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May
25
7:00 pm19:00

Fundraising Concert for Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association

  • Dolans Warehouse
Fundraising Concert for Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association dolans warehouse May 25th

Motor Neurons Fundraising Concert at Dolan’s Warehouse to include HERMITAGE GREEN!!!

 

A fundraising concert in aid of the Irish Motor Neurons Disease Association (IMNDA) will take place in Dolan’s Warehouse on Thursday 25th May 2017 at 7.30pm. We are delighted to announce that Limericks bands Hermitage Green, Acoustra and Moondance will be performing on the night to help raise much needed funds for a great cause.

 

Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is a progressive neurological condition that attacks the motor neurones, or nerves, in the brain and spinal cord. This means messages gradually stop reaching the muscles, which leads to weakness and wasting.  MND can affect how you walk, talk, eat, drink and breathe.

The cause of MND is not known. There may be environmental factors that trigger the damage in people who are susceptible to the disease. Ongoing research is necessary to find out the nature of these environmental factors, and what makes one person more susceptible than another.

MND strikes people of all ages and currently there is no cure. Funds raised from events such as this are essential to help the person manage their symptoms and achieve the best possible quality of life. 
 

A raffle will take place on the night. If you would like to sponsor the event or a raffle prize please contact Ericka Ivan - Clancy on erclncy@yahoo.co.uk or 086-3082933. You can also make a donation www.idonate.ie/imndafundraiser

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
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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!

 

May
26
May 27

Boogie Wonderland

  • Dolans Warehouse
Tickets € 10

Tickets € 10

Forty years of nightclubs that dominated the fabric of Limerick nightlife in Fernando’s and Tropics at the George Hotel, will be celebrated on Friday, May 26 at Dolans Warehouse, when the original DJ’S get together for one last night of Boogie Wonderland only!
Well known and legendary DJ Michael McNamara, also known fondly as Mickey Mac of 2fm and RTE Gold fame, along with Nicky Woulfe, who marks 40 years in the music business this year, with special guest JP Dillon of 95fm, will recreate a night of Disco Classics and the music of the 70s and the 80s transporting those who celebrated those disco years back on a journey of wonderful Boogie Wonderland memories.

Mickey Mac on behalf of his colleagues Nicky Woulfe and JP Dillon of Live 95fm, said they will be bringing back the famous slow set an important feature of the nightclub night’s and the start of many relationships, as part of the plan to recreate this very important social feature of that nightlife.

The DJ’S are planning to introduced a competition across local and national radio stations to find the public’s favourite slow set numbers, hits like Night’s In White Satin by the Moody Blues, I’m Not In Love by 10cc and If You Leave Now by Chicago, were just a few named by the people who attended the Launch and these songs are sure to start those great memories flowing.

Mickey Mac whose career spans fifty years, started Fernando’s nightclub in the Royal George Hotel in 1977, when people were looking for something new and different after the famous showband era, which had been so successful for so many years across Ireland, had come to an end.

He was a member of the lead line up of presenters on the newly launched RTE Radio 2 back in 1979, which saw him front a number of programmes for the station over a twenty year career. His shows played all the classic oldies up until the late 80’s, after which he became the man who played all the hot new dance tunes,  often playing live from the legendary music club in London, The Ministry Of Sound. He was also one of the first presenters on the national classical music station RTE Lyric FM from its start up in Limerick in 1999.

Nicky Woulfe has been part of the nightlife and entertainment scene in Limerick and the Mid-West for 40 years this year, and has played in all of Limericks’ night clubs which have included Fernando’s, Tropics, Jack Burkes, Eastwoods, The Basement, Teds, and The Shannon Arms.

He had a regular Saturday night residency at the White House Bar for the past 12 years playing all the classic hits which was hugely popular, attracting a dedicated and new audience.

Recently he has been part of the team at Dolans Warehouse where he continued to play the classic hits on a Saturday night.

He has also played many venues throughout the Munster Region over this time and promoted some of Ireland’s top live acts, which have included Mary Black, Hothouse Flowers, Aslan, The Blades, Mary Coughlan the Fleadh Cowboys and the International Blues band to name just a selection.

He has been a collector of music and music memorabilia all his life and has now built up one of the largest record collections in the country. He is currently working on a project to have Ireland’s largest Music Memories and Memorabilia Visitor centre based in Limerick, to bring audiences on another memorable music journey back in time.

The special guest on the night will be Limerick’s Live 95FM presenter JP Dillon, who has an integral part of their daily radio schedule for many years and has also played many night clubs in Limerick over the years including Ruby’s and Teds.

This night promises to be full of memories for so many people and will bring back the heady days of disco music when Night Fever and Grease ruled the world.

 

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)

May
27
May 28

33 presented by Shyanne O Shea

  • Dolans Warehouse


Shyanne grew up around limerick city and started drag in 1999 , since then she has become an international artist with shows in UK, Berlin, Ireland and is also an ambassador for the austin drag festival in texas where she represents UK & Ireland . she is now coming to Ireland every month to Dolans to bring a night with a difference so people in limerick and surrounding counties can get excited to go out again!
leave your issues at the door and have fun ! everyone excepts everyone & you can be who you want to be at club 33

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)

Jun
2
9:00 pm21:00

Benefit in Aid of Laura Barry

  • Upstairs at Dolans
Charity night in Aid of Laura Barry

Benefit in Aid of Laura Barry

Featuring

Exit 28, The Kadillacs & Raging Sons.

Fantastic Raffle prizes available on the night. Tickets/Donations are a mininum of 10 and can be purchased by contacting 086 8241445 or on the door on the night.

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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
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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.

Jun
10
8:00 pm20:00

dREA - Acoustic Show

  • Upstairs at Dolans
Tickets € 15

Tickets € 15

dREA is the moniker Limerick's Damien Drea. Damien's very first steps coincided with his first steps in the music business, as both his parents are professional musicians. This exposed him to music from an early age. His initial interest has developed into a lifelong career that has seen him work with a multitude of talented musicians and producers and has also taken him to venues all over the world and to sharing the stage with the likes of Bell X1 and Editors. His love of performing is matched by his passion for songwriting and has led to a number of successes including the Hot Press song of the year award & a licensing deal with major American TV network, CBS.


Since 2013, dREA has embarked on tours and has appeared at Hard Working Class Heroes as well as supporting Bell X1 during their sold out tour at Dublin's Vicar St. Early in 2014, played the Other Voices Music Trail in Derry along side Marina and the Diamonds and Neil Hannon . May 2014 saw the release of the debut album, Bravest of All. The album was produced by Giuliano Baglioni, who has worked on various projects with Canadian, Daniel Lanois, and was mixed by Kieran Lynch (U2, REM, Elvis Costello).


The album debuted in the Top Ten of the Irish Indie Charts on the back of some excellent reviews. The Sunday Times called it “all that is right with indie zen rock” and Hot Press gave this “beautiful, lovingly well crafted debut” 8 out of 10. The Metro noted that “dREA has a rare talent of imbuing sad songs with muscularity and swagger”. dREA was also highlighted as one to watch in a feature on Irish music in the prestigious Music Week UK. Animal single received national airtime on The Colm O'Sullivan Show on Today FM. 2015 has started brightly for dREA as Bravest of All was one of the nominees for Best Debut Album in the Hot Press Readers Poll .
dREA is currently working on the follow up to “Bravest of All”



Reviews
" Is a mash-up of all that is right with indie zen rock " The Sunday Times

" A beautiful lovingly -crafted debut " Hotpress 8/10

“Vast and Profound “ Musician.ie

“dREA has a rare talent of imbuing sad songs with muscularity and swagger” The Metro

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.

Jul
29
9:00 pm21:00

JFDR

  • Kasbah Social Club
Tickets € 10 (plus booking fee)

Tickets € 10 (plus booking fee)

JFDR, the latest project from Iceland's Jófríður Ákadóttir (Samaris, Pascal Pinon, Gangly), is a blend of cyclical guitar parts, soft minimal soundscapes, and poetic wonderings of a journey that ends where it began. Drawing from classical, folk, and electronic backgrounds, JFDR amalgamates the sounds of changing seasons, her voice a current that moves through rough seas to smooth waters. But perhaps JFDR shines the most in her capacity as a wordsmith, employing rich imagery to evoke the subtle emotions embedded in each song. Her first full length album, co-produced by legendary multi-instrumentalist Shahzad Ismaily, is set for release next year.

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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).

Sep
15
7:30 pm19:30

Fred Cooke

  • Kasbah Social Club
Tickets €15

Tickets €15

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

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

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

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

 Sit back and enjoy this Irish Comedy Star!!!

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

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

Oct
13
8:00 pm20:00

The Darkness

  • Dolans Warehouse
Tickets €                                                              Photo: Simon Emmett

Tickets €                                                              Photo: Simon Emmett

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

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

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

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

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.

Nov
18
8:00 pm20:00

JINJER

  • Kasbah Social Club
& Devil Wants Her Swagger Back +  more

& Devil Wants Her Swagger Back

+  more

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

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.