Classifieds Advertise Archive Subscriptions Family Announcements Photos Digital Editions/Apps
Connect with us

Entertainment

Barley Mob – happy music with a social conscience

Published

on

Using reggae rhythms to complement their own sound, The Barley Mob play The Townhouse Bar on Saturday, November 9.  Based between Kildare and Dublin, the band formed in 2010 when lead singer Adam Daly wanted to start a new project.

 

“I knew Andy [Moore], our guitar player, from school,” says Adam.  “I’d been writing songs for a while, and prior to The Barley Mob I’d been playing music with Jack L for a couple of years. When that finished up, I decided to put my own band together.

“I went online looking for a drummer. Neil replied and we were a three-piece. We started gigging around Dublin, doing some singer/songwriter stuff, like The Ruby Sessions. Basically, as many gigs as we could do.”

John Heraghty, the band’s bass player, joined The Barley Mob after chancing upon them at a gig in Tallaght.

“He came out to promote the studio where he worked, in Clara [Co Offaly],” Adam recalls. “During the conversation he said he played bass. The following week he met us and we did Balcony TV in Dublin. We were straight into festivals then as a four-piece.”

The Barley Mob is completed by Conor Byrne on keys and vocal and Sean Behan on guitar. Their line-up expanded recently, however, when they celebrated the release of their debut album with a gig in The Village, Dublin.

“With the launch gig we were lucky enough to get a brass section in, and a small choir and we had a whistle player – I think it was a 13-piece!” Adam says. “That’s the dream, to have that big band set-up all the time. It does something to you when you’re in front of it; it has quite an effect on people.”

Reggae runs through much of The Barley Mob’s music, and Adam feels it’s a genre that suits the lyrics in their songs.

Connacht Tribune

Cope take electronic sound into whole host of directions

Published

on

The Cope...debut EP comes with short film too.

Groove Tube with Cian O’Connell

Few Irish artists have had their fingerprints on as many contemporary music projects as Dublin & Berlin-based electronic duo The Cope, made up of David Anthony Curley – formerly of Otherkin and currently overseeing operations in The Clinic, a recording studio he founded in Clontarf – and Joe Furlong, a session bassist and musical director who works with the likes of James Vincent McMorrow and Sorcha Richardson.

Their collaboration spawned from a shared affection for a broad range of electronic and dance artists – Caribou, Daft Punk, The Chemical Brothers and Rüfüs du Sol among them.

It has evolved into an ambient, textured sound that sticks strong to a cohesive, atmospheric production style. The tone and mood of the project is aided by the multi-faceted approach David and Joe have taken.

The Cope expands far beyond digital music releases – it is an audio-visual experience that seeks to champion as many arts streams as it can.

Given the pair’s backgrounds, it is no surprise that collaboration is at the heart of this venture. Their debut EP was launched this Wednesday – and alongside it is a short film split over three parts titled I Am Stretched on Your Grave.

Directed by Jamie Delaney, it highlights their willingness to work with other artists that fit the tone of the work, as well as the physicality of the music The Cope is preparing.

“We didn’t set out thinking it had to have these visuals but when myself and Joe landed on that production style, and wrote those songs that became the EP, we knew then we’d have to have a video that matches the audio,” David reveals.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.

Connacht Tribune Digital Edition App

Download the Connacht Tribune Digital Edition App to access to Galway’s best-selling newspaper.

Click HERE to download it for iPhone and iPad from Apple’s App Store, or HERE to get the Android Version from Google Play.

Or purchase the Digital Edition for PC, Mac or Laptop from Pagesuite  HERE.

Get the Connacht Tribune Live app
The Connacht Tribune Live app is the home of everything that is happening in Galway City and county. It’s completely FREE and features all the latest news, sport and information on what’s on in your area. Click HERE to download it for iPhone and iPad from Apple’s App Store, or HERE to get the Android Version from Google Play.

 

 

 

Continue Reading

CITY TRIBUNE

Comedian Shane for city show

Published

on

Comedian Shane Clifford.

Shane Clifford, who has been described by podcaster and comedian Blindboy as ‘The best comedian in Ireland, hands down’, will be at the city’s Town Hall Studio next Thursday, December 1, at 8.30pm to perform his new show, AW Class.

It’s being presented by the Lisa Richards Agency who are promising loads of laughter as Tralee man Shane tries and fails to get to grips with rugby fans, posh dogs, sinister yoghurt and retail breakdowns.

Shane who previously worked in Tesco, was 30 when he did his first stand-up show about six years ago. That was after he had quit his job, gone travelling and decided, on a whim, to upload some silly videos to the internet. He dealt with issues such as mental health and masculinity in an original and funny way in these videos and has since gone on to gain a reputation as an original voice on the Irish comedy scene, playing festivals and venues including Whelan’s.

Tickets €15, plus €1 booking fee, from tht.ie, 091-569777 or from the Town Hall Theatre box office.

 

 

Continue Reading

CITY TRIBUNE

INO present Donizetti comedy at Town Hall

Published

on

Graeme Danby as Don Pasquale and Kelli-Ann Masterson as Norina. 

Irish National Opera will return to Galway next Thursday, December 1, to present Donizetti’s Don Pasquale in the Town Hall Theatre at  8pm.

Donizetti’s sparkling operatic comedy is an intergenerational tug-of-war about love and money. It  features Don Pasquale, a grumpy old bachelor; Ernesto, his good-looking young heir; and Norina, an attractive young widow.

This unorthodox love triangle is the basis for a hilarious and touching show that offers an entertaining slant on the threat of being disinherited, a mock marriage and a spendthrift wife.

Sung in Italian with English surtitles, it’s conducted by Teresa Riveiro Böhm and directed by Orpha Phelan, with Graeme Danby as Don Pasquale and Kelli-Ann Masterson as Norina.

Tickets for Don Pasquale are €30/€27, plus €1 booking fee, from tht.ie, 091-569777 or from the Town Hall Box Office.

Continue Reading

Local Ads

Local Ads

Advertisement
Advertisement

Facebook

Advertisement

Trending