Deserted Village
Record Label & Live Music Promotion Since 2002

Gortard, Clarinbridge, Co. Galway

United Bible Studies

United Bible Studies is an experimental and improvisational folk band from Ireland, with members in the UK. There are a few core members such as David Colohan as well as a host of incidental contributors on both the live performances and studio albums.

United Bible Studies was formed in Dublin in 2001 by David Colohan (Raising Holy Sparks) and James Rider (Cubs). Initially inspired by the likes of The Incredible String Band and Fairport Convention, UBS soon developed into a sprawling entity featuring a revolving cast of members, with the same lineup rarely appearing twice. Pastoral psychedelia and traditional song have remained the cornerstones of the band's style, alongside collective improvisation that can take the form of extended drone-works or explosive outbursts of ecstatic noise.

Releases have included the albums "The Shore That Fears the Sea", "The Jonah", and a collaboration with Dutch lutenist Jozef Van Wissem, "Downland". The band's 2008 US tour, which included an appearance at the Terrastock Festival, has been documented on the cassette "The Dreamlike States of United Bible Studies" and the "I Am Providence" LP on the German Jellyfant label.

The lineup currently includes former Mellow Candle vocalist Alison O'Donnell, Gavin Prior (Sabre Series), harpist Áine O'Dwyer and Michael Tanner (Plinth, Sharron Kraus, Mark Fry)

For live bookings & all enquiries contact unitedbiblestudies(at)gmail.com

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Discography

Huntly Town by United Bible Studies Stations of the Sun, Transits of the Moon by United Bible Studies Stations of The Sun, Transits Of The Moon by United Bible Studies The Lunar Observatory by United Bible Studies The Solar Observatory by United Bible Studies Airs of Sun and Stone by United Bible Studies The Shore That Fears The Sea by United Bible Studies The Northern Lights and The Northern Dark  by United Bible Studies Black Colcannon by United Bible Studies The Sorrowful Mysteries of United Bible Studies by United Bible Studies The Arboreal Observatory by United Bible Studies Live  At The Warehouse by United Bible Studies The Jonah by United Bible Studies A Shatner Observatory by United Bible Studies The Kitchen Session by United Bible Studies Downland by United Bible Studies & Jozef van Wissem The Dreamlike States Of United Bible Studies by United Bible Studies The Gascoigne Observatory  by United Bible Studies I Am Providence by United Bible Studies Spoike by United Bible Studies

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Past Events

United Bible Studies ~ Raising Holy Sparks ~ Áine O'Dwyer
@ FANØ FREE FOLK FESTIVAL, Denmark
Friday 23 August 2013 at 20:00
Price : 400kr

United Bible Studies, Dead Rat Orchestra & Simon Finn
@ Colchester Arts Centre
Wednesday 21 August 2013 at 20:30
Price : £7/6

United Bible Studies ~ Alison O'Donnell ~ Áíne O'Dwyer ~ Taskerlands
@ Brighton: Caroline Of Brunswick
Tuesday 20 August 2013 at 19:30
Price : £5

WOOLF MUSIC: United Bible Studies, Plinth, Sharron Kraus, Innercity, Bryon Coley + More
@ Melksham: Cleeve House
Saturday 17 August 2013 at 13:00
Price : £20/£40

United Bible Studies ~ Alison O'Donnell ~ Chris Catlin (Yaaard)
@ Bournemouth: Goat & Tricycle
Friday 16 August 2013 at 20:00
Price : TBA

Thinguma*jigsaw (Farewell Show) & United Bible Studies
@ Galway: Club DeBurgos
Sunday 28 April 2013 at 20:00
Price : TBA

Thinguma*jigsaw (Farewell Show) Peter Delaney & United Bible Studies
@ Cork: Plugd Records, Triskel Arts Centre
Saturday 27 April 2013 at 20:30
Price : €5

Thinguma*jigsaw (Farewell Show) & United Bible Studies
@ Dublin: The Joinery
Thursday 25 April 2013 at 20:30
Price : €8

United Bible Studies ~ Áíne O'Dwyer ~ Mossy Nolan
@ Dublin: The Workman's Club
Tuesday 20 November 2012 at 20:00
Price : €8

Tarracóir, United Bible Studies, Aine O'Dwyer, Raising Holy Sparks at Conflux
@ Limerick: Burkes Bar, The Blind Pig/Dr John's
Saturday 17 November 2012 at 15:00
Price : TBA

United Bible Studies ~ Áíne O'Dwyer
@ Plugd Records, Triskel Arts Centre
Friday 16 November 2012 at 20:00
Price : €5

United Bible Studies ~ Simon Finn ~ Lost Harbours
@ Colchester Arts Centre
Wednesday 12 September 2012 at 19:30
Price : £7

United Bible Studies
@ Sunflower Festival, Lisburn
Sunday 19 August 2012 at 22:00
Price : £49.00

United Bible Studies
@ Dublin: The Workman's Club
Tuesday 20 November 2011 at 20:00
Price : €8

United Bible Studies at Hunters Moon Festival
@ Carrick On Shannon: The Dock Arts Centre
Sunday 30 October 2011 at 21:30
Price : 55 EUR

United Bible Studies, Plinth, Children Under Hoof, Sabre Series, Papercut, DJ Jaakko Häme
@ The Twisted Pepper
Sunday 25 July 2010 at 19:00
Price : €8

United Bible Studies, Brian Conniffe & Suzanne Walsh
@ Dublin: The Exchange
Monday 19 February 2010 at TBA
Price : TBA

Wölflinge, Brigid Power Ryce, United Bible Studies, Cian Nugent, Mumblin' Deaf Ro', George Worral,
@ Dublin: The Joinery, Arbour Hill, Stoneybatter
Saturday 13 February 2010 at 16:00
Price : €6

Brian Conniffe & Suzanne Walsh, United Bible Studies, Papercut
@ Dublin: The Joinery, Stoneybatter
Saturday 28 November 2009 at 20:00
Price : €5

United Bible Studies, Children Under Hoof, Delcan Q Kelly
@ Dublin: The Box Social
Saturday 26 September 2009 at 18:00
Price : €5

United Bible Studies, Cian Nugent
@ Dublin: Seomra Spraoi
Wednesday 16 September 2009 at 20:00
Price : 5 EUR

Sikhara, Estel & United Bible Studies
@ Dublin: The Lower Deck
Friday 5 June 2009 at 20:30
Price : 7 EUR

United Bible Studies, Peter Delaney, Micah Blue Smalldone & Others VPRO DWARS Festival
@ Amsterdam: TBA
Saturday 23 May 2009 at 20:30
Price : TBA

United Bible Studies, Peter Delaney, Micah Blue Smalldone. VPRO Session
@ Amsterdam: TBC
Friday 22 May 2009 at _____
Price : ___

UNITED BIBLE STUDIES (Album Launch), JOZEF VAN WISSEM, CIAN NUGENT, BOYS OF SUMMER
@ Dublin: The Boom Boom Room, O'Connel st,
Wednesday 22 April 2009 at 20:30
Price : €10/15

Chris Joynes, Peter Delaney ,Cian Nugent & United Bible Studies
@ Dublin: Anseo, 18 Camden st Lwr
Wednesday 27 August 2008 at 20:00
Price : 5 EUR

WHITE MAGIC, UNITED BIBLE STUDIES, CIAN NUGENT
@ Dublin: Anseo (upstairs), Wexford Street,
Thursday 17 July 2008 at 20:30
Price : 10 EUR

Sharron Kraus, United Bible Studies & Thinguma*jigsaw
@ Northampton, Mass: Montague Bookmill
Sunday 6 July 2008 at 20:30
Price : TBA

Sharron Kraus, United Bible Studies, Thinguma*Jigsaw
@ Brooklyn, NY: Schoolhouse
Saturday 5 July 2008 at TBA
Price : TBA

Sharron Kraus, United Bible Studies
@ Boston, MA: Nadav's bbq
Friday 4 July 2008 at TBA
Price : TBA

Sharron Kraus, United Bible Studies
@ Portland, ME: Meg Perry Center
Thursday 3 July 2008 at TBA
Price : TBA

Sharron Kraus, United Bible Studies, Kohoutek, Alec K Redfearn
@ Providence, RI: Top Shelf
Tuesday 1 July 2008 at TBA
Price : TBA

Sharron Kraus, United Bible Studies, Kohoutek
@ Portsmouth, NH: Red Door
Monday 30 June 2008 at 20:30
Price :

Sharron Kraus, United Bible Studies, Warren Brelsford/Paul Flaherty Duo
@ New Haven: BAR
Sunday 29 June 2008 at TBA
Price : TBA

Sharron Kraus, United Bible Studies
@ Philadelphia: Honeymoon Cmpd
Saturday 28 June 2008 at TBA
Price : TBA

Sharron Kraus, United Bible Studies
@ Baltimore, MD: THC
Friday 27 June 2008 at TBA
Price : TBA

Sharron Kraus, United Bible Studies, Kohoutek
@ Washington, DC: 611 Florida
Thursday 26 June 2008 at TBA
Price : TBA

Sharron Kraus, United Bible Studies, Kohoutek
@ Charlottesville, VA: Tea Bazaar
Wednesday 25 June 2008 at TBA
Price : TBA

Sharron Kraus, United Bible Studies
@ Chapel Hill, NC: Nightlight
Tuesday 24 June 2008 at TBA
Price : TBA

Sharron Kraus, United Bible Studies
@ Blacksburg, VA: House party
Monday 23 June 2008 at TBA
Price : TBA

United Bible Studies, Sharron Kraus Terrastock Festival
@ Louisville, Kentucky: Mellwood Arts Centre
Friday 20 June 2008 at TBC
Price : TBC

Sharron Kraus, United Bible Studies
@ Bloomington, IN: Bear's Place
Wednesday 18 June 2008 at TBA
Price : TBA

Sharron Kraus, United Bible Studies, CJ Boyd Sextet, Outpost
@ Chicago: Ronny's
Tuesday 17 June 2008 at 20:30
Price : TBA

Sharron Kraus, United Bible Studies
@ Detroit, MI, Bohemian National
Monday 16 June 2008 at TBA
Price : TBA

Sharron Kraus, United Bible Studies, Evening Fires
@ Pennsylvania Furnace, PA: Schlow Centre Region Library - Community Room
Saturday 14 June 2008 at 19:00
Price :

Sharron Kraus, United Bible Studies, Black Forest/Black Sea
@ Pittsburgh, PA: Modern Formations
Friday 13 June 2008 at TBA
Price : TBA

MV+EE, Sharron Kraus, United Bible Studies, Cryptacize, Ignatz
@ NEW YORK: The Knitting Factory
Thursday 12 June 2008 at 19:00
Price : $10/$12

Pumice, United Bible Studies, Jane Austen RIP
@ DUBLIN: Murray's, O'connel st. (formally Frazers)
Saturday 3 May 2008 at 21:00
Price : 8 EUR

United Bible Studies Thinguma*jigsaw Papercut & Wrecking Ball Cian Nugent
@ DUBLIN: The Shed Foley st. VENUE CHANGE!!!
Friday 15 February 2008 at 22:00
Price : 7 EUR

Rameses III, United Bible Studies, Emma Tricca
@ London: The Harrison, 18 Harrison st, WC1
Sunday 16 December 2007 at 14:00
Price : £3

Josef Van Wissem, Cian Nugent, United Bible Studies
@ Dublin: Seomra Spraoi, 4 mary's Abbey, off Capel st.
Friday 9 November 2007 at TBA
Price : TBC

Thingima*jigsaw, United Bible Studies
@ OSLO: Organ festival
Sunday 7 October 2007 at 16:00
Price : ????????

Thingima*jigsaw, Sharron Kraus, United Bible Studies
@ OSLO: Sound of Mu
Saturday 6 October 2007 at 20:00
Price : TBA

Tanakh + United Bible Studies + Monster Bastard Project
@ BRISTOL: The Cube Cinema
Saturday 7 July 2007 at 19:00
Price : TBA

Discarded Retarded, United Bible Studies, Red Angle Riot
@ Boom Boom Room, Parnell St. Dublin
Thursday 14 June 2007 at 19:30
Price : €2/€3

Yellow Swans, United Bible Studies, Quetzolcoatl
@ Baker Place, Limerick
Sunday 27 May 2007 at 20:00
Price : 6 euro

United Bible Studies, Tara Jane O'Neil, Sharron Kraus, Bob Sharples
@ Exeter Hall, Oxford
Saturday 21 April 2007 at 19:00
Price : TBA

United Bible Studies & Many others
@ Landesdowne Hotel, Pembroke road, Dublin
Friday 1 December 2006 at 20:30
Price : 8 Euro

Rebecca Collins, United Bible Studies
@ Lazybird, International , Wicklow st, Dublin
Sunday 19 November 2006 at 21:00
Price : 5 Euro

Rick Bishop & United Bible Studies & James Blackshaw
@ Red Rose, 129 Seven Sisters Road, N7 London
Sunday 22 October 2006 at 17:30
Price :

United Bible Studies & Mondocane
@ LABORATORIO PAZ - Rimini
Friday 20 October 2006 at TBC
Price : TBC

Larkin Grimm, Rising Appalachia, United Bible Studies & Peter Delaney
@ The Boatclub, Limerick
Sunday 8 October 2006 at 20:30
Price : TBC

Larkin Grimm, Rising Appalachia & United Bible Studies
@ The LV Lounge Cork
Friday 6 October 2006 at 21:00
Price : 6 Euro

Larkin Grimm, Rising Appalachia & United Bible Studies
@ Ard Bia Gallery (next door to the Blue Note off-licence)
Wednesday 4 October 2006 at 21:00
Price : €6

Gang Gang Dance, Ambulance & United Bible Studies
@ The Hub
Thursday 31 August 2006 at 21:00
Price : €14

Sunburned Hand of the Man & United Bible Studies
@ Dublin: Boom Boom Room, Parnell st.
Tuesday 22 August 2006 at 20:00
Price : €?

Roper, United Bible Studies, Disco Traitor, Vox Populi and Selenium
@ Dolan's Warehouse
Saturday 19 August 2006 at 15:00
Price : TBC

Nalle + Ben Reynolds + United Bible Studies
@ Limerick: The Boat Club
Saturday 6 August 2006 at 20:30
Price : ??

Nalle + Ben Reynolds + United Bible Studies
@ Galway: Ard Bia Gallery
Saturday 5 August 2006 at 20:30
Price : ??

Nalle + Ben Reynolds + United Bible Studies
@ Bog Lane Theatre, Ballymahon, Co. Longford
Friday 4 August 2006 at 20:30
Price : ??

Nalle + Ben Reynolds + United Bible Studies
@ Dublin: The Cobblestone, Smithfield
Thursday 3 August 2006 at 21:00
Price : 8 Euro

United Bible Studies, Elsewhere, White Noise, Hoovers & Sledgehammers, Some Cars Are Faster Than Others
@ The Boom Boom Room, Parnell St, Dublin 1
Saturday 27 May 2006 at 20:30
Price : €??

Circle, Boxes, United Bible Studies, Sea Dog, Not Abel, Plugd DJs
@ Baker Place, Limerick
Saturday 6 May 2006 at 20:00
Price : €8

Circle, United Bible Studies, Slomatics
@ Skinny Wolves Club, Boom Boom Room, Parnel St, Dublin
Friday 5 May 2006 at 20:30
Price : €12

United Bible Studies
@ The Globe, Georges st, Dublin 1
Tuesday 25 April 2006 at 21:00
Price : FREE

Larkin Grimm, United Bible Studies, Eachtra
@ Tikki Lounge, Upstairs at Cashmans bar, Cork
Monday 20 March 2006 at 20:30
Price : Free

Larkin Grimm, Eachtra, United Bible Studies, El bastardo
@ Riddlers Bar, Upstairs,
Sunday 19 March 2006 at 21:00
Price : €6

United Bible Studies, Larkin Grimm, Rustic Tacki and Phantom Dog beneath the Moon
@ Richardsons Bar
Saturday 18 March 2006 at 21:00
Price : €5

United Bible Studies, Larkin Grimm, Miriam Ingram, Bluefood
@ The Boom Boom Room, Conways Parnell st, Dublin 1
Friday 17 March 2006 at 21:00
Price : €8

Josh Pearson, United Bible Studies, Patrick Freyne and his Bad Intentions, The Spook of the 13th Lock
@ Ballroom Of Romance, Lower Deck, Portobello, Dublin
Friday 25 November 2005 at 20:30
Price : €7

United Bible Studies, Hoovers & Sledgehammers, The Last Sound, LPX
@ Boom Boom Room, Parnell St, Dublin.
Friday 18 November 2005 at 20:30
Price : €5 / €7

Usaisamonster, Riotmen, United Bible Studies
@ Voodoo Lounge, Dublin
Friday 16 September 2005 at 20:30
Price : €10

Josephine Foster, Mi & L'au, Daniel Patrick Quinn & Duncan Grahl (with United Bible Studies)
@ Boom Boom Room, Parnel St, Dublin
Wednesday 31 August 2005 at 20:30
Price : €10

Josephine Foster, Mi & L'au, United Bible Studies
@ Roisin Dubh, Galway
Monday 29 August 2005 at 20:30
Price : €7.50

Josephine Foster, Mi & L'au, United Bible Studies
@ Dolans (upstairs), Limerick
Sunday 28 August 2005 at 20:30
Price : €6

Josephine Foster, Mi & L'au, United Bible Studies, Eachtra
@ Cork
Saturday 27 August 2005 at 20:30
Price : €??

United Bible Studies, E+S=B, Ofcourseican (Sean Óg, Bryan O'connell and Dancer Becky ), Sick & Indignant Song Club and many more
@ Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin
Saturday 13 July 2005 at 20:00
Price : €8

The One Ensemble of Daniel Padden, Nalle, United Bible Studies
@ Lazybird, Dublin
Sunday 22 May 2005 at 20:30
Price : €8

The One Ensemble of Daniel Padden, Nalle, United Bible Studies
@ Limerick, Riddlers
Saturday 21 May 2005 at 20:30
Price : €??

The One Ensemble of Daniel Padden, Nalle, United Bible Studies, Sunmonster
@ Bank Of Ireland Theatre, NUI Galway
Friday 20 May 2005 at 20:00
Price : €6.00

Avarus, Tomutonttu, United Bible Studies
@ Lazybird, Dublin
Saturday 24 April 2005 at 21.00
Price : €8

United Bible Studies
@ Dublin: The Warehouse, Fairview
Sunday 27 March 2005 at 17:00
Price :

Mr Hubba, United Bible Studies, Ameobazoid, Vialka
@ Boom Boom Room, Parnell St, Dublin.
Saturday 5 March 2005 at 21:00
Price : ??

United Bible Studies, Rustic Tacki, Piratio
@ Muscailt Festival, NUI, Galway
Tuesday 15 February 2005 at 14:00
Price : ??

Pumice, United Bible Studies
@ Richardsons, Galway
Saturday 29 January 2005 at 20:00
Price : €6.00

Pumice, United Bible Studies, Fancy Goods
@ Voodoo Lounge, Dublin.
Wednesday 26 January 2005 at 21:00
Price : €6.00

Sunburned Hand of the Man, United Bible Studies
@ Nancy Spains, Cork
Sunday 12 December 2004 at 21:00
Price : €10.00

Sunburned Hand of the Man, United Bible Studies
@ The High Stool, Limerick.
Saturday 11 December 2004 at 21:00
Price : €5.00

Sunburned Hand of the Man, United Bible Studies, Boxes
@ Boom Boom Room, Parnell St, Dublin.
Friday 10 December 2004 at 21:00
Price : €10.00

United Bible Studies and ???
@ Project Arts Centre, Dublin
Saturday 18 November 2004 at 20:00
Price : €10.00

Damo Suzuki & United Bible Studies
@ Joe Lees Pub, Tullamore
Sunday 22 August 2004 at 22.30
Price : FREE

Boxes, United Bible Studies, Rest.
@ Joe Lees Pub, Tullamore
Friday 20 August 2004 at 21:00
Price : €??

Robert Blake & united bible studies
@ Dublin: The Warehouse, Fairview
Saturday 16 May 2004 at 15:30
Price : FREE

Robert Blake, Devil Eire, United Bible Studies
@ The Warehouse, Fairview, Dublin
Sunday 16 May 2004 at 15:30
Price : €??

Robert Blake, United Bible Studies, Eddie Keenan
@ Galway Arts Centre
Saturday 8 May 2004 at 15:30
Price : FREE

United Bible Studies, Rustic Tacki, Chinese minority Fashion Report & many more
@ Black Box Theatre, Galway
Thursday 22 April 2004 at 20:30
Price : €??

Black Forest Black Sea, United Bible Studies, Bullets, Andrew McCubbin &The Hope Addicts
@ Doyles, College St, Dublin
Wednesday 31 March 2004 at 21:00
Price : 6.00

United Bible Studies.
@ NearFM Dublin, live Radio Session.
Sunday 28 March 2004 at 15:30
Price : FREE

Boxes, Daemian Frost, United Bible Studies
@ The Lower Deck, Portobello, Dublin.
Thursday 25 March 2004 at 21:00
Price : €??

United Bible Studies
@ Lazybird, International Bar, Dublin
Sunday 7 December 2003 at 20:30
Price : €4.00

Registered Nurse, United Bible Studies, Twisted Tumbler, Hermie In Tweed
@ Ballroom Of Romance, Lower Deck, Portobello, Dublin
Friday 28 November 2003 at 20:30
Price : €7

Boxes, Kid Blunt, United Bible Studies
@ Music Room, Abbey St, Dublin
Saturday 4 October 2003 at 20:30
Price : €??

United Bible Studies, Bullets, Settler, Blufood, Double Adaptor, The Tycho Brahe, and more
@ Blackfort Organics Gallery, Dublin
Sunday 14 September 2003 at 12:00
Price : Free!

Boxes, United Bible Studies
@ Music Room, Abbey St, Dublin
Saturday 13 September 2003 at 20:30
Price : €??

United Bible Studies, Papercop, Boxes, Kid Blunt, The Jimmy Cake, Colleen, The Tycho Brahe, Rollers/Sparkers, loads more too
@ Mór Festival, Charleville Castle
Sunday 24 August 2003 at 20:00
Price : €45

United Bible Studies, Robert Blake, Murmansk, Nemesis, Diarmuid McGuinness, Eddie Keenan
@ Bog Lane Theatre, Ballymahon, Co. Longford
Friday 28 June 2002 at 20:30
Price : 5.00