Jun 24, 2014
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Brian Kennedy announces his new single “You Turn Me On I’m a Radio”

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In 2013, legendary Singer, Painter, Writer, musician Joni Mitchell celebrated her 70thBirthday. To celebrate this milestone birthday, Brian Kennedy released his tribute album “A Love Letter to Joni

The second single from “A Love Letter to Joni” has been announced as “You Turn Me On I’m a Radio” and is available now from iTunes.

Speaking about Joni, Brian said: ” I want to honour Joni’s big birthday by releasing my version of her iconic song “River” as the first single from my album called “A Love Letter to Joni” which features 10 of my most favourite songs of hers. it was a hard choice but I’m over the moon.

I was lucky enough to tour with her across America with Van Morrison and Bob Dylan all sharing the bill. Please join me in celebrating this Canadian icon of song while we still have her!”




Jun 23, 2014
Kathryn Mason
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Anchors away with The Eskies & Groove 2014!


It’s less than two weeks to Groove 2014.

The Eskies who are playing The Harbour Bar Stage this year on the Sunday along with the bar have put this great little video together for the festival and the stage.

​We h​ope you like it…



Jun 20, 2014
Kathryn Mason
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Vive la France! Celebrate Bastille Day in style with chanteuse Jeannette Byrne.

French Flag      Vive la France! 

Celebrate Bastille Day in style with chanteuse Jeannette Byrne.

Join Jeannette at The Sugar Club on July 14th 2014 for an evening of French celebration in song with the music of the legendary Édith Piaf. Jeannette will also plat a pre-Bastille Day show at Cork’s Triskel Arts Centre on Saturday 12th July.

Jeannette Byrne’s critically acclaimed “No Regrets…the music of Édith Piaf” has been filling venues nationwide over the last ten months. To celebrate the French National Holiday, Bastille Day (July 14th), Jeannette will bring “No Regrets…” to Dublin’s Sugar Club for once off extra special evening.

Through the music and wonderful visuals Jeannette has created a show about the life and music of Piaf. Telling tales of Piaf’s career, personal life and anecdotes the show is hugely entertaining as well as being a fitting interpretation and celebration of her music.

Jeannette has recently been delving into her own family history. With 2014 being a historic 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings and the 100 years since the beginning of WW1, she has been tracing her French Grandmothers family, decimated by 2 world wars:

So come join Jeannette in this fun filled evening and Vive la France!


What her audiences say:


What a performance last night – atmosphere, venue, production, band and ‘The Voice’ all

on point! We all loved you. The hard work evident in your compelling delivery. Go Girl…

Jeannette was truly amazing!

Great show and tribute to Piaf. Jeannette was magnifique!”

I cried at least twice …these songs are so evocative and powerful….the show is more than I could have expected



-ENDS – 


Triskel Arts Centre, Cork – Saturday 12th July


The Sugar Club, Dublin – Monday 14th July 2014



For more information on Jeannette Byrne, please contact:

Kathryn Mason – Kathryn Mason | PR & Marketing on M: 087-2627977 E: km@kathrynmason.ie




Jun 13, 2014
Kathryn Mason
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The Harbour Bar stage sails in to Groove 2014!


The Harbour Bar stage sails in to Groove 2014!

Groove 2014 is getting ship shape and ready to say ahoy to this years event on July 5th & 6th at Killruddery House & Gardens, Bray.

Launching today, Groove 2014 are thrilled to announce a fantastic new addition to this years festival, The Harbour Bar Stage.  The stage will have the team that brings music weekly to this great local Bray venue at the helm! Artists confirmed to play are :

Saturday - Interskalactic, Conor Linnie, Samuel Vas-Y, Wyvern Lingo & The Cujo Family

Sunday – Attention Bebe, Old Hannah, Mongoose, Oddsocks & The Eskies

Conor Duggan from The Harbour Bar says “We’re delighted to be involved with this year’s Groove Festival. Not only is the festival a brilliant weekend for both families and festival veterans alike, it’s a great way to show off everything that Bray has to offer visitors from other parts of Ireland and overseas. Bringing top quality live music to Bray is a huge part of what The Harbour Bar is about, so this is a perfect association for us, and we can’t wait to see just a small selection of some of our favourite regular bands performing to a festival audience in Killruddery Estate this July!”

Come join the musical extravaganza of The Harbour Bar Stage at Groove Festival 2014!


***Stop Press*** UK singer/songwriter Jessica Sweetman now added to the main stage at Groove on July 5th! She was the featured vocalist and co-writer on the track, ‘In Your Arms’ with DJ Andy Moor and Armin Van Buuren. This well known dance track was featured on Armin Van Buuren’s compilation, ‘A State of Trance’ and the official video has reached just over 700,000 hits on YouTube.



Tickets are on sale now from www.groovefestival.ie or at any of the tickets.ie outlets.

Tickets are on sale now and prices are:

  • Adult Day Ticket €49.00 (+€4 booking fee)
  • Adult Weekend € 79.00 (+€5.50 booking fee)
  • Minor (4yrs to 15yrs) Day Ticket €10.00 (+€2.00 booking fee)
  • Minor (4yrs to 15yrs) Weekend Ticket €17.00 (+€2.50 booking fee)
  • Under 4 free

Groove Festival main stage line up:

Saturday 5th July

Paloma Faith – exclusive Leinster show


Cathy Davey

King Kong Company

Miss Kate

Sunday 6th July

David Gray – exclusive Leinster show

Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott

Booka Brass Band feat. Jerry Fish

Big September

Donna Dunne




For more information or images please contact Kathryn Mason on 087-2627977 or km@kathrynmason.ie





The Harbour Bar 

Recently voted best bar in the world by Lonely Planet Guide, this is a gem located right next door to the boxing club where Katie Taylor trains, often she calls in to use the facilities!

This is one of Bray’s top spots for live music, with traditional and acoustic sessions in the bar every Wednesday to Saturday and live bands in the lounge every Wednesday to Sunday.

The iconic Harbour Bar in Bray, Co Wicklow, is famous for attracting a glittering clientele and its visitors’ book is a who’s who of famous names down through the decades.


Artist information


Interskalactic have been party favourites in The Harbour Bar since their first appearance early this year, when they mixed their incredible spirit and live energy with top class musicianship and had the live lounge dancing and whooping from the first beat to the last note of their set. Their modern big band take on 60’s Jamaican ska is making its mark in clubs and festivals all over Ireland, and we’re delighted to have them opening The Harbour Bar Stage at Groove Festival, and looking forward to the party continuing with their set back in the bar’s live lounge after the festival on Saturday night!

Conor Linnie:

Bray local Conor Linnie’s songwriting style blends together a driving rhythm with ornate melody lines to create a complex folk sound. Following last year’s release of his debut album “Astray”, he has been going from strength to strength, receiving radio airtime on RTÉ and The BBC as well as gigs and festivals slots all over Ireland, including Electric Picnic and Knockanstockan. Conor is a very welcome addition to The Harbour Bar Stage!


Samuel Vas-Y:

Samuel Vas-Y brought to his recent set in The Harbour Bar live lounge not just a great crowd, but a brilliant atmosphere worthy of the songs he and his band performed, ranking him high on our hit list of hopefuls for our stage at Groove Festival. Songs from his recently released debut album “Tickly Teeth” have earned him performances on RTÉ’s The Late Late Show, and Ray Darcy and Arena radio shows, as well as “Millionaire of Hours” being used in an ad for major fashion label Comodo Square.


Wyvern Lingo:

Bray natives Wyvern Lingo have been making ground on the music scene with their “soulful, powerful vocals and harmonies” and by taking the audience on a journey through their wonderfully varied live sets, which range from soft a cappella harmony driven tunes to fuller compositions with diverse use of instruments. We can’t wait to see them at the festival, followed soon after with their gig in the Harbour Bar live lounge this July 13th, and also to hearing their forthcoming debut EP.


The Cujo Family:

The Cujo Family can do no wrong in Wicklow! These local heroes have worked hard at developing their own brand of “hardfolk” over the last five years, always get a great reaction in and bring a great crowd to The Harbour Bar, and with imminent release of their second album “Stories of Ruin”, there’s no question they’ll be marking their territory in Killruddery Estate this July. We say bring it on!


Attention Bébé:

Tie-dye T-shirts, musicians and colours everywhere, the audience either dancing on chairs and tables or doing the limbo under a trombone slide, a lot of smiles and the walls bursting with good vibes, that’s what we got when Attention Bébé first came to The Harbour Bar! Anything from 12-16 members, playing funky mash-ups inspired by classic 90’s dance tunes, this band was born with one agenda… Party! Kicking off Sunday on The Harbour Bar Stage, and also bringing the live lounge to a close back in the bar that night, join them for guaranteed fun!


Old Hannah:

Sligo 4-piece Old Hannah’s members are no strangers to performing in The Harbour Bar. Their debut EP “Irish Boys” released earlier this year, showcases exceptional songwriting and musicianship that makes these guys one to watch, receiving frequent national radio airplay and securing them a slot at the Other Voices music trail in Derry. Old Hannah are always welcome in The Harbour Bar whether behind a microphone or not, and they’re a very welcome addition to our stage at Groove Festival.






Dublin 4-piece Mongoose made quite an impact with their first Harbour Bar appearance early this year, so it wasn’t long before we got them back in. These four ladies play an original mix of jazz, folk and acoustic harmony at festivals and venues all over the country, and with their debut album set to appear this year, we’re looking forward to what they have in store for us at Groove Festival.



Oddsocks lifted the roof off The Harbour Bar on their first visit earlier this year, and as a result were one of the first bands we thought of with a hope they would grace our stage at Groove Festival. Originally hailing from Sligo, this Dublin based 4-piece aspire to remember the importance of the elements that make for great music: melody, harmony and groove. They have developed their sound over the past four years to create a music style that is rich in vocal harmonies which they describe as Rhythm and Groove. We can’t wait to see their next live lounge show this Friday night, June 6th, and expect it’ll be a good warm-up ahead of their festival slot!


The Eskies:

Harbour Bar favourites The Eskies bring our first year of hosting a stage at Groove Festival to a close, and none more deserving of the task. They’ve raised the roof of the live lounge and had land-lubbers from all walks of life stomping and singing along to their unique brand of “folk noir/gypsy jazz/sea shanties”. We’re very much looking forward to their forthcoming debut album “After the Sherry Went Round” this Autumn, but before that we can’t wait for them to bring their unique musical style and delivery to the festival grounds, and back to the live lounge on July 19th!


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