47 Casimir Road,
Dublin 6W, Ireland
1 492 3307
O'Leary and The Bards are firmly established
among the top entertainers in Ireland today and have several hit songs to their
credit. Equally at home in concert, cabaret, festivals or corporate entertainment,
they will enhance any event with their unique blend of music, song and humour.
O'Leary and the Bards are associated in the popular mind with their comedy
hit songs, equally strong facet of the group is their ability to render a
wide range of more serious and contemporary material, together with exciting
instrumental arrangements of traditional Irish music. In addition to their
humorous songs, a typical live show includes contemporary songs such as "The
Railway Hotel" and "Shaney Boy"; the classic ballad, "The Isle of Innisfree";
the haunting traditional air of "Roisin Dubh"; the hilariously outrageous
"Turf Song"; and not forgetting the song which produced that rare Irish greeting
and catchphrase "How's She Cuttin?"
As well as their performances throughout Ireland, The Bards tour extensively
abroad. They appear regularly in England, Scotland, Wales, Europe and the
United States and in recent years have taken their music to places as far
away as Hong Kong, Singapore, Kuala Lumpar, Indonesia, Baghdad and Dubai and
they are regular visitors to Iceland.
The group's recordings receive regular airplay both in Ireland and abroad
and over the years they have appeared on many major TV shows on RTE, BBC,
ITV, UTV and other networks.
If you have an opportunity to see and hear Diarmuid O'Leary and the Bards,
you will certainly enjoy their blend of music, song and humour and come away
filled with the enthusiasm which they generate everywhere they play.