Operated by by sister company Rising Moon Productions, our dedicated events space can be used for theatre, comedy, live music, events and everything in between.
Events in August–September 2022
MORGANWAY - Live
MORGANWAY - Live
Award Winning UK country rock band Morganway come to The Kings Arms to perform a special intimate live acoustic show on Friday 18th March. The band will be playing songs off their critically acclaimed debut album as well as brand new songs including their new single ‘Come Over’.
Striking six-part harmonies, energetic rhythms, catchy songs, and a fiercely formidable live act – Morganway have made quite the impression on the UK’s rising Americana scene. This Americana rock band is “like no other band out there right now…reminiscent of Fleetwood Mac” (Entertainment Focus).
Gráinne Hunt - contemporary nu-folk singer/songwriter.
Grainne has a rich background in performance and song writing. She is an experienced and versatile professional musician with a demonstrated history of working in the Arts. She has a music degree and some formal training in guitar and vocals.
With captivating vocals &insightful songs, she has toured extensively and performed on stage in Ireland, UK, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Czech, Austria, Slovenia and the US.
She has shared stages with Glen Hansard, opened for Gladys Knight and Eagle Eye Cherry, Declan O’Rourke, the Bay City Rollers and Kane Brown. Her influences range from The Dubliners to Joni Mitchell, and from Mary Black to John Mayer.
Her ‘gorgeous new album’ (RTE Radio 1), This Secret, was released in September 2019. ‘[A] seamlessly gentle fusion of Irish folk & Nashville backing, together with Gráinne’s gorgeous, slightly throaty vocal delivery’ (FolkRadio.co.uk), it was recorded with Grammy nominated Thomm Jutz (Nanci Griffith) & features the skills of Mark Fain (Ry Cooder) on bass & Lynn Williams (John Hiatt) on drums.
Alongside her solo project, Grainne is involved in
- Songs from Ireland - Irish traditional/classical project with award-winning guitarist Brendan Walsh. Album released April 2019.
- Hibsen - a recent collaboration with Jim Murphy. Together they have written 15 songs to reflect James Joyce’s Dubliners. Thanks to Arts Council funding, this album of songs has been recorded and will be released in early 2023
- club – in 2020 Gráinne founded an online songwriting group to support other musicians in their songwriting.
Following Covid lockdowns and cancellations, Gráinne took the time to focus on creating and collaborating. She performed for #IrelandPerforms, founded songwritercircle.club, created the first #AdventCalendarOfSong (recordings of 24 Christmas songs released on social media in Dec’20) and joined U2, Glen Hansard, & others for The Late Late Show Charity Busk raising €1.5m for the Simon Community. 2021 saw over 35 songs written, a focus vocal, guitar and home-recording skills, the launch of her #1981series, and some shows, live and streamed. Gráinne saw out 2021 with a full band live recording in Iontas Theatre, she has just completed the Kildare Creatives Development Programme with the Local Enterprise Office Kildare and is joining the cast of new folk musical In the Midst of Plenty this summer.
Gráinne is currently compiling songs for her next record, that will be recorded later this year.