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Four Men and a Dog in Ennis

Four Men and a Dog are coming to Ennis for the first Café Sessions event on Friday 2nd December @ The Queens Bar.

The Café Sessions will be an intimate musical experience for Ennis bringing the best in traditional, folk and roots music to the banner county.

BallyO Promotions and 1st Class Events have come together to present some of the best musical entertainment from home and abroad in a relaxed and comfortable setting.

Tickets are 15 euro each or there is a special advance price of 2 for 25 euro. Tickets available from The Irish Shop or The Queens Hotel reception.
There will be limited unreserved seating.  Doors open at 8.30pm and show starts at 9pm.

Further info from or 086 852 0975

Four Men and a Dog
Live In Concert….

Well known trad group ‘Four Men and a Dog’ are embarking on a nationwide Irish tour and are performing at various venues around the country in November/December. The band are celebrating 21 years on the road. Check out “the dogs” at a venue near you.

The band features Cathal Hayden (fiddle/banjo), Donal Murphy (accordion), Gerry O’Connor (banjo/fiddle), Kevin Doherty (guitar/vocals) & Gino Lupari (bodhran/vocals).

Four Men and a Dog Nov/Dec 2011 Tour Dates;

Thurs 24th Nov: White Horse, Ballincollig, Cork (021-4871388) Email: Adm €17.50, Doors 8.30pm

Fri 25th Nov: Barrys Pub, Grange, Co Sligo (071) 917 3111 Adm €15, Doors 8.30pm

Sun 27th Nov: Burnavon Theatre, Cookstown, Co Tyrone (Tel +44 28 8676 9949) Adm £18, Doors 7.30pm

Weds 30th Nov: The Grand Social Club, Liffey St, Dublin ( or call 01 8740076 Adm €18, Doors 8pm

Thurs: 1st Dec: St Johns Arts Centre, Listowel, Co Kerry (068 22566) Email:  Adm €15, Doors 7.30pm

Fri: 2nd Dec: The Cafe Sessions @ The Queens Bar, Ennis, Co Clare. Tickets from The Irish Shop and The Queens Hotel reception, Ennis. Adm €15, special advance ticket price – 2 for €25. Doors 8:30pm.

Sat 3th Dec: Monroes Live Venue, Dominick St, Galway, 091 583397 or Adm €15, Doors 9pm

Four Men & a Dog made a name for themselves with their eclectic and vivacious blend of traditional Irish music with a wide spectrum of other genres, including rap, Southern rock, jazz, blues, bluegrass, polka, country swing, and even salsa.

Four Men and a Dog made their debut performance as a band in ‘Murphy’s Bar’, Dungiven, County Derry, in 1990 before going on to steal the show at the Belfast Folk Festival later that year, with a high-energy approach that combines furious traditional dance tunes with irreverant new music and inimitatible covers.

Barking Mad, their debut album from Cross Border Media, snagged an award for Album of the Year from Folk Roots magazine in 1991, marking the first time that an Irish group had ever won the prize. Four Men & a Dog’s music is enthusiastic and infectious.

Four Men and a Dog have recorded 6 albums to date and plan the release of a new studio album in Spring 2012. Watch this space!

Band members

·                    Cathal Hayden (fiddle)
·                    Gerry O’Connor (banjo, fiddle)
·                    Gino Lupari (bodhran, bones, vocals)
·                    Kevin Doherty (guitar, vocals)
·                    Donal Murphy (accordion)

·                    Barking Mad (1991)
·                    Shifting Gravel (1993)
·                    Doctor A’s Secret Remedies (1995)
·                    Long Roads (1996)
·                    Maybe Tonight (2003)
·                    Wallop the Spot (2007)

Four Men and a Dog is an Irish traditional band that emerged in 1990 during the Belfast Folk Festival. The band plays Irish traditional music with a mixture of different other genres, including rock, jazz, blues, bluegrass, swing, salsa, polka and even rap. They originally had their name because of former singer Mick Daly’s nickname; “The Black Dog”. Mick is now replaced with Kevin Doherty.

They met the famous group The Band in 1994, and recorded their album Doctor A’s Secret Remedies at Levon Helm’s studio in Woodstock, NY, with musical guests Garth Hudson and Randy Ciarlante. Rick Danko has joined Four Men and a Dog on a UK tour where they played some of The Band’s classics.

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