Connolly’s is an iconic West Cork venue in the town of Leap that in the past hosted the likes of The Frames, Donal Lunny, Something Happens, A House, Engine Alley and many more. It is known for the stage backdrop which was “borrowed” from Pink Floyd and the fact that Paddy McNicholl used to record every set live on cassette until he passed.
Now, his son Sam, is ready to reopen the venue, after doing some necessary work on the venue and reacquiring a licence.
Nine years on, Connolly’s is to reopen next Friday December 18th with 8 events featuring Donal Dineen, Talos, The Altered Hours, The Vespertine Quartet, Daithí, Stevie G, Jofridur, a New Year’s Eve party and more.
Myself and Feel Good Lost did a party there a couple of years ago and it was one of the best nights at a gig I’ve ever had. High praise indeed for this special venue.