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Cocktail Masterclass Dates

The following are the dates of the Cocktail Masterclasses

12th Aug

16th Sept

To book places, please email Nancy at Nancy@theblindpig.ie

music starts at 11 pm

Fri 21st July

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Loco Swing, Dublin’s sassiest gypsy jazz and swing band, pay homage to a bygone era. Taking inspiration from the 20s and 30s, they play standards written by the greatest composers of all time, as well as putting a gypsy jazz twist on more contemporary hits.

Sat 22nd July

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When Your Smiling specialise in jazz standards, blues and classic soul from the 1920s to the 60s, e.g. Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, the Rat Pack, Nina Simone, Dean Martin, Peggy Lee, Sarah Vaughan, Dusty Springfield, Bessie Smith etc.

We have played in venues all around Dublin, including a residency at the Shelbourne Hotel, the Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel Killiney, KC Peaches Wine Cave, Zaragoza Tapas, Cavern at Baggot Street Wines, as well as weddings and corporate events.

Fri 28th July

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When not acting as a two piece, Jake Curran and Ciara O’Connor are full time musicians writing and performing original material along with playing for artists and bands nationally and internationally. Most recently,  Jake can be seen on ‘The Ellen Degeneres Show’ with Niall Horan and Ciara on ‘Later with Jools Holland’ with James Vincent McMorrow. Other artists they have worked with include CC Brez, Michael Buble, Paul Brady.

Sat 29th July

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berthasrevenge

Clara Tracey was born and raised in Co. Fermanagh. She recently returned to Ireland after a seven-year sojourn in Paris where she swapped her legal career for a job in a Latin quarter jazz cafe. Influenced by a number of styles from contemporary classical, jazz, french retro to ambient. Her music paints a parallel paradox where avant garde meets pop, melancholy meets hope, and where retro meets the 21st century.

Fri 4th Aug

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berthasrevenge

Clara Tracey was born and raised in Co. Fermanagh. She recently returned to Ireland after a seven-year sojourn in Paris where she swapped her legal career for a job in a Latin quarter jazz cafe. Influenced by a number of styles from contemporary classical, jazz, french retro to ambient. Her music paints a parallel paradox where avant garde meets pop, melancholy meets hope, and where retro meets the 21st century.

Sat 5th Aug

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When not acting as a two piece, Jake Curran and Ciara O’Connor are full time musicians writing and performing original material along with playing for artists and bands nationally and internationally. Most recently,  Jake can be seen on ‘The Ellen Degeneres Show’ with Niall Horan and Ciara on ‘Later with Jools Holland’ with James Vincent McMorrow. Other artists they have worked with include CC Brez, Michael Buble, Paul Brady.

Fri 11th Aug

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Bluesman Mick Heslin is a contradiction in terms. For a musician in his 20’s he plays the blues with the heart and soul of a man far beyond his years. Born and raised in Dublin, Mick is ; a hard-walkin’, hard-livin’ guitar man in the grand tradition of blues. Possessed of a furious finger picking style and a soulful voice, Mick has been impressing and confounding audiences in bars and clubs around the capital since he was 16 years old. In that short time he has caught the attention of some of the most talented musicians working in Dublin today, including acclaimed guitar man N.C Lawlor, has opened for musicians such as Arlo Guthrie ,and has played several irish festivals such as N.P.L.D, Abbeyfest and the Jack of Diamonds Rhythm and Roots festival.

Sat 12th Aug

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Loco Swing, Dublin’s sassiest gypsy jazz and swing band, pay homage to a bygone era. Taking inspiration from the 20s and 30s, they play standards written by the greatest composers of all time, as well as putting a gypsy jazz twist on more contemporary hits.

Fri 18th Aug

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David King is a Dublin folk and blues singer with an E.P entitled “Dig my Own Hole” (2013) and recently released debut album “Ruirteach Blues” (2015). David’s early influences range from Led Zepplin & Cream to Bob Dylan and Tim Buckley. Current influences go back to the blues greats such as Muddy Waters, Howlin Wolf, Robert Johnson and Son House. The Delta and Chicago blues style’s delivered with his unique blend of Irish Soul offer up original vocal and guitar styles and create a back beat for the stories in his songs. David performs solo and with the support of his road band known as the “Raging River Band”. “David King does what a lot of modern blues artists struggle to do. He makes complex chord progressions work in the blues format. These songs aren’t the same thing on a loop, there are breaks, bridges and different choruses.”  Ferdia Mooney, Pure M Mag 03.07.2015 David is currently working on Album no.2 which will hopefully be out in 2017!

Sat 19th Aug

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berthasrevenge

Clara Tracey was born and raised in Co. Fermanagh. She recently returned to Ireland after a seven-year sojourn in Paris where she swapped her legal career for a job in a Latin quarter jazz cafe. Influenced by a number of styles from contemporary classical, jazz, french retro to ambient. Her music paints a parallel paradox where avant garde meets pop, melancholy meets hope, and where retro meets the 21st century.