IMRO host special night for legendary Dundalk band Bagatelle
To celebrate their phenomenal 40 years on the road, IMRO recently hosted a special evening of live music and chat with iconic Dundalk band Bagatelle.
On the night the band was presented with special IMRO awards in recognition of their 40 anniversary and their contribution to original Irish music.
Bagatelle began their musical career back in 1978 and since then they have remained ever popular on the Irish music circuit worldwide. Over the course of their forty years, they’ve had several number one hit singles with what would become Iconic songs like Summer In Dublin, Second Violin and ‘Trump Card.
With Platinum and Gold status album sales, plus classic emigration songs like Streets Of New York Flight of Earls Bainbridge Avenue and Boston Rose, all written of course by Lead Singer/Songwriter Liam Reilly, Bagatelle have remained a firm favourite with Irish audiences across the globe.
Over the course of their 40 years, the band have shared the stage and performed with international legends such as Bob Marley, John Denver, The Pogues, Duran Duran, The Pretenders, Van Morrison, U2, UB40, George Michael, Jose Feliciano to name just a few.
Just over two years ago Bagatelle completed their “Final Year Tour” and retired after that (for all of about three months !!). Bored and not touring the band then played a major series of “One For The Road’ sold out gigs.
Bagatelle are set to place at The Carnbeg Hotel in Dundalk on Saturday June 22! It’s sure to be another big night!