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Sunday 18 August 2019

Diarmuid & The Bards return to play in Colfers

FANS OF renowned act Diarmuid O'Leary and the Bards will be in for a treat this week as Diarmuid and the Band take their much talked about live show to Colfers Pub in Carrig on Bannow this Satruday, July 21.

The band will be instantly associated in the popular mind with their hit comedy songs, however there is another equally strong facet to the band in their ability to render a wide range of more serious and contemporary material, together with exciting instrumental arrangements of traditional Irish music. The group have recently released two singles simultaneously which reflect both sides of The Bards music - 'Breaking the Line' -a classic ballad and a comedy song ' The Cover of Ireland's Own', which is a parody of the 1973 Dr Hook hit ' The Cover of the Rolling Stone'.

The band's first recording success came with a No. 1 hit single "Julia steppin' it out at Lanigan's Ball"- a comedy song, which became a classic and one of the biggest selling records in Ireland, earning them a Gold Disc Award. This first hit was produced by Bill Whelan - the composer of the music for the world famous "Riverdance".

It was followed by another comedy hit "The Oldest Swinger in Town" and both of these songs have earned their place in the annals of memorable hits.

The band offer a jampacked two hour show of music, song and humour and will be sure to keep the crowd at Colfers more than entertained with on stage antics.

For more information on tickets and the evening's entertainment, contact Colfers Pub, Carrig on Bannow on (051)561159.

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