7 January 2016
By David O’Sullivan
If you understood the headline of this article, which refers to song lyrics, then you are old enough to remember Bagatelle.
The musical group will visit Ballymaloe Grainstore, East Cork as part of their Final Year Tour which winds up in February, so this is truly the last chance for fans of the legendary band to catch a live performance in Cork.
Bagatelle can look back with pride on decades of achievement including six No. 1 singles and multi-platinum album sales. Their massive hit, Summer in Dublin, was voted No. 3 ‘Best Irish Song’ and has made the Irish charts almost every summer since its release in 1980. Second Violin and Leeson Street Lady also continue to get airplay.
The band has shared stages with U2, who have called them both an inspiration and an influence, Bob Marley, Van Morrison, Thin Lizzy, John Denver, Jose Feliciano, Sting, Boomtown Rats, and many more. They’ve toured world-wide to the U.S., China, Saudi Arabia, and all over Europe.
The NYPD (New York Police Department) recently honoured pianist Liam Reilly by adopting his song, Streets of New York, as their official anthem. Another of Liam’s songs, Flights of Earls, was voted one of Ireland’s Top 10 ‘Best Ever Irish Emigrations Songs’.
The band have worked with prestigious producers such as Phil Coulter, Gus Dudgeon, Steve Lilywhite, Nick Graham, and John Etchells.
Don’t miss Liam Reilly and Bagatelle’s Final Year Tour when it rolls into Ballymaloe on Friday January 22nd!
Tickets are €25 and can be booked on www.ballymaloegrainstore.com or by phone on 021 465 2531. Mention that you heard about the event on www.TheCork.ie (there’s no discount, but spread the love!)