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Bagatelle are an Irish rock band that first formed in County Wicklow in August 1978 and are widely known for their popular pop hits such as “Second Violin”, “Leeson Street Lady” and “Summer in Dublin”, their best known song. “Flight of Earls” has also become one of the most popular Irish emigration songs.
Fellow Irish musician Bono has even commented on the impact that Bagatelle had on U2 in the early days of their career. They have also shared stages with artists such as Bob Marley, Don McLean and Jose Feliciano. Their albums were produced by Phil Coulter and the late Gus Dudgeon, who also produced for David Bowie and Elton John. Bagatelle appeared on the “Self Aid” concert in the mid-1980s with U2 and Van Morrison.
Over the years, the band has had various changes of members, but, currently it has four main performers – Ken, pianist and lead vocalist Liam Reilly, drummer Seanie Devitt and lead guitarist Kurt Schefter. Their collection of albums include ‘Boat’ (1980), ‘Waterfall’ (1981), Are We Keeping You Up? (1982), ‘Gold: The Best of Bagatelle’ (1985), ‘Cry Away the Night’ (1987) and ‘Under the Covers’ (2010), recorded and released on Irish record label Celtic Collections.
If you’re a fan, don’t miss these guys at The Venue Cork on the 12th October. It could be one of their last gigs in their Final Year Tour!