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Jul
26
8:00 PM20:00

The Olllam

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Tickets €20

The Olllam were formed in 2012 as a collaboration between Belfast piper John McSherry and seminal Detroit musicians Tyler Duncan, Michael Shimmin, Joe Dart, Theo Katzman and Woody Goss. A resulting album was released on Compass Records.

Since then, Katzman, Dart and Goss have found world fame as members of the cult band Vulfpeck whilst McSherry has released two solo albums and has been touring with Belfast trad band Ulaid who recently released an acclaimed album, “A Note Let Go” with Duke Special.

The powerful rhythm section of bassist Joe Dart and drummer Mike Shimmin is unique, whilst Tyler Duncan and John McSherry on pipes and low whistles are a melodic and harmonic dream. Duncan’s inventive musical arrangements are simply outstanding. On their summer 2018 dates in Ireland these four founding members they will be joined by Detroit keyboard player Joe Hettinga and Limerick guitarist Sean O’Meara

“… the result is described by them as Neo-Acoustic Celtic Post-Rock. I’d describe it a little differently – it’s f***in’ deadly!” - The Irish Times

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Jul
27
8:30 PM20:30

Love Our Air 2 - Limerick Against Pollution Fundraiser

 Tickets €10

Tickets €10

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Limerick Against Pollution are holding a fundraiser concert in Dolans Warehouse on the Dock Road to raise money to pay for professional fees relating to the objection of an Industrial Emissions Licence to Irish Cement from the EPA to burn huge amounts of toxic industrial waste at their plant in Mungret Limerick. 

The following acts will be performing on the night - 

  • DJ Olivia Chau
  • Jane Fraser
  • Post Punk Podge & the Technohippies
  • Elanay
  • Stone Free (Johnny Fean Guitarist & Band)


Irish Cement have been granted planning permission by Limerick City & County Council for the structure and we are now objecting to the granting of a licence by the EPA. We need to have our detailed submission lodged to the EPA by 5th September and therefore need your help to pay for the experts required to help get the best submission lodged in order to try and stop this from proceeding any further.

We hope you can help by buying a ticket for the fundraiser it is guaranteed to be a fantastic night with a huge array of Limerick talent on display!

Your support would be much appreciated. 

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Jul
28
9:00 PM21:00

We Come In Pieces with Shithatt & Bokotono

 Tickets €7

Tickets €7

We Come In Pieces are Ciaran Culhane - Guitar / Vocals, Kieran Hayes - Vocals / Drums, Kieran J. Sims - Bass / Vocals from Limerick City. Formed in the early hours of 2010, 3 days later they played their first gig and after a long 3 weeks they recorded their first album. 2 full lengths, an EP and numerous Irish, UK and European tours

Their latest album 'Stop the Rot' was released on February 23rd 2018.

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Jul
28
9:00 PM21:00

All Our Exes Live in Texas proudly presented by Seoda Shows

 Tickets  €15

Tickets  €15

ARIA Award winning indie-folk band, All Our Exes Live in Texas, is a fantasy draft of Australia’s finest singer-songwriters. On mandolin, ukulele, accordion and guitar, the Exes are a powerhouse of musical prowess, known as much for their rambunctious quippery and feminist politics as their devastatingly beautiful harmonies. With a top 10 debut album and a reputation as festival favourites, they’ve had multiple sell out tours around Australia and are carving up the USA and UK. Their captivating live show has earned them support slots for The Backstreet Boys, Passenger, Nathaniel Rateliff and Midnight Oil and more.

“Seriously, it'll make you believe again. Don't ever miss this band” – The Music

“When art works, it takes the personal and makes it universal; All Our Exes Live in Texas have reached that ideal lovingly here” - Bob Boilen, NPR Music

“★★★★ 1/2 ...a sound and chemistry matched by smart songwriting that has created an irresistible folk-pop hybrid” - The Australian

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

“★★★★ ... it’s the strength of the composing and the pure beauty of their combined vocal harmonies that make this a remarkable debut album” - The Sydney Morning Herald

“the most badass girl folk group ever” - Hhhhappy.com

“the Exes delivered exactly what they are renowned for - their harmonies are so good its actually a little ridiculous and their instrumentation is strong as it is disparate. Catch them before they’re famous and only perform for royalty and astronauts” - The Brag

“..completely floored me with great songs and performances - heavy shout-out to All Our Exes Live in Texas…" - Anthony Fantano ‘The Needle Drop’

“..left the audience in total adoration, with a standing ovation – and rightly so.” - The Music

“They had us immediately eating out of their hands as they blew us away with their impeccable four-part harmonies. Their sound was both punchy and sweet and covered in lyrics you wanted to listen to because they told the most beautiful love stories.” - Xpress Magazine Perth

“They clearly enjoy performing and their talent combined with their relaxed and funny banter caused the audience to instantly fall in love with them.” - The AUreview

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Aug
17
7:30 PM19:30

Tommy Tiernan Work in Progress Tour-SOLD OUT

 Tickets on sale Monday April 9th at 10am

Tickets on sale Monday April 9th at 10am

Tommy Tiernan -A Work in Progress Tour

Come along and see Tommy working hard on getting his new show together in a host of intimate venue’s across the country.

It promises to be jam packed with unmannerly notions, chaotic flights of fancy and joyful talking. Get up close and personal with one of the worlds most respected comedians.

“Brilliant & life-affirming. Tommy Tiernan actually makes you proud to be Irish” - The Irish Independent

“A feral philosopher king…Tommy Tiernan affects the timeless wisdom of a sage as he stalks his stage.” - The Scotsman

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Aug
18
8:00 PM20:00

Full of Hell and Conan Presented by Bad Reputation Ireland

  Tickets are €15

Tickets are €15

"In certain circles, Full of Hell needs no introduction. This young band has made a name for themselves in a short amount of time, racking up a prolific touring and release history while exploring a gamut of sounds within the spectrum of extreme and avante garde music. Formed in 2009, the embryonic beginnings of Full of Hell display their palette at it’s most primitive, d-beat and blast ridden hardcore punk with spats of noise and caustic rhythm, and within a few short years, they have bloomed into a true force to be reckoned with within the punk and metal communities. Within the past two years the band has released their now acclaimed 2xCD collaboration with none other than MERZBOW himself, which showed the band truly beginning to come into their own, combining elements of grindcore, death and black metal, punk and hardcore with a smattering of sonically laden power electronics and industrial pounding. 2016 saw the release of their collaboration with the thundering and depressive duo, THE BODY, entitled “One Day You Will Ache Like I Ache”.. This acclaimed release was followed by a collaborative live tour, where the band bent expectations again in a whirlwind of electronic percussion and drone. 2017 will see the release of an as-of-yet untitled third full-length LP. Numb your mind." 

Conan Limerick Bad Reputation Ireland August 18th Dolans

With monolithic tones and barbarian tales, Conan were born to destroy. The Northwestern UK trio of guitarist/vocalist Jon Paul Davis, bassist/vocalist Phil Coumbe and drummer Paul O’Neil began in 2006 with the Battle in the Swamp EP as their first outing in 2007, but it was 2010’s Horseback Battle Hammer EP that first caught the attention of the international underground, and the impression of Conan’s “caveman battle doom” was immediate. Songs like “Satsumo” and “Krull” showed that just because the band sounded big didn’t mean they couldn’t also write a song, and when their debut long-player, Monnos, followed in 2012 preceded by a 2011 split with Slomatics, the response was duly huge.

A slot at the Netherlands’ prestigious Roadburn festival in 2012 resulted in 2013’s Mount Wrath live album, and Conan continued to shake venue floors and cave in chest cavities wherever they played. Touring Europe, they shared the stage with Sleep in Norway and in 2013, Conan featured at Desertfest in London, laying waste to Camden’s famed Underworld club alongside Chicago’s Bongripper, with whom they also released a split EP, Conan’s contribution coming in the form of the sprawling, droned-out “Beheaded,” their longest song to date at over 17 minutes.

After tracking them using forensic experts and analysis of the footprints the band left stomping across the UK and Europe to support Monnos, including at the 2013 Damnation Festival, Napalm Records signed Conan for the release of their second album. Davis, in turn, set about building a temple. Working with the band’s longtime producer Chris Fielding, he constructed Skyhammer Studio, where,  as the house engineer, Fielding would helm 2014’s Blood Eagle for Napalm as both Conan’s and the studio’s reputation continued to grow.

To celebrate their return with their most accomplished blend yet of riff-largesse and memorable hooks, topped off as always by Tony Roberts artwork featuring their mascot “The Sentinel,” Conan set forth a full European tour for Spring 2014, including a return to Roadburn and appearances at Doom Over Leipzig, Droneburg Festival, Temples Festival, the St. Helena Doom Fest and France’s famed Hellfest. Their shows already the stuff of legend and the Blood Eagle songs being their most bludgeoning material, Conan’s conquering days have just begun.

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Aug
25
7:00 PM19:00

The Coronas, Live at the Castle

 Tickets on sale Friday June 8th at 9am, €43 plus booking fee Over 18s only- SOLD OUT

Tickets on sale Friday June 8th at 9am, €43 plus booking fee Over 18s only- SOLD OUT

Dolans Presents in association with Shannon Heritage are delighted to announce that The Coronas will play an exclusive show in King Johns Castle with tickets on sale this Friday 8th June at 9am.

The announcement comes on the back of recent sell-out performances at the 2,000 capacity 13th century castle which included big names such as Hermitage Green, Bell X1, Walking on Cars, Imelda May and Gavin James.

The Coronas have established themselves as one of Ireland’s leading bands and have built a huge Limerick following down through the years. The return, by popular demand, of the band to Limerick’s iconic castle venue will be a welcome one for Limerick audiences.

Speaking at the announcement, Neil Dolan of Dolans Presents said: “We have been delighted to have been associated with the Coronas as their careers have progressed. The band performed some of their first gigs Upstairs at Dolans and since then have gone on to perform sell-out shows at the Warehouse, Live at the Big Top and at King John’s Castle.

“The rise of The Coronas has been nothing short of remarkable. From selling out shows at huge venues across Ireland, to headlining international tours, the Coronas continue to rank as one of Ireland’s most exciting musical exports. We are exceptionally proud to be welcoming them back to Limerick once again. Audiences really can expect something special”.

Tickets for The Coronas playing Live at King John’s Castle will go on sale this Friday at 9am and can be purchased via the dolans.ie website or by contacting the Dolans box office on 061 314483.

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Aug
25
8:00 PM20:00

Bring your limericks to Limerick - Limerick a Festival

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"In Limerick a Festival ran,
To find Poets, for that was the plan.
It inspired some folks,
To write 'Limerick' jokes,
From Ireland all the way to Japan"

- Jack Jackson - 

The 6th Limericks Literary Festival will take place from August 24th - 26th, 2018.  With humble beginnings the festival has grown into a hearty line-up of writing workshops, poetry workshops, competition and storytelling.

 

Supported by the Limerick Writers' Centre and Global Limerick the main aim of the festival is to make poetry (especially the Limerick verse) and creative writing accessible to the wider public, inviting people from around the world to participate in the Bring Your Limericks to Limerick competition.

Each year we invite the public to send us their original Limericks (full rules click: HERE) . The best Limerick is judged by a panel of experts and there is a first prize of €500, not bad for a 5 line poem. 

The fun-packed weekend will include walking tours around medieval Limerick ruins, traditional Irish music sessions, slam poetry, writing workshops, art exhibitions and storytelling.  The festival is designed to encourage participation and to promote Limerick as the home of this little famous five line poem. 

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Aug
25
10:00 PM22:00

Fish Go Deep & Get Down Edits

 Tickets €12

Tickets €12

From Waterford City, Get Down Edits are Darren Daz Dalton & Martin Roche. Since the late 90’s the duo have been tearing up dancefloors around Ireland. Coming from a deep house background in their early days, they played support to the likes of Kenny Dope (M.A.W), Dj Deep (Paris), Charles Webster and Fish Go Deep.

Since the launch of Get Down Edits, the duo have been getting requests to DJ at various parties all across Europe & the UK. They can be found each weekend in clubs from London to Budapest or beach parties in Italy, Croatia or Greece as well as some great nights or festivals around Ireland.

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Sep
1
9:00 PM21:00

Fire in Cairo - The Cure Tribute

 Tickets €10

Tickets €10

Fire In Cairo, the best "Cure" live experience

“Out of all the bands that emerged in the immediate aftermath of punk rock in the late ’70s, the Cure was one of the most enduring and popular. Finally 5 Cure enthusiasts have thought to give Irish Cure fans the chance to don the eyeliner, brush off the mascara and relive the 80′s!! The band comprises of Niall(Vocals/Percussion), Manolis (Guitar), Lawson (Bass), Pete (Keyboards/Vocals), Martin (Drums/Vocals). The band covers all classic Cure songs from the debut release 3 Imaginary Boys, through the hairspray and glitter of the 80′s era and right up to the bands position of 90′s alternative pop darlings. Fire in Cairo recreates the sound, feel, atmosphere and attitude of a classic Cure show. They don’t just play the songs; they give them a new lease of life”

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Sep
14
9:00 PM21:00

Brian Downeys Live and Dangerous

Tickets 20

Brian Downey on drums needs no introduction......

Hailing originally from Dublin, Brian enjoyed his first taste of success in Ireland with the top 20 hit 'Morning Dew' before forming 'Orphanage with Phil Lynott.

The two went on to form the legendary Thin Lizzy with Eric Bell and Brian remained a constant member until the band split in 1983.

Having worked on Phil Lynott's solo albums and the subsequent Grand Slam project. Brian relocated back to Dublin around the time of Phil's untimely death on January 4th 1986. Brian remained in constant demand as both a touring and session drummer and regularly played live shows and recorded with renowned guitarist Gary Moore.

 Brian is often cited as being an influence by many of the world's top drummers and feels invigorated to be playing the songs he co-wrote in Thin Lizzy with his new band ALIVE AND DANGEROUS.

Brian Grace: Lead guitar/backing vocals.

Brian is a well known musician in Ireland and has a career spanning almost 30 years.

He started playing with the legendary Brush Shiels (Skid Row) in the '80's, moving on to play and record worldwide with the likes of Rob Strong, Andrew Strong (The Commitments) and Juliet Turner.

Brian was musical director on the famous “Vibe for Philo” in Dublin and was a major contributor every year since 1986.

Brian is widely regarded as one of Ireland's finest guitarists and would give any players out there, past and present, a serious run for their money!!!

Phil Edgar: Lead guitar/backing vocals

Phil hails from Lisburn near Belfast in Northern Ireland and was born to play rock 'n' roll!! His early career saw him play with local bands and was heavily influenced by the music of Thin Lizzy, The Eagles and Peter Green.

More recently Phil has had major exposure with Matt Wilson in The Sensational Northern Irish band, El Dude Brothers. Phil's reputation as a young tear-away guitarist gives ALIVE AND DANGEROUS a sparkling injection of passion, style and flair.

Matt Wilson: Bass guitar/lead vocals.

Matt is a Belfast based musician and vocalist with a fervent love of blues, rock and soul. Starting off at an early age as a boy soprano, his teens saw him flirting with various bands, playing standards from Jimi Hendrix, Bill Withers and Funkadelic, leading him to become one of Northern Ireland's most sought after radio jingle and corporate vocalists.

The influence of Thin Lizzy's music and in Particular, Phil Lynott's vocal/writing style, making the perfect frontman for ALIVE AND DANGEROUS.......Are you ready?!

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Sep
15
8:00 PM20:00

Wyvern Lingo

 Tickets €20 ON SALE NOW

Tickets €20 ON SALE NOW

WYVERN LINGO RELEASE NEW SINGLE TO COINCIDE WITH THEIR BUSY SUMMER FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

‘Crawl’ leaps out on 8th June.

Having successfully completed their UK and European headline tour in support of their acclaimed debut album; Bray’s finest Indie R’N’B trio Wyvern Lingo spring back into Irish combat with their new single ‘Crawl’.

‘Crawl’ is the latest single from Wyvern Lingo’s 2018 self-titled album, which was released in February and warmly embraced by fans and media alike. The single tees up an exciting run of summer dates for the band, where fans old and new can see their upcoming tour shows including:

20th July - King John’s Castle, Limerick (with Walking On Cars)

15th September - Dolans, Limerick

‘Crawl’, with a fresh summer club remix from Peter Vogelaar, is released on Rubyworks on Friday 8th June.

Listen to Crawl:  https://soundcloud.com/rubyworks/sets/wyvern-lingo-crawl-single/s-qMRJj

Praise for ‘Wyvern Lingo’

Hot Press - “When the sun comes back, this is the sound that will blare from every hip window.” 8/10.

The Irish Times - Resistance is futile.” 4 / 5.

Golden Plec - “Genuinely exciting, the beginning of something beautiful.”

The Last Mixed Tape - The power of the message lies in the vocals.” - 9/10.

State.ie - “a snapshot of a band who have taken their time, developed their craft and blossomed into something to treasure. And for that we love you Wyvern Lingo.” - 4 / 5.

Atwood Magazine - “A spellbinding sonic journey rich with warm, dazzling harmonies and deep, moving rhythms.” 4 stars.

The Thin Air - A remarkable, all-killer tour de force from undoubtedly the country’s finest fast-rising band.”

Nialler9 - Without a doubt, the most exciting Irish prospect at the moment.”

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Sep
20
7:30 PM19:30

Sharon Shannon, Frances Black and Mary Coughlan

 Tickets €32 ON SALE Thursday April 18th at 9am

Tickets €32 ON SALE Thursday April 18th at 9am

Sharon Shannon, Frances Black and Mary Coughlan unite for a unique show bringing together their collective talents.  The three performers are some of the most succesful female artists Ireland has to offer.  The 3 are no stranger to performing together having been an integral part of the successful Woman's Heart albums and tours.  The three performers perform a set with their own musicians performing many of their greatest hits then everyone comes on stage together to finish the night. 

 SHARON SHANNON is a former member of seminal Scots-Irish band THE WATERBOYS.

 The last few years for Sharon have included worldwide airplay with the song GALWAY GIRL from the HILARY SWANK FILM ‘PS I LOVE YOU’.

Sharon also performed live for President OBAMA when he visited Ireland in the summer of 2011 — making him the second US President that she has played for.

Sharon Shannon has been a musical icon for over 20 years. Traditional Irish music is her background but she has been fearless in her musical exploration having defied genres and woven her unique style through country, French-Canadian reggae, hip-hop,dance and classical.

At various times, Sharon has collaborated, toured and recorded with Bono and Adam from U2, Steve Earle, Jackson Browne, Nigel Kennedy, Willie Nelson, John Prine, and Christy Moore. She has performed for US Presidents Clinton and Obama, entertained Irish Presidents Robinson and McAleese, and most recently Michael D. Higgins.

Several of her albums have been platinum selling and she has had Number 1 albums and singles including the Steve Earle penned The Galway Girl performed with Mundy, which was featured in the movie PS I Love You and the Bulmers TV ad campaign of 2008. She has contributed music to many TV shows and some feature films including Neil Jordans Ondine. She has received several industry honours including a Meteor Lifetime Achievement in 2009.

When Nanci Griffith called Frances Black “the sweetest voice of Ireland,” she was paying tribute to someone who has been one of Ireland’s best-loved and most enduring artists since the late 80s, with a string of best-selling albums, awards and other accolades behind her.

The extent of Frances’ popularity and talent has been reflected in the awards and accolades that she has received for her albums and live performances. She has twice been the recipient of one of the highest honours in Irish music, the prestigious Irish Recorded Music Association’s Best Irish Female Award, and was also delighted to receive a National Entertainment ”Personality of the Year” award, as it has always been vitally important to her to connect with her audiences during a performance.

Mary Coughlan is the only singer these shores have produced to rival the greatest of European cabaret and American jazz club blues because of one thing: her voice. She is unique in blending the whisky-blurred, smoke-seared, husky notes and laconic wit of Billie Holiday and Peggy Lee and the line of deep, down and dirty blues singers back to Memphis Minnie and Bessie Smith with the sardonic, bitter-sweet defiance and despair of the Piaf chanteuse, born out of war, in the shadow of Brecht, at war with the world, men and finally herself. And Mary Coughlan enfolds it all in a delicious and unapologetic Irish drawl, sceptical, rueful, mournful and melting, ardent for love, all in one voice which wraps itself around Cole Porter and Jerome Kern, Elvis Presley and Joy Division, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards and sails down that long river of blues that links the Mississippi to the Liffey in her magnificent Irish brogue.

Mary is our greatest female singer because over twenty-five years and ten albums she’s made the most grown-up, uncompromising, wholly personal and utterly universal music on either side of the Atlantic about what goes on between men and women. She has taken the classic standards of jazz balladry and the recent gems of rock and Irish song-writing, shaken them and offered them up anew, like jewels dripping from the deep, strewn on black velvet. She sings in the voice of the wrong and wronged woman and she makes us think what it is men make of women and what women have to do to make do. She has just one other forebear in the pretty pallid parade of British female pop artists, just one other woman whose bruised, haunted voice could find and enjoy the inconsolable longing and loss in a three minute pop song: Dusty Springfield. Or Mary Isabel Catherine Bernadette O’Brien, to give her her real name. Born to an Irish Catholic family. Small world. – David Kelly

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Sep
22
8:00 PM20:00

BEOGA

 Tickets are €19

Tickets are €19

Since the birth of Beoga in 2002, it has expanded the vocabulary of Irish Music with a unique accent of its own. The band are now firmly established as one of the most popular and influential ensembles in modern Irish music.

Beoga describe themselves as “Four Nordy lads and a Limerick lass beating out the new wave trad”.

With five albums to their credit to date, Beoga have always pushed the boundaries of the Irish trad sound by embracing everything from bluesy riffs to a raunchy New Orleans jamboree vibe.

Beoga’s willingness to bend genres has allowed them to take Irish culture to an international audience, much as the likes of The Chieftains, Enya and The Coors had done before them. 

Beoga’s Limerick connection is Niamh Dunne. Originally one of Beoga’s early fans, Dunne hails from a long heritage of traditional Irish musicians. She is a graduate of the Irish World Academy in Limerick.

A chance university meeting led to Niamh Dunne being enveloped into the Beoga World.

In recent years, Beoga have toured the world, released several albums and experienced things they’d never dreamed of doing, such as performing at BBC’s Proms in the Park.

The Wall Street Journal even heralded them as, “The most exciting new traditional band to emerge from Ireland this century.”

2017 saw Beoga tick off an enviable list of accomplishments from their shared bucket list.

Beoga came to international attention when they collaborated on two songs on Ed Sheeran’s global hit album ‘÷’. After it shot to the top of the charts all over the globe, those two tracks - ‘Galway Girl’ and ‘Nancy Mulligan’ - accumulated over 687 million streams at Spotify.

The success of the Ed Sheeran association has seen the band feature on their first chart-topping hit in Ireland. They have featured as guest artists during Sheeran’s Glastonbury headline set and have secured a debut appearance on Top of the Pops.

 “In Beoga, the Irish music world found another prodigy… madcap genius, master craftsmen” – Irish Music Magazine

a heady, virtually head-spinning sonic blend, stamping Beoga as perhaps the most audacious Irish band rooted in trad today” - New York’s Irish Echo

Beoga have energy, drive, intelligent creativity, wit and real musicianship. This is the freshest take on the tradition” Irish American News

innovative as Celtic music mavericks Solas and Lunasa” - Boston Globe

Special Guest Emma Langford

 

Emma Langford

Irish Folk Singer-Songwriter

Emma Langford has woven a sound which Phil Coulter describes as “a breath of fresh air”.

A folk guitarist and singer-songwriter from Limerick in the West of Ireland, embued with the soul and style of Joni Mitchell, Eva Cassidy and Joan Baez; her distinctive vocal style demonstrates a blend of Irish lilt with folk and jazz. Delicate guitar work complements an intuitive sense of melody.

Emma Langford's insightful penmanship combined with a cheerful stage-demeanour prove a winning combination, creating an engaging live presence. She has to date shared a stage with globally renowned artists such as Ron Sexsmith, Mary Black, Phil Coulter, Mundy, Eddi Reader, Mick Flannery and Declan O’Rourke.

In 2016 Emma successfully crowd-funded and launched a debut EP, simply titled "Emma Langford", which was toured at sold-out dates across the country.

Her debut album “Quiet Giant” described by Today Fm’s Ed Smith as “absolutely stunning” was released in October 2017 along with a music video accompanying the album's single, Closed Book. The record received considerable airtime on RTÉ 2fm, RTÉ Radio1, Lyric FM, BBC Northern Ireland, and Newstalk. It remained in the independent Irish charts, and on the RTÉ Radio 1 playlist for many weeks following its release, securing the young artist’s place as a staple of the national folk scene.

In October 2017 she completed a hugely successful month-long tour of Germany and Switzerland with the Irish Folk Festival, receiving rave reviews and breaking tour records for CD sales.

In 2017 Emma was voted "Best Solo Female Artist" by Pure M Magazine, and was listed as a Hot Press Magazine one-to-watch in the summer of 2016.

“A breath of fresh air... Very easy on the ear.” - Phil Coulter (2017)

"music that weaves a spell as you listen to it... [An] enduring piece of work." - the Irish Times (2017)

"So personal the lyrics, so bewitching sounds her soft voice, expressing at the same time joy and sorrow..." - Algemeine Zeitung, German Press (2017)

"A songwriter of great depth and personal soul searching and a voice to match." - RTÉ Lyric FM (2017)

"Emma Langford certainly knows how to weave magic and mystery through a tune... A beguiling, distinctive voice.” – Hot Press Magazine (2018)

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Sep
28
8:00 PM20:00

Chasing Abbey

 Tickets €17 - On Sale NOW

Tickets €17 - On Sale NOW

Chasing Abbey announce THE ROLLOUT TOUR

 Chasing Abbey have announced The Rollout Tour, a 7 date Irish tour across Cork, Kilkenny, Galway, Dublin, Limerick, The INEC & Belfast this September/October. Tickets for all shows go on sale this Friday at 9am.

 Chasing Abbey are Ro, Bee and Teddy C; the breakout success story of the Irish music scene. The Tullamore group have just released their third single Choices, which skyrocketed to the top of the downloads charts upon its release. Their debut track That Good Thing saw them pick up the RTÉ Choice Music Prize Award for Song of the Year, while their winter offering Talk to Me enjoyed unparalleled success both in the charts and across streaming services.

 

Following a number of appearances at festivals across the summer, a support slot at Rita Ora and The Chainsmokers, Chasing Abbey are now bringing their electric live show on the road.

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Sep
29
9:00 PM21:00

ANNA’S ANCHOR ‘Everybody’s Welcome’ Album Launch proudly presented by Seoda Shows

ANNA’S ANCHOR:

Honest songs for honest people. This is the mission statement of Anna’s Anchor, the solo project of Limerick born musician Marty Ryan who is known for his brand of heartfelt lyricism and dramatic guitar playing, his music resonating with an evocative ambiance reminiscent of early 00s emo. During his increasingly-renowned live solo sets, Marty opts for a sweet, stripped-back sound armed with just an acoustic guitar, creating profound, intimate performances. On the occasions when a full band performance takes place, it is truly a special moment to hear the sheer power of these hook laden, emotive songs.

So far this has proven to be a winning formula, with early releases gaining praise from the likes of The Journal.ie, Today FM, Washed Up Emo, Punktastic, DeadPress! and Soundscape Magazine, as well as securing support slots with the likes of Turnover, AJJ & Koji to name but a few. The release of the debut album "Nautical Miles" was so well recieved that it has allowed Marty to tour across Ireland, UK, mainland Europe and the USA which included an appearance at the renowned Fest in Gainesville. Travelling by land, sea and air has enabled crowds far and wide to listen to the fruits of his ambitious labour

With the release of the brand new LP "Everybody's Welcome" in September 2019 on Failure by Design records, Anna's Anchor is bringing the record to life in its true form with a full band headline tour of the nation.

“There’s something inherently beautiful about the work ethic of Anna’s Anchor.” 

Already Heard.com

“There’s something very special about ‘Nautical Miles’. The songs come to life at each turn, and the labour of love that Ryan has poured into Anna’s Anchor shines through.”

Punktastic.com

 Special Guests

CHEWING ON TINFOIL:

Dublin Stalworth's Chewing on Tinfoil have been leading the Irish punk scene for over 10 years. After the release of their album "Marrowbone Lane" on the New York based label Quote Unquote Records, Chewie have built a cult like fan base which has allowed them to tour the world, record a session for BBC1 at the infamous Maida Vale studios and sell out Whelans in their hometown on a number of occasions. Chewing on Tinfoil have inspired generations of Irish musicians with their DIY ethic, literal but poetic lyrics and brutal honesty that can only be admired and appreciated.

 

 

 

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Tom Baxter
Oct
2
8:00 PM20:00

Tom Baxter

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Tickets are 20 Euro.

One of the most distinguished song craftsmen of the 21st century is to make his long-awaited return to record. On 17 August 2018, Tom Baxter will unveil his first official release in a decade, 'The Other Side of Blue.'    

It was in 2008 that Tom brought out the self-funded 'Skybound,' the follow-up to the 2004 debut 'Feather & Stone,' which first alerted the wider world to his singular talent for absolutely believable, emotionally immersive composition. Since then, he's released one fan-only album, travelled the world, been through plenty of soul-searching and emerged at the other end with what may well be his best-ever work. 

Baxter made his name with such heart-stopping originals as 'Better,' 'Almost There' and 'Day in Verona,' and his songs have been covered by much-loved entertainers from Dame Shirley Bassey all the way to Boyzone. He's admired by the likes of Tom Waits, Rufus Wainwright, Gary Barlow and actor David Schwimmer, and by a steadfast set of fans who've been waiting for word of his next adventure for more than a while.

They won't be disappointed. 'The Other Side of Blue’ is Baxter's most searingly personal work to date, performed entirely solo and with gorgeous illustration on guitar and piano. It's a beautiful and elegant return to his very core as a songwriter and a human being. “I feel like I've been though a very slow metamorphosis over the years,” he says. “Even I'm not sure into what, but I can say I'm calmer inside, and I thought it was time for a full-on new release.” 
 

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Oct
4
7:30 PM19:30

Bernard and Fred

 Tickets €16 - On Sale Friday July 20th at 9am

Tickets €16 - On Sale Friday July 20th at 9am

The Shape of Two sees two of Ireland’s best-loved comedians do a double headline gig. First up is Bernard Casey. After his smashing debut performance at Electric Picnic, Bernard took the internet by storm with his viral videos, The Polish/Irish Accent, the French Oral and the Irish Listening Test. Next up is Fred Cooke, fresh from working on the Tommy Tiernan Show (RTE), who will deliver his unique brand of comedy through his musical prowess and wild, crafted story-telling.

The future may be a mystery but for Bernard Casey it's sure to be a bright oneIRISH INDEPENDENT

“Fred Cooke…Premier League of Irish funnymen” HOTPRESS

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Oct
5
9:00 PM21:00

Joe Henry (US) presented by Seoda Shows

 Tickets  € 18 - On sale Thursday July 19th at 9am

Tickets 18 - On sale Thursday July 19th at 9am

Joe Henry is an American songwriter, musician, producer, poet, and essayist based in Los Angeles. Over his 30+ year career, Henry has released 14 studio albums of his own and has worked with a diverse range of musicians - from Madonna to Ornette Coleman; from Elvis Costello, Allen Toussaint, Rodney Crowell and Joan Baez, to Ani DiFranco, Jimmy Scott and Richie Havens. A hyper literate storyteller, he draws an author's eye for the overlooked detail across a broad swath of American musical styles - folk, rock, jazz and blues - rendering genre modifiers useless. Henry has produced 4 Grammy-Winning records: Don’t Give Up On Me (Solomon Burke), Genuine Negro Jig (Carolina Chocolate Drops), A Stranger Here (Ramblin’ Jack Elliott), and Slipstream (Bonnie Raitt).

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Oct
6
9:00 PM21:00

BOY AZOOGA proudly presented by Seoda Shows

 Tickets €10

Tickets €10

The Boy Azooga story encompasses both Charlotte Church’s Late Night Pop Dungeon
and playing triangle for the National Youth Orchestra Of Wales. But this only brings us to
the margins of a musical map that also includes The Beach Boys, Nigerian funk, krautrock
and 1940s British noir fiction.
Boy Azooga’s debut album, 1, 2 Kung Fu, is piloted by Davey Newington, a young man
with much musical heritage. One of his granddads was a jazzer who played drums for the
Royal Marines. Davey’s dad (violin) and his mum (clarinet) both played, and met, in the
BBC National Orchestra Of Wales. Davey himself also enjoyed orchestral engagement,
playing triangle for the National Youth Orchestra Of Wales.
Davey took up the drums at the age of six. More recently, and operating as one Bongo
Fury, he became the rhythmic pulse for Late Night Pop Dungeon, sat behind the kit as
Charlotte plied joyous pop hedonism to Glastonbury and beyond. This would have been
enough for some, but now Davey returns as Boy Azooga. The oldest song on the debut
album is Hangover Square, titled after Patrick Hamilton’s celebrated and blackly
compelling 1941 novel of the same name. The book was given to Davey by his dad as
Davey left home at the age of 18. He was so taken with the novel that he almost
immediately turned the book’s narrative into a song. Now, completing a circle, Newington
senior plays strings on the Boy Azooga album. Davey plays everything else.
Davey’s vocals and arrangements carry the tuneful yearning of early Badly Drawn Boy. But
the palette extends far beyond singer-songwriterly poignancy. Davey recruited friends Daf
Davies, Dylan Morgan and Sam Barnes to form the Boy Azooga live quartet, an ensemble
that swings smoothly from filmic instrumentals to a churning, rave-tinged rock that hints at
both Can and their progeny in Happy Mondays.
“The album is not all one thing for sure,” says Davey. “The whole point of Boy Azooga is to
be a celebration of loads of different types of music. I wanted the album to be more like a
mixtape or something. We wanted to include loads of contrasting styles.”

By way of illustration of Davey’s multifarious musical mission, the track Face Behind Her
Cigarette both hints at Hot Butter’s 1972 synth-pop smash Popcorn and draws inspiration
from the late Nigerian funk overlord William Onyeabor. The filmic instrumental Breakfast
Epiphany II is a response to The Beach Boys’ Don’t Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder),
as featured in an LSD-fuelled scene in the Brian Wilson biopic Love & Mercy. Boy Azooga

close 1, 2 Kung Fu with Sitting On The First Rock From The Sun, a piece of poised 1960s-
flavoured classicism that expands into a funky prog-kraut wig-out.

Other influences on the album include Sly & The Family Stone, Caribou, Black Sabbath,
Outkast, Van McCoy, Ty Segall and The Beastie Boys. It’s a range of listening that reflects
how Davey moved on from a school-days love of Nirvana and Run-DMC – which was
partly down to an inspirational art teacher.
Davey: “Mr Clark was pretty cool. He knew I played drums, so he told me I should check
out Can because they have really interesting rhythms, so I bought Can’s Ege Bamyasi in
Spillers Records in Cardiff. When I was in the shop [Television’s] Marquee Moon was
playing on the stereo, a record I’d never heard of. I ended up buying that as well. Not a
bad day’s work...”
Davey is evangelical about his musical influences. His choice of band name also has links
with cultural precedent – this time the 1994 film The Little Rascals, which was, in turn,

based on Our Gang, the series of comedy shorts created by Laurel & Hardy producer Hal
Roach.
“When we were growing up,” says Davey, “we used the watch the film The Little Rascals at
my gran’s house. In that film they chant ‘Azooga-zooga-zooga’ so the name comes from
that. My cousin is in a really good Edinburgh-based band called Man Of Moon. When me
and him text each other we always sign off with ‘Azooga-zooga.’ I’d wanted to call the
band Bo Azooga after Bo Diddley, but my girlfriend told me BO was not something good to
have in a name...”
Alongside the triangle, Davey also played timpani, xylophone and sleighbells for various
youth orchestras. He was delighted to find that The Stooges also deployed sleighbells, on
tracks such as I Wanna Be Your Dog. Now sleighbells feature on the Boy Azooga album.
But Davey’s treasure chest of hand-held percussion doesn’t stop there. Maracas are a key
feature with Face Behind Her Cigarette, the song with which Boy Azooga often finish their
live set, and which turns into a rave/psych monster-mash in the process.
“I started off with two pairs of maracas,” says Davey, “my lucky black maracas from this
shop in Cardiff... Then my girlfriend and my best friend knew we had loads of gigs coming
up. So they got me all these cheap maracas for my birthday, like 40, and drew different
stuff on them – the date of a gig and so on. I think I currently have about 50 pairs. We lose
a few at gigs but I’m hoping that’ll change and people will start bringing their own...”
Secure your maracas, grab those sleighbells. The Boy Azooga beat is already among us –
and getting louder.

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Oct
6
9:00 PM21:00

Bloody Kisses (The best Type O Negative tribute in the world)

 Tickets €10

Tickets €10

Bad Reputation presents:

Bloody Kisses
(The best Type O Negative tribute in the world)

 

The legendary music of Type O Negative done justice by  the world's premier tribute: Bloody Kisses.

With support

KatatoniK

(A tribute to the early years of Katatonia)

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Oct
7
7:00 PM19:00

Pale Waves

  €18 plus booking fee  This is an over 14s show

 €18 plus booking fee

This is an over 14s show

PALE WAVES
ANNOUNCE UK / IRELAND TOUR FOR AUTUMN 2018

INCLUDES BIGGEST HEADLINE SHOW TO DATE AT LONDON’S O2 SHEPHERDS BUSH EMPIRE

TICKETS ON SALE 9AM FRIDAY 8TH JUNE

‘The goth-pop hybrid you didn’t know you needed’  The Fader

‘your new favourite band’ NME

 ‘dark, glittery pop’ DIY

This summer is a busy one for Pale Waves. They recently released their new single ‘Kiss’ and are currently touring  Europe and are set to play the TRNSMT festival on June 29.

They will also support The Cure at British Summertime in London on July 7 before wrapping up their summer with shows at the Reading and Leeds Festival.

The Dolans Warehouse performance will be one of the Manchester-based quartet’s biggest headline shows to date.

Hot Press have described the band as having a ‘dark pop sound - heavily indebted to dreamy '80s synth-pop acts like the Cure and the Cocteau Twins – which has garnered the young band a cult-like following’.

The band was signed to the Dirty Hit British independent label in 2017. Their debut single, "There's a Honey," was produced by members of The 1975, their label-mates. Along with a busy touring schedule, Pale Waves released their second single "Television Romance" and worked toward a debut album.

Speaking to the BBC recently, founding member and band guitarist Heather Baron-Gracie described the dark tones their debut album saying: “The songs we have out now are very influenced by romance. The album is me talking about a lot of my darker issues. I talk about a lot of things that go on in my mind rather than in my heart".

The Guardian has described the band as “the sort of new band who delight in subverting expectations…. the Manchester four-piece launch into Television Romance, their biggest tune to date (2.9m YouTube views), Pale Waves reveal themselves to be less pale and interesting and more sly and funky”. 

Tickets for the shows go on sale Friday at 9am and will be available through the band’s official website. The full list of dates can be found below.

 

 

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Oct
12
9:00 PM21:00

JOHN SMITH proudly presented by Seoda Shows

 Tickets are €17 plus booking fee

Tickets are €17 plus booking fee

Born in Essex and raised in Devon, John Smith has gained a reputation through relentless touring as one of the UK’s finest guitarists and singer-songwriters. With five album releases in 11 years, his reputation now extends far beyond the UK folk scene, as reflected by sideman credits including Joan Baez, David Gray, Lisa Hannigan and Lianne La Havas.

Compared as a singer to John Martyn and Ray Lamontagne, Smith has evolved his own transatlantic blend of fingerstyle and slide techniques, switching between acoustic and electric guitars in various tunings. His uniquely intimate take on love, loss or even a mythic murder ballad, combined with his innovative guitar work, have won him a loyal following, made up of people willing to take part in the communion of a song.

He returns this Autumn for a 34-date UK / EU tour.

“The future of folk music” - John Renbourn

“He’s a magician” - Ben Howard

“Spellbinding” - Time Out

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Oct
13
7:00 PM19:00

"Big Country" Irish Fans Event with The Buffalo Skinners and Angle Park

 Tickets €13.50

Tickets €13.50

The “Big Country Irish Fans Event” is an Annual Celebration of the Scottish Rock Band “Big Country” and is a Non-Profit Event run by Fans for Fans. 

The 2018 “Big Country Irish Fans” Event takes place on Saturday 13th October in the iconic Dolan’s of Limerick.

This years Event will feature 2  Superb Live Big Country Tribute Acts “The Buffalo Skinners” and “Angle Park”.

The Buffalo Skinners” are a stunning 3 Piece Acoustic Band from Navan. Their mix of Irish & Scottish influences bring a unique traditional interpretation to Big Country back catologue. They will play a 90 minute set of Classic & Cult Big Country songs
Angle Park” are brilliant 4 piece Electric Live Band from Belfast. They are the worlds first ever Big Country Tribute Act and will play a 90 minute set of Classic Big Country tunes.

 

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Oct
14
8:00 PM20:00

Saint Sister proudly presented by Seoda Shows

 Tickets €15

Tickets €15

Saint Sister, formed in November 2014, is the creation of Morgan MacIntyre and Gemma Doherty. Their music draws from early Celtic harp traditions, 60s folk and electronic pop to create ‘atmosfolk'—a mix of soulful vocal harmonies, dreamy synth and electro-acoustic harp.

Momentum quickly built for the band early on. A month after their formation they were asked to perform on TG4 (Irish national TV), and shortly after opened Whelan’s for Arcade Fire’s Will Butler. Their debut EP ‘Madrid’, recorded with Alex Ryan (bassist with Hozier), was released in November 2015 and within its first year reached over 1 million streams on Spotify. It received favourable support from Irish radio, leading to playlisting on RTE1. It was also championed by Huw Stephens and Phil Taggart, eventually being playlisted on BBC Radio 1 and on German national radio, 1Live.

2016’s ‘Tin Man’ came out as part of Communion’s Singles Club and received continued support from national radio, both at home and abroad. The track was nominated for song of the year by the Choice Music Prize and the band named "Best Irish Band" in 2016 by the readers of the Irish Times. They performed this single for a televised performance in St James’ Church for Other Voices. The band’s 3rd release, ‘Causing Trouble’ was released in June 2017. The single favoured well on radio and was playlisted across Germany, Belgium and The Netherlands.

Since their formation, the band have toured extensively throughout Europe. They made their US debut in March 2016 with multiple showcases at SXSW, and have had notable appearances at numerous festivals including BBC Introducing at Glastonbury, Latitude, Electric Picnic, Longitude, The Great Escape, Reeperbahn Festival and Eurosonic. 2017 saw the band support Lisa Hannigan on a 20 date European tour as well as a headline show at The National Concert Hall, Dublin. In September the band opened for The National in the Cork Opera house.

2018 has seen the band travel to Sweden for a Stockholm headline as well as perform at Where’s the Music festival. They performed at The National Concert Hall, Dublin and The Barbican as part of the Imagining Ireland series. The band embarked on a tour of the USA in March with a sold out show in Brooklyn, NYC as well as shows in Rockwood Music hall and a second appearance at SXSW. An intimate April show in St John the Baptist church sold out in 12 hours and this summer the band look forward to playing the main stage at Body and Soul ahead of their debut tour of Australia in November.

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Oct
19
8:00 PM20:00

Kate Bush Song Book with Del Palmer

 Tickets €17

Tickets €17

THE KATE BUSH SONG BOOK - 40th ANNIVERSARY TOUR with DEL PALMER

As a young girl Kate Bush was shown middle C on the piano by her father and left to develop her musical imagination. She went on to write some of the most affecting songs in popular music. This Woman’s WorkWuthering Heights and The Man with the Child in His Eyes are well known examples but her 40 year career resounds with piano-based songs that dazzle with their complexity and lyrical invention. 

Cloudbusting’s acoustic offshoot THE KATE BUSH SONG BOOK explores the genius of Kate, her imagination and her piano. It features Mandy Watson’s vocals, Michael Mayell’s keyboards and for the purposes of this very special tour, a unique chance to hear Kate’s original bass player and studio engineer DEL PALMER contributing the magical bass lines that so characterise her music.

I wanted to celebrate 40 years of Kate’s music by working on some of her lesser-known songs with Mandy and Michael. Songs that some of my heroes and great friends contributed memorable bass parts to. Songs we worked so hard on in the studio to create complex arrangements also work so well in this simpler, more intimate setting.’ Del Palmer

THE KATE BUSH SONG BOOK visits venues across Ireland this October. Join us for a magical evening in appreciation of ‘this woman’s work’.

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Oct
26
7:30 PM19:30

Harlem Gospel Choir

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World’s lead Gospel Choir performing in Limerick for one night only

Harlem Gospel Choir, the world’s most famous Gospel Choir, make a welcome return to Limerick where it will perform at the University Concert Hall on October 26th

Considered to be America’s leading gospel choir, Harlem Gospel Choir was formed in 1988 where it made its highly successful debut at New York's Cotton Club in 1988.

For almost 30 years the choir has drawn core singers from various black churches in the Harlem community, who share the common aim of bringing about a better understanding of African/American culture.

The group comprises 65 members, ranging in age from 17 to 70. It has toured the world, logging two million travel miles.

Harlem Gospel Choir have performed alongside superstars such as Bono, Diana Ross, The Gorillaz, Andre Rieu, Damon Albarn, Pharrell Williams and most recently with JamieXX, Lou Gramm of Foreigner, Dee Snider of Twisted Sister, Sia, Yolanda Adams, The 1975, Ibeyi, Nile Rodgers, Kathy Sledge and at the 2018 Grammy Award Show with Sam Smith.

They have performed for three Presidents (President Obama, President Carter and President Nelson Mandela), two Popes (Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI), Ban Ki-Moon, and the UN General Assembly. They have recorded with Keith Richards, The Chieftains, and Trace Adkins among others. 

Founder member, Allen Bailey has worked in the entertainment industry for over 30 years. He was promotional director for major recording artists including Lionel Ritchie and the Commodores, Prince, Michael Jackson, Mr. T, and Isaac Hayes. He was chairman for the Martin Luther King Holiday campaign and it was through this work that the Harlem Gospel Choir was born.

Speaking at the announcement of Harlem Gospel Choir’s Limerick gig promoter Mick Dolan said: “We are so excited to be welcoming the world-famous Harlem Gospel Choir back to Limerick. The choir is synonymous with power vocals, glorious sound and infectious energy.

For over two decades they have been America's premier gospel choir and have toured the globe thrilling audiences with the inspirational power of black gospel music”. 

Harlem Gospel Choir embodies the spirit of American Gospel. Expect a roller coaster ride of singing and dancing and a gospel celebration.

·         Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.

·         No exchanges or refunds.

·         Over 18s only (unless advertised to the contrary)

·         On street parking.

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Oct
27
5:00 PM17:00

Siege of Limerick – Samhain 2018 - 20th Edition

 Tickets on Saturday are €23 plus booking fee but Sunday is Free   On sale at 9am Friday June 8th 

Tickets on Saturday are €23 plus booking fee but Sunday is Free 

On sale at 9am Friday June 8th 

The Siege of Limerick will celebrate its 20th edition this October. A decade of laying Siege will be commemorated with a special 2 day Siege of Limerick. Saturday 27th is a special  Ticketed  event  (18+ only) headlined by Primordial and Bölzer. Other acts: DOOL, Slidhr, Zealot Cult, Shardborne, Wild Rocket, Brigantia, and Dark Matter.
Sunday 28th will be the same mystical free admission day, just more packed to the bumper with bands than usual. Hail to the Siege!
Brought to you by Bad Reputation.

Band Links:

PRIMORDIAL: https://www.facebook.com/primordialofficial/

BÖLZER: https://www.facebook.com/primordialofficial/

SLIDHR: https://www.facebook.com/slidhr/

DOOL: https://www.facebook.com/allthosewhowanderaredool/

ZEALOT CULT: https://www.facebook.com/zealotcultDM/

BRIGANTIA: https://www.facebook.com/Brigantia-125391657501627/

WILD ROCKET: https://www.facebook.com/WILDROCKETROCK/

SHARDBORNE: https://www.facebook.com/ShardborneIreland/

DARK MATTER: https://www.facebook.com/darkmatterireland/

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Nov
3
8:00 PM20:00

Delorentos

 over 18s only

over 18s only

Over 10 years and five albums Delorentos have proved themselves to be one of Ireland's most enduring, creative, imaginative and exciting bands. Together they have experienced much that a life in music has to offer, from the thrill of playing live shows and making new friends all around the world to the challenge of surviving in an ever changing industry. Delorentos have just released their critically acclaimed 5th album true Surrender. This is a must see show. Tickets are 20 euro.

Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.

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·         On street parking.

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Nov
3
9:00 PM21:00

whenyoung proudly presented by Seoda Shows

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whenyoung are Aoife Power (Vocals/Bass), Niall Burns (Guitar) and Andrew Flood (Drums) who originate from Limerick in Ireland but are currently based in London.
First meeting as teenagers, sneaking into the only indie bar of their city in Ireland, they bonded over cheap vodka and The Velvet Underground. Soon after, Niall moved to London, with Andrew and Aoife quickly following, and here they began writing songs together.

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Nov
8
9:00 PM21:00

WARMDUSCHER proudly presented by Seoda Shows

 €10 with BF 

€10 with BF 

WARMDUSCHER

(featuring members of The Fat White Family, Insecure Men, Childhood and Paranoid London)

“A thrill”

  • Lauren Laverne, BBC 6 Music

“At the point where personal hygiene ends and Kraut-garage begins lies Warmduscher” 

  • the Quietus

“The offspring of a match made in hell between Fat White Family and Paranoid London”

  • Louder Than War

“Warmduscher are playing by their own rules”

  • Clash Magazine

WARMDUSCHER is an absolutely raucous live experience, featuring:

Clams Baker (Mutado Pintado/Paranoid London)

Lightnin’ Jack Everett (Fat White Family)

The Saulcano (Insecure Men, Fat White Family)

Mr Salt Fingers Lovecraft (Childhood, Insecure Men)

The Witherer aka Little Whiskers (Paranoid London)

Their second album ‘Welcome to Whale City’ was released on Friday 1 June.

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Nov
9
7:30 PM19:30

Colin Murphy

 Tickets €16

Tickets €16

Colin Murphy: The Bald Ambition Tour 2018

25 years ago a young man had a dream and that dream was to perform. As an actor success came quickly with the National Youth Theatre and early TV appearances in Yorkshire Television’s Heartbeat and Drop The Dead Donkey for Channel 4. His starring role in Our Friends In The North led to him becoming a household name. Daniel Craig* has achieved everything he set out to do and has reached the very pinnacle of the entertainment industry.

25 years ago another young man had a dream. And hope. And hair. He is still hanging on to all three… just about.

Best known for his TV appearances on the award winning Blame Game, Murphy and O’Kane Do Le Football, The Panel, and The Blizzard of Odd, Colin has performed his stand-up all over the world from Montreal to Melbourne, Beijing to Ballybofey.

*Daniel Craig will not be appearing in this show.

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Nov
9
to Nov 10

Le Galaxie

 Tickets €15 on Sale June 27th at 9am

Tickets €15 on Sale June 27th at 9am

LE GALAXIE don’t come from the stars but to experience them is utterly stellar. They established themselves as Ireland’s #1 live dance act with their brand of thundering electro, bursting to life with shimmering cyber-synths, pounding techno rhythms and guitar wizardry. The debut album, 2012's LASERDISC NIGHTS II, was voted Number One Irish Album of the Year by Entertainment.ie.

Mixed in Los Angeles by former DFA Records house engineer Eric Broucek, the completely stunning female guest vocals Elaine Mai, MayKay and Senita Appiakorang. LE CLUB was written and recorded in tandem with the bands relentless live schedule, which included sellout shows in Ireland's world famous Olympia Theatre, Berlinfest, Midem (France), SXSW, CMJ (New York), Benicassim (Spain), Lovebox (London), Eurosonic (Holland) among literally hundreds of other shows.

The Irish Times notes “Over the years, [they’ve] transformed themselves into a juggernaut of a party band, jack knifing into crowds who are only too happy to take the hit.” Frequent collaborator MayKay went full LE GALAXIE in 2017, just as the band signed both a US record deal and an extension to their US publishing deal with Reservoir Music.

The band's third album PLEASURE, produced by monstrously talented Swedish pop mind BLENDE, is Le Galaxie's dream of a truly great studio dance record made manifest. The titular first single PLEASURE was teased in 2017, followed by "Day Of The Child", the band's first track written with newly added band member MayKay. PLEASURE was released worldwide on April 6, 2018.

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Nov
10
8:00 PM20:00

Breathe - The Pink Floyd Experience

 Tickets €20

Tickets €20

Breathe - the PINK FLOYD experience.

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

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

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

A spectacular live show, not to be missed…

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Nov
15
9:00 PM21:00

All the Luck in the World proudly presented by Seoda Shows

 Tickets €10

Tickets €10

ALL THE LUCK IN THE WORLD are three Irish songwriters, Neil Foot, Ben Connolly and Kelvin Barr currently based in Berlin. The band create an intimate blend of Alternative-Folk and and share a collective passion for storytelling, composition and song craft. Formed in 2011 while Foot was still in school, Connolly and Barr joined two years later to collaborate on a debut record for the band, which was written in Foot’s secluded family home in the Wicklow mountains.
In 2013/2014 the band received first international attention due to the home-recorded “Never”, which sold more than 120,000 singles on ITunes worldwide. After signing with Barfilm and Haldern Pop Records, they released their eponymous album on January 1st 2014, and subsequently toured the record across Europe. After many distinguished festival slots and three headline club tours, they began to turn their focus to new material.
While working on their second album in 2015, the band focused on crafting a unique soundscape, creating their own home-made instruments by sampling organic, acoustic sounds. They converted a forgotten woodshed into a studio space in the Wicklow countryside, and aptly named it Haven. Here the band began to compose and craft songs based around a set of stories, both personal and abstract, that were patiently developed over the course of a year. The album called “A Blind Arcade” was then recorded between this space and Golden Retriever Studio in Berlin with the help of producer Paul Pilot. “A Blind Arcade” will be released on 23/02/2018.
 

“It was tedious, but it was exactly what we wanted to be doing. It took over our lives for quite awhile, getting lost in detail and learning as we went. The hours put in back in Wicklow really paid off when we came to the studio in Berlin. We were not just making simple demos only to start from scratch once in the studio, we built much of the songs before even starting in Golden Retriever. This gave us more time to be creative in the studio, availing of tools and instruments that we lacked back home.”
After finishing their studies in Summer 2017 the band moved to Berlin to open another chapter.
“It was just a decision to move forward. We had spent much time in the city over the last few years, and found that it was reliably conducive to creativity. Those scattered stints in Berlin were always promising, and of course the nature of life in Berlin is appealing. When we arrived, there was no fear or worry. It felt right, as a band and as people.”

“It’s a combination of experiences, empathy, and fiction. We put a lot of thought into the lyrical content of each song, taking our time rather than settling with something we weren't completely happy with. We are always teeming with musical ideas and it’s a constant priority to maintain a high standard lyrically when we write. It prolonged the process for sure, but the reward is a group of songs that we can be really proud of.”
“I think these songs are a little more conceptual than our first record. I wouldn’t say we’d intended it to be that way, but we were definitely taking the time to really discuss some of our song ideas as concepts and stories and think about them from different angles and perspectives.”
“Musically, our sound has changed as we’ve been experimenting at home and in the studio. Not that it’s something completely different, it’s really just that it’s developed naturally over time. We are always looking for subtle points of interest, whether it be in a time signature change or a unique sound; something to trigger the listeners curiosity. We’ve created a few of our own sample instruments for this record and that’s become a defining feature for us I think. It’s was a great way for us to try to create something that felt quite unique to the band. We’ve had more time to craft these songs than we have in the past, so there’s perhaps a bit more clarity in the little details and textures.”

The home-made aesthetic and DIY approach of the band’s music is reflected in all areas of their work, as such artwork, videos and design.

“As a band, we enjoy the entire spectrum of creating a record and it's accompaniments, not just creating the music but designing the artwork, producing the videos, anything we can get our hands on in that sense. The album artwork relates to the imagery that we identify with each song. We wanted it to fit beside the first album’s artwork thematically, but also display the growth in thought and attention to detail of the second record”.
“Music videos are something we’re really interested in going forward.. Again, it just stems from a desire to create. When we think of an idea that fits with the song or has an interesting point, we get that same excitement that we find in the studio. It’s not so much a fear of delegation, it’s that we love that process, and we are proud of the results”.

‘All The Luck In The World’ is an intimate affair that blends the contemporary folk tinged alternative rock sound that the band have crafted with sophisticated extras – a horn section here, a string section there, synths, vibes and ambience in other places.’
‘All The Luck In The World’ is an engaging and cohesive listen. The songs flow seamlessly, drawing the listener in emotionally and mentally.’
Golden Plec

‘Most bands spend a lifetime trying to hone and craft their sound. All The Luck In The World appear to have managed this at their first attempt and at the tender age of just 19 years old.’
Vents Magazine

‘It’s acoustic, intimate, heartfelt story telling.’
The Life of Stuff

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Nov
16
7:00 PM19:00

Deacon Blue

 Tickets €37 Over 18s only

Tickets €37 Over 18s only

Deacon Blue 2018 Tour, ‘To Be Here Someday’, a celebration of 30 years of Deacon Blue. 

The last 5 years of Deacon Blue have seen a creative surge, and the band’s renaissance, with three new albums released in quick succession, 2016’s studio album ‘Believers’ became their highest charting album in 23 years. ‘To Be Here Someday’ is a tour that celebrates the band’s entire career, and will see them play some of their biggest ever shows. 

They return to London’s iconic Hammersmith Apollo for the first time in 10 years, and the tour includes three arena shows in Liverpool, Aberdeen and, with what is set to be an electrifying end to the tour, the Hydro in the band’s home town of Glasgow. 

The tours title ‘To Be Here Someday’ is a line from their iconic single ‘Dignity’ and encapsulates the band’s hopes, their passion and joy in being able to share with their fans the biggest songs from throughout their career. As has become a feature of their live shows they will present a set list that will change night by night but will always be full of classic Deacon Blue.
 

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Nov
23
9:00 PM21:00

Kiran Leonard proudly presented by Seoda Shows

 Tickets €10

Tickets €10

KIRAN LEONARD has announced a brand new album ‘Western Culture’, released 19th October 2018 on Moshi Moshi. It’s lead single is ‘Paralysed Force’. First FULL BAND shows for two years announced, including ‘END OF THE ROAD’ Festival.

Kiran Leonard is a 22 year old musician from Saddleworth, Greater Manchester. Debut album proper Bowler Hat Soup (2014) and follow-up Grapefruit (2016) were both recorded at home, with Kiran playing virtually every instrument himself. Derevaun Seraun (2017), a concept album in five movements inspired by five pieces of literature and arranged for piano, strings and voice, was an ambitious departure from his usual sound.

He has also just announced UK and Ireland headline dates for October / November, as well as a London date at The Victoria on 29th August which will serve as a warm up for their appearance at ‘End Of The Road Festival’ the following day.

Kiran Leonard: ""Paralysed Force" is about how insecurities you should settle within yourself often get transplanted onto other people you know. Projecting the question towards another allows you to shirk responsibility for your own wellbeing, but all this does is suspend the issue at hand, and prolong an inevitable falling back.

"There's also a sort of compulsiveness, a wanting to be suspended, that's involved in it all, because sometimes it feels good not to have to think about yourself. I suppose the song's about being caught between those two points -- basically, that even if you know you're being irresponsible (and possibly daft), there's still a desire to give yourself up."

The album Western Culture marks a huge sonic progression due, in part, to the involvement of his venerable live band (Andrew Cheetham on drums, Dave Rowe on bass and Dan Bridgewood-Hill on guitar, synth and violin) on record for the first time. It is also the first Kiran Leonard album to have been made in a professional studio.

"It was nice not having to spend 2+ years recording an LP in drips in my front room," says Leonard. "It was mostly smashed out over nine days or so makes it a lot more focused than my long-ass records usually are. I think it’s both more accessible and more peculiar than my other records. There’s a nice Bon Jovi solo at the end of the seventh track."

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Dec
14
8:00 PM20:00

Ryan McMullan

 Tickets €15 + BF

Tickets €15 + BF

Ryan McMullan is the real deal. Having been blessed with a voice that can shift effortlessly
between the angelic and the guttural he has also honed a song writing craft which exploits the incredible versatility and power of his god given instrument. Growing up in picturesque Portaferry, on the shores of Strangford lough and in sight of the Mourne Mountains, Ryan was formed by the traditional music and pub sing-alongs with which rural villages in Ireland are indelibly linked.

However this gives only a portion of the story, as a member of an unashamedly post-MTV generation he was always on the hunt for more diverse influences from bubblegum pop, to hip hop, to hard rock and blues.

Ryan has already earned a formidable reputation in the European live music scene. After spending many years developing a dedicated local following (and gaining the flavour of personal heroes such as Foy Vance and Gary Lightbody) in 2017 he supported Ed Sheeran on Ed’s arena tour. Perhaps more pertinently, this was followed up with his own (largely sold out) UK and European Headline tour complete with a triumphant homecoming Gig in Belfast. It was for this homecoming that Ryan joined the select few who have sold out the venue in question (The Limelight) prior to releasing their debut album - a select few which includes “The Strokes” and very nearly Oasis (only nearly though).

As anticipation now builds for the debut Album; talk amongst fans new and old has been which of the songs from a various well received independently released EP’s might make the cut. Though those who have followed Ryan’s career most closely will surely realise by now that the true excitement should be derived from what has yet to come and what has thus far merely been hinted at...

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Dec
20
8:00 PM20:00

Declan O Rourke

 Tickets €27

Tickets €27

“Compassion, romance, a sense of mortality and a sense of history run through the songs of Declan O’Rourke. The gravity of the deliberation in their melodies, their calmly sustained phrases, their fatalistic undertone — informs his songs, whether they’re about faithful love or reckoning with elemental forces. — His calling is a balladeer, proffering re-assurance in the face of inevitable sorrow.” Jon Pareles, The New York Times

Declan O’Rourke is a highly successful Irish artist, acclaimed by his peers, and having achieved many plau- dits with his five albums released to date. Declan’s soulful music, rooted in folk and trad, has attracted the praise of countless industry giants, including John Prine, and Paul Weller, among others. The Dubliner’s legend John Sheahan, declared recently that, “after 50 years I have decided it’s time to put a lid on the ‘The Dubliners,’ but I’m sure you’ll all agree that with Declan, and Damien (Dempsey), the future is in good hands.”

O’Rourke’s songwriting style moves faultlessly between impressionism, and story telling, and can be at home in almost any form. A dynamic performer, he is at once as comfortable fronting a 50-piece orchestra, as playing solo with a guitar.

Songs of Declan’s have been covered by a growing list of established artists ranging from Christy Moore, to Eddi Reader, and Josh Groban.

Declan’s debut album in 2004, Since Kyabram, debuted at no. 5 on the Irish Charts and achieved double- platinum sales, earning him three Meteor Awards nominations including Best Male, Best Album, and Best Folk/Traditional Album, as well as leading to a recording contract with the UK based Major label V2. His debut album launch took place over three sold-out nights in Whelan’s, one of Dublin’s most popular music venues, and was broadcast live nationally on Today FM. The debut single ‘Galileo’ brought O’Rourke much critical acclaim, and has been recorded and performed by many artists, from Camille O’Sullivan to singer Josh Groban who cut it for his album Illuminations..

O’Rourke’s second album Big Bad Beautiful World, released in 2007, also went Platinum in Ireland, debut- ing at no. 4.

In 2010 he released his third studio album Mag Pai Zai under, Rimecoat Records, his own label. It topped the success of his first two albums, holding its own in Ireland’s Top 10 Album Charts for four consecutive weeks, and made ‘Album of the Week’ on BBC Radio Scotland and RTE Radio 1. ‘A Little Something,’ the

Declan O’Rourke EPK: March, 2017.

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Dec
21
9:00 PM21:00

Talos proudly presented by Seoda Shows

 Tickets €16 w/BF

Tickets €16 w/BF

Cork, Ireland-based Talos (a.k.a. Eoin French) today released the surreal and evocative new music video for “Kansas,” one of four new songs from the deluxe reissue of his acclaimed debut album Wild Alee out this Friday, June 15th via BMG. French says “Kansas” -- off the new bonus EP Then There Was War -- is about “stepping into the unknown and arriving at a place of absolute absurdity. It's about a moment in my life that didn't play out how I had imagined or planned.

Produced and mixed by Talos and Ross Dowling -- whose credits include albums by James Vincent McMorrow and Bell X1 -- Wild Alee is a personal, emotive and ambitious electronic pop record; one that both looks to the past and signposts to the future. Upon its original release overseas in April 2017, Wild Alee was hailed as “a spectacularly assured debut" (The Irish Times), while The Independent called it “stunning,” and The Line Of Best Fit raved that the music “will leave your hairs standing on end.” Some of the earliest fans in the States included The New York Times T Magazine, which praised the songs’ “taut, chilling complexity,” and The FADER, which swooned for their “swirling” splendor. The record garnered love from BBC Radio 1, racked up more than 16 million streams onSpotify, and made the shortlist for the prestigiousRTÉ Choice Music Prize - Irish Album of The Year.


 

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Jan
31
7:30 PM19:30

Jason Byrne

 Tickets €25 - On Sale Friday July 20th at 9am

Tickets €25 - On Sale Friday July 20th at 9am

Jason Byrne – You Can Come In, But Don’t Start Anything.

A brand new show from ‘The Outright King of Live Comedy’ The Times.

The star of ‘Irelands Got Talent’, Jason Byrne is one the most exciting live comedy performers in the world. What he achieves on a stage cannot be adequately described by audience members, critics or fellow comics. Thus his legendary shows become a secret shared experience among his audience. Every night stars are born, friendships are formed, mascara is ruined and pants are binned. Don’t miss the chance to become part of this unique comedy experience but don’t forget to bring spare pants.

'Unmissable' Evening Standard

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

'Byrne is consistently brilliant' Metro

‘Full on, doubled up, gasping for oxygen, hilarious’Chortle.

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