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April 2017

Visual Arts: Inspirational Colours

Friday 28th April, 2017 - Thursday 1st June, 2017
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Inspirational Colours is an exhibition of artworks by artists from the KCAT studio, selected and curated by artists from the art group, KARE. It represents the first collaboration between the two groups. The exhibition came about as part of a curatorial project of the Creative Well This Must Be the Place Residency at Riverbank Arts Centre. Artists: Lorna Corrigan, Karl Fitzgerald, Jason Turner, Mary Cody, Eileen Mulrooney, Diana Chambers, Sinead Fahey, Declan Byrne, Margaret Walker. Curatorial team: Jennifer Howell, Conor Hanrahan,…

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May 2017
FREE

Past Times Community Choir presents: If You Like This….

Tuesday 30th May, 2017 - 12:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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The Past Times Community Choir is an intergenerational choir that supports people living with dementia, their families, carers and communities. Homed in McAuley Place the choir meets weekly to develop their repertoire, singing skills and harmonies.  So whether you like The Beatles or Brendan Boyer - Doris Day or Danny Boy, there will be something for you in this choir!  The choir is a strategic partnership between Kildare County Council Arts and Health Programme, the HSE and our musical director Sharon Murphy…

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June 2017
€15/€12

Theatre: Flann’s Yer Only Man

Thursday 1st June, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Flann’s Yer Only Man is an entertainment based on the life and work of Flann O’Brien, aka Myles na Gopaleen, aka Brian O’Nolan who is widely regarded as Ireland’s finest satirist since Jonathan Swift. Val O’Donnell re-enacts a wide range of extracts from the humorist’s novels and his celebrated Cruiskeen Lawn column in the Irish Times. These are linked with key biographical events in the writer’s life. Flann’s Yer Only Man was first performed in the Palace Bar, Fleet St.,…

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€6

School Show: Private Peaceful

Friday 2nd June, 2017 - 12:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Private Peaceful byMichael Morpurgois a timely reminder of the heroic sacrifices that were made by those involved in World War 1. As Tommo sits in his cell waiting for sunrise he thinks back to some of his fondest memories and reflects on events that made him the person he is today. In his recollection Thomas Peaceful recounts the fact that he and his elder brother Charlie do everything together, face personal problems together, sleep and eat together; they even fell…

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€16/€14

Theatre: Private Peaceful

Friday 2nd June, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Following on from the worldwide success of Michael Morpurgo’s best selling book, film and stage play War Horse, Simon Reade adapts and directs a new stage version of Morpurgo’s award-winning book, Private Peaceful. Private Peaceful is a timely reminder of the heroic sacrifices that were made by those involved in World War 1. The story charts the life of a young soldier, Tommo Peaceful. As Tommo sits in his cell awaiting for sunrise he thinks back to some of his fondest memories and…

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€25

Music: Wallis Bird

Saturday 3rd June, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Wallis Bird brings her fifth studio album, Home, on tour with a very special night at Riverbank Arts Centre. Home is such a celebration of the love Bird now enjoys with her muse and partner that she not only refers to it as a “thank you letter” but its cover also features the two of them locked in an affectionate embrace. With a collection of songs that encompass joy, serenity, mystery and passion, the album never sacrifices the indelible character…

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Visual Arts: Home Is Where The Art Is.

Wednesday 7th June, 2017 - Friday 30th June, 2017
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Throughout the Junefest Festival, in celebration of creativity, community and children, Riverbank Arts Centre is inviting primary school class groups to work with us, and a number of talented artists, to create pieces of art which will form an exciting exhibition in our Children’s Gallery in the month of June. Following a call out for participants, Riverbank Arts Centre will provide each school with a creative brief and timeframe in which to create a large scale piece of art. Each…

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Visual Arts: Newbridge -A Wider Point Of View.

Wednesday 7th June, 2017 - Wednesday 21st June, 2017
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Two series of photographs from the 1980's offering unique 360 degree views of Newbridge. The first series was taken from a vantage point on the roof top or Central Grill in 1980 and the second taken from the top of the silos at the entrance to the Irish ropes factory in 1983. Part of an engagement between The Creative Well's  'This Must Be The Place' residency at Riverbank Arts Centre and the Newbridge Local History Group.  

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€8/9

Special Screening: In View

Wednesday 7th June, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Ruth’s life is one of burgeoning guilt dominated by rage, alcoholism, depression and self-loathing which has its origins in a once off drunken indiscretion with a work colleague some years previous. Having lost all that was dear to her, Ruth is still trying to seek out help but is coming to realise that there is only one course of action that may placate her soul. Presented in association with UnderGround Cinema and Kildare County Council. The film was shot on…

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€15/€12

Theatre: Charlie’s A Clepto

Thursday 8th June, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Charlie is a kleptomaniac - the doctor told her. Reckons it stems from childhood trauma. But she has the robbin’ completely under control these days. For real.     She has a bit of a mouth on her, but she’s only trying to be funny, give everyone a laugh, not cause trouble, like. Not today, of all days. She loves that little boy more than she ever thought it was possible to love another human. There’s a lot riding on these 24…

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Ireland’s Military Conference.

Friday 9th June, 2017 - Sunday 11th June, 2017
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Ireland has a long, proud military tradition. The aim of this inaugural seminar is to look at all aspects of Irish military history, drawing chiefly on events and personnel from within our nation’s past. Great episodes in Ireland's history are intermingled with escapades in far-off places like Vietnam, the Balkans and the African continent. Topics: WWI and WWII; 1798 Rebellion; American Civil War; Vietnam War; Irish Civil War in Dublin; The Fenians; Thomas Ashe (100th Anniversary of his death); Luftwaffe…

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€6/€9

CINEMA: Certain Women

Monday 12th June, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Three strong-willed women (Kristen Stewart, Laura Dern, Michelle Williams) strive to forge their own paths amidst the wide-open plains of the American Northwest: a lawyer who finds herself contending with both office sexism and a hostage situation; a wife and mother whose determination to build her dream home puts her at odds with the men in her life; and a young law student who forms an ambiguous bond with a lonely ranch hand. It’s all-round stellar work from an impeccable…

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€7

Little Lámha Toddler Workshop-Paper Plate watermelons

Wednesday 14th June, 2017 - 11:00 AM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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These workshops are designed for young children working together with their grown-up. Visual artist Beth O’Halloran will guide these fun and creative sessions. Together you will explore colour, shapes and storytelling in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. To celebrate Summer sun and hot days fun, let's make paper plate watermelons (and use our fingers to dot the pips). Suitable for ages 3 and under.

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€25

Music: Sean Keane

Thursday 15th June, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Sean released his 10th solo album "New Day Dawning' in November '16 with the single 'One More Hour' getting much attention and radio airplay. Sean is coming to the end of his very successful Irish tour promoting the new album to large crowds across the country. Sean had many TV appearances on RTE , UTV and TG4 as well as Irish West TV. Sean continues to get much radio play with song like 'Isle of Hope Isle of Tears', 'Galway…

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€6

Katie’s Birthday Party School Show

Friday 16th June, 2017
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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You are invited to celebrate Katie’s 12th birthday with her as she explores what it’s like to be 12 years old. Having just moved school but not quite a teenager yet, Katie reflects on times gone by and looks to the future and all it can be. There will be truths, there will be dares, there will be presents and there will be cake! Solo performer Mary-Frances Doherty explores notions of childhood on the approach of adolescence, looking at the…

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€8

Theatre: Katie’s Birthday Party

Saturday 17th June, 2017
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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You are invited to celebrate Katie’s 12th birthday with her as she explores what it’s like to be 12 years old. Having just moved school but not quite a teenager yet, Katie reflects on times gone by and looks to the future and all it can be. There will be truths, there will be dares, there will be presents and there will be cake! Solo performer Mary-Frances Doherty explores notions of childhood on the approach of adolescence, looking at the…

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€12/€10

Newbridge Drama Group presents Festival of One Act Plays

Wednesday 21st June, 2017 - 8:00 PM - Saturday 24th June, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Newbridge Drama Group makes a welcome return to Riverbank Arts Centre with a special festival of One Act Plays for Newbridge June Fest. An eclectic mix of plays, writers, and directors set to entertain you each night!  

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€6/€9

CINEMA: Silence

Monday 26th June, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Set in 17th-century Japan, Silence is the story of two young Portuguese priests who dare to enter the island empire during the time when the Tokugawa shogunate was attempting to eradicate the Christian religion. As the two priests search for their former teacher, an older missionary rumored to have committed apostasy rather than suffer the tortures of the shogun’s chief inquisitor, their beliefs are subjected to fiendish tests both physical and psychological. This adaptation of Shusaku Endo’s novel is one…

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€10/€8

Griese Youth Theatre

Thursday 29th June, 2017 - 8:00 PM - Friday 30th June, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Griese Youth Theatre present an eclectic mix of fantasticial tales from the Middle Ages, comedy and mystery. Double Bill Thursday June 29th at 7pm Double Bill Friday June 30th at 7pm

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July 2017
€4

FAMILY CINEMA: Moana

Saturday 1st July, 2017 - 2:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes "Moana," a sweeping, CG-animated adventure about a spirited teenager who sails out on a daring mission to prove herself a master wayfinder and fulfill her ancestors' unfinished quest. During her journey, Moana meets the once-mighty demi-god Maui, and together, they traverse the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous fiery creatures and impossible odds.

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Fighting Words Workshop

Friday 7th July, 2017
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Since 2009, Fighting Words has provided free story-writing workshops for thousands of children and teenagers, both at our dedicated centres in Dublin, Belfast and Wicklow as well as other locations around Ireland.  Co-founded by Roddy Doyle, at Fighting Words workshops, the focus is on creativity and fun, helping everyone to develop their writing skills in a relaxed environment. Participants will spend the first half of the workshop working as a group with a facilitator, illustrator and typist. The group will start…

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€16/€14

The John McCormack Songbook

Friday 7th July, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Acclaimed Tenor Ross Scanlon and Pianist David O'Shea bring to the Riverbank Arts Centre their sell out tribute show The John McCormack Songbook, honouring the great Irish singer and performer featuring classics such as 'I Hear you Calling Me', 'Macushla', 'Angels Guard Thee' and many more audience favourites.   "...Ross Scanlon is the most promising Irish tenor I've heard in years..." The Irish Times

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€80

Artzone Summer Camps July

Monday 10th July, 2017 - Friday 14th July, 2017
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Artzone Summer camps are planned and delivered by qualified and experienced art teachers, specialists in their fields of art. Our design team are developing four brand new creative and challenging portfolios of art, crafts, stories & games based  on some very cool themes to rival last year's hugely successful summer art camp programme. Each portfolio is researched and designed based on the Primary Schools Visual Arts Curriculum to maximise creativity, learning and fun for boys & girls. Camps run Monday…

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€20/€15

Music: Hally & The Hymns

Friday 14th July, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Hally, an experimental indie singer-songwriter from Co. Kildare, returned to the music business after a 10 year hiatus from live performance, with an exciting and ambitious project called “Peeling Onions” consisting of 52 songs and music videos that he is releasing weekly throughout the year via Facebook. Hally’s second Album of these series, “Peeling Onions” Vol.II, will be launched on Friday 14th July at 8pm in Riverbank Arts Centre. The Live show will blend visual arts with contemporary songwriting, jazz,…

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€15/€12

Straight Outta Connemara

Thursday 20th July, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Paraic Breathnach is the quintessential “Man from  the West” who has ploughed a unique furrow in popular art through his role as a Founder of Macnas and on his TG4 show “Soiscéal Pháraic”. Probably best known as “Jacksie” from “Killnascully” he now takes to the stage with a new show “Straight Outta Connemara”. Breathnach comes form a long line of story tellers, brought up in South Connemara he was immersed in the Seanachie tradition at an early age and he…

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€30

Hothouse Flowers (Acoustic)

Saturday 22nd July, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Something amazing happens when Hothouse Flowers step onto the stage – something that has been shaped by over thirty years of singing and playing all over the world, yet no two shows have ever been the same! There is a sense of musical adventure - an impulse to reach new heights and depths in music where the unspoken aim is that the band and the audience become one and the world becomes a different place for a while. Hothouse Flowers…

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€85

Brick Flix: Ninja Summer

Monday 24th July, 2017 - Friday 28th July, 2017
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Join the Createschool team for another Stop Motion Workshop and discover some new techniques that will help improve your own stop motion masterpieces. There is lots to learn, whether you are new to the world of Brick Flicks or a regular attendee who wants to brush up on your skills. We will take your favourite Lego Minifigures and put them into Ninja training camp. All equipment and materials are supplied but for maximum awesomeness please bring along your favourite Ninja…

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€85

Digital Animation Workshop

Monday 24th July, 2017 - Friday 28th July, 2017
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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This workshop combines the craft of classic "hand drawn" animating with modern technology. Participants work individually on concept art, plot structure and animating to create their very own unique short films which will then be collated and shared via Vimeo or YouTube. The course is primarily a practical one, with a very brief introduction to some animation theory in order to provide background and context. Students work on designated apps to create and edit their animations and we supply iPads…

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€18

Music: Freddie White

Friday 28th July, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Freddie White has long been synonymous with music of the highest quality. Whether interpreting songs by his favorite writers, such as Randy Newman, Tom Waits, John Hiatt and Guy Clark, or performing his own classy compositions, Freddie’s live performances are nothing short of legendary. Freddie has been part of the fabric of the live music scene in Ireland since the 1970’s and his albums continue to sell well, amongst his loyal and newfound fan base. His keen ear for quality…

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€4

FAMILY CINEMA: Trolls

Saturday 29th July, 2017 - 2:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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From the creators of Shrek comes DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls, a smart, funny and irreverent comedy about the search for happiness, and just how far some will go to get it. This hilarious film transports audiences to a colorful, wondrous world populated by the overly optimistic Trolls, who have a constant dance in their step and a song on their lips, and the comically pessimistic Bergens, who are only happy when they have trolls in their stomachs. After the Bergens invade…

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August 2017
€80

Artzone Summer Camp-August

Monday 14th August, 2017 - Friday 18th August, 2017
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Artzone Summer camps are planned and delivered by qualified and experienced art teachers, specialists in their fields of art. Our design team are developing four brand new creative and challenging portfolios of art, crafts, stories & games based  on some very cool themes to rival last year's hugely successful summer art camp programme. Each portfolio is researched and designed based on the Primary Schools Visual Arts Curriculum to maximise creativity, learning and fun for boys & girls. Camps run Monday…

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€4

FAMILY CINEMA: Sing

Saturday 26th August, 2017 - 2:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Set in a world like ours but entirely inhabited by animals, Sing stars Buster Moon, a dapper Koala who presides over a once-grand theatre that has fallen on hard times. Buster is an eternal optimist-okay, maybe a bit of a scoundrel-who loves his theatre above all and will do anything to preserve it. Now facing the crumbling of his life's ambition, he has one final chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory by producing the world's greatest…

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October 2017
€18/16

David O’Doherty: Big Time

Saturday 7th October, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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David O'Doherty – the Aldi Bublé, the Ryanair Enya – is delighted to present an evening of his latest jokes and songs. David has spent the last year on tour round America with Flight of the Conchords and performed at the Edinburgh Fringe and Melbourne Comedy Festival. Over Christmas he sold out a record-breaking eleven nights at Whelan's, and has just completed his largest ever UK tour. As seen on Channel 4’s 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown.

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€25

The Fureys

Thursday 12th October, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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The Fureys make a welcome return to Riverbank Arts Centre, having played the venue to sold out crowds previously. The band was formed in 1978 literally by accident. George, Paul and Davey were playing in Denmark with their own band called the Buskers and Eddie and Finbar, while touring in Germany were involved in a road accident. When George and Paul got news of the accident they immediately travelled to Germany to be with their brothers. They then decided that…

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