Alive with Music
Lot's of great musicians with Sligo roots have had a busy start to 2017 recording new material and touring extensively. Rackhouse Pilfer, The Odd socks, Orchid Colllective, Claudia Schwab, No Crows, Steve Wickham, Dervish, This Side up, Kieran Quinn & Seamie O'Dowd are just some of those.
Our Monday night residents, Kieran Quinn & Seamie O'Dowd have just launched their debut album together entitled 'melodic reflection'. The lads are currently touring after launching their album with a great live show in the Hawkswell on Saturday night. We'll be selling copies of their new album in our pub. For further information on tour dates and albums sales, please see here.
Great news reached Sligo in February with the announcement that our local theatre was to received €550k in funding to support redevelopment work. A big congrats to Marie and the entire team behind this. Here's to continued success in the future.
Continuing with local theatre and the arts, the team behind Sligo’s Blue Raincoat Theatre Company have created a visually stunning and unique show entitled Shackleton. It has made national headlines with nominations for multiple awards. The production is currently touring at the project's art centre in Dublin. For tickets and further information, see here.
VOLUNTEERING CAPITAL 2017
Sligo has been named as European Volunteering Capital for 2017. Seven cities were in the running for the 2017 designation including Belfast, London, Edinburgh, Bruges and Cagliari. London were awarded the designation for 2016 and Sligo for 2017. Stay tuned to their website here for further plans for the coming year.
Closer to home
In our pub, we've recently had a new performing arts event scheduled on the last Sunday of each month from 8pm. The team behind the Dark leaves theatre company have being entertaining locals with Sherlock Holmes plays performed as live radio broadcasts. Certainly worth checking out, with different themed events also planned in the future.
Eoin Troy and Seamie Mc Gowan have taking up our regular Thursday night live music slot. The lads are no stranger to the local music scene and to Thomas Connolly's. It's great to have them here on a weekly basis playing a great mix of acoustic melodies with regular guest performances joining in. This month we also welcome back
Anthony Mannion, Luke Mercer & Michael Conefrey aka the Wranglers on Thursday 16th of March from 10pm.
Our whiskey heritage
Once a popular public house for bottling whiskey, we've returned to that tradition with a focus on extending our range of premium Irish whiskey and Scotch whisky. Just this week we've introduced some Scotch classics in Oban and Talisker with the Irish Glendalough, Hyde and the the first ever Irish whiskey to be finished in virgin Irish Oak Hogsheads, Middleton Dair Ghaelach joining over 60 premium whiskey choices.
With much to celebrate and also to look forward to, let's raise a glass. Cheers.
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