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April 2019

MUSIC: JERRY FISH – Songs and Tall Tales Piano Show

Saturday 13th April, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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An indie legend and ringmaster of exceptional renown, Jerry Fish has evolved into a showman extraordinaire, capturing the hearts and minds of audiences all over with his now legendary live shows, a unique live theatrical experience that dissolves all boundaries between performer and audience. Jerry is currently touring an intimate piano show, performing his favourite songs, old, new, borrowed and blue, from a career spanning over two decades as well as excerpts from his sell-out fringe theatre show. A highly…

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MUSIC: Johnny Duhan- The Voyage

Thursday 18th April, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€20

Following the launch of his autobiography, The Voyage, Johnny Duhan is set to perform a series of solo shows around Ireland, based on some of his most intimate songs and stories dealing with the highs and lows of life. Johnny’s songs are performed worldwide in a variety of languages, thanks to the focus put on them by Christy Moore, The Dubliners, Dolores Keane and hosts of other singers. His song The Voyage has become a modern classic. Hot Press magazine…

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MUSIC: INNI-K

Friday 26th April, 2019 - 20:00
Main Street
Newbridge, Kildare W12 D962 Ireland
€15

Named by RTÉ.ie as one of ten fierce women defining Irish culture, Kildare singer, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Inni-K has received consistent praise for her fresh style of indie-folk since the 2015 release of her acclaimed album ‘The King has Two Horse’s Ears’. Inni-K's music draws on her extensive background in folk and traditional Irish music, even as she ventures into new musical territories. Her music combines ethereal vocals with deft musicianship, evocative lyrics (bilingual at times), and a unique approach…

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May 2019

Music Network Presents : De Temps Antan

Saturday 4th May, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€15/€12

The incredible French-Canadian folk super group De Temps Antan have captured the hearts of audiences across the globe with their stunning interpretations of time-honoured melodies from Quebec’s musical past. Driven by the stomping “tac-tic-a-tac” of “les pieds” (a type of clog), their rough-hewn sound is an utterly infectious mix of boundless energy and joie de vivre. Éric Beaudry, voice, guitar, mandolin, bouzouki David Boulanger, voice, fiddle Pierre-Luc Dupuis, voice, accordion, harmonica, jaw’s harp Three powerful vocals combine to create joyous…

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MUSIC: Don Baker Band

Thursday 16th May, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€22

The legendary Don Baker and his band have been touring many of Ireland’s finest theatres to rave reviews and packed houses. To star opposite Daniel Day-Lewis in “In the Name of the Father”, headline with Tom Jones and Van Morrison at The Marley Park Festival, have his songs recorded by scores of artists including Sinead O’Connor, Charlie McCoy, Damien Dempsey, Finbar Furey, tour at home and internationally for 50 years; it can clearly be seen that Don Baker’s career in…

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June 2019

MUSIC: The Legend of Luke Kelly

Saturday 1st June, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€20/€18

The show is a celebration of the songs and music of Ireland’s greatest balladeer and member of the legendary band The Dubliners. The Legend of Luke Kelly show is fronted by singer and multi-instrumentalist Chris Kavanagh accompanied by his band. On 30th January 1984 it is said that the whole of Ireland grieved the early death of Dubliner Luke Kelly. He has left an indelible mark as being the greatest folk artist of the 20th Century and his music is…

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MUSIC: Niamh Kavanagh: Date Night – Second Base

Wednesday 12th June, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€20
Niamh Kavanagh

Niamh Kavanagh returns with some very special songs highlighting memorable moments from her decades-long career. Expect familiar favourites interpreted with Niamh’s distinctive flair and accompanied by guitarist Paul Megahey (The Illegals). Date Night Second Base presents an acoustic set list featuring hits from The Commitments, Prince, a tribute to the one and only Aretha, and of course the Eurovision-winning ‘In Your Eyes’. An intimate evening of gorgeous sounds awaits, with a sprinkle of chat and craic for good measure!

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December 2019

MUSIC: ABBA FOREVER

Sunday 1st December, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€23

Abba Forever , the ultimate tribute band formed by Dennis Scally, replicates the unique Abba sound with an incredible attention to detail, using a six-piece and featuring Lucinda O’Connell and Marie O’Hara on lead vocals. From “Waterloo” to “Dancing Queen”, this show is a dazzling performance of the most iconic hits - Mamma Mia, S.O.S, Money, Money Money, The Winner Takes All, Gimme Gimme, Gimme and many more! Dynamic non-stop choreography, stunning visuals, top class musicianship and an all live…

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MUSIC: Oh What A Night: A Celebration of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons

Thursday 12th December, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€25

This fast-paced, energetic production pays tribute to the legendary music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Putting their charismatic stamp on timeless classics such as ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry’, ‘Walk Like A Man’, ‘Sherry’, and ‘Oh What A Night’, the boys take you on a nostalgic trip down memory lane and remind you exactly why The Four Seasons sold over 100 million records and earned themselves a place in the prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! With slick…

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MUSIC: MICK FLANNERY

Saturday 14th December, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€25

Mick Flannery is widely regarded as one of the finest singer-songwriters to come out of Ireland in recent years. He began to write songs as a teenager in his home of Blarney, County Cork. He became the first Irish musician to ever win awards at the International Songwriting Competition in Nashville, aged 19. By the time he turned 21, he had signed to a major label and released his debut album, Evening Train. His critically acclaimed live performances have seen…

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MUSIC: HIGHLY STRUNG – All Wrapped Up

Friday 20th December, 2019 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€15/€12

For fans of the foursome, this is an evening of festive highlights that’s not to be missed. The ladies are delighted to return to the Riverbank for their annual Christmas show of classics old and new all wrapped up with their signature twist. The four friends’ diverse, complementary musical backgrounds create a mellow blend of sound which hallmarks the spirit of Christmas for their audiences. Highly Strung sprinkles a little starlight on the darkest time of the year with a…

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January 2020

MUSIC: Jack Lukeman

Thursday 9th January, 2020 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€25/€23

The UK-based Kildare man and musical legend, Jack Lukeman, returns to Riverbank Arts Centre for a very special show. Jack Lukeman is a singer-songwriter, performer, raconteur and a whole lot more besides. He is a platinum-selling, a critically acclaimed artist who continues to win a worldwide fan base with his unique multi-octave voice. Jack has toured as a special guest with artists such as Sting, Imelda May, Jools Holland & The Proclaimers. Tonight's show will draw material from his back…

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MUSIC: Anxo Lorenzo, Jim Murray, Dónal O’Connor & Jack Talty

Wednesday 15th January, 2020 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€15/€12

Over the past ten years Anxo Lorenzo, Jim Murray, Dónal O’Connor and Jack Talty have been at the forefront of highly creative Galician and Irish music-making – as players, composers, arrangers, accompanists, producers and record label owners. Their individual talents as working musicians have seen them initiate hundreds of thoughtful and innovative projects, and the set list on this tour will include a Music Network commission from all four performers, their virtuosity and profound understanding of the music underpinning any…

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February 2020

MUSIC: The Celtic Tenors – 20th Anniversary Tour

Saturday 22nd February, 2020 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€25

The Celtic Tenors – three tenors, one voice. This charismatic, globetrotting trio are the most successful classical crossover act to emerge from Ireland. The Celtic Tenors signed with Sony Classics in 2000 and have sold over 1 million albums worldwide to date, achieving Top 10 positions on Billboard Charts in the United States and Canada. They are the only tenor group with a truly global audience,  playing to packed houses across the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia and Asia. The…

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May 2020

MUSIC NETWORK PRESENTS: 10 String Symphony digital concert

Thursday 7th May, 2020 - 19:30
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland

10 String Symphony were due to tour Ireland in May 2020 and play at Riverbank Arts Centre on 17th May, as part of a Music Network tour. Due to the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak, the artists have postponed the tour until May 2021. However, we are delighted that Christian Sedelmyer and Rachel Baiman of 10 String Symphony have recorded an online concert especially for Music Network's audiences. To watch the premiere of this concert, visit Music Network You Tube channel at…

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September 2020

LIVE BROADCAST: Luka Bloom in conversation with Keith Walsh

Friday 18th September, 2020 - 21:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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On Friday 18th September, we are delighted to welcome singer-songwriter Luka Bloom to Riverbank Arts Centre to perform tracks from his new album,  Bittersweet Crimson, interspersed with a conversation with Keith Walsh about making and recording music in 2020.  This fusion of songs and stories will be broadcast live from Riverbank Arts Centre at 9pm.  Luka Bloom is one of Ireland’s most respected contemporary folk artists. Having produced over 20 albums since the 1970s, he continues to push the boundaries of…

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December 2020

LIVE BROADCAST: Niamh Kavanagh & Paul Megahey – ‘Date Night’ for the sofa!

Friday 18th December, 2020 - 21:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
FREE

Join Niamh Kavanagh live online for a very special acoustic set list, accompanied by Paul Megahey on guitar, interspersed with chats and craic with broadcaster Keith Walsh. Join Niamh Kavanagh for a retrospective of special songs highlighting memorable moments from her decades-long career. Expect  a few familiar favourites interpreted in Niamh’s inimitable fashion and accompanied by guitarist Paul Megahey. An intimate evening of gorgeous sounds awaits, and expect some great conversation with Keith!  Join us live online on facebook at 9pm…

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May 2021

Music Network presents: Cello Quartet with William Butt, Rosalie Curlett, Martin Johnson & Ailbhe McDonagh

Sunday 16th May, 2021 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€10 (individual)/€20 (household)

Four masterful cellists perform together in an exciting new Music Network collaboration. With its sonorous tone, swan-like elegance and an expressive range that gives the human voice a run for its money, no other instrument manages to play on our heart strings quite like the cello. Performing together for the very first time and guided by their collective musical influences, William Butt, Rosalie Curlett, Martin Johnson and Ailbhe McDonagh have crafted an inspirational and varied programme which celebrates the beauty…

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June 2021

Music Network presents 10 String Symphony

Thursday 10th June, 2021 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€10 (individual)/€20 (household)

Christian Sedelmyer fiddle, vocals Rachel Baiman fiddle, banjo, vocals Described as “The newest and most promising voices in Americana” by NPR, 10 String Symphony is a collaboration between Grammy-nominated fiddle player Christian Sedelmyer and acclaimed songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Rachel Baiman. Take ten strings, add two compelling voices and one shared sense of social justice, and what you’ve got is a dynamic and quietly authoritative duo in the best tradition of Guthrie and Seeger. Christian Sedelmyer and Rachel Baiman are artists…

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MUSIC: A Piece of You by Greg Sinclair

Saturday 12th June, 2021 - 14:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€10

Imagine telling a story about yourself and then having it turned into a piece of music. A Piece of You is an intimate performance for you in your home; a private concert for you alone or with your partner/friend/family member via ZOOM. Award-winning performance artist, cellist and composer Greg Sinclair turns your thoughts and feelings into your very own music score in this unique piece all about you. For audiences of up to 3 people.  Duration 30 minutes  We presented…

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Music Network presents Patrick Rafter and Fiachra Garvey

Sunday 20th June, 2021 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€10 (individual)/€20 (household)

Patrick Rafter violin Fiachra Garvey piano  Violinist Patrick Rafter and pianist Fiachra Garvey join forces to present a stunning programme of music from France, Belgium and Ireland. “I'll get my coat!” cried Patrick Rafter when Maxim Vengerov phoned to invite him to study with him in Switzerland, and since then, Patrick's diary has been stuffed with performance dates with some of the most prestigious orchestras and conductors in the world. Kilkenny born, he swapped his hurl for a bow, and…

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July 2021

LIVE BROADCAST: ODD THEATRE COMPANY – The Last Five Years

Saturday 3rd July, 2021 - 20:30
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€15 (to view the live broadcast online)

The Odd Theatre Company is proud to present its production of the award-winning musical The Last Five Years, a show widely regarded as one of the finest musicals of the 21st century. An emotionally powerful and intimate tale of two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in and out of love over half a decade, The Last Five Years follows the relationship of Cathy, a struggling actress, and Jamie, a rising novelist. The show's unconventional structure sees Cathy’s story…

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September 2021

MUSIC: The Esposito Quartet

Friday 10th September, 2021 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€18/€15

Mia Cooper, violin Anna Cashell, violin Joachim Roewer, viola William Butt, cello The Esposito Quartet comprises four of our most distinguished musicians with a combined wealth of experience as recital artists, orchestral leaders and teachers, who have been playing as a quartet since 2010.  This programme includes: Mozart - Quartet in F major K.590 Ian Wilson - ‘Across a Clear Blue Sky’ Korngold - Quartet No.1 Ian Wilson’s ‘Across a clear blue sky’ was written in 2009, inspired by Seamus…

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MUSIC NETWORK PRESENTS: Iarla Ó Lionáird, Úna Monaghan & Kevin Murphy

Saturday 11th September, 2021 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€18/€15

Iarla Ó Lionáird voice Úna Monaghan harp, electronics Kevin Murphy cello You won’t want to miss this much-anticipated  new Music Network collaboration featuring vocalist Iarla Ó Lionáird, harpist and sound artist Úna Monaghan, and cellist Kevin Murphy Renowned vocalist and member of supergroup The Gloaming, Iarla Ó Lionáird is one of Ireland’s most distinctive voices. A master of the Sean Nós singing tradition, his willingness to embrace and develop new ideas while guiding songs along gorgeous musical pathways distinguishes him…

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LIVE Network: Republic of Shame

Thursday 30th September, 2021 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€10

LIVE Network and Riverbank Arts Centre present a night of conversation and creative responses to the ongoing legacy of the mother and baby home institutions. Until recently, religious orders and the Irish state operated a network of institutions where thousands of women and children were disappeared into, separated from each other and exploited. Through breaking silences and sharing testimonies, generational survivors of this system in Ireland have become catalysts of change. In the search for answers, their voices must continue…

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October 2021

MUSIC: Cassiopeia Winds

Wednesday 13th October, 2021 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€18/€15

Cassiopeia: a group of five bright stars, to be found in the northern sky in the shape of a W. Cassiopeia Winds: a group of five exceptional musicians whose sheer joy in performing together is contagious. Cassiopeia Winds is an Irish chamber wind ensemble formed in 2010, whose performances are marked by vivacity, panache and a dedication to the exploration of fine sound-worlds. Though the ensemble has the capacity to expand or contract to suit its innovative programming, at its…

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MUSIC NETWORK PRESENTS: Kit Downes’ Dreamlife of Debris

Wednesday 20th October, 2021 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€18/€15

Kit Downes piano, organ Tom Challenger tenor saxophone Lucy Railton cello Sebastian Rochford drums An unmissable opportunity to hear Kit Downes’ highly anticipated and critically acclaimed album Dreamlife of Debris in concert. The wandering mind is a curious thing, and Kit Downes' Dreamlife of Debris explores its tangents and threads, subtleties and secrets in this stunning project inspired by W. G. Sebald's The Rings of Saturn novel. There is a suitably zero gravity feel to this music, buoyant, orbital, full of whorls and tendrils…

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December 2021

MUSIC: Tara Breen & Pádraig Rynne with Donal Lunny & Jim Murray

Friday 10th December, 2021 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€20/€18

Tara Breen - Fiddle Pádraig Rynne - Concertina Dónal Lunny - Bouzouki & Bodhrán Jim Murray - Guitar Embark on an odyssey of wonder, joyfulness and upbeat music as four incredibly talented and creative folk musicians shape melodies from past and present into something dynamic and irresistible. A quartet comprising of musicians at the fore of our tradition, expect a performance from the gentle to the rhythmical and all the in-betweens. After over 10 years of performing together as a…

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LOCAL ARTS: Highly Strung – All Wrapped Up

Saturday 18th December, 2021 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€15

A year like no other has made us realise the value of friendship. For fans of the foursome, this is a special festive celebration of friendship old and new. The ladies are delighted to return to the Riverbank for their annual Christmas show of classics old and new, all wrapped up with their signature twist. The four friends’ diverse, complementary musical backgrounds create a mellow blend which hallmarks the spirit of Christmas for their audiences. Highly Strung sprinkles a little…

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January 2022

NOTES TO SELF: Musicians Share Songs & Stories

Saturday 15th January, 2022 - 18:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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Four Kildare music artists come together for an evening of song and discussion about the role music can play minding your mental health. Presented in association with First Fortnight Festival 2022,  Riverbank Arts Centre is delighted to welcome songwriter and community musician Sive, rapper and writer Dafe Orugbo AKA Max Zanga, singer, songwriter and producer Hally, and singer and songwriter Freya Monks, hosted by Keith Walsh, writer, broadcaster and mental health advocate.  In this one-off special event, the artists will discuss…

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February 2022

Special Screening: The Island of Saints (based on The Red Book of Ossory)

Friday 4th February, 2022 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€8 (Early Bird) /€10 (on door)

++Update 4/2 - Due to unforeseen circumstances, this screening is not able to take place tonight - all ticket holders have been contacted. Apologies for any inconvenience++ The Island of Saints is based on an important 14th century medieval manuscript, The Red Book of Ossory, which was compiled in Kilkenny and is housed there in St Canice's Cathedral. Pre-eminent among the manuscript’s texts are sixty remarkable Latin poems by Richard de Ledrede, Bishop of Ossory. Caitríona O’Leary, music director of…

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MUSIC NETWORK PRESENTS: Séamus McGuire, Niamh Varian-Barry & Gerry O’Beirne

Friday 11th February, 2022 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€18/€15

A compelling new Music Network collaboration featuring the unique and beautiful sound of violas in traditional music. Séamus McGuire          viola/fiddle Niamh Varian-Barry      viola/fiddle/voice Gerry O’ Beirne            voice/guitar Curiosity, virtuosity and a deep understanding of the Irish tradition are just some of the things that unite this trio of fine musicians. A new musical force to be reckoned with, their performances on this Music Network tour will explore traditional grooves, great melody and the beautiful sonority of violas in traditional music.…

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MUSIC: Edel Meade – Brigids and Patricias – concert & talk

Saturday 12th February, 2022 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€16/€14

A concert and talk featuring acclaimed singer-songwriter and Tipperary woman EDEL MEADE, who released her stunning new solo album BRIGIDS AND PATRICIAS in 2021, described as 'most courageous Irish album of the year" in The Irish Times. A strikingly original artist working in the field of jazz, folk and contemporary music; her voice has been described as mesmerising or magical even, while her music is haunting and powerful. This extraordinary new collection of original songs and spoken word reflects on what it means to be a…

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March 2022

MUSIC: Eleanor McEvoy

Friday 4th March, 2022 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€20/€18

Eleanor McEvoy achieved star status in Ireland in 1992 when her song "A Woman's Heart" was the title track for the A Woman's Heart anthology album. A Woman’s Heart has since gone on to become the best-selling album in Irish history. Since then, Eleanor has gone on to become an artist and performer known throughout the world. Her critically acclaimed canon of work spans fifteen albums and appearances on numerous compilation albums. Released in July 2021, it is no surprise…

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MUSIC NETWORK PRESENTS: Amy Dickson, Sonoko Miriam Welde & Simon Mulligan

Saturday 12th March, 2022 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€18/€15

Amy Dickson saxophones Sonoko Miriam Welde violin Simon Mulligan piano Discover the extraordinary sonic beauty of this trio featuring twice Grammy-nominated saxophonist Amy Dickson, violinist Sonoko Miriam Welde and pianist Simon Mulligan. Performing together for the first time on this Music Network tour, this trio of extraordinary musicians has selected a programme which showcases both their virtuosity and ability to creatively adapt much-loved music to their unusual combination of instruments. Incorporating elements of folk and popular music from around the…

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MUSIC: Inni-K

Saturday 26th March, 2022 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€18/€15

Inni-K returns to the Riverbank to celebrate the release of her new album, ‘Iníon’ (‘Daughter’).  ‘Iníon’, Inni-K’s third album, sees the Dublin-based, Kildare singer, songwriter & musician, return to her roots and to her first love – sean-nós and traditional song. Together with the highly skilled collaborators joining her on this record & on this tour, Inni-K breathes exquisite beauty into these songs, creating for her audience a fresh and invigorating experience in sean-nós song. “Regarding our rich song & music…

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April 2022

MUSIC: Don Baker Blues Man

Saturday 9th April, 2022 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€25

Just turned a young 70 and 55 years on the road, Don has had an amazing career. Harmonica player, singer- songwriter and actor he has headlines with Tom Jones and Van Morrison, acted opposite Daniel Day-Lewis in the Oscar Nominated “In the Name of the Father” and been declared by Bono as “The greatest harmonica player in the World!” In January 2022 his album, “Legacy” will be released, his first ever collection of harmonica instrumentals as recorded by Don over…

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LOCAL ARTS: The Life and Songs of John McCormack

Saturday 30th April, 2022 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€20/€18

Kildare tenor Philip Scott is delighted to bring his show "The Life and Songs of John McCormack" to  Riverbank Arts Centre. Philip brings a programme of John McCormack songs such as I Hear You Calling Me, Macushla, The Kerry Dance and many more. The programme will also be sprinkled with some well known Italian arias. The Story of John's life which weaves its way through his songs will be told by one of Kildare's finest actors Liam Quinlivan and accompanied…

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May 2022

MUSIC: EIMEAR CREHAN

Friday 6th May, 2022 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€20/€18

Eimear Crehan is a well established songwriter, community musician and facilitator who loves to share her music with her audience. She is currently touring after the release of her second album, Quiver, and is enjoying playing in theatres around Ireland, supporting Mary Coughlan as well as doing her own headline shows. Eimear has been working on her music and performing for 14 years now and in that time her sound has really developed, having moved through lots of genres like…

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MUSIC: The Illegals with Niamh Kavanagh

Saturday 21st May, 2022 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€22

Let us take you back to 1980: … Eagles and Fleetwood Mac served-up two of the best live double-albums of all time. Widely regarded as one of the best live tribute acts in the country, The Illegals are back at in 2022 with their ever-popular classic-rock revival show replicating the sound of the world’s two greatest rock bands. The best of two legendary bands in one night – and a little more besides… Songs like “Hotel California”, “Go Your Own…

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June 2022

MUSIC: JuneFest presents Conor Mahony & Friends

Friday 3rd June, 2022 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€12

Conor Mahony; musician, songwriter and singer will be returning to performing live to coincide with the release of his upcoming album "Strange country", written with fellow musician Alan FitzGerald with whom he works jointly under the name ‘Dust’. Conor merges a wide range of influences; jazz, blues, and impressionism, melodically, while giving a respectful nod to the roots of country and folk and their impact on his collaborative work in general and on this album in particular. Joining Conor will…

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MUSIC: Peggy Seeger and Calum MacColl – The First Farewell Tour

Saturday 4th June, 2022 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€25

Charismatic Peggy Seeger - singer, songwriter, feminist, icon, Ewan MacColl’s partner and muse - is the undisputed queen of folk and political song. On this ‘First Farewell to Ireland’ tour, join Peggy and her son Calum MacColl, an exceptional musician in his own right, for a glorious evening of up-close performance. Expect to hear a mixture of new and traditional songs from Peggy’s huge repertoire, plus some of her and Ewan MacColl’s most loved songs, interspersed with readings from Peggy’s…

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Music Network Presents: Camilla George

Thursday 16th June, 2022 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€18/€15

Camilla George saxophone Renato Paris keys & vocals Jihad Darwish electric & double bass Rod Youngs drums Daniel Casimir bass   Explosive London based band led by award winning Nigerian born saxophonist, Camilla George features many of the leading lights of the UK Jazz Scene. Camilla’s love of fusing African and Western music has made her a unique voice on the international jazz circuit. She will be bringing her all-star band to Ireland for an unmissable 10 date tour mixing…

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MUSIC: Pete Kavanagh & Band

Saturday 18th June, 2022 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€15/€10

Pete Kavanagh and band will be performing tracks from his critically acclaimed debut album “Join up the Dots”, at the Riverbank Arts Centre on Saturday June 18th as part of Junefest! 'Pete's debut album (Join Up the Dots) ranks right up there beside the best of new Irish talent over recent decades' Lonesome Highway Pete Kavanagh is a musician, songwriter and storyteller from Co. Kildare. His music has a vintage quality to it, with modern twists that are uniquely his…

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MUSIC: The Apple and the Tree – Frank & JJ McNamara

Thursday 30th June, 2022 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€18/€16 & €50 family ticket (4 people)

Like his father, JJ McNamara (now 23) was a child prodigy pianist and has enthralled audiences for years all over Ireland, UK and Europe with his dazzling technique and profound musicianship. People would always say to his father Frank, veteran of Late Late Show with Gay Byrne, “ah the apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree”. Frank too was a child prodigy. In fact he was only 19 when he became the musical director of the Late Late Show…

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