ADT & Greenshine

De Barra’s Folk Club 55 Pearse Street, Clonakilty, West Cork, Ireland

ADT Bio

ADT (Alan Daniel Tobin) is a member of Irish band  LOWmountain and honorary member of the legendary Interference.  His two solo albums  - Volume I & II - were recorded remotely in his garden cabin, and produced by multi-instrumentalist,  Justin Grounds , from a little room overlooking the beautiful town of Clonakilty, West Cork.

Lives in Carrigaline with his wife, Catherine, and three daughters, Ada Rose, Evie May and Eliza Jean. He also works as a graphic designer, amateur film-maker and photographer.

ADT flexes between the sadness and delight of every day life. He paints the darkness with atmospheric soundscapes and simple words. Hugely influenced by the Atlantic Ocean, the West Cork landscape and his family, he has a minor obsession with lighthouses.

“It’s bloody masterful… ” Glen Hansard – The Frames, The Swell Season

Greenshine:

Greenshine's music straddles the boundaries of Folk, Indie and Americana with outstanding harmonies, skillful stringwork and fine songwriting. They are going from strength to strength with their latest album NEW MOON ON FRIDAY which was awarded "Album of the Week" on many radio stations, whilst 6 singles from the collection have been included on the RTE Radio 1 Recommends Lists while their song THE GIRL IN THE LAVENDER DRESS was 2nd most played Irish track on the station in the year of its release. They continue to rack up the kudos for their astute songwriting, and their live performance is known for its warmth and humour. Noel and Mary have leant their talents to the recordings of other artists such as Christy Moore, The Republic of Loose, John Spillane and many more. Listen out for Ellie's voice on TG4's cartoon show 'Gus, An Ridire Beag Bídeach'!

"They have produced one great record after the next over the last few years ," John Creedon, RTÉ Radio1

"The Sound of a Family immersed in music, tight in harmony, in love with song. Shine on Greenshine ," Christy Moore

 "The trio have produced another enchanting album. There's an unhurried, reassuring ambience emanating from the recording that's hard to resist." Éilis Boland, Lonesome Highway Radio Show and Blog.

Get Tickets €15.00

The Kates

De Barra’s Folk Club 55 Pearse Street, Clonakilty, West Cork, Ireland

The Kates - West Cork's newest and fiercest 5 piece girl band - is leading a musical revolution.

The band (comprised of Liz Clark, Mide Houlihan, Eve Clague, MaryBeth O Mahony and Paula K O Brien) make it their mission to celebrate the rock goddesses that have come before them, torching an unapologetic trail through a man’s world.

Born in the famous DeBarra's Folk Club, Clonakilty, The Kates are going from strength to strength, playing sell out shows and curating a strong set that manifests their
message.

Incredible vocal harmony, from five accomplished singer songwriters in their own right, forms the heartbeat of the band. Add in electric guitars, bass, keys & drums and theirs a gig you don't want miss.

Come for The Kates. Stay for the revolution.

Get Tickets €20.00

COMEDY: Dylan Moran: A Work In Progress Wander – SOLD OUT

De Barra’s Folk Club 55 Pearse Street, Clonakilty, West Cork, Ireland

BAFTA and Perrier award-winning comedian Dylan Moran is hitting the highways and byways of Ireland this summer to work out his latest hour of brand new material. Over 29 dates in 25 towns across the country, you can expect high-octane riffs from one of Ireland’s comedy heroes.
“In his heightened ideas and vocabulary, Moran compulsively swerves clichés as he builds up layers of laughs... funny and fascinating, and utterly deserving of his place in the modern classics” - The Times

Praise for Dylan’s previous tour:
“Trumping Shakespeare, he reduces life to four ages: ‘Child, failure, old and dead’. Faced with one liners as killing as that the world suddenly seems a better place” ★★★★ - The Telegraph

“His comedy takes on an existential dimension… Moran comes to represent the struggles we all wage for meaning and connection” ★★★★ - Evening Standard

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COMEDY: Cornelius Patrick O’Sullivan – A Bird in the Hand

De Barra’s Folk Club 55 Pearse Street, Clonakilty, West Cork, Ireland

Cornelius Patrick O’Sullivan brings his stand-up comedy show, A Bird in the Hand, to DeBarras.

Cornelius is at odds with the world. He is also at odds with himself – a middle-aged analogue man in a metaverse of confusion.

A Bird in the Hand is a stand-up comedy show that deals with serious topics like fatherhood, marriage, autism, in-laws, outlaws, cannabis and the sudden realisation that although he may be still in the race there is absolutely no chance of winning, so he may as well just get on with it!

A comedian, improviser, writer, podcaster and actor, Cornelius has performed widely and has played at festivals such as Edinburgh Fringe and Kilkenny Cat Laughs. Television credits include Republic of Telly and Sketch (RTÉ 2 Sketch show).

“Never fails to make me laugh” – Chris Kent, Comedian

Get Tickets €20.00

John Spillane and the Band of Wrens

De Barra’s Folk Club 55 Pearse Street, Clonakilty, West Cork, Ireland

For twenty plus years John Spillane has maintained a musical residency at DeBarras even continuing this residency throughout the pandemic with virtually streamed performances from the folk club at the height of lockdown.
So we are delighted to welcome John and his superstar band of wrens back to the Folk Club to continue his Clonakilty residency until the end of time!

So whether its your first time to see John or if your a regular, his shows at DeBarra’s are always special occasions where audiences are treated to the magic dynamism of John's band (Flor Rahilly, Nigel Grufferty, Martin Leahy) special mystery guests and the odd world premiere of new songs, all wrapped with roguish humour tinged with Cork irreverence.
Not to be missed.

Get Tickets €20.00

Jack Lukeman

De Barra’s Folk Club 55 Pearse Street, Clonakilty, West Cork, Ireland

Jack Lukeman: Celebrating the Echoes of a Musical Journey in Cork

Multi-platinum award-winning artist Jack Lukeman announces an electrifying leg of his tour at DeBarra's West Cork. highlighting his deep-rooted connection to County Cork and bringing a wave of musical brilliance to his fans. Known for his dynamic performances and rich musical catalogue, Jack's upcoming show is a beacon for music lovers and a homecoming of sorts for the artist who has cultivated a unique bond with the local community.

As an ambassador for Blackrock Observatory, Jack Lukeman has intertwined the realms of music and astronomy, enchanting audiences with a release of David Bowie's "Starman" during Science Week, in collaboration with the Cork observatory. This special performance underlines Jack's commitment to blending art with science, illuminating the skies with his music.
Jack's relationship with Cork extends beyond the observatory. He has become a New Year's staple with memorable shows at the Everyman and the Cork Opera House itself. His secret summer concerts at DeBarras in West Cork have become legendary, offering intimate musical experiences that capture the essence of Jack's artistry. Furthermore, his performances at the Sea Church in East Cork have solidified his status as a beloved musical figure in the region, drawing crowds with his heartfelt melodies and captivating stage presence.

Fresh from his appearance on Trevor Horn's latest album, "Echoes Ancient + Modern," alongside music legends like Iggy Pop, Tori Amos, and Seal, Jack Lukeman is set to enchant with his own tour. This tour supports his latest offerings, the "Echo On" album and "Best of L" releases, featuring hits like "Sundogs in the Moonshine" and "Battle of the Hawthorn Trees." These tracks have resonated with audiences far and wide, showcasing Jack's prowess as a songwriter and performer.

As Jack Lukeman prepares to take the stage at the DeBarra's , fans are invited to experience the magic of his music, enveloped in the rich cultural tapestry of County Cork. This performance is not just a concert; it's a celebration of community, creativity, and the unifying power of music.

Get Tickets €32.50

John Spillane and the Band of Wrens

De Barra’s Folk Club 55 Pearse Street, Clonakilty, West Cork, Ireland

For twenty plus years John Spillane has maintained a musical residency at DeBarras even continuing this residency throughout the pandemic with virtually streamed performances from the folk club at the height of lockdown.
So we are delighted to welcome John and his superstar band of wrens back to the Folk Club to continue his Clonakilty residency until the end of time!

So whether its your first time to see John or if your a regular, his shows at DeBarra’s are always special occasions where audiences are treated to the magic dynamism of John's band (Flor Rahilly, Nigel Grufferty, Martin Leahy) special mystery guests and the odd world premiere of new songs, all wrapped with roguish humour tinged with Cork irreverence.
Not to be missed.

Get Tickets €20.00
Event Series The Black Apple Bastards

The Black Apple Bastards

De Barra’s Folk Club 55 Pearse Street, Clonakilty, West Cork, Ireland

Serving up a sermon of sultry tunes and bangin' jams, THE BLACK APPLE BASTARDS will leave you reeling with a euphoric high on the dancefloor, and a pounding headache in […]

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