Bluemoose are constantly on tour, both at home and in the UK, bringing their energetic and entertaining live show to thousands of frantic spectators, through an average of 240 shows annually. Consisting of four experienced professional musicians from various parts of Ireland, the cover band based out of Wexford, have been performing at some of Irelands highest profile events, headlining and also sharing stages with some top name chart acts both at home and abroad. Not only do Bluemoose put extraordinary energy into their stage performance but also into their show production as a whole. Top of the range sound equipment combined with state of the art lighting and effects separates them from the norm. The ability to cater for any occasion has seen Bluemoose build up an enviable following of supporters and their constant interaction with these loyal friends has seen their popularity and profile blossom.
Benjamin Francis Leftwich is undertaking a headline UK and Ireland tour for Spring 2019. The tour runs throughout March and April culminating in a date at London’s Union Chapel. The announcement follows the release of Gratitude, which is the first piece of material to be taken from Leftwich’s third album, which will be released early next year via Dirty Hit. Gratitude builds on the foundations laid in the EP, and sees Leftwich bring more electronic elements into play, and darker, intricately layered production, whilst still maintaining the raw emotion that has resonated throughout his work to date.
Crazy Chester have been rocking County Cork for some time now, as all you Johnny Cash, Niel Young and Bob Dylan fans will already be well aware. The band describe their style of music as Americana and country.
The Ill Winds are a three-piece “traditional meets contemporary” band, based in Cork City, Ireland. The band have become known for combining old with new, classic with modern, all with a signature Irish twist. The group consists of Michael Grace (vocals, guitar, percussion, mandolin), Tony Dunne (accordion, percussion, vocals) and Paul O’Shea (drums, vocals, percussion, mandolin).
The Underscore Orkestra Trio musicians from The Underscore Orkestra playing a slightly scaled down version of the big band. Often accompanied by belly dancers Kate-O or Jane , they play a mix of original and traditional music influenced by Hot jazz, Balkan, Americana, Klezmer, Blues, Swing and bit of Irish.
The Guilty Judges are a three-piece Pop covers band that are quickly making a name for themselves as one of the most coveted wedding bands in the country. With high-energy live shows the Judges perform a wide range of genres that is sure to keep you on the dance floor from start to finish.
The Watermelons are a three piece blues band based in Cork. With a line up, consisting of drums, bass , guitar and sax, the band boasts some of Cork's finest musicians. The set journeys from Chicago blues to blues rock containing blistering tracks from Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf , The Allman Brothers, Junior Wells , Fleetwood Mac, Jimi Hendric etc. Expect many wailing guitar and sax solo’s driven by a formidable rhythm section.
Upstairs at the Oliver Plunkets 'Frisky Whiskey' bar 'Ceol Coolroe' will be playing. The Traditional Irish Music Session is sure to be full of "ceol agus craic"!
Upstairs at The Oliver Plunkett - Poc Ar Buile started off a few years ago messing around on a Wedenesday night in the Stables in Carrigaline. The band grew from three to five and the rest is history! Poc ar Buile are Cork's liveliest Irish Ballad / Folk Band, we will uplift you with our rousing chorus!
Playing Upstairs in The Oliver Plunkett bar is Funk Soul Veras. This young band will delight with their funky covers of songs you love.
The Underscore Orkestra Trio play hot jazz and New Orleans style swing as well as some Balkan and Klezmer folk and Americana.
Kenny Live has long been a mainstay at the Welcome. A powerful vocal performance coupled with vibrant acoustic guitar proves a massive hit with locals and visitors alike.
The Asylum Archive is an art, activist and academic platform that examines the notion of Direct Provision Centres; the localities and sites where asylum seekers are being held while in the process of seeking refugee status. It is the continuation of Vukašin Nedeljković’s ongoing work highlighting the injustices, confinement and incarceration of asylum seekers in Ireland.