In the last 30 year’s DeBarra’s Folk Club in the beautiful sea-side town of Clonakilty has earned a musical reputation that has traveled far beyond the confines of its West Cork location.
Long standing associations with Noel Redding (the Jimi Hendrix Experience) Paddy Keenan (The Bothy Band) & Folk artists Christy Moore & Roy Harper have served as the cornerstones of this little venues world wide renown as one of the finest music house’s in Ireland. In these three decades musicians from all genres & generations have fed into the Folk Club’s magical history, with almost every performance seemingly woven into the brickwork of its worn, familiar walls. This year (2013) DeBarra’s celebrates 30 years of music with some very special shows & events from artists new and established that have become synonymous with the Folk Club over the last 3 decades. We hope you will join us to celebrate our musical milestone this summer & look forward to another 30 years of amazing music yet to come!

Le míle buíochas,
Foireann De Barra.

“It is the presence of an unlikely musical venue that makes Clonakilty truly special however, to cross the well worn threshold of the shy and rather retiring De Barra’s Folk Club, is to enter into a world full of possibilities. The possibility that anyone, literally anyone, might ramble in off the street and do a few tunes.”
Mark McDevitt (Irish Examiner)

“There’s Carnegie Hall, The Royal Albert, Sydney Opera House and then there’s De Barra’s,” Christy Moore, (August 2003)

“All music is ‘Folk’ Music, I ain’t never heard a horse sing a song!” Louis Armstrong

Noel Redding (Bass player – The Jimi Hendrix Experience)

As the original Bass player with The Jimi Hendrix Experience Noel’s contribution to rock ‘n’ roll will echo throughout musical history. As a member of this band Noel helped redefine the face of music and popular culture, helping the Jimi Hendrix Experience to become one of the most recognisable and influential bands of all time!

For the last 27 years of his life Noel Lived in West Cork & played DeBarra’s regularly.

Today Noel’s musical legacy lives on, not just in DeBarra’s but in the music Festivals, recording studios, and thriving music scene that West cork is synonymous with.

“Noel would pass you on the street on a spring morning, with the stride of a man on a mission, the continuing walk of his troubadour life. Yet had you not known him, you would never realise you had passed a man that rocked Monterey, Electrified Ladyland and soared to the dizzy heights of 60’s psychedelia. However it was Noel’s sky blue suede shoes that would give it all away. “Hello Matey”, he’d say as he went about Clonakilty on his daily errands, capped with a “swift half”.