The Gables is home to the “Trad Session” for over 30 years. The session has been visited by traveling musicians from far and wide with many diverse cultures. They have been tutored in all forms of music, classical, jazz, folk and blues but in some way all are drawn to the allure of traditional Irish music. They are drawn to the allure of the session. The way in which a group of musicians can gather, some having met only for the first time, pick a set of random tunes and yet all know exactly when to start, change and stop, all in perfect unison. Yes the phenomena of the musical gathering that it ‘the session’.
Prewar Delta Blues, Chicago blues and Fingerpicking Ragtime. Guaranteed to get you feet stompin' and yer night rompin'! Stomp Train is a collaboration in the blues between three continents that has come together in Cork Ireland. Alessio Calletti, originally from Italy, has played the blues as long as he can remember. Jorge Kachmari, originally from United States, plays clarinet and fiddle and backing vocals. Jono Skinner , originally from Zimbabwe, anchors the band with his percussive beats. Together StompTrain will have you clapping and stomping along to a music that is both ethereal and gutteral, a music that brings people from all walks of life together.
Upstairs at The Frisky Whiskey Bar - Come and experience the amazing The Oliver Plunkett Hooley and take part in the Traditional Irish Dinner and Show experience Sunday to Thursday from 7pm.
New Jam night focusing on the rhythm-based music of the late 60’s and early 70’s, featuring the music of The Meters, James Brown, Grant Green, Herbie Hancock et al.
Featuring the blistering guitar work of Billy Comerfield and the shirtless drumming of Bal Fennstein, this is a unique slice of ‘bogger rock’ that is not to be missed.
Get over the midweek hump in Reardens with Sound Affair - an Irish two-piece cover band hailing from Limerick.
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