Cork Opera House
Emmet Place, Cork City, Co. Cork
20:00€23.50 & €26 (+booking fee)
Bagatelle – Bring their “One for the Road Tour” back to Cork Opera House, 8th February 2018
The band that inspired U2 and shared the stage with Bob Marley are celebrating their 40th year in show business.
Bagatelle travelled far and wide, bringing their music to audiences in Europe, American, the Middle East and China, as well as in Ireland. Their hit Second Violin was such a success in Uruguay that it’s still played there today. Over the years the band has had various changes of members but currently it has four main performers – Ken, pianist and lead vocalist Liam Reilly, drummer Seanie Devitt and lead guitarist Kurt Schefter.
The lads have come a long way since the early days Bagatelle have shared the stage with the likes of Bob Marley, Van Morrison, U2, Thin Lizzy, Don McLean and The Pogues. Flight of Earls has become one of the most popular Irish emigration songs, while their 1978 hit Summer in Dublin has become one of Irish rock’s iconic songs.
Ken Doyle remembers John Woods the managing director of Polygram Records saying to him “there was four lovely young lads came in to my office from Dublin and they said to me if you give us a chance, we could be as big as Bagatelle”. That was U2!