Dear friends and fellow music lovers,

I regretfully inform you that The Black Malabar will cease to trade at 3 Tudor St, Newcastle West as from the 8 January 2018. The owners and creators of this wonderful venue will be taking back control of the venue formerly known as The Unorthodox Church of Groove. It has been a fantastic yet challenging journey running such a unique venue in this country. I have had the privilege of meeting some of the most inspiring performance artists from all corners of the globe.

It is a personal decision that hasn't been taken lightly, and who knows what the future may hold for The Black Malabar. On a positive note, however keep an eye out for future events/performances that are planned at 3 Tudor St, Newcastle West.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank our family and friends for all the support you have given over the past year, to all the bands, duos, soloists and comedians who have put on some great shows and of course to all of you who have come and supported The Black Malabar. I would also like have a special mention to Paul Carruthers and Suzie Darling, Peter Shaddock of Shaddock Architects, Damian Wright, Paulina Mangano of The Business Centre, Allan Brady, the Wilkinsons from Newcastle Signforce, The Black Malabar staff Kirsten, Izzy, Rijke, Donna, TJ, Tom, Pat and Ellie and my parents Lynne and Scott Perrington. Your tireless efforts have been appreciated and I could not have asked for a better team around me.

So come along to The Black Malabar's final show "Breaking Trad" from Ireland on the 7th January.



Breaking Trad - Sunday January 7

“Breaking Trad are reviving Irish music. With a fresh and modern twist with powerhouse tunes and exquisite vocals, they will leave you wanting more!’

Breaking Trad is made up of Dónal Murphy (Accordion), from Abbeyfeale,West Limerick, a winner of numerous All-Ireland titles on both Button Accordion and Melodeon, Niall Murphy (Fiddle) from Camlough, South Armagh, a winner of multiple awards including All-Ireland Senior Fiddle competition, Fiddler Of Dooney and Fiddler of Oriel, and also Mike Galvin (Guitar/Vocals) who has vast experience working in a wide range of musical styles from Rock and Roll to Irish Traditional. Between them, they have toured extensively around the world, performing at major festivals and music venues and touring with some of the biggest names in several different music genres including Four Men and a Dog, Cara Dillon, De Dannan, Dance star Michael Flatley, Bluegrass guitarist/singer Dan Tyminski (Alison Krauss and Union Station), Country legend Randy Travis and many more.Their music has been described as 'Dazzling', 'unorthodox and unique', and 'high octane'. They will be joined by the renowned singer and bodhran player Gino Lupari being their special guest, making this band even more formidable.

Doors open 6pm and show starts 7pm