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Apr
27
9:00 pm21:00

Stone Malice, Dead Horse Jive, GAIA

  • Kasbah Social Club
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Kasbah Club Presents Stone Malice, Dead Horse Jive, GAIA

GAIA - Three piece instrumental rock/metal band from Limerick. Consisting of guitar, bass, and drums, with a focus on hypnotic, rhythmic riffs, with a keen interest in the sludge, stoner and psychedelic sounds. Influences include Kyuss, Sleep, Om, Electric Wizard, Black Sabbath and Weedeater.

 

Dead Horse Jive - Raised on a diet of Blues, Punk and good old Rock N' Roll. Brought together by mutual love of alcohol and the craic. DHJ write tales about times they can hardly remember and others they'd love to forget. This isn't a band that wants you to stay seated while they play, this is a band that wants you to join them on their neverending quest to have a good time!

 

Stone Malice - Stone Malice are a four piece hard rock/ grunge band based in Galway, Ireland, drawing inspiration from the riff heavy 70's of Deep Purple/ Black Sabbath and zeppelin and the shoe-gazing 90's of Alice and chains and stone temple pilots, the band have tapped into this collective mess of influences to produce their own hard driven sound.

 

 

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

Mary Black Lime Tree Theatre

  • Lime Tree Theatre
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'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
OVERHEAD, THE ALBATROSS dolans limerick seoda shows

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
cabbage dolans limerick

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
c duncan dolans limerick seoda shows

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

May
13
May 14

Harmonise

Harmonise in aid of ENRG in Dolans on May 13th

Harmonise is an event bringing together an eclectic and vibrant line-up of Limerick musicians in benefit of an extremely worthy, and in these times, notably relevant cause.

That cause is ENAR Ireland, an Irish charity working to eradicate racism in Ireland while also working to integrate refugees and asylum seekers into Irish society and improve their standard of living. Performances on the night will be from outstanding alt-folk singer-songwriter Emma Langford with her band, exciting, young indie up-and-comers Casavettes, beat-boxer and general vocal maestro Moley O' Suillebheáin and the colourful electronic styling's of producer Kevin Walsh a.k.a. LF|83 whille special guest headliner for the night is Dublin based producer/musician is Elaine Mai. Rounding off the evening will be one of Limerick City's most prominent DJ's of the past decade, Peter Curtin, playing the finest of vinyl 'til late.

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.

Negitive Creeps - A Tribute to Kurt Cobain & Nirvana
May
20
8:00 pm20:00

Negitive Creeps - A Tribute to Kurt Cobain & Nirvana

  • KASBAH Social Club
Negitive Creeps - A Tribute to Kurt Cobain & Nirvana

Tickets €10. 

Up Close and Personal Promotions are currently taking bookings for NEGATIVE CREEPS the definitive Irish Nirvana Tribute Band.


Along with a Best Of Nirvana Set ( Rocked Up Set ) including
Smells Like Teen Spirit, In Bloom, Heart Shaped Box, Lithium etc

With screaming guitar and vocals, thumping drums, and bass grooves, come experience the music of Nirvana as it should be, LIVE AND LOUD! With songs taken from across the bands entire back catalogue, Newry based Nirvana tribute Negative Creeps, recreate the intense, raw sound of Nirvana with devastating effect. Come as you are.

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!

May
25
8:00 pm20:00

We Banjo 3

  • Upstairs at Dolans
We Banjo 3 live in Dolans May 25th 2017

The hottest band on the Irish folk scene right now, We Banjo 3, are set to release their first single “The Fox” featuring Sharon Shannon on Accordion. Sharon, a fellow Galway musician has brought Irish accordion to a worldwide audience much like the lads have done for their own banjo!

We Banjo 3 comprise 2 sets of brothers, Enda and Fergal Scahill, and Martin and David Howley. Yes, there are 4 people in We Banjo 3. But don’t worry, they don’t all play the banjo. They just like to be mysterious. Fiddle, guitar, vocals, mandolin, banjo and percussion make up the band and when they release their joie-de-vivre, feet tap and pulses race.

Seamlessly blending Americana and Irish music, this Galway band of brothers have been racking up awards recently. Their debut album ‘Roots of the Banjo Tree’ won Irish Times Trad Album of the Year and their 2014 offering ‘Gather The Good’ has won no less than 4 Album of the Year titles.

WeBanjo3 are releasing their live album in June, hot on the heels of their critically acclaimed 2 studio albums.

2014 saw the band play in 14 different countries including headlining festivals in the US, Denmark, the UK and Germany.

Siobhan Long of the Irish Times said “We Banjo 3 are a musical Betty Ford Clinic, almost single handedly rehabilitating the much maligned banjo in 4 short years”

The Irish Echo said their music is “Fabulously executed, brilliantly arranged, jaw-dropping”

We Banjo 3 have released a new single “The Fox” Feat Sharon Shannon. The video directed by Mia Mullarkey of Iska Films, was shot in south Galway and features amazing woodland and castle scenery, encapsulating the rugged ancient beauty ofthe West of Ireland, and the wildness that is present in both the nature and the music of that land.

 

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)

Morrissey and Marshall
May
29
8:00 pm20:00

Morrissey and Marshall

  • KASBAH Social Club
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Tickets are €11.

We Rise is the second album from Morrissey & Marshall and will be released on 26 May 2017 through DJA Records [Cat No MM/DJA 765]. This whole collection is shot through with the shimmer and sunshine that evokes the very best harmony-driven acts from The Kinks, The Beach Boys, The Beatles and The Byrds, meshed with the guitar sound of Oasis and Cast and blended with an energy, bite and verve all of their own.  Having supported Sinead O’Connor and won over Shane McGowan and Cillian Murphy, Morrissey & Marshall are the real deal.  Two album launch shows are being held, the London show is at the Assembly (formerly Barfly) Camden on May 24 and the Dublin show is at the Sugar Club on May 25.

Whatever happens next, the band are already owners of two of the biggest names in rock, a coincidence which prompted one wag to suggest that they might sound like “a heavily-amplified Smiths gig”.  The wild-eyed, long-haired singer, guitarist and songwriter Morrissey smiles at the reference. “We have never pretended to be anyone other than Darren Morrissey and Greg Marshall. It’s who we really are.”

Morrissey & Marshall arrived in London from Dublin with two acoustic guitars and a headful of shared dreams. They set about hauling themselves up the hard way.  “You get to learn that the world is a big place,” says Marshall, the neater-looking, more contained harmony singer and lead guitarist. “You start with nothing, which is a great way to learn your trade. And really, it’s been the best time ever!”
 
While their debut, And So It Began, won them plaudits as the finest pair of harmony singers to have emerged for decades, Morrissey & Marshall have now upped their game yet further.  The pair sing with empathy and instinctive timing: there is more to close harmony singing than simply hitting the right notes. “Greg and I have lived it together,” Morrissey says. “There’s a chemistry and a bond between us that goes beyond music. We’ve gone through it all together.”
 
The album winds down sonically, while reaching a new peak of emotional intensity with “I Need You”, a simple piano ballad which Morrissey describes as “the heaviest song on the album”. An elegy for one of his friends who died in his mid 20's, “I Need You” is written from the viewpoint of his departed friend’s partner, whose emotional devastation at the funeral was overwhelming. “When we recorded this, I was actually crying when I was singing that song,” Morrissey says. “In the second verse you can hear the voice is breaking.”
 
“The Light Breaks” a beautiful, acoustic coda rounds off the album with a sense of calm and closure. The band has left the stage. Morrissey says, “It’s just Greg and myself, back to where we started, to finish it off”. They’re not finished yet… not even close.

Geroge Ezra- Top Secret Tour 2017
May
30
7:00 pm19:00

Geroge Ezra- Top Secret Tour 2017

  • Live At The Big Top
Geroge Ezra Dolans Limerick Live At The big Top

Tickets on sale Friday 7th Aprilat 9am. This is an over 18's event.  Please note all tickets for this event are to be purchased through Ticketmaster.


George Ezra is an acclaimed 23-year-old English singer-songwriter and musician. His debut album, Wanted On Voyage, was released in June 2014 and featured the global hit single, Budapest, which achieved platinum status in both the UK and the US, and a second UK top 10 single, Blame It On Me. It was the third best-selling UK album of 2014, and in the top 20 bestselling UK albums of the decade so far, selling a total of 3 million albums worldwide. George Ezra has been nominated for 4 Brit Awards, MTV Music Awards, Q Awards and the Ivor Novello Awards.

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
limmy

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
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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.

Made Of Stone (Stone Roses Tribute)
Jun
17
8:00 pm20:00

Made Of Stone (Stone Roses Tribute)

  • KASBAH Social Club
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Tickets €10.

Made Of Stone are Ireland's top The Stone Roses tribute band. Playing the music of the iconic Manchester indie band that inspired a generation. Bring the music of The Stone Roses to your venue and enjoy an energetic 90-minute tribute to one of the world's most loved bands.
Fast becoming a favourite on the Irish tribute scene, Made Of Stone are available for hire at events and venues nationwide. Made from experienced professional musicians who are lifelong fans, this an act not to miss.

 

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..
 

Freddie White
Jul
22
9:00 pm21:00

Freddie White

  • Upstair @ Dolans
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Ticket are 20 Euro

Freddie White has long been synonymous with music of the highest quality. Whether interpreting songs by his favorite writers, such as Randy Newman, Tom Waits, John Hiatt and Guy Clark, or performing his own classy compositions, Freddie’s live performances are nothing short of legendary.

 

Freddie has been part of the fabric of the live music scene in Ireland since the 1970’s and his albums continue to sell well, amongst his loyal and newfound fan base.

Born in Cobh, County Cork into a musical family, by age thirteen Freddie was playing in school bands and by seventeen playing professionally. At nineteen, he moved to London, where he busked in subways, and developed his unique voice and guitar style.

In 1974, he was a founding member of ‘Scullion’, together with Philip King and Sonny Condell. Later he formed ‘The Fake’, regarded as one of the seminal Irish bands of the late ‘70’s. Next came The Freddie White Band formed in 1978, which toured with Eric Clapton that year.

His first album, Live on Tour, recorded by Nicky Ryan while touring with Clannad, brought him national attention. His second album, Do You Do, was the biggest selling Mulligan Label album of 1981. With these early albums, Freddie introduced an eclectic repertoire of music, which spanned musical genres and eras, to an Irish audience.

Long Distance Runner was launched in 1985, and it featured original songs such as ‘Goodbye This Time’, ‘Down Without A Fight’, and the hit single ‘Frozen Heart’, which was co-written with Johnny Duhan. His fourth album, ‘Close To You’ continued this trend, with most of the songs self-penned. In 1994, he released ‘Straight Up’, a collection of fourteen songs recorded live by DanDan Fitzgerald.

‘My Country’ was released in Ireland in May 1999. A collection of eleven songs co-written with Ann O’Sullivan and based on the poetry of Don O’Sullivan. The album was co-produced by Freddie and Declan Sinnott, renowned for his work as producer and arranger with Sinead Lohan, Frances Black and Mary Black and as lead guitarist with Horslips and Moving Hearts.

Roll With It
Jul
29
9:00 pm21:00

Roll With It

  • Dolans Warehouse
roll with it oasis tribute

Tickets are €10. 

Roll With It formed in 2013 to bring the music of the Gallaghers to the live stage in Belfast and beyond.

Their setlist spans all seven albums and includes the hit singles right through to the acoustic B-sides.

The band is made up of experienced musicians with a passion for the greatest band of the nineties, who aim to give audiences the best singalong since Knebworth.

Oasis have had eight UK number-one singles and eight UK number-one albums, and won fifteen NME Awards, nine Q Awards, four MTV Europe Music Awards and six Brit Awards, including one in 2007 for Outstanding Contribution to Music and one for the Best Album of the Last 30 Years as voted by BBC Radio 2 listeners; they have been nominated for three Grammy Awards. By 2009, the band had sold an estimated 70 million records worldwide.[8] The band were listed in the Guinness World Records book in 2010 for "Longest Top 10 UK Chart Run by a Group" after an unprecedented run of 22 top 10 hits in the UK.[9] The band also holds the Guinness World Record for being the most successful act in the UK between the years 1995 and 2005, spending 765 weeks in the Top 75 singles and albums charts.

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.