Ireland's Number One Folk Club.
"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 Barras 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 Mc Devitt, (Irish Examiner 2000)
"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 'aint never heard a horse sing a song!'
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.
Join us on the 11th of May to raise a Glass to Noel and celebrate his life through the music he loved and helped immortalise.
“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 errand’s, capped with a “ swift half “ !”