Tag: De Barras

All photos by Brid O’Donovan Last weekend, September 15-18, saw the 11th edition of the Clonakilty International Guitar Festival take over the West Cork town. I’ve seen some great shows down the years as part of the festival, Girl Band on Saturday night two years ago was probably the best show I’ve seen from them. […]

Bouts nothing good gets away cover

I’ve been a fan of Bouts for a long time now, so as they gear up to release their debut album, I’m delighted to announce two Cork shows. The four piece release Nothing Good Gets Away on October 25, launching the gig with a show in the Grand Social the next night (Facebook event page […]

Bouts nothing good gets away cover

We got the first taster of Dublin band Bouts’ debut album here last month, with ‘6.0’. They’ve followed that up this week with ‘Jittery’, not quite a quiet/loud outlook but a whispered/shouted track that doffs its cap to Weezer throughout before aiming bigger with an everybody-in, woah-oh-oh singalong. We’re told that Barry’s feeling quite jittery, […]

cathy davey

The annual Clonakilty International Guitar Festival kicks off in De Barra’s on Thursday, September 19, with Cathy Davey opening proceedings. The festival has been running since 2006, each year bringing in big guns like Grant Hart, Thurston Moore and plenty of others, alongside De Barra’s luminaries like John Spillane and Mick Flannery. Workshops and talks […]

Picture: Brid O'Donovan

If you’ve been to De Barra’s in Clonakilty, West Cork, then you don’t need me to tell you just how special the pub (best Murphys in Cork) and folk club are. If you haven’t been, you’re really missing out on a vital piece of Irish music heritage. Noel Redding is perhaps its most famous son, […]

All pictures by Brid O’Donovan No venue in Ireland does intimate gigs as, well, intimately as De Barra’s. David Kitt obviously agrees, roadtesting new material in the Clonakilty pub on Thursday night, his first solo gig since last summer, when he played Small Moments in its entirety at a few select venues around the country. […]

Here’s a ridiculously gorgeous track from LOWmountain‘s just released second album DNA. If you’ve ever spend some time in De Barra’s in Clonakilty you’ll have come across the name. They’re regulars there, honing their craft on the folk club stage for about three years now. ‘Love Is In The Detail’ is exactly how you might […]

The posters outside De Barras in Clonakilty, Co Cork, proclaim: ‘Happiness is… West Cork Ukulele Orchestra’. A grand claim, but after a 90-minute set, just try and find somebody who could disagree. The nine-piece (yes, nine!) play covers both new and old, popular and less well known. But they always put on a great show […]