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Live Music at the Roadside Tavern and Burren Storehouse

Traditional Music

THE PUB HAS TRADITIONAL MUSIC SESSIONS EVERY FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT ALL YEAR ROUND, AND IN SUMMER EVERY NIGHT.
MUSICIANS ARE WELCOME TO JOIN THE SESSION!

The Roadside Tavern is a legendary venue for Irish music. Music has been played at the Roadside for well over a hundred years. One well-known North Clare player Mickaleen Conlon played here for all of 57 years.

Many well-known names have entertained the patrons of the Roadside down through the years to the present. They include Christy Moore, Davy Spillane, Tommy Peoples, the Fureys, Paul Dooley, Seán Tyrrell, Christy Barry, Micko Russell, Micilín Conlon, Sharon Shannon and many, many more. It has a particular draw for the musicians of the region; at its summer peak, there is live music seven nights a week.  Young and old come by to listen, play and sing. The style and standard of the music is top class, so along with the laid-back old world atmosphere it leads to a unique and lively night out.

Traditional Music, Ballads, Song Clubs, Poetry and Séan-nos dancing at the Roadside Tavern. One never knows who might just drop by to join in on the music and the craic.

Traditional music will be played every Friday and Saturday night in winter, and every night in summer.

The admission to most events is free.

 

Upcoming gigs at the ROCKside Tavern and the Burren Storehouse:

 

Previous gigs at the Roadside Tavern:

 

Father Ted Festival 2017

Friday 28 April to Sunday 30 April 2017

For the first time ever, the (in)famous Father Ted Festival will be held in the Burren Storehouse!

Open to all Father Teds, Father Dougal McGuires, Mrs Doyles and generally Craggy Island fans are the
following happenings in the evening:

Friday 28th April
9.30pm - Music with the Spinmaster and Father Ted related quiz questions
Admission free
 

Saturday 29th April
6pm - Matchmaking with Willie Daly, Ireland’s only matchmaker (free admission)
8pm - All Priests and Nuns Karaoke and Fancy Dress contest (*)
10pm - Lovely Girls contest followed by DJ till late (contestants welcome!) (*)

(*) Admission: Events from 8pm €10 on the door
 

Sunday 30th April
6pm - Matchmaking with Willie Daly, Ireland’s only matchmaker
9pm - Golden Cleric Awards and Talent Contest
10pm - Live music with the Hairy Babies
Admission free

 

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Roadburren Fleadh

6 May 2017
from 6pm to 1am

One day only - lots of acts in the Burren Storehouse - not to be missed!

Read what the Irish Times has to say about the festival!

Confirmed so far are

Abaddon Incarnate -
www.facebook.com/abaddonincarn ate

Deathness Injection -
www.facebook.com/DeathnessInje ction

From The Bogs Of Aughiska -
www.facebook.com/fromthebogsof aughiska

Oíche Samhain -
www.facebook.com/oichesamhaini reland

Unkindness of Ravens -
www.facebook.com/unkindnessofr avensband

zhOra -
www.facebook.com/zhOramusic

RoadBurren Fleadh - Ireland’s first festival for dark and heavy music in County Clare - returns for its second year and promises to bring some of the country’s most interesting heavy and experimental artists to Lisdoonvarna on May 6th 2017.

The event offers something completely unique to any other music festival in the country and is set in the tragically beautiful heart of the West of Ireland in County Clare.The Burren’s harsh, karst and almost lunar landscape and unique peculiarity is an apt metaphor for much of the music on offer at RoadBurren 2017, where darkness and avant-garde heavy music is the theme.

This year’s event will be headlined by ABADDON INCARNATE - the Irish death grind legends from Dublin have released several albums and have toured extensively worldwide and were the first extreme Irish metal band to ever play in Ecuador, Colombia and Peru.

FROM THE BOGS OF AUGHISKA are a truly unique band who deliver a gloomy take on dark ambient mixed with traditional black metal which is taking inspiration from Ireland's bleak environment and its rich history and culture, including the rough landscape of the Burren. Since their critically acclaimed debut album in 2010, FTBOA have shared stages with the likes of Anaal Nathrakh, Arcturus, Dragged Into Sunlight, Ulver, Wardruna to name a few and are currently working on album number 3.

Also on the bill are progressive sludge outfit ZHORA who are hailing from South Tipperary; UNKINDNESS OF RAVENS who play haunting, melancholic music that is an esoteric mix of darkness, hope, psychedelia and the occult; DEATHNESS INJECTION a dark experimental two-piece group from Dublin and OICHE SAMHAIN, a Cork based dark atmospheric band that embrace folk culture will be completing the festival line up.

The event is on sale now, tickets and a special festival T-shirt bundle can be purchased via Paypal from roadburrenfleadh@gmail.com (please use 'Friends and Family' option to avoid extra charges).

Early bird ticket €10

Early bird ticket and Festival T-shirt bundle €25

Tickets €12 at the door

 

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Thursday 13 April 2017
at 8pm
at the Burren Storehouse

North Clare Sinn Féin present the first ever screening in Clare of the acclaimed documentary film "Bobby Sands 66 Days". This film is being premiered at the Burren Storehouse Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare on Thursday April 13th. It will be introduced by guest speaker Cllr. Malachy McCreesh starting at 8pm sharp. There will be music after by 'A Gramola Band' traditional musicians from Galicia in the Roadside Tavern. All Welcome!! - The film is followed by live music by A Gramola (see below) in the Roadside Tavern next door!

 

 

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Thursday 13 April 2017
at 9pm
at the Roadside Tavern

 

A Gramola

On their "The Reel Galicia" Irish tour, the members of the
A Gramola band from Santiago de Compostela in the
north of Spain are coming to the Roadside Tavern!
 

They will bring with them beautiful folk music from Galicia
and Asturia. You don't want to miss this gig!

Venue: Roadside Tavern
Admission free

 

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Click here for an archive of previous gigs.