What a great achievement for a band to reach its 30th Anniversary and for its music/songs to still be as popular now as they were way back then! Yes, in the 80’s Bagatelle had so many great hits. “Summer in Dublin” kick started this amazing run of hits; songs that would become household favourites in Ireland and eventually all over the globe.
From humble beginnings and endless gigs, Bagatelle toured Ireland for two years and then found ‘overnight’ success when “Summer in Dublin” went straight to No. 1 and was followed by several hits like Second Violin, Trump Card, Leeson Street Lady, All Fall Down Philadelphia, Johnny Set ‘Em Up, Love is the Reason, I Need You, to name a few. These songs certainly stood the test of time, as indeed the band themselves have, still sounding as good as ever!
Bagatelle continue to tour in far flung places across Europe, US, United Emirates, China as well as in Ireland. They will be in Pullough next week as part of the Pullough Festival. They kick off the festival itself with a gig at the Pull Inn on Thursday, July 28.
In their 30 years on the music scene, Bagatelle, have shared stages with U2, Bob Marley, Thin Lizzy, Van Morrison to name a few. Not to mention others who have recorded their songs including Phil Coulter, Johnny McEvoy, James Galway, Wolfe Tones, Tommy Flemming, etc. Their hit “Summer in Dublin” has 85 cover versions recorded worldwide so far. So head along to the Pull Inn next week to hear them do the original version themselves.