Johnny McEvoy on the Bill for Ó Riada’s Next Month

Johnny McEvoy on the Bill for Ó Riada’s Next Month

Ó Riada’s Bar and Restaurant in Ballymacelligott has reported another great weekend of musical entertainment with Mundy and a surprise guest appearance by Sharon Shannon at the end of both of Mundy’s shows. Promoter Mary Jones expressed the venue’s delight at how the events to date have gone in these woefully strange and trying times…

Mundy To Follow Sharon’s Trail to Ó Riada’s in Ballymac

Mundy To Follow Sharon’s Trail to Ó Riada’s in Ballymac

Following the success of Sharon Shannon’s recent two-night stint at Ó Riada’s Bar and Restaurant in Ballymacelligott her stablemate and fellow musician, Mundy is scheduled to appear at the popular venue on Saturday evening, August 22nd. This on a date which, in normal times, would see the Festival of Kerry in full flight. As with…

Revival Festival: An Unwavering Brilliance of Musicianship

Revival Festival: An Unwavering Brilliance of Musicianship

It seems that it rained almost everywhere else but on Listowel on Friday night. The North Kerry capital of culture hosted a genuinely star studded, open-air ‘Revival’  concert on its accommodating and spacious square on Friday and Saturday nights. Dark and ominous cloudy skies threatened a deluge that obligingly bypassed Listowel on Friday night –…

Island Sessions Welcomes SON to The Island

Island Sessions Welcomes SON to The Island

Acclaimed Clare artist SON, a.k.a Susan O’Neill will take to the Island Sessions stage in Browne’s Bar on this Saturday night, November 10th at 8pm. SON’s truly phenomenal husky voice has been compared by Hotpress to Amy Winehouse and Janis Joplin. Sit Down Gig Co-organiser, Kate McSweeney sets out her stall on the concept of…

The Island Sessions Bringing Mundy to Town

The Island Sessions Bringing Mundy to Town

Night one of the Island Sessions featured singers songwriters, Jeffrey Martin and Mick Flannery, both of whom mesmerised the crowd with fantastic performances. By: Kate McSweeney Browne’s Bar proved itself to be an ideal venue for this sort of gig with great acoustics and a real intimate feel where the connection between the audience and…

One to Go as Lightening Strikes Twice for Ó Riada’s

One to Go as Lightening Strikes Twice for Ó Riada’s

There’s a wickedly old adage that has us believing that good things come in threes. If there’s a grain of truth in it, the people at Ó Riada’s Bar and Restaurant in Ballymacelligott should buy a lottery ticket or three this week. Last weekend, they were guests of Sharon Shannon as part of her friends’…