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In keeping with West Cork tradition, the ladies of Clonakilty will gather to celebrate the women in their lives.

Tickets are €10 (which will go directly to Ovacare) w/ An Irish Coffee compliments of DeBarra’s, spot prizes on the night from Clarins, Siobhan O Mahony, Deasys Harbour Bar, Deborah ni Caoimhe & many more and music by Paula K O Brien, Archie, Anto, Starling Song Project, Wayward Folk, Margaret Kennedy, Martin Kingston and ReNua all ensure this will be a night you won’t want to miss.


Starling Song Project.

The Starling Song Project is the brain child of American born, Baltimore based songwriter and singer Liz Clark. She spent the last three years visiting West Cork care settings, gathering residents stories and memories of our Irish culture and putting them into song. Deirdre Archbold, Christine Deady and Paula K O’Brien then came on board to help her arrange and perform these very important pieces of Irish heritage, ranging in topics from advice to the younger generation to the day the west cork railway closed down!


ReNua are a vocal harmony group featuring Karen O Regan, Deirdre Archbold and Paula K O’Brien. Ronan Archbold joins them from time to time to play some stunning acoustic guitar. They have performed on tg4 Nollaig Linn and Samhradh Linn, on RTE junior’s The Beo Show as well as performing many sold out shows in West Cork and performing countless times in aid of charities. The girls haven’t sang together in over a year but look forward to singing together again on this special night for Women’s Christmas.

Paula K and Archie.

For some, music is what they do. Others, like Paula K, music is what they are.

From Clonakilty in West Cork comes a guitar and mandolin wielding folk/country artist, with the maturity to know that there is strength in vulnerability and power in gentleness.

Her debut album, Evangeline, is an alt country, folky gem whose songs have, in general, a narrative structure but whose lyrics paint pictures to match any of the great musical storytellers you care to mention.

Paula’s music holds her truth. As a mother and a nurse, she has written incredibly diverse songs ranging in topics from monsters under your child’s bed to fear of growing old. Her song about her Mother’s birth place Bere Island has made her a household name in West Cork and helped to garner the attention of Luka Bloom who asked her to record backing vocals on his newest album, Frugalisto. She has performed support for Jack L , Mama Kin and Nick Harper, all helping to hone her craft and grow as a performer.

She now plays her songs with her good friend and talented guitarist Archie and is a member of Wayward Folk and The Starling Song Project. She regularly plays music with guitarist Bill Shanley and the house band in Shanley’s Bar Clonakilty and also in the famous DeBarra’s Folk Club.

Paula K and Archies’s performances will leave you with a feeling of fulfilment and the knowledge that a scream may grab attention but a whisper will always hold it.


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