Tag: West Cork ukulele Orchestra

The jazz festival kicked off in Cork last night, Friday, October 25, with Efterklang the main draw in the Opera House. This is the third year in a row that the Danish group has returned to the city, and they called the place their second home last night. The setlist drew heavily from their last […]

West cork ukulele orchestra video

You could do far worse this week than pick West Cork Ukulele Orchestra as your soundtrack to the sun. Shot in De Barra’s by Ambiguous Fiddle Media, this video for Neil Young’s ‘Harvest Moon’ was recorded last July, I reckon (review of the show). It captures the fun element of the orchestra, as well as […]

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, […]

Cork Opera House announced its programme for May-December last night. There are only a handful of music treats on the list (though more will be announced for the Half Moon, obviously) and the pick of the bunch is Efterklang. The Danish band played there last year and were amazing, by all accounts – my girlfriend […]

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 […]