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The Riptide Movement
Mar
24
8:00 pm20:00

The Riptide Movement

  • Dolans Warehouse
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Tickets are €20.

The Riptide Movement are four lifelong friends from Lucan about to release their first American-recorded album.

There is an authenticity in everything they do. It permeates their sound and defines their approach.

They are dreamers with a plan, on the journey of a lifetime.

Warsaw Radio plus guests: Paul Murray + Night House
Mar
24
8:00 pm20:00

Warsaw Radio plus guests: Paul Murray + Night House

  • Upstairs At Dolans
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Tickets €10 general and €6 student

Warsaw Radio returned in 2017 with the launch of their new single After Eve, produced in Brighton by Jag Jago (The Maccabees & Florence Welch) and Mastered by John Davis (U2 & White Lies) at Metropolis in London.

The W.R sound combines baritone vocals with soaring strings to create a unique sound. The WR sound taps from a well of music that includes Wilco, Fleetwood Mac, The Waterboys and The Frames.


 Reviews:

 

"Rich vocals and sublime strings...." - BBC Introducing
"Ones to watch out for" - RTE 2FM

"Totally organic sound - strings, brass and an achingly simple vocal. Love it!" - Beat 102-103 FM

"Their latest E.P sounds lush. The first thing that strikes me listening to this collection of songs is how rich and pretty the instrumentation sounds"  Brightons Finest - UK Music Mag & Blog
 
 
"Irish frontman McNamara has a knack of enveloping the listener with his story telling style song-writing" - Source Magazine, UK 

Little Hours
Mar
25
8:00 pm20:00

Little Hours

  • Dolans Warehouse
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Tickets are €11. 

From a remote fishing port in the north west of Ireland comes the wildly talented musical duo Little Hours. 26 year old vocalist / guitarist Ryan McCloskey and 22 year old vocalist / keyboardist John Doherty release their powerful debut single ‘Water’, impacting February 17th, on RCA Records now.

Written in their home studio on the isolated clifftops of Killybegs, County Donegal, ‘Water’ encapsulates the purity and clarity of their body of work.  The seclusion of their set up is seen in the pared back precision of their song-writing, weaving gorgeous melodies with evocative lyrics.

“People in cities and large urban areas are influenced by many different things, so many diverse genres of music, whereas because we’re quite isolated we just write whatever we hear in our heads,” says Ryan. “We are, in effect, not contaminated by influences; our music is quite pure.”

The band’s creative vision extends beyond their song-writing. Keyboardist John is a painter, and produces original artworks to accompany each of the tracks the duo record. The powerful forthcoming video for ‘Water’ was also their own conception. These threads of artistry all combine to build a uniquely homegrown approach to their craft. 

“We take it for granted where we’re from, of course,” adds John, “but we’re also definitely influenced by where we’re from. There is nowhere like it in the world.”

Taking years to hone their craft, Little Hours’ time is now.  

Stomptown Brass
Mar
25
9:00 pm21:00

Stomptown Brass

  • KASBAH Social Club
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Tickets are €10. 

After a whopper year of sold-out shows up and down the country, along with legendary festival sets at Electric Picnic, Longitude and Beatyard, Stomptown Brass are gearing up for their biggest Irish tour yet.

The 10-piece urban street-funk band are hitting the road this March, and bringing their outrageously energetic live show with them. Anyone interested in hearing brand new original music played with passion and precision (or just having a deadly time dancing your ass off) needs to see Stomptown Brass.Blending the sounds of funk and blues with a raucous cacophony of powerful driving rhythms, Stomptown Brass make the most of their impressive line-up: 3 Drummers, 3 Trombones, 2 Trumpets, one Saxophone and one big dirty Tuba.

What sets Stomptown Brass apart from any other act in Ireland is the originality of their sound combined with the unmistakable energy of brass music. The set is made up almost exclusively of originals written by trombonist James O Leary. The tunes include bluesy vocals, dark infectious grooves, disco beat breakdowns, and funky minimalist rhythms, all delivered with a level of enthusiasm and showmanship rarely found on the circuit today.


Stomptown Brass began when a group of like-minded brass players, known to each other from playing with Trinity Orchestra, Hozier, The Riptide Movement, Kormac's Big Band, Tandem Felix, and Attention Bebe decided they wanted to take the tradition of brass bands and turn it on its head. Set for big things in 2017, catch them while they are on the up!
 

Limerick Fringe - March 30th
Mar
30
8:00 pm20:00

Limerick Fringe - March 30th

  • Upstairs At Dolans
Tickets €10

Tickets €10

Cocooned in Kazan

8pm

Royal Kung Foolery

Inspired by the works of Nikolai Gogol, ‘Cocooned in Kazan’ explores the complexities of an indecisive man, infamous for jilting young brides. He yearns to fill the void of his beloved mother and to claim the large inheritance she left him, which he can only receive once ‘happily’ married. The pressure is on for both him and his ‘loyal’ servant to find the right suitor, all before the leaves of autumn begin to fall. Throughout this chaotic rat-race we see the hardships of a man whose reputation precedes him in a quest for marriage.

“Side-splitting physical comedy”- Chicago Tribune

“Dirty, brassy, straight-from-the-gut theater”- Indy Star

OUTSTANDING PHYSICAL THEATRE– San Diego Fringe 2016

HIGHEST SELLING SHOW- Chicago Fringe 2015

Volunteer’s Pick- Chicago Fringe 2015

Spirit of the Fringe- Chicago Fringe 2015


€10

€10

Nothing Like Your Profile Picture

9.15pm

Fragility

Dating feels like buying a product and swiping feels like browsing a catalogue. What now? If no rules of dating are THE rules of dating, do we have too much choice or are we lucky to have the whole city in our pocket? Swipe right and we’ll see what it’s all about.

Maybe it’s about the profile picture and whether or not you wake up like this, but it’s also about who took it, the last time you got heartbroken by your phone, about sex, and about other things that you don’t want your mum to see on Facebook.

If a stranger asks, we met on a dating app trying to figure out life.

If your mate asks, we met at a time where sex would be cut down to a swipe.

If your mum asks, you met me at my show and this story never happened.


Tickets €10

Tickets €10

Nerdfucker: a solo play with bad boundaries

10.30pm

The spectators are early, her lover is late, and the players are due any minute. Not the best time to question what the hell she’s doing here, waiting to get naked in front of a room full of strangers, but with 60 minutes before the game starts, it’s all the time she has left.

★★★★ ” absolute painful authenticity and honesty … (a) tense, breathtaking little show.” (Edmonton Journal)

★★★★ (Vue Weekly) ★★★★ (Edmonton Sun) ★★★★ (gigcity.ca)

“beautifully and insightfully written, precisely directed and exquisitely, unflinchingly acted.” (Calgary Herald)


Mar
30
8:00 pm20:00

Fangclub

  • Kasbah Social Club

Hotly tipped for great things in 2017 by a plethora of media, Dublin based hard rock trio, Fangclub have revealed a new video for “Follow” taken from their critically acclaimed EP “Coma Happy.” Check out the video here: http://po.st/FCFollowYT

The band have already gathered major attention from press (Kerrang!, Rock Sound, Upset) and specialist DJ’s at BBC Radio 1 (Annie Mac, Huw Stephens, Daniel P.Carter, Phil Taggart) and Kerrang! Radio with their debut track “Bullet Head” (taken from from their debut EP “Bullet Head”).

 The band followed in its wake with standout tracks “Loner”, a head nodding, 90’s slacker rock inspired anthem and an explosive video and the brilliant “Dreamcatcher” which saw the seriously creepy video make its way onto the MTV Rocks and Kerrang! TV playlists - well don’t just take our word for it - check out the videos here:

Reviews

“There is little doubt that, if considering brute force and infectious tunes, Fangclub have what it takes to make an impact” - Upset

Their debut album due early next year looks full of promise – if it sounds anything like Bullet Head or Coma Happy a lot of people are going to be falling in love with Fangclub. - mosh.hitthefloor.com

“Bursting with explosively catchy tunes” - Kerrang!

“Destined for mainstream success” - Punktastic

“With a debut album expected early next year, it’s worth getting excited about this trio.” - Rock

Limerick Fringe- March 31st - Dolans Warehouse
Mar
31
11:15 am11:15

Limerick Fringe- March 31st - Dolans Warehouse

  • Dolans Warehouse

Two can do…

11.45am

by Limerick Fringe

What if you had support whenever you moved? If we were told we could do anything because we had the means, what would we try to do? We get by with a little help from our friends. What could we do with a lot of help?

In this piece, two dancers work to support – physically – each other’s movement ventures to create a dynamic, rhythmical and physical duet. The work uses principles of contemporary dance to explore the idea of support, trust and vulnerability in the arts. The question is… how much further can you go with support?


Mark Carberry- Limerick Fringe 2017

‘unplugged, intimate, or plain crazy’

12.30pm

Angie Smalis & Mark Carberry

    Between 12.30 and 5.30 pm, Angie and Mark inhabit Dolans Warehouse and create a happening that exists spontaneously. Everything builds up towards a durational live performance at 8pm where the audience is encouraged to witness music and dance that exist in response to each other in shared sweat.

    Created and performed by: Angie Smalis and Mark Carberry.

    Soundscape by: Rokaia Jedir in collaboration with John Greenwood

    Shows:

    Friday 31st March, Dolans Warehouse, 12.30pm – 5.30pm – non ticketed

    Friday 31st March, Dolans Warehouse, Public Sharing 8pm


    IN LiMBO

    6.45pm

    Kristyn Fontanella Dance

    IN LiMBO explores traditional dance in a contemporary context and asks “What is Irish dance… and the space between?” Kristyn Fontanella has developed a sense of being “in-between” perceived norms and has spent the last year researching movement that is influenced by both. She is using her training in other dance forms to investigate how to move in an honest way, that still has a quality of the tradition in the movement. Fontanella is seeking to break down the dance form to its essential elements and discover how this makes the dancer move in relation to the music; a simplified movement of traditional Irish dance.


    ‘unplugged, intimate, or plain crazy’

    8pm

    For more info see above


    Limerick Fringe- March 31st - Upstairs@Dolans
    Mar
    31
    8:00 pm20:00

    Limerick Fringe- March 31st - Upstairs@Dolans

    • Upstairs At Dolans
    Tickets €10

    Tickets €10

    Nothing Like Your Profile Picture

    8.00pm

    Fragility

    Dating feels like buying a product and swiping feels like browsing a catalogue. What now? If no rules of dating are THE rules of dating, do we have too much choice or are we lucky to have the whole city in our pocket? Swipe right and we’ll see what it’s all about.

    Maybe it’s about the profile picture and whether or not you wake up like this, but it’s also about who took it, the last time you got heartbroken by your phone, about sex, and about other things that you don’t want your mum to see on Facebook.

    If a stranger asks, we met on a dating app trying to figure out life.

    If your mate asks, we met at a time where sex would be cut down to a swipe.

    If your mum asks, you met me at my show and this story never happened.


    Coocooned in Kazan - Limerick Fringe - Upstairs Dolans

    Cocooned in Kazan

    9.15pm

    Royal Kung Foolery

    Inspired by the works of Nikolai Gogol, ‘Cocooned in Kazan’ explores the complexities of an indecisive man, infamous for jilting young brides. He yearns to fill the void of his beloved mother and to claim the large inheritance she left him, which he can only receive once ‘happily’ married. The pressure is on for both him and his ‘loyal’ servant to find the right suitor, all before the leaves of autumn begin to fall. Throughout this chaotic rat-race we see the hardships of a man whose reputation precedes him in a quest for marriage.

    “Side-splitting physical comedy”- Chicago Tribune

    “Dirty, brassy, straight-from-the-gut theater”- Indy Star

    OUTSTANDING PHYSICAL THEATRE– San Diego Fringe 2016

    HIGHEST SELLING SHOW- Chicago Fringe 2015

    Volunteer’s Pick- Chicago Fringe 2015

    Spirit of the Fringe- Chicago Fringe 2015


    Photo Whore- Limerick Fringe- 2017

    Phone Whore: a one-act play with frequent interruptions

    10.30pm

    Cameryn Moore

    Truth and taboo collide in this intimate, one-hour visit with a phone sex operator. Listen closely: she may change your views on sex forever.

    “… incredibly brutal, piercing, and thought-provoking….” (ThreeWeeks, Edinburgh)

    “… by far the most intimate and insightful theatre experience you’re likely to have.” (roverarts.com)

    A slice-of-life comedy/drama, Phone Whore won the Critics’ Choice award at the 2013 Houston Fringe Festival, the award for Best Female Solo show at the 2010 San Francisco Fringe Festival, Pick of the Fringe – Drama at the 2011 Victoria Fringe Festival, and was an official selection of the 2012 Zoofest Festival in Montréal.


    NSFW- Limerick Fringe 2017

    NSFW

    11.45pm

    Drag Queen Madonna Lucia invites the audience on a tour of the Irish experience of sexuality. From ‘getting the shift’ in school to sexting, she asks where did we learn about these things? Expect anecdotes about discarded dirty magazines in the 80’s, the early 90’s horror that was ‘Brendan and Caitriona’ on the Late Late, and her own present day adventures on Instagram.

    Adult content.

    COLUMBIA MILLS presented by Seoda Shows
    Mar
    31
    9:00 pm21:00

    COLUMBIA MILLS presented by Seoda Shows

    • KASBAH Social Club
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    Columbia Mills believe in inclusion and equality...
    The bands name comes from the legendary building based on Dublin’s Quays. In the early 90s the building became a mecca for the illegal rave scene bringing people together from all walks of life and all musical tastes. The diversity of music and social classes is something that has left a lasting impression on the city and has not since been rediscovered since Police put an end to the institution in an early morning raid.

    Based in Dublin and Wicklow the band have embraced the liberal ethos of the Columbia Mills era to both musical tastes and social equality. They have shaped their musical style with a guitar driven sounds and emphasis on electronic foundations. Having released two EPs to wide critical acclaim, their debut single ‘Never Gonna Look At You The Same’ was play listed on Today FM and TXFM in Dublin and was also picked up by XFM in London. Their music has been described as dark, ambient, emotive but with analmost deep south sensibility. Think Joy Division playing the Grand Ole Opry.
     
    With three sold out shows in Dublin under their belt and a host of festival appearances in Ireland. Their live performances are emotionally charged and the combination of live instruments andelectronic elements make for an all encompassing. They don’t hide behind theirmassive sound and when all is stripped back the listener will always find a song to permeate the heart and head.
     
    Columbia Mills have just finished recording their debut album with Rob Kirwan (Hozier, U2, Depeche Mode).
    The first track from their debut album ‘Battles’ has taken the Irish airwaves by storm, being playlisted on TodayFM and other national and regional stations.
    The first gig of the campaign was another sold out show in Whelans at the start of February. They have been tipped as one of the most exciting bands to emerge from the Dublin music scene in years.
     
     
    PRESS:
    “I once remarked that Columbia Mills were on the verge on something special and I was wrong, because it seems they had been there all along”.
    * 10/10 The last Mixed Tape
     
    “The next big thing in music" * Brian Adams (Head of Music at Today FM) [in The Irish Times]
     
    ”A delicious melting pot of 80s and 90s influences and manages to sound both completely new and utterly familiar" * Ceol Collective.Music blog

    Limerick Fringe - April 1st- Upstairs@Dolans
    Apr
    1
    6:45 pm18:45

    Limerick Fringe - April 1st- Upstairs@Dolans

    • Upstairs At Dolans

    Battle of the Poets

    by Limerick Fringe

    6.45pm

    You’ve heard of rap battles. But have you seen a poetry battle? This isn’t a poetry slam, a ‘battle of the bands’ type contest – the poets won’t be judged against each other. It is a battle of ideas; a poetic debate. Prominent spoken word artists, divided into two teams, will present their arguments poetically, and the audience must decide which side is most persuasive. Expect humour, verbal mud-slinging, and new ideas to think about. No prizes for winning, but the losers must eat their words.


    Andrew sILVERWOD IS A SELF ABSORBED TWAT- Limerick Fringe 2017

    Andrew Silverwood is “a Self Absorbed Tw*t”

    Fragility

    8pm

    Back in the Northern Hemisphere after a run down under and double award nominations at Gothenburg Fringe last August, including “Most Provocative Performance.” A show about the things that the media, my ex and my friends agree on. Can a leopard change his spots?

    “Just another self-absorbed twat. Still, Silverwood is very charming” – Great Scott Media

    “‘Warmly witty and sharply barbed. An impressively unflappable performer” – Adelaide Theatre Guide

    Winner of the Expect the Unexpected Award at Stockholm Fringe 2014.


    nerdfucker: a solo play with bad boundaries- Limerick fringe 2017

    Nerdfucker: a solo play with bad boundaries

    Cameryn Moore

    9.15pm

    The spectators are early, her lover is late, and the players are due any minute. Not the best time to question what the hell she’s doing here, waiting to get naked in front of a room full of strangers, but with 60 minutes before the game starts, it’s all the time she has left.

    ★★★★ ” absolute painful authenticity and honesty … (a) tense, breathtaking little show.” (Edmonton Journal)

    ★★★★ (Vue Weekly) ★★★★ (Edmonton Sun) ★★★★ (gigcity.ca)

    “beautifully and insightfully written, precisely directed and exquisitely, unflinchingly acted.” (Calgary Herald)

    Red Hot Copy Peppers
    Apr
    1
    9:00 pm21:00

    Red Hot Copy Peppers

    • KASBAH Social Club
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    Tickets are €10. 

    As true fanatics of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, we have put all our energy and passion into recreating an authentic live RHCP performance. Our show has been lauded by fans as being just as good as the real thing! Very few tribute bands in the world put in the work and effort like we do to bring a world class show to your venue!

    The band was born when two Dublin (Ireland) based musicians bonded over their love for the Chilis. After recruiting additional members and after hours upon hours of rehearsals, the Copy Peppers were ready to hit the stage. From our humble beginnings in Dublin City, we have gone on to play at numerous locations far and wide. From pubs and clubs to open air festivals, we deliver an energetic and impassioned performance every single night. We believe that the music of the Chilis brings people together in the spirit of joy and fun and we want to spread that message to as many people as possible.

    In our repertoire we cover every era of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. We play a show of up to two hours featuring all the hits and some gems and fan favourites too.

    The Honey Drops Deadliest Dames Event - Limerick Fringe
    Apr
    1
    Apr 2

    The Honey Drops Deadliest Dames Event - Limerick Fringe

    • Dolans Warehouse

    Gin guzzeling, toe tapping, ganster chasing, Burlesque and Cabaret Extravangaza.

    With a bag full of stolen mob loot, Honey Valentine hopped a boat outta town. Landing in Limerick harbour, flat broke from giggle water and good times, with a lil help from some burlesque, freakshow, aerial and cabaret legends she met on the boat this dame might make a buck.

    Over 18's

    Jim White Presented By Seoda Shows
    Apr
    6
    9:00 pm21:00

    Jim White Presented By Seoda Shows

    • KASBAH Social Club
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    Tickets are €15.

     For the uninitiated...

    “Jim White’s songs are the tales of a man who has turned his life into a story and who’s life has risen to the challenge.”
    * GQ Magazine

    5/5 The Guardian
    5/5 The Independent
    4/5 MOJO
    4/5 Uncut Magazine

    Raised in Pensacola, Florida, a town crushed between the church and heroin, Jim’s songs reach deep into the underbelly of the South. One time Pentacostal, fashion model, New York taxi driver, drifter, pro-surfer, photographer, film-maker, his music is the conduit for all the stories he collected along the way. His previous albums ‘Wrong-Eyed Jesus’ [1997], ‘No Such Place’ [2001] and ‘Drill a Hole in That Substrate…’ [2004] were acclaimed as masterpieces of ‘outer space alt.country’ and established Jim as a phenomenal maverick talent.

    Jim also starred in the BBC4 film ‘Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus’, an award-winning road-movie exploring Southern culture through its music and stories. Now living in an old farmhouse in the backwoods of Georgia, Jim White may have finally reached a place called home, but his other search, for what he calls ‘the gold tooth in God’s crooked smile’ continues in this new set of backyard tales.

    His live shows have been described as off-beat, blending his playlist with open discussion with the audience and anecdotes derived from his own life experiences, all of which is typically humorous and insightful.

    This will be Jim's debut Limerick show and this tour will be his first Irish visit since headlining Kilkenny Roots Festival in 2009.

    Highly recommend buying advance tickets for this!

    Marlene Enright plus support Emma Langford
    Apr
    7
    8:00 pm20:00

    Marlene Enright plus support Emma Langford

    • KASBAH Social Club
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    Tickets are €10. 

    A mythical process of creation and transformation to produce gold]

    Marlene Enright’s talents as a musical alchemist have never been more visible than on her new single, taken from the debut solo album Placemats and Second Cuts due out in March 2017.

    ‘Alchemy’ weaves Enright’s world-weary vulnerability as a lyricist with her ethereal mezza-soprano, underpinned by some Sparklehorse-like arrangements, against a backdrop of dark themes in the vein of Karen O or Leslie Feist. It is the sound of modern roots music, evolved as it has over decades to something that is unmistakably 21st Century while still carrying echoes of the past.

     ‘Alchemy’ embarks on a path steeped in self-doubt, yet along the journey finds consolation and peace in the choices Enright has made. Staring directly at, rather than avoiding these anxieties, shows a fearlessness that belies the soft tone of her vocal, beguiling the listener to join her on a road to rediscovery.

    “I never really finished anything // Never really begun”, she sings in the opening bars of ‘Alchemy’. By the chorus we find a mantra to embracing that sensitivity and turning it into your strength. “I hold my head high // And I look calamity straight in the eye”.

    Marlene Enright has been a member of Cork 5-piece The Hard Ground where she took her first steps into the dark corners of Americana. Utilising her gentle yet powerful vocal in counterpoint with lush guitar arrangements this songwriter continues to walk on her own path and will reveal her myriad musical alchemy with the release of Placemats and Second Cuts in 2017.
    Her debut solo album, Placemats & Second cuts, is set for an early 2017 release.

    Girl Band presented by Seoda Shows
    Apr
    8
    9:00 pm21:00

    Girl Band presented by Seoda Shows

    • Dolans Warehouse
    girl band dolans limerick seoda shows

    Tickets are €20.

    GIRL BAND are a four piece noise rock band from Dublin, Ireland. They are made up of Dara Kiely, Alan Duggan, Daniel Fox and Adam Faulkner. 

    The band formed in late 2011 and have since toured Europe and the United States extensively to wide critical acclaim.  
    After a string of singles and an EP the band signed to Rough Trade Records. Their debut album 'Holding Hands with Jamie' was released to serious critical praise in the fall of 2015.  

    Their live show is known for being loud, intense and energetic.

    "It's hard to overstate how heart-stopping it is to see these four guys from Dublin play live, but I'll say they make it sound like the whole world is going to literally explode in a massive, interstellar ball of fire. It's the end of everything and they're both indifferent and full of rage. “
    * NPR 

     Holly Macve ( Bella Union) presented by Seoda Shows
    Apr
    13
    9:00 pm21:00

    Holly Macve ( Bella Union) presented by Seoda Shows

    • KASBAH SOCIAL Club
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    Holly Macve, a sensation-in-the-waiting if ever we’ve heard one was recently signed to UK label Bella Union.
    She is currently writing and recording in the North-East of England with Paul Gregory (Lanterns On The Lake) and she will be joining the mighty John Grant on tour, who, within five minutes of hearing her voice, invited her to open for him on his UK tour!

    “Little is known of Holly other than she is a 20 year old from Yorkshire who appeared out of nowhere in Brighton late last year. I had a tip-off to go to a basement bar where she was playing. In a room full of beery boys chatting across all the music beforehand, the minute Holly opened her mouth the room fell silent. Hers is a rare gift.” – Simon Raymonde

    The Blizzards
    Apr
    15
    8:00 pm20:00

    The Blizzards

    • Dolans Warehouse
    The Blizzards Dolans Limerick

    Tickets are €20.

    After a 6 year hiatus, The Blizzards are back with a bang. The Mullingar 5 piece have had one hell of a year including an instantly sold out Whelan’s date, a headline show in the Olympia Theatre, a UK tour, packed tents during this summer’s festival season and infectious singles “Drop Down The Anchor” and "Perfect On Paper", which have been taking over Irish radio featuring on Radio A playlists across the country.

    These power pop chart toppers are obviously no strangers to the Irish music scene. Before the Voice of Ireland, and Niall Breslin’s solo and producing career, The Blizzards drew crowds of sincere music fans with their combination of catchy pop toe tappers and contagious beats to stages at Slane, Oxegen, Independence and The Olympia. Since the band's conception in 2004, their release history is nothing to be sniffed at.

    The Blizzards have released seven charted singles and two albums. Their debut album, A Public Display of Affection, was released in October 2006 achieved double platinum status in Ireland. Their second album Domino Effect released in 2008, entered the Irish Singles Chart at number two and birthed four singles, the top three track "Trust Me, I'm A Doctor" plus "Trust Me, I'm A Doctor" plus "The Reason", "Postcards" and "Buy It Sell It".

    New single, “Second Wind” is available everywhere on March 3rd!

    PERCOLATOR 'Sestra' Album Launch w/guests Casavettes presented by Seoda Shows
    Apr
    15
    9:00 pm21:00

    PERCOLATOR 'Sestra' Album Launch w/guests Casavettes presented by Seoda Shows

    • KASBAH Social Club
    PERCOLATOR 'Sestra' Album Launch w/guests Casavettes

    Tickets €6 in advance and €8 on the door

    ARTIST: PERCOLATOR
    TITLE: SESTRA
    LABEL: PENSKE RECORDINGS/ @PERMAFROST
    CAT NO: PENSKEFILE5 / PERMA04
    FORMAT: LP
    RELEASE DATE: 14/ 04/ 2017
    GENRE: INDIE/ SHOEGAZE
    DISTRIBUTION: @CARGO RECORDS

    Penske Recordings is excited to announce the debut album from Percolator. Painstakingly recorded at Guerrilla Studios, Sestra is due for release on April 14th in Ireland/ France (through Permafrost) & Friday April 28th in the UK/ EU/ Worldwide . The record’s mixture of melody and noise is occasionally abrasive but rarely harsh. Taking some cues from bands such as My Bloody Valentine, Stereolab and the Creation/ Cheree/ Slumberland/ Sarah Records stables, their music comprises propulsive rhythms and gauzy synthetic textures, along with guitar work that is both muscular and delicate.

    PERCOLATOR are a 3 piece band formed in 2009 by former members of Dae Kim. Since 2012, the lineup has consisted of founding members Ian Chestnutt (guitarist, singer) and Eleanor Myler (drummer, singer), with former Katie Kim, Ilya K bassist, John ‘Spud’ Murphy. Their diverse sound draws influences from krautrock, shoegaze, electronic music, and progressive rock.
    The band have produced a string of releases including Flicker (2009), Yellow Fire (2011), Little Demon (2013) and Law & Order (2016) and have played support to several notable acts including Michael Rother (Neu!), A Place To Bury Strangers, Deerhoof and Charles Hayward (This Heat). The trio are set to tour Europe this summer to support the release of their forthcoming debut album.

    "Filled with a screeching backdrop and given an added textural haze that finally leads to the grand dynamic finale of the near seven minute running time, Percolator’s latest single is unrelenting as it is uncompromising."
    * The Last Mixed Tape, Re: 'Law & Order' single

    "Trio Percolator, playing a blend of 90’s shoegaze, indie noise rock, and repetition....... nice vocal interplay between the drummer and guitarist amidst the syncopated beats and enveloping synth/guitar sound "
    * GoldenPlec.com Music News, Re: Michael Rother gig

    “Keeping things moving along convincingly.”
    * Charles Hayward, This Heat

    Apr
    19
    8:30 pm20:30

    Sue Rynhart

    • Dolans Upstairs
    Tickets €10

    Tickets €10

    Sue Rynhart returns to Limerick with Dan Bodwell and Francesco Turrisi to sing her her folk songs with a unique instrumentation. Drawing on Classical and Jazz traditions with a pop sensibility, Sue places her precise, delicate voice in the starkest, most revealing of settings.

    Sue Rynhart Voice

    Dan Bodwell Double Bass

    Francesco Turrisi Accordion, Lute & Percussion


    “Its the beauty of her voice that leaves the lasting impression”

    Ian Patterson, AllAboutJazz

    "Very beautiful Work" – Carl Corcoran, RTÉ Lyric fm


    “Her charmingly quirky songs are warm and unexpectedly frank, free from either musical or lyrical cliche, each one a beautifully

    formed musical statement – and each as different as the last. ”

    Cormac Larkin, The Irish Times

    DERMOT & DAVE “AH SURE LOOKIT!”
    Apr
    21
    7:30 pm19:30

    DERMOT & DAVE “AH SURE LOOKIT!”

    • LIME TREE THEATRE
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    Tickets are €29 and on sale Thursday 8th Dec at 9am

    Today FM’s lunchtime presenters Dermot & Dave this week announced a brand new nationwide comedy tour set to hit venues across the country from April 2017.
    Entitled the ‘Ah Sure Lookit’ tour, Dermot Whelan and Dave Moore debuted their comedy show at the first Cork Comedy Festival in September of this year and the following month at the Vodafone Comedy Carnival in Galway. Both shows sold out in record time.
    This is the first time the pair has taken to the stage for a comedy gig but they’re well used to each other, having worked together in radio for over 12 years. The tour will take in almost every corner of Ireland with 15 dates scheduled for April and May 2017 and a further 15 shows in the Autumn.
    Asked what people can expect from their stand up show, Dermot Whelan said: : “Imagine a bonkers radio show that grows legs and arms and a head and starts firing out craic and waving its arms like an angry King Kong in that movie. Not even close.”
    Dave Moore commented: “It’s all our listeners’ favourite characters, stand-up, improvised comedy, music and an interactive gardening segment – what’s not to love?!”
    Listeners to The Dermot & Dave Show on Today FM will be familiar with their weekly ‘Ah Sure Lookit’ feature where friend of the show ‘Mac from Carlow’ gives random clues and people are asked to guess what it is Mac is talking about. Although the comedy show has nothing to do with the feature, the lads just like the name!

    CCCahoots
    Apr
    21
    8:00 pm20:00

    CCCahoots

    • KASBAH Social Club
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    The CCCahoots troupe is comprised of Tadhg Hickey, Dominic MacHale & Laura O' Mahony. These three have created and fronted all of CCCahoots’ critically appraised output with RTE thus far which amounts to two web series; a successful TV pilot; and contributions to last season’s Republic of Telly. They are currently developing their first full TV sitcom.

    CCCahoots are also known for their weekly online sketches which are going down a storm with their loyal and ever-growing fan base!

      Eddie Doyle, Head of Comedy RTE: "CCCahoots are one of the brightest and most original comedy prospects RTE have had in recent years.
      The Rubberbandits:  "Pure clever man. Irish TV could do with more of that."
      Lenny Abrahamson: "Excellent."
      Channel 4 Comedy Dept.: "Excellent performances, such a great range!"

     

    Mary Black Lime Tree Theatre
    Apr
    28
    7:30 pm19:30

    Mary Black Lime Tree Theatre

    • Lime Tree Theatre
    mary black lime tree theatre dolans limerick

    'Mary Black is delighted to be back touring in Ireland in 2017.

    This tour is all the more special since she completed her final (Last Call) tour abroad, which brought her to The USA, Japan, Belgium, Holland, Germany, the UK, with the final leg in Australia in March 2016. With so many platinum albums to her name there will be no shortage of great songs and some surprises too.
    Mary has chosen some of her favourite venues for this tour and is bringing her world famous band of musicians: Bill Shanley (guitar), Pat Crowley (piano and accordion) , Nick Scott (double bass) and Richie Buckley (saxaphone)

    Reviews

    “…a versatile vocalist who brings energizing qualities of pop and jazz to her

    foundation in traditional music.”—Los Angeles Times

    “…one of the best interpretative singers around.”—San Francisco Chronicle

    “…simply spellbinding.”—Boston Globe

    The Rubberbandits
    Apr
    28
    8:00 pm20:00

    The Rubberbandits

    • Dolans Warehouse
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    Tickets are €22.

    The Rubberbandits are an award winning theatre act who use a mixture of
    music, performance, video and social media to deliver ideas into peoples
    heads using their socially engaged artistic form known as Gas Cuntism.
    Distinctive for their plastic bag masks they always wear, musical duo Blindboy
    Boat Club and Mr. Chrome started their career at the turn of the new
    millennium as prank phone callers in their native Limerick, and moved into
    comedy hip-hop a few years later.


    In October 2010 they began a weekly slot on RTE 2’s Republic of Telly – and
    released their debut single ‘Horse Outside’, which became a viral internet hit
    (more than 14.5 million Youtube views) and then a genuine chart success.
    The following year C4 commissioned them for a series of Comedy Blaps –
    online shorts – and they were named Best Irish Act at
    the entertainment.ie awards. The Rubberbandits also won best music and
    variety act at the 2012 Chortle Awards. Recently signed to MTV USA.

     OVERHEAD, THE ALBATROSS presented by Seoda Shows
    Apr
    28
    9:00 pm21:00

    OVERHEAD, THE ALBATROSS presented by Seoda Shows

    • Upstairs At Dolans
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    Tickets are €10.

    Overhead, The Albatross are a six piece instrumental outfit from Dublin known for their intricate yet powerful melodies and energetic stage presence. Their sound combines a multitude of instruments which go beyond the normal boundaries of "post-rock" and delve into the realm of the cinematic. Layered strings, electronics and spacious synths combined with soaring guitars and powerful drums are used to create their unique sound. O,TA's music journeys from delicate intimacy to epic peaks, touching everything in between. Learning To Growl is the debut album, written between Ireland and the Czech Republic, produced and recorded in Clique Recordings, and mixed by Phillip Magee.

    2016 saw OTA headlining a number of summer festivals in the lead up to their biggest headline show to date at Dublin's Vicar ST and a televised performance at Other Voices ( airing Feb 16th, RTE 2 @ 11.30pm)

    Overhead, The Albatross’ debut album “Learning To Growl” is out now and has been nominated for the CHOICE MUSIC PRIZE Irish album of the year.

    This is their debut Limerick show and we are Very Happy to have 'em!

    Whole Lotta Voltage- AC/DC Tribute
    Apr
    28
    9:00 pm21:00

    Whole Lotta Voltage- AC/DC Tribute

    • KASBAH Social Club
    ac/dc tribute

    Tickets are €10. 

    Whole Lotta Voltage deliver the most complete and authentic reproduction of AC/DC’s sound and stage performance in Ireland. The Whole Lotta Voltage live show has gained notoriety all over the country with its attention to detail, whirlwind energy and stunning musical accuracy.

    Established in the year 2010 and based in Dublin, Ireland Whole Lotta Voltage comprise of 5 highly talented and experienced musicians from 3 different countries who share a passion for the greatest rock band on earth...AC/DC.

    Our Lead Singer delivers a powerful, whiskey drenched vocal combination of both Bon Scott and Brian Johnson, giving fans the best of both at every Whole Lotta Voltage show.

    Rhythm Guitar, Drums and Bass are the driving force behind the famous AC/DC rhythmic freight train.

    Last but not least, our Lead Guitarist and ultimate Angus Young impersonator offers the most frantic, high-energy stage performance, while delivering note for note perfection on every famous AC/DC riff.

    Whole Lotta Voltage emulates the feel, power and pure essence of AC/DC and proves it with every show they do.
     

    PJ Gallagher
    Apr
    29
    7:30 pm19:30

    PJ Gallagher

    • Dolans Warehouse
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    Tickets are €22.

    Hot on the heels of his 2016 success with Irish Box Office smash ‘The Young Offenders’, PJ Gallagher returns to the stage with his brand new show. Best known for his television show ‘Naked Camera’, his various characters in the programme included an emotionally unstable taxi driver, renowned ladies man Jake Stevens and the Dirty Auld One. He also presents P. J. & McCabe In The Morning on Classic Hits 4FM.

    Mizdrea
    Apr
    29
    9:00 pm21:00

    Mizdrea

    • KASBAH Social Club
    mizdrea dolans limerick

    Limerick lass Sandra Drea “Mizdrea' is no stranger to the Music business. Brother's Damien and Karol are widely known and respected in various music circles through their involvement with bands Vesta Varro, Drea and Parliament Square along with their own solo endeavours. While her brothers are rooted in the Indie scene Mizdrea is taking a different route with her ethereal sound, strong soft vocals and mesmerising beats.

     

    This is a single launch for "Loosers End"

    Hermitage Green Live At The Castle
    Apr
    30
    7:00 pm19:00

    Hermitage Green Live At The Castle

    • King Johns Castle
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    Tickets are €25.

    Dolans in association with Shannon Heritage are proud to announce that Hermitage Green will play an exclusive show in King Johns Castle on Sunday April 30th  
    2017

    Hermitage Green have announced their biggest headline show at King Johns Castle, Limerick on April 30th 2017. The Limerick band have had a huge 2017 which saw them perform on the Main stage at Electric Picnic in September and to a sold out Olympia Theatre in November. They released their eagerly anticipated debut studio album "Save Your Soul' in March of this year and will now become the first ever Limerick band to headline King Johns Castle. 

    From Limerick City, Hermitage Green have grown from strength to strength. On the back of Two sellout performances in The Big Top and a string of legendary Christmas shows in Dolans Warehouse the band are ready for their biggest headline performance to date.

    In announcing the show Mick Dolan of Dolan’s Warehouse stated: “Dolans are delighted to promote a band which has achieved a remarkable rise in stature. ” From Dolans Bar to Upstairs, Dolans Warehouse, Live at the Big Top and now King Johns Castle Hermitage Green have had an unbelievable progression and we are delighted to host their biggest headline show to date”

    Therapy? "Wood and Wire Acoustic " Tour presented by Bad Reputation Ireland
    Apr
    30
    7:30 pm19:30

    Therapy? "Wood and Wire Acoustic " Tour presented by Bad Reputation Ireland

    • Dolans Warehouse
    THERAPY? Acoustic Tour 2017 WOOD and WIRE.

    Tickets are €22. Therapy? are bringing their 'Wood & Wire' acoustic tour to Ireland in April 2017. Following on from extensive periods of touring for their most recent album, Disquiet, and for the anniversary of Infernal Love, the new dates offer a rare chance to see the band in a different context. The Wood & Wire tour has already taken in dates around Europe, and a special gig at Union Chapel. A special limited edition CD featuring 11 new acoustic recordings of tracks spanning their career will be available on the tour.
    Frontman Andy Cairns says:
    "We in Therapy? are proud and excited to announce that we'll be taking our music on the road in an acoustic setting. This will be a challenge for us and hopefully a chance for our fans to hear the melodies, guitars and rhythms in unique settings. We'll be working on songs from across all our albums and in intimate environments we'll be able to give insights into the stories and influences behind them. We'd love you to join us in helping make this a celebratory experience"

    Outsiders from day one, Therapy? have drawn upon the attendant feelings of alienation, frustration and dislocation for strength and inspiration across their remarkable 26 year career, crafting a dark, idiosyncratic worldview which has garnered the group a reputation as one of the most uncompromising, creative and individualistic bands of their generation.  
    2015's Disquiet, produced by Tom Dalgety (Royal Blood / Band of Skulls / Turbowolf), extended this proud legacy, and proved the trio of Cairns, bassist Michael McKeegan and drummer Neil Cooper are in incendiary form. The band’s fourteenth studio album, but first recording for new label Amazing Record Co., Disquiet, has been widely hailed as a worthy sequel to their iconic album, Troublegum, and featured on numerous Albums of the Year lists, with Metalhammer proclaiming: “Therapy? (have) released a batch of killer songs that sound like an all-new Greatest Hits collection.”

    The Ultimate 80s Vs 90S Night featuring Will Leahy (2fm) and DJ Screech
    Apr
    30
    May 1

    The Ultimate 80s Vs 90S Night featuring Will Leahy (2fm) and DJ Screech

    • Dolans Warehouse
    80s vs 90s Dolans Limerick Will Leahy and DJ Screech

    Tickets are €10.

    Limerick's own Will Leahy (RTE 2fm) returns with 80s nostalgia night Electric Dreams in Dolans Warehouse . Will brings us back in time with a homage to one of the most popular music decades - the 80s


    Saved By The 90's- the ultimate 90s night returns to Upstairs in Dolans . Dust off the platforms,root out the baggy pants and let us transport you back to the savage decade that was the 90s.. with DJ Screech and Live Percussion

    2 Decades
    2 Floors
    1 Ticket

    Cabbage
    May
    5
    8:00 pm20:00

    Cabbage

    • KASBAH Social Club
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    Tickets are €12. 

    Manchester based five piece Politburo, serving up an idiosyncratic, satirical attack in the form of discordant neo post-punk.

    With a collective desire to express themselves creatively, artistically, and in a semi rebellious - but ultimately meaningful nature - Cabbage are here to fight for all that's good. Oliver Rodrigues in 1825 said: “The power of the arts is indeed the most immediate and fastest way to social, political and economic reform,” and Cabbage join and submerge in that struggle and inevitable victory.

    On Friday 30th September Cabbage released their new four-track EP ‘Uber Capitalist Death Trade’ on James Skelly’s Skeleton Key Records, the original home of Blossoms and home of She Drew the Gun. The EP is the first of three upcoming EP releases by the hotly-tipped Manchester five-piece, with the second EP due next month. ‘Uber Capitalist Death Trade EP’ follows the recent single ‘Dinner Lady’, released as a 7 inch on Tim Burgess’s Ogenesis Recordings.

    Cabbage are Lee Broadbent (lead vocals), Joe Martin (vocals, guitar), Eoghan Clifford (guitar), Stephen Evans (bass) and Asa Morley (drums). With “the black humour of Buzzcocks, the surrealism of Happy Mondays, the haircuts of various Stone Roses” (i-D), Cabbage are a semi-controlled riot of tunes, energy and opinions. NME described their debut EP ‘Le Chou’ as “five twisted post-punk slinkers stuffed with explicit lyrics and Jack White levels of rage” while The Guardian suggested that “they’re hell-bent on filling the current vacancy for rock’n’roll commentator on Brexit Britain.”

    Write Cabbage of the new EP:
    “Exhibit A. Uber Capitalist Death Trade is the first of its set. It pays homage to the tragedy of British soldiers being brainwashed and utilised, then either killed or spat out by the same vicious machine it salutes. It pays tribute to human nature being unforgiving and the pain of the vacuous socially cleansed cities verses the ghostly fallen towns of Britain. It prays to the gargantuan presence that is the United States Of Freedom and it begs to be punished by the sweet sweet pseudo tales of Manchester. Read a book, Steal from a billionaire, listen to Cabbage. Exhibit A.”

    C Duncan presented by Seoda Shows
    May
    5
    9:00 pm21:00

    C Duncan presented by Seoda Shows

    • Upstairs At Dolans
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    Tickets are €15


    FOLLOWING THE RELEASE OF HIS SECOND ALBUM ‘THE MIDNIGHT SUN’ AND IN ADDITION TO HIS LIVE DATES IN JANUARY AND  MARCH (SUPPORTING ELBOW,) THE SINGER AND MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST HAS ADDED ANOTHER 9 SHOWS TO HIS BUSY 2017 SCHEDULE


    'There is also an innocence to these songs, a spirituality that, in a year of bold musical statements and political upheaval, provides a soothing tonic; an escapist episode of spectacular beauty’
    * The Guardian

    ‘C Duncan is the real thing. He writes melodies you feel you’ve always known, harmonies that satisfy your ears and cadences that strike with and at your heart’ 
    * The Quietus
    A polished and focused affair that demonstrates the breadth of Duncan’s sparkling ability........not many do this better’ 
    * Uncut
    ‘The swirling synthetic strings, moody break-downs and treated choirboy vocals will thrill fans’ 
    * Mojo
    ‘Beautiful and strangely impenetrable’ 
    * The Sunday Times Culture

     

    Delving into more expansive and experimental territories, Glasgow’s prodigious talent C Duncan released his second album ’The Midnight Sun' on last October to critical acclaim. Blending electronic elements and sweeping synth sounds with his signature layered vocals and dreamy instrumentation, the follow up to his Mercury Prize nominated debut ‘Architect’ won huge praise from the likes of The Guardian, The Sunday Times, Mojo, Uncut and The Quietus. 

    With a brand new and bigger live show in tow, C Duncan has blossomed into a fully accomplished live artist. Having fast-tracked from playing basement venues alone to selling out 900 cap venues within a year, his live show has come along hugely. Now joined by a four-piece band, they provide the perfect backdrop for his hushed vocals and help execute the plentiful harmonies with mesmerising precision. After completing a live run later this month, the band will support Elbow on their mammoth UK run, before another set of headline dates in May. Full UK & Ireland dates:
     
    Headline Dates
    Monday 23rd January - Inverness, Eden Court Theatre
    Tuesday 24th January - Edinburgh, Sneaky Pete’s (SOLD OUT)
    Thursday 26th January - Glasgow, Saint Luke’s (Celtic Connections)
    Friday 27th January - Newcastle, The Cluny
    Saturday 28th January - Liverpool, 02 Academy 2
    Sunday 29th January - Oxford, The Bullingdon
    Tuesday 31st January - Brighton, Komedia
    Wednesday 1st February - Bristol, Thekla
    Thursday 2nd February - Norwich, Norwich Arts Club
    Friday 3rd February - Leeds, The Wardrobe
    Saturday 4th February - Nottingham, Bodega Social Club 

    Elbow Support Shows
    Wednesday 1st March - 02 Academy Birmingham
    Thursday 2nd March - 02 Academy Birmingham
    Saturday 4th - London Eventim Apollo
    Sunday 5th March - London Eventim Apollo
    Monday 6th March - London Eventim Apollo
    Wednesday 8th March - Bournemouth, BIC
    Thursday 9th March - Plymouth Pavilions
    Friday 10th March - Newport Centre
    Sunday 12th March - Edinburgh, Usher Hall
    Monday 13th March - Edinburgh, Usher Hall
    Tuesday 14th March - Bridlington Spa
    Wednesday 15th March - Doncaster, Dome
    Thursday 16th March - Leicester, De Montfort Hall
    Saturday 18th March - 02 Manchester Apollo
    Sunday 19th March - 02 Manchester Apollo
    Monday 20th March - 02 Manchester Apollo
    Tuesday 21st March - 02 Manchester Apollo

    Just Added
    Thursday 4th May - Cork, Cyprus Avenue
    Friday 5th May - Limerick, Dolans
    Saturday 6th May - Dublin, Whelan’s
    Monday 8th May - Birmingham, Hare & Hounds
    Tuesday 9th May - Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
    Wednesday 10th May - London, Islington Assembly Hall
    Friday 12th May - Manchester, Band On The Wall
    Saturday 13th May - Sheffield, The Leadmill
    Sunday 14th May - Edinburgh, The Caves

    Áine Cahill
    May
    6
    9:00 pm21:00

    Áine Cahill

    • Upstairs At Dolans
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    Tickets are €11. 

    Aine Cahill is a 22 year old Singer-Songwriter from County Cavan, Ireland. She gets her inspiration from contemporary pop music and combines it with classic Jazz from the 1950's to create her own take on music and showcasing her incredible storytelling ability. Very strong melodies mixed with her lyrical content allows the audience to escape into another world.

    When Áine made her Glastonbury debut on the Bread and Roses stage last Summer, BBC producers were so impressed that they immediately put her on the live stage backstage coverage where she proceeded to deliver and unbelievable acoustic performance of her debut single “Black Dahlia” and sparking an incredible reaction. 

     “Plastic” is the latest single from Áine which is impacting 27th January – Plastic second slice of unique storytelling with sultry strings and soulful beats reverberating around her velvety vocals.

    The Saw Doctors Live At The Big Top
    May
    12
    7:00 pm19:00

    The Saw Doctors Live At The Big Top

    • Live At The Big Top
    The Saw Doctors Dolans Limerick Live At The Big Top

    Tickets are €25. 

    The Saw Doctors were discovered by Mike Scott of The Waterboys, who produced the band’s first single, N17, written by singer Davy Carton and guitarist Leo Moran. Scott offered the band a support slot on The Waterboy’s Irish and British Tour and The Saw Doctors were on their way.

     I Useta Lover, The Saw Doctors second release, entered the Irish single charts, taking seven weeks to reach Number One and remaining on top for the following nine weeks. Life got fast for The Saw Doctors. 

    A string of much-loved self-written releases followed. Songs like Red Cortina, The Green and Red of Mayo, Joyce Country Céilí Band, Clare Island and To Win Just Once were adopted as the anthems of an Irish generation at home and overseas.  

    Loved by their loyal fans, The Saw Doctors continue with resilience and effervescent energy, with a new album release and a return to touring in late 2016 and into 2017. 

     JAKE CLEMONS( US) 'Fear & Love' Album Tour presented by Seoda Shows
    May
    12
    9:00 pm21:00

    JAKE CLEMONS( US) 'Fear & Love' Album Tour presented by Seoda Shows

    • Dolans Warehouse
    JAKE CLEMONS( US) 'Fear & Love' Album Tour

    Tickets are €19. 
    JAKE CLEMONS
    Returns to Ireland to promote his newly released album
    FEAR & LOVE
     
    Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jake Clemons has big news for his fans in Ireland. The musician (who also serves as saxophone player for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band) has recently released his latest album with BMG and is announcing his “Fear & Love Tour – Ireland Edition”…. May 10th to 13th, 2017.
     
    In making the announcement, Jake comments: “I am stoked to be returning to Ireland to perform the new songs from Fear & Love , plus favourites from my previous releases for everyone in the beautiful country of Ireland.” Jake made the announcement from Australia where he is currently on tour with Bruce and The E
    Street Band.
     
    Interview with Rolling Stone Magazine http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/jake-clemons-on-historical-bruce-springsteen-gigs-solo-lp-w446761
     
    2017 has been a big year for Jake with the release of Fear & Love in January with appearances on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, E Street Radio, Rolling Stone Radio, Howard Stern Wrap Up Show and more. Plus the song All Undone was just named the “Coolest Song In The World” on Little Steven’s Underground Garage a few weeks ago. Fear & Love was produced by Jake Clemons and Ryan Swinehart (Last Bison) and engineered by L Stu Young (Prince) and Geoff Sanoff (Darlene Love, Bruce Springsteen.). The album was recorded at A Room With No VU –Empire Studios in Belleville Ontario, Steve Van Zandt’s Renegade Studio in New York City, Sick Island Studios, Nashville and mixed at House of Blues Studio “D” in Nashville. Fear & Love features the musician offering a bewitching hint of how much he has to say as an artist and how eloquently he says it. Reflecting on the album Jake says: “Fear & Love is a journey that forges through loss & hardship and attempts to reconcile those challenges until finding its way to the freedom of being vulnerable and honest, mostly with yourself. Creating his band in 2010, Clemons has divided his time amongst touring the world with his own music (performing at venues and legendary ‘Living Room’ shows across the globe) and spending the last five years as the tenor and baritone saxophonist with Bruce Springsteen’s E Street band (stepping in for his Uncle, the late great Clarence Clemons.) Clemons explores a range of emotions through the eleven song CD, beginning with a cacophony of hurricane warnings and culminating into an exhilarating collision of restlessness and romance. Singing, playing guitar and a multitude of other instruments (including the muscular tenor saxophone heard in the songs “Undone,” “Just Stay” and “A Little Bit Sweet,”) Fear & Love is the newest chapter in Clemons’ musical journey.
     
    WFUV Radio interview http://www.wfuv.org/content/jake-clemons-2017
     
     
    Reflecting on his new release, Jake states: “The idea of having a theme and a concept for each record is due to a conversation that I had with Bruce.” “Fear & Love is more introspective than his previous releases. This album reflects the ‘right now” that you feel inside as opposed to the ‘right now’ that is external.” Jake was last in Ireland in 2016 with the E Street Band - River Tour but this will be the first time he is back with his band in Ireland since the fall of 2014.

    Dan Owen
    May
    13
    8:00 pm20:00

    Dan Owen

    • KASBAH Social Club
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    Tickets are €10.

    Dan Owen's songs speak of love, loss and a vast spectrum of universal emotions in-between. Delivered with his husky wounded roar of a vocal, one could imagine these compositions emerging from an old soul with a wealth of experience behind him. In person, however, Dan Owen is a fresh-faced 23-year-old with a cheeky glint in his eye. “Collecting stories is one of my big goals," he states, with a wide grin. “I always thought it would be amazing to be the guy in the corner of the pub with endless stories that no-one believes because he sits there drinking all day."


    Originating from Shrewsbury, the singer-songwriter is already building a rich catalogue of tall tales which tend to originate from everyday situations. His first big break came during a hometown jam session far from the clutches of the music industry's eternal A&R search for talent. In attendance was an acquaintance of Owen's who felt that his music deserved a bigger platform, and decided to post a video of him playing Bob Dylan's The Ballad of Hollis Brown to Reddit.

    What happened next was a once-in-a-lifetime moment. Having previously loitered around the 700 views mark for seemingly months on end, the video raced to 25,000 overnight and then hit 40,000 by the time that Owen had woken up. The next thing he knew, it made Reddit's front page and had shot up to 500,000 views.

    Rebel Rebel: The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders
    May
    13
    8:00 pm20:00

    Rebel Rebel: The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders

    • Dolans Warehouse
    Rebel Rebel: The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders

    Tickets are €12 (in advance €15 on the door) . 

    Plus 'Sound + Vision' a DJ Set of Bowie Classics by Professor Eoin Devereux

    To mark the 45th aniversary of Bowies Classic Album, Rebel Rebel: The David Bowie Experience will be performing Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars, in its Entireity followed by an hour plus of his greatest hits... chosen by you!
    simply name one song you would like to hear , and we will play the top Ten Audience choice

    David McSavage- A Sacred Cow
    May
    19
    7:30 pm19:30

    David McSavage- A Sacred Cow

    • Dolans Warehouse
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    Tickets are €16.  David McSavage is Ireland’s most divisive comedian – he’s funny too! A Sacred Cow, is another way at looking at all of the institutions and parts of life in Ireland that shape us. The Church, politicians, alcohol and celebrities, will come under scrutiny with a level of honesty & caustic wit. Not suitable for clergy, politicians, bankers and economists. Is suitable for people that want a good night out.

    These Charming Men- Play The Music Of The Smiths
    May
    19
    8:00 pm20:00

    These Charming Men- Play The Music Of The Smiths

    • Upstairs At Dolans
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    Tickets are €10.

    Dolans Present A Manchester NightSpecial

     


    Dust down your best Morrissey t-shirt, get your quiffs and gladioli sorted...

     


    These Charming Men are returning to Dolans on May 19th play aselection of Smiths and Morrissey Classics.

     


    The band are regular visitors to the now legendary Manchester Night which will also feature a DJ set by Professor Eoin Devereux.

    Booka Brass presented by Seoda Shows
    May
    20
    9:00 pm21:00

    Booka Brass presented by Seoda Shows

    • Dolans Warehouse
    Booka Brass presented by Seoda Shows

    Tickets are €15. Booka Brass embark on 'The Parish Tour' this Spring.

    After a hugely busy and successful 2016 with the release of their debut album 'Chilled Milk', along with enjoying their biggest Irish tour to date, once more taking in shows in Vicar Street, Cork Opera House and festivals all over Ireland, the UK and Europe, Booka Brass prepare to tour small towns ( and a few Bigger cities!)all over Ireland bringing their unique brand of musical energy off the beaten track throughout the countryside.

    Booka Brass have continuously been lauded as one of Ireland's top live acts. Their debut album 'Chilled Milk' has been widely hailed as one of Ireland's top albums in 2016, by radio DJ's and journalists alike.

    Don't miss this opportunity to see Booka Brass in a more intimate setting this Spring before inevitable world domination!

    Andy Irvine and Paul Brady 40th Anniversary Tour
    May
    26
    7:00 pm19:00

    Andy Irvine and Paul Brady 40th Anniversary Tour

    • University Concert Hall
    paul brady andy irvine

    ANDY IRVINE & PAUL BRADY
    40th Anniversary Tour
    Accompanied by Dónal Lunny & Kevin Burke

     
    1975 – forerunners of Ireland’s dynamic trad-folk movement of the early 70s Planxty has imploded. Paul Brady had joined the band to replace the departing Christy Moore. It was to be an exciting twist for Ireland’s most exciting band – a new powerful voice to bolster the ensemble’s incredible momentum. But sadly Brady never got to record with Planxty. Fatigue and financial difficulties brought the band to a standstill.
     
    “It was a great relief,” admits Andy Irvine. “We adjourned to Madigan’s pub in Donnybrook. We drank to the demise of Planxty, looked at each other and said, ‘’So what do we do now? Since Paul and myself had struck up a particular friendship we decided to stick together and become a duo.”
     
    Together Andy Irvine and Paul Brady made an eponymously-titled album, released in 1976 on the thriving Mulligan Records label. Today, nearly 40 years later, it stands as one of the most vital documents, not just of Irish music, but international folk music of any era. It is as close as perfection gets, a moment in time, beautifully captured, framed with a timelessness that still bewitches new listeners today. It is basically two of the greatest interpreters of the Irish folk song, side by side, relishing in this magical musical chemistry. They were accompanied by the great fiddler Kevin Burke and Dónal Lunny of Planxty and The Bothy Band, who also produced the album recorded in Wales.
     
    “Paul and myself, with Dónal and Kevin Burke, made our only album in Rockfield Studios in August 1976. I think I can speak for both Paul and myself, when I say that we are very proud of this album. It takes a long time to be at a distance from something you recorded and listen to it dispassionately. When I hear that album, I can say it's good without fear of being thought of as conceited. I now hear it objectively, almost as if it was someone else. That was a great time and I look back at those days as being among my best musical experiences. Nobody who was at those Festivals, like say, on Sherkin Island in '76 and '77 will ever forget them.”
     
    The album contained some of the songs and tunes which inevitably would have been recorded for the next Planxty album had they not disbanded. It opens with the fiery Plains of Kildare, fuelled on a galloping Bulgarian rachenitsa rhythm. Elsewhere they draw songs from the Sam Henry collection, Brady sings the beautiful Lough Erne Shore, learned from Paddy Tunney (son of the great Brigid Tunney), as well as reels, jigs and a hornpipe. Irvine contributes his self-penned Autumn Gold, a poignant recollection of his times spent in Eastern Europe in the late 60s.
     
    Paul Brady’s version of Arthur McBride sits as a sort of centre-piece to the album, a monumental seven-minute folk ballad that can bring a room of any size to a standstill whenever it is performed. Even Andy Irvine, who had sung his own version of the song on Planxty’s seminal debut album had to hold his hands up! “ I always remember the first time I heard it in a Donegal pub. I was blown away as everybody has been since!”
     
    2017 marks the 40th Anniversary of this much loved document. The duo, accompanied by the musicians who helped them make the record back in 1976, will unite once again to bring this timeless magic to the folk connoisseurs of Ireland, young and old. 

    Interskalactic presented by Seoda Shows
    May
    26
    9:00 pm21:00

    Interskalactic presented by Seoda Shows

    • Upstairs At Dolans

    Tickets are €10. 

    Interskalactic have firmly marked their place as a truly unique favourite on the Irish live music scene by adding their modern big band flavour to first-wave, old-school Jamaican ska.

    Their upbeat set features not just their own original music - big band ska with that old-school Jamaican flavour as featured on their debut EP (March 2017) but also classic hits from early ska and their own ska-ified versions of popular hits from the last few decades.

    Bringing this infectious music that first exploded worldwide with celebrations of Jamaican independence in the ‘60s back into the popular live music scene of today, Interskalactic know how to keep a dance floor busy!

     

    State Lights
    May
    27
    8:00 pm20:00

    State Lights

    • Kasbah Social Club
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    Debut single ‘I Need Time’ released on April 20th.
    Singer Shobsy, guitarist Joe Regan drummer Paul Ridgeway and bassist Noel Perry all met at BIMM Music College in Dublin. The atmosphere at BIMM encourages collaborations and musical friendships to blossom. Bonding over a shared interest in classic 80’s music and a common desire to write big stadium sized songs the guys decided to work on a music project. This early incarnation lead to the formation of State Lights in 2014.
    Progress was immediate and the band quickly decamped to Granard Co Longford to record their first songs in Joe Regan’s home studio.  The first result of these sessions was the ‘Breakout’ EP which articulates tales of young love, rejection and hope underpinned by a classic vocal style wrapped around a big atmospheric sound. ‘Breakout’ quickly gained traction at radio with the band being selected as ‘Artist of the week’ on Today FM . The band received their first UK radio play in March 2015 when they were selected to appear as ‘Shock of the New’ on the influential Jo Good show on XFM while their first US play arrived shortly after through KROQ 106.7 (Los Angeles).
    In March 2016 State Lights released its second ep, ‘The Disguise', which entered at No 2 on the Irish ITunes Album charts. The following week the band performed to a sold out Whelan’s show.  The gig had sold out some six weeks in advance.                                                          On TV an invitation accepted for April 9 and a storming performance on the Ray Darcy TV show ensued. The lead track from the EP 'Love is in your eyes' has achieved considerable Airplay nationwide and the band were the 'The UTV Irish Artist of the month' which includes stations such as FM 104, Limerick's Live 95 and Cork's 96FM. State Lights were also on the Today FM play list and the RTE 2FM play list together with enjoying support from a wide range of Irish focused shows across the country including Roddie Cleere’s IMS on KCLR 96FM, Rob O’Connor’s Irish Beats on Beat 102 103, John Barker at 98FM and others.  
    In Junethey were added to the Playlist of the of the new music syndicated radio show ‘Passport Approved’ which airs weeks on 30 stations globally including KROQ Los Angeles and Flux FM Germany.
    The band played a storming set on The Big Top stage at last year’s Indiependence Festival before selling out their headline show at Workman’s Club on Saturday September 24th. The band also appeared at the influential MUSEXPO Europe showcase at London’s 100 Club last September.
    Over the past year State Lights has developed into one of the country’s best new Live bands. The band appeared at both Indiependence & Castlepalooza Festivals, in addition to appearances at the First Fortnight festival for the past two years and a headlining spot at the BT Young Scientist Expo where they performed before 4000 students at Dublin’s RDS Arena.

    What the media are saying
     “State Lights - Dublin band whose EP is full of bracing, assured rock/pop tunes and who already have a sound which is aiming for stadiums and arenas. Frontman Shobsy’s voice is one of their key assets, but the musicianship underpinning the songs is also pretty striking at this early stage. The sound of a potentially very large crowd” (Jim Carroll, The Irish Times)
    “You get the feeling that this is the start of something big” – buzz.ie
    “Amazing to say the least.  Their music is spine-chilling.. I'm not kidding” – Keith & Fiona, Open Mic, FM104
    “Dublin’s State Lights show why Irish music is booming in the current climate. A young band armed with some excellent U2-style riffs and a singer possessing both a stunning voice and a magnetic stage presence” (Dublin Concerts – Indiependence Festival review)

    Tom Green's European Comedy Road Trip 2017
    Jun
    2
    8:00 pm20:00

    Tom Green's European Comedy Road Trip 2017

    • Dolans Warehouse
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    Tickets are €20.

    Experience one of the greatest comic minds in entertainment, live and in person, as the hilarious TOM GREEN takes centre stage to provide non-stop laughter, displaying his wonderfully cracked view of the world around him.

    Tom Green is a Canadian actor, rapper, writer, comedian, producer, director, talk show host, and media personality. Revered for his unique brand of comedy, he skyrocketed to mainstream prominence via his run in the utterly unpredictable The Tom Green Show as the funniest, most daring personality on MTV. The show transcended into THE show to watch in the ‘90s.

    Green also found fame in Hollywood for starring roles in the films such as Road Trip, Charlie's Angels, Freddy Got Fingered, Stealing Harvard and Shred.

    In a career which has reached dizzying heights, he’s graced the cover of Rolling Stone, commandeered the coveted guest-host chair on The Late Show with David Letterman, and conquered the internet with his free-wheeling, wildly popular online talk show Tom Green’s House Tonight.

    Tom is currently hosting Tom Green Live on Marc Cuban’s AXS TV and one of the most downloaded podcasts on iTunes the Tom Green Radio Show.

    Tom Green is coming back to the UK for the first time in years. Do not miss the chance to immerse yourself in his brilliantly subversive, riotously ludicrous and consistently side-splitting comedy.

    “Daddy would you like some sausage?” Yes we would!

    “ A masterpiece of stand-up brilliance”  ¬ A X S

    “With a maniacal grin, and dare I say Carlin¬esque swagger, Tom Green was doing what fewer and fewer comedians are doing. Making a point, taking a stance, and not giving a shit if you agree or not. GO SEE HIM NOW!” ¬ Too Far (Canada)

    Limmy
    Jun
    3
    7:30 pm19:30

    Limmy

    • LIME TREE THEATRE
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    Join Limmy for a night of storytelling and chit chat as he introduces his second book, That's Your Lot, featuring stories that are dafter and darker than before. 

    Includes audience Q&A and book signing.
    Presented by Permo Productions & RiotBox Productions

    Age 16+ 

    The Staves presented by Seoda Shows
    Jun
    3
    8:00 pm20:00

    The Staves presented by Seoda Shows

    • Dolans Warehouse
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    Following the widespread global acclaim for the Justin Vernon produced 'If I Was’ in 2015, The Staves returned in 2016 with the stellar 3-track Sleeping In A Car EP. After a relocation to Minneapolis in May, the band embarked on their first North American tour in almost three years, selling out venues in major markets across the continent. They spent their summer performing at festivals across the United States and Canada, with a trip back to the UK for a headline show at London’s Royal Festival Hall as part of Guy Garvey’s Meltdown. The Staves finished the year with a November tour of the midwest United States, and look forward to heading back into the studio to work on new music in 2017.

    GARRY TALLENT( E Street Band) w/Special guest Kevin Montgomery presented by Seoda Shows
    Jun
    4
    8:00 pm20:00

    GARRY TALLENT( E Street Band) w/Special guest Kevin Montgomery presented by Seoda Shows

    • Dolans Warehouse
    GARRY TALLENT( E Street Band) w/Special guest Kevin Montgomery dolns limerick

    Tickets are €20.

    The longtime bassist for Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band will be the boss this May when Garry Tallent embarks on his first solo run. He, along with Nashville singer-songwriter Kevin Montgomery will be stopping by Dolan’s in Limerick with his 7 piece band featuring Americana favorites, Fats Kaplin and Kristi Rose.
    Often introduced during Springsteen’s mammoth E Street Band shows as the “Tennessee Terror” Tallent was born in Detroit and grew up in New Jersey. The “Tennessee Terror” moniker supposedly came about following a drive through the Volunteer State.
    Tallent has an album to go along with his tour. The rockabilly-packed 'Break Time' is available on vinyl and CD as well as via digital downloads.
    'Break Time' just might be an apt description of Tallent’s 2017 situation. A founding member of E Street, Tallent is part of Springsteen’s Australia / New Zealand tour which just started and runs through February. He will begin his tour of the UK & Ireland on May 25th.
    Kevin Montgomery’s Mom sang with ELVIS PRESLEY and his Dad wrote songs like “Heartbeat” for Buddy Holly, and was his first musical partner. Montgomery has written songs for Martina McBride and sung on Lee Ann Womack records, and is a hardcore troubadour with four 50 States in 50 Days tours under his belt.

    Phil Rudd Band(Formerly of Acdc)
    Jun
    29
    8:00 pm20:00

    Phil Rudd Band(Formerly of Acdc)

    • Dolans Warehouse
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    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.

    Future Islands presented by Aiken Promotions
    Jul
    3
    8:00 pm20:00

    Future Islands presented by Aiken Promotions

    • Dolans Wasrehouse
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    Tickets are €35 and on sale Fridya 3rd March at 10am

    On September 9th, 2009, Future Islands played their first Irish headline show, performing to 14 people in the upstairs room of Whelan's in Dublin. They had previously opened for their friend Dan Deacon for a couple of shows in Andrew's Lane Theatre earlier that year. Deacon was keen to introduce his fellow Baltimore inhabitants and mutual members of the Wham City arts collective to the cities of Europe. That night in September though, those 14 people in Whelan's saw a band play with an intensity and a sense of purpose not necessarily associated with a sparsely populated upstairs room on a damp Wednesday night on Wexford Street. That's the thing about Future Islands. Every show is their last. Every second is a heartbeat.
     
    Dan Deacon was right. Baltimore's secret was out. Future Islands became your new favourite band. And they came back to Dublin. Selling out the Workman's Club, and then the main room in Whelan's, with more of the same sweaty devotion-to-the-moment synth-pop beauty from Samuel Herring (voice), William Cashion (bass, guitars) and Gerrit Welmers (keyboards, programming, guitars).
     
    And then in 2014... everything kind of erupted. On March 3rd Future Islands sent David Letterman into hysterics after a live performance of a shimmering piece of balladic synth-pop called Seasons on The Late Show. Herring prowled the stage like an over-the-edge yoga-instructor, his vocals descending into an actual death-metal growl. And, suddenly, after three albums, many EPs, seven inches, thousands of tiny clubs and eight years of healthy cult-level adoration, the outside world met Future Islands. The album Singles was just that, a collection of singles, pop songs, each one imbued with passion, melody and romance. Future Islands were a pop band. Still DIY and punk-as-fuck, but a pop band at heart. Always were.
     
    And they toured again and slayed as they always do, just in much bigger venues. They came back to Dublin, instantly selling 3,000 tickets over two nights in Vicar Street in November 2014. And then they stopped and disappeared again. And now they're coming back..
     

    Gavin James Live At The Castle
    Aug
    11
    7:00 pm19:00

    Gavin James Live At The Castle

    • King Johns Castle
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    Tickets are €39. This is an over 18's event.

    Gavin James premieres ‘For You’ video, announces new EP

    ‘The Late Late Show with James Corden’, #1 in Ireland, Top 10 in US, Canada + Holland

    LIVE: Hoxton Bar & Kitchen (x2) and Dublin’s Olympia sell out, Ed Sheeran support

     

    “It’s the young Irishman’s flair for songwriting, paired with his unparalleled vocal ability, that has marked Gavin James out as a star on the continual rise” Hunger

    “Tender, emotional…no mean talent” Clash

    "Heartfelt and utterly sincere pop" The Line of Best Fit
    "Understated and blissful” Shortlist

    “His voice is absolutely astounding” State

     

    Gavin James has premiered a beautiful new video, ‘For You’, taken from his forthcoming EP via GS Believe / Capitol Records / Sony Music / Warner Ireland / Liberator  (available now as an instant-grat on iTunes). Directed by Feel Good Lost (Hozier, Alunageorge, Fyfe) this follows the continued international success of ‘The Book Of Love’, which has already reached #1 in Ireland, charted Top 10 in Holland and also reached the iTunes Top 10 in the US and Canada (in addition to 5 million plays across Spotify and Youtube). Gavin was subsequently invited to perform on ‘The Late Late Show with James Corden’ this week, following a similarly breakout spot on ‘Dancing With The Stars’ last month.

     

    Having been made Radio 1’s Next Hype and added to XFM’s daytime playlist, Gavin James also recently became the first artist ever to sell out Dublin’s Olympia prior to releasing a studio album. He will announce a host of live and festival plans shortly, following two instantly-sold-out dates at Hoxton Bar & Kitchen and the invitation to open for Ed Sheeran in Croke Park on July 24th.

     A sparse, soulful mix of piano, beats and Gavin’s soaring vocal, ‘For You’ was written as a love song to a relationship on the verge of ending, which you’d like to stay in just a little longer. The track receives a striking reimagining by Feel Good Lost: set in inner city Dublin, the video for ‘For You’ is an emotive narrative about the struggles and the bond between a 19-year-old girl and her alcoholic mother. Director Brendon Canty writes: “the idea was based around those two words "For You", and all the things the mother and the daughter do for each other to show that they care.” Filmed on an estate which is in the process of being knocked down, the clip features a whole host of the community in extra roles and coincidentally stars real-life-couple in the leading girlfriend-boyfriend parts.

     Already on his way to becoming one of 2015’s international crossover-stories, Gavin James is a 22-year-old songwriter from Ashington, a suburb on the northside of Dublin. The son of a postman, music was arguably in James’ blood: his great grandparents were both famous Irish Opera singers and had their own albums released in the early 1900s (they had to turn down an invitation to perform in London owing to their families, and the political conditions of the time).

    Having started out playing Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin covers in the garden shed, Gavin James drew the short straw when he was chosen as the singer of his teenage band, and learnt his subsequent solo craft the hard way. Inspired by local heroes like Damien Rice and classic, grafting Soul artists such as Sam Cooke, he would play Dublin’s pubs virtually 7 nights a week during college, in a marathon of 3-hour shows. Growing in confidence, his own material then began to draw an impassioned following: Gavin’s first ever single won Ireland’s answer to the Mercury (the Choice Prize for ‘Song Of The Year’), stayed on the charts for over 6 months and culminated with 2014’s #1-charting, ‘Live at Whelans’ album: a venue he used to sneak inside when underage, but returned to as a rapturously-received headliner. That night, he happened to perform an impulsive cover of The Magnetic Fields’ ‘The Book Of Love’, accelerating Gavin’s word-of-mouth success story.

    Already reacting across Europe and America largely via word-of-mouth, Gavin James looks poised to become the next great voice to shine a light back on the Dublin suburbs (and beyond).

    Jake Carter
    Nov
    11
    8:00 pm20:00

    Jake Carter

    • Dolans Warehouse
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    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.

    David O'Doherty: Big Time
    Nov
    18
    7:30 pm19:30

    David O'Doherty: Big Time

    • Dolans Warehouse
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    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.

    Peter Hook & The Light Performing The Albums 'Substance' By Joy Division & New Order
    Nov
    30
    7:30 pm19:30

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

    • Dolans Warehouse
    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.