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December 2016

Music: Crooning At Christmas

Friday 16th December, 2016 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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€20/€18

Direct from playing Dean Martin in the West End hit 'The Rat Pack', Emmerdale star Liam O'Brien presents his tribute to the Yuletide swing season with his original show "Crooning at Christmas". Now in its 11th year, this Irish tour is packed full of seasonal hits like White Christmas, I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm, Let it Snow, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas and many more. The Irish ambassador of swing promises you a sentimental journey with…

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Highly Strung- Meet Me Under the Mistletoe

Wednesday 21st December, 2016 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€15/€12

Highly Strung is what happens when four women with an assortment of instruments, personalities and musical backgrounds get together to play music. For those yet to experience a Highly Strung evening, the group is an acoustic blend of flute (Jeanette Behan); violin (Lisa Lazenby); mezzo-soprano (Angela O’Toole) and harp (Mary Keenan). The journey that began one evening at a summer festival has continued apace with performances in aircraft hangars, stately gardens, tiny medieval churches, elegant drawing rooms, windswept islands and…

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January 2017

Music: Liam Ó Maonlaí and Cormac Begley

Friday 13th January, 2017 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€16/14

Hothouse Flowers frontman Liam Ó Maonlaí and concertina player Cormac Begley will embark on a 4-date tour this January 2017. The duo have been working together on various projects since they first met at Celtfest Cuba in 2010. Cormac Begley hails from a well-known musical family on the Dingle Peninsula. He is the founder of Airt School and the award winning ‘Tunes in the Church’ live concert series in Galway and Dublin. Over the last few years, the pair have…

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Music Network presents Kris Drever, Julie Fowlis, Aoife Ní Bhriain, Padraig Rynne

Saturday 21st January, 2017 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€15/12
music network

Embark on an odyssey of love, loss and wonder as four incredibly talented and creative folk musicians shape songs from ages past into something fresh, dynamic – and irresistible. When it comes to moulding traditional sounds into contemporary songs, few match the inventiveness and heart-rending emotion of Orkney-born singer Kris Drever. Freewheeling guitarist with award-winning avant-folk trio Lau, Drever has been described by Q magazine as ‘the standard bearer’ of the folk music revival. Drever’s no-holds barred approach is shared by…

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February 2017

Music: Jack L Magic Days

Friday 3rd February, 2017 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€24/22

Jack L celbrates the launch of his new album, Magic Days, with a welcome return to Newbridge. Jack promises to deliver a spectacular event with some great new characters to introduce you to, including The King Of Soho and many more intriguing creations from his vivid imagination! 2016 was a busy year for Jack, having shared the stage in London at The Royal Albert Hall for The Jools Holland Show.  He also picked up 2 awards at The Hollywood Fringe…

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Music: The Vanbrugh Quartet

Saturday 4th February, 2017 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€15/12

For the last national tour by the current members of The Vanbrugh Quartet, the musicians have chosen to present the spiritual heart of the chamber music repertoire, the great Schubert cello quintet (with cellist William Butt). Cellist William Butt has been a valued and inspiring colleague over the years and they are delighted to perform together again. By way of contrast with the epic scope of the Schubert, the first half of the concert will consist of a series of…

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Music: My Funny Valentine

Sunday 12th February, 2017 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€22/20
My Funny Valentine

Celebrate Valentine’s weekend with your loved one in the company of some of Ireland’s finest musicians. My Funny Valentine, Niall O’Sullivan Live is a celebration of the world’s most loved songs and melodies. Hear beautiful arrangements of jazz favourites, classical masterpieces, pop ballads alongside songs from stage and screen. From the concert halls of Europe to the broadway stages of New York, the silver screen to the dance floor of South America, Ireland’s foremost trumpeter Niall O’Sullivan leads this evening of classics.…

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March 2017

Music: Henry Girls

Saturday 4th March, 2017 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€15

The Henry Girls are three sisters from Co.Donegal. Their music is infused with the rich cultural heritage of their native Donegal but with a transatlantic flavour. The Henry Girls are renowned for their captivating, heartwarming and often moving live performances. They have toured and collaborated on various other music projects, most notably Mary Black, Imelda May, Clannad, Sharon Shannon, The Hothouse Flowers, Donal Lunny, Altan and Dervish. Those fortunate enough to have seen them ‘live’ on stage will all agree…

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Music: Mick Flannery

Wednesday 29th March, 2017 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€23
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Following the release of his album ‘By The Rule’ in 2014, Mick took a short break and began writing again in 2015. Basing himself between the counties of Cork & Clare, Mick was moved & motivated by current events around the world, specifically one tragic event in April 2015 that inspired the title track His latest album, I Own You, was released in October of last year, and has proved to be one of his finest to date. See Flannery…

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April 2017

Music: Cassiopeia Winds

Sunday 9th April, 2017 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€16/14

Cassiopeia Winds was formed in 2010; its performances are lively, exciting and very engaging. At its core is a quintet of players whose members are among the finest in the country, including players from the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, RTÉ Concert Orchestra and the Crash Ensemble. Cassiopeia Winds plays wonderfully diverse music which is rarely played and is relatively unknown around Ireland. However, once heard, audiences are usually hooked e.g. It was a most enjoyable evening. The variety of…

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Music: Mia Cooper, Katherine Hunka, Ioana Petcu-Colan and Helena Wood

Saturday 22nd April, 2017 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€15/12

Four of Ireland’s finest violinists come together for the very first time in what promises to be a wonderful night of music. Mia Cooper is a highly-regarded chamber musician who has graced the stage with the Barbican Trio, Gould Trio, Brodsky Quartet, and Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Katherine Hunka has collaborated with Murray Perriah, Joshua Bell, and Nigel Kennedy amongst others, while Ioana Petcu-Colan, Associate Leader of the Ulster Orchestra, has worked with artists as diverse as…

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May 2017

MUSIC: Darol Anger and Republic of Strings

Saturday 13th May, 2017 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€15/€12

With his unique genre-bending blend of bluegrass, jazz, folk and classical styles, Grammy-nominated fiddler Darol Anger is a master of the unexpected, darting from Swedish polkas to Brazilian choro before segueing seamlessly into a soul classic. For this journey into uncharted musical waters, he is aided and abetted by a trio of nimble-fingered pioneers. Long-time collaborator and 5-time Grand National Fiddle Champion Tristan Clarridge is co-founder of the chamber-grass group The Bee Eaters. Acclaimed multi-instrumentalist John Mailander has performed with…

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Music: Heidi Talbot

Friday 19th May, 2017 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€16

Heidi Talbot, born in Kill, became a folk star in the USA as a member of the Irish American band Cherish the Ladies, and now lives in Scotland, where she is married to the celebrated fiddler and multi-instrumentalist John McCusker. With a background like that, it's hardly surprising she should develop a style that switches easily between Celtic and Americana, but Subtlety is Talbot’s magic ingredient. Over the past ten years Heidi has performed all over North and South America,…

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

Tuesday 30th May, 2017 - 12:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
FREE

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

Music: Wallis Bird

Saturday 3rd June, 2017 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€25

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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Music: Sean Keane

Thursday 15th June, 2017 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€25

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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July 2017

MUSIC: The John McCormack Songbook

Friday 7th July, 2017 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€16/€14

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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MUSIC: Hally & The Hymns

Friday 14th July, 2017 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€20/€15

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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MUSIC: Hothouse Flowers (Acoustic)

Saturday 22nd July, 2017 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€30

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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MUSIC: Freddie White

Friday 28th July, 2017 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€18

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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September 2017

Music Network presents Cathy Jordan, Jarlath Henderson, & Mick Daly

Wednesday 20th September, 2017 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€15/12

Prepare to be entranced as three of Ireland’s most inventive singers offer up some stunning new interpretations of well-worn songs, with stirring instrumental playing and more than a little theatrical energy thrown into the mix. Noted for her earthy yet ethereal vocalisations and deceptively powerful voice, Cathy Jordan’s irrepressible energy and powerful stage presence have captivated audiences worldwide. Lead singer of trad supergroup Dervish, Jordan has performed thousands of concerts in over 40 countries, including gigs at the Great Wall…

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October 2017

KARE Fundraiser: The Moon & Sixpence In Concert

Wednesday 4th October, 2017 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland

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 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€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 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€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 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€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 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€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

MUSIC: Paul Noonan Solo Show

Thursday 16th November, 2017 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€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 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€15/12

The award-winning French string quartet bring their effortlessly sophisticated artistry to bear on an eclectic programme. From the romantic despair of Bartók to the triumph of the romantic hero Beethoven, discover these masterpieces of the human spirit! 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…

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December 2017

MUSIC: Vladimir & Anton

Sunday 3rd December, 2017 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€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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MUSIC: Home For Christmas, Niall O’Sullivan and Friends

Thursday 7th December, 2017 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€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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MUSIC: A Concert Celebrating Kare’s 50th Year with Luka Bloom

Friday 8th December, 2017 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€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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MUSIC: Crooning at Christmas

Thursday 14th December, 2017 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€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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MUSIC: Meet Me Under The Mistletoe

Thursday 21st December, 2017 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€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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January 2018

MUSIC: Sharon Shannon – Sacred Earth

Friday 19th January, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€25

Sharon Shannon makes a welcome return to Riverbank Arts Centre having wowed audiences with her nimble accordion playing skills previously. Shannon has recorded and toured with a who's who of the Irish and Global Music Industry including Bono, Adam Clayton, Sinead O’Connor, Jackson Browne, The RTE Concert Orchestra, The Chieftains, The Waterboys, Willie Nelson, Nigel Kennedy, Alison Krauss, and Shane MacGowan . Her 12 studio recorded albums to date have all been very different and groundbreaking mixing traditional Irish with reggae,…

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February 2018

MUSIC: Jack L

Friday 2nd February, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€24/€22

We are delighted to welcome the great Jack L back to our stage. Don’t miss Jack and his Big Band as they play the greatest of music in what promises to be a knockout show. His new album, “Magic Days” is going down a storm at the moment (His first self-penned album in almost 5 years). The album has been RTE’s Album of the Month and is still top of the play list there.

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MUSIC: The Legend Of Luke Kelly

Saturday 17th February, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€18

The Legend of Luke Kelly featuring Chris Kavanagh celebrates the memory and music of one of Ireland’s cultural treasures and greatest folk artists of the 20th Century. Dubliner Chris Kavanagh’s passion for Luke Kelly’s music led him to learn to play the five-string long neck banjo and over the past 14 years, he has toured this show across Ireland, England, Switzerland, Germany and Australia, with regular attendance by Luke Kelly’s family. Chris not only bears a remarkable resemblance to Luke,…

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MUSIC: The Man In Black

Wednesday 28th February, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€22/€20

The No. 1 Johnny Cash Tribute right across America “The Man In Black” returns to Ireland for a short tour. After a completely sold out trip in Feb 2017, FANS CLAMOURED FOR A RETURN VISIT. So here he comes again. The greatest Johnny Cash Tribute Show in the World returns this February for a Nationwide tour, which takes in almost every County. You can see the great man in Roscommon Arts Centre on Tuesday  20  February. Featuring Terry Lee Goffee and…

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March 2018

MUSIC: Route 66 Big Band

Friday 16th March, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€20/€18
Route 66 Big Band

The North Kildare based Route 66 Big Band are delighted to visit the Riverbank Arts Centre for the first time. Their Live in Concert Show has been an outstanding success over the past two years in theatres in Dublin, Offaly and Laois. Their programme takes the audience on a musical trip from the big band era of the 40’s right up to date including numbers made famous by Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, Adele, Tina Turner, Tom…

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April 2018

MUSIC: Date Night With Niamh Kavanagh and Paul Megahy (The Illegals)

Saturday 7th April, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€18

Join Niamh Kavanagh as she celebrates the 25th anniversary of her Eurovision win with a retrospective of special songs from the course of her extensive career. Expect familiar favourites interpreted in Niamh's inimitable fashion, and accompanied by guitarist Paul Megahy. An intimate evening of gorgeous sounds awaits, with a sprinkle of chat and craic for good measure!

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MUSIC: The Don Baker and Rob Strong Band

Friday 20th April, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€20/18

Two of Ireland’s best ever rock/blues musicians have collaborated to record an album together in January 2018 and tour many of Ireland’s best known venues this spring and summer. Don Baker is known as a prolific singer/songwriter/musician for over 50 years and Rob Strong, from Derry, on bass guitar and lead vocals, is another of Ireland’s Living Legends, who also has been performing for more than five decades. Don, Rob and the band, guarantee a great night of real rock…

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May 2018

MUSIC: Heidi Talbot, Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich, John McCusker and Paul Meehan

Thursday 17th May, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€15/€12

Rejoice in the energetic polkas and slides of West Kerry and waltzes, marches and reels from Scotland, as four folk musicians at the top of their game come together for the very first time. Chanteuse Heidi Talbot has garnered rave reviews for her live performances, both with Cherish the Ladies and as featured soloist with Idlewild, King Creosote and Eddi Reader among others, and the pairing of her expressive vocals with the extraordinary voice of trad maestro Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich…

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MUSIC: Mick Hanly & Donal Lunny

Thursday 31st May, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€20

It was inevitable that two stalwarts of the Irish music scene, whose careers have intertwined many times over the last 45 years would sooner or later emerge in the guise of a musical duo. The combination of songwriter Mick Hanly and multi-instrumentalist and composer Donal Lunny is a marriage made in musical heaven. Both have honed their musical skills to perfection and play with a freshness and enthusiasm that belies their years on the road. Not to missed!

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June 2018

Declan O Rourke

Saturday 2nd June, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€22
Declan O'Rourke

Declan O’Rourke is a highly successful Irish artist, acclaimed by his peers, and having achieved many plaudits with his five albums released to date. Declan’s soulful music, rooted in folk and trad, has attracted the praise of countless industry giants, including John Prine, and Paul Weller, among others. The Dubliner’s legend John Sheahan, declared recently that, “after 50 years I have decided it’s time to put a lid on the ‘The Dubliners,’ but I’m sure you’ll all agree that with…

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MUSIC: The Birth of a Nation

Saturday 9th June, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€10

Birth of a Nation, a musical extravaganza set against the backdrop of Irish history up to the founding of the modern Irish State. It was a time of great change, the effects of which im-pacted on the lives of people throughout the country from all walks of life; a period of rebel-lion, war, emigration and political and social upheaval. Featuring songs and music from the period, a marvellous, sometimes whimsical, but often tragic journey, guaranteed to move and entertain you.…

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MUSIC: The Songs & Tall Tales of Jerry Fish

Saturday 16th June, 2018 - 20:00
Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
€20

He’s one of Ireland’s most enigmatic and entertaining performers to the point where Ireland’s biggest music and arts festival, the Electric Picnic have for the past five years afforded him his very own stage. 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. A highly…

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