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.
Date: Friday, 12th May 2017
Venue: Gleneagle Ballroom