‘Til They’re All Broken is a funk-rock group, based in Galway, Ireland, that features vocal led funk-rock stylings with a dose of instrumental jazz and world music flavourings. The kinetic trio features Harold Wolk on guitar and vocals, Bruno Pierucci on bass and backing vocals and John Tierney on drums, percussion and backing vocals.
These like-minded, musical risk-takers, derive their collective sound from divergent historical living environments and varied life experiences. Harold is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, Bruno’s from Bariloche, Argentina and John is from Kilkenny, Ireland.
These contrasting perspectives help to inform their unique approach to their diverse and varied original compositions.
The compositions and arrangements, are, in part,inspired by the some of the great bands and musical deviants of the last 75 years. Such irreverent characters and groups such as Frank Zappa, Led Zeppelin, James Brown, Gentle Giant, Miles Davis, early Red Hot Chilli Peppers, King Crimson and The Buena Vista Social Club have left an indelible mark, for better or worse, on the band’s members.
The trio is releasing its debut, full length musical offering, Outside the Lines, on September 14th 2017.
Doors 9pm, Tickets €10, Show 10pm
Doors 8pm, Tickets €20, Main Stage
At the age of 21, on the 14th of October 1996, one of Irelands most popular singer-songwriters Mundy released his debut Album ‘Jelly Legs’ on Epic Records-a subsidiary of SONY.
The critically acclaimed debut produced by ‘Youth’ went on to sell a respectable 60,000 copies around the world.
This year will mark the 21st Anniversary of the said album and also 21 years since his song “To you i Bestow’ appeared on the Hollywood block buster movie ‘Romeo and Juliet’ by Baz Luhrman. The movies soundtrack, cherished by many, sold over 11 million copies around the world.
Many of Mundy’s core fans believe that ‘Jelly Legs’ is his masterpiece to date despite the other popular albums that later would reveal themselves.
The album featured the songs ‘Pardon Me’ and ‘Life’s a Cinch’ which also got MTV and VH1 rotation plus the highly requested song ‘Gin and Tonic Sky’ which many fans say is one of his best songs, even James Dean Bradfield from the Manics thought so at the time.
Mundy has decided to mark this occasion and to celebrate the album by reforming his old band with Guitarist-Steo Farrell,Drummer-Cion O’Callaghan and Bassist-Shane Fitzsimons.
The name of the tour will simply be called ‘Jelly Legs 21’ and Mundy is hoping to add some extra layers to make it a very special celebration.
The band toured France and the U.K extensivley and the USA sharing bills with Van Morrison,Manic Street Preachers,Cast and the Stereophonics to name some.
Doors 8pm, Tickets €20/€18 online
Formed in 2012 in Galway City, Baile an Salsa are an international band comprised of ten world-class musicians. The band seamlessly blends their passion for traditional Irish music with Latin Rhythms creating a fusion which they call "Salsa-Trad", and its appeal is apparent in the band's growing Irish and international fan base.
There was a strong positive reaction to their self-titled debut EP in Ireland and abroad: it charted at No. 2 in Colombia earlier in early 2014, and Radio PIN (Poland) featured one track as its Song of the Week. In South America, one of the biggest Uruguayan Broadcasters, Radio “Sarandi” chosen also one of the songs as song of the month by Mr.Jaime Clara. The EP also reached as far as Asia, where Baile an Salsa songs were played at Salsa Festivals in Singapore and China with huge reactions (you can see the videos from china on our page).
In Ireland, Baile an Salsa were selected as the "Play Irish" artist on Galway Bay FM & Album of the week By Donall McRuari at RTE Rnag, among other distinctions.
They have performed various Live TV programs, including a live appereance on RTE1's "The Late Late Show" and a recent program for TG4 Imeall about the 3 years of Baile An Salsa that will be broadcasted on the 25th November 2015.
Baile an Salsa perform original material composed by the band and blended with traditional Irish tunes. Andres Martorell, the lead vocalist and founder of the band, brings melodies from various styles including Salsa, Cumbia & Irish Sean Nós.
Don’t be surprised to listen to songs in English, Spanish & Irish.
Doors 9pm, Tickets €10
Galway International Arts Festival & Monroe's Live presents
Thursday July 20th
Monroe's Live, Galway
Tickets €30 on sale now from www.giaf.ie
STOCKTONS WING CELEBRATE 40 YEARS
1977 to 2017
After a very successful run of gigs at The Temple Bar TradFest 2016, and a headline show at the Fleadh in Ennis, the band have decided to get back to play venues and festivals in 2017 to celebrate 40 years and perform from their vast and eclectic back catalogue of recordings.
Stockton’s Wing began their career in Ennis sometime in 1977 with Kieran Hanrahan on banjo, mandolin and harmonica, Paul Roche on Flute and whistle, Maurice Lennon on fiddle, Tommy Hayes on Bodhran, spoons and bones and Tony Callinan on guitar and vocals. The name Stockton’s Wing came from a Bruce Springsteen song, “Backstreets” from the album “Born to Run”. “ Slow dancing on a moonlit street at Stockton’s Wing, where desperate lovers park to meet the last of the Duke Street Kings.”
The band signed a deal with Tara records after winning the Trad section of a music contest in Limerick. A group called U2 won the rock section.
Stockton’s Wing first album, produced by Clareman PJ Curtis received rave reviews from national and international press.
Singer/songwriter Mike Hanrahan replaced Tony Callinan in 1979 after spending a few years in a duo called Tumbleweed with Maura O’Connell. In 1980 they released their second album on Tara “Take a Chance”. The album featured some original music and marked the arrival of progressive, creative and original force into the world of Irish music. Following the success of the album, they toured extensively, creating a storm of enthusiasm at major Folk Festivals across Europe.
At Ballisodare Folk Festival in the west of Ireland, they met with Australian, Steve Cooney, who joined forces shortly afterwards, playing bass guitar and didgeridoo. In 1982, the Band released their third album "Light in the Western Sky" - a highly polished album which represented a significant shift in their musical direction, focusing more on the band's creative original material. The album featured two hit singles, written by Mike Hanrahan, "Beautiful Affair" and "Walk Away." It also featured a haunting composition "The Golden Stud" a combination of Aboriginal and Irish music. The album was produced by PJ Curtis.
After listening to the band, a critic for the New York Times wrote: “they were eclectic, electric, passionate, personal, innovative and powerful.” In 1985, a live album “Stockton’s Wing Live-Take One” was recorded in Galway and Dublin, and produced by Bill Whelan, capturing that ‘eclectic, electric’ sound and enjoyed major success.
Tours of America, Canada, Europe and Australia kept the band away from recording studios until the autumn of 1986 when they recorded their fifth album “Full Flight”. The album contained no less than four hit singles “Why Wait Until Tomorrow”, “Avondale”, “New Clare Revival” and “So many Miles”. Their sixth album, produced by Steve Cooney received critical acclaim in America where the group headlined many major music festivals.
In the summer of 1988 they shared the stage with Michael Jackson in Cork. The following year they made a guest appearance with Sammy Davis Jnr. in Dublin as part of his world tour with Frank Sinatra and Liza Minnelli. In 1990 Stockton’s Wing went on location to take part in the Noel Pearson/Jim Sheridan film production of the John B. Keane play “The Field” which featured Oscar nominee Richard Harris and John Hurt.
Beautiful Affair was voted into the top 75 songs in the history of RTE radio, and Today FM voted the song no 7 in a top 20 all time poll of Irish songs.
In November 2003 Stockton’s Wing held their first reunion concert in their hometown of Ennis, Co. Clare, which was a huge success with over 1200 people packed into the West County Hotel. In the words of the band’s producer PJ Curtis “what an extraordinary, amazing, mind-blowing concert the Wing delivered last night. I’m still spinning from it. It was TRIUMPHANT! No other word for it. Such an incredible turn out… and the music and the vibe, Ronnie Dress too who was pure magic as usual, made it a NIGTH TO REMEMBER!!! It rates as one of the top gigs of the decade for me…”
Percussionist Tommy Hayes left the band in 1983 and was replaced by Fran Breen on drums and Peter Keenan on keyboards. He is now back again in this current line-up.
Stockton’s Wing is planning shows for 2017 to celebrate forty years since their inception in Ennis back in 1977.
The line up for the shows will include Mike Hanrahan (vocals & guitar), Paul Roche (flute & tin whistle), Steve Cooney (guitar & didgeridoo), Tommy Hayes (percussion) and they are joined by Clare musicians Tara Breen on fiddle, and Karol Lynch on banjo and mandolin.
Appearing in Monroe’s as part of the Galway Arts Festival on Thursday 20th July
Rising Appalachia brings to the stage a collection of sounds, stories, and songs steeped in tradition and a devotion to world culture.Intertwining a deep reverence for folk music and a passion for justice, they havemade it their life's work to sing songs that speak to something ancient yet surging with relevance.Whether playing at Red Rocks or in rail cars, at Italian street fairs or to Bulgarian herbalists, this fiercely independent band has blazed a unique and colorful path across the globe. 11 years into their movement, Rising Appalachia believes that the roots of all these old songs are vital to our ever evolving soundscape.Led by the collective voice of sisters Leah and Chloe, and joined by their beloved band - percussionist Biko Casini and bassist/guitarist David Brown - Rising Appalachia is a melting pot of folk music simplicity, textured songwriting, and those bloodline harmonies that only siblings can pull off. Listen for a tapestry of song, clawhammer banjo tunes, fiddle, double bass, acoustic guitar, djembe, barra, bodhran, spoken word, and a wealth of musical layering that will leave you called to action and lulled into rhythmic dance simultaneously. It is both genre bending and familiar at the same time. Proudly born and raised in the concrete jungle of Atlanta, Georgia, sharpening their instincts in the mountains of Appalachia, and fine tuning their soul on the streets of New Orleans they have crafted a 6-album career from the dusts of their passion.In 2015 Rising Appalachiafounded the Slow Music Movement, to help maintain an independent musical spirit in the face of such a fast-paced world.They are creatively committed to keeping their work accessible at the local street level as well as expanding to larger audiences abroad, and have continued to maintain autonomy by self- managing, recording, producing and creating, and directing their work.They are greatly honored to do the work that they do."Music is the tool with which we wield political prowess. Melody for the Roots of each of usspreading song and sound around the globe. Music has become our script for vision- not just for aural pleasure, not just for hobby, but now as a means to connect and create in ways that we aren't taught by mainstream culture. We are building community and tackling social injustice through melody, making the stage reach out with wide arms to gather this great family. It has taken on its own personality, carrying us all along the journey. Heres to poetic observations, social change, lyrical messages, political focus, symphonic coercing, ferocious bantering, bicycles and train tracks, primal will, fresh air, harmony, flow, and beautiful noise. "- Leah Song." Rising Appalachia is the aural divinity of two sisters seeped in the deep south flair of harmony, resistance, and poetry" - NPR"Green Album of the Year" - the Huffington Post"Rising Appalachia seeks to showcase the beauty of the simple, the subtle, and the sometimes unseen with its soulful folk music" - anonymous
Doors 10pm, Main Stage, Midnight, €10
Blur Tribute band
Parklife. Dublin's tribute to Britpop icons Blur performing all the favourites like Charmless Man, Girls and Boys, Song 2, Parklife and many more.
Doors 8pm, Entry €6, BackStage Bar
Dublin Alt Rocker The Stoles have announced a mini tour across ireland's premiere venues.The Stoles are a Dublin based three piece rock band. Having spent the summer of 2015 playing at some of Ireland’s best indie music festivals, Le Cheile and Scrobarnach being two of the big highlights, The Stoles launched straight into writing and creating their debut album. The process of writing an album seen the band explore and hone their sound more than ever before.The Stoles debut album is due to be released in 2017 with a number of gig dates throughout Ireland and Europe to follow after the albums release.