FIRST UP Liam Ó Maonlaí will kick off The All Time Club’s spring programme on Saturday night, February 25.
The All Time Club, upstairs at The Clock Tavern, Westport, is rolling out its Imbolc 2023 programme with an exciting line up of performances by top-class visiting musicians.
Liam Ó Maonlaí, known to many as the charismatic frontman of the Hothouse Flowers, will kick off the spring programme on Friday night, February 24. This will be followed by Gráinne Hunt on March 11; I Have a Tribe on March 25; Molly O’Mahony and Graham Sweeney on April 1; and Branwen on April 22. All of these gigs will start at 8.30pm, unless otherwise advertised.
Later in the season will see performances by Meabh Begley, Glen Hansard, Coda, Seamie O’Dowd and Tony Reidy, Fiona Maria Fitzpatrick, Little John Nee, Mark Geary, Dogtail Soup, Camilla Griehsel, Candlelit Tales, Cormac Begley, The House Of Mockie Ah, Rufous Nightjar, Larry Beau and many more.
At the heart of it all is The All Time Club’s ethos: A coming together to celebrate song, musicianship and a broad palette of music genres – from traditional, folk and alt folk to electronic, punk, jazz and funk – in a warm, welcoming and inclusive space. The organisers are also hoping the venue will be a collaboratively used one, not just for music gigs but also for quirky musical theatre, dance, storytelling, cabaret, satire and comedy.
Also not to be missed at The Clock Tavern are the earlier Saturday-night trad sessions with Julie Langan, Declan Askin and Freda Hatton, which are held in the main bar from 6pm to 8pm. Regular gigs are also organised at the venue by David Dee Moore of the Acoustic Yard (see www.daviddeemoore.com) and Uri Kohen of the Westport Folk and Bluegrass Festival (www.westportfolkbluegrass.com).
Follow The All Time Club on Facebook to keep up with all its events and get ticket links. (Tickets for each gig available on Eventbrite and on the door.) For more on other events at the venue, find The Clock Tavern on Facebook.