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The past half a decade is only the foundations for Finbar Hoban Presents

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Five years ago, frustrated with the lack of live music and the lack of opportunity for original acts to get gigs, Finbar Hoban decided rather than just grumble and complain about the situation in Castlebar, to take on the issue and go and do something about it. Starting off with just a germ of an idea and then putting on his first small show, five-years and a one week ago, he’s seen his Finbar Hoban Presents venture grow and bloom, to where he is now, an independent promoter brings some of the best names on the Irish music scene to Castlebar throughout the year. “It’s been an interesting five years, from when we did our first show with local acts, it all started very small with local bands. At the time, I just wanted to really do a night to see how it went and try and give musicians in the town somewhere to play. Because at the time, there was literally nowhere really for them to go and play.”

Halyard reform for Finbar Hoban Presents Last Waltz at Bar Ritz

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Over the past three years local alternative DJ Finbar Hoban has bought some of the best Irish bands to Bar Ritz on the main street in Castlebar. Finbar came up with a plan in 2008 to bring back a live original music scene to the county town that had not been seen since the days of the Humbert Inn, in supporting original bands in the Mayo area and across the Irish music scene by running a monthly show at Bar Ritz titled Finbar Hoban Presents. Trying to re-invent a live original music scene in the Castlebar area was never going to be an easy task.

Castlebar music festival 2012 preparations get under way

Preparations for the Castlebar Music Festival 2012 are now under way with a new committee being recently formed after a series of public meetings that were held at Bar Ritz in Castlebar. The newly elected committee consists of Adrian Ryan (chairman), Paula McDonnell (secretary), Gary Monaghan (treasurer), and Finbar Hoban (public relations).

IMRO Showcase comes to Bar Ritz tomorrow night

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Tomorrow night September 17 the 20th anniversary IMRO Showcase tour comes to Bar Ritz (Mulroys Bar) in Castlebar in association with Finbar Hoban Presents. On the night expect to see Limerick group Fox Jaw Bounty Hunters along with Race The Flux, local Castlebar band New Sunset Hotel and Pearse McLoughlin entertain the crowds at Bar Ritz all for a price of €5. The annual tour shines a very bright spotlight on Ireland’s best new music talent. IMRO showcases Ireland’s most exciting emerging acts at the best Irish venues across the country. This year saw a record breaking response to the call for entries, with more than 600 submissions made from young Irish acts hoping to take part in the tour. After much serious deliberation, IMRO has announced the dates, venues, and line-ups for the 2011 IMRO Showcase Tour.

IMRO Showcase comes to Castlebar

The 2011 IMRO Showcase comes to Castlebar’s Bar Ritz (Mulroys Bar) on September 17 in association with Finbar Hoban Presents. On the night expect to see Limerick group Fox Jaw Bounty Hunters along with Race The Flux, New Sunset Hotel, and Pearse McLoughlin entertain the crowds at Bar Ritz all for a price of €5.

Finbar Hoban Presents goes to the movies

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Finbar Hoban Presents... takes a trip to the movies on Saturday August 20 as a very special screening of the 1984 cult sci-fi classic The Terminator will take place at Bar Ritz in Castlebar.

New Castlebar music festival committee to be formed

There was a great turn out at the recent meeting to discuss a proposed new festival in Castlebar at Bar Ritz on Tuesday June 28. A second meeting has being arranged next Tuesday July 12 at 8pm to put forward a working committee for the coming year.

New Castlebar music festival committee to be formed

There was a great turn out at the recent meeting to discuss a proposed new festival in Castlebar at Bar Ritz on Tuesday June 28. A second meeting has being arranged next Tuesday July 12 at 8pm to put forward a working committee for the coming year.

The Minutes to headline Father Ted fancy dress party

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Father Ted will be the order of the night next Saturday night, July 16, as Finbar Hoban Presents... Father Ted fancy dress party with live music coming from The Minutes with support from Dead School and C O Neill and Co. Prizes will be held for best dressed Father Ted character and there will be a mock Mass to entertain everybody with Father Ted and Father Dougal and Father Jack presiding over the ceremonies. Mrs Doyle will also be on hand to offer you a nice cup of tea and Marc Conway will provide the soundtrack for the evening with Ghost Town.

Public meeting to discuss proposed new Castlebar music festival

A public meeting will take place next Tuesday, June 28, in Bar Ritz, Main Street, Castlebar, at 8pm about the prospect of replacing the Blues Festival with a new music festival in Castlebar.

 

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