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  • Those here tonight have witnessed something truly special." -
    no slouch as demonstrated on When You Love Someone and later on Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman The show was an intimate affair with minimal lighting and sparse staging Adams stage banter too brought a closeness to the occasion and when he spotted one punter leaving for a refill he asked do you want me to wait for you It was clear that the crowd were on his side providing percussive hand claps on cue Not only that but they were in fine singing voice as well Also it was genuinely shocking to hear the dominating female voices in the crowd lending their neigh on note perfect tones to Finally Found Someone and ubiquitous 1990 s number one Everything I Do I Do It For You It was not all sentimental though as the pace picked up with a spirited Can t Stop This Thing We Started complete with disco lighting Adams is of course a pro and the tempo of the show could not be faulted as rocker followed ballad followed anthem Picking out the wildest woman in the audience to dance during If Ya Wanna Be Bad Ya Gotta Be Good he even convincingly tackled blues He was clearly having fun pulling out tracks from every period of his career but of course there are songs that he simply has to play and when he did the place predictably went crazy Summer Of 69 had everyone on their feet whilst Heaven once again incited the newly created Castlebar choir Clearly appreciative of the adulation he gave it back and upon noticing a pair of empty seats in the front row invited two ladies that were at the very back of the theatre in the nose bleed seating on the third floor balcony to fill them It

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  • NEW SHOW ADDED: Imelda May -
    Love Tattoo back in 2009 now 8x times platinum in Ireland Imelda has been one of the most strikingly original talents in the music arena taking her infectious blend of rockabilly jazz blues and torch songs from the back rooms of Dublin pubs to the biggest festivals in the world Next up was the 6x times platinum album Mayhem in 2010 which she took on the road bringing some good old fashioned rock n roll spirit to audiences worldwide With her live shows widely acclaimed she has picked up fans as diverse as Jools Holland Jeff Beck and Bono who dueted with her at her sold out shows in The O2 Dublin 2011 The truly unique Imelda May is now back with a brand new album entitled TRIBAL which was released recently on DECCA Far from mellowing with motherhood Imelda sizzles more than ever with her leather clad attitude returning with a brand new album of hard edged anthems Imelda is pinning her colours to the mast with music which celebrates the great rock n roll sub culture and her own Tribal allegiances May is undoubtedly a star who deserves all the accolades that she gains Metro Jan 2014 A

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  • NEW SHOW ADDED: Derek Ryan in Concert -
    much of the music featured on his five albums along with new material that affords him plenty of opportunity to showcase his fine guitar playing and his excellent vocal quality Derek always had the dream having a career in music and dreams do come true as Derek has proven At 17 his career in music became fulltime signing to Warner Music London as he became lead singer of Irish pop band D side with achievements including several Meteor Awards nominations a multi platinum selling single Real World in Ireland adding to his 3 top 10 hits in the UK live TV appearances included Top of the Pops GMTV and The Late Late Show along with a sell out theatre tour and number one single in Japan in 2005 Returning to Ireland in September 2009 after several years of gigging on the London function scene Derek took time to consider many offers that were coming his way It was at this stage that melodies from his formative years kept coming back to him Derek got hooked on Nashville greats like Brooks Jackson and Strait and so the plans were laid to go for it Derek s love and passion for country

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  • NEW SHOW ADDED: Christy Moore plus special guests -
    Cathal Hayden fiddle banjo Seamie O Dowd guitar and Jimi Higgins percussion Anyone who has caught the band performing with Christy at select shows over the last year including Live at the Marquee The Iveagh Gardens will testify what a special performance this is From Glór Theatre in Ennis journalist Gerry Quinn wrote a rave review in the Irish Examiner emphasising both the subtlety and the dynamism of Christy s onstage companions Christy opened the show on his own with a trio of songs then allowed the ensemble to flex their muscles behind the Kildare man s heartfelt vocals and perform a memorable evening of song that utilised an extensive back catalogue Firm favourites like Jimmy McCarthy s Ride On Moore s own Delirium Tremens and Lisdoonvarna were speckled among an engaging and eclectic set The Ballad of the Faithful Departed was performed in tribute to his its writer Philip Chevron of The Pogues who died recently and the segueing of the song McElhatton into the jig Larry the Beer Drinker evoked memories of early Planxty in their hey day A two song encore featured a heartfelt and polished version of Nine Inch Nails Hurt followed by the ubiquitous Joxer

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  • New online events ebro -
    New online events ebro Aug 29 Posted by Declan in Uncategorized Issue one of our new online events e brochure is now published click here to view PRINT Tags Untagged

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  • Highlight video from Midwest Radio's 25th Anniversary Concert -
    Concert Aug 27 Posted by Declan in Uncategorized We have just uploaded the highlights of Mid West Radio s 25th Anniversary A Night with the Stars on our Youtube account

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  • NEW SHOW ADDED: The Young Folk -
    The Little Battle released 8th September The Young Folk comprises of Anthony Furey guitar vocals Tony McLaughlin bass mandolin and vocals Paul Butler keyboards vocals and Karl Hand drums vocals The Young Folk count Irish President Michael D Higgins as one of their biggest fans have appeared on established national TV shows including RTE s The Saturday Night Show TV3 s Ireland AM and TG4 Their music featured on a national advertisement campaign for Jameson Irish Whiskey and the original recording of Way Down South featured in the Travel Ireland TV advert last year The Young Folk has appeared at Westport Music Festival Electric Picnic The Cambridge Folk Festival Midem SXSW The Stampede City Sessions in Canada They opened for American folk rock band Midlake during their American tour at the end of 2013 toured Canada in March 2014 and recently opened for Imelda May in Dublin s Vicar Street They have also appeared at Mitchelstown Caves with Mick Flannery and Castlepalooza 2014 in Charleville Castle They are quite simply one of the most promising young bands to come out of Ireland in several decades and this debut album is a fantastic calling card and opening gambit for the four

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  • Ruth Trimble announced as support for Beth Nielsen Chapman -
    singer Kevin Montgomery gathering many new fans of her music along the way Having taken a break from her professional career as a pharmacist Ruth has had the time to focus on her song writing and has released two albums her 2012 debut Things I want to Say and her 2013 Christmas release Each Christmas Till Then Both albums have had extensive radio airplay across the UK and Ireland recently

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