Pat Fallon, a professional magician since 1987, performs in all areas of magic from children’s shows to close-up magic, cabaret, stage magic, to his own full evening show. One of his many TV performances includes “Christmas Showtime” with Boyzone, and he has given numerous radio interviews. He is Ireland’s only Gold Star member of the Inner Magic Circle and is also a recipient of The Merlin Award from the International Magic Society for his family magic theatre show. Don’t miss this magic opportunity to be amazed!!
Freddy Walsh is a guitarist currently based in Dublin . He holds a Master’s degree in Performance & Musicology from NUI Maynooth, and a BA in Music from Waterford I.T. In 2014, he won first place in the senior classical guitar competition in the Feis Ceoil, becoming the first WIT student to do so. He has performed throughout Ireland in such venues as the Unitarian Church, St Anne’s Church, Castalia Hall, Garter Lane, and Crescent Arts Centre Belfast. He studied under the tuition of classical guitarist Michael O’Toole and jazz guitarist Tommy Halferty. Freddy performs a mix of music, taking influences from many genres including classical, blues, jazz and rock.
Paddy Fitz is a Dún Laoghaire native and graduate of BIMM Dublin. He owes his love of live performance to St Conleth’s College, where he attended secondary school and after his first school concert, developed a yearning for the stage which was encouraged by his music teacher, Philip MacMullan of the Yurodny Ensemble. These days, he can frequently be found jamming in Gilbert & Wright Dún Laoghaire and playing gigs all over Dublin City. His setlist includes everything from punk rock to electronic dance, with audience participative sing-alongs his preferred musical style, and the somewhat bizarre mixture of U2, Avicii, Gorillaz, The Killers, Coldplay, Calvin Harris, Snow Patrol and the Swedish House Mafia among his biggest influences. Drop by and enjoy this eclectic artist’s performance!!
The Phantompickers are a new Dublin based, bluegrass band that perform regularly in Sin É Bar Dublin on Tuesday nights with Dublin Bluegrass Collective. Initially set up as a “jam band” which invites other musicians to join in a session, The Phantompickers“, were initially formed in 2008 by founding members Patrick Simpson and Conor Daly.
The current line-up includes five main members. The core of the band made up of Conor Daly on 5-string banjo and vocals, Stephen Wright on “Reno-style” banjo. Patrick Simpson on guitar and high tenor vocals, Grainne Quinlan on fiddle and TJ Screene on double bass.
The ethos of the band is to bring traditional bluegrass songs and instrumentals to bluegrass music festivals, pub jams, and other bluegrass music friendly venues with strong drive and searing vocals in the "High and Lonesome" tradition. The band influences range from Bill Monroe, Doc Watson, Jimmy Martin, Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs and The Stanley Brothers.
The Phantompickers have performed at the Athy Bluegrass Festival, the Westport Bluegrass Festival, and the Dunmore East International Bluegrass Festival in various band incarnations to name a few and they hope to continue to play more. Described as "stonkin' bluegrass" they are not to be missed and are always happy when “pickin' and a grinnin’”!
Wooly Wards Family Farm
Release the inner farmer in you as Wooly Ward Activity Farm offers hands-on experience with animals for both young and old alike. Get the opportunity to have real hands-on with the animals while also learning how to care and treat them with respect. Children get to pet, groom, lead and feed the animals. Don’t miss this fun and exciting experience
The Catfish Blues Orchestra
Ireland’s definitive Blues Big Band “The Catfish Blues Orchestra” comprises of some of the finest blues talents based in Ireland today “The Catfish Blues Orchestra” is a truly unique musical experience. This is a high octane show with blistering guitar, creamy bass, steam train like percussion, melodic vocal work, succulent sax and true blues harp. This 6 piece band produce a truly powerful sound that has to be experienced live to be fully appreciated.
Driven by a love for authentic blues music the group draw on influences ranging from the early blues masters of the delta such as Robert Johnson & Sonny Boy Williamson, to the electric Chicago and Texas blues masters such as Muddy Waters and Freddie King, up to British blues invasion guitar gods such as Eric Clapton, Peter Green all the way up to contemporary influences such as Robben Ford and Derek Trucks. The Orchestra draw on all of these influences including many others to create their own rich and soulful blend of Rhythm and Blues.
Using guitars, keyboards, percussion and harmony vocals Changing Gears encompass pop, indie and punk sounds to create a fresh dynamic soundscape. When not writing and recording the band have been praised for their live performances, making numerous appearances in venues and festivals all over Ireland. They are currently promoting their new single "Leave".