Co Co Markets Summer of Music 2018

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018
People's Park
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The CoCo Markets are happy to announce that the Summer of Music is back again this year! The current schedule for the Summer Music and Family Fun activities is as follows:

Peoples Park
12:00 to 1:00
Peoples Park
12:00 to 1:00
Peoples Park
 2:00 to 3:30
2:00 to 3:30
 Peoples Park 
2:00 to 2:45
Peoples Park
2:00 to 3:30
Peoples Park
 2:00 to 3:30
2:00 to 3:30
 12:00 to 3:00
 2:00 to 3:30
2:00 to 3:30

Further Information:


Kevin Glynn and friends 
Kevin Glynn, Mike Dowling, and John Shine met through the Music Makers Group that meet weekly in their local pub in Phibsboro. Music Makers is a group where amateur musicians will meet up and take turns playing songs in a relaxed and supportive environment, usually in the local pub. It is run through the Meetup.com website where musicians can sign up and RSVP to various sessions on throughout the week.  While these sessions usually involve individuals playing:  Kevin, Mike and John were keen on jamming together and set up a fortnightly bluegrass and country music session as they had a shared interest in this genre. Kevin plays guitar and mandolin, John plays guitar and Mike plays Harmonica and sings. They were keen to collaborate, learn more about playing together, and most of all to enjoy singing and playing these great songs. Songs include a mixture of more traditional bluegrass, country, folk and blues as well as a few more contemporary numbers.   They encourage everyone to take part and sing along! 

Molli Meaghan-Tresson
Molli comes from Dun Laoghaire and plays the guitar and banjo.  She is 14 years old but is an old hand at performing as she has been playing since she was 7.  She has done some busking in Wexford Town but this will the first time performing on her "home" turf.  Her inspiration is music of all kinds and includes the likes of The Beatles, Ed Sheeran, Lisa Hannigan, Oasis, The Cure and Imagine Dragons.
James Aherne
James Aherne is Dublin born tenor currently studying at the Royal Irish Academy of Music.  Having graduated from UCD in 2017.  His repertoire ranges from Italian aria to contemporary classics.  James' previous ensemble performance experiences include engagement at the 3 Arena, The Late Late Show and The Bord Gáis Energy Theatra.  He has also done solo work for RTÉ Radio and Radio na Gaeltachta.
Stedfast Band
The Stedfast Band founded in 1951, are so musically versatile, a concert programme could include music ranging from Classical, Folk, Latin American, Film & TV, right up to modern Pop arrangements as well as original works for Brass Bands.

The Brass Band has been a faithful competitor, entering and winning the first Senior Brass section and maintaining that standard down through the years. They have also competed in Northern Ireland, the United Kingdom and represented the Republic of Ireland in the European Brass Band Contest in the Royal Albert Hall.
The Band undertakes a wide variety of concerts throughout any given year. These range from private functions to charity concerts to large public events; all are given meticulous attention. In 2009 the band performed to a full house at the National Concert Hall, and to large crowds for the 90th anniversary of Dáil Éireann at Leinster House. Don’t miss this opportunity to catch one of Ireland's premier brass bands!!

Pat Fallon
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
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 FitzGerald
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
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. 
Changing Gears
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".