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Since forming in January 2011, The Bonny Men quickly and deservedly became one of the most talked about and exciting acts to emerge in the Irish trad/folk music scene. Upon releasing their highly acclaimed debut eponymous album in October of that year, the band quickly established themselves as the hottest ticket in Irish music. The Bonny Men have played at some of the most prestigious festivals across the globe, with their reputation for electric performances securing them gigs in Ireland, England, Scotland, France, Indonesia, Germany, Italy, Denmark and India. Their first album reached no 1 in the Irish Music Magazine charts, with the magazine’s editor Sean Laffey stating, “this is a stunning debut album, filled with energy and references to the best Irish ensemble work from the heydays of the 1970’s…they will be the big bookable band.”

Television appearances have been in abundance of late. Documentaries about the band, as seen on TG4’s ‘Ar Thóir an Cheoil’ and music shows such as BBC’s ‘Cuisle’ and most recently ‘Bosca Ceoil’, have showcased the band’s talents to the nation and continue to exponentially increase their fan base.

Comprised of seven individuals, each masters of their own instruments, with titles among them including multiple All-Ireland Champions, World Bodhrán Champion and a recipient of the prestigious ‘TG4 Young Musician of the Year’, The Bonny Men generate a powerful sound that encapsulates the very soul of traditional music. Singing a mixture of original and contemporary folk songs, laden with creative harmonies, and playing sets of tunes bursting with explosive energy, their music always delivers. With clever and intriguing arrangements, never shy of character or personality, every Bonny Men gig is a musical experience from start to finish.

“The Bonny Men create a dynamic sound that captures the essence of traditional music at it’s best” – Bosca Ceoil, TG4

“‘The Bonny Men’, captures the raw energy and life with which these young musicians play music.” –

“A reputation for electric live performances with an energy reminiscent of the legendary Bothy Band” – Hot Press

“New territory for a traditional band” – Tradconnect


€12 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-8pm M-F, 4-8pm Sat)

– 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required.


Whelan’s Indie Club w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue – Free Entry via front door until 10:30pm | Drinks Promos