoon Paul Muldoon the contemporary Irish poet from Northern Ireland has published over 30 collections and won a Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and the T. S. Eliot Prize.
Wednesday 3rd August, 11pm The Clarence, Wine Street Ladies Night – R N’ B Every wednesday the Clarence bring us a night of RnB with some urban hits thrown in. Ladies are free before 12 with a free cocktail on arrival. Expect hits from Beyonce, Rihanna, J-Lo & many more. Doors Open 11pm.
Thursday 4th August, 8pm The Leitrim Bar, The Mall DJ Con & Crew This popular student venue will be rocking the night away.
THURSDAY 4th August, 5.35pm County Sligo Races, Cleveragh Sligo Races – Ladies Day A chance for the human fillies to go on parade in high fashion and amazing hats. Careful you don’t get too distracted from the serious business of racing. Bar and restaurant Open at 3pm.
Thursday 4th August, 8pm Café Iruna, Teeling Street Launch Night with Keith O’Donnell
Thursday 4th August, 9.30pm Kennedys, Rockwood Parade Tabby Tabby Callaghan has an impressive history of gigs, from The Cavern, made famous by The Beatles, 'O2 in the Park', to sold out shows in Wembley. The one thing that matters most to Tabby is his music, with twists of Hendrix meets Bowie and a hefty tablespoon of Prince flavoured vibes. Thursday 4th August, 9.30pm Fureys, Bridge Street Decoy Decoy are an up & coming band made up of Singer/songwriter Mandy Wheeler Joined by Sarah Scanlon on percussion and Danny Thompson on bass, this trio brings to life an original sound of catchy ska/alternative melodies.
A native of Sligo, Keith has just completed his MA in Classical Guitar Performance. He is the recipient of numerous awards, and has participated in master-classes with renowned classical guitarists such as John Williams, Berta Rojas, David Russell and Fabio Zanon. Spanish tapas and wine will be served. Thursday 4th August, 8.30pm Source Sligo, John Street Kieran Quinn & Dave Flynn Resident pianist Kieran Quinn has quickly made the Thursday night ‘Source Sessions’ into a hugely popular event on the Sligo music calendar. He is joined by a different guest each week in this unique venue. This week his guest is Wexford’s Dave Flynn, the superb vocalist and guitarist. Thursday 4th August, 9.30pm Hargadons, O’Connell Street The Wranglers Howdy folks! Get ready for a country and bluegrass bonanza. The Wranglers are Anthony Mannion on acoustic guitar, dobro and vocals, Luke Mercer on acoustic guitar and vocals and Michael Conefrey on Bass and vocals. They combine to create great foot stomping bluegrass with some top vocal harmonies. This is not to be missed so make sure to pop into Hargadons.
Thursday 4th August, 9.30pm Bistro Bianconi The Williams Sisters This Sligo based musical duo are American born songwriters Mara (guitar) and Rebecca (piano). They employ the use of harmony in their music, capitalising on the haunting sounds created when their two voices blend. With influences ranging from Sufjan Stevens, Alison Krauss and Regina Spektor, The Williams Sisters have a unique sound that subtly fuses American folk with different genres of pop music throughout the decades.
Thursday 4th August, 10pm The Snug, Stephens Street Sean Sands Sean Sands is a singer/songwriter and a multi instrumentalist. He plays guitar, mandola, tenor and five string banjo, low whistles and keyboard. He played and performed Irish folk music most of his adult life around the folk clubs of his native Belfast and around Ireland, Scotland and England. He has supported Christy Moore and The Wolfe Tones in America and toured with The Barley Corn. His most recent recording is The Sands of Time.
Thursday 4th August, 10pm Mc Garrigles, O’Connell Street Collette Sheerin, Anna Houston & Friends For the finest in crackin’ tunes McGarrigles on O’Connell Street is the place to be. Featuring the driving force that is Anna Houston (No Crows) on banjo/mandolin and the sweet and lively playing of Collette Sheerin on flute/tin whistle. Musicians also welcome to join the craic! Followed by late night DJ. Thursday 4th August, 10pm Foleys, Castle Street Ultan Conlon Galway man Ultan Conlon has now become a mainstay in the Irish music scene. His critically acclaimed album 'Bless Your Heart' being described as ‘the most impressive Irish debut since Damien Rice’s O’ Olaf Tyaransen, Hotpress & Evening Herald. He has supported numerous artists including the late John Martyn, Richard Hawley, John Grant, Declan O'Rourke, Lisa Hannigan, Hermione Hennessy, Mark Geary, Roesy, and David Kitt. This is one great gig.
Thursday 4th August, 10pm Glasshouse, Hyde Bridge In House Music Come and enjoy this lively set after Ladies Day at the races. Thursday 4th August, 10pm Fiddlers Creek, Rockwood Parade The White Gorillas The White Gorillas were formed by members of two Irish cover bands, Whitewater and Gorilla Radio. The set list includes music from the likes of Bob Dylan, Paolo Nutini and Nina Simone, right through to Kings of Leon, Led Zeppelin and even the odd nineties dance classic! This regular gig at Fiddlers is always good craic and always different.
Thursday 4th August, 10pm Shenanigans, Bridge Street Coyote Thursday Great night of fun and games.
Thursday 4th August, 10pm Shoot The Crows, Castle Street Cool Hand Dukes The Cool Hand Dukes are a threepiece country, blues and rock n’ roll band influenced by American roots music from the1940’s & 50’. Bothers Niall, (Guitar & Vocals) and Patrick Kellegher, (Harmonica & Vocals), enlisted the talents of Boyle native Johnny McGlynn (Banjo & Slide Guitar) to complete a trio united by an idea of returning an honesty and intensity to playing high-energy music on acoustic instruments.
Thursday 4th August, 11pm Pure Nightclub, Teeling Street Pure Nightclub Pure Nightclub is Sligo’s newest, largest, best nightclubbing experience in the northwest, with 4 bars, 3 dance floors, 2 beer gardens and 1 Club. You can’t ask for much more to make your night out the best it can possibly be. The Club has been designed to ensure the best clubbing experience with massive LCD screens and funky interiors.
Thursday 4th August, 10pm The Belfry, J.F.K Parade Pub 2 Club Use the Exclusive Pub2Club admission route – 50% discount admission to Toffs every night – Live DJ every Saturday from 10pm to get the Party Rockin – avail of great promotions every week.
Friday 5th August, 5pm Twinkles Café, Union Street Triple Necklace Jewellery Making Class This workshop is suitable for anyone over the age of 5. It will be fun, interesting and productive. €12 per pupil.
Friday 5th August, 6pm Mc Garrigles, O’Connell Street Sharon Conway & Ruby Ridge A lifetime fan of the American country music scene, Sharon’s song writing style has been forged from years spent listening to American country/rock music from Emmy Lou Harris to Johnny Cash. Her fusion of catchy songs and melodic voice are marking her out as one of Ireland’s most progressive country rock pop songwriters.
Thursday 4th August, 11pm The Clarence, Wine Street Chart The Clarence brings you one of Sligo’s easy-on-the-pocket nights. €2 with 2 Drinks & €2 admission and one free cocktail before 12. The resident DJ’s play the best in chart and R n B and dance.
Friday 5th August, 8pm Café Iruna, Teeling Street Ciaran O’Dwyer Ciarán picked up a guitar at the age of fourteen and hasn't put it down since. He trained with Felip Carbonell, the successful Sligobased guitarist. Ciarán enjoys playing many genres, from Catalan rumba to John Lee Hooker; and in his own work has developed an unusual style that's very overhand heavy. Tapas and Wine will be served during the performance.
For Ruby Ridge, she has joined up with a band of talented Sligo based musicians: Leslie Jones on mandolin, acoustic and electric guitar, Dave Griffith on bass, and Mark McGovern on acoustic and electric guitar and Tony Travers on drums. Followed by late night DJ. Friday 5th August, 6pm Hargadons, O’Connell Street Ultan Conlon & Band Ultan has played at many festivals including 'The Electric Picnic', 'Body & soul' festival, Bundorans 'Seasessions' and 'The Hebcelt Festival' alongside Imelda May in Stornoway on the isle of Lewis.Last summer also saw Ultan take in most of Scotland and the north of England on tour. Legendary folk singer John Martyn liked his songs so much he sang on Ultan's beautiful track 'Really Gone', which was to be Martyn's final release before his untimely death in February of last year.
Friday 5th August, 8.30pm Source Sligo, John Street Remedy Remedy” are a three piece band new to the Sligo Scene featuring Michele Feeney (Vocals), Declan Courell (Guitar / Vocals) and Dave Carty (Bass). Remedy cover a wide range of musical styles “acoustically”, ranging from Neil Young, Tom Waits, Soft Cell, Sinead O’Connor, and Alison Kraus to name but a few. Well worth a listen in the intimate environs of SOURCE Sligo.
Friday 5th August, 7pm The Snug, Stephen Street Car Park Ted Kelly, Jos Kelly & Paddy Hazelton
Friday 5th August, 9pm The Clarence, Wine Street Road Angel Plus Guests One of Sligo’s up and coming rock bands, Road Angel play The Clarence with support. After their big performance at the Rory Gallagher Festival they are on fire. Come see for yourselves.
Members of Ceol na nOg orchestra will have you up out of your seats for this lively set with Ted Kelly on Banjo, Paddy Hazleton on percussion and Jos Kelly on Piano and Accordion.
Friday 5th August, 9.30pm Garavogue Bar, Stephen St. 2011 Miss Sligo Tonight the North West Miss Ireland heat will select a girl to represent Sligo in the Miss Ireland Competition. Miss Ireland has always been the most coveted crown in Ireland, so come and help select the Sligo entry. The evening will be hosted by I 102104 DJ Mark Cunning. Friday 5th August, 9.45pm Sligo Park, Pearse Road Fergus Harmon Fergus Harman hails from Co. Leitrim and has been involved in the music industry for many years. Fergus has showcased his talents across the States, Denmark and Rome.
The Humble Earthworm (Paul Ward, vocals and guitar, Sandra Ward, vocals and bass, Nigel Caron, drums/percussion) are a rock/pop cover band from Donegal. The band has been receiving rave reviews in the past few years. The music covered ranges from the latest chart hits to good old rock classics. Friday 5th August, 10pm Fureys, Bridge Street 21 Outs 21 OUTS is an energetic 3-piece band formed in August 2007 by Philip Cassidy. They have exploded on to the scene in Ireland in the past few years, supporting the likes of Jape and Republic of Loose. Friday 5th August, 10pm Glasshouse Hotel, Hyde Bridge In House Music Come and enjoy this lively set after a long week at work.
Friday 5th August, 10pm Hargadons, O’Connell Street Anything Goes Anything Goes, is a Sligo based group fronted by the incredibly versatile vocalist Sinead Conway. The group was a big hit at the recent Derry Jazz and Big Band Festival and will play the world famous Cork Jazz Festival Club at the Metropole later this year. This is the ultimate party band.
Friday 5th August, 10pm Shenanigans, Bridge Street Fab Fridays with DJ Trolley Popular disco tunes and all your charts. Friday 5th August, 10pm The Belfry, J.F.K Parade Pub 2 Club Use the Exclusive Pub2Club admission route – 50% discount admission to Toffs every night – Live DJ every Saturday from 10pm to get the Party Rockin’.
Friday 5th August, 10pm Fiddlers Creek, Rockwood Parade The Humble Earthworm
Friday 5th August, 10.30pm Foleys, Castle Street The JPTrio Described as 'the new cutting edge of fused traditional music' by Martin O'Connor, the JPTrio, who recently won The Danny Kyle Open Stage award for best new bands at the Celtic Connections Festival, are an inventive and fresh new group. All three musicians are founding members of Spraoi. Heavily influenced by jazz along with Irish music the group are unique and exciting fusing both genres to create a brand new sound.
and energetic sounds of the 50's rock 'n' roll, and their blistering live performances have thrilled audiences north and south of the country. Friday 5th August, 10.30pm McHughs, Grattan Street DJ Sean Browne Lively chart hits with something for everyone.
Friday 5th August, 10.30pm Rafferty’s Bar, Lord Edward Street Trad Session – Rick Epping, Gerry Hanley, Phillip Duffy
Friday 5th August, 10.30pm Kennedys, Rockwood Parade Dean Mahon Dean Mahon is a dynamic singer/songwriter based in Sligo, performing classic hits from the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and naughty's in his own unique style. Dean is a singer whose versatility and superior vocal ability mean he is comfortable singing anything from rock to folk.
Rick Epping has been playing harmonica since his early childhood in California and has been playing Old Time, Blues and Irish music since his early teens. Gerry Hanley is a former All Ireland Champion accordion player who has played across the USA from New York to California and at many festivals throughout Europe. Philip Duffy is recognised as one of the finest fiddle players in the country. Hailing from Tubbercurry, Philip is also a member of Sligo’s well known “Dartry Céilí Band”.
Friday 5th August, 10.30pm Harp Tavern, Quay Street Screamin’ Bluecats The Screamin' Bluecats, a dynamic three piece rockabilly band, based in Galway have just released their debut album "Too Hot To Rock N' Roll". Formed in 1997 the band set out to recapture the raucous
Friday 5th August, 10.30pm McCullaghs, Bridge Street Jackk and Jones Jackk and Jones is a duo of Leon Mooney on guitar /harmonica and Leslie Jones on mandolin. They play an eclectic mix of folk, rock and country with a traditional bluegrass twist. This is a high energy show drawing on influences from the Appalachian Mountains integrated with songs from Neil Young to Steve Earle.
Friday 5th August, 11pm Pure Nightclub, Teeling Street Pure Nightclub Pure Nightclub is Sligo’s newest, largest, best nightclubbing experience in the northwest, with 4 bars, 3 dance floors, 2 beer gardens and 1 Club. You can’t ask for much more to make your night out the best it can possibly be. The Club has been designed to ensure the best clubbing experience with massive LCD screens and funky interiors.
SATURDAY Saturday 6th August, 9am IT Sligo Carpark Farmers Market The largest out-door Farmers Market in the region hosts a wide range of fresh, local, seasonal, organic, and artisan produce at their ‘family friendly’ location. Enjoy browsing the market. The stall holders are always generous with their food tastings and demonstrations. Saturday 6th August, 11am Lyons Café, Wine Street Breakfast Club with Remedy “Remedy” are a three piece band new to the Sligo Scene featuring Michele Feeney (Vocals), Declan Courell (Guitar / Vocals) and Dave Carty (Bass). Remedy cover a wide range of musical styles “acoustically” ranging from Neil Young, Tom Waits, Soft Cell, Sinead O’Connor, and Alison Kraus to name but a few. Breakfasts ranging from the full Irish to French toast and maple syrup will be served from 8.30am. Saturday 6th August, 1pm Café Iruna, Teeling Street Pamplona and Sligo Rovers Fest Wear your red and white and enjoy sangria, paella and tapas for the afternoon while listening to some lovely Spanish sounds.
Saturday 6th August, 2pm Lily’s Café, Hyde Bridge Lauren Gallagher & Niamh Mooney Lauren and Niamh have been playing Traditional Irish music since they were 9 years old. Both are members of the local Fred Finn branch of C.C.E. They have played together at Feiseanna and Fleadh Ceoils around the country picking up many honours along the way. Both preformed in the successful Michael Rooney suit of music “The Battle Of The Books”.
ers of the mighty Manchester United will lock horns on the football field. Followed by a dinner dance in the Sligo Southern Hotel with a donation from the proceeds being made to the Strokes Unit at Sligo General Hospital. Saturday 6th August, 3pm Grappa, Rockwood Parade Collette Sheerin Collette has worked extensively on the traditional and folk scene in Ireland over the last number of years and has recently launched her new album “Take Your Colours”. She plays the flute and tin whistle and sings some very melodic folk songs.
Saturday 6th August, 2pm Street Party O’Connell Street
Saturday 6th August, 4pm Café Fleur, O’Connell Street Sarah Crummy Sarah Crummy is a new upcoming act. The singer/songwriter from Sligo town has played piano for seven years and also plays the guitar. She won the midlands final of 'stars in yer eyes' and represented the Ursuline college in 'our schools got talent' in which she came second. She covers many songs from a range of genres and also plays some of her own songs.
The Street will be closed to traffic and open to fun all afternoon. As well as great live music and dance, there will be wonderful workshops:Saturday 6th August, 3pm The Showground’s, Maugheraboy Gerry Carr Testimonial: Sligo Rovers Select VS. Manchester United Legends. Gerry has had a very successful eleven year career with Sligo Rovers. Firstly as a player, winning numerous medals, and currently is assistant manager to Paul Cook. For his testimonial game some of his team mates from the past and former play-
Saturday 6th August, 5pm Twinkles Café, Union Street Beautiful Bead Creation This workshop is suitable for anyone over the age of 5. Why not bring all the family and enjoy a great hour in this amazing little jewel in Sligo.
Saturday 6th August, 5.30pm Hargadons, O’Connell Street Thom Moore & Friends Thom Moore, the American-born creator of many songs about Sligo (including Still Believing, The Scholar, Believe Me Sligo, South-Sligo Nocturne, Sligo Down to Spain, Rosy-Painted Barge, etc., etc.) is making a special appearance for the festival. When he lived here in the Seventies he founded the groups Pumpkinhead and Midnight Well with other famous Sligophiles, American and Irish alike. Since then, he’s been around the world and back with the box/keyboard player Isabel ni Chuireain and Sligo guitarist Gerry Grennan, both musicians of renown.
have played on the jazz scene in the North West for years. Both hail from Donegal and have played together in various formats. "Twoplay" create a popular sound of easy listening, mainstream jazz. Saturday 6th August, 7.30pm Fiddlers Creek, Rockwood Parade No Strings Attached Are Alison Slattery and Ciaran Storey. They play regularly in some of Galway City's most popular night spots. They are an acoustic act with Alison covering the vocals & percussion while Ciaran looks after the chorus! The setlist includes everything from Adele & Alanis Morrissette right through to Johnny Cash, U2 and even Eminem gets played on occasion. Saturday 6th August, 8pm The Leitrim Bar, The Mall DJ Con & Crew This popular student venue will be rocking the night away.
Saturday 6th August, 6pm Osta, Hyde Bridge Udo Grunewald & Ray Mason This duo featuring Udo Grunewald on bass and Ray Mason on keyboards are the latest to avail of Osta’s platform for artists to break into the Sligo jazz scene.
Saturday 6th August, 8.30pm Source Sligo, John Street Ultan Conlon The most impressive Irish debut since Damien Rice's O" according to The Evening Herald & Hotpress's Olaf Tyaransen. An influential figure in Ultan's life was the late John Martyn whom he supported several times. Martyn was so impressed with Ultans songwriting that he requested to record one of Ultan's tracks with him and his previous band UltanJohn. The resulting track 'Really Gone' was sadly Martyn's final release.
Saturday 6th August, 7pm Sligo Park Hotel, Pearse Road Jazz Dinner with Twoplay Enjoy this amazing evening in the Hazlewood Restaurant with a four star dinner and complimentary glass of champagne while listening to this top class jazz duo. Eddie Lynch on piano, and Eddie McFarlane on guitar
The Street Party O’ CONNELL STREET Saturday August 6th from 2pm – 5pm Calling all kids… The Street will be closed to traffic and open to fun all afternoon.
As well as great live music and dance, there will be wonderful workshops:• Make your own hedgehog with Dympna O’ Driscoll • Felt making with Heidi Wickham • Clay Modelling with Rachel Quinn • Children’s Jewellery Workshop with Tiffany Budd • Decorate your own cupcake with Elaine Burke and Niamh Murphy Music for the afternoon provided by: Ted Kelly & Friends, Sarah Crummy, Remedy, The Williams Sisters, Brattle, Ultan Conlon and many more.
Dancers: Fancy footwork on the day will be provided by:• Siobhan Mc Donnell School of Dance • Ciaran Mc Manus and Philip Heinz - Champion Dancers • Conal Mc Cormack – Sean Nos Dancer
Late workshops at Twinkles: • Friday 5th August at 5pm – Triple necklace jewellery making class • Saturday 6th August at 5pm – Beautiful Bead Creation
Food: • Source Sligo – The Source Sligo stall will be serving homemade Irish sausages and other locally produced tasty delights. • Mc Garrigles – The Mc Garrigles stall will be serving Mexican food from burritos, homemade salsas and Quesadillas. • Café Fleur – for the best quality deli Baguette sandwiches and Coffee. • Bistro Bianconi – for everything Italian.
French Market brings a touch of Paris to Sligo One of the many attractions as part of the Sligo LĂşnasa Festival is the French Market in the town centre on
Thursday 4th to Sunday 7th August Rockwood Parade will be the focus for the invasion of the French which will feature the best in native French produce. It will provide a touch of Paris to downtown Sligo. Shoppers will be spoilt with a selection of Brittany biscuits, sweets and candles, savoury crepes, oriental pattisseries and dried fruits, together with continental style pick and mix confectionary. Those who are not into French cuisine can enjoy the wonderful selection of arts and crafts that the market provides. Marseille soaps and lavender bunches, Belgian candles, 3D optical glass, toys, wooden letters and sea angels, sweaters from Peru, padded jackets, Italian handbags and cashmere sweaters, pashminas and scarves, jewellery from Paris and much more. Contact: Patric Champot 087-2312307 www.frencheuropeanmarket.ie
Saturday 6th August, 9.45pm Sligo Park Hotel, Pearse Road Eamon Duggan Eamonn Duggan is a one man show. This entertainer offers a variety show of great songs and music for all tastes. He has entertained for many years and sings country, rock ‘n’ roll, and Irish ballads and also writes and records his own songs.
Saturday 6th August, 10pm Harp Tavern, Quay Street The Night Hawks This classic two piece plays country covers. Aidan and Donal always play a lively night at the Harp. Songs from Mick Hanly to The Eagles.
Saturday 6th August, 10pm Riverside Hotel, Millbrook Road Angel Road Angel are a well known local band. They have been together for just over a year and have played many gigs in Sligo. Their set cover songs as diverse as Creedence Clearwater Revival, Thin Lizzy and ACDC. The band played at the Rory Gallagher festival in Ballyshannon for the first time this year and were a great hit with the crowd. Saturday 6th August, 10pm Foleys, Castle Street Rodney Lancashire & Seamus Hernon Seamus Hernon is a native of Gurteen County Sligo and has been playing flute since he was six years old. His main influence and tutor was his father PJ Hernon the renowned accordion player. Rodney Lancashire is from Cootehill County Cavan and plays bouzouki, mandolin, banjo and concertina. He has recorded CD’s with Mactire.
Saturday 6th August, 10pm Hargadons, O’Connell Street Saramai and The Swords Saramai and the Swords are recording their debut album this summer in a series of live sessions with Damien Chennells. Hereto Saramai & The Swords have been focused on songwriting and playing live, gathering momentum and experience opening for the likes of Jack L, Declan O'Rourke, Fionn Regan, Luka Bloom, Kila, and The Lost Brothers to mention but a few. Although comparisons to Kate Bush and Tori Amos have been drawn, Saramai and The Swords have a distinct playing, singing and songwriting style that is difficult to categorise. There are classical twists and hints of darkness throughout unusually structured songs.
Saturday 6th August, 10pm Radisson Blu Hotel, Rosses Point Rumbatism Rumbatism is a band lead by the Sligo-based Mallorcan singer/guitarist Felip Carbonell of NoCrows fame and featuring his NoCrows colleague, bassist Eddie Lee, guitarist Eddie McFarlane and drummer/percussionist Ken McDonald in an enticing musical mix, both rootsy and virtuosic. The band specialises in Felip's own fiery brand of Catalan Rumba. Rumbatism also performs latin jazz and even some pop standards in the same style. As Felip says "everything is Rumba-ble!"
Declan Courell, a fine traditional guitar player, is known for his sensitive and rhythmic approach towards backing. Philip is one of the finest fiddle players in the country and is an exponent of the Sligo style. Philip is a member of the Dartry Ceili Band, All Ireland Ceili Band winners, 2009. Declan Payne plays piano accordion and is recognised as one of the best piano accordion players in Ireland. He is a member of the well-known traditional music group “The Border Collies”. Teresa O’Grady, a former All Ireland Champion banjo player, comes from a family steeped in traditional music. She is also a member of “The Border Collies”. Saturday 6th August, 10pm Shenanigans, Bridge Street Party Pub Sligo’s premiere party pub for the complete night out. Eat, drink and dance the night away.
Saturday 6th August, 10pm Glasshouse Hotel, Hyde Bridge DJ Catherine Scott In house DJ Catherine plays all your favorite tunes from chart, dance, disco and 80's so drop in for a lively Saturday night of fun and dancing!
Saturday 6th August, 10pm The Belfry, J.F.K Parade Pub 2 Club Use the Exclusive Pub2Club admission route – 50% discount admission to Toffs every night – Live DJ every Saturday from 10pm to get the Party Rockin’.
Saturday 6th August, 10pm O’Neills, The Mall Declan Payne, Teresa O’Grady, Phillip Duffy & Declan Courell
Saturday 6th August, 10.30pm Mc Garrigles, Oâ€™Connell Street Stand Standâ€™s album "100,000 Ways to Harvest Hope" is the road itself, not merely the map. Like all great albums, it is at least five singles deep. Right out of the gate, the four musicians come across as limbs on the same body. Their amazing sound comes from Neil Eurelle, Alan Doyle, Carl Dowling and David Walsh. All the urgency, conviction, sense of both playfulness and wide-eyed wonder makes a night with Stand one you won't regret come sunrise - they're here. Followed by late night DJ.
Saturday 6th August, 10.30pm Mc Hughs, Grattan Street DJ Tommie Clarke - Downstairs The hottest DJ in town, Tommie will have you up off your seat till late. Saturday 6th August, 10.30pm Kennedys, Rockwood Parade Leon and the Wildcats Having cut their teeth in the seedy underworld The Wildcats are ready to bring back leppin' country and bluegrass to the Festival. They have four part harmonies and an arsenal of mandolins, banjos, guitars, dobros and harmonicas.
Saturday 6th August, 10.30pm Mc Hughs, Grattan Street Louisiana Joyride - Upstairs Louisiana Joyride are an alt-country folk band. Having formed in late 2008, the band has covered ground quickly proving to fans and the industry alike that they are more than prepared to entertain an audience. Since the release of their debut EP last year, they have featured heavily in the media with live sets and interviews on several major radio stations and publications. After having played several Irish festivals this year, and toured with Tommy Ramones' outfit, Uncle Monk, this trio are very much in demand. They are currently recording their debut album for release later this year.
Saturday 6th August, 10.30pm The Belfry, Thomas Street Easy Rider and the Venusians This 7 piece Rock and Blues band, playing classic covers guaranteed to get everyone on their feet. With set lists including songs by BB King, John Mayall, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and Freddie King, Easy Rider create a timeless sound that's based on solid tunes and great talent. Originally a 4 piece band comprising of guitar/vocals, keyboard, bass and drums, Easy Rider were joined by a trio of backing singers the Venusians.
Saturday 6th August, 11pm Fiddlers Creek, Rockwood Parade DJ Dessie 60s & 70s & 80s disco.
Saturday 6th August, 11.30pm The Velvet Room, Kempton Promenade Velvet Open just five years, the Velvet Room has won an amazing four awards for best nightclub! Overlooking the Garavogue river and in the heart of the entertainment centre of the town, it attracts large numbers every Saturday night. To ensure you get one of our Free Festival Cocktail Vouchers for this Saturday night, check our website or to reserve a special table please contact our reservation line. Over 21’s. Neat dress essential.
Saturday 6th August, 11pm The Clarence, Wine Street Full Tiltn with Timmy & Tommy Finan & Roger B The Donegal duo return yet again to The Clarence to supply a night of clubbing delights, with record release coming thick and thin, Timmy & Tommy are a name now very powerful in the Irish club scene with support from producers such as, Marco V, Tiesto and Eddie Halliwell.
SUNDAY Sunday 7th August, 1pm Harp Tavern, Quay Street The Jazz Ladds The Jazz Ladds are Sligo's longest established band. Though originally known as a traditional jazz band, they now include in the programme Latin American (Salsa etc.), Blues, Country and even the odd old time waltz, when required. The Jazz Ladds feature a 5 piece Band, i.e. Trumpet, Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet, Harmonica, Lead Guitars, Bass, Rythm Guitar, Drums and four members also feature on vocals.
Saturday 6th August, 11pm Pure Nightclub, Teeling Street Pure Nightclub Pure Nightclub is Sligo’s newest, largest, best nightclubbing experience in the northwest, with 4 bars, 3 dance floors, 2 beer gardens and 1 Club. You can’t ask for much more to make your night out the best it can possibly be. The Club has been designed to ensure the best clubbing experience with massive LCD screens and funky interiors.
Sunday 7th August, 2pm Osta, Hyde Bridge Just Us Just Us features Greg Raab (flute), Ray Mason (keyboards), Con Schmauks (drums) and Udo Grunewald (bass). The group can been seen playing an eclectic music mix in Osta Cafe from jazzy interpretations of classical composers to well known standards. Sunday 7th August, 3pm The Clarence, Wine Street Traditional Enjoy this lively set in the relaxed atmosphere of The Clarence.
Sunday 7th August, 7pm The Snug, Stephens Street Kevin O’Brien & Friends This hot session has Kevin O’Brien on accordion and Pat Sweeney on banjo and fiddle (both from Killargue). Accompanied by Belcoo man Tony Cunningham on guitar and vocals. The boys will play a mix of Trad, Reels & Jigs with some ballads like ‘The Shores of Lough Mac Nean’. Sunday 7th August, 8pm Mc Garrigles, O’Connell Street Sunday M.A.S.S People are flocking to Sunday M.A.S.S. at McGarrigles bar, Sligo, every Sunday at 8pm. Local musicians from different genres meet with their instruments and jam. A core of four musicians invite special guests every week to join in. There is no set list, so the night is full of musical surprises for the M.A.S.S. goers and musicians alike.
Sunday 7th August, 4pm KoKo Latte, Quayside Dave Flynn Dave is originally from Wexford and has been a full-time musician since 2003. He has played and recorded with Paddy Casey, Dave Couse and The Impossibles, The Guggenheim Grotto, Edwyn Collins and many others. He can be seen regularly around Sligo gigging with Anything Goes. This afternoon he will perform a solo set of old-time American fingerpickin' blues, tunes he learned way back when he was just a young one.
Sunday 7th August, 8pm Fiddlers Creek, Rockwood Parade Tabby Tabby has an impressive history of gigs, from The Cavern, made famous by The Beatles, 'O2 in the Park' in front of 100,000 people to sold out shows in Wembley. The one thing that matters most to Tabby is his music, with twists of Hendrix meets Bowie and a hefty tablespoon of Prince flavoured vibes.
Sunday 7th August, 9.30pm Fureys, Bridge Street Phillip Duffy & Guests Philip Duffy is recognised as one of the finest fiddle players in the country. Hailing from Tubbercurry Philip is a member of Sligo’s well known “Dartry Céilí Band”. Sunday 7th August, 10pm Donaghy’s, Lord Edward Street Traditional Music Session Donaghy’s Coach Lane Bar and Restaurant is the venue for one of Sligo’s longest running sessions, every Sunday night. Offering an eclectic mix of Irish, American and European music and song. The core group is made up of Verona Ryan, fiddle, a member of the famous Henry family of musicians, Maria Keeney, flute, Francis Roberts, banjo, guitar and vocals and Frank Carter, accordion and vocals. Visiting musicians are always welcome, bringing new tunes and songs. Sunday 7th August, 10pm Shenanigans, Bridge Street Summer Sundays with DJ Trolley Top class music with fun and games.
Sunday 7th August, 10.30pm McHughs – Upstairs, Grattan Street Nearly Stolen Nearly Stolen are a 6 piece band who primarily do covers but have started to play a few originals of late. Expect to hear anything from Adele and Lady Gaga to the Kinks and Kings of Leon. A high energy band who enjoy their time on stage, we're sure you'll be dancing more than you'll be sitting. Sunday 7th August, 10.30pm Mc Hughs – Downstairs, Grattan St. DJ Scruffy Duffy Scruffy is without a doubt one of the most experienced and professional DJ’s in Ireland. From his highly successful karaoke shows in the Canary and the Channel islands, he has established himself as one of the most influential and respected entertainers in his profession. Sunday 7th August, 11pm Fiddlers Creek, Grattan Street DJ DESSIE 60s & 70s & 80s disco Sunday 7th August, 11pm Pure Nightclub, Teeling Street Pure Nightclub Pure Nightclub is Sligo’s newest, largest, best nightclubbing experience in the northwest, with 4 bars, 3 dance floors, 2 beer gardens and 1 Club. You can’t ask for much more to make your night out the best it can possibly be.
Sunday 7th August, 10pm The Belfry, J.F.K Parade Pub 2 Club Use the Exclusive Pub2Club admission route – 50% discount admission to Toffs every night.
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Key Sligo Dates for your diary
23 July - 5 August 1-5 August 3 & 4 August 4-8 August 5-10 August 20-28 August 26-28 August 27 August 28 August 28 August
Yeats International Summer School Carmel Gunning International Summer School Sligo Races Black Pig Festival, Enniscrone Tubbercurry Old Fair Day Festival Sligo Heritage Week Coleman Traditional Festival Gurteen The Warriors Run,Strandhill Gurteen Argicultural & Horse Show Mullaghmore Harvest Show Donkey Derby
LOOK OUT for Sligo Town Crier Free Guided Walking Tour of Sligo Daily except for Sundays from the Tourist Office at 11 a.m.
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www.kokolatte.ie 071 9157826
Shoot The Crows
The Belfry www.belfrypub.com 071 916 2508
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www.shenanigans.ie 071 9146799
The Harp Tavern Restaurants
Conrad’s Kitchen & Bistro - 071 9119400 www.conradskitchen.com
@ Donaghy’s Bar
www.coachlane.ie 071 9162417
071 91 63177
Night Clubs Hotels
www.sligoparkhotel.com 071 9190400
www.facebook.com/clarence.town 071 9142211
www.hargadons.com 071 9153709
087 6250 454
FOLEY’S BAR CASTLE - STREET - 071 9142381
www.coachlane.ie 071 9162417
www.facebook.com/theleitrimbar 071 9143721
the snug bar
087 166 2266
071 914 4406 www.cafefleur.ie
www.fiddlerscreek.ie 071 914 1866
www.garystafford.com 071 9142969
www.osta.ie 071 9144639
www.toffs.eu 071 9161250
www.radissonblu.ie/Sligo 071 9140008
www.purenightclub.ie 071 9146842
McCullaghs Bar 071 9170288
www.belfrypub.com 071 9143003
www.bistrobianconi.ie 071 9141744 www.sourcesligo.ie 071 9147605
www.limoncello.ie 071 911 0088
www.thevelvetroom.ie 071 9144721
www.silverapple.ie 071 9146770
www.riversidesuiteshotelsligo.com 071 91 48080
www.theglasshouse.ie 071 9194300
Sligo Farmers Market
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Published on Jul 21, 2011