No idea what to expect. Donal Mc Connon is probably as diverse and pretty freaky as the entire Neustadtstrasse together. It could be the killer of the series Fargo, which seduces people to action with sociological wisdom – I think Donnal could do that with his The Curly Organ as well.
Donal will take our hands and guide us through a museum of human extreme and banal experiences. Sociologists and freaks, that will be fun 🙂
In Galway Donal is well known as a band member of the nationally loved Prog Folk outfit bandMy Fellow Sponges.
Thursday on the 25th of October around the corner at the Bar of the B&B Bettstatt, Neustadtstr. 10, Lucerne. Collection Box.
Walsh’s Stoneybatter, Dublin. Most likely it was raining when we met the brothers Diarmuid & Brian Mac Gloinn. They were sitting around a table, together with friends during a TradSession. We were lost – in music, in time and in Guiness & Tea. Ye Vagabonds.
They grew up in rural Carlow but moved to Dublin in 2012 and becameknown on the traditional Irish, blues and folk scenes in the city, playing folk songs as well as their own original material. Their blend of harmonic folk music is influenced by traditional Irish and European music, American old time, and the music of the 1960s folk revival.
Myles O’Reilly, he said once about their music: “Going backwards to go forwards, look not to modern day influence to inspire their sound, but prefer to absorb and reflect the most genuine leanings of deep tradition, playing folk music that resonates as pure and honest as it has since time immemorial. In an age where styles have a limited shelf life, and musicians so often live by definition of their sell-by date, Ye Vagabonds make music that honours timeless sincerity with acoustic fireside storytelling that will sound as current a hundred years from now as it has a hundred generations past.”
Times goes by but it’s still possible to meet Ya Vagabonds in a pub like on Thursday the 13th of September 2018 at the Bar of the B&B Bettstatt-Neustadt in Luzern at 8pm. No reservation possible. Collection Box.
Radio 3FACH fragt öfters, “Na was können den die Zuhörer von deinem Konzert erwarten?” Bei Katie O’Connor: Sie begeistert durch ihre starken, lyrischen Songtexten, ihren eingängigen Melodien und durch ihre tiefe, raue Stimme. Ihre eigenen Songs, vielfälltig wie unser Leben. Von Dancing With The Devil über Let’s Get Married (übrigens war das ein Voting Song für Gay-Marriage) oder ihr wunderbarees Cover von Nina Simone Black Is The Colour.
Also solltet ihr in keinem Zelt sein, keine romantischen Weekends in Paris verbringen, let’s celebrate die guten alten Pfingsten-Tage mit uns in die Nacht hinein, in der Bar des B&B Bettstatt-Neustadt in Luzern. Start 20 Uhr. Kollekte.
In Ireland, the album was already voted the album of the week in the Irish Times and even secured the number one of the iTunes Blues charts.
The deep voice of Rufus Coates creates a beautiful contrast to the gentle vocals of his bandmate Jess Smith. The dense atmosphere of the music immediately draws the listener into another world and is perfectly suited to escape everyday life. Above with their song “Here All Day”.
Their live show is one not to be missed and always promises to be an atmospheric and heartfelt affair.
Thursday the 12th of April 2018 at the bar of the B&B Bettstatt in Lucerne at 8 pm. Collection Box.
Thomas Leeb picked up the guitar for the same reason as every thirteen-year-old boy: he wanted to meet girls. He soon fell in love with the instrument, played his first solo concert at the age of fifteen and released his first acoustic guitar album at seventeen.
Leeb is a frequent performer at concerts and festivals in Asia, the Americas and Europe and has been featured in numerous guitar magazines all over the world. Every year, he teaches workshops and master classes in universities and colleges and his album “Desert Pirate” was voted one of the essential albums of the last twenty years by Acoustic Guitar Magazine.
His peculiar guitar style owes as much to percussive techniques as traditional fingerstyle guitar. What sets Thomas Leeb apart from some of his contemporaries is his ability to make pyrotechnics serve the music. Three years studying West African traditional music give him a sense of timing and groove that is unusual in a guitarist.
On the 1st of March 2018 at 9pm at the Bettstatt Bar in Lucerne. Collection box. It goes all to the musician. See ya all there folks!
Katie O’Connor and Steven Sharpe are two of Galway’s most prolific and established gay musicians. Steven and Katie’s new project “To Gaze Upon Us” which debuted in April in the Róisín Dubh in Galway and nowcoming to Kerry.
Sharpe takes O’Connor to more upbeat areas as she leads him to more sentimental and heartfelt places. Blending their individual styles, Katie’s melodic vocals beautifully complements Steven’s flamboyant sass to create a lush new sound.
Saturday, the 17th of February 2018 at Bettstatt Bar at 8pm. Collection Box.
Since her beginning in Galway 2011, Katie O´Connor has shared her music on stages and streets throughout Europe. In the midst of attaining a midwifery degree, Katie found herself being drawn to creating and sharing music on the street. After qualifying as a midwife, she took early retirement, shaved her head and started afresh in Berlin with just her guitar, her voice and a desire to be true to herself. Although based mainly in Ireland for the time being, Katie spends much of the year on the road bringing her music and message to those who wish to listen. Songs and stories entwined, she delivers a gripping performance each and every time backed up by powerful lyrics and an unrivalled raspy voice. Recently releasing her fourth album, ‘Fuel For Dreaming’ in May, has been met with a very positive response from her listeners.
“Songwriter, storyteller, raconteur, guitarist, entertainer, and challenger of traditional gender and sexual roles, Steven Sharpe is a man deserving of the term ‘multi-talented’… Flamboyant and outrageous, Steven’s witty tales of contemporary gay life are filtered through Led Zeppelin influenced blues stompers and dexterous acoustic numbers.” – Kernan Andrews, advertiser.ie
With her transcendent voice and beautiful songs, set off with tight musicianship and arresting stage craft; Kildare singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Inni-K is a force to watch.
Her exciting new debut album, ‘The King has Two Horse’s Ears‘, produced by Stephen Shannon, brings out the best of Inni-K’s unique indie-folk treasures, with the help of the immense skills of band members Brian Walsh on drums & percussion and Cormac O’Brien on double bass, along with special guests Seán Mac Erlaine on clarinets and Kevin Murphy on cello.
The Co. Kildare based artist has shared stages with such diverse artists as the world renowned Malian kora master Toumani Diabaté at his request at The Cork Opera House; Efterklang, Tiny Ruins, Wallis Bird, This is how we Fly, The Walls, Luka Bloom, and many more. She has featured on RTE Other Voices, toured the world alongside Liam Ó Maonlaí in contemporary dance theatre show ‘Rian’, and ran a hugely successful fund:it campaign to fund her debut album which was released March 2015, and which continues to receive high praise at home and abroad.
Self-described Singer Song Scribbler, Samyel began life in France but uses Dublin as his homebase, picking up influences from both and a lot in between. On his most recent album, “Tickly Teeth,” Samuel presents a playful blend of familiar and foreign.
“Samuel’s music has been described as “an illustrative experience.” The self-proclaimed singer song scribbler has a lyrical style that seems to have his tongue slightly in his cheek. This isn’t another ‘oh poor me’ singer song-writer, Samuel let’s his quirshow and this sets him apart. Clever humour and lustrous lyrics are enveloped with a minimal set-up and dreamy confident tone. Different instruments are weaved into the songs, however, no piece ever becomes cluttered. Melodies are trusted to speak for themselves and simplicity is key.” by nessymon.com and notverywise.com
Samyel is a solo artist who switches between languages, plays the guitar and sings songs about his dog. He is a gem of a find, affable, talented, and we are so happy to welcome him on the 23th of November 2017 at 8pm at the Bettstatt Bar in Lucerne.
‘It starts with the smallest of sounds and it builds into songs that tell you more about yourself than you ever probablywanted to understand. Raw, quirky and a little off-kilter Liza Flume’s unique presence draws you in. Her music is an eclectic build of uninhibited emotions caught beautifully by a voice that reveals the light and shade of what she’s singing” Alvy Carragher.
What We Called Love, the debut single from the EP and is Liza’s catchiest track yet. It is resilient and probably one of the best examples of how to use a loop pedal to double up your vocals and add depth to your lyrics.
Her new album is called “Spain”. She and her pals Garret morre (bass) and Stephen Lyons (drums) recorded live in early 2017 in London. It’s a wonderful development of her music.
So good. The year went fast. We missed him, Peter Doran. Soon he will be back for a gig at Dublin Sud in the Bettstatt Bar in Lucerne. Soulful Folk-Pop from Ireland.
Peter is a Singer-Songwriter from Mullingar in the Irish Midlands. Peter’s musical life started twenty years ago in a roar of electric guitars, distortion pedals and Marshall amps. But his musical direction took an unplanned shift into acoustic-land after watching people like Damien Rice, Glen Hansard and Emmett Tinley, perform at “The Stables”, an intimate music venue just ten minutes walk from Peter’s Home. It was a new century and he had a new fascination: the singer and the song.
At the end of 2014, Peter released his fourth album, the self-produced “Outlines” to critical acclaim in Ireland. It is the songwriter’s most sparse and direct work to date. Peter’s combination of vocals and melody create a natural intimacy, one that makes the listener feel as though he is sharing his best kept secrets with them.
In the last years Peter has played headline shows in Ireland, Holland and New York, and has opened up for artists like Mick Flannery, Declan O’Rourke, Duke Special and Mark Geary.