Once again the Gringos will start off Mardi Gras in the front room, The New Plaid Shawl, with Mexican tunes and songs from 8.15 to 9, when What the Funk will begin in the main hall. The Gringos are: Paul Gunning, Peter Brazier, Eileen Fleming, John Martin, & Frank Hall. Playing polkas, waltzes, rancheros, canciones, and unique ballads, wielding fiddles, accordeon, bajo sexto, harp, guitars, and guitarron, The Stars will bring a touch of musical sunshine to start off the festivities.
KAM begins it's Winter/Spring concert series on Saturday, February 7, with the rising stars, Ensemble Ériu. Jim Carroll of The Irish Times has this to say about EÉ:
“They’re a band who are getting brighter and bolder with every encounter. A recent Good Friday night stand in Dublin was full of promise and shine and today, on a much bigger stage and with a much clearer sound behind them, you could sense that potential and sparkle touching greatness.Read more: Ensemble Ériu
Kinvara's Funk Sensation!
Hugo Smith (guitar and vocals), Paul Johnson (bass), and Bruno Staehelin (drums) have been ruling Connolly's Pub on more than a few Friday nights in the last half of 2014 under the tag What The Funk. Raw beat, sweet licks, serious groove, and opulent spirit have led to backbone-slippin move-bustin in the normally calm air of the corner music pub. These boys had to be consigned to the back room!Read more: What Funk
To play in random order.
Mardi Gras, February 2013