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The Drays are: Stephen Ryan (guitar/vocals), Conor Brady (guitar/bass/shakers/tambourine), Paul Byrne (drums), Eileen Gogan (vocals)
Time: 3pm - Tickets: Free Entry on a first come first served basis
Born and bred in Dublin, Don Baker first learnt to play harmonica as a young lad in hospital recovering from a bout of TB. While convalescing, unable to go out like the other boys of his age, he immersed himself in The Blues and most especially Blues Harmonica listening to the recordings Sonny Boy Williamson and Howlin’ Wolf. Fifty years on and Don is still immersed, still listening, still performing to the songs of Blues legends and adding to the Blues canon with songs and compositions of his own as he developed his talent from musician to gifted songwriter in his own right. Indeed his songs have been recorded by scores of other artists including Sinead O’Connor, Charlie McCoy, Finbar Furey, Declan O’Rourke and LiamO’Maonlaoi. He has released fifteen albums and shared stages with Tom Jones, Sinead O’Connor and Van Morrison.
As an actor Don played opposite three-time Oscar Winner Daniel Day-Lewis in “In the Name of the Father” and in “Mia, Liebe meines Lebens” opposite Claudia Cardinale, while on television he portrayed gangster Thomas Flynn in RTÉ’s “Fair City”.But it is while performing on stage, back immersed in The Blues that Bono’s favourite harmonica player really comes to life. Don is first and foremost a true entertainer.
As Bono was about to play harmonica at U2 stadium gig in the USA he paused and said, “The greatest harmonica player in the world lives in Dublin and his name is Don Baker.” Bono
“You can hear Don’s hand on the guitar, the feeling coming from his voice. He’s a brilliant performer and what a great songwriter.”
Finbar Furey – Irish Times 2014
“A world-class musician, a talented actor and a sound bloke.”
Ken Sweeney – Show Business Editor, The Irish Sun”
“You can hear the gritty emotion in his playing, it isn’t phoned in, it is felt,
experienced” Barry Egan – Sunday Independent 2016
Carl Corcoran Music presents a Day with acclaimed singer / songwriter John Spillane.
A unique opportunity to attend a daytime songwriting workshop with acclaimed singer / songwriter John Spillane followed by an evening public concert
Time: 8pm Tickets: Workshop €30 / Concert €25
Hit by the realization that you may never see “Adele” live again, then we've got the perfect act for you!!!
“The Ultimate Adele Experience” is the number 1 tribute to multi million record selling, grammy award winning artist “Adele”
Get to experience the sound and look of Adele live with full 7 piece band, playing her full repertoire of songs from her 3 albums 19, 21 & 25, including hits like “Rollin in the deep” “Hello” “Water Under The Bridge” “Someone Like You” and many more. Vocalist Katherine Headon is an uncanny look-a-like and sound-a-like for superstar Adele. Don't miss you chance to see “The Ultimate Adele Experience” live
Time: Doors 7pm / Show 8pm / Tickets: €20 - Booking Essential - Call 01 839 0307
The Alan Kelly Gang team up with Scotland’s internationally acclaimed and mesmerizing songstress, EddiReader, of Fairground Attraction. The result is sheer musical synergy in its most natural form. Once a collaboration, now a band, their performances have been praised for leaving audiences spellbound; Scotland’s The Living Tradition magazine has described it as ‘an astonishing concert’.
Doors: 7.30pm - Tickets: €30
A comedy gig not to be missed. The phenomenal Reginald D Hunter performs his brand new comedy show "Facing the Beast"Doors: 7.30pm - Tickets €33.75 available from TicketWeb.ie
Arena Lynx is proud to present the Legend of Luke Kelly Christmas Show at The Abbey Tavern on the 27th December. The Legend of Luke Kelly show returns to the Abbey Tavern Howth for their annual Christmas session. Chris Kavanagh and his band perform all the very best music and songs of Luke Kelly and the Dubliners. Celebrating Luke Kelly who is regarded as Ireland's greatest ever balladeer .This show is now in its 17th year and is totally endorsed by Luke Kelly's family . So come along to the Abbey Tavern on 27th December and raise a glass or two ,maybe three to Luke Kelly.
Doors: 7pm - Tickets: €25
“Dubbed As Ireland’s Billie Holiday, Mary Is A Jazz & Blues Singer Whose Life Story Gives Weight To The Truth That The Best Singers Are The Ones With The Most Painful Lives” (The Guardian). Whether Into Folk, Blues Or Jazz, No One Can Fail To Be Moved By The Emotional Depth, Expression & Power In Her Voice, Forged From An Extraordinary Life. Mary Has Carved Out A Timeless And Highly Regarded Career, With A Legion Of Devoted Fans Worldwide. Her Ability To Connect So Emotionally & Empathically With Both The Song & Her Audience Is Testament To Her Inner Strength, And To The Power Of Transformation & Redemption. The Stage Is Her Home. To Hear Mary Sing Is Truly To Be At The Core Of The Human Heart.
Time: 8pm Tickets: €30
The evening commences at 7.30pm with a sumptuous fourcourse dinner with a choice of two starters, five main courses, two desserts and an Irish coffee. The show, featuring our award winning dancers, singers and musicians begins at 8.15pm and showcases Ireland's wealth of music, song and dance. Sing along to some of Ireland's best loved ballads and songs such as 'Danny Boy', 'Finnegan's Wake', 'The Wild Rover' and 'Whiskey In The Jar'. Be mesmerised and thrilled by our dancers footwork and passion as they perform some of Ireland's oldest dance routines such as 'The Brush Dance' and 'The Sean Nos' alongside tributes to international acclaimed shows. The show finishes at 10pm. We invite you to join us for an unforgettable night at The Abbey Tavern.
for reservations call 01 839 0307