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Caf¨¦ Orchestra Caf¨¦ Orchestra

Our Biography

Cafe Orchestra was founded in 1993 by Patrick Collins. Cafe Orchestra are an Irish Band with an International attitude. Purveyors of fine ambience,and with a reputation for being one of the best live acts in Ireland, nobody can resist their eclectic and entertaining mix of musical styles.

Patrick Collins

Violinist,Lived and worked in Europe for many years,numerious recordings,Phantom Orchestra,Hotfoot,jazz phantoms with louie stewart,to name but a few...formed Cafe Orchestra in 1993.

Frank Kilkelly

Guitar,Double Bass,highly accomplished musician,has worked and played in most jaunres of music,from Sharon Shannon to modern jazz quartets,numerious recordings,toured extensively throughout europe and America.visit his web-site!

The following list of events should give you some indication of Cafe Orchestra's achievements to date:

  • Contributed to the soundtrack and appeared in the Film "Michael Collins", Directed by Neil Jordan"
  • Contributed to the soundtrack and appeared in the Film "Agnus Brown", Directed by Angelica Huston
  • Performed at the World Premier of "In the Name of the Father" "The Lion King", "The Boxer","Frankie Starlight", "The Butcher Boy"and the Star Wars movie "The Phantom Menace"'and The Veronica Guerin Movie --they were the guests of the Italian Film Board and performed at The Cannes Film Festival in 2002
  • Nominated in the Best Irish Album category @ The I.R.M.A. awards in 1997
  • Television and Radio performances on all the top rated shows
  • Contributed a track for "The Yellow Man" cartoon by Irish Artist Pauline Bewick
  • Collaboration with Shane McGowan of The Pogues, on the best selling Yeats Tribute Album "Now and In Time to be"
  • Performances at the Cork Jazz Festival,The Wexford Opera Festival, The Bergin Roots Festival,The Belfast Folk Festival,The National Concert Hall,Slane Castle,The Royal Hospital Kilmainham,Powerscourt
  • Those entertained by Cafe Orchestra include;Maureen O'Hara,Martin Scorsese,Gregory Peck,Alison Doody,Cate Blanchett,Noel Pearson,Jim Shiridan,Colm Farrell,U.2.,Andrea Roche & PJ Mansfield, Neil Jordan, Brad Pitt,Meryl Streep,Tom Courtney,Daniel Day Lewis, and John Rocha to name but a few
  • Cafe Orchestra have released five critically acclaimed C.D.'s
  • They are; "TRES CAFE", "AFTERHOURS", "TOPAZ" "FEELGOOD and THE KILWORTH CONCERT.