At the Ark


At the Ark - The Big Free Family Gig


April 2019 - presented by The Ark with the support of the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.


“Stomptown Brass is one of the most unique acts in Ireland in recent times. Blending the sounds of funk and blues with powerful driving rhythms, the band make the most of their impressive line-up: two Drummers, two Trombones, two Trumpets, one Saxophone and a Tuba! Their music is bursting with bluesy vocals, infectious grooves, disco beat breakdowns, and funky rhythms all delivered with their signature enthusiasm and showmanship.”

“To celebrate the end of BIG BANG Dublin 2019, this free outdoor performance for family audiences brings the band’s joyful, loud and upbeat brass street performance to Meeting House Square.”

about BIG BANG Dublin

BIG BANG Dublin is presented by The Ark in collaboration with Zonzo Compagnie with the support of the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. This gig is presented in partnership with MusicTown Junior.

The first festival of its kind in Ireland, BIG BANG Dublin will bring you amazing music events for children aged 2 to12. Expect a colour and curious programme full of different styles of music by musicians from Ireland and from across Europe.


special mentions

Special thanks to Aisling O’Gorman for the invitation to create a show specifically for this event.

  • Creative direction by Rob Grant & Liam Ryan

  • Produced by Liam Ryan

  • Music & Lyrics written by James O'Leary


  • Rob Grant - Trumpet, Lead Vocals

  • Liam Ryan - Trumpet

  • Luke Byrne - Saxophone

  • James O'Leary - Trombone, Vocals

  • Finnian Kelly - Trombone

  • Brian Larkin - Tuba

  • Brendan Dorothy - Drums

  • Darragh McGrath - Bass Drum