Updated Rí Rá Las Vegas Entertainment Listing
Guests can enjoy live, authentic Irish music nightly during dinner and evening hours with many of the bands coming directly from Ireland.
The Black Donnellys
Oct. 1, 2, 3, 6, 15, 16, 17, 20, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27, 29, 30 and 31 at 8:45 p.m.
Oct. 4, 5, 18, 19, 25 and 26 at 9 p.m.
Nov 1 and 2 at 9 p.m.
Nov. 3 at 8:45 p.m.
The Black Donnellys are a traditional / folk rock band consisting of Dave Browne and Dave Rooney. Browne, who is also a Guinness World Record holder for marathon guitar playing, plays mandolin and guitar, while Rooney, who is known for his unique voice, sings lead vocals. The band performs a fun selection of folk and traditional Irish songs that provide an entertaining introduction to the historical origins of Irish music. In October 2014, the band contributed to Rí Rá’s Guinness World Record for longest concert by multiple artists. The Black Donnellys will have a special guest Oct 1 through Oct. 6.
Rory & The Island
Oct. 8, 9, 10 and 13 at 8:45 p.m.
International Irish artists, Rory & The Island have had 10 top 40 songs in the Irish iTunes rock charts. Lead by Rory Gallagher, the group is comprised by Gallagher and Sean Magee. Rory has toured the world performing at sold-out shows in Dublin, Belfast, Galway, Glasgow and London.
Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones (DWTYW)
Nov. 5, 6, 7 and 10 at 8:45 p.m.
Nov. 8 and 9 at 9 p.m.
Recognized for embracing traditional Irish music, Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones will bring Ireland’s past to Ri Ra Las Vegas with their Irish folk group sound. Warfield’s 50years of experience paired with the talent and energy of The Young Wolfe Tones bring the older tradition of Irish balladry into a new age. The story of Ireland is transmitted in their music and song and illuminated by the outstanding musicianship of three wonderful ambassadors of a new generation of traditional players. Derek Warfield and The Young Wolfe Tones deliver Ireland’s traditional music and folk songs with an energy and skill that shows the quality of contemporaries within that tradition.
All Folk’d Up
Nov. 12, 13, 14, 17, 19, 20, 21 24, 26, 27 and 28; Dec. 1 at 8:45 p.m.
Nov. 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 and 30 at 9 p.m.
All Folk’d Up is known for the groups Contemporary Irish Folk sounds and rip-roaring live shows with catchy banjo hooks and solos. All Folk’d Up offer an eclectic mix of classic sounds from traditional Folk and Rock music mixed with a modern twist. Stephen McElvogue’s Irish sound and ability to play any instrument pairs well with Pauric Mohan’s banjo and vocals. Together the Irish duo have become one of the most exciting sounds of Ireland.
Every Monday at 8:45 p.m.
A permanent entertainment fixture in Irish pubs throughout Las Vegas for more than a decade, John Windsor is a multi-talented performer who provides nonstop entertainment throughout his sets by blending guitar, harmonica and amazing vocals into one spectacular performance.
About Rí Rá Las Vegas
Crafted in the warm pub style of 19th century Ireland, Rí Rá Las Vegas is located inside The Shoppes at Mandalay Place. The authentic Irish pub features a multitude of artifacts that were carefully restored in Wicklow, Ireland and shipped to their new home in Las Vegas. Rí Rá Las Vegas contains an authentic Victorian Shop bar that began its life in Ireland in the 1880s, a whiskey bar adorned with an original glazed jewelry cabinet from 1900, an oak floor from a whiskey distillery and an 8-foot-tall, 500-pound carved plaster statue of St. Patrick dating back to 1850. The pub hosts live entertainment seven nights a week in a music room constructed with artifacts dating back to 1890 from the Olympia Theater in Dublin, Ireland. Born and raised in Dublin, Rí Rá Las Vegas owners David Kelly and Ciaran Sheehan have been close friends since they were 14-years-old. Kelly and Sheehan later partnered with Jay Luther, whom Kelly met while working for Guinness. Rí Rá Las Vegas is one of nine pubs the trio has opened in the U.S.