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Feb
22
8:30 pm20:30

Scott Flanigan Trio

  • Upstairs in Dolans
Tickets €10

Tickets €10

Scott Flanigan is one of the foremost keyboard players on the Irish jazz scene. He performs both locally and nationally, and has recently performed with Van Morrison, the Ulster Orchestra, Larry Coryell, Jean Toussaint, Jim Mullen, Linley Hamilton. A keen composer and arranger, Scott received his Masters Degree in jazz performance with First Class Honours from Dublin Institute of Technology. In addition to performance, Scott is a highly sought after teacher of improvisation and jazz harmony, with over ten years experience in the classroom and practice room.

Scott's debut CD as a leader, 'Point Of Departure', was released in 2015 to critical acclaim, and has received frequent air play both locally and further afield.

Three of Ireland's leading jazz musicians make up the Scott Flanigan Trio - Scott Flanigan on piano, Dublin bass stalwart Dave Redmond, and acclaimed drummer Steve Davis. Combining contemporary and yet accessible original material with innovative takes on jazz standards, Flanigan's trio is one of the freshest and most dynamic piano trios in Ireland.

Cúig
Feb
23
8:00 pm20:00

Cúig

  • Upstairs At Dolans
Cúig Traditional Irish Music Dolans Limerick

Tickets €10 in advance and €12 on the door. Cúig, hailing from Armagh and Tyrone, have established themselves as one of the most promising up and coming artists in Irish Music. Their combination of fiery Irish tunes infused with a strong rock-based accompaniment is unique and sets them apart from any other act on the traditional Irish music scene.

This original sound and their powerful live shows have left audiences on their feet in France, Italy and Holland.  Recently, they starred in the renowned ‘Irish Heartbeat tour’ in Germany. This three week tour has created great demand and acclaim for Cúig.

Not only have they achieved success as a band, individually these multi talented musicians can lay claim to several All Ireland titles.
Cúig’s debut album, ‘New Landscapes’ was recently released on the 1st of April, 2016.

No Stairway- Led Zeppelin Tribute Band
Feb
25
9:00 pm21:00

No Stairway- Led Zeppelin Tribute Band

  • KASBAH Social Club
No Stairway Led Zeppelin Tribute


Tickets are €10. No Stairway are a Galway based Led Zeppelin tribute act. Comprised of 4 musicians who have a great love for the band, they aim to recreate Zeppelin's live presence and studio albums as faithfully as possible.
From Plant's soaring vocals, Bonham's thunderous drums, Jone's multitasking, to Page's blistering guitar work; all the parts are treated with the respect they deserve.
Having formed in 2013, they have played some of the best venues in Ireland: Róisín Dubh, & Monroes Live in Galway, Crane Lane Theatre in Cork, and The Workman's Club in Dublin, and they are now excited to bring the show to Limerick!
Expect all the classic tunes, and even some that Zeppelin rarely, if ever, performed live.

Steeling Dan- A Tribute To Steely Dan
Mar
3
8:00 pm20:00

Steeling Dan- A Tribute To Steely Dan

  • Dolans Warehouse

Tickets are €8 in advance and €10 on the door.

Steeling Dan - an easy-on-the-eye collective of Limerick musicians with a healthy appreciation for all things Steely Dan,are back! After a hiatus of a couple of years, the group have joined forces again for fun times (and maybe more),and have invited some more special friends on board for a not-to-be-missed Xmas gig in Dolans Warehouse.
Expect music from across all of The Dan's catalogue, including Donald Fagen's solo works.

Collection Buckets On The Night for Limerick Animal Welfare. 

Mar
3
8:00 pm20:00

Janis Skanis & Samantha Tina

  • Dolans Upstairs

Celebrate International Women's Day with live performances from sensational vocalist Samanta Tina & comedian Janis Skanis, from Riga, Latvia upstairs @ Dolans, March 3.

This Latvian community event will be performed in latvian, but all welcome.

Samanta Tina. 

Tukuma born Samanta from Latvia reached top 5 in the charts with her singles. Her career began when she took part in Latvian music show O!Kartes akadēmija, winning the chance to attend the Tech Music School in London, England. 

She has attempted to represent Latvia in the Eurovision Song Contest four times, in 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2016, and also has taken part in the Lithuanian version of The Voice. In 2016, it was confirmed that she'd compete in Lithuania's national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017.

Singles:

* "I Want You Back" (2012)

* "I Need a Hero" (2013)

* "Stay" (2014)

* "We Live for Love" (2016)

* "The Love Is Forever" (2016)

Janis Skanis has been entertaining crwods for decades since finished actor studies in 70's. Latvian National Theatre actor since 1975. 

He is every director's dream - ready for different tasks, attentive and obedient to the director's intentions, without prejudice to the role of large and small significance. He has an excellent sense of humor, which for many years enjoyed all theater days and a political joke proponents, however, there is also a tragic string in Janis, which astute viewer will notice in his eyes and voice intonation. 

Performed as:

*Otto Köster in "Three Comrades" of Erich Maria Remarque

*Venetian doge in "The Merchant of Venice" of William Shakespeare.

*Scrooge in "A Christmas Carol" of Charles Dicken, and many more significant movie and radio roles.

Dress code black and white, Adm 20€ (from above) or 25€ (on the door), over 18's only.

The Seattle Grunge Experience
Mar
3
8:00 pm20:00

The Seattle Grunge Experience

  • KASBAH Social Club
The Seattle Grunge Experience dolans limerick

Tickets are €10. 

The Seattle Grunge Experience is the only tribute act to authentically recreate the live sound of the four biggest Grunge bands in history: Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden and Alice in Chains.

The early 90s was a great time for music with so many creative, innovative bands breaking out from under the mainstream radar – and seemingly most of them from the Pacific Northwest. That’s where the idea for The Seattle Grunge Experience comes from as these bands, these songs were meant to be heard back to back!

The European experience of the genre was largely inspired by repeat plays on MTV where, on any given day, you could watch videos for 'Smells like Teen Spirit' followed by 'Even Flow'…'Black Hole Sun'…'Man In The Box'…'Hunger Strike'...'Come As You Are'...'Alive'…'Would?'… Then you had those seminal MTV Unplugged shows that unveiled this emerging scene as truly affecting for anyone with a television.

The Seattle Grunge Experience is not to be missed as they serve up the visceral punk power of Nirvana, the spiritual depth of Pearl Jam, the technical ability of Soundgarden and the fragile, edgy darkness of Alice in Chains. The end result is a musical feast that takes the listener back to the glory days of Grunge.

We deliver 2-hour 'all killer, no filler' sets in either Electric or Unplugged format (sometimes both!) celebrating the genre at its highest point and appealing to hard-core fans as well as more casual listeners. 

The Kilkennys
Mar
4
8:00 pm20:00

The Kilkennys

  • Upstairs At Dolans
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Tickets are €11. 

Apart from their incredible musical ability, this band brings the Marble City with them everywhere they go. From Las Vegas to the hills of Donegal and from Germany to their recent stint in the Czech Republic, The Kilkennys fly the black and amber everywhere they go. It was no wonder they whipped 30,000 local people into a frenzy for the homecoming of the Kilkenny hurlers last September.


Apart from their incredible musical ability, this band brings the Marble City with them everywhere they go. From Las Vegas to the hills of Donegal and from Germany to their recent stint in the Czech Republic, The Kilkennys fly the black and amber everywhere they go. It was no wonder they whipped 30,000 local people into a frenzy for the homecoming of the Kilkenny hurlers last September.


Over the past 12 years The Kilkennys have emerged from the traditional settings of the Irish pub scene as a group of musicians with the ability to reinvigorate traditional Irish music and ballads and take them to a new generation. From the humble beginnings of a bunch of young school friends bonded by their love of Irish music, The Kilkennys have toured the length and breadth of Ireland gaining recognition as one of the country's hardest working bands.


Having shared the stage with world renowned Irish artists like Shane McGowan and Finbar Furey and after countless performances to Irish communities all over the world, The Kilkennys have taken their music to an international stage and have become synonymous with modern Irish music. They have successfully re-introduced Irish folk and ballads to a young audience while also winning the hearts of the more seasoned traditional music lovers.

Mar
7
8:30 pm20:30

Hands

  • Upstairs in Dolans
Tickets €12

Tickets €12

Dave Binney – saxophones

Chris Guilfoyle - guitar
Ronan Guilfoyle – bass
Tom Rainey – drums



Challenging and absorbing music from a maturing master
Irish Times

Ronan Guilfoyle's 'Hands' represents both the best in contemporary jazz and its international nature. The group is comprised of two of New York's finest musicians, and two Irish musicians – one who has forged an international career over the last 30 years, and an up-and-coming young musician now making a name for himself.

Dave Binney is one of contemporary jazz's finest saxophonists - always in demand, recording extensively, and extending the role of the soloist in contemporary jazz. Tom Rainey is one of most highly regarded drummers in modern music, and has a reputation for his combination of technical brilliance and creative flair, always placed at the service of the music.

Ronan Guilfoyle is one of the major figures in the Irish jazz scene, with an international reputation as both a bassist and composer. Chris Guilfoyle is rapidly making a name for himself as a virtuoso guitarist, as well as a bandleader of note.

'Hands', as the music on the CD of the same name shows, reveals Ronan's long time interest in combining composed music with freewheeling improvisation. As you would expect from someone so involved in the world of rhythm, the music is both groovy and filled with rhythmic surprises. Dave Binney and Chris Guilfoyle interweave lines, deft counterpoint, and improvisational power, all played over the kind of rhythmic forward motion and legerdemain that is the result of Ronan and Tom's twenty year association.

Music of power, passion, intrigue and creativity – 'Hands' is state of the art jazz music for our times

Balances power and lyricism with celebratory flare.
Allaboutjazz.com

It's music akin to good poetry. Distilled meaning, alluring at a first sight, but whose pleasures and insights reveal themselves more fully with repeated visits
Londonjazznews.com

Worth spending some quality time with.
Stephen Graham, marlbank.net

Judy O'Connor Int Womens Day Supper Club
Mar
8
7:00 pm19:00

Judy O'Connor Int Womens Day Supper Club

  • Upstairs At Dolans
Judy O'Connor Int Womens Day Supper Club dolans limerick

Tickets are €22.

Sisters are doin it for themselves!
Judy is delighted to be entertaining you all on International Womens Day. Come along with all your gal pals and celebrate women in the great atmosphere of the Supperclub.

BLOSSOMS
Mar
10
8:00 pm20:00

BLOSSOMS

  • Dolans Warehouse
blossoms dolans limerick

Tickets are €13. “This year’s biggest guitar-pop shooting stars…looking like snake-hipped garage rockers from the wrong side of Scarysex Central… Blossoms leap from their chart-bound Trojan horse as modernist rock heroes” 4* NME

The band are currently top of the album charts after their eponymous record debuted at number one on Friday 12th August. ‘Blossoms’ has received wide spread critical acclaim earning 4* from Mojo, NME, The Evening Standard, The Independent and more.

The past year has seen Blossoms play live to sold out venues and packed festival tents across the UK and Europe. They have already appeared at Glastonbury, Field Day, Bilbao BBK, Rock Werchter, The Great Escape, T in the Park, Parklife, Kendal Calling and Isle of Wight Festival. The band will also be appearing at Reading and Leeds and Festival No.6 as well as playing an almost sold out UK headline Autumn tour – all ahead of the newly announced December dates which will take in different venues and cities to the Autumn dates. 

The Strypes – ” NEVER MIND THE MOCKS ” TOUR
Mar
11
8:00 pm20:00

The Strypes – ” NEVER MIND THE MOCKS ” TOUR

  • KASBAH SOCIAL CLUB
The Strypes – ” NEVER MIND THE MOCKS ” TOUR dolans limerick

Tickets are €20. The Strypes – ” NEVER MIND THE MOCKS ” TOUR
The Strypes are taking to the road around Ireland in March to try out their new material ahead of the release of their yet untitled 3rd Studio Album.
They will be playing intimate venues and the audience will get to see the band in their natural habitat – in “small, sweaty and rocking venues”

JOAN AS POLICE WOMAN & BENJAMIN LAZER DAVIS presented by Seoda Shows
Mar
14
9:00 pm21:00

JOAN AS POLICE WOMAN & BENJAMIN LAZER DAVIS presented by Seoda Shows

  • Dolans Warehouse
joan as police woman, benjamin lazer davis seoda shows dolans limerick

Joan Wasser’s musical life has spanned many albums, bands, collaborations and genres. She picked up the violin in public school when she was 8, soaked up Stevie Wonder and the Jackson5 on the AM radio before catching the bus to school and ended up studying classically through college.

Consumed by the punk rock/ new wave scene, her first live shows were The Bad Brains and Black Flag when she was 14, Adam and the Ants and Siouxsie and the Banshees when she was 15.

Capitalizing on these diverse beginnings, she eventually joined, recorded and toured with The Dambuilders, Those Bastard Souls, Antony and the Johnsons, Rufus Wainwright, Lou Reed and recorded and played with countless others.

Mar
17
8:00 pm20:00

NAPALM DEATH proudly presented by Bad Rep Ire

  • Dolans Warehouse
NAPALM DEATH - Dolans Warehouse - March 17th 2017 Tickets ON SALE - August 26th

NAPALM DEATH - Dolans Warehouse - March 17th 2017

Tickets ON SALE - August 26th

Napalm Death are a band that need no introduction, a consummate and dwarfing band in the Death Metal, Grind, and Punk worlds  with a live show that is as unique as it is loud.  With a career spanning nearly 4 decades and fan base draw that  brings in ears from far beyond just Metal fans, Napalm Death represents one of the biggest bookings by Bad Reputation to date. This will be a Patrick's day not to be missed.

Aslan Live At The Big Top
Mar
18
7:30 pm19:30

Aslan Live At The Big Top

  • Live At The Big Top
aslan live at the big top dolans limerick


Tickets are €25. Aslan and Dolans warehouse are pleased to announce that Aslan will be performing in Limerick at LIVE AT THE BIG TOP on Saturday March 18th 2017 .With the band currently on an Irish Christmas tour which includes 2 SOLD OUT shows in Dublin,s Vicar ST .Demand has been so strong to see the band that they have had to add a 3rd night there . The last time Aslan played Limerick was during the summer at The Plaza at Thomand Park and it was an amazing night. Dolans are putting the tickets on sale early as they feel they would make an ideal Christmas present for all music lovers of any age. Tickets go on sale on Friday 2nd December at 9 o clock and are available from Ticketmaster .Tickets are priced at €25. Aslan also feature on the CD "As SEEN ON THE LATE LATE SHOW along side artists such as U2, ED SHEERAN and HOZIER to name a few. All proceeds from this album will go to the Vincent De Paul and is in all good shops NOW. This is Aslan,s 1st time playing at The Big Top and the band are looking forward to a very special night. Lead singer Christy Dignam has said " Aslan have been playing in Dolans Warehouse for years and we are looking forward to seeing all our friends from there at our gig in The Big Top"

The Riptide Movement
Mar
24
8:00 pm20:00

The Riptide Movement

  • Dolans Warehouse
the riptide movement dolans limerick march

Tickets are €20.

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

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

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

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

Warsaw Radio plus guests: Paul Murray + Night House

  • Upstairs At Dolans
Warsaw Radio plus guests: Paul Murray + Night House dolans limerick

 

Tickets €10 general and €6 student

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

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


 Reviews:

 

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

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

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

Little Hours
Mar
25
8:00 pm20:00

Little Hours

  • Dolans Warehouse
Little Hours Irish Tour 2017.jpg

Tickets are €11. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stomptown Brass
Mar
25
9:00 pm21:00

Stomptown Brass

  • KASBAH Social Club
stomptown brass dolans limerick

Tickets are €10. 

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

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

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


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

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

Limerick Fringe - March 30th

  • Upstairs At Dolans
Tickets €10

Tickets €10

Cocooned in Kazan

8pm

Royal Kung Foolery

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

“Side-splitting physical comedy”- Chicago Tribune

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

OUTSTANDING PHYSICAL THEATRE– San Diego Fringe 2016

HIGHEST SELLING SHOW- Chicago Fringe 2015

Volunteer’s Pick- Chicago Fringe 2015

Spirit of the Fringe- Chicago Fringe 2015


€10

€10

Nothing Like Your Profile Picture

9.15pm

Fragility

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

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

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

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

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


Tickets €10

Tickets €10

Nerdfucker: a solo play with bad boundaries

10.30pm

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

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

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

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


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

Limerick Fringe- March 31st - Dolans Warehouse

  • Dolans Warehouse

Two can do…

11.45am

by Limerick Fringe

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

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


Mark Carberry- Limerick Fringe 2017

‘unplugged, intimate, or plain crazy’

12.30pm

Angie Smalis & Mark Carberry

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

    Created and performed by: Angie Smalis and Mark Carberry.

    Soundscape by: Rokaia Jedir in collaboration with John Greenwood

    Shows:

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

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


    IN LiMBO

    6.45pm

    Kristyn Fontanella Dance

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


    ‘unplugged, intimate, or plain crazy’

    8pm

    For more info see above


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

    Limerick Fringe- March 31st - Upstairs@Dolans

    • Upstairs At Dolans
    Tickets €10

    Tickets €10

    Nothing Like Your Profile Picture

    8.00pm

    Fragility

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

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

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

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

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


    Coocooned in Kazan - Limerick Fringe - Upstairs Dolans

    Cocooned in Kazan

    9.15pm

    Royal Kung Foolery

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

    “Side-splitting physical comedy”- Chicago Tribune

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

    OUTSTANDING PHYSICAL THEATRE– San Diego Fringe 2016

    HIGHEST SELLING SHOW- Chicago Fringe 2015

    Volunteer’s Pick- Chicago Fringe 2015

    Spirit of the Fringe- Chicago Fringe 2015


    Photo Whore- Limerick Fringe- 2017

    Phone Whore: a one-act play with frequent interruptions

    10.30pm

    Cameryn Moore

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

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

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

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


    NSFW- Limerick Fringe 2017

    NSFW

    11.45pm

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

    Adult content.

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

    Limerick Fringe - April 1st- Upstairs@Dolans

    • Upstairs At Dolans

    Battle of the Poets

    by Limerick Fringe

    6.45pm

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


    Andrew sILVERWOD IS A SELF ABSORBED TWAT- Limerick Fringe 2017

    Andrew Silverwood is “a Self Absorbed Tw*t”

    Fragility

    8pm

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

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

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

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


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

    Nerdfucker: a solo play with bad boundaries

    Cameryn Moore

    9.15pm

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

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

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

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

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

    Red Hot Copy Peppers

    • KASBAH Social Club
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    Tickets are €10. 

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

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

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

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

    The Honey Drops Deadliest Dames Event - Limerick Fringe

    • Dolans Warehouse

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

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

    Over 18's

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

    Jim White Presented By Seoda Shows

    • KASBAH Social Club
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    Tickets are €15.

     For the uninitiated...

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Highly recommend buying advance tickets for this!

    Marlene Enright
    Apr
    7
    8:00 pm20:00

    Marlene Enright

    • KASBAH Social Club
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    Tickets are €10. 

    A mythical process of creation and transformation to produce gold]

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Girl Band presented by Seoda Shows

    • Dolans Warehouse
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    Tickets are €15.

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

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

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

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

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

    Holly Macve ( Bella Union) presented by Seoda Shows

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

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

    Apr
    19
    8:30 pm20:30

    Sue Rynhart

    • Dolans Upstairs
    Tickets €10

    Tickets €10

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

    Sue Rynhart Voice

    Dan Bodwell Double Bass

    Francesco Turrisi Accordion, Lute & Percussion


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

    Ian Patterson, AllAboutJazz

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


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

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

    Cormac Larkin, The Irish Times

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

    DERMOT & DAVE “AH SURE LOOKIT!”

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

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

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

    Mary Black Lime Tree Theatre

    • Lime Tree Theatre
    mary black lime tree theatre dolans limerick

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

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

    Reviews

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

    foundation in traditional music.”—Los Angeles Times

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

    “…simply spellbinding.”—Boston Globe

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

    OVERHEAD, THE ALBATROSS presented by Seoda Shows

    • Upstairs At Dolans
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    Tickets are €10.

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

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

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

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

    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.

    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.”

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

    C Duncan presented by Seoda Shows

    • Upstairs At Dolans
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    Tickets are €15


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


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

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

     

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

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

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

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

    Áine Cahill
    May
    6
    9:00 pm21:00

    Áine Cahill

    • Upstairs At Dolans
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    Tickets are €11. 

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

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

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

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

    The Saw Doctors Live At The Big Top

    • Live At The Big Top
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    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. 

    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) . 

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

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

    David McSavage- A Sacred Cow

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

    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. 

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

    Tom Green's European Comedy Road Trip 2017

    • Dolans Warehouse
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    Tickets are €20.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Limmy
    Jun
    3
    7:30 pm19:30

    Limmy

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

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

    Age 16+ 

    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.

    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).