• Fri
    14
    Oct
    2022

    9:00 pmThe Ruby Room Royal Theatre Castlebar

    Fire In Cairo  are a Cure Tribute band,  The breath and range of material they cover is impressive, as is the musicianship and execution of the songs. The band also toured Ireland with Cure co-founder Lol Tolhurst.
    "It all happened pretty organically," said guitarist Manolis Pates. "Our Dublin promoter was looking to bring Lol's book tour here and suggested we play after him each night. Once we were put in contact, he agreed to possibly get up and do a song. We actually managed to get him playing on four songs, I think he really enjoyed it."
    Formed in 1995, These Charming Men - Play the music of The Smiths  are a well known as being the premier Smiths and Morrissey tribute act around.
    These Charming Men have toured extensively from Europe, to the USA and Japan, where they replaced Morrissey at the Fuji Rock Festival after he pulled out. Yes, they are that good.
    If you want a realistic and faithful representation of the spirit and music of the Smiths or Morrissey, These Charming Men are your only option
    These two incredible tribute acts come to The Ruby Room of The Royal Theatre Castlebar on October 14th.
    Tickets for the event can be purchased online here

     

     

  • Sun
    06
    Nov
    2022

    8:00 pmThe Ruby Room Royal Theatre Castlebar

    Escapism is a very necessary pursuit right now, and Villagers new album "Fever Dreams” follows it to mesmerising effect. It works like all the best records – it becomes a mode of transport; it picks you up from where you are and sets you down elsewhere. Conor O’Brien says on the gestation of Fever Dreams: “I had an urge to write something that was as generous to the listener as it was to myself. Sometimes the most delirious states can produce the most ecstatic, euphoric and escapist dreams.”

    These are songs with the strange, melted shapes and the magical ambivalence of dreams. The intent of the songs is both mysterious and as clear as a bell. With Fever Dreams, there is a sense of a deepening mastery and an expanding reach by O’Brien. Inspiration for the album was found in many places and came in from all angles, from night swimming on a Dutch island to Flann O’Brien, Audre Lorde, David Lynch, L. S. Lowry via the library music of Piero Umiliani and Alessandro Alessandroni and jazz from Duke Ellington and Alice Coltrane.

    Written over the course of two years, the main bodies of the songs were recorded in a series of full-band studio sessions in late 2019 and early 2020. During the long, slow pandemic days, O’Brien refined them in his tiny home studio in Dublin, and the album was then mixed by David Wrench (Frank Ocean, The xx, FKA Twigs). “Fever Dreams” was released via Domino Records in August 2021.

    "Fever Dreams” follows The Art Of Pretending To Swim, Darling Arithmetic, {Awayland} and Becoming A Jackal. Conor O’Brien also has a string of accolades under his belt including two Ivor Novello Awards, two Mercury Music Prize nominations and is a previous winner of the Choice Music Prize. Additionally, Villagers’ music has featured in the BBC/Hulu series Normal People and their Spotify session of “Nothing Arrived” has hit over 185 million streams.

    Domino Records recently released a deluxe digital edition of “Fever Dreams” featuring exclusive acoustic versions and this autumn for the first time Villagers will be touring acoustically playing intimate stripped back shows across Europe including the Royal Theatre Castlebar on November 6th.

     

    Tickets for the event can be purchased online here