Not long until Santy is here folks! We’ve the mince pies and mulled wine warming up already. Join us for a song at our Christmas session with special guest Mr Barry Gleeson. No doubt another one to remember, hope to see you all there!
”Barry Gleeson is a traditional singer from Dublin. He has performed at the National Concert Hall, the Mansion House, Dublin City Hall, Belfast City Hall and at festivals and clubs throughout Ireland and abroad.
In the past few years, he has sung accompanying songs to readings by Jonathan Ryan from ‘Dubliners’ and Val O’Donnell from ‘Strumpet City’, books chosen for the ’One City One Book’ celebration, under the auspices of Dublin City Libraries.
This September, Barry provided live illustrations to Nicholas Carolan’s lecture on ‘Irish Songs of Rebellion’, at the Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris.
Barry’s solo shows include ‘Irish Writers in Song’, ‘James Joyce in Song’ and ‘Ulysses in Song’.
His three critically acclaimed CDs, ‘Path Across the Ocean’, ‘I Heard a Bird at Dawn’ and ‘Tough Night’ have enhanced his reputation as one of Ireland’s foremost traditional singers.
He is delighted to join Larry’s hangers-on at The Cobblestone in December.’
Sunday 7th December, 21:00 @ The Cobblestone, Smithfield
You’d be a fool to miss this one, two guest singers this month, and not just any two guest singers..
Grace Toland & Brian Doyle share a passion for traditional singing and music, both in play and at work. Hailing from Donegal & Dublin, they have sought & enjoyed the company of singers & musicians around Ireland and abroad for many years. As organisers with the Inishowen Traditional Singers’ Circle and working for the Irish Traditional Music Archive, theirs is a musical life, to say the least. With Grace’s strong leaning towards Inishowen songs, and Brian’s eclectic range, it’s going to be a mixed bag on the night!
As always, all singers and listeners are welcome.
See you soon folks!
Back again to kick off the new year, The Night Before Larry Got Stertched are proud to host a very special session with Co. Fermanagh singer, Rosie Stewart who is raising money for the charity Action Cancer. All proceeds from the evening will be donated so please give generously.
‘Rosie Stewart is a singer and ambassador for traditional Ulster singing. With a style that is entirely her own, she picks and chooses her repertoire from songs that might be 200 or 20 years old.
Born Rosie McKeaney in the townland of Cashel in the parish of Garrison, Co Fermanagh, Stewart has music and song in her veins.
This session will now be held in The Glimmerman pub in Stoneybatter, just around the corner from The Cobblestone!
A well known face, and indeed voice, in traditional circles worldwide, Jerry O’Reilly is co-founder of the long running An Góilín singers club as well as the Brooks Academy school of set-dancing. In 2003 he released his first solo CD “Down from your pulpits, Down from your thrones”, with his second album, “Havoc in Heaven” appearing in early 2012. He has been a supporter of our session since the early days and we are delighted to have him back as a guest. MC duties this month will be taken care of by Dara Yeates.