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Cocktail Masterclass Dates

The following are the dates of the Cocktail Masterclasses

17th Feb      24th Mar

21st Apr      26th May 

23rd Jun      14th July

18th Aug      22nd Sept

20th Oct     17th Nov

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

music starts at 11 pm

Wed 14th Feb

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When You’re Smiling are a Dublin-based duo playing the very finest in vintage jazz and swing standards, soul classics and American blues, gospel and folk, with everything from 1920’s Prohibition songs and retro 1960’s soul, to James Bond movie themes and jazzed-up Disney classics. Combining Natalie Turner’s smooth and bewitching vocals with warm and dynamic guitar, their captivating performances will transport you to another time and place.

Fri 16th Feb

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Riona Hartman plays music you know and love by legends like Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra and Nina Simone. From easy going Bossa Novas to hot swing tunes, she’s got everything you need to keep the midnight oils burning!

Sat 17th Feb

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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 backbeat 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!

Fri 23rd Feb

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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 24th Feb

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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.

Fri 2nd Mar

nc lawlor

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NC Lawlor is an established singer / songwriter and much respected slide guitarist who brings a unique slant to blues and roots music. He has garnered a following nationwide with his many residencies over this past decade and in particular his dynamic Grafton street performances. He has worked with Seasick Steve, the Texas legend Billy Joe Shaver, our own Shane McGowan and most recently The Waterboys. He is currently operating in the traditional one man band set up creating a raw, energetic and uniquely dynamic sound. He draws deep from artists such as John Lee Hooker and Sonny Boy Williamson. His live act with kick drum, high hat, lap steel and harp support his vocals in a wall of sound that is drenched in tradition and innovation. Be sure to catch this sought-after session musician and seasoned performer.

Sat 3rd Mar

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Gunpowder Irish Gin

The artistic development of The Jones’ Way, coupled with the new knowledge and life experiences of each girl, helps bring to the stage a performance with a bluesy-swing flavour. They relive a bygone era of ’30/’40s jazz, blues and swing thanks to Silvia’s characteristic powerful voice ability to quickly move through her vocal range. The duo plays with a particular ensemble of the typical soul and pop sound thanks to the elaborate arrangements of Annalisa’s delicate touch on her acoustic guitar

Fri 9th Mar

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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. Hear Me Here

Sat 10th Mar

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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 16th Mar

Sponsored By

When You’re Smiling are a Dublin-based duo playing the very finest in vintage jazz and swing standards, soul classics and American blues, gospel and folk, with everything from 1920’s Prohibition songs and retro 1960’s soul, to James Bond movie themes and jazzed-up Disney classics. Combining Natalie Turner’s smooth and bewitching vocals with warm and dynamic guitar, their captivating performances will transport you to another time and place.

Sat 17th Mar

Sponsored By

A California native, Noël Dumont has a wide range of musical roots ranging from choral and opera to folk and gospel, but her heart is truly at home when it comes to jazz. Singing a mix of classics from the likes of Sinatra and Fitzgerald, along with some current tunes and jazzy rearrangements of modern material, she gives a lively and emotive performance you won’t soon forget.

Sun 18th Mar

Sponsored By

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 backbeat 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!

Fri 23rd Mar

Sponsored By

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 24th Mar

Sponsored By

Riona Hartman plays music you know and love by legends like Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra and Nina Simone. From easy going Bossa Novas to hot swing tunes, she’s got everything you need to keep the midnight oils burning!

Fri 30th Mar

Sat 31st Mar

Sponsored By

A California native, Noël Dumont has a wide range of musical roots ranging from choral and opera to folk and gospel, but her heart is truly at home when it comes to jazz. Singing a mix of classics from the likes of Sinatra and Fitzgerald, along with some current tunes and jazzy rearrangements of modern material, she gives a lively and emotive performance you won’t soon forget.