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De Barra’s Folk Club Brings Song to ‘Clon’

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Sitting by the front bar counter, you’ll be surrounded by more pictures than pints!

Music at the core of ‘Clon’ & De Barra’s

“There’s Carnegie Hall, The Royal Albert, Sydney Opera House and then there’s De Barra’s.”

(Christy Moore, August 2003)

This famous quote from the equally famous Irish folk singer & songwriter Christy Moore, somewhat gives the game away as to the secret of De Barra’s success. Situated on the central stretch of Pearse Street in the colourful town of Clonakilty, County Cork (or ‘Clon’ as it’s known to the locals), De Barra’s holds pride of place among the town’s renowned live music scene. Even before you cross the threshold of this charming pub, you are reminded of its musical heritage, given the stone plaque at the foot of the entrance doorway which states;Noel Redding 1945-2003 Bass player with The Jimi Hendrix Experience played De Barra’s for over 20 years.’ Continue reading

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