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October 2017

KARE Fundraiser: The Moon & Sixpence In Concert

Wednesday 4th October, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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The Moon and Sixpence are a group local to the Newbridge area. The lead singer is Siobhan Hurley, with Paddy Jones on drums, Kevin (Pud) Barrett on lead guitar, John Reidy on rhythm guitar, Michael O' Connell on base guitar and Aiden Feeley on piano. They formed in 1994 due to their shared love of music and have being performing a wide variety of 60's and easy listening music for their own enjoyment ,in their spare time. They have raised funds…

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MUSIC: The Fureys

Thursday 12th October, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€25
The Fureys Live in Concert

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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MUSIC: Chris Wood – So Much To Defend

Wednesday 18th October, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€18/16

Chris Wood is an uncompromising writer whose music reveals his love for the un-official history of the English speaking people. With gentle intelligence he weaves the tradition with his own contemporary parables. A self-taught musician, composer and song writer, Chris is a lifelong autodidact whose independent streak shines through everything he does. Always direct and unafraid to speak his mind, his song writing has been praised for its surgical clarity.

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MUSIC: The Illegals with Niamh Kavanagh

Friday 20th October, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€20

The Illegals are back touring with a new line up of songs to celebrate the 40th anniversary of two iconic rock albums –  Rumours and Hotel California. Fronted by former Eurovision winner (and now Irish Celebrity Masterchef champion!) Niamh Kavanagh, The Illegals will be ‘cooking up a storm’ at Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge in an entertaining three hours of vocal harmony, superb musicianship, unforgettable songs and great fun. Songs like Gold Dust Woman, Wasted Time, Second Hand News, Life In…

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MUSIC: Duke Special – Hallow

Friday 27th October, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€18/16
Duke Special live Riverbank Arts Centre

Seamus Heaney described his friend, the poet Michael Longley, as: 'a keeper of the artistic estate, a custodian of griefs and wonders'. On this very special tour, Duke Special will be performing songs and music based on the poetry of this influential and renowned Belfast writer.  Longley's poems are full of gentleness, honesty, mischief and love and are peppered with a cast of artists, animals, flowers, friends and long forgotten soldiers.  As ever, Duke Special is mining a new seam…

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November 2017

Paul Noonan Solo Show

Thursday 16th November, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€27

Paul Noonan, lead vocalist of Bell X1,  makes a welcome return to Riverbank Arts Centre for a special night. Nonnan will be performing plenty of new solo material as well as songs from the Bell X1 and Printer Clips catalogue. He has collobrated with some of the top female artists on Printer Clips including Gemma Hayes, Joan Wasser, and Martha Wainright. He will be joined on the night by special guest Maria Kelly, recently named one of  ’50 People to…

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Music Network presents Quatuor Voce (France)

Wednesday 22nd November, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€15/12

Beyond the lyricism, the technical brilliance, and the obvious joy in playing together, what strikes audiences most about Quatuor Voce is their spirit of adventure. Here is an ensemble that knows the music from the inside, knows where it can be allowed to breathe a bit more and has the finesse and elegance to carry it off. No wonder then that the ensemble has shared a stage with such diverse personalities as choreographer Thomas Lebrun and Canadian neo-folk singer Kyrie Kristmanson, as…

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December 2017

Vladimir & Anton

Sunday 3rd December, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€20/18

Vladimir & Anton are back to wow audiences with more of their flamboyance, charm, wit and virtuosic skill. Join them on this sentimental journey as the duelling brothers premiere brand new arrangements of well-known songs that we’ve all grown up with. Vladimir and Anton are Slovakian sibling musicians with a shared rare gift – mastery of the classical violin. These young virtuosi have been playing together for almost twenty years. Described by the London Evening Standard as, “the Nigel Kennedy’s…

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Home For Christmas,Niall O Sullivan and Friends.

Thursday 7th December, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€20/€18

Celebrate this holiday season in the company of Ireland’s foremost trumpeter Niall O’Sullivan. Guest vocalists Shóna and Simon Morgan will join Niall and his fellow musicians to perform an evening of Christmas favourites alongside timeless classics taken from his three #1 selling records. Hear winter delights such as Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, White Christmas, the Christmas Song, Stardust, Over the Rainbow and of course Home for Christmas. Following the success of their nationwide Valentine’s tour, this evening promises…

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A Concert Celebrating Kare’s 50th Year with Luka Bloom

Friday 8th December, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€20

Luka Bloom has been described as an Irish folk Legend. The Newbridge Troubadour, one time Barry Moore, has been recording and touring ,worldwide, for over forty years now. A still fresh faced, Luka Bloom relishes the process of making music with his exquisitely produced and arranged , thought provoking acoustic songs, sung with heart and soul. Recently moved to North Clare to enjoy the beauty of the Wild Atlantic Way Luka Bloom has his roots firmly in County Kildare. He…

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Crooning at Christmas

Thursday 14th December, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€20/€18

A firm favourite on our Christmas schedule, Emmerdale star Liam O’Brien returns with his original show “Crooning at Christmas” – a tribute to yuletide swing. Now in its 13th year, this nationwide tour is packed full of seasonal hits like White Christmas, Let it Snow, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas and many more. The Irish ambassador of swing will take you on a sentimental journey with iconic songs by Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra and Michael Bublé. A night for…

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Meet Me Under The Mistletoe

Thursday 21st December, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€15/€12

For fans of Highly Strung, there’s only one place to be on this solstice evening. The ladies are delighted to return to the Riverbank for their annual Christmas show of classics old and new with a twist. The four friends’ diverse musical backgrounds generates an original, warm sound which for many heralds the start of the festive season. Highly Strung lets the light in on the darkest night of the year with a quirky perspective on favourites from O’Carolan to…

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