Co Co Markets Summer of Music Marlay Park

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The Co Co Markets are happy to announce that the Summer of Music is back again this year! The schedule for the Marlay Park Summer Music and Family Fun activities is as follows:

  • 12/05/18    Saturday   11-12noon   Ballinteer International Male Voice Choir
  • 02/06/18    Saturday   12-1pm        Donal Casey CPR Instructor
  • 09/06/18    Saturday   12-2pm        King of Paws Training Workshop
  • 09/06/18    Saturday   2-3pm          The little Rhythms (Shane and Graeme duo) 
  • 16/06/18    Saturday   12-1pm        Donal Casey CPR Instructor
  • 16/06/18    Saturday    2-3pm         Highly Strung
  • 23/06/18    Saturday    2-3pm         Gary Ó'Nualláin
  • 28/07/18    Saturday    2-3.30pm    Stedfast Band
  • 04/08/18    Saturday    2-3.30pm    The Phantompickers
  • 11/08/18    Saturday    12-3pm       Wooly Wards Family Farm
  • 18/08/18    Saturday    2-3.30pm    The Catfish Blues Orchestra
  • 25/08/18    Saturday    2-3.30pm    Changing Gears

Further Information:

The Ballinteer Male Voice Choir

The Ballinteer Male Voice Choir will be performing in the Marlay Park CoCo Market on 12th May 2018 from 11:00 am to 12:00 am.

The Ballinteer Male Voice Choir was founded in 1994 and has approx. 40 members.  Their musical director/conductor is Thom Keogh and they have a wide-ranging repertoire including classical and popular songs, hymns, church music and christmas carols.  They have performed at many international choral festivals such as Brittany in 2007, Pont-en-Royal Grenoble in 2009 and Cornwall in 2011 as well are participating in numerous choral competitions in Ireland.

In 2008, the first Ballinteer International Male Voice Choir Festival was held.  This was followed by similar festivals in 2010, 2013 and 2017.  Choirs from Italy, France, Wales and England have participated in these festivals. 

King of Paws Dog Training Workshop

Calling all Dog Owners - the DSPCA Dog Training Academy will be in Marlay Park on 9th June and they will be bringing some of their four legged friends.  They will be teaching people how to better understand the ways dogs learn and how dogs perceive the world around them.  They use positive reinforcement techniques.  At their workshop they will be showing kids of ALL ages how to approach dogs, to make sure they ask permission from person with the dog before they go to pet a dog; how to walk a dog and how important it is to pick up after your dog.

Donal Casey – CPR Instructor
Learn how to do CPR and possibly save a life!!  We are holding 2 separate 1 hour training sessions on CPR on 2 June and 16th June from 12 to 1 pm in Marlay Park with Donal Casey.  Donal is a CPR and Defibrillator Instructor who is a retired former Assistant Chief Fire Officer in Dublin Fire Brigade.  He is accredited by the Irish Heart Foundation and the American Heart Association.  During his one hour session he will be showing people how to:- Do CPR for adults and infants- How a defibrillator works- How to deal with someone (either adult or infant) who is chokingSo come along it always good to be prepared.

The Little Rhythms (Shane & Graeme Duo)
The Little Rhythms are a jazz duo which consists of Shane Lester on guitar and vocals and Graeme Bourke on piano and sax.  This jazz duo met during their studies in Jazz at Newpark Music College.  Since graduating 2 years ago they have been regularly gigging.  Their music ranges from songs by Nat King Cole, Billie Holiday, Fats Waller to Disney tunes and a playful take on pop songs so something for everyone. Catch this jazzy duo at Marlay this summer!!

Highly Strung
Highly Strung's music is an acoustic blend of classical, contemporary, traditional and anything in between. A combination of Harp Flute, Violin & Voice together with their quirky arrangements make them unique.Highly Strung have been performing together for six years, they perform annually at Castletown House, Co. Kildare and Fota House, Co. Cork. Each year they host a Christmas Concert at The Riverbank Theatre, Co.Kildare. Other venues include Powerscourt Shopping Centre; Sherkin Island; Inishbofin; St. Brigid's Cathedral, Kildare and Baldonnel Aerodrome. They have also had the honour of performing for President Higgins and President McAleese. Enjoy the perfect atmosphere created by these wonderful performers!

Gary Ó'Nualláin
Gary Ó'Nualláin is a musician and actor from Clondalkin. He is a graduate of the inaugural class of BIMM Institute Dublin where he graduated with a BA in Commercial Modern Music, majoring in song-writing. He started performing at age 7 with traditional Irish music, and later moved to the guitar and discovered a penchant for song-writing in his teenage years. His influences include Noel, and Liam Gallagher, The Stone Roses, U2, and The Lemonheads. Don’t miss this opportunity the see this rising star!!

Stedfast Band
The Stedfast Band founded in 1951, are so musically versatile, a concert programme could include music ranging from Classical, Folk, Latin American, Film & TV, right up to modern Pop arrangements as well as original works for Brass Bands.

The Brass Band has been a faithful competitor, entering and winning the first Senior Brass section and maintaining that standard down through the years. They have also competed in Northern Ireland, the United Kingdom and represented the Republic of Ireland in the European Brass Band Contest in the Royal Albert Hall.
The Band undertakes a wide variety of concerts throughout any given year. These range from private functions to charity concerts to large public events; all are given meticulous attention. In 2009 the band performed to a full house at the National Concert Hall, and to large crowds for the 90th anniversary of Dáil Éireann at Leinster House. Don’t miss this opportunity to catch one of Ireland's premier brass bands!!

The Phantompickers

The Phantompickers are a new Dublin based, bluegrass band that perform regularly in Sin É Bar Dublin on Tuesday nights with Dublin Bluegrass Collective. Initially set up as a “jam band” which invites other musicians to join in a session, The Phantompickers“, were initially formed in 2008 by founding members Patrick Simpson and Conor Daly.

The current line-up includes five main members. The core of the band made up of Conor Daly on 5-string banjo and vocals, Stephen Wright on “Reno-style” banjo. Patrick Simpson on guitar and high tenor vocals, Grainne Quinlan on fiddle and TJ Screene on double bass.

The ethos of the band is to bring traditional bluegrass songs and instrumentals to bluegrass music festivals, pub jams, and other bluegrass music friendly venues with strong drive and searing vocals in the "High and Lonesome" tradition. The band influences range from Bill Monroe, Doc Watson, Jimmy Martin, Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs and The Stanley Brothers.

The Phantompickers have performed at the Athy Bluegrass Festival, the Westport Bluegrass Festival, and the Dunmore East International Bluegrass Festival  in various band incarnations to name a few and they hope to continue to play more. Described as "stonkin' bluegrass" they are not to be missed and are always happy when “pickin' and a grinnin’”!

Wooly Wards Family Farm
Release the inner farmer in you as Wooly Ward Activity Farm offers hands-on experience with animals for both young and old alike.  Get the opportunity to have real hands-on with the animals while also learning how to care and treat them with respect.  Children get to pet, groom, lead and feed the animals.  Don’t miss this fun and exciting experience

The Catfish Blues Orchestra
Ireland’s definitive Blues Big Band “The Catfish Blues Orchestra” comprises of some of the finest blues talents based in Ireland today “The Catfish Blues Orchestra” is a truly unique musical experience. This is a high octane show with blistering guitar, creamy bass, steam train like percussion, melodic vocal work, succulent sax and true blues harp. This 6 piece band produce a truly powerful sound that has to be experienced live to be fully appreciated.

Driven by a love for authentic blues music the group draw on influences ranging from the early blues masters of the delta such as Robert Johnson & Sonny Boy Williamson, to the electric Chicago and Texas blues masters such as Muddy Waters and Freddie King, up to British blues invasion guitar gods such as Eric Clapton, Peter Green all the way up to contemporary influences such as Robben Ford and Derek Trucks. The Orchestra draw on all of these influences including many others to create their own rich and soulful blend of Rhythm and Blues. 

Using guitars, keyboards, percussion and harmony vocals Changing Gears encompass pop, indie and punk sounds to create a fresh dynamic soundscape. When not writing and recording the band have been praised for their live performances, making numerous appearances in venues and festivals all over Ireland. They are currently promoting their new single "Leave". 


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