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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

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 - proud holders 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 including performing for the President of Ireland at Áras an Uachtaráin, Dublin, national and international TV coverage in commercials for companies like Topaz, 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 and their packed-out Christmas concerts.

 

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

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

News & events:

  • Christmas concert freemasons masonic lodge hall dublin
    DECEMBER 1 & 2, 8PM
    TWO CHRISTMAS CONCERTS!
    The Grand Masonic Lodge of Ireland, Molesworth St, D2

    This year, our Christmas concert includes ancient music by Victoria (C. 15th, Spain), our majestic arrangement of Handel's Hallelujah!, beautiful contemporary music by Michael McGlynn (director of Anuna) and our awesome new 'Festival of Carols in Two Minutes'.
    On Dec 1st we will be joined by the Trinitones, the college ensemble responsible for redefining the term 'cool'.
    Guest act on Dec 2nd TBC.
    Tickets on sale September 10th, available here and on EventBrite.



  • switzerland bern zurich basel concerts
    2019: Jan 18, 19, 21
    4 in a Bar in SWITZERLAND:
    Zurich, Basel, Bern

    Arriving with a concert program of Irish music, Classical repertoire and some Swiss melodies too, 4 in a Bar is looking forward to seeing the snowy valleys of Switzerland in their first foreign tour of 2019.

    Venues in Zurich, Basel and Bern are yet to be confirmed, but full details will be posted here in the coming weeks.
    We would love to hear from anyone living in Switzerland for tips on travel, what to see, do, eat and drink - hopefully we'll meet after our concert!
    info@4inabar.com



  • Irish harmony concert
    2019: March 15, 1pm
    'The Queen of the Rushes' - the Vocal Harmony of Ireland
    The National Concert HALL

    In celebration of Saint Patrick's Day and all things Irish, 4 in a Bar returns to the NCH with its concert program dedicated to the music of Ireland, an exposé of airs, ballads, jigs and melodies old and new. 

    This unique concert includes new arrangements by Eoin Conway, contemporary Classical works by composers Seán Doherty and Michael McGlynn, ancient Irish tunes and the work of Romantic, Anglo-Irish composers such as C. V. Stanford and John Field. Enjoy also the guys' foot-tapping traditional jig, a heart-stirring arrangement of The Parting Glass and music by Van Morrison and U2. 

    Full details coming soon.

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    2019: June 28, 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 madrigals, 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!
    Ticket details coming soon.

  • Portico Ards Portaferry County Down Irish harmony concert
    May 12, 8pm:
    'The vocal harmony of Ireland'
    Portico at Ards.

    4 in a Bar travels north with its new concert program dedicated to the music of Ireland, an exposé of airs, ballads, jigs and melodies old and new. 

    This unique concert includes new arrangements by Eoin Conway, contemporary Classical works by composers Seán Doherty and Michael McGlynn, ancient Irish tunes and the work of Romantic, Anglo-Irish composers such as C. V. Stanford and John Field. Enjoy also the guys' foot-tapping traditional jig, a new, heart-stirring arrangement of The Parting Glass and music by Van Morrison and U2. 

    Full details on FB here.
    TICKETS at this link
    Or call: (+44) 028 4272 8808

  • Portico Ards Portaferry County Down Irish harmony concert
    June 15, 1pm:
    10-year anniversary concert.
    The National Concert HALL, duBLIN

    Around this time ten years ago, four singing friends were drawn together in search of fresh inspiration. Then one night, by pale laptop light they peered through a YouTube window into the American world of barbershop harmony singing and thought: Let's do that! 

    The rest is history, and this year the quartet celebrates its longevity with its most popular concert programme to date: 'The Vocal Harmony of Ireland'. Afterwards a drinks reception will be held with ten-year retrospective for the craic.

    For full concert details please visit our Facebook event here.

    TICKETS at this link.
    Or: 01 4170000

  • 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/



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    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.

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