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 Schedule for 2017.[Next performance date highlighted]

 

 

Schedule 2017 First & Last Friday of the month.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
27-Jan 03-Feb 03-Mar 07-Apr 05-May Hols Hols Hols Hols 06-Oct 03-Nov 01-Dec
  24-Feb 31-Mar 28-Apr 26-May Hols Hols Hols 29-Sep 27-Oct 24-Nov 15-Dec

 

Tonight's concert has been cancelled and the country night has been postponed until Friday 24th November 

 

Friday24th November

Keep it country the last Friday of November at the folk club for a great night of country music and songs blending with some Gospel.

 

Cowboy hats check shirts all welcome on the night.

 

 

Friday 27th October

 

This week we have our haunted performances as we look forward to the October bank holiday weekend and pre Halloween celebration night. There will be may haunting songs to be coupled with some fancy dress makes this weeks performances very interesting indeed.

 

 

 Friday 29th September.

 

Fingal Folk Clubs returns for the autumn season. Following the summer break and our hugely successful concert featuring a song from every county in Ireland. All roads this week lead to Ballyboughal and St Patricks Hall for the 8pm start.

 

We start back this week with the ever popular round the house session when every performer can play, sing from their favourite selections.

 

Reminder that the folk club meet on the first and last Friday of each month and our concert at the end of October will be of a Halloween theme as we have a night of scary songs, looking forward to that one.

What an amazing exciting start to our autumn season, a full house with musicians travelling from the four corners of Fingal.

 

Starting in a true folk fashion Ronnie sang Spancil Hill, followed by Jim Casey from Balrothery singing The working Man and later in the evening Jim closed this weeks performance with Dirty old town.

On banjo tonight Brian Delaney from the Citog group gave us Johnny McEvoys Long Long before your time later in the evening Brian borrowed a guitar to sing Back home again from John Denver.

Paul Flynn, the singer, not the footballer had some rock n~roll for us keeping the feet tapping. David Delaney from Ardee was in Van Morrisson form with start of the county Down and Brown eyed girl two great versions.

Paddy Boyle and his grandson were here tonight with a lovely combination of G banjo and guitar, Paddy himself sang from the Johnny Cash repotoire while grandson Steven played some Chet Atkins on guitar an amazing performance/

Mick Denis from Lusk had his book of 70~s hits and was able to perform Baker Street and Take it easy from the Eagles.

Our first lady of the new season was Mary Lenihan and sis Yvonne who performed Try a little kindness from Glen Campbell nice to remember the late Glen who passed away recently may he RIP.

Our first instrument of the evening came from Eoin Walsh on Clarinet 

with an amazing version of the Marino Waltz.

Pat Bonas came along tonight and treated us to a new song from Waterforn with some love messages as gaeilge.

John Kealy was on guitar and banjo tonight as he sang the motorway song and the grandfather  clock.

David Carthy on Banjo sang the infamous Dainty Davy.

The man from the Blackhills singer songwriter Martin Byrne was her this evening and performed two classics including one from his new album Long long way from Ireland.

Two young ladies from Swords Meadbh & Aisling with a bodhran and guitar rattled out the Rattlin Bog to a great applause.

First time visitor to the club this evening was Joe Sheridan who is well known for his accordion playing singing and general entertaining. Joe sang a song he wrote over 25years ago called the little bag of chips very catchy number enlighting the audience we look for to more performrnces from Joe.

 

The man on Cello tonight Jodie Doolan from Rush was here this evening and played two great traditional tunes one of which was the Lark in the air.

 

 

This was a great start to the new season and we look forward to doing it all again next Friday 6th Oct/ If you area a musician singer it might be worth checking out this great performing venue. 

 

This was a great start to the new season and we look forward to doing it all again next Friday 6th Oct/ If you area a musician singer it might be worth checking out this great performing venue.

 

Reminder that the folk club meet on the first and last Friday of each month and our concert at the end of October will be of a Halloween theme as we have a night of scary songs, looking forward to that one.

 

Show starts at 8pm new performers can contact us through our website www.fingalfolkclub.com or by calling 085-1743748.

 

Club Sub. Adults €5 Children are free but must be accompanied, light refreshments no charge. 

 

Show starts at 8pm new performers can contact us through our website www.fingalfolkclub.com or by calling 085-1743748.

Club Sub. Adults €5 Children are free but must be accompanied, light refreshments no charge. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The All Counties Night Friday 26th May 

 

Friday 12th May

 

A great visit to the Royal county of Meath as the town of Dunshaughlin and the local Céilí Group were hosts to the Fingal Folk Club in St Patricks Hall the old National school on main street.

An amazing turnout of musicians travelled from far and wide to take part in what was described as an amazing evenings entertainment.

A big welcome to the visiting musicians from Freda, who is an organiser with the Céilí Club who meet on Thursday evenings at 8pm, but this evening was set for lots of singing and some dance.

 

Starting the concert Ronnie sang from Johnny Cash the Folsome prison blues and later in the evening the Galway girl would ring out in the hall.

Peter Flynn on accordion started his evening with lively jigs and reels and later Peter would play a selection of dance tunes for the Ceili club to do an exhibition dance.

On Banjo this evening as Brian Delaney who sang, my fathers house, and good to be back home.

On Clarenet this evening was Eoin Walsh who played an wonderful version of Caledonia getting the audience to sing along very moving.

The man from Ardee, David opened his performance with Wagon Wheele, and later would give a rousing version of Brown eyed girl, with great accompaniment from Fran Flynn on lead guitar.

Tony Whelan was in fine voice this evening and a memorable version of three score and ten encouraging audience to sing along.

The Tulips were here tonight in full force with Jim Casey, Fran Flynn, Joey Hughes, Paul Hamilton, Paul Flynn, and Pat Levins. The lads gave us a great selection of songs from the bright blue rose to some rock ‘n roll with a little Peter Sarsted’s ‘where do you go to my lovely. An fantastic performance from lead guitar player Fran Flynn of the shadows’ Dance on brought a great cheer from the audience on the evening.

A second musician on accordion this evening Christy Penrose played some Scottish airs and the three leaf shamrock.

Mick Denis on guitar had an Eagles song that was written about Bruce Springsteen, ‘new kid in town’.

Time to take to the floor as a group of Ceili dances took the stage and with live backing from this bunch of musicians lead by Peter Flynn on Accordion a brilliant performance was very much enjoyed by all. The Ceili club meet on Thursday night at 8pm anyone interested in learning some dance are very welcome to come along on the evenings.  

Visiting the club this evening and also visiting Ireland on her holidays was Dian Hebold, from Dresden in Germany. Diana played the violin, Marino Waltz and Innis Ere, and Diana also sang a beautiful version of Maggie.

Local singer guitarist Vincent will be fondly remembered for his stunning version of Tom Waits Martha and a John Spillan number called the Island.

A very happy birthday this evening to Pat Bonass and Pat gave us a couple of songs which included as I leave behind Nadeene.

A poet lauriet lyricist and great performer Peter Grogan entertained us with his unique humourist songs which included the ham sandwich.

All the way from Balbriggan in the north county Dublin tonight was Fiona Bolton who played for us the working man and Ride a great version of these two songs.

A great experience and wonderful hospitality from the people in Dunshaughlin making this Folk Club in the Royal county one to be remembered.

 

Coming up in two weeks our all counties night on Friday 26th May we will have a song from every county in Ireland and we hope to wear our county colours on the evening.

 

 

Friday 28thApril

 

This week we were back to the around the house session names now being taken for the end of year concert featuring a song from every county in Ireland coming up on Friday 26th May. Check the song sheet to find out what is available suggestions welcomed.

A full house of musicians and singers making this night one of the biggest this year to date.

A special visitor to the club tonight was Andres Martorell, a singing sensation from Uruguay performing in acapella a traditional tango song from his native country. Andreas is a voice coach who teaches in Dublin and performes with his music group ‘Báile ná Salsa’ and well worth checking out for any vocalist wanting to improve the power and tone in their performance.

 

Next week 5th May will be around the house session and the final list of performers confirmed for the ‘All Counties’ night coming up at the end of May. 

 Friday 5th May

 

This week we are back to the around the house session names now being finalised for the end of year concert featuring a song from every county in Ireland coming up on Friday 26th May. Check the song sheet to find out what is available suggestions welcomed.

 

 

Special Extra Concert

Next week Friday 12th May we have an away night to Dunshaughlin in Co Meath. The Folk Club are performing a concert in St Patricks Hall Main St Dunshaughlin [opp library on the Dublin end of the town]. A fundraising evening for the local Céili Club promises to be a great night as we invite local musicians and singers to come along and join in on the night. 

 

 

Friday 7th April

 

This week we had a Round the House Session with special featured artist Writer and Poet Dermot O’Neill.

After a rousing round the house session what better way to chill before the weekend but to listen to local Co Louth poet Dermot O’Neill read from his latest collection ‘The Green Man’.

Dermot recited from his latest collection and gave us the background to his latest book of poetry. The green man representing mother earth and all that is good in nature while being nourished will blossom and nurture life, if not treated right will rebel and act in a negative.

A splendid collection of sensual readings carefully selected by Dermot who also brought some humour to the readings entertaining our audience.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 31st March.

 

 

Full report to follow

Comedy song night, bringing some laughter on the eve of all fools day. Not all the performances have to be humorous but we do encourage our performers to pick a funny song from their list and perform on the night.

 

Show starts at 8pm new performers can contact us through our website www.fingalfolkclub.com or by calling 085-1743748.

Club Sub. Adults €5 Children are free but must be accompanied, light refreshments no charge

 

 

 

 



Friday 3rd March 2017

 

Happy 7th Birthday to the Fingal Folk Club

 

What an amazing evening at the club this evening a full house even with extra seating this was a sell-out night and the performers all raised their game to give one of the most memorable evenings of music and song.

Starting the evening Ronnie sang the first song ever sang at the FFC this was ‘the valley of sliabh na mban’, a good rousing start followed by Niamh Delaney bringing a great new country dimension with the hit ‘Hillbilly girl’, after these two opening songs the evening was set.

Peter Flynn on accordion had a selection of rousing waltzes you could already hear this audience singing along with the selection. The man from Citog, Brian Delaney was in great singing voice tonight as he performed a Meryl Haggard number for us.

Moving around the house the Tulips first singer of the evening was Jim Casey with a brilliant version of ‘Brown eyed girl’, la te da.

Giving us a performance from Canadian country rock Mick Denis from Lusk sang from classic Neil Young.

A full bunch of Tulips tonight and Pat Levins, Paul Hamilton, Fran Flynn, Paul Flynn, Joey Hughes and Tommy Monaghan gave us a marvellous selection of songs with memorable version of ‘Harbour’ from Tommy with some classic lead guitar from Fran Flynn.

Our second instrumental of the evening came from Eoin Walsh on clarinet who played for us ‘Spancil Hill’.

Two very special talented musicians from Balbriggan Brian Flynn on guitar and Sean O’Connor on mandolin treated us to two beautiful tunes on the mandolin, O’Calorans 174th and ‘pardon me boys’ what a performance.

A singer from the audience tonight was Paul Maxwell who entertained us with ‘do you want your o’l lobby washed down’, getting a great reaction.

At this point in the performance we had the birthday cake candle lit and all with many thanks to Patricia and Marie who organised the kitchen and bevies for. Also a mention for Josie who has been looking after registrations at the door since we started.

 

Getting back after the cake and excitement we had performance of Bruce Springsteen’s ‘The River’, from the man from Ardee David Delaney, attending tonight also was Michael from the Ferdia Folk club in Ardee who performed ‘Dirty old town, we hope to attend a the next Ferdia gathering date TBC.

A first time visit for Zoe Kilmartin who played on tenor banjo as we sang the ‘rare old mountain dew’, we hope to see allot more of Zoe over the coming weeks.

Some blues rock ‘you keep on knocking, but you can’t come in ‘, from Thomas Doolan got the feet tapping and audience singing and the we had the classic Irish ballad ‘The Dying Regel’, from Penelope Gomez a song remembered from our 1916 stage show.

Bet O’Gorman tonight performed a Dolores Kean song from her extensive song book.

Jimmy Carter from the audience sang a song for us while Gordon Hampton on fiddle had a lively selection of hornpipes.

Another classic piece of music tonight from Jody Doolan on Cello had this audience spell bound.

A very moving performance this evening from John Bolton of ‘My Lovely Rose of Clare’ accompanied by Fiona on guitar. Fiona is one of our star performers at the club and also gave us a song on the evening.

Coming to the end of the evening and the Tulips were lead in a great rousing original song by Paul Hamilton called ‘when the Tulips start to play’.

Rounding out this fabulous evening Ronnie took the lead and inviting all the musicians and audience to join in a rousing version of ‘I’ll tell me MA’, what an amazing evening’s entertainment as we look forward to the next performance on the last Friday in March 31st, this will be a night of comedy fun songs as it is the eve of all fool’s day.

 

  

 

 

 

Show starts at 8pm new performers can contact us through our website www.fingalfolkclub.com or by calling 085-1743748.

Club Sub. Adults €5 Children are free but must be accompanied, light refreshments no charge.

Friday 24th February 2017.

 

A full hose at the folk club this evening with performers travelling from as far as the south Dublin area of Citywest to entertain us at this memorable round the house session.

Starting the night Ronnie sang ‘the boxer’ a really great warm up song to get everyone into the spirit of the evening. Following Ronnie was Niamh Delaney who introduced and revived the Dolly Parton classic ‘harper valley PTA’ what a great version.

The Boyle family from Rush grandad Pat and grandson Steven gave two tremdous performances while Pat sang from Willie Nelson ‘Blue eyes crying in the rain’ young Steven had the audience spellbound with his classical style playing ‘blues #1’ and from Eric Clapton ‘Would you know my name’, a great performance.

Our banjo player Brian Delaney delighted us with ‘the culain’ slow Irish air on the mandolin and also Brian sang ‘Back home again’ from John Denver.

D the man from Ardee had this audience foot-tapping to a great Tom Prttie number dome classic country rock.

We had the Damastown singers with Bobby Tierney on organ while Bernard, Mary,Gay and Trish sang some Eagles for us. Also singing for us was the man on the bass Paul Darby from the legendary ‘Darby O’Gill’ band who reminded us of Eurovision and ‘the Rock n roll kids’.

We had Eoin Walsh here tonight on Clarinet as he played from the Dubliners ‘Fiddlers Green’, getting the audience singing along.

Local Folk singer John Kealy had two songs associated with young people music as he delivered a brilliant version of ‘The Unicorn’.

We had Christy Penrose on accordian who played ‘the Galway Shawl’ getting a great response from the audience.

Thomas and Penelope gave us some great songs tonight with Penelope singing ‘Dirty O’ul town’ and ‘blanket on the ground’, Thomas revised that great blues rock song ‘You keep on knocking really energising the audience.

Sitting in the wings was one of our star performers from the 1916 night Beth O’Gorman who covered a classic Dolores Kean song.

Pat Bonas on guitar was also in Eurovision mood while Tony Whelan  also accompanying himself on guitar gave us a couple of country classics.

Mick Denis gave us a great rendition of Aslans’ ‘Crazy world’ bringing out some great audience participation on the night.

 

This week Fri 3rd March will be our 7th Birthday and we are really looking forward to the celebration.

 

 

 

Show starts at 8pm new performers can contact us through our website www.fingalfolkclub.com or by calling 085-1743748.

Club Sub. Adults €5 Children are free but must be accompanied, light refreshments no charge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Folk Club this Friday 3rd Feb 8pm will have a love Songs Theme as this is the love month of Valentines.

 

Show starts at 8pm new performers can contact us through our website www.fingalfolkclub.com or by calling 085-1743748.

Club Sub. Adults €5 Children are free but must be accompanied, light refreshments provided no charge

 

Friday 27th January 2017

 

V Delaney 9th April 1935 – 12th January 2017 RIP.

Requiem for a great entertainer, husband,father, grandfather, brother, dearest friend and founding member of the Fingal Folk Club.

There was great sadness at the sudden passing of our dear father V Delaney who will be fondly remembered for his singing and bodhran playing and story-telling. Many tributes have been paid to this gentleman we called dad.

The family are very grateful for all the support at this time and want to encourage performers and audiences to fully engage with the music and not to be afraid to request or perform songs that would have been associated with V, as the music is his legacy and it will ring out long after the fallen leaves have disappeared and the new buds of spring appear.

Please click on the picture of V to enjoy some of his performances as his music lives on and may he RIP.     

 

 

 

 

 

Folk Returns Next Fri 27th January 8pm with a Round the house session.

 

 

Show starts at 8pm new performers can contact us through our website www.fingalfolkclub.com or by calling 085-1743748.

Club Sub. Adults €5 Children are free but must be accompanied, light refreshments provided no charge

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas Party Night Friday 16th December

 

Merry Xmas to all our performers and a peaceful New Year

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 25th November

 

Country and Gospel night.

 

Keep it country at the folk club this week as we embraced a night of country music and songs blending with some Gospel.

Cowboy hats check shirts all welcome on the night.

Check shirts cowboy boots and hats made this a special night of country and Gospel music.

Some memorable performances from V Delaney with the Rhinestone cowboy Peter Flynn with Merl Haggards swinging doors a jukebox and a barstool and Peter also play a rousing version of the turkey in the straw on the accordion.

 

Niamh Delaney had her hillbilly hat on and performer the hillbilly girl and the blanket on the ground. Guns n’Roses Cowboy from Ardee David also gave us a Garth Brooks the road is getting longer.

Lots of Tulips tonight with Jim Casey and Paul Flynn singing a medely of country songs. Pat Levins on the wagon wheele with guitarist Fran Flynn, Paudric was on the Neil Young buzz with four strong winds and then some John Prine from Ray made these performances special.

Martin Byrne was also here tonight with a couple of strong country songs as John Keely wooed us with his finger picken style.

Tony Whelan had two classics which took the audience on board. I never saw a clarenet in the wild west saloon but tonight we had classic clarinet from Eoin Walsh.

The ladies were well represented tonight as Fiona Bolton had her country style on guitar and singing try a little kindness, great performance.

The Boyle family were here tonight with some G banjo picken from Pat and an amazing blues guitar solo and Johnny Cash song from grandson Stephen brought the house down.

Pic Left is Stephen in full flight.

 

 

 

Leonard Cohen was remembered by Mick Dennis with so long Marian a very fitting tribute.

A little bit of music hall as Bobby Tierney and his girls and also helped by Paul Darby performed from Annie Oakley the deadwood stage, ye ha!

 

 

A truly great night at the country music night one to be repeated in 2017.

 

No folk club next week the 2nd Dec due to gigging commitment but we do return for the final show of the year and it will be a Christmas party night on Fri 16thDec.

 

 

 

Show starts at 8pm new performers can contact us through our website www.fingalfolkclub.com or by calling 085-1743748.

Club Sub. Adults €5 Children are free but must be accompanied, light refreshments provided no charge.

 

 

Friday 4th November

 

This week we revert to the around the house session when we will no doubt have some great surprising performance on the night.

 

 

Show starts at 8pm new performers can contact us through our website www.fingalfolkclub.com or by calling 085-1743748.

Club Sub. Adults €5 Children are free but must be accompanied, light refreshments provided no charge.

 

Friday 28th October

 

 

Looking forward to the October bank holiday weekend with Halloween falling on the Monday and everyone will be enjoying a nice autumn break we will be having a night of scary songs at the Folk Club.

 

Fancy dress is the preferred option for the night and last year we had a great turnout of Ghosts and Ghouls.

Lots of Halloween treats on the night and a selection of scary songs to entertain you.

Friday 28th October

 

Looking forward to the October bank holiday weekend with Halloween falling on the Monday and everyone will be enjoying a nice autumn break we will be having a night of scary songs at the Folk Club.

Fancy dress is the preferred option for the night and last year we had a great turnout of Ghosts and Ghouls.

Lots of Halloween treats on the night and a selection of scary songs to entertain you.

 

Halloween weekend and a great response with allot of disguises at the folk club witches, vampires ghosts and ghouls all turning out for this special festive concert.

Ghost riders in disguise rang out for the opening song from Ronnie getting us all in the mode for the evening. V Delaney sang the star of the county Down and later in the evening V would sing I’ll tell me ma.

On tenor banjo Brian Delaney played some hornpipes in a Celtic mode adding to the atmosphire.

David Courtney on vocal and G banjo, had a couple of songs from the Dubliners which rang out to great appreciation from the audience.

The man from Ardee David D, had prepared a couple of classics finishing with brown eyed girl. Christy Penrose on accordian played a few Scottish tunes getting the audience to sing along.

Niamh Delaney in Indian costume entertained us with a tremendous version of Zombie from the cranberries very fitting for the evening.

Two new singers to the club tonight Colm on Guitar and Rob on banjo teamed up with David Courtney to belt out some classic Dubliners, we look forward to future performances from these very talented performers.

We had some haunting tunes from Christy McMahon on button accoridian followed by a touch of love in the air with an original song Caroline from Pat Bonas.

A touch of satirical humour in the form of don’t get married girls from John Weakliam gave us all a giggle on the evening.

Another new lady performer tonight was Fiona Bolton on guitar who sang for us the Gambler very fitting for a night of divils and spirits.

 

Love potion #9 a great blast from the past performed by Mary Lenihan on the night went down a treat and amazing all the audience who knew the chorus.

 

We had a song from Paul Maxwell on the night and with a second performance from Ronnie of Chris DeBurg ‘Spanish Train’ the night was brought to a close with the audience being lead in a great version of the Monster Mash.

 

Next week we revert to the around the house session when we will no doubt have some great surprising performance on the night.

 

 

Show starts at 8pm new performers can contact us through our website www.fingalfolkclub.com or by calling 085-1743748.

Club Sub. Adults €5 Children are free but must be accompanied, light refreshments no charge.

 

 

Friday 30th September

 

The first of the autumn season concerts got off to a brilliant start with the all-Ireland football championship taking place the next day Dublin v Mayo, we had a night of Dublin songs and of course a balance for Mayo.

 

Poor old Dicey Reilly rang out from Ronnie to start the night with a rousing response from the audience. V was here tonight in his Dublin jersey and started his night with the Ferrymen song later V would sing the Isle of Innisfree for the West and Molly Malone for luck for the Dubs.

The man from Ardee David Delaney sang for us Dublin in the rare old times and later Dave would give us horse with no name to a beautiful chorus from the audience.

Niamh Delaney had her performance ready with a song for the ladies ‘Biddy Mulligan’. And later in the evening Niamh would sing her own composition for the football final ‘Hold on to the Sam’ to view the

song click on the picture of the Sam Maguire and enjoy, this worked so well that the Dubs did win their second in a row All-Ireland and the celebrations continued.

From our neighbouring village of Luck Mick Dennis on guitar played a memorable version of ‘Brown eyed girl’ that Van Morrison classic.

The Boyle family were well represented tonight with Paddy and young grandson Steven were here Paddy on G banjo and Steven on classical guitar and Ukulele. Paddy sang for us a love song from the Fureys and Steven brought a tear to the eyes with the Eric Clapton song ‘Would you know my name’, if I saw you in heaven. We look forward to more regular appearances for this duo.

On button accordion tonight Christy McMahon played some jigs and later on the guitar Christy sang ‘The water is wide’.

A new song tonight from Pat Bonass beautiful Caroline, a love song with a memorable melody inspired by a beautiful lady.

On accordion tonight Christy Penrose was making a return having had a shoulder injury which restricted Chrissy from performing earlier in the year. Christy played that beautiful Luke Kelly tribute song ‘Minstrel boy’.

The banjo and mandolin player from the group Citog Brian Delaney was here tonight and played some lively hornpipes and also sang Nancy Spain. Tony Whelan on guitar gave us a sea shanty of haul away getting the audience to rally behind him.

A song from the audience Dublin fan Tom McNamara sang a parody of Dicey Reilly with comedy clapping hand hat brought some great laughter to the audience.

Rounding out the night, V gave us ‘Molly Malone and Ronnie sang Dirty old town as Niamh performed her new song ‘Hold on to the Sam’ to a rapturous reception.

Next week we return with a round the house session.

 

'Breaking News' new hit Song 'Hold on to the Sam' to be premiered at the Folk Club tonight fri 30th Sept, 'Up the Dubs'.

 

Click on Sam to view:

 

 

 

 

 

Back this Friday 30th Sept 8pm

 

The Fingal Folk Club Returns this week with which was billed a Round the house session, the emphasis will now be on songs from Dublin on the eve of the All Ireland football replay against Mayo. We will of course have a few songs from Mayo also.

Great memory from 2015 when Darren Daly, Leo Hickey, V Delaney and Paul Flynn and Sam Maguire of course visited the club. Hopefully Sam will be returning in the near future. 

 

Looking forward to the new autumn season when we will have scary songs for Halloween and some country and gospel in November .

 

Show starts at 8pm new performers can contact us through our website www.fingalfolkclub.com or by calling 085-1743748.

Club Sub. Adults €5 Children are free but must be accompanied, light refreshments no charge.

 

 

 

A Special performance fundraising night for the special needs adult support group 'Remember Us' will take place in Fingallions GFC Swords on Friday 16th Sept 8pm.

 

Admission: €10, Raffle on the night for Weekend Away

For tickets contact Nora or Anne on 086 0457003 Or pay at the Door on the Night

 

 

See poster for more details:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our next scheduled performance will be the last Friday in September 30th as we start on our autumn season, and we in Dublin hope to have the Sam back in the county. 

 

 

Next week Fri 1st July  

 

Click on Flag for pictures of the evening via dropbox thanks to Thomas & Penny

 

Folk Club Returned Friday 1st July for a special round the house session of American music and songs. Celebrating Independence day. An all American night including hot dogs and Doughnuts Coffee & Tea for the interval courtesy of the Folk Club. as we get into the spirit of independence day for the USA.

 

Plenty of colour red white and blue stars and stripes for the 4th of July celebration night at the Fingal Folk Club. Good morning America rang out for the first song of the night and when Rhinestone cowboy echoed through the hall we knew we were going to have a special night on our hands. Many great performances on the night from Meryl Haggards’ swinging doors to Tina Turner rollin on the river and the ultimate Wagon wheele. A special performance on the night from a very young performer on classical guitar from Rush Mark Boyle when he played ‘Waltzing Matilda’ there was stunned silence for his performance this also being the anniversary of the battle of the Somme.

The 4th July was certainly well celebrated from Elvis to Bob Dylan, the Boss and all in between a night to remember and we hope to repeat the concert in 2017.

 

     

 

 

 

Friday 6th May

 

What a great sense of achievement reflecting at the Around the Round the House session tonight as musicians who had given several weeks of rehearsals and a performance to remember 1916 in a fantastic commemoration through song and music.

 

Starting the concert tonight Ronnie sang the garden Song for the splendid weather we are all enjoying in this first week of May later the Red Rose Café would produce one of the great choruses of the evening.

V Delaney was in top form with Bandbridge Town, Do you want your o’ul lobby washed down and finishing with Tom Paxton’s Lesson too late for the learning.

On banjo this evening Brian Delaney opened with the Gold and silver days and some hornpipes on the banjo.

Several Tulips were here tonight with Jim Casey singing the working man Pat Levins on Banjo Guitar with Pale moon rising from Credence also the games people play and Paul Flynn singing Will the circle be unbroken.

Bobby Tierney and the two Marys, Wilson and Lenihan performed a couple of swing numbers I just want to dance with you being one of them, this made us all want to dance, with under the boardwalk.

David Delaney from Ardee performed from Neil Young after the gold-rush and Mrs Robinson from Simon and Garfunkel.

Beth O’Gorman and Penelope Gomez two great singers with their guitarist Thomas Doolan performed some classic country song tonight with Thomas also taken on Candy for the recent Paulo Nutini release.

On fiddle tonight Gordon Hampton had prepared some hornpipes and jigs.

There were also memorable performances from Niamh Delaney who sang that old mining song the 16 Tons, Tony Whelan told u all about the hounds coursing while Pat Bonas revived the Roger Whitaker classic the last farewell.  

Eugene Crummy and John Weakliam had two great performances with a variety from the Dubliners Finnegan’s wake to Harry Chapeman’s Cats in the cradle.

 

This was a great follow on from the recent stage show and shows how versatile the performers can be to re-adjust to this all acoustic setting.

 

Our next performance will be last Fri in May Friday 27th May which will also be around the house session.                 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Club Sub. Adults €5. Children are free but must be accompanied, light refreshments no charge.

Show starts at 8pm new performers can contact us through our website www.fingalfolkclub.com or by calling 085-1743748. 

Club Sub. Adults €5 Children are free but must be accompanied, light refreshments no charge.

 

 

 

1916 -2016 Centenery remberance Night Friday 29th April

This Friday will be our 1916 Celebration Concert with a great selection of songs ranging from the Pike men of 1798 to the Easter Rising of 1916.

Looking forward to a great night see the 1916 Rising page [click on harp] for concert programme details doors open 7.30pm Concert starts 8pm.  

 

 

Click on Harp for instant photos and videos of the night, full report to follow.  

 

 

1916 Remembrance night at the Fingal Folk Club produced an amazing stage show charting Irish freedom from the Rebellion of 1798 to 1916 through music song and Verse.

Twenty five performers entertained the audience for an epic three hour show which saw the largest gathering for a single concert event ever seen in St Patrick’s Hall Ballyboughal.

Musicians and singers travelled from as far as Citywest in South Dublin to Ardee in Co Louth and towns in Fingal to take part in this special commemorative event.

Songs like the Minstrel boy, to the great ballads remembering the executions of the leaders of 1916. Several recitations were performed complemented by traditional music Mise Eire, Inisheer and Mina Na hEirann.

The proclamation as read in three part unison by two ladies one gentlemen to a lamenting Mise Eire making it one of the many highlights of the evening bringing the audience to their feet in appreciation.  

A fantastic diversity of musicians with guitars, Clarinet, fiddle, banjo, accordion and Cello producing an amazing sound on the night.

Complements to all the performers who gave their time voluntarily to make this celebration so special.

For the full programme and credited artists see our 1916 page.

 

 

 

 

Friday 1st April [April Fools’ day and a comedy song night.]

 

It’s worth pointing out that while we were putting on a comedy song night that not everyone sees the humour in some songs that we see as funny. All that said we had a hilarious night with the performers making a great effort to make us laugh through music.

Ronnie gave us a version of Paddy McGinty’s goat with V following on with Delaney’s chicken and Aon focal eille what a great start to the evening and later V would also sing the little Willie wagger.

The man from Ardee David came prepared with the funny song Anna from Fermanagh.

A monologue of the sick note brought may giggles to the session as Peter Flynn performed this Dubliners classic.

Tony Whelan tonight had that old ditty about Admiral Nelson, tour a loor a loo.

The Tulips singer Jim Casey had I used to love her with his group member Paul Flynn reviving the mice have been at it again, and henry my son.

The BB Girls had a very funny set prepared with the zoological gardens and capping their performance with my girlfriend has a pussy.

A new performer to the club this week was G banjo player and singer David Courtney and David performed McAlpines fusiliers and also an old man came courtin me.

Tom Tom Tommy Monaghan had a great Tulips song how much are the Tulips for a party.

John Keely with his unique style sang the motorway song through me back garden and also he performed a song about married like there goin to be a row.

Ray Fagan from the Tulips sang a great John Prine song all about throwing out the TV and goin to the country a very catch number.

Penelope Gomez was prepared with the old woman who lived in the woods as Thomas Doolan entertained us with Alice, need we say any more?

For all the would be Nathan Carter fans Niamh D re wrote the tequila song, AKA which is now, Tequila make’s his clothes fall off, very funny version with a great chorus.

Closing out the night and Jim Casey of the Tulips gave us a couple of lines from his late father’s party piece of the Monkey, and singing Lilly the pink getting all the audience in on the song and rounding out what was a wonderful entertaining night.

 

 

 

Friday 1st April will be a featured comedy song night.

 

Show starts at 8pm new performers can contact us through our website www.fingalfolkclub.com or by calling 085-1743748.

 

Club Sub. Adults €5 Children are free but must be accompanied, light refreshments no charge.

 

 

Special Round the House Thursday 24th March to Celebrate the FFC 6th Birthday.

 

 Click on birthday poster for extended pictures of  what was a great night.

 

 

Thursday 24th March

 

A special night tonight being on a Thursday as it’s Easter week and we have never played the venue on good Friday. A great birthday celebration as we had a full house with some great music for the 6th birthday around the house session.

Memorable performance tonight in a truly folk club fashion were performed with songs from the Dubliners to U2 and even an American Drifters song was performed.

Ronnie opened his performance with whiskey in the jar as V picked it up with Tom Paxton’s lesson too late for the learning.

Peter Flynn with the first solo tune of the evening the Marino waltz was a great favourite. Pat Bonas playing guitar and singing from Johnny cash and also the rose of my heart went down a treat.

The Tulips were here tonight with Paul Flynn singing from U2 All I want is you, Joanne and Rod Stewart and Mustang Sally was a WOW.

Peter Flynn sang for us haul away, while Pat Levins performed the sea of heartache.

Thomas Doolan and Penelope Gomez dueted with Blanket on the ground and Johnny Cash’s Folsom prison blues and the last farewell a tribute song of James Connolly’s last letter to his mother. Bet O’Gorman had a great memory with the song Mississippi.   

Tony Whelan was also here tonight and sang for us farewell Johnny and a Furey’s song. Niamh D gave a solo performance of Ride on and those boots were made for walkin. Our Damastown BB girls were her also tonight and sang save the last dance for me and under the boardwalk.  

 

  

Friday 4th March

 

A special night of Songs for Mother’s, can be a song or a piece of music that your mother loved or sang or simply that you like a song that mentions this very special person in our lives.

 

Special requests taken on the night especially for Mother’s day.

 

A special night of Songs for Mother’s, can be a song or a piece of music that your mother loved or sang or simply that you like a song that mentions this very special person in our lives.

Special requests taken on the night especially for Mother’s day.

 

Opening the night Ronnie sang the walk Tall from Val Doonican and later dedicated Cliff Richard’s Young ones to his mam Josie. V Delaney was on the traditional trail with that great favourite The Old Bog road, and that lively tune I’ll tell me ma.

On Banjo this evening Brian Delaney sang My father’s house, and the cocky farmer reflections of family life.

On accordion peter Flynn opened tonight with the Big Tom classic gentle mother, a mothers love’s a blessing and later Peter played goodnight Irene.

We had our Cello player Jodie Doolan who wowed us with Que Sera, Sera and in the second half that great favourite Tulips from Amsterdam.

Jim case of the tulips tonight sang the Bright Blue Rose and later the working man who will always come home to the mammy.

Tony Whelan tonight gave us that classic Tom Jones song green green grass of home and also down by the Glenside.

Christy Penrose had his accordion tonight and played you are no angel.

Joanne for the Tulips gave us a great version of smile and also the coat of many colours that my mama gave to me. A new performer tonight Charlie O'Neill on Guitar sang for us in the jailhouse now, and feel my love. From Damastown Bobby & Bernard and the girls we call them the BB Girls, gave a greet rendition of Elvis’s that’s all right mama and mama he’s makin eyes at me a great blast from the past.

Eugene Crummy had a version of your mother should know. Beth O’Gorman had prepared a really melodic version of the tried to tell us we’re too young and also jack to a king.

A great original song for Margaret Carney written and performed by Pat Bonas was a highlight of the evening for this great song for a mother.

Penelope Gomez and Thomas Doolan a great performing duet sang for us those were the day’s my friends the black velvet band and will the circle be unbroken.

An Elvis classic in the ghetto was performed by Niamh D, getting a great response from the audience.

John Kealy’s version of  the Bob Dylan song aint no use was spellbinding.

A great nigh of songs for Mother’s in keeping with Mother’s day will be night we will certainly do again.

 

 

Show starts at 8pm new performers can contact us through our website www.fingalfolkclub.com or by calling 085-1743748.

Club Sub. Adults €5 Children are free but must be accompanied, light refreshments no charge.  

 

 

 

 Friday 5th February

 

Love was most certainly in the air at the Folk Club last Friday night! It was another amazing evening of talent and we had a fantastic variety of songs for our annual love song night. The flower of love the Rose was presented to several of the lady performers and of course we had one for every lady in the audience, many thanks to Mary Wilson of  Forget me not florists Donabate’’.

Click on our love heart for some pics of the night, courtisey of Thomas and Penelope.

There was a great start to proceedings with Ronnie singing ‘Something blue’ from Neil Diamond and later the Beatles number "Love Me Do".

Throughout the evening then we had an array of popular numbers including "Go Lassie Go" from John Weakliam, who also gave a rousing version of The Sawdoctor's "I used To Love Her".   

The lads from Balbriggan, "The Tulips", were on top form and belted out some great tunes with Paul Hamilton’s Oasis song "Half The World Away", Jim Casey and Paolo Nutini's "Candy", Joey Hughes with Elvis' "The Wonder Of You", The Dubliner's "The Leaving Of Liverpool" from Peter Flynn also Ray Fagan and Paul Flynn to name but a few. 

Brian Delaney sang Nancy Spain and played some brilliant hornpipes. Jody Doolan on his very romantic Cello (now known as The Love Machine!!) gave us all the beautiful "Danny Boy" and "Lara's Theme - Somewhere My Love". That iconic song ‘Colours’’ from the 60’s was performed by Tony Whelan.

We were delighted to welcome a new member to the Club in Charlie who had us all rockin' to Nathan Carter's "Wagon Wheel" with Eugene Crummy who had us all singing along to "Walk In The Room" by The Searchers.

 

We were also delighted to welcome back young Ciarán Sexton and family, and Ciarán gave us a great version of the haunting "Blackleg Miner".  

Passenger's "Let Her Go" was beautifully portrayed by Mick Dennis who also gave us the Beatles number "And I Love Her" in the second half of the night.

David Delaney did Vance Joy proud with a great acoustic version of their "Riptide".

Niamh Delaney sang the beautiful "Caledonia" and was surprised with a beautiful single rose from Ronnie for her efforts! She also gave us a lovely version of The Pogues "Rainy Night In Soho" later on.

Our resident Spanish Lady, Penelope Gomez delighted us all with "Leaving On a Jet Plane" and had us all reaching for tissues in the second half with "Crying Time Again"!

Ronnie presented another single rose to Penelope following her performance and to everyone/s delight he revealed that with very many thanks to Mary Wilson, and her Forget Me Not Florists in Donabate, there was one for every lady in the audience, cheers Mary!!

Thomas Doolin continued with an emotional rendition of "My Last Farewell".

Vi Delaney sang the very romantic "Two Loves" rounding out this always so special evening.

Thanks to all who attended on the night, we are back on the 26th of February with a round the house session, see you all there!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 29th January

 

Fingal Folk Club returns this week with a round the house performance planned for next Friday 29th Jan. New performers are especially welcome to come along and join in the great fun night. Singer songwriters should contact the secretary on 085-1743748 for more info. 

What a great start to the new year with so many performers turning up on such a winters night. Many tributes were paid to some recently deceased artists in the music business David Bowie, Glen Frey, Lemmy from Motorhead and special remembrances for Luke Kelly Jim McCann and Elvis.

Starting the new season with the wild rover Ronnie got the feet tapping and hands clapping following up with V giving a rendition of the boys from the county Armagh.

Mick Denis had prepared a David Bowie special space oddity and also sang from the Eagles peaceful easy feeling.

On tenor banjo tonight Brian Delaney had prepared some lively jigs and hornpipes.

Our singer songwriter from the Blackhills Martin Byrne performed a Luke Kelly song and Galway to Graceland to remember the King.

Gordon Hampton on fiddles had a couple of polkas and the rocky road to Dublin giving us some really nice music. John Keely was here tonight and picked his way through two songs on guitar as David Delaney was singing from Lynyrd Skynyrd a classic acoustic version of a rock anthem.

The first lady singer tonight was Niamh Delaney with a classic Imelda May song and later Niamh would play a tune of her tin whistle.

We had the Damastown crew Bobby’s girls albeit with Bobby Tierney on keyboard and Bearnard English on vocals this group with Bernie, Trish, Gay and also helped by Caitriona Byrne performed two great songs including the house of the rising sun.

Travelling all the way from Citywest in south Dublin, it Never rains in California this duo Thomas Doolan and Penelope Gomez from Barcelona who was celebrating her birthday they sang for us the working man, blanket on the ground and finishing with that great Irish ballad Penelope from Barcelona sang the dying rebel, one to watch for the forthcoming 2016 celebrations. Christy Penrose played on accordion moonlight over Mayo. Pat Bonas and Olivia Carr dueted together some nice love songs which will be heard around the house this coming Fri 5th Feb. Tony Whelan sang acapella while John Weakliam on guitar sang from Bob Dylan.

We also had on Clarinet tonight Eoin Walsh who played a beautiful Dublin in the rare old times. Eugene Crummy from Swords finished his performance with one of his favourite gospel songs Fly away.

What a very busy night with so many performers willing to entertain us all.

 

Next week we will be going around the house with a night of love songs for the early Valentines.      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Great memory from 2015 when the Dubs and Sam came to play. [Click on Sam for the memory]

 

 

 

 

 

 

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