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IABS NATIONAL MALE QUARTET : Castlebar, Oct 2015

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ROAD TO THE RISING : Dublin, April 2015

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COBALT CAFE : Dublin Tea Festival, 2014

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CD LAUNCH : National Concert Hall Dublin, 2015

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SUMMER AFTERNOON CONCERTS : Castletown House

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4 in a Bar at the Cobalt Cafe Dublin 2014
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ARAS AN UACHTARAIN: Garden party, June 2015

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Champions of Vocal Harmony:



Award-winning 4 IN A BAR is one of Ireland’s most loved vocal ensembles. Eoin, Tristan, Paul and Shane - current recipients of the IABS International Male Voice Quartet Award (and five-time Gold Medal winners) - have a passion for close harmony and Barbershop singing, as seen in their charismatic concert performances.

 

The guys enjoy a year-round schedule of engagements from high-profile to low, including performing for the President of Ireland at Áras an Uachtaráin, Dublin, national and international TV coverage in commercials for companies like Meteor, Easons, Wimax internet and Guinness, jingle recordings for RTÉ, Newstalk FM and other radio stations, international competitions and festival performances. They are especially known for their antics every year at the RDS Horse Show.

 

Recent releases include the album ‘Hide and Seek’ ('Album of the Week', Aug 2015, RTÉ Lyric FM). Their varied style covers everything from classical music to traditional, pop and rock. Their arrangements are written in-house by Eoin, who puts the group’s unique stamp on everything they perform.

Chat to Paul, quartet manager, with any request: info@4inabar.com or 0863817070

News & events:

  • Christmas concert Freemasons Lodge Dublin
    December 17th, 8pm:
    Christmas Concert.
    GUESTS: the Ramparts

    This Christmas, join us in the elegant Grand Lodge of the Freemason's Hall on Molesworth Street as we present a new collection of seasonal music.
    Singing music from Renaissance Spain, Baroque Germany, the UK and, of course, Ireland, we eventually get to your favourite Christmas song: the crooner classics by the fireside and the silly songs for the kids. Hallelujah chorus for four voices? Not a problem.
    Plus we're joined by the excellent Ramparts, a young male-voice ensemble that will lift the roof!

    For full program details and tickets, please visit here.

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    FEBRUARY 16, 1PM
    "SONGS OF LOVE"
    THE NATIONAL CONCERT HALL

    4 in a Bar returns to the NCH with their celebrated concert programme of love music throughout the ages – all seven types of love, according to the Ancient Greeks!
    We begin with Jacobean-era courtly love, Renaissance piety, Moore's Irish melodies and music in the years around 1916. In full vocal harmony, enjoy hits from the musicals, Sinatra, The Beatles, Christina Perri, U2 and the Jungle Book – songs of romance, flirting, friendship, family, universal peace and charity.
    Come and share the love!
    Tickets

  • video music
    OUT NOW:
    New Promo Video
    From No. 22, Dublin

    We found this beautiful little venue and thought 'wouldn't it be nice to record some video there?'... Thanks to the good people at No. 22 and John and team of TickTock Films, that plan came to fruition and now you can enjoy 4 in a Bar in action from the comfort of your own home.

    But, em, please come to our concerts!

  • video music
    OUT NOW:
    HIDE & SEEK ON SPOTIFY

    Available now, we hope you'll listen to our new album on Spotify here. And please: tell your friends!

    Our album is also available to download through iTunes here, and through various other platforms. Enjoy!

  • video music
    new music video:
    'hide and seek'

    Last year we launched our second album, entitled 'Hide and Seek' and we've been slowly getting around to creating a music video to fit the mood of the song.

    Finally, with the help of the talented Paul Warde (streamcast.ie) and the Irish Georgian Society, we acheived that and we hope you like it - the result is higher up on this page. Please share if you like it!

    We also have some other new videos on our YouTube channel.

  • weddings wedding music church civil reception ireland
    wedding enquiries

    Around this time of year in particular, we're welcoming all interested couples to get in touch about their wedding music. Whether you need Classical music for your church ceremony, spiritual or secular sounds for your civil ceremony or lively tunes for your reception, we can do it all! Also, have a listen to some of our audio samples on our media page, look us up on Facebook or drop us a quick email to info@4inabar.com

  • concert cashel ireland bru boru barbershop
    March 27th, 8pm:
    evening Concert.
    Bru Boru, cashel

    Having performed in Cashel a number of times to wonderful audiences, we look forward to returning there on March 27th this year for another evening of harmony and fun.
    We will be showcasing many of our new songs especially for the students of St. John the Baptist Girls School.
    Tickets are available through the Bru Boru website.

  • nch national concert hall dublin
    EASTER MONDAY, APRIL 6:
    Road to the Rising, 1916.
    O'Connell Street, Dublin

    4 in a Bar is delighted to have been invited to perform in the Road to the Rising celebrations on Easter Monday, April 6th this year.

    We will start the day in RTÉ studios, singing and 'talking barbershop' with John Murray live on air (RTÉ Radio 1). Later we take the stage on O'Connell Street at 12noon and 2pm (approx) to perform some 1916-era songs in close harmony, while our newly recorded version of Macushla will be broadcast on the History programme on Radio 1 between 1:30 and 3pm.

  • Bloom in the Park, Phoenix Park Dublin summer festival
    JUNE 1, 2PM:
    BLOOM IN THE PARK
    PHOENIX PARK, DUBLIN

    Bloom in the Park is Ireland's leading horticulture and food festival which takes place each year over the June Bank Holiday. Bloom, which is organised by Bord Bia, is now in it's 9th year.

    This year, 4 in a Bar will be strolling the stands and stages of Bloom on Monday 1st from 2-5pm, singing wherever we go!

    For more details, please visit http://bloominthepark.com/

  • President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins, Aras an Uachtarain, Phoenix Park Dublin
    JUNE 27, afternoon:
    PRESIDENTIAL GARDEN PARTY
    ARAS AN UACHTARAIN

    4 in a Bar is once again honoured to return to Áras an Uachtaráin to sing for our President, this time Michael Higgins, his family and guests.

  • President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins, Aras an Uachtarain, Phoenix Park Dublin
    JULY 3, afternoon:
    4TH OF JULY CELEBRATIONS
    US AMBASSADOR'S RESIDENCE,
    PHOENIX PARK, DUBLIN

    What 4 in a Bar, the Bugle Babes, FORQ, Wyvern Lingo, the Booka Brass Band, Moxie, Brian Casey and the Dublin City Rounders all got in common? Yep, we're all performing for US Ambassador Mr. Kevin O'Malley, his family and guests at the annual 4th of July bash.
    http://dublin.usembassy.gov/news/events-outreach/independence-day-2015-with-picnic-in-the-park.html

  • Drogheda DroicheaD Arts summer festival
    JULY 4, 8PM:
    PRIVATE EVENING CONCERT
    DROICHEAD ARTS CENTRE
    DROGHEDA

    4 in a Bar travels to Drogheda, the town of the seven spires for our first ever concert performance there.
    An invite-only event for the Friends of Droichead Arts Centre, we look forward to presenting a programme of variety and fun, showcasing our developments this year.

  • Castletown House, Maynooth
    JULY 5, 2PM:
    SUMMER SONGS
    CASTLETOWN HOUSE, CO. KILDARE

    We return to the beautiful Castletown House to share with you the sweet sound of summer with a program that ranges from 15th-century madrigals right up to contemporary hits.
    In this public, free-of charge concert, we offer a sneak preview of some of the songs from our upcoming album.
    Children are welcome; this will be a musical delight for all ages!

  • Terenure Village Market
    JULY 31, 8PM:
    EVENING CONCERT
    CAVAN CRYSTAL HOTEL

    On Friday 31st we break for the border and look forward to making our Cavan debut!
    Hosted in the Cavan Crystal Hotel in a relaxed setting, we will share an evening concert of harmony and variety.
    Presented by the Cavan Singers - who will also perform - with the support of Cavan Arts. Special thanks to Paul Flynn, MD. Please see the Cavan Arts website for details.

  • Terenure Village Marketl
    AUGUST 1, 1PM:
    FESTIVAL PERFORMANCE
    TERENURE VILLAGE MARKET
    DROGHEDA

    The Terenure Village Market is a great place to unwind on a summer Saturday. Lots of hot food stalls, yummy cakes, barista coffee, fresh juices, beautiful paintings, crafts, kids entertainment and lots lots more!
    It runs from 11-4pm but we'll be singing around 1:30pm for an hour - hope to see you there!

    http://iloveterenure.ie/village-market/

  • nch national concert hall dublin
    AUGUST 7, 1PM:
    LUNCHTIME CONCERT & CD launch:
    The National Concert Hall

    At our National Concert Hall concert on February 3rd, we announced our FundIt campaign which would help us raise sufficient funds to record our new album. Thanks to many generous donations, we succeeded in eaching our target
    and will officially launch the completed, brand-new album at the NCH at 1pm on August 7th.

    Details and tickets can be found here.



  • RDS Horse Show Dublin Ireland August Discover
    AUG 5-9, 4-7PM:
    4inabar sings five days at the RDS Horse Show!

    Having been regular performers now for a number of years, we are very happy to be invited back to the RDS for more horsing around (sigh..) at the annual RDS Horse Show.
    With specially-written songs like 'My Lovely Horse' and 'The Lone Ranger', we hope you will hear us at various locations around the grounds.

  • RDS Horse Show Dublin Ireland August Discover
    AUG 22, 2-4PM:
    AFTERNOON TEA & VOCAL HARMONY
    PHOENIX PARK VISITOR CENTRE

    If you haven't before visited the sunny courtyard of the Phoenix Park Visitor centre or strolled the walled gardens after some cafe nibbles, then you've missed out.
    As one of the gems of Dublin city, we love heading for Phoenix Park and look forward to singing for you in the outdoor cafe area.
    Directions and details will be online here soon: http://www.phoenixpark.ie/visitorcentre/

  • Taste of Donegal Food Festival
    AUG 28, 7PM:
    OPENING CEREMONY,
    TASTE OF DONEGAL FOOD FESTIVAL

    Travelling up to beautiful Donegal, we look forward to feasting well at the Taste of Donegal Food Festival 2015. After we sing at the launch of the festival in Donegal town, we will then stroll the stalls in song, sampling the goods wherever we can!
    For full details, visit: www.atasteofdonegal.com

  • video music
    OCT 2-4 2015:
    IABS CONVENTION
    ROYAL THEATRE, CASTLEBAR

    This October, 4 in a Bar will join barbershop singers from around Ireland and the rest of the world in the annual Convention of the Irish Association of Barbershop Singing.
    This year the competitions will be held on the prestigious Theatre Royal, Castlebar.
    For full details, please visit the Convention website here.

  • video music
    DEC 22, 7:30PM:
    ARDÚ AND FRIENDS, IN CONCERT.
    MARITIME MUSEUM, DUN LAOGHAIRE

    Don't miss your chance to hear three of Ireland's finest musical acts in one night! Join Ardú, Chloe Agnew and 4 in a Bar at the for a night of festive classics as part of the Dun Laoghaire Christmas Festival. All ticket proceeds going to Irish charity Calcutta Connect. Space is limited so book now! Tickets available here
    Event information here

  • Chloe Agnew video music
    JAN 16, 8PM:
    INTRODUCING CHLOE AGNEW
    NATIONAL CONCERT HALL

    Known internationally as a star of the hit show 'Celtic Woman', Chloe Agnew is now carving out her own style and establishing herself as a solo performer extraordinaire.
    4 in a Bar looks forward to joining her on the NCH stage for a very special blend of voices, our first performance with Chloe.

    Tickets and details can be found here.

  • video music
    MARCH 4-6:
    IABS BOOTCAMP WEEKEND
    ATHLONE

    Every year, IABS hosts an intense coaching weekend, AKA 'Bootcamp'. Held in the Radisson Blue Hotel, Athlone, singers will enjoy the coaching of Cherry Hartshorn, director of 'Ireland Unlimited' Ladies National Chorus and Linda Corcoran, director of the Irish National Mens chorus 'Harmony Federation' (also director of the Gold Medal Chorus 'Great Western' in the UK.)
    For more info, please visit the Convention website here.

  • video music
    FEBRUARY 16, 1PM
    "SONGS OF LOVE"
    THE NATIONAL CONCERT HALL

    4 in a Bar returns to the NCH with their celebrated concert programme of love music throughout the ages – all seven types of love, according to the Ancient Greeks!
    We begin with Jacobean-era courtly love, Renaissance piety, Moore's Irish melodies and music in the years around 1916. In full vocal harmony, enjoy hits from the musicals, Sinatra, The Beatles, Christina Perri, U2 and the Jungle Book – songs of romance, flirting, friendship, family, universal peace and charity.
    Come and share the love!
    Tickets

  • Easter Rising 2916 O'Connell Street Dublin Commemoration
    MARCH 28, AFTERNOON:
    1916 CENTENARY CELEBRATION
    SMITHFIELD SQUARE, DUBLIN

    Remembering one of the most important dates in Irish history, Ireland now has much to celebrate. And this is where we come in...

    Singing from the top of a beautiful vintage tram to the assembled crowds, we will sing music from the revolution period - in harmony, of course! Macushla, the Last Rose of Summer and more. It will be a great day to be Irish!

    Details can be found here.

  • Castletown House IADA Antiques Fair
    APRIL 9, 2-4PM:
    IADA ANTIQUES FAIR
    CASTLETOWN HOUSE, KILDARE

    The Irish Antiques Dealers Association arrives at the glorious Castletown House in April this year, occupying the Stable Wing and Conference Centre. Bringing some music to the day, you'll hear us around the venue from time to time - listen out for our own auction song called 'Sold!'

    Many thanks to Linda and the team at Castletown for having us - such a beautiful location, wonderfully run and always with a warm welcome.

  • video music
    MAY 20: NAAS
    MCAULEY PLACE, 8PM

    MAY 21: CArlow
    VISUAL ARTS CENTRE, 8PM

    JUNE 10: DUBLIN
    NATIONAL CONCERT HALL, 1PM

    JUNE 22: GALWAY
    NUN'S iSLAND THEATRE, 8:30PM

    JUNE 24: ENNISCORTHY
    PRESENTATION CENTRE, 8PM

  • BABS BRITISH BARBERSHOP HARROWGATE UK
    MAY 27-30:
    THE BRITISH ASSOCIATION OF
    BARBERSHOP SINGING: 2016 CONVENTION
    HARROWGATE, YORKSHIRE, UK

    As IABS winners of the Male Quartet Gold Medal, we are rewarded with an opportunity to compete in other European conventions. This year, we'll be travelling across the water to join the good people of BABS.

    We'll be competing for a score sufficiently high that we may then be eligible to compete in July 2017 in the USA, the home of barbershop. Wish us luck! :)



  • BABS BRITISH BARBERSHOP HARROWGATE UK
    JUNE 2, 6:30-8:30pm:
    BLOOM IN THE PARK 2016
    PHOENIX PARK, DUBLIN

    Last year, only the plants were happy. It was a wet, cold, blustery, waistcoat-curling experience... some lovely vendors took pity on us and fed us strawberries! We sang our little shivering hearts out but Mother Nature wasn't sympathetic...

    This year, we PROMISE to singing in a blaze of evening sunshine, smelling the roses and running through fields of green. Just in case, we will have on hand our new 4 in a Bar red-and-white striped umbrellas!
    That's right, folks; there's no flies on 4 in a Bar!

    http://bloominthepark.com/



  • video music
    OCT 7-9:
    IABS 2016 CONVENTION
    City hall, cork

    In October, barbershop singers from around Ireland and the world gather at the annual Convention of the Irish Association of Barbershop Singing, this year held in Cork.

    We'll be singing in the Friday evening show with a new arrangement a U2 song (shh, it's a surprise!) and competing again on Saturday afternoon in the International section with two songs - 'Beautiful Dreamer' and 'Something Tells Me I'm Into Something Good'. Fingers crossed!

    For full details, please visit the Convention website here.

  • nch national concert hall dublin
    DECEMBER 1, 1:05PM:
    LUNCHTIME christmas CONCERT!
    The JOHN FIELD ROOM @ THE National Concert Hall

    "Gold, frankincense ... and Barbershop!'
    Presenting our variety program of Christmas music, we have ancient music by Victoria (C. 15th, Spain), a new arrangement of Handel's Hallelujah! and beautiful contemporary music by Michael McGlynn (director of Anuna)

    Also hear our new, jazzy 'White Christmas' and fantastic guest vocalist Leanne Fitzgerald to sing 'Santa Baby'!

    Details and tickets can be found here.



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