4 in a Bar presented by Cavan Singers in association with Cavan County Council arts office at Cavan Crystal Hotel on Friday 31 July at 8pm.
4 in a Bar is Ireland's leading vocal harmony and barbershop quartet. They have won many awards and medals, having won the IABS (Irish Association of Barbershop Singing) Gold Medal for quartet singing in 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2013. In 2009, they represented Ireland at European level competitions (Eindhoven) – the only Irish vocal group to ever qualify to do so.
Eoin, Tristan, Paul and Shane come from different parts from Ireland but all live and work in Dublin, where they met each other on the singing scene. From this busy world of cathedral choirs, opera productions, movie soundtracks and recording studios, the search for a bit of mischief and close-harmony singing led them to the youTube clips of world-champion US quartets and thus a curiosity about barbershop was sparked. Having ordered some sheet music online, the guys got together and the rest is history...
Repertoire-wise, 4 in a Bar covers every sort of style, even writing new songs when requested. Classical, spiritual, traditional, Irish, pop, rock - it's been done. Eoin is the group's main arranger, responsible for everything from radio jingles to more complex arrangements of pieces like The Scientist, No surprises, Can't take my eyes off you and others.
In 2011, they recorded and released their first album to a full house at the Workman's Club on Dublin's quays. Entitled 'Introducing: 4 in a Bar', the CD showcases a wide selection of barbershop music.
Cavan Singers will perform on the night in what promises to be an extravaganza of choral delight.
8pm on Friday, 31st July, 2015.
Venue is the Trinity Suite at the Crystal Hotel. The price of the ticket is €10 and available from Cavan Gifts and at the door on the night!