The Dead Dinner

Written by conall. Posted in charity, What's on this Month

The Dead is the final short story in the James Joyce collection of short stories “Dubliners”. The story is set at a dinner party on 6th of January 1904, (which is The Feast of the Epiphany, sometimes known as Little Christmas), at 15 Ushers Island, which is just down the road from Arthur’s Pub. On Monday 6th of January 2020, Arthur’s Pub are hosting a very special charity event, THE DEAD DINNER, at 7pm.

We will start by showing the first part of John Huston’s classic film adaptation of the story, The Dead, starring Angelica Huston, and the late Donal McCann. We will then have our own Epiphany Dinner, which will be the exact meal as detailed in the short story. After dinner, we will show the second and final part of the film. When it is over, we will have some musical entertainment of the era. Like at any good dinnerparty, we encourage the guests to contribute their own party piece as part of the fun. The ticket price, inclusive of the film, the 3 course meal (including goose, spiced beef & ham), wine for the evening and the musical entertainment is all just €60(plus booking fee) All proceeds from the evening will be donated to The Mendicity Institution, which is one of the oldest charities in Dublin, and who provide meals for the poor from their premises in Island Street, almost directly behind 15 Ushers Island. A very limited number of tickets are a available… Period Dress encouraged

Take Me To The Alley – Gregory Porter Tribute

Written by conall. Posted in Blues'n'Jazz, Music, What's on this Month

Take me to the Alley- A Night of Gregory Porter will be performed by 25 year old Irish jazz singer Bob McQuaid, known as Bobby Mc. The Meath musician created his new show in recognition of the charismatic jazz singer he cites as one of his music heroes. Bobby Mc has been performing from a young age and aged 18, he was a lead vocalist in the German Tour of a show called Irish Dreams. In the same year, Porter’s Liquid Spirit album was released, which went on to win the Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album. The tribute show, which features a full live band, sees the young Meath man perfectly capture Porter’s earthy brand of jazz, soul, and gospel. Bobby Mc’s take on his hero’s beautifully melodic music includes treasured classics and fan favourites such as ‘Hey Laura’, ‘Water under Bridges’, ‘Be Good’, ‘On my Way to Harlem’ and ‘Don’t Lose Your Steam’. Since graduating university in 2017 with a first class honours degree in Actuarial Maths, Bob Mc Quaid has performed full-time with his swing band, Bobby Mc and The Dukes. The energetic six-piece create spectacular live shows with an exciting blend of swing and jazz featuring music and songs by artists like Frank Sinatra, Michael Bublé, Nat King Cole and Ray Charles, as well as jazz icon Gregory Porter. From his first album ‘Water’ to his most recent release ‘Nat King Cole and me’, come and enjoy a night full of Gregory’s best songs. As well as all the hits, you’ll also hear some of his unique covers that he has performed over the years. Accompanied by a full live band, Irish Jazz singer Bobby Mc will pay tribute to Porter with his own take on this beautifully melodic music. The show debuted in The Sugar Club back in August to rave reviews. It was also performed in The Purty Kitchen in October and for it’s third performance, the show is coming to the home of Jazz and Blues in Dublin, Arthur’s. Doors 8.30 Music 9 Entry 15€(including booking fee)

Left, Right & Centre

Written by conall. Posted in Blues'n'Jazz, Music, What's on this Month

Noel Bridgeman drums/vocals Tommy Moore bass/vocals Ed Deane guitar/vocals Doors 9pm €10 Bios: Noel Bridgeman – drums and vocals, is undoubtedly one of the best drummers that Ireland has ever produced. He started playing with Skid Row: Phillip Lynott on vocals, Brush Shiels on bass, Gary Moore on guitar. Noel has played and recorded with artists such as Mary Black, Mike Scott and the Waterboys, Jackson Browne, Sharon Shannon, Steve Earle, Christy Moore, Van Morrison, Mick Hanley, Donal Lunny, The Corrs, The Chieftans and Paul Brady. Apart from his ability as drummer and percussionist, Noel is a very distinctive singer. His funky, unique and very soulful interpretations of blues, rock and soul classics are a must hear for any fan of these genres. Ed Deane – guitar and vocals. Ed started playing guitar and slide guitar while still at school. Age sixteen he formed Blueshouse and played alongside visiting American blues artists such as, Champion Jack Dupree, Johnny Shines, Mississippi, Fred Mac Dowell and Juke Boy Bonner. He played with Granny’s Intentions and the Woods Band. Moving to London, he played with Bees Make Honey, recording an album with them produced by Nick Lowe. After a spell in France, he joined Frankie Miller Band, touring Europe and the US. In the eighties he wrote soundtrack music for Stormy Monday and Leaving Las Vegas. In the 90’s he recorded and toured with Chris Jagger, Nick Lowe, Bap Kennedy and Dana Gillespie. Since returning to Ireland, he has released his own album of instrumental music, Slideshow and with Left, Right and Centre has recently toured with Donovan. Tommy Moore has been playing bass and singing in bands since the 1970’s. He hails from a family of famous Irish and now internationally renowned musicians ; Butch Moore, Des Moore, (The premier session guitarist in Ireland since the 1960’s), his daughter Gwen has a Phd in Music Education, his nephew Paul Moore, bassist with Van Morrison, his grand nephew, Jake Curran, guitarist with Niall Horan. He has been involved with artists and bands such as ; The Vampires , The Strangers, Stagalee, a founder member along with Errol Walsh, Pat Farrell and Don Baker in blues outfit ‘The Business’, played bass on Paul Brady’s first electric album ”Hard Station”, and toured with Brady. Played bass on the Johnny Logan Eurovision winner ”What’s Another Year” Played bass in the original Irish production of ”Jesus Christ Superstar”. Other associations include; The Fleadh Cowboys, Mary Coughlin, Christy Moore, Bill Whelan (Riverdance), Ronnie Drew, Philip Donnelly, Scullion,( Balance and Control, Prod. John Martyn), Greg Boland, Jimmy Faulkner, Mick Pyro, Anto Drennan, Myles Drennan. He has done numerous studio and RTE sessions as a bassist and backing vocalist. While involved with all of this, he taught Bass and Aural skills in The Senior College, Ballyfermot for 25 years. He currently plays bass and is a vocalist with ”Left Right and Centre, along with Noel Bridgeman (drums) and Ed Deane (guitar), he is lead vocalist and bassist with his band ” Badge”, and is bassist and vocalist with the Steely Dan tribute band ”Aja”.


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