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Aug
19
8:00pm 8:00pm

Megacone + Zombie Picnic

Double Header MEGACONE & ZOMBIE PICNIC "Prog-rock" night

Double Header MEGACONE & ZOMBIE PICNIC "Prog-rock" night

MEGACONE

Megacone are a 5 piece instrumental band from Dublin, Ireland. The band are best known for their triple lead guitars and energetic live show, Megacone combine strong, memorable melodies with addictive grooves and ambient soundscapes. This has earned them a loyal fanbase and escalated them from 5 ambitious music students into professional entertainers capable of enthralling a festival crowd of thousands.


The band signed a record deal with Dimestore Records in late 2015 and promptly released 'Absolute Magnitude EP' to a sell out crowd in Whelan's, Dublin. The EP was critically acclaimed and landed the band a full page spread in Prog Magazine (UK).

This was followed up by a headline tour of Ireland and appearances at major festivals including Electric Picnic, Vantastival, Barn Dance, Bare in the Woods and a headline slot at Knockanstockan.

2017 has seen Megacone complete a 2 week tour of the UK. This Summer the band will be performing at Body & Soul, BARE in the Woods, Fuinneamh, and Electric Picnic.

'Jewels of the emerald isle prog scene' - Prog Magazine, April 2016

Links

Facebook:
www.facebook.com/megaconemusic

Overblown.co.uk article
http://overblown.co.uk/zombie-picnic-suburb-earth-track-track/

Goldenplec.ie review
https://www.goldenplec.com/album-reviews/zombie-picnic-a-suburb-of-earth/

ZOMBIE PICNIC

Zombie Picnic is a four-piece, prog/post-rock
instrumental band from Limerick, Ireland. Formed in the summer of 2012 by Jim
Griffin (guitar), Dave Tobin (guitar), Brian Fitzgerald (bass) and Brendan
Miller (drums), they released their debut album 'A Suburb of Earth' in May
2016, which was distributed by the UK-based progressive music specialists,
Burning Shed.

The album has reached and received airplay
all over the world from Brazil to Australia and received positive reviews at
home in Ireland. Drawing on influences from old school progrock of the '70s to
modern post-rock, Zombie Picnic have crafted their own sound to both attack and
soothe your eardrums. Currently finishing their sophomore album, be ready for
more Zombie Picnic action in 2017.

“This isn't your dad's prog-rock” Overblown.co.uk

"[A] band I find to exist just a bit outside of the common conventions" Progressor.net

“With careful, attentive listening, this record can be appreciated for its complexity
and nuance. The craftsmanship is generally admirable and the musicians are top
notch” GoldenPlec.com

Links

Overblown.co.uk article
http://overblown.co.uk/zombie-picnic-suburb-earth-track-track/

Goldenplec.ie review
https://www.goldenplec.com/album-reviews/zombie-picnic-a-suburb-of-earth/

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Aug
23
8:00pm 8:00pm

THE TEARAWAYS feat Clem Burke (Blondie)

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THE TEARAWAYS

The Tearaways have been a longtime California staple from their simple origins in the Santa Barbara indie scene back in 1981 to their current status as a touring and recording act.  With Five major releases over the last five years, the band continues to push the boundaries both creatively and through sheer stamina and their latest release “Esquire” (for short) has taken the band to a new level showing that age is only a number.

With a legion of fans who range from major celebrities Tom Hanks and Piers Morgan to comedians Tom Green and Carrie Keagan to Radio disc jockeys ranging from the legendary LA Dee Jay Rodney Bingenheimer from KROQ’s famous Rodney on The Roq and now Sirius/Xm’s “Underground Garage” to MIke Rogers from Japan’s InterFM897 “What the Fun Day” and JoJo Wright from KIIS-FM’s “JoJo on the Radio” the Tearaways are showing no sign of slowing down.

The band is comprised of John Finseth vocals, guitar, bass, Greg Brallier vocals, guitar and harmonica, John Ferriter vocals, Bass, guitar & David Hekhouse on Guitars and Vocals.  

The band combines the influence of the British Invasion with the California Sound to create a driving brand of Pop and rock that appeals to fans from 6 to 66!

Recent TV appearances include NBC, CBS, FOX, ABC, Tribune and The Arsenio Hall Show.

The band has backed up everyone from The Archies to Badfinger and even young up and comer Millie Courtney from Liverpool.

 

Reviews

 

 

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Aug
25
9:00pm 9:00pm

Dick Valentine

Dick Valentine from Electric 6 solo tour in Dolans Limerick on August 26th

Come one, come all to the intimate and festive occasion that is the Dick Valentine solo acoustic experience!  Experience a seven-or-eight-times-in-a-lifetime chance to be up close and personal with an American music icon.   It’s a low pressure, good time affair as the Electric Six frontman strips down all your favorite songs from the Electric Six catalog, plays original solo material and swims in a sea of requested good-time covers.  

This tour will be your chance to reach directly into Dick Valentine’s bag and be one of the first to buy a copy of his latest solo work “Robocalls.”  “Robocalls” is Valentine’s fourth solo album and there can be no doubting it will go down as his magnum opus.  Imagine Mac DeMarco being spliced with Gordon Lightfoot…and you’ve got two Canadians being fused into one.  In the background during the splicing procedure, you might hear a trace of “Robocalls” emanating from the anesthesiologist’s iPod.

So you know the drill….drop everything and come see Dick Valentine behaving as a cornered animal as he comes face to face with you, the fans.  An night of merriment and frivolity awaits!  Come see the American troubadour Dick Valentine take the stage in your town for one unforgettable evening.  You will not see Electric Six in 2017 so this is the next best thing!  

 

 

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Aug
25
9:00pm 9:00pm

ALL OUR EXES LIVE IN TEXAS

Tickets 10 (on Sale May 26th)

Tickets 10 (on Sale May 26th)

Hannah Crofts // vocals & ukelele

Georgia Mooney // vocals & mandolin

Elana Stone // vocals & accordion

Katie Wighton // vocals & guitar

 

All Our Exes Live in Texas is a fantasy draft of Sydney’s finest singer-songwriters - Elana Stone, Katie Wighton, Hannah Crofts and Georgia Mooney – here combining in four-part, indie-folk harmony heaven. On mandolin, ukulele, accordion and guitar, the Exes are a powerhouse of charm and songwriting prowess. Fair warning: this foursome is the most badass female folk band around.

All Our Exes Live in Texas have had an impressive career to date. They've toured with The Backstreet Boys (USA), Passenger (UK), Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats (USA) and Tiny Ruins (NZ), not to mention Australian icons Megan Washington, Kate Miller-Heidke and Mama Kin.

It wasn't until three years ago at an O Brother Where Art Thou show, featuring Sydney folk royalty, that they combined their musical forces. Little did they know they were planting the seeds for a folk foursome of epic proportions.

The Exes share a deep passion for vocal harmonies and heartbreakingly good songwriting. This killer combination has seduced audiences across the country and the world as they criss-crossed Australia from Port Fairy Folk Festival to Darwin Festival, Woodford Folk Festival, WOMADelaide and The National Folk Festival, not to mention closing proceedings at the Sydney Opera House for TEDx, to an audience of 4500 creative innovators who exploded into rapturous applause.

Since the release of their self-titled, widely celebrated EP, All Our Exes Live in Texas has embarked on three national headline tours releasing singles Tell Me, Sailboat and The Devil’s Part from their successfully crowd-funded debut album, When We Fall, released on March 3 via ABC Music.

The Exes were shortlisted for the Vanda & Young Songwriting competition and were nominated for four National Live Music Awards. Their Tell Me film clip is an hilarious take on the modern break up and was listed in the top 10 film clips of 2014 by Double J.

The Exes recently showcased their wares to US, UK and Irish audiences, solidifying partnerships for future touring adventures. They amped up the Exes assault at Folk Alliance International and SXSW, turning heads of all varieties from industry tastemakers to music-loving legends. In short, the Exes are on fire.

When We Fall was produced and engineered by Wayne Connolly (Sarah Blasko, Silverchair, You Am I) and features musicians Zoe Hauptmann (Finn Brothers, Lanie Lane, Paul Kelly), Evan Mannell (Faker, Bertie Blackman, Lior), Dave Symes (Boy and Bear, Sarah Blasko), Tim Hart (Boy and Bear) and Hamish Stuart (Lucie Thorne, Jackie Orszáczky).

A testament to their musical strength and vulnerability, this album is a collection of songs that are enough to make grown men cry. But beneath the sweet, potent harmonies and lamentations of love, lie four witty and intelligent feminists who harness their talent for good not evil.

When you come to an All Our Exes Live in Texas show brace yourselves to experience four uber talented musicians and gifted song-writers, each with their own unique vocal beauty and individual charm. Add to this, great humour, whip-cracking banter and an on-stage synergy that is as magical as it is alluring, and there’s no chance you can resist the call of the Exes sirens.

The Brag said it first, “Catch them before they’re famous and only perform for royalty and astronauts.”

"★★★★ ...four singularly-accomplished singer-songwriters who together, simply gel."
* Rolling Stone Australia

When art works, it takes the personal and makes it universal; All Our Exes Live in Texas have reached that ideal lovingly here.

— Bob Boilen, NPR Music 

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Aug
26
7:30pm 7:30pm

Bring your Limericks to Limerick competition final

Dolans have done Limerick proud,
For music there's always a crowd,
But come August this year,
They'll be known far and near
For poems, five lines-read out loud.

The 2017 Bring your Limericks to Limerick International Poetry Competition expands into a three day festival of literature, arts and culture, and will take place from Friday 25th to Sunday 27th of August, with the final of the now firmly established competition taking place on Saturday 26th August in Dolans on the Dock Road.

This year the organisers are delighted to welcome Dolans on board to host the final of the competition on Saturday 26th August. First prize for the winning Limerick this year is €500, not bad for a 5 line poem.

Entries are now been taken for the competition and local, national and international wordsmiths are encouraged to take part. You can enter on-line at www.facebook.com/limerickcompetition , at the LimericksFest website or pick up an entry form from your local library and various venues around the area.

For further information contact, Lisa Gibbons at limericksfest@gmail.com  or Dominic Taylor at limerickwriterscentre@gmail.com

Doors 7:30pm , Show 8:00pm

Show 8:00pm

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Aug
27
3:30pm 3:30pm

POGODNO

POGODNO is a treat, a crazy feast of live performance, in English and Polish with super energetic leader, a legend among Polish musicians and a real one man orchestra....with a band :)

The band is one of the biggest names on the OFF scene. With their live performances being second to none. A true show for any music lover out there. Not to be missed for all of you that are looking for some proper mad fun at a live music gig!

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Sep
1
8:00pm 8:00pm

Don Mescall

Tickets € 15

Tickets 15

Don Mescall songs have sold on over 10 million records worldwide and received more than 16 million hits on YouTube

Don's songs have been recorded by Rascal Flatts, The Backstreet Boys, Lonestar, Ronan Keating, Mackenzie Porter, Sharon Corr, American Idol's Clay Aiken, Boyzone, Canadian Idol Winner Theo Thams, Aslan, Lulu, Kirsty, The New Cities, French Canadian artist Garou, Woodstock's legendary Richie Havens, Neal McCoy, Brian Kennedy, Luke Dickens, Jaydee Bixby, The High Kings, Frances Black, and many more.

Don Mescall remains one of Ireland's best-loved singer-songwriters and his own acoustic performances sell out wherever he plays. Past media reviews have likened Don to Paul Simon, Jackson Browne or a laid-back version of Springsteen, with parallels also being made with David Gray and Damien Rice. Tracks from Don's debut album 'Innocent Run' remain on the playlists of major radio stations throughout Ireland and the UK.

Don is no stranger to television appearances. Having previously appeared as Assistant Coach on RTE's 'Voice of Ireland'. He has performed on RTE's flagship broadcast 'The Late Late Show', TV3's 'Ireland AM' etc. and shared the stage with Aslan on RTE's 'The Saturday Night Show'. He also appeared on ITV's 'Lorraine' show, performing with Ronan Keating and Kirsty Bertarelli.

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Sep
2
9:30pm 9:30pm

The Outfit

Tickets €10

Tickets €10

The Outfit formed in 1981 with their own unique style of new wave and reggae music and launched themselves on the live scene with a memorable performance at an anti nuclear concert at Carnsore Point in the summer of that year.

The band line up was as follows: Bryan Healy played bass, Paul Healy (lead guitar), Brendan Wallace (drums), Mike Ryan (keyboards), Ger Costello (lead vocals and rhythm guitar) and Dermot Moloney (sax).  After Dermot left the band Yil Ospaz joined as sax player.

The Outfit shot to national prominence in the early 80’s and were championed by Dave Fanning after recording two sessions for The Fanning Show on RTE radio.  The band went on to sign a record deal with the Scoff record label and released two singles the first was in 1981 called “El Salvador” and the second in 1983 was “Toytown”.  They also appeared on the Scoff Artists compilation album.

The band appeared on several TV shows including Non Stop Pop hosted by the late Gerry Ryan, toured all over Ireland and built up a huge following throughout the country.  In Limerick their Sunday afternoon residency in The Courtyard was legendary. It was at one of these gigs that Moving Hearts dropped in to see the band and were so impressed they invited The Outfit to join them on tour.

The Outfit supported many big acts along the way including reggae greats Aswad, Bob Marley’s band The Wailers, Phil Lynott and Ossi Bissa.  The band split up in 1984 and are now reforming for a one off gig on September 2nd at Dolans Warehouse in Limerick.

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Sep
7
7:30pm 7:30pm

Drinking In America

Tickets €15 (On Sale July 27th)

Tickets €15 (On Sale July 27th)

Bottom Dog Theatre Company return to Dolan’s Warehouse this September with their Irish premiere of Drinking in America by US playwright Eric Bogosian.

Described by the New York Times as “a breakneck, hair-raising comic tour of the contemporary American male psyche” this award winning play features acclaimed actor Liam O’Brien playing 12 distinct different roles.

From a grasping show-biz hustler; a latter-day Willy Loman on the road; a ghetto junkie and a gyrating heavy-metal rock star, the former Emmerdale star presents the most challenging work of a career that has seen him tour worldwide with companies such as Edward Hall’s Propeller and the West End production of The Rat Pack.

He is joined on stage by Choice prize nominated musician Steve Ryan who provides a live soundtrack to the production, and is a favourite in Dolan’s through his work with windings and giveamanakick.

The show played to consecutive standing ovations in Limerick earlier this year and embarks on an extensive Autumn tour kicking off Upstairs at Dolans - coinciding with the city's Elemental Arts Festival.

Liam is of course best known to Dolan’s audiences for his annual sold out Crooning at Christmas show in which returns again this December 22nd for a record 13th year!

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Sep
8
7:30pm 7:30pm

Drinking In America

Tickets €15 (On Sale July 27th)

Tickets €15 (On Sale July 27th)

Bottom Dog Theatre Company return to Dolan’s Warehouse this September with their Irish premiere of Drinking in America by US playwright Eric Bogosian.

Described by the New York Times as “a breakneck, hair-raising comic tour of the contemporary American male psyche” this award winning play features acclaimed actor Liam O’Brien playing 12 distinct different roles.

From a grasping show-biz hustler; a latter-day Willy Loman on the road; a ghetto junkie and a gyrating heavy-metal rock star, the former Emmerdale star presents the most challenging work of a career that has seen him tour worldwide with companies such as Edward Hall’s Propeller and the West End production of The Rat Pack.

He is joined on stage by Choice prize nominated musician Steve Ryan who provides a live soundtrack to the production, and is a favourite in Dolan’s through his work with windings and giveamanakick.

The show played to consecutive standing ovations in Limerick earlier this year and embarks on an extensive Autumn tour kicking off Upstairs at Dolans - coinciding with the city's Elemental Arts Festival.

Liam is of course best known to Dolan’s audiences for his annual sold out Crooning at Christmas show in which returns again this December 22nd for a record 13th year!

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Sep
14
9:00pm 9:00pm

JOHN SMITH

Tickets 14 (+Booking Fee)

Tickets 14 (+Booking Fee)

Seoda Shows proudly present JOHN SMITH 'Headlong' Album Tour

Acclaimed singer and guitarist John Smith announces an Irish tour following the release of his fifth album, 'Headlong' and it’s lead single 'Living In Disgrace'. Produced by Sam Lakeman and featuring Cara Dillon on BVs, Headlong comes dedicated to the memory of John Renbourn and is the follow up to Great Lakes, John’s Joe Henry produced release of 2013 which featured 'Salty & Sweet', a duet with Lisa Hannigan that became somewhat of a radio hit in Ireland. 'Headlong' has already been an 'RTE Radio 1 Album of the Week' in Ireland.

Headlong is the fifth album in a hard-working, under-the-radar career that has earned the Devon-born Smith a dedicated following and secured the respect and admiration of his peers. The late Renbourn called him “the future of folk music”, and Smith has opened shows for artists as diverse as Iron and Wine, John Martyn, Tinariwen and Gil Scott-Heron. He has also played on sessions for Joan Baez, Cara Dillon and Joe Henry among others, with Lianne La Havas and Lisa Hannigan both recruiting him to play lead guitar in their bands.  

 

And so not by chance is it that John’s new record comes bearing a title implying impulsive, breakneck motion- written as it was, across various touring stints playing guitar for the likes of La Havas and Hannigan (who fittingly lends a co-write to Headlong, on ‘Coming Home’), across the U.S. Having wound up his own successful 2 year stint touring Great Lakes round the UK & across Europe (taking in sold out shows at Union Chapel, London and Unitarian Church, Dublin. In early 2016 John was finally afforded a chance to come off the road, settle in one place for a while. An opportunity which, for better or worse, Smith elected to decline. Says John; “When I finished touring 'Great Lakes' I felt like I had time on my hands, and I thought rather than go home and try to write where it just didn’t feel natural, I wanted to keep on touring. It felt right”. 

 

And so in stark contrast to the agonising 24 month period of writer’s block which frustrated the arrival of 'Great Lakes' - the songs that would eventually become 'Headlong' came together at nimble pace, during woodshedding in the isolated lulls afforded to touring musicians.

 

Many of the songs here are inspired by John’s wife and newborn baby- together they form a magnetic north of sorts for 'Headlong'. His wife is the source of the redemptive, unconditional love to which ‘Save My Life’ is indebted - she’s also the ‘Joanna’ of the track that bears the same title, spurring Smith through the humdrum niggles which invariably pepper lengthy stints on the road, from clearance issues on the Oregon country border to inter-band squabbles. Yet for all that 'Headlong' is informed in part by separation, it is also an album full of hope and trembling promise for the future. “Open the door into my time,” John sings on the joyously surging “Threshold”, inspired by the rite of passage of becoming a father for the first time    

 

'Headlong' also bears the indelible loss of John’s close friend Renbourn. The death of the Pentangle legend took a particularly strong toll; “His death really hit me hard” says Smith; “He was so much more to me than someone I’d played with, and who had encouraged me. He was a friend as well, so I wanted to reference him on this album- that’s why I’ve dedicated it to his memory”.

 

Renbourn’s presence is particularly palpable in Smith’s equally sparing and striking electric guitar work, which weaves through 'Headlong', marking a break of sorts from the lush string orchestration that characterised 'Great Lakes'. “I learnt a lot about guitars on those big U.S. tours” says John, “Finding the best tone, getting a big guitar sound for a big room. Bringing that back to my studio, and playing that kind of electric guitar on my songs, felt really good.” And so the remit for John and producer Sam Lakeman (brother of Seth & Sean) - when they eventually repaired to Lakeman’s Somerset studios - became aligning the glistening Petty and Clapton guitar lines of which Smith was so in awe, with the paired-back world inhabited by 'Headlong'.

 

The success of this distillation is borne out in spades- particularly on the freewheeling outro to ‘Joanna’, galvanised by sparing blasts of Smith’s telecaster & the silken backing vocals of Cara Dillon (who also lends vocals to John’s homage to belt-tightening, ‘Living In Disgrace’). John and Lakeman’s labours were smoothed by the easy creative shorthand the two friends enjoy; “We’re really direct with each other, but it actually makes for a friendly working relationship. If we disagree, we can have a raging argument about it, but 5 minutes later we’ll be recording again and everything’s fine. For 'Headlong' I really wanted someone who could challenge me, dare me to chop out that part of a song, or add in an extra chorus.”

 

Whilst John Smith has stood still just long enough to commit this new album to record, there’s yet little danger of moss gathering. Currently gearing up for a 3 month autumn tour of the UK & Europe, Smith has also been tapped to play guitar on the forthcoming album from Joan Baez (with an appearance on the forthcoming Martin Simpson album also in the works), alongside his 'Great Lakes’ collaborator, Joe Henry.

Reviews:

"It’s rare these days to find an audience so wrapped up in a performance as this one"

* 4/5 The Independent

 

"John Smith has captured something special"

* Acoustic


"Far from the connotations his name brings, John Smith is one of a kind"

* Wonderland


"This is the sound of a hugely underrated songwriter revealing more of himself, and it’s resulted in a wonderful record"

* 9/10 Guitarist


"Should see him reach the bigger audience his talents most definitely deserve"

* 4/5 Total Guitar


"The searing thrum of ‘Undone’ is testament to how powerful his music can be"

* Uncut

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Sep
15
7:30pm 7:30pm

Fred Cooke

Tickets €15

Tickets €15

Fred Cooke is embracing his unique musical style of comedy on his first nationwide tour with his show “Fredliner”.  It has been a phenomenal year for Fred supporting his hero Tommy Tiernan to packed crowds across the country.

Throughout this time he has established himself as part of “the premiere league of Irish funny men” (Hot Press).

 His new show reveals many layers of comedy that intertwine for a hilarious joke-per-minute show. “Fredliner” brings to the stage the mayhem of his life, from his school days to the social chaos of his adulthood.

This year has seen Fred Cooke on our TV screens as the MC in the highly successful and groundbreaking  “Tommy Tiernan Show”. Fred’s numerous Republic of Telly sketches, including “Ireland the Musical” and his “Hidden Camera Orchestra”, have gone viral.

 Sit back and enjoy this Irish Comedy Star!!!

 “I love Fred, he has the real spirit of the Clown in him” TOMMY TIERNAN

 “Comedy genius. He has so much energy that he could power a small village in the west of Kerry” THE LAUGHTER LOUNGE

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Sep
15
8:30pm 8:30pm

Kathleen Turner

Kathleen Turner live upstairs at Dolans Limerick on September 15th 2017

"A stunning debut... Kathleen doesn't look like she needs to trade under the family name to make it." Folk and Tumble

Tyrone-born, Limerick-adopted singer songwriter Kathleen Turner returns to the stage this autumn. Storytelling is at the heart of her music – Turner fuses sounds of folk and soul, with lyrics that are incisive, simple and honest and melodies that stay with you. She released her debut EP, Some Stories, in 2014, attracting attention and support from Paul McLoone (Today FM), Carl Corcoran (RTÉ Lyric FM) and Cherrie McIlwaine (Radio Ulster) and opening for the likes of Altan, Eddie Reader and Declan O’Rourke. Having spent the last year completing her PhD at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, she’s ready for live gigs again. In 2017, she caught the attention of renowned songwriter and performer Chris Wood, who has produced her second EP, The Lines Between Us (due for release in July 2017). This carefully crafted collection of songs comes right out of her life in Limerick – expect no bells or whistles, just voice and story.

Kathleen turner between the lines album cover
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Fay Milton (Savages Dj Set)
Sep
16
11:00am11:00am

Fay Milton (Savages Dj Set)

Fay Milton is a drummer, DJ, composer and film maker from South East London. With her band, Savages, she has recorded two MERCURY PRIZE nominated Albums, ‘Silence Yourself’ and ‘Adore Life’ and has toured extensively in Europe, America, Japan and Australia.

As a filmmaker, Fay has made documentary films with
KIERAN HEBDEN, MYSTERY JETS, THE MIGHTY BOOSH and currently produces an interview series on climate change called 'Very Important Things'.

Fay also runs the Venus Fly Trap club night in London, a party celebrating music by women.

Fay is in Limerick as a guest speaker with the POPULAR MUSIC AND POPULAR CULTURE RESEARCH CLUSTER at University of Limerick.
 

BIG THANKS & RESPECT due to Professor Eoin Devereux in helping to bring this very special night to fruition!

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Sep
17
8:00pm 8:00pm

Amiina

Tickets on sale August 18th at 9am

Tickets on sale August 18th at 9am

Join amiina for their latest adventure, Fantômas.
Originally composed as a live score to a silent masterpiece from 1913, amiina’s members
decided right from the start that the music would also be able to stand on its own, independent of the visual narrative.


Melancholic and ethereal, yet full of suspense, pounding rhythms and haunting melodies,
amiina’s fans won’t be disappointed. Soundworld full of contrasts, from darkness and utter terror to heavenly melodies. The music thoughtfully composed, reorrucing themes and leid-motives build up a delicate structure where the listener can experience the piece as one entity - and then again different tracks or songs can be enjoyed independently. Violin, cello, drums, percussion, metallophone, table harp, ukulele and electronics are the source material for the sound world of amiina here, with their intelligent and imaginative usage of the different instruments and their varied and endless textures.

The score Fantômas premiered in Paris in 2013 at the prestigious, Théâtre du Châtelet, where amiina, together with musicians James Blackshaw, Tim Hecker, Loney Dear and Yann Tiersen, took part in a special Halloween event, celebrating the centenary of the Fantômas series, directed by the French film director Louis Feuillade in 1913 - 1914. The Fantômas series - in five parts - ran for six hours with every musician/ band providing their new live score for the series, the music commissioned by Yann Tiersen who curated the event.

Halloween especially fitting for this occasion that revolved around Fantômas, the sadistic and ruthless serial killer, the lord of terror and genius of evil who initially came to live in the crime fictions of French writers Marcel Allain and Pierre Souvestre in 1911. A huge success right from the beginning, Fantômas is an early example of the interplay between avant-garde intellectual and emerging mass culture, he was to appear in various films, television and comic book adaptations throughout the century but also highly regarded by the French avant garde of the 1920’s, especially the surrealists, e.g. René Magritte and Guillame Apollinaire, the latter stating that “from the imaginative standpoint Fantômas is one of the richest works that exist.”

When the magical, somewhat fragile sound world of amiina meets the lord of terror something unexpected and truly magical happens. Do step in.

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Sep
23
9:00pm 9:00pm

SLIM CESSNA'S AUTO CLUB (US) presented by Seoda Shows

SLIM CESSNA'S AUTO CLUB (US) presented by Seoda Shows in the Kasbah Social Club on September 23rd

In September 2016, Slim Cessna's Auto Club released its latest album 'The Commandments According to SCAC'. It has been twenty-four years since Slim Cessna parted ways with The Denver Gentlemen, that grand progenitor of the peculiar strain of Gothic Americana unique to the Mile High City, to form Slim Cessna's Auto Club with a group of talented peers. Many bands with a long and successful run like that would stick close to its roots. But rather than rest on well-earned laurels, the Auto Club challenged itself to break with well-worn modes of operating for the new record. Wallace Stenger may have captured the spirit of the west in his 1971 novel Angle of Repose. Jim Thompson surely exposed the lurid underbelly of the Western experience. Cormac McCarthy definitely evoked the conflicted, tortured spirit of small town life on the frontier. William Faulkner and Flannery O'Connor informed all of them with a humor and soulfulness. It is that literary tradition that imbues the harrowing and celebratory sound and riveting stories of Slim Cessna's Auto Club. And for a full twenty years it was largely in that realm of art that the Auto Club reveled and garnered a loyal cult following well beyond the boundaries of The Queen City of the Plains. But no band can be satisfied with treading the same territory that it helped to define forever. The Commandments According to SCAC, will be the first full length album of original material released on the Auto Club's own imprint, SCACUNINCORPORATED. The title evokes the themes of cosmic punishment and redemption that have served the band's songwriting engine so well in the past. But this set of songs sounds more hopeful and expansive, a quality that was always there but this time out the brighter sides of the songwriting are emphasized. Hints of this saw early full-flown expression on 2008's Cipher and Unentitled from 2011. With The Commandments, however, the Auto Club seems to step forward into the promise of its own possibilities. It remains capable of the heady darkness and celebratory intensity with which it made its name. Now that charmingly dusky and spare sound breathes with a color and delicacy of feeling that perhaps sat in the background in times past. Maybe it's partly due to the greater creative contributions from longtime collaborator Rebecca Vera and The Peeler or the inclusion of upright bass player Ian O'Dougherty. But the core of the band's songwriting and sound is anchored firmly in the vision of Slim, Munly Munly and Lord Dwight Pentacost. Whatever the true source of this transformation, The Commandments According to SCAC sounds like a band marshalling its creative inspiration to mark out a new chapter of its existence. When you get to see the Auto Club tour, you'll get to see an already mighty band reinvigorated by this new spirit as well as by the fire that has long burned in its collective belly.
 

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Sep
29
8:00pm 8:00pm

Thin Az Lizzy

Tickets €12.50 ( €15 on the door)

Tickets €12.50 ( €15 on the door)

Thin Az Lizzy are recognised as being the best Thin Lizzy tribute act in Ireland.  There is no doubt to that.  His next goal is to bring Thin Az Lizzy to the point of being the Best Thin Lizzy Band in the world.  This will be achieved though the new team that he has amassed.  Whatever has to happen to achieve that goal will happen.  Johnny has a renewed sense of motivation and focus.  While we are not going to tell you the financial objectives, we are going to tell you that within 2 years, it is planned to be doing 150+ shows per annum all around Europe.  Then it is planned to bring it further afield.

Johnny admits that “the better the audience is the better we are on stage”.  So part of their job onstage is to create good audience participation.  TAL are bringing their own flavour to songs and at the same time holding on to what makes the songs great and what the audience loves. 

For example, I was videoing a gig in Sligo in November 2016.  The venue was packed to the rafters.  The promoters didn’t expect half of that crowd because it was November, pouring with rain and freezing cold.  I spoke to a few people there who told me they were there purely to see TAL.  Within one minute of starting the show, the hall was packed (they came from everywhere in the pub) and people were singing to every song.  During their version of Whiskey in the Jar, Johnny got as far as the first four words of the song and stopped singing.  The band kept playing and the audience took over for the next two minutes.

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Sep
30
9:00pm 9:00pm

Stairway To Zepplein

No Stairway To Zepplein(Led Zepplein Tribute Act) Dolans Limerick Ireland. Saturday September 30th 2017

No Stairway are back!! On the 30th of September, Ireland's premier Led Zeppelin tribute act will take to the stage, to play all the hits you know and love.

Comprised of 4 musicians with a great love of the band, they aim to recreate Zeppelin’s live presence and studio albums as faithfully as possible. From Plant’s soaring vocals, Bonham’s thunderous drums, Jone’s multitasking, to Page’s blistering guitar work; all the parts are treated with the respect they deserve! Having formed in 2013 in Galway City, the lads are constantly adding to the set list, determined to play a ridiculous amount of Zeppelin’s back catalogue. Expect all the classic tunes, and even some that Zeppelin themselve’s rarely, if ever, performed live!
 

It's gonna be a night of Rock n' Roll not to be missed!

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Oct
6
7:30pm 7:30pm

Gearóid Farrelly 'Home Truths'

Ticket€ 12

Ticket€ 12

Comedian Gearóid Farrelly takes his brand of chatty standup comedy on the road this Autumn. 

This show will address everything from Trump to decluttering and explain why you shouldn't toilet train a cat.  

Gearóid has appeared at comedy festivals all over the world. He has supported the likes of Joan Rivers and Sarah Millican in the UK. This year he toured Ireland with Neil Delamere and appears every week on his Sunday Best show on Today FM. 

Gearóid's podcast "Fascinated" is a comedy chat show and is available on iTunes. 


To be an audience member in Farrelly’s crowd is a joy. Each joke landed perfectly…. impeccable comic timing.. ” 

✭✭✭✭✭   Broadway Baby  (Edinburgh Fringe Festival)


“the best opening act in his price range”

– Joan Rivers

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Oct
6
9:00pm 9:00pm

Buffalo Soul

Ireland's definitive tribute to Bob Marley & The Wailers Bufallo Soul is a collective of musicians from all over the world, based in Dublin, performing the songs of Bob Marley & The Wailers. The band pays tribute to the most influential Jamaican musicians of all time and their timeless spiritual grooves. One Love!!!

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Oct
7
9:00pm 9:00pm

JUANITA STEIN (Howling Bells) proudly presented by Seoda Shows

JUANITA STEIN Live in Dolans Limerick on October 7th 2017

She's seen the world Americanize, gentrify and divide
like a broken heart during a decade of touring the globe with her band Howling
Bells, now Juanita Stein returns with her first solo collection of songs about
a pre-apocalyptic America.

This isn't the America of goofy teen movies, Twinkies
and Trump, no Mam. It's that shattered dreamland Hunter S. Thompson went
looking for... It's somewhere beyond the pines of Twin Peaks at a crossroads
where Badlands met Paris, Texas. A dustball in a once great land,
reimagined whilst daydreaming as the towns and plains filtered through the
grainy dirt that is the tour bus window during laps of the USA with Coldplay
and The Killers.

These are songs from a dark-hearted country, where the
lights of Nashville twinkle in the distance as the siren song leads you into
the eternal night...

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Oct
8
7:30pm 7:30pm

Gerry Leonard & Eoin Devereux : In Conversation and Performance

Gerry Leonard & Eoin Devereux : In Conversation and Performance dolans warehouse limerick on Sunday October 8th 2017

Gerry Leonard – musician, performer and solo artist – was musical director for David Bowie from the A Reality Tour in 2003, and a member of the seminal artist’s inner circle for 15 years. Born in Clontarf but based in New York, Leonard settled in New York’s East Village where he worked with the artists such as Cyndi Lauper,  Sophie B. Hawkins and Rufus Wainwright.

Prior to becoming one of Bowie’s most trusted touring and session musicians, his solo career as Spookyghost, an ambient guitar project, ran from the late 90s and concurrent with his work with Bowie. He has also written and performed the score for Irish independent movie32A, recorded and toured the soundtrack for ‘The Last Mimsy’ with Roger Waters and produced and co-wrote Suzanne Vega’s last two album releases.

Professor Eoin Devereux is Assistant Dean for Research in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at University of Limerick, Ireland. His main teaching and research interests are focused on Media, Popular Music, Fan Studies and Media Audiences. Recognised internationally as an expert on media and popular culture, he co-organised the first academic symposiumonDavid Bowiein 2012. He is also the co-editor ofDavid Bowie: Critical Perspectives.

I.NY brings together Gerry Leonard and Eoin Devereux in conversation and performance at Dolan’s Warehouse, Sunday October 8 at 7:30pm.

Feature:
Gerry Leonard: The Dubliner who became one of David Bowie’s six-string sidemen
 

For more info on the festival see thisisiny.com

For more info on the festival see thisisiny.com

 

 

 

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Oct
13
8:00pm 8:00pm

Craig Gallagher

Tickets € 10 (plus booking fee) on sale Friday August 11th at 9am

Tickets 10 (plus booking fee) on sale Friday August 11th at 9am

Dublin’s Craig Gallagher began his career singing the pubs of Dublin’s. He recently released a four track EP titled “Home” that shot to No.1 on iTunes in Ireland, and he has earned over two million streams on Spotify. His single has just been added to almost all radio station’s in Ireland and is breaking the top 50 radio chart. On the live front Craig is selling out his own tours across Ireland and Europe, including Whelan’s in Dublin and the legendary Paradiso (upstairs) in Amsterdam and Craig finished 2016 opening for Gavin James at his sold out 3Arena (15k Cap) Dublin, Craig’s first headline show of 2017 will be in Whelans Dublin on 17th February followed by a sold out Paradiso, Amsterdam in March 13th. Listen to Craig’s single “Without You” here.

Live album released later this summer and supporting Tash Sultana on her Sold Out Dublin, London, Paris, Amsterdam shows and supporting Gavin James this summer Live At The Marquee Cork, St Johns Castle Limerick, The Big Top Galway, and Heineken Music Hall Amsterdam.

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Oct
13
8:00pm 8:00pm

The Darkness

Tickets €                                                              Photo: Simon Emmett

Tickets €                                                              Photo: Simon Emmett

Always an excellent live spectacle, the glam rock quartet and Lowestoft’s prodigal sons The Darkness have lined up a humungous tour .

Singer and master orator Justin Hawkins said: “The Darkness is proud to return once again to the stages of our sceptered isle. We are here to confirm our reputation as the mightiest live band treading the boards in this saccharine age of music made by computers, millionaires and halfwits. Sometimes by all three! We will once again be showcasing our trademark mix of relentless rifferama, effortless haute couture, ridiculously loud noises and bright things that flash on and off.

“As any fool will tell you, a Darkness show is a place where believers come together, where fluids are shared, and dreams are built. But most importantly, where rock and roll is crowned king EVERY NIGHT! 

“And as if that wasn’t enough, we have made a frankly stunning fifth album that will be unleashed on the world in September of this year by the lovely Cooking Vinyl people. Good times… so come one, come all!!”

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Oct
13
8:00pm 8:00pm

Mundy ‘Jelly Legs 21’ Tour

Tickets €22 (ON SALE Friday May 26th at 9am)

Tickets €22 (ON SALE Friday May 26th at 9am)

Mundy ‘Jelly Legs 21’ Tour October 2017

At the age of 21, on the 14th of October 1996, one of Irelands most popular singer-songwriters Mundy released his debut Album ‘Jelly Legs’ on Epic Records-a subsidiary of SONY.  The critically acclaimed debut produced by ‘Youth’ went on to sell a respectable 60,000 copies around the world.

This year will mark the 21st Anniversary of the said album and also 21 years since his song “To you I Bestow’ appeared on the Hollywood block buster movie ‘Romeo and Juliet’ by Baz Luhrman. The movies soundtrack, cherished by many, sold over 11 million copies around the world.

The album featured the songs ‘Pardon Me’ and ‘Life’s a Cinch’  which also got MTV and VH1 rotation plus the highly requested song ‘Gin and Tonic Sky’.

Now ‘Jelly Legs’ has reached that milestone.  It has come of age and remains a timeless, ageless classic.   Mundy is marking this occasion and to celebrate the album by reforming his old band with Guitarist Steo Farrell, Drummer Cion O’Callaghan and Bassist Shane Fitzsimons.  The band toured France, the UK and the States extensively also sharing bills with Van Morrison, Manic Street Preachers, Cast and Stereophonics to name but a few.

The tour will simply be called ‘Jelly Legs 21’ and Mundy is going to add some extra layers to make it a very special celebration.

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Oct
15
8:00pm 8:00pm

Damien Dempsey & Chris Byrne: In Conversation and Performance

Damien Dempsey & Chris Byrne In Conversation and Performance as part of the i.ny festival on october 15th in Dolans Warehouse at 8pm

Damien Dempsey has been lauded as a modern day seanachaí, delivering his starkly beautiful songs based on real life experience. In 1997, on the release of his track ‘Dublin Town’, Damien was praised for his gritty realism and an ability to use social commentary to express both the negative and positive aspects of Ireland’s development at that time. From there he has, to date, released seven studio albums which consistently deliver his matter-of-fact style.

Partly in response to the Ireland he found himself often restrained by, Damien travelled to New York for the first time on the invitation of Chris Byrne. Having heard him play in Dublin, Chris asked him to his midtown Manhattan bar as a guest and performer. Inspired by his surroundings, much like at home, Damien added to the story of the Irish artist in New York, writing ‘Apple Of My Eye’ from a cramped Brooklyn apartment, and acknowledging the subsequent creative influence the city had on his writing and music.

Chris Byrne is a former member of Black 47, the Celtic hip hop/rock collective active in New York for 25 years, and recognised as the premier Irish-American rock group who created an environment where bands such as Dropkick Murphys and Flogging Molly have been able to flourish. Byrne left his career as a New York police officer to join the band, and having signed with the label of The Pogues manager Frank Murray they subsequently signed with EMI, releasing 5 albums along the way, and playing up to 150 live shows a year. Since leaving Black 47, Chris performs with Seanachaí and the Unity Squad, and continues to regularly perform a combination of modern and traditional Irish music in Brooklyn.

I.NY brings together Damien Dempsey and Chris Byrne, who will appear in conversation and performance at Dolans Warehouse, Sunday October 15 at 9pm.

For more info on the festival see thisisiny.com

For more info on the festival see thisisiny.com

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Oct
19
8:00pm 8:00pm

Badly Drawn Boy

Tickets €24 (+booking fee) On Sale Friday Aug 11th

Tickets 24 (+booking fee) On Sale Friday Aug 11th

Go right back to 2000 andthe Mercury Prize-winning, seminal ‘The Hour of the Bewilderbeast’, announced the arrival of the badly drawn genius of Damon Gough. It's been a curious, wonderful, inimitable, unpredictable career so far of major prizes and minor incidents, all possibilities and magic in the air.  Since then he has released four subsequent studio albums - Have You Fed The Fish? (2002), One Plus One Is One (2004), Born In The UK (2006) and It’s What I’m Thinking Part 1: Photographing Snowflakes (2010) – and three film soundtracks, About A Boy (2002, from the film of the same name), Is There Nothing We Could Do? (2009, from the Caroline Aherne film The Fattest Man In The UK) and Being Flynn (from the 2012 film of the same name). His soundtrack to the 2002 film About A Boy, starring Hugh Grant, remains one of Badly Drawn Boy’s most critically acclaimed and successful albums (certified Gold in the UK) and spawned two singles, ‘Silent Sigh’ and ‘Something To Talk About’. 

www.badlydrawnboy.co.uk

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Oct
20
7:30pm 7:30pm

Eleanor Tiernan

Tickets €12 (On Sale Friday July 29th)

Tickets €12 (On Sale Friday July 29th)

Eleanor Tiernan: People Pleaser

 

A stranger asks a small favour. It seems so mean to refuse. But every action has its consequences. And when it's too late, it's too late. Compulsive Irish over-thinker Eleanor Tiernan is back at the Fringe with a brand-new stand-up show. As seen on Comedy Central's the Alternative Comedy Experience and Irish Pictorial Weekly on RTÉ. ‘A distinctive inspired comic mind’ (Scotsman). ‘Tiernan boasts a magnificent curl in her lip and snarl in her voice’ (Sunday Times).

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Phil Rudd Band(Formerly of Acdc)
Oct
20
8:00pm 8:00pm

Phil Rudd Band(Formerly of Acdc)

Phil Rudd October 20th Dolans Warehouse

Tickets are €22. 

PHIL RUDD ‘ THE VERY DEFINITION OF ROCK DRUMMING’ Modern Drummer

Malcolm Young co-founder of AC/DC describes Phil Rudd as “the real deal”

Drumming peers from Kenny Aronoff (drummer for John Mellencamp) describes him as “the rock drummer” to Eric Singer of Kiss singing Phil Rudd’s praises “the heart and soul of AC/DC.”

The Australian drummer played in several Melbourne bands, such as Buster Brown and the Coloured Balls, before joining up with rock giants AC/DC in 1975.

Over the next four years Rudd powered the band to superstardom with his dogged consistency and unshakeable backbeat on classics like “It’s A Long Way To The Top (If You Want To Rock ’N’ Roll)” “T.N.T” and “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap.” Phil Rudd is an indelible part of AC/DC history.

Rudd said he “went straight down the road to buy my first Ferrari” after the block busting epic album Highway to Hell went multi-platinum Worldwide.

To the inexperienced, Phil Rudd’s drumming may seem rudimentary. But his unselfish style and humongous groove have earned him the adoration of generations of drummers. Rammstein’s Christoph Schneider said in the October 2010 Modern Drummer, “AC/DC were my absolute heroes because they are simple and easy to copy—though soon you find they are not so easy to copy.” The magazine’s May 2010 issue also chimed in on the timeless rocker with the feature “50 Reasons To Love Phil Rudd”

The veteran musician has appeared on all but three of AC/DC’s 18 studio albums, which have sold more than 200 million copies worldwide.

“You couldn’t find a more solid person or drummer than Phil Rudd” said ex lead AC/DC vocalist Brian Johnson

The former AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd was desperately missed on recent tours so much so Cliff Williams long standing bassist is retiring from AC/DC citing the fact he missed both Phil Rudd & Malcolm Young.

Phil Rudd during 2014 recorded and released his first debut album Head Job with Kiwi musicians Allan Badger and Geoffrey Martin. The release of Head Job via Universal Music Group only took place in Australia & New Zealand. However the promotion plans for Head Job were scuppered by well publicised legal problems in New Zealand.

“I couldn’t be bloody happier with Head Job , to tell you the truth” Phil told Libel Music. “I’m so proud of the album, everything I had to do with it. The guys played really well on it, it’s just too good. Really great, mate… I’m pretty happy with the drum sound”

With recent well publicised problems ( which ended up in Phil Rudd serving a 8 month home detention sentence ) naturally thwarted the 2014 release of Head Job. Phil is determined to leave all his problems behind him and is very focused on a positive life style . He will be visiting the UK and Europe on promotion for the Head Job re-release.

“My hell raising days are over” [Inspired by Sir John Kirwan the All Black Rugby Legend] “I see a psychiatrist once a week and I’m  closer than ever to my children. I still have all my flash all his cars but now I want to grow chillies”

Phil Rudd showcased 11 of his luxury cars in a Christchurch ( New Zealand ) earthquake appeal fundraiser including a rare 1991 Ferrari F40 and a brand new Ferrari 599. Other cars on display included two Lamborghinis, a 2010 Rolls Royce Ghost, 2011 Bentley Mulsanne and Bentley super sport, Audi R8 V10, a 2011 Aston Martin DBS, 2010 Mercedes SLS AMG. The 11 cars have a combined worth of approximately$3m (USD).

Rudd’s airport hangar is also home to his MD 520N helicopter.

Phil Rudd has turned a corner and completely dedicated his life to the more important things in his life including family , friends and music.

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Oct
21
8:00pm 8:00pm

Little Hours

Tickets ON SALE JULY 5th

Tickets ON SALE JULY 5th

IRISH BAND LITTLE HOURS RELEASE NEW SINGLE TO COINCIDE WITH HIGH PROFILE UK SUPPORT GIGS

Big shows with Birdy and Rodrigo y Gabriela precede ‘How Can I Love You?’

Fresh from the amazing success of their Spotify hit ‘Water’ (2.3 million streams and counting), the County Donegal band Little Hours motor on with the release of their brand new single - ‘How Can I Love You?’ Produced by James Earp (Rebecca Ferguson, Kodaline) and mixed by Dean Barratt (Craig David, Ray BLK).

Led by singer-songwriter John Doherty, Little Hours have had a busy start to 2017, with recording sessions for their forthcoming debut album, heaps of promo work for ‘Water’, a sold-out debut Irish tour, and a string of UK shows, including the influential Great Escape festival in Brighton and the Dot To Dot festival.

The release of the stirring, soulful ‘How Can I Love You’ coincides with a trio of high-profile UK support gigs with label mates Rodrigo y Gabriela in London and Manchester and Birdy at Somerset House. 

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Oct
21
9:00pm 9:00pm

MARK OLSON presented by Seoda Shows

Mark Olson plays in The Kasbah Social Club (Dolans) Limerick on October 21st 2017

MARK OLSON (The Jayhawks)( US) was born and raised in Minnesota by a family of mostly farmers and school teachers. He has been involved with musical instruments since the age of twelve and is self -taught for the most part and uses alternate tunings and two-part unison singing followed then by breaking off into harmony in his writing and live performances. He lives now in the California Desert with his wife Ingunn Ringvold. Mark and Ingunn tour off and on internationally almost every year.

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Oct
25
8:00pm 8:00pm

Eric Gales

Ticket €15 on Sale Friday August 11th (VIP €30)

Ticket 15 on Sale Friday August 11th (VIP €30)

A limited number of VIP tickets also available from the ticket link above. Vip tickets include a meet & greet with photo opportunity and a VIP laminate.

It's well documented that Gales was a child prodigy and heralded as the second coming of Jimi Hendrix when he released his debut album The Eric Gales Band in 1991 as a 16 year old on Elektra Records. It was the first of 10 albums on a major label through a blistering career. He has released 14 studio albums in total ahead of Middle of the Road and a host of other collaborations, one of which led him to work with producer Fabrizio Grossi (Alice Cooper, Joe Bonamassa, Billy F. Gibbons, Ice T, Leslie West, Slash, Walter Trout, Steve Lukather, Steve Vai, Paul Stanley, Supersonic Blues Machine).

Middle of the Road is Eric Gales fourth album on Provogue/Mascot label Group (Joe Bonamassa, Beth Hart, Black Stone Cherry, Warren Haynes, The Robert Cray Band, Robben Ford, Eric Johnson, The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band) and it sees him at his most expressive yet; it is a deeply personal and reflective record that echoes where he is in his life right now and he opens himself up and allows himself the chance to really flourish.

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Oct
26
7:30pm 7:30pm

Reginald D Hunter

Tickets €28 (ON SALE MAY 25th at 9am)

Tickets €28 (ON SALE MAY 25th at 9am)

Some People v Reginald d Hunter

Irish Tour 2017

TIckets on sale Thursday, May 25th. 9.30am

REGINALD D HUNTER JOINS THE TOP RANK OF STAND-UP COMEDIANS WORKING TODAY…A COMEDIAN GOING FOR BROKE, FLYING IN THE FACE OF RECEIVED OPINION IN A WAY THAT IS SIMPLY EXHILARATING……THIS IS COMEDY OF A RARE SCOPE ««««« Times

Reginald D Hunter returns to Ireland in 2017 with his highly anticipated brand new show following a hugely successful year performing across Europe.

In the years that he has been living and performing in the UK, Reginald’s searingly honest material has garnered him a popular fan base that spans the generations. In the past twelve months he has appeared in a critically acclaimed tour of the UK as well as performing across Europe. His appearances on television have included 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown and the hugely popular three-part BBC2 series Reginald D Hunter’s Songs Of The South which documented Reginald’s epic road trip from North Carolina to New Orleans through 150 years of American popular song.

“STAND-UP COMEDY’S COOLEST CUSTOMER” Telegraph

Reginald has been in the UK for just under two decades and in that time he has become one of the UK Comedy industry’s best-known performers for his distinctive take on subjects including race and sexuality.  His work can be brutally honest and is often considered to be controversial but it is always meticulously thought out and he has never been afraid to face challenging issues head on, even when the focus is on his own principles or beliefs.

“EACH SUCCESSIVE SHOW CRACKLES WITH ANTICIPATORY ATMOSPHERE” i Newspaper

He is a well-known face on primetime television shows such as 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Never Mind The Buzzcocks and QI and is a frequent guest on Have I Got News For You. He has appeared in Argumental for Dave Channel and Would I Lie To You and Live At The Apollo for BBC1.

His highly popular debut DVD – Reginald D Hunter Live – was one of the top sellers in the DVD comedy charts as was his follow up DVD – Reginald D Hunter: In The Midst of Crackers.

He is animated… as he burns brightly through ideas’ The Times ****

Please note all ticket prices include €1 per ticket booking charge.

No exchanges or refunds.

For all performances at the Lime Tree Theatre, wheelchair spaces can only be booked over the phone. Please call (061) 953400 if you wish to book a wheelchair space.

No late comers admitted to the theatre after the show commences.

Limited parking available for patrons, please arrive early. Disability and bus parking available.

 

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Oct
27
7:00pm 7:00pm

Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott

Tickets ON SALE July 7th at 9am

Tickets ON SALE July 7th at 9am

Paul Heaton & Jaqcqui Abbott are by and large defined by their obsessive attention to craft, then Paul Heaton should be among our most celebrated. He has been one of the country’s more astute songwriters - composer of the most joyful melodies, the most barbed lyrics - for four full decades now. But where some artists, even venerable ones, can tend to coast somewhat in midlife, Heaton, along with his musical foil Jacqui Abbott, is just hitting his stride. The duo’s new album, ‘Crooked Calypso’, brims with his newly-discovered zest for life.

 “I won’t lie to you, this album was good fun to write,” says the man who turned 55 last month. “The whole process of songwriting for me has become easier, more enjoyable. I used to go away to write songs, and put myself in a deliberate rut in pursuit of melancholy. I don’t do that anymore.”

This is not to suggest, he quickly points out, that he has gone all “happy clappy”, but simply that, after years of some inner turmoil and perhaps a little too much enthusiasm for the drink, Heaton has crested into midlife with a belated self-acceptance, and even a certain mellowing. It suits him.

“I’ve tried stopping drinking in the past, of course, but I’ve finally found something that really works for me,” he says. “I only drink when I’m writing now. Only then. What that means is that when I come back, I stop, and I’m full of beans for life again. And that, I can tell you, is a definite improvement, for all sorts of reasons.”

‘Crooked Calypso’ is 12 tracks long (the deluxe version has 16), and boasts all the hallmarks of Heaton’s inimitable songwriting: songs buoyant with melody, and redolent with snark, but also real emotion. First single ‘I Gotta Praise’, for example, finds him at his most unabashedly romantic, a secular Gospel pop song full of the joys of life. ‘The Lord Is A White Con’, meanwhile, which is set to a preposterously jaunty rhythm, considers religion - as wielded by Britain during the Commonwealth - as a cynical manifesto to mollify, and modify, the natives: “Fire and brimstone in their soul, and buckshot in their belt/The good book or the bullet/That’s the hand the white man dealt.”

 ‘Love Makes You Happy’ might throw deliberately arched eyebrows (“love makes you happy, apparently” he deadpans at one point), but it is nevertheless a sublime declaration of fierce emotion, Heaton in heart palpitations over one he holds dear; and ‘Market Street’ is a sprawling nine-minute domestic epic about the Manchester shopping mecca (“We travelled in from Wigan, and we journeyed in from Leigh/And we headed straight for Poundland, in our hands just 50p”).

And then there is ‘Blackwater Banks’, a most gorgeous waltz that celebrates Ireland and Irishness with a rarefied elegance that the Dubliners would be proud to call their own. Inspired by Jacqui’s distant Irish roots and a cycling trip Paul made through the Emerald Isle, it could be a new Irish national anthem.

“I suppose it’s been a good few years for me,” he says. “I’ve made three albums with Jacqui in the last four years, and they’ve been getting glowing reports, good radio play, and a suggestion that people are happy to see us again. That’s made me more confident, and I suppose you can see that in the writing. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still grumpy, but I’m content in my grumpiness now. I’m no longer frothing at the mouth.”

Paul Heaton first found fame in the mid-1980s with The Housemartins, surely one of that decade’s more gleefully idiosyncratic acts. Who else, after all, dared mix Christian imagery with Marxist leanings, a dollop of humour and a side dish of gospel? By 1989, he was fronting the Beautiful South, and set about subverting the entire concept of the radio-friendly love song. Beautiful South’s canon was, and remains, full of lovely red roses that teetered on stalks of sharp thorns. ‘Song For Whoever’, which reached number two in 1989, was to all intents and purposes a classic ballad, but it was also one written from the point of view of a cynical songwriter who pursued love simply to write more songs about love; and it remains wryly amusing to hear ‘Don’t Marry Her’ still getting heavy rotation on Heart FM today when you know that the album version of the polite single edit features the line “sweaty bollocks” and the joyful chorus of: “Don’t marry her, fuck me”, sung by Jacqui Abbott, a former supermarket shelf stacker, in arguably the most sublime country voice this side of Nashville.

Beautiful South sold 15 million records before breaking up in 2007 due to “musical similarities”. Few of his peers could boast such sales. Heaton went solo, while Abbott devoted time to raising her autistic son. When he contacted her again in 2011 with a view to collaborating once more, Abbott was thrilled.

“Singing was something I was never going to do with my life,” she says. “I just sort of fell into it, an accident, the result of me being in the right place at the right time. But I’ve always loved singing Paul’s songs, and I love them even more now. I’m biased, of course, but he’s just becoming better and better. It’s an honour to sing alongside him.”

Paul and Jacqui have since released two acclaimed albums as a duo: ‘What Have We Become’ (’14) and ‘Wisdom, Laughter and Lines’ (’15), which both went top 5.

A slave to time-honoured tradition, Paul Heaton used to write his songs in a very particular fashion. He would decamp, alone, to Holland in the grip of winter where, in the driving rain and cold, he would find the ideal atmosphere in which to create the sort of songs that shone laughter in the dark and revelled in the kind of subject matter Mike Leigh might well have turned into films. Because he also loved pure pop melody, he would then decamp to Gran Canaria in pursuit of sun-kissed choruses.

But the newly happy Heaton has radically changed his songwriting methods now. Yes, he still writes the tunes in the Canaries, but he no longer goes to Holland in the winter in pursuit of morose lyrical inspiration. No, he goes to Holland in the spring and autumn instead, when it is comparatively milder. And he takes his wife for company.

“I think that’s all proof that I’m becoming more optimistic in my outlook,” he chuckles. “And a bit less critical.”

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Oct
27
8:00pm 8:00pm

Joshua Burnside & Ports

Tickets € 12

Tickets 12

JOSHUA BURNSIDE

Northern Irish experimental folk songwriter and producer Joshua Burnside is something of a regional anomaly. With a brooding, powerful sound echoing artists of places afar and time long gone, his enthralling craft defies local comparison in striving towards an aesthetic as much as visual as it is sonic. Recorded at home in Lisbane, Co. Down, his new single ‘Black Dog Sin’ is the current distillation of his increasingly unmistakable approach; a fragile, yet ultimately commanding, chamber folk sound gloriously underpinned with unique zeal.

 

PORTS

PORTS are a four piece band from Northern Ireland. They consist of Steven McCool (Bass and Vocals), Mark O'Doherty (Drums), Ryan Griffiths (Guitar) and Conor Mason (Piano). After the release of their first demo ‘I’d Let You Win’, The band received a flood of fantastic reviews including; 'Flavour of the Month' and 'Ones to Watch' from BBC Introducing which resulted in extensive airplay from BBC Radio 1, RTE and countless others. PORTS rose to prominence in Ireland after an exciting performance at 'Other Voices', Derry-Londonderry (when they stepped in to replace Two Door Cinema Club). After their memorable performance, they were asked to return to the Other Voices stage, this time in London’s own Wilton’s Music Hall, joined by Villagers; John Grant; SOAK and Imelda May.

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Oct
28
9:00pm 9:00pm

Fangclub

Tickets on sale July 21st at 10pm

Tickets on sale July 21st at 10pm

Reviews

“This is a band you want to see in a small venue that's been packed up to the rafters, their music echoing and
pouring out into the streets. Their music is about a “moment”, mainly, that beautiful and wonderful moment where you feel like the world outside of the venue has ceased to exist.” – Leah Dingus
(Dingus|International DIY Music)

“Sometimes I just want to rock out to something charged. Fangclub have provided me with just that at just the right time” – 7BillionPeople.net

“Sounds awesome blasted at high volume” – Rocksound Magazine

“I like the sound of this – tunes to jump up and down to, and scream along with” – Dan Hegarty, 2FM

“Stripped back and very together, echoing early Foo's or Greenday……a great sign of things to come from these!” – Marty Miller, Nova FM

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Oct
29
12:30pm12:30pm

Siege of Limerick - Samhain 2017

The Siege of Limerick Metal Festival october 29th in Dolans Limerick

BadReputation Ireland presents:

The return to the front...

Siege of Limerick - Samhain 2017
Bank Holiday Sunday, October 29th, 2017

HEADLINERS:
Orange Goblin (England)

& In order of announcement:
Zlatanera
Two Tales of Woe
Corr Mhóna
Wolf Counsel (Switzerland)
Stereo Nasty
zhOra
Old Season
Elder Druid
OVEROTH
Valafar (England)
SHADOW'S FAR (Switzerland)
Drakonis
TrenchKnife
BAILER
Animator
Bisect
Dissension Rising
Xero - Limerick
Naddred
Zealot Cult
Demeter
Horrenda
The Grief

+ many more to be announced
3 Stages - 4 Bars - 1 Siege

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Nov
2
7:30pm 7:30pm

Alison Spittle: Worrier Princess

Comedian Alison Spittle: Warrior Princess live in Dolans on Novenber 2nd 2017

Alison worries. She worries so much she's decided to do a show about it and now she
can worry about making it a good show.

One of Ireland's fastest rising comedians,the star and writer of RTE's new major
series 'Nowhere Fast' , join Alison on her first tour.

As seen on RTÉ (Brendan O'Connor's Cutting Edge, Republic of Telly, Des Bishop,
this is Ireland), TV3, Sky Arts and heard on Newstalk (George Hook),
this is Alison's hilarious follow up to her smash-hit Fringe success …Discovers Hawaii.

"Whether character or citizen, Spittle comes across as a kind of genius." **** IRISH TIMES

"Breezily chatty and effusively funny, Alison Spittle is a likeable combination of
openness and chortling mischief." THE
SCOTSMAN

“Spectacular
in a beautifully surreal way" IRISH
INDEPENDENT

Support on the night from Andrea Farrell (Stellar Comedian of the year)

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Nov
4
9:00pm 9:00pm

MATTHEW E. WHITE with special guest Bedouine

Tickets on sale Friday June 23rd at 10am

Tickets on sale Friday June 23rd at 10am

Matthew E. White is working on his new album. We are delighted he has chosen the intimate Upstairs in Dolans venue to introduce  his works in progress and of course his older classics. With the UK and Ireland so close to his heart, a tour of smaller clubs seemed the only logical place to give such an intimate and open performance that shows some of his songwriting process.

MATTHEW E. WHITE Solo

An intimate evening previewing works in progress and older classics

 

Special guest Bedouine

★★★★★ * The Independent
★★★★ * The Guardian

BEDOUINE - The Road’s Own Music

“Arriving at each new city, the traveler finds again a past of his that he did not know he had: the foreignness of what you no longer are or no longer possess lies in wait for you in foreign, unpossessed places.”
* Italo Calvino

“I am a pilgrim and a stranger traveling through this wearisome land. I've got a home in that yonder city, good Lord and it's not, not made by hand.”
* Traditional

Bedouine, a gallicized riff on bedouin, the nomad, the wanderer. Anyone can assume such a name, but Azniv Korkejian has an experience of what it means, the type of ground it covers. “Moving around so much caused me at some point to feel displaced, to not really belong anywhere and I thought that was a good title.” Her development was shaped by political landscapes and family opportunities, her adult life patterned by paths of her own. Born in Aleppo, Syria to Armenian parents, Korkejian spent her childhood in Saudi Arabia, moving to America when her family won a Green Card lottery. They settled in Boston, then Houston, but she split for L.A. as soon as she could. A casual offer to stay on a horse farm took her to the rolling hills of Lexington, Kentucky, followed by a year in Austin, and a trip east to Savannah for a degree in sound design. Returning to L.A., she discovered a close-knit community of musicians in Echo Park that started to feel like home. Maybe America is just a highway that leads back to L.A.

Korkejian works with sound professionally, in dialogue editing and music editing, a slice of Hollywood’s sprawling industry. She never set out to be a singer in L.A., taking a zen approach to that part of her life, thinking that if it happens, it happens. “I just kept meeting the right people, who were professional musicians, and even though they were going on these big legitimate tours, they were still coming back to this amazing small scene, still demoing at home, and I immediately felt welcomed to join in on that. L.A. actually made me less jaded.” One day she walked into the studio of bass player / producer Gus Seyffert (Beck, Norah Jones, The Black Keys) to inquire about portable reel-to-reel tape machines and ended up cutting “Solitary Daughter in a first take. So they began another kind of journey.

Bedouine has a sound. Sixties folk meets seventies country-funk with a glimmer of bossa nova cool. Lithe guitar picking and precise lyrical excursions. That mesmerizing voice and phrasing. Working on around thirty tracks over three years, with contributions from a remarkable cast of players like guitarist Smokey Hormel (Tom Waits, Joe Strummer, Johnny Cash), Seyffert and Korkejian brought a selection of ten songs to Richmond, Virginia. She specifically sought out Spacebomb, approaching Matthew E. White after a show in L.A. He remembers listening to the song she sent over and over, on and off the road, “‘One of These Days’ became our alarm when we woke up for almost all of that tour.” Anticipating this future collaboration, the tracks were created with breathing room for the Spacebomb touch and Trey Pollard’s sinuous symphonic arrangements. Back in California, Thom Monahan (Pernice Brothers, Devendra Banhart, Vetiver) brought all the elements together in a masterful final mix.

Eschewing notions of nomadic chic, Bedouine represents minimalism motivated by travel, paring down and paring down until only the essential remains. Her music establishes a sustained and complete mood, reflecting on the unending reverberations of displacement, unafraid to take pleasure along the way. At the end of “Summer Cold” Korkejian composed an interstitial piece to recreate the sounds of her grandmother’s street in Aleppo. Partly due to America’s role in destabilizing Syria, this sonic memory is the only way to return to her birthplace. Worlds that have been lost might only be accessed through a song, in a line or a melody or a trace of tape, but they must be looked for in order to be found, so she wanders on.

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Nov
9
8:00pm 8:00pm

Moxie

Moxie Dolans Warehose Thurs November 9th

All hailing from Ireland’s untamed West Coast MOXIE are: Cillian Doheny (tenor banjo/guitar), Jos Kelly (button accordion/keyboard), Darren Roche (button accordion), Ted Kelly (tenor banjo/electric guitar) and Paddy Hazelton (percussion). 

The band have a solid traditional backbone, inspired and shaped by the surroundings of the west of Ireland, but with progressive, world and jazz influences in their musical pot it makes for a truly heady and distinctive sound, putting them at the forefront of new acoustic music from Ireland.  

In August 2014 they released their debut album ‘Planted’ to critical acclaim. With their unmistakable approach, MOXIE are becoming a festival favourite in Europe, America, Australia and beyond garnering a reputation for their highly charged live performances.

In 2016 MOXIE provided the musical landscape for the dance show: ‘Prodijig, The Revolution.’ After 3 weeks of performance in Ireland’s famous Cork Opera House, extra dates were added due to demand. The show has received rave reviews and will no doubt be back for a run in 2017.

Reviews

"MOXIE is the music of a new era, where fluidity, cross-pollination, and innovation are the future and salvation of Irish music." -Irish Examiner 2016

"Irresistible, revolutionary energy" - The Irish Times *****

 ‘Streetwise, fast moving, clever…full of superb moments’ – Irish Examiner ****

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Jake Carter
Nov
11
8:00pm 8:00pm

Jake Carter

jake carter dolans limerick

Tickets are €16.

Jake Carter is the younger brother of chart topping artist Nathan Carter who is a currently the hottest country music star in Ireland and is also making strong waves in other countries such as England, Scotland, and Australia. Jake has often performed at his brother’s gigs and festivals and has been a great hit with the fans. Aged just 18, Jake has been gigging relentlessly in the UK and Ireland as a ‘one man’ artist playing in pubs, clubs restaurants, concerts and private events. He has now started taking bookings with his new band for the second half of 2017 to develop his own fan-base with his own blend of country/pop/rock which is inspired by artists such as Rascal Flats and Hunter Hayes. One of the gigs that Jake is set to play with his new band is the brand new ‘Harvest Festival’ which takes place this August thanks to Aiken Promotions. The line-up for this festival includes American superstars Miranda Lambert and Kip Moore, country duo’s Ward Thomas and The Shires, Jakes Brother Nathan Carter and plenty of other great artists. Currently Jake is in the studio working on his next single and debut album, which he hopes to release later this year. Jake also has a tour of Ireland and Northern Ireland arranged for October 2017 to include dates at the Button Factory Dublin, Empire Belfast, Spirit Store Dundalk, INEC Killarney, Dolans Warehouse Limerick, Cyprus Avenue Cork and Monroes Galway.

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Nov
11
9:00pm 9:00pm

Seamus Fogarty

Seamus Fogarty live in Kasbah Social Nov 11th 2017

Seamus Fogarty grew up in Co Mayo in the west of Ireland and spent his early years writing songs about mountains that steal t-shirts, women who look like dinosaurs and various other unfortunate incidents. Now based in London, he released his debut album God Damn You Mountain on revered Scottish indie label Fence Records on 2012.  Hailed by the Irish Times as ‘one of the best Irish albums of recent years’, it was critically acclaimed on its release, leading to a slot on the main stage of The Green Man festival in Wales and extensive UK tours with the likes of James Yorkston, Pictish Trail and Malcolm Middleton (Arab Strap) and a massive solo tour around Europe.  Closer to home (Ireland), he has played with King Creosote & Jon Hopkins in Dublin’s Vicar Street, performed at The Electric Picnic,  Castlepolooza and Kilkenny Arts festivals and recorded live sessions for Dave Fanning and RTE 1’s The Works.

Built upon a deeply personal foundation of soul-stirring alt-folk, country, blues and electronica, his music has also garnered much praise from the BBC where it has featured heavily across both Radio 3 and BBC 6 Music

.  More recently his unique approach to storytelling and sound design found an unlikely home in The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York as part of a collaboration with experimental opera company Erratica on the installation opera ‘La Celestina’ ( in fact his role was to take a 70 page written score and turn it into a virtual feast for the ears, which he did over the course of 8 months) .  Here’s a review from the Wall Street Journal for the disbelievers amongst you.

In September 2015 he released an EP of new material which once again was embraced by both critics and radio alike with Mojo Magazine awarding it 4 stars and Gideon Coe from BBC6 Music proclaiming the title track ‘Ducks & Drakes’ to be ‘one of the songs of the summer

Other recent highlights include his remix of the James Yorkston track Kath With Rhodes being released on Domino Records, getting a haircut, going on a short holiday and designing a nice t-shirt.

PRESS:

“The ghostly emotional wallop of the tunes will take your breath away”
* 4/5 The Irish Times

“Startlingly good debut album….a record that nestles beautifully at the point where the digital and analogue worlds collide”
* 5/5 The Skinny

” It’s sad, it’s lovely, and it evokes a world I’ll probably never live in, but one that feels familiar all the same”
* ‘Lost 12 of 2012’ - Drowned In Sound

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Nov
15
8:00pm 8:00pm

Notify and Mark Lettieri Trio

NOTIFY and MARK LETTIERI TRIO (double bill collaboration) in Dolans Warehouse Limerick on November 15th at 8pm

NOTIFY & MARK LETTIERI TRIO

A SPECIAL COLLABORATIVE PERFORMANCE BETWEENNOTIFY, IRELAND'S EXPERIMENTAL VIRTUOSOS OF TRADITIONAL MUSICAND AMERICA'S MARK LETTIERI TRIO OF 3 TIME GRAMMY AWARD WINNINGJAZZ SUPER-GROUP SNARKY PUPPY.

Supported by 'Arts Council Ireland and Arts Council of Northern Ireland Touring Award | Traditional Arts'

NOTIFY - BIOGRAPHY

"Forward looking...stylistically adventuresome... cinematic in scope " New York Echo

At the crossroads of traditional Irish music and ambient electronica, NOTIFY breathes new life into Irish music and song, with "a musical tapestry that ranges from soft melodies to crashing crescendos". Centred around the wizardry of concertina player and electronic sound designer Pádraig Rynne,  the band members deliver an evocative repertoire of original melody compositions produced with sensitive electronic overlays and inventive arrangements. NOTIFY’s 2013 debut cd release was voted as one of the top five albums of 2014 by The Irish Times.

"Rynne forms Notify into a raffish, lateral-thinking delight. 1980s funk intersects with freewheeling improv to often startling effect, with the concertina proving its mettle as an able dealer in a world where groove is king.” Irish Times

"(Rynne) has flown his concertina square into a world of progressive rock, built around traditional (an on occasion not so traditional) Irish dance rhythms. The music he comes back with is innovative, modern and exciting to listen to.” Irish Echo

"Ambient melodies, traditional compositions and groovy beats with layers of electronic sounds. This is Pádraig and Co at their experimental best”.  Trad Connect

Pádraig Rynne - concertinas

Cillian King - guitars & vocals

Davie Ryan - drums/percussion

Eoin Walsh - bass

Cormac McCarthy - keyboards

www.notify.ie

 

 

MARK LETTIERI - BIOGRAPHY

The Mark Lettieri Trio is an instrumental jazz-rock-fusion ensemble led by three-time GRAMMY Award-winning guitarist and composer, Mark Lettieri. Notable for being a longtime member of jazz super-group Snarky Puppy, Lettieri formed his trio as a live outlet for his guitar-based material that spans his three albums.

Lettieri’s most recent release, Spark and Echo (2016, Ropeadope Records), is the latest continuation of Lettieri’s evolution as an artist. Following 2011’s Knows and 2013’s

Futurefun EP, the compositions on Spark and Echo display his eclectic melding of genres, tones, and virtuosic technique with cinematic charge. The album reached #2 on iTunes’ Jazz Chart, and #11 on Billboard’s Jazz Albums Chart, thanks to rapidly growing international recognition among fans of instrumental guitar music, coupled with his vibrant social media presence.

Serving as Spark and Echo’s core rhythm section – and rounding out Lettieri’s live trio - are two stalwarts of Dallas, Texas’ jazz and groove scene: drummer Jason “JT” Thomas and bassist Wes Stephenson. Thomas, a fellow Snarky Puppy player, is a veteran session drummer whose résumé includes Marcus Miller, D’Angelo, and as a member of Roy Hargrove’s legendary RH Factor band. Stephenson, a respected composer in his own right, is the leader of the fusion group the Funky Knuckles, signed to Snarky Puppy’s GroundUP record label.

When the trio hits the stage, Lettieri’s songs take on an intended deeper dimension. With Thomas and Stephenson providing the rock solid groove, and Lettieri the melodic and harmonic navigator, the band pushes and pulls upon each other with ebullient elasticity and extended improvisation. Yet they always remain honed in on the music’s solid hooks and compositional anchor points. Each instrument has an equal role to play in the larger matrix, and the chemistry of these three musicians is world-class.

 

Mark Lettieri - guitars

Wes Stephenson - bass

Jason Thomas- drums

 

http://www.marklettieri.com

 

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Nov
17
7:30pm 7:30pm

David O'Doherty: Big Time

Tickets on Sale Friday Aug 18th at 9am

Tickets on Sale Friday Aug 18th at 9am

Tickets are €20. 

David O'Doherty – the Aldi Bublé, the Ryanair Enya – is delighted to present an evening of his latest jokes and songs.
David has spent the last year on tour round America with Flight of the Conchords and performed at the Edinburgh Fringe and Melbourne Comedy Festival. Over Christmas he sold out a record-breaking eleven nights at Whelan's, and has just completed his largest ever UK tour.
 
As seen on Channel 4’s 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown.

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David O'Doherty: Big Time
Nov
18
7:30pm 7:30pm

David O'Doherty: Big Time

david o doherty comedy dolans limerick

Tickets are €20. 

David O'Doherty – the Aldi Bublé, the Ryanair Enya – is delighted to present an evening of his latest jokes and songs.
David has spent the last year on tour round America with Flight of the Conchords and performed at the Edinburgh Fringe and Melbourne Comedy Festival. Over Christmas he sold out a record-breaking eleven nights at Whelan's, and has just completed his largest ever UK tour.
 
As seen on Channel 4’s 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown.

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Nov
18
8:00pm 8:00pm

JINJER

& Devil Wants Her Swagger Back +  more

& Devil Wants Her Swagger Back

+  more

JINJER is a Ukrainian female fronted band which plays a mixture of progressive metalcore and groove metal, with some inlays of funk, reggae and jazz, though on their second LP the band is shifting a bit to death metal of the European school according to band members. JINJER were formed in 2010, when Tatiana Shmailyuk joined the guys as a vocalist. In 2013, the band were acknowledged as the best metal band of the year in Ukraine.
JINJER are often mistakenly compared to Iwrestledabearonce, Straight Line Stitch, Arch Enemy, etc. Which is completely wrong, as members of JINJER, being asked about their influences, always name such bands as Lamb of God, Pantera, Gojira, Killswitch Engage, Death, Chimaira, All Shall Perish, Protest the Hero. However, Tatiana says that she really appreciates Sandra from Guano Apes and Shamaya from Otep for being her biggest inspirations as a female metal vocalist. She also mentions Mikael Åkerfeldt from Opeth and Randy Blythe from LOG.

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Nov
24
8:00pm 8:00pm

Breathe - Pink Floyd Experience

Tickets €20

Tickets €20

Breathe - the PINK FLOYD experience.

Acclaimed for its note-for-note perfection, unique Floydian visuals and state-of-the art sound & lights, BREATHE endeavor to emulate and recreate the sound and soundscape of Pink Floyd's legendary live shows.

An exciting 8 piece live band, made up of some of the finest session musicians in the country, its members having previously played with an array of Ireland’s top artists including; Sinead O’Connor, Clannad, Gavin Friday, Jack L, Brian Kennedy, Rebecca Storm, Lesley Garrett, The Irish Tenors, The RTE Concert Orchestra, Brian Downey and Eric Bell (Thin Lizzy).

BREATHE faithfully recreate material from Pink’s Floyd’s most prolific period, playing a selection of fan favourites from Meddle, Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, The Wall and The Final Cut including; Hey You, The Happiest Days of Our Lives, Another Brick In The Wall pt2, Have A Cigar, Wish You Were Here, Time, The Great Gig In The Sky, Money, Comfortably Numb, Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Brain Damage, Eclipse and Run Like Hell and many more.

A spectacular live show, not to be missed…

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Nov
25
8:30pm 8:30pm

Diamond Head presented by BadReputation Ireland

Diamond Head November 25th in Kasbah Social Club Limerick

Bad Reputation presents:
The return to Limerick of British Heavy Metal legends
Diamond Head
with support from
Psykosis Thrash Metal

After a rocking full-house show in 2016, Diamond Head will return to Limerick and Dolans Warehouse for what will be a fantastic event in November 2017. Support comes from Ireland's Thrash heavy hitters Psykosis.

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Nov
29
7:30pm 7:30pm

Faulty Towers – The Dining Experience

(3 course meal included in ticket price)

(3 course meal included in ticket price)

They’re back! Basil, Sybil and Manuel return to serve up more madcap mayhem, dinner and a feast of comic delights, some familiar, some off the cuff but all with a “Faulty” seasoning and a guarantee to keep you laughing all the way to dessert. Basil is manic, Sybil domineering, and Manuel – of course – is hopelessly language-challenged. Everything that can wrong, does in some beautifully controlled chaos. Just don’t mention the war!

Plan ahead for your night out in style at the Dolans, with an evening of dining and comedy theatre.

★★★★★ Daily Telegraph
★★★★★ Edinburgh Evening News
★★★★★ Sunday Express

This multi-award winning show has been winning fans and accolades at Edinburgh, Melbourne and Adelaide Festivals for years and has played over 500 sell out shows in Ireland during the last eight years. Featuring all the best gags and a great meal, this is the loosely scripted, pitch-perfect ‘13th episode’ of the TV series which develops the characters made famous by John Cleese, Prunella Scales and Andrew Sachs. On the menu you’ll enjoy two hours of side-splitting, belly-aching fun in this “eat, drink and laugh sensation” (Daily Telegraph).

Please Note:
Guests must arrive at 7:30pm to be seated for dinner at 7:45pm.

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Peter Hook & The Light Performing The Albums 'Substance' By Joy Division & New Order
Nov
30
7:30pm 7:30pm

Peter Hook & The Light Performing The Albums 'Substance' By Joy Division & New Order

Peter Hook & The Light Performing The Albums 'Substance' By Joy Division & New Order

Tickets are €23


PETER HOOK & THE LIGHT RETURN TO LIMERICK
 
THE LIGHT FANTASTIC!

 
In April 2016 Peter Hook (Joy Division and New Order) and his band played a legendary show at Dolan’s Warehouse.   A fully sold out show, his fans were treated to a very special performance of classic Joy Division songs.    
 
Bowled over by the ecstatic response of his Limerick fans, Peter Hook will return to Dolan’s on November 30th to play his ‘Substance’ gig.   

Hook and his band, which includes his son Jack Bates, will perform songs from the Joy Division and New Order albums – both of which are called ‘Substance’.  
 
In welcoming the news, Professor Eoin Devereux of the Popular Music and Popular Culture Research Cluster at UL stated:  “Hook’s gig has gone down in the annals of Limerick rock music history.  For me personally, it was a dream come true.  We had invited Peter Hook to Limerick as part of our conference on Joy Division.  People are still talking about his sold-out performance.”
 
Mick Dolan of Dolan’s Warehouse added:  “We are really looking forward to welcoming Peter Hook and The Light back to Limerick.  We are delighted that Peter has decided to play at the Warehouse again.  This will be one of only three Irish shows and is a must for fans of Joy Division and New Order”.
 
Tickets costing 21 Euros plus booking fee go on sale this Friday March 24th at 10am from Dolans.

 

 

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Dec
1
8:00pm 8:00pm

Pearl Jem

Pearl Jem a tribute to Pearl Jam are live in Dolans warehouse on December 1st 2017

Dolans are proud to present a 90s grunge and alternative Rock night featuring Pearl Jem. The early 90s triggered an explosion of Grunge and Alternative rock acts, from Nirvana, to Soundgarden, Smashing Pumpkins,Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains and Rage Against The Machine. This is a night to celebrate this era.

Europe's number 1 Pearl Jam tribute act Pearl Jem. formed in 2006, Pearl Jem have gone from strength to strength enjoying much success touring. Capturing the raw energy, passion and emotion of the Seattle giants in their live performance. Gaining the hard-earned respect of even the most hardcore fan of the real thing, this highly acclaimed tribute are now widely regarded as Europe's No.1. Truly a must-see show for all Pearl Jam fans out there. Whether it's the more melodic, chilled-out aspect of this 2 hour plus programme or the full-on guitar driven songs you desire, these lads have it covered with a set-list made up of songs taken from every album in the back catalogue from Ten right up to the most recent offering Lightning Bolt.

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Dec
7
8:00pm 8:00pm

The Eskies

Tickets € 11

Tickets € 11

Having been cast out, blacklisted, rejected and ejected from gentlemen’s clubs far and wide, five dejected cast asides joined forces in what was to be their own celebration of commonality.

Purveyors of music that meanders from sea soaked waltz to Italian tarantella, from Brassy funeral march-esque lament to weep along Klezmar knees up, from chain gang holler to rag time finger snap. Skipping through the dark side of anything that makes you want to dance, steeped in melodrama and usually with not a small amount of tongue in cheek.

The Eskies have brought this unique brand of folk noir/gypsy jazz/sea shanty and swaggering stage spectacle to ballrooms and booze houses far and wide, sullying soirees and lowering inhibitions of get togethers and social occasions wherever they have ventured.

Their debut album ‘After The Sherry Went Round’ is in shops now and is also available for download from iTunes.

“Like a wagon storming the citadel, The Eskies’ brand of gothic-tinged gypsy-folk swaggers out of the speakers with intent.” – Hot Press Magazine

“From the sinister sway of ‘Eloise’ through to the jaunty ‘Jesus Don’t Save Me’ and the driving ‘Jailhouse Sun’, The Eskies have delivered a fascinating blend of fun-fuelled folk.” – The Independent

“The album is a raucous fanfare of folk, swamp blues and unquenchable merriment, paired with brain-burrowing melodies and witty lyrics, delivered at breakneck speed.” – Goldenplec

“Indeed, the album exudes a vim and vigor that bursts from out of the speakers…makes for an incredibly entertaining experience.” – The Last Mixed Tape

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Dec
10
8:00pm 8:00pm

JOSH RITTER and The Royal City Band

Tickets on sale July 21st at 9am

Tickets on sale July 21st at 9am

Josh Ritter & the Royal City Band

Gathering - the new album out 22nd September!

"How refreshing and inspiring it is to encounter an artist whose achievements match his ambitions."  - The Washington Post

"The 10 Most Exciting Artists Now” - Entertainment Weekly

"100 Best Living Songwriters"  - Paste Magazine

 

Josh Ritter's acclaimed 20-year career as a songwriter and musician reaches new heights with the release of his ninth full-length album, Gathering.  Along with his loyal bandmates, the Royal City Band, Josh returned to the studio with more songs than he'd ever had before at one time.  Re-engergized after a recent collaboration with legendary musician Bob Weir (who contributes vocals and guitar to a song on Gathering) and -- at the same time -- tired of living in the shadow of his earlier self, Josh felt charged with exploring the possibility of cutting himself loose from his own and others' expectations. In his words, "I began with an exciting sense of dissatisfaction, and what emerged, as I began to find my voice, was a record full of storms."

Gathering is out on 22nd September.

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Dec
15
8:00pm 8:00pm

Declan O'Rourke

On Sale August 18th at 9am

On Sale August 18th at 9am

Declan O Rourke announces the October release of his new album 'Chronicles Of The Great Irish Famine' followed by a full band tour across Ireland in December 2017. 
 

Fifteen years in the making this epic song cycle combines the best of Irish traditional music and the heart of modern song-writting to present a series of extraordinary tune tales from the most dynamic period of Ireland's history.
 

A 9-piece band will tour the new compositions accross Ireland, including Mike McGoldrick, Dermot Byrne, Floriane Blancke, Jack Maher, Chris Herzberger, Catriona Frost, Rob Calder, and John Sheahan.

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Jan
18
7:30pm 7:30pm

Jason Byrne

Tickets on sale Friday August 18th

Tickets on sale Friday August 18th

Jason Byrne – The Man With Three Brains.

‘The Man With Three Brains’ is a brand new show from the highly acclaimed and extremely funny, Jason Byrne.

Jason has three brains which kick into action when he hits the stage. His left brain scans the audience and room, looking for improv moments. His right brain collates stand-up material and stunts, poised to dish out the funnies at speed. His centre brain is Jason’s coach, pushing him to the limit.

This show will peel back the madness inside Jason Byrne’s head to reveal all three brains working individually. The fastest thinking comic around will not only trip himself up, but probably you too.

It’s been a busy few years for Byrne.  In addition to his extensive touring worldwide, his Radio 2 show was awarded the UK radio industry’s prestigious Sony Radio Gold Award.  As well as fronting a brand new studio based comedy chat show Jason Byrne's Snaptastic Show for TV3, he is co-host of Sky’s hugely popular new entertainment programme Wild Things on Sky1.

Also seen on Live at the Apollo (BBC1), The Royal Variety Show (ITV1), The John Bishop Show (BBC1), and Father Figure (BBC1) of which he is creator and star.

'Unmissable' Evening Standard

'Watching a new Jason Byrne show is a bit like witnessing lightning in a botttle' Edinburgh Evening News

'Byrne is consistently brilliant' Metro

'The outright king of live comedy' Times

www.jasonbyrne.ie

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Aug
16
9:00pm 9:00pm

Holy F*** presented by Seoda Shows

Holy Fuck August 16th Doland Warehouse Limerick 2017

Holy Fuck took the world by surprise around 2005 because there was just nothing like them—a hardcore thrift-store found-object punk band with a relentless commitment to rhythm and a sense for atmosphere better matched to a close encounter of the third kind than a simple rock concert. Think Einstürzende Neubauten re-inspired by Fela Kuti with Brian Eno working as keyboard tech and every channel on the mixer set to max power. It was the best ride out there while it lasted, up to and including their 2010 full-length Latin, recorded largely in too-brief breaks while on the road. That album cemented Holy Fuck's sound and reputation for unapologetic instrumental noise but at the end of yet another insane touring cycle, it was time to take a break … which turned into a hiatus … which turned into a chance to explore other projects and production work. (Like the bands Lids, Dusted and Etiquette, or production for Metz, Alvvays and Viet Cong.) They'd been moving faster than they'd ever expected, especially after a 2007 sophomore release that came close to securing Canada's prestigious Juno and Polaris Music Prize. (Not to mention festival slots at All Tomorrow's Parties, Glastonbury, Coachella and more—plus Lou Reed said they were the best band he'd seen at SXSW.) The strategy was just to stay busy, says founder and noisemaster Brian Borcherdt, but soon they started to feel like Indiana Jones running from that boulder: “He had to step aside and let things settle!” But there's nothing Indiana Jones does better than the shock reveal, is there? And so in 2016 Holy Fuck suddenly announced the release of Congrats, a surprise full-length two years in the making that is by any scientific measure their holiest fuckiest release ever: “When you're sitting still in a van and staring out the windows, you start to dream about all the other things you want to do,” says Borcherdt. “This album is exactly what we couldn't do then.” Checking into a “proper” studio, rather than the barn in rural Ontario where most of Holy Fuck's records were made, Congrats was recorded by the same lineup that recorded Latin: Borcherdt, Graham Walsh, Matt “Punchy” McQuaid, and Matt Schulz. As they worked, they discovered that Congrats was a process of refining things, Walsh says—both physically and philosophically. Their ad hoc arsenal of low-budget hi-tech toys has been streamlined down to what he calls the nervous system of the band: “What gets run through our system is the seed of the idea for our music, and the system is what we play. This record is almost a beginning—the first stage of a new way for us.” So consider those previous albums prelude to Holy Fuck's true breakthrough, and recognize Congrats as the moment when Holy Fuck take the chaos and craziness (and charm) that have always been at the heart of their band and not so much control it as concentrate it. Now they're heavier, wilder, leaner, sharper, more daring and more unpredictable than ever before, on fire with the power of inspired outsiders like Suicide, Silver Apples, Can, Mission of Burma or the Monks or even Sun Ra, says Borcherdt, whose pursuit of his own kind of musical purity is exactly what Holy Fuck are after. Yes, it took them a few years, which in 2016 is supposed to be the career suicide, but they took that time to take chances. “We were told we did everything wrong,” Borcherdt says now, laughing—but really Congrats is the sound of a band doing absolutely everything right.

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