Saturday 18 January, 2020 Time: Times Vary Location: The Cobblestone Address: Smithfield Category: Concert / Live Music
Charlie Le Brun is a Breton Flute player, composer and arranger based in Dublin, Ireland. He will be launching his debut album called 'Madness is Convention', recorded live at the RedBox studio in 2019. An evening of Traditional Irish & Breton Music, presented by John Kelly (Fiddle).
Charlie Le Brun (Flute)
Aoife Kelly (Concertina)
Feilimi O'Connor (Guitar)
Eamon Rooney (Bodhran)
Kevin Doherty (Double Bass)
John Kelly (Fiddle / Master of ceremony)
Maiwenn Gouthe (Fiddle)
Sunday 19 January, 2020 Location: Vicar Street Address: Dublin Category: Concert / Live Music
Bagatelle – the band that inspired U2 and shared the stage with Bob Marley will play Vicar Street, Dublin on the 19th of January 2020 for a trip down memory lane as they enter their 42nd year in show business.
Bagatelle travelled far and wide, bringing their music to audiences in Europe, America, the Middle East and China, as well as in Ireland. Their hit Second Violin was such a success in Uruguay that it's still played there today. Over the years the band has had various changes of members but its current line-up: Liam Reilly pianist and lead vocalist, Ken Doyle on bass, drummer Seánie Devitt and lead guitarist Kurt Schefter, continue to travel and bring all the hits on the road.
The band, led by the superb piano playing and songwriting ability of front man Liam Reilly, broke up for a while but reformed in 1992. Since then they have been performing non-stop. The lads have come a long way since the early days. Bagatelle have shared the stage with the likes of Bob Marley, Van Morrison, U2, Thin Lizzy, Don McLean and The Pogues. Their ballad Flight of Earls has become one of the most popular Irish emigration songs, while their 1978 hit Summer in Dublin has become one of Irish rock's iconic songs.
Bagatelle was just a band, playing a few songs with no plan and no real expectation. They just got together to play a few songs and drink a few beers because they liked music. The success over the years was simply a happy accident. They were playing in a small stone cellar venue in Dublin when they were approached afterwards by John Woods, then managing director of Polygram Records who treated them to a burger, chips and Coke after their gig and then offered them a record deal. Ken Doyle remembers John Woods saying to him “there was four lovely young lads came into my office from Dublin and they said to me if you give us a chance, we could be as big as Bagatelle. That was U2”, laughs Ken…
Date:Sunday 19th JanuaryTime:8.30pmPrice:€33.65Address:58-59 Thomas St, The Liberties, Dublin 8, Ireland
Wednesday 22 January, 2020 Time: Times Vary Location: National Concert Hall Category: Concert / Live Music
The English Chamber Orchestra [ECO] is the most recorded chamber orchestra in the world, boasting a discography containing nearly 900 recordings of over 1,500 works by more than 400 composers. Along with these recordings of classical repertoire and its equally busy international touring schedule, the orchestra has recorded many successful film soundtracks including Dario Marianelli’s prize-winning scores for Atonement and Pride and Prejudice.
With Benjamin Britten as the orchestra’s first Patron, the ECO has enjoyed longstanding relationships with some of the world’s leading conductors and recitalists including Pinchas Zukerman, Murray Perahia, Mitsuko Uchida and Daniel Barenboim. For this concert the NCH are delighted to welcome back the celebrated South American maestro José Serebrier ‘one of the most eminent conductors of our time’ (Fonoforum Germany). Joining him in this all-Tchaikovsky programme is leading British cellist Natalie Clein, described by The Times as ‘mesmerising’ and ‘soaringly passionate’.