barleyshakes1Brewed in Ireland and distilled in Australia the Barleyshakes are a Celtic band with world music influences who combine intense energy, beautiful harmony and driving dance rhythms in their live performances. Adored throughout Australia and beyond for their “bent” Irish sound, they are winners of the Queensland Music Award for World Music, and popular regulars at Woodford Folk Festival.

“The tradition of Irish music is long, deep and wide and remarkably brilliant. That the Barleyshakes manage to hold hands with this awesome history while simultaneously infusing it with a fresh and contemporary spirit is remarkable. Their latest album “Fringe Dwellers” is beautifully recorded, spacious and filled with scintillating musical conversations.”

The Barleyshakes
Saturday 16th July
The West End Sessions
cnr Vulture & Sussex Sts West End

Contact Details:
The West End Sessions T: 073844 3557 (Venue)
E: music @

The West End Sessions is an alcohol-free listening room right in the heart of the cafe and bar district of West End, Brisbane (book for dinner before or after a show!). The music featured includes folk, acoustic, jazz and world music from around the world. Supper is provided for a gold coin donation. Under 18s are welcome with an adult guardian.

Parking available in Sussex St and surrounds – get in early for a car park. Disability access is available via ramp and side door on Sussex St.

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