The Music Room at Lissan House presents The Bluestack Mountain Boys, a five piece Bluegrass group on Saturday 1st July at 8pm.
Luke Coffey, Co. Roscommon is on Banjo and is a member of several bands including Well Enough alone, The New Breadwinners, Dublin Bluegrass Collective, Out and Outer and the Blue Light Smugglers. He’s played festivals such as Electric Picnic, Balla Bluegrass Festival, Westport Folk and Bluegrass Festival, the European World of Bluegrass Festival & Tradeshow, in Voorthuizen, The Netherlands and has extensively toured France. Luke has performed with David McSavage at the Vodafone Comedy Festival 2014 and two of Dublin’s best music venues, The Olympia and Vicar Street.
Aran Sheehan, a self-confessed “bluegrass mandolin playing hedonist” was given his first guitar at 6 years old and has been immersed in the bluegrass world all his life. The list of festivals and concerts is too long to list but includes a tour of Texas, USA in 2013 with the Boxcar Preachers and a tour of France in 2012 with Tom Hanway (US) and Hugh Taggart (Eire).
In 2014 the band which Aran manages; The Dublin Bluegrass Collective, headlined the US Ambassador’s residence in Phoenix Park for the USA Embassy’s 4th of July Independence Day Festival. Over the years, Aran has played at most Irish bluegrass festivals; for example in 2015, The Dublin Bluegrass Collective played Knockanstockan Festival for the second time and also The Secret Garden Party Festival in Co. Wicklow.
Patrick Simpson is from Toronto, Canada and has sang and played guitar for 30 years. His high tenor vocals and Mountain style guitar make him a true Bluegrass Artist. He has played at performed at many of the Bluegrass Music Festivals here in Ireland and abroad; including the Athy Bluegrass Festival, Westport Folk and Bluegrass Festival and the Guinness International Bluegrass Festival, Dunmore East to an auditorium size crowd as well as hundreds of Festival attendees . He sings in Dublin Bluegrass Collective and has also played with other Irish and Canadian Bluegrass bands such as The Wakami Wranglers, The Acoustic Rockets and The Simpson Bluegrass Band.
Niall Hughes is from Hollymount, Co. Mayo has been playing guitar for 13 years and is hugely talented. He is highly influenced by Jazz and Bluegrass music and is a leading Double Bass Player in Ireland. He has performed in numerous bands including Well Enough Alone, The New Breadwinners, Feather, Dublin Bluegrass Collective and Pine Marten and plays festivals such as; Electric Picnic, Balla Bluegrass Festival, Westport Folk and Bluegrass Festival, the European World of Bluegrass Festival & Tradeshow, in Voorthuizen, The Netherlands. Niall has also extensively toured France.
TJ Screene is from London, England and is the newest member of The Bluestack Mountain Boys. He plays Double Bass and performs in Well Enough Alone, Dublin Bluegrass Collective, Davina and the Messengers and with Suzanne Rhatigan. He has played to large international crowds at the Sore Fingers Summer School in Oxfordshire, UK.
Call 028 8676 3312 to book tickets or book online at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lissan-house-music-room-and-the-bluestack-mountain-boys-tickets-35075362353?aff=es2
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Come to our events and support our restoration fund – these events are just a sample of what we have to offer in 2016 – we will be adding more events in a few weeks! Keep checking our events page and Facebook!
Friday 2nd September – 7.30pm – Bat Night!
Come to Lissan House and go exploring under the cover of darkness! Visitors will be given a short talk by a Bat Expert on our furry friends who love to live at Lissan! Then the really fun bit – Go exploring in the darkness where visitors will be sure to hear and see the presence of various species of Bats on the estate. A truly memorable and awe-inspiring experience! Tickets £5pp – Booking advisable on 02886763312.
Saturday 10th September – An Evening of Gin
Join us for an utterly delicious evening inspired by that most iconic and atmospheric of spirits: London Dry Gin, the drink that put the ROAR into the 1920’s!
Guests to this dazzling evening of fun, frolic and fizz will be greeted with a Gin Fizz Cocktail on arrival in the Great Hall before a Gin expert guides them on an effervescent, tongue tingling tasting trip through a wonderful array of the world’s finest gins in Lissan’s spectacular Ballroom followed by the opportunity to enjoy a cool drink in the vetiver-green decadence of the Lissan gardens or dance the night away to the sounds of 1920’s jazz in the ballroom.
Tickets, which cost £25 per person, include the cocktail on arrival, a selection of delectable nibbles and treats and all tasting gins, with supplementary tipples available for a £5 donation to the Lissan House Trust.
Tickets are available from Lissan on 028 867 63312.
So go on: gentlemen, don those high hats, arrowed collars and white spats and ladies, grab that Prince and and spark an abdication!
Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th September – European Heritage Open Days
Come and take a fascinating tour of the historic house for free, with tours leaving at 12.30pm, 2pm and 3.30pm. Our tea room will be open serving high quality teas and coffees, homemade cream teas and homemade cakes. Then work of the calories with an energising walk around the estate! We look forward to welcoming you to this very popular weekend!
Friday 16th and Saturday 17th September – Murder at the Manor, Murder Mystery Evenings!
Join us for a raucous evening of fun, frolics and fiendish deeds, as we welcome guests to another of our hugely popular Murder Mystery Nights! These sell-out events will see visitors meet a host of characters as weird as they are wonderful, and will allow budding sleuths the opportunity to hone their detective skills over fine food and drinks in Lissan’s spectacular Ballroom. This event is particularly suitable for groups, and groups of 10 or more will receive a 10% discount. Tickets cost £35pp including a welcome drink, the murder mystery performance and two course dinner with tea & coffee. Bar facilities will be supplied on both nights, and guests are also welcome to BYOB.