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Old 15-03-2019, 11:18 AM
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Ultan Conlon tonight with guest Cormac O Caoimh.
€12.50 in advance / 15 on the door available from http://www.coughlans.ie
Doors 9pm.


Ultan Conlon has a special ability at capturing the human spirit through his lyrics, which have been honed over almost two decades of writing and performing. The quality of his songwriting is equally matched by his powerful yet fragile voice that critics have likened to Roy Orbison.

Recorded in Galway over the winter of 2017, Ultan's third studio album 'Last Days of The Night Owl' was written on both the west coasts of Ireland and America and was mixed in Nashville TN by the Grammy award winning producer Collin Dupuis who has worked with The Black Keys and Dr. John.

The opening track As The Light Gets Low was written in Ultan's studio apartment in Santa Monica, LA - It came to me in a hurry, one summer evening just off Pico BLVD, within view of the legendary McCabe's Guitar Store. It's a song about trying to let go of circular negative thoughts.

His previous offering, Songs Of Love So Cruel, garnered widespread attention - Ultan returned to Ireland having performed the new album to a full house at the infamous Viper Room on Hollywoods Sunset Boulevard.

Having shared the stage with the likes of Jackson Browne, Shelby Lynne, John Grant, Eddi Reader, Patty Griffin and Richard Hawley, Ultan has also performed duets with Glen Hansard and John Martyn. The latter Scottish folk legend later went onto record one of Ultan's early works, Really Gone, in 2005.

In recent months Ultan Conlon has supported Bryan Ferry at the Trinity College Summer Outdoor series in Dublin and John Fogerty at the 3 Arena as part of the Dublin Blues Festival and has recently made his Irish TV debut on the Ray D'Arcy Show on RTE1 when he sang his duet single Weak Heart Like Mine with Mary Coughlan.
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Free gig from 7:30pm tonight
The Céilí Allstars are a fresh and exciting five piece traditional Irish music band hailing from Cork. They evolved from a group of friends playing on the session trail in Cork city in the late nineties. Prevailing infulences include the music of Sliabh Luachra where the band members originate from, combined with a generous sprinkling of folk & country. The line-up has changed over the years, with past members including: Danny Murphy (fiddle), Brian Murphy (accordion), Mick Hayes (guitar), Aidan O’Halloran (vocals), Declan O’Mahony (uillean pipes) and Derek Mooney (accordion).


The Céilí Allstars have played several gigs in some top venues & festivals; highlights have been playing support to Mosaik (featuring members of Planxty) in the Cork Opera House and travelling to Sri Lanka as part of the 2004 St. Patricks Day celebrations in Colombo. For the past number of years, they have played in Amsterdam as part of the St. Patrick’s day celebrations there, the most recent trip abroad found them playing in Parma, Italy as part of Festa dell’Europa. The band were the resident trad band every Sunday in The Lobby Bar, this was followed by stints in the Cruiscín Lán, The Far Side, The Slainte and the Pavillion.


In 2005 the group appeared on a documentary entitled ‘A Magic Night in The Lobby Bar’ which was hosted by John Spillane and broadcasted on RTE. The show featured top Irish acts who have cut their teeth in the legendary Cork venue. Also one of the last shows in The Lobby was recorded for The Lobby Live 2005 cd, currently available to buy. They appeared on ‘Ardan’ on TG4 later in the year as part of their Oireachtas show.


They also received a mention in the book “Atlas of Cork City”, which was released as part of Cork’s European Capital of Culture celebrations in 2005. Three of the bands members are also part of indie-rock group Stanley Super 800. Since forming in 2003, SS800 have released four records to date and have toured all over Ireland as well as the UK and Europe.
They were nominated for a Choice award in 2008.

The Ceili Allstars and Stanley Super 800 joined forces in 2008 performing in the Spiegeltent as part of the Cork Midsummers festival. Here, the band performed a ‘country set’ of Stanley Super original songs as well as covers of some country classics. The group has played the hugely popular country set in gigs & festivals over the past year.
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