//google analytics
Nov
17
8:00 PM20:00

Stephanie Rainey

 Tickets €15

Tickets €15

Stephanie Rainey is the Irish singer songwriter who made the impossible happen.

With no funding, no manager, no contacts and no carefully calculated social,media campaign, she created a music industry stampede of epidemic proportions, with just one heart-stopping song – ‘Please Don’t Go’.
Within 24 hours of the song being uploaded onto Facebook, Stephanie, had more than a million hits (it quickly rose to 5 million across both Facebook and YouTube), offers pouring in from US and UK record companies and world-wide media attention.
Since then, with the release of 100 Like Me, Nothing of You Left to Love, 
Sorry & Question Mark, Stephanie has been making a serious impact on the Irish music scene and has amassed nearly 10 Million streams across all platforms as well as over 10,000 combined plays on Irish radio in 12 months.
Stephanie has the look of a young Chrissie Hynde and her songs lie in the emotional hinterland between Adele and Ed Sheeran. Her music is not about gloss and glamour but the grit and grind of the real world. Her’s is a voice that is authentic and honest.
In September 2018, Stephanie will release an exclusive covers EP for Spotify followed in Autumn by a new single, 13. All of this leading to her debut album release in March 2019.

  •   Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.

  •   No exchanges or refunds.

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

  •   On street parking.

View Event →
Nov
17
9:00 PM21:00

The Hitchers

 Tickets €10 - On Sale August 17th

Tickets €10 - On Sale August 17th

LIMERICK lost boys The Hitchers make a return to live action for a short tour in November.

The Hitchers released two albums and a slew of EPs in the late ’90s. The Limerick quartet came to the attention of legendary BBC DJ John Peel who championed the band, The band featured in his famous end of year poll and were brought into BBC studios for a recording session that still gets played on BBC 6 Music today.

Though The Hitchers officially de-mobbed in 2001 they have occasionally reformed for one off shows, and media interest in the band is rekindled biennially around the time of World Cups and European Championships which led to The Guardian readers voting ‘Strachan’ the “greatest football song EVER”.

  •   Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.
  •   No exchanges or refunds.
  •   Over 18s only (unless advertised to the contrary)
  •   On street parking.
View Event →
Nov
17
9:00 PM21:00

Mr Scruff “All Night Long”

 Tickets €18  ( €20 door)

Tickets €18  ( €20 door)

Mr. Scruff: DJ, Producer & Cartoonist As a DJ, Andy Carthy aka Mr. Scruff
plays across the board, flitting between soul, funk, hip hop, jazz, reggae,
latin, african, ska, disco, house, funk, breaks, soundtracks and loads more. As
a producer he makes music that draws on these influences, with a large dose
of cheek and good humour. His cartoon drawings illustrate gig flyers, record
sleeves and CD covers, and usually accompany him at gigs as live animation.
This is not to be missed. 5 hour Set.

  •  Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.
  •  No exchanges or refunds.
  •  Over 18s only (unless advertised to the contrary)
  •  On street parking
View Event →
Nov
21
7:30 PM19:30

Comedy KARLnival with Karl Spain, Kevin McGahern, Sean Nolan & Ronan Linskey

 Tickets €11

Tickets €11

A weekly comedy night, featuring the very best of Irish & international comedy talent hosted by the wonderful Karl Spain.

This weeks special guests Kevin McGahern, Sean Nolan & Ronan Linskey

  • Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.

  • No exchanges or refunds.

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

  • On street parking

View Event →
Nov
22
7:30 PM19:30

‘The Emma and Julie Show’

 Tickets €12

Tickets €12

This show finally sees Ireland’s favourite female comedy duo and online sketch stars take the to the stage and regale us with punchy one-liners, loads of gags, top shelf observational humour and killer delivery.

https://www.facebook.com/EmmaDoranComedian/videos/1412878478781415/ (266,000 hits)

Julie Jay is a comic who has taken the comedy world by storm in recent months and already has many impressive accolades under her belt, including winning the  Forbidden Fruit Comedy Search 2017; as well as performing at Vodafone Comedy Festival 2017/2018; Electric Picnic 2018; All Together Now 2018; and reaching the regional finals of ‘Funny Women’ 2018.

One of the most exciting new voices on the Irish comedy scene, her on-stage warmth accompanied by a sizeable side dish of distinctly Irish self-deprecation. Wry wit, neurotic ponderings and clever joke-writing make her an act not to be missed.

One of Ireland's most exciting emerging talents, Emma Doran is a comedian, blogger and self-proclaimed chancer. Her stand up and sketches have racked up hundreds of thousands of hits on some of the country's most popular sites including Daily Edge, Mummypages, SHEmazing, Broadsheet, Breakingnews.ie, and Her.ie. Emma was also a regular on RTÉ's Republic of Telly, and has appeared on the Today Show with Daithi and Maura to American TV Show Right This Minute.

Emma can also be heard on FM104 breakfast show The Strawberry Alarm in their hilarious sketches with Jim Jim and co

Dry and sarcastic she firmly has her finger on the pulse of society and is wickedly funny.

Hilarious - The Irish Examiner

  •   Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.

  •   No exchanges or refunds.

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

  •   On street parking.

View Event →
Nov
23
8:30 PM20:30

An acoustic evening with The Blakes

 Tickets €12

Tickets €12

On Friday November 23th, a very special acoustic night is promised as The Blakes take to the stage in Upstairs Dolans. Siblings Ann, David and James would be familiar to Limerick audiences from The Brad Pitt Light Orchestra, but on this night they will be joined by their sisters Nuala and Rachel for a memorable, intimate night of music.

Drawing on the vast repertoire of David Blake, the songwriter for The Brad Pitt Light Orchestra, the audience can expect some unheard material as well as the family’s unique interpretations of well-loved musical icons such as Leonard Cohen and Paul Simon and other songs that shaped them.

The siblings have played music together since they were children and this night offers a cosy, extraordinary live experience as the cold nights close in. According to Ann Blake the audience can expect something ‘between a wild house session and drawing room recital.’

  • Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.

  •   No exchanges or refunds.

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

  •   On street parking.

View Event →
Nov
23
9:00 PM21:00

Rebel Rebel-The David Bowie Experience

 Tickets €15

Tickets €15

"Rebel Rebel" are a 6 piece (nine piece for larger gigs) David Bowie tribute faithfully recreating the most  popular songs from Bowie’s extensive back catalogue. The band themselves are fans and have a deep respect for the man and his music. The set for this show is built on Bowie's most loved and enduring songs and the band have worked hard at re- creating the sound and look of a David Bowie concert. 

Lead singer Peter Quinn has always had his voice compared to Bowie’s. “I released and album of original  material and it was instantly compared to Bowie. It was something I had been told from the time I recorded my first  demo tape, so when I was looking for a new project a Bowie tribute was the obvious direction.”  

"Sounds uncannily like David Bowie in good form."  Tony Clayton Lea, the Irish Times.

"Rebel Rebel were the highlight of the first ever David Bowie Symposium. They convincingly reproduced the key  phases of Bowie's musical career. They rocked Limerick!"  Dr. Eoin Devereux, Co-Organiser, Strange Fascination: A Symposium on David Bowie, University of Limerick,  2012.

The band members have all been working in the music industry for many years and are all accomplished and  experienced musicians, which allows the band to competently take on any of the diverse and complex songs from  Bowie’s back catalogue.

  • Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.

  • No exchanges or refunds.

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

  • On street parking

View Event →
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."

View Event →
Nov
24
8:00 PM20:00

Phoenix Wrestling

 Tickets €16 available from eventbrite

Tickets €16 available from eventbrite

PHOENIX returns, Saturday 24th November.
Dolans Warehouse.

Do not sleep on these shows people, We coming to do big things in Limerick!

Tickets at eventbrite.ie and Hard Knox Tattoo

  • Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.

  • No exchanges or refunds.

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

  • On street parking

View Event →
Nov
24
8:00 PM20:00

Saarloos

 Tickets €12 - On Sale Friday September 7th 2018

Tickets €12 - On Sale Friday September 7th 2018

Saarloos a new Irish band consisting of critically acclaimed songwriters, Brian McGovern and Craig Gallagher. Having formed a formidable songwriting partnership they felt a desire to perform their songs together onstage. Saarloos were recently special guests to Gavin James in King Johns Castle, Limerick

  •  Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.
  •  No exchanges or refunds.
  •  Over 18s only (unless advertised to the contrary)
  •  On street parking
View Event →
Nov
28
7:30 PM19:30

Comedy KARLnival with Karl Spain, Paul Tonkinson, Ruairi Woods & Niall Horisk

 Tickets €11

Tickets €11

A weekly comedy night, featuring the very best of Irish & international comedy talent hosted by the wonderful Karl Spain.

This weeks special guests Paul Tonkinson, Ruairi Woods & Niall Horisk

  • Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.

  • No exchanges or refunds.

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

  • On street parking

View Event →
Nov
28
8:00 PM20:00

David Rudolf 'Inside The Staircase

 Tickets €20 (+ booking fee)

Tickets €20 (+ booking fee)

Seoda Shows proudly present

David Rudolf 'Inside The Staircase:
Lies, Fake Science, and the Owl Theory'
An Evening with David Rudolf from Netflix’s 'The Staircase'.

Dolans Pub
( Seated Show)
LIMITED CAPACITY

Wednesday November 28th 2018

Doors 8PM

Tickets €20 available THIS THURSDAY
August 16th at 10AM from Dolans Pub & DOLANS.IE

Join David Rudolf, the defense attorney for Michael Peterson in the hit Netflix documentary series 'THE STAIRCASE', for an evening of discussion into the intimate details of the case and the series. David will discuss the conflicts he wrestled with in determining whether to let the filmmakers follow him, his client and his trial preparation, and his insights into the most curious and contentious issues in the case, including the blood spatter evidence, the bisexuality and Germany evidence, the discovery of the blow poke, and the genesis of the Owl Theory.

'The Staircase' Official Trailer:

  • Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.

  • No exchanges or refunds.

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

  • On street parking

View Event →
Nov
28
8:45 PM20:45

Sue Rynhart

 Tickets €15  Door:8:25pm Show 9:15pm

Tickets €15 Door:8:25pm Show 9:15pm

Limerick Jazz Society presents Sue Rynhart (voice) with Darragh O’Kelly (keys & synths), Dan Bodwell (double bass) & Matthew Jacobson (drums).20:30 Wednesday the 28th of November Dolan’s Upstairs, Limerick

Dublin Vocalist and Composer Sue Rynhart’s debut album 'Crossings' was nominated 'Best Jazz Album' in the Irish Times Ticket Awards 2014. ‘Signals’ is currently reaching International critical acclaim from publications and radio including; All About Jazz USA, Salt Peanuts Scandinavia, The Irish Times, Folk Radio UK, RTÉ and BBC Radio Ulster and London Jazz News.

Sue has performed at many International Festivals including the Jazzycolors Festival in Paris, the Electric Picnic, Bray Jazz Festival, Cork Jazz Festival, Beatroot Roots Festival Belfast, Brilliant Corners Jazz Festival Belfast, Waterford New Music Week, Drogheda Arts Festival, Manchester Jazz Festival, Liverpool Three Festivals Tall Ships Regatta, the Liverpool Irish Festival and at the Main auditorium in the National Concert Hall, Dublin for the Perspectives Jazz Festival as a support act for the late ECM Trumpeter Tomasz Stanko.

“Beautiful vocalist...wonderful composition” BBC

"These are beautifully sculpted vignettes that seduce on multiple levels. She's only two albums in, but already S. Rynhart sounds like one of the most original emerging voices in the hazy world where folk, improvisation and contemporary song entwine" 4.5 stars/5 All About Jazz

“Sue Rynhart’s poetic creativity seemingly knows no bounds, blending her cultural roots with an oblique, contemporary vision. An absolute joy to be present.” London Jazz News

This tour is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and Sue is supported by Improvised Music Company supports.


  •  Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.

  •  No exchanges or refunds.

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

  •  On street parking

View Event →
Nov
29
8:00 PM20:00

Aborted / Cryptopsy / ingested / Unfathomable Ruination presented by Bad Reputation

Tickets €21 - On sale September 5th at 9am

Bad Reputation presents:
Aborted (Belgium), Crpytopsy (Canada) , Ingested , and Unfathomable Ruination (England). This unstoppable Death Metal package is a must for any Metal fan.

  • Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.

  • No exchanges or refunds.

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

  • On street parking.

View Event →
Nov
30
8:00 PM20:00

Wheatus

 Tickets €18

Tickets €18

It’s hard to believe Wheatus’ debut album is 17 years old this year.

Like so many worldwide hits before and since, “Teenage Dirtbag”, the band’s ode-to-adolescence and inescapable breakthrough, seems timeless. Dateless. As if it’s always existed. It’s certainly reached subsequent generations to the one that moshed to it first time around.

“That’s probably the most astonished I've ever been on-stage, when those kids sang back to us every night,” says the band’s Brendan B Brown.

He’s referring to his experience on tour with Busted last year, when those old enough to remember the early Noughties sang away with much newer fans. Regardless of age, they all knew “Teenage Dirtbag.” “I thought it would be good, but I wasn’t prepared for the crazy reception we got. It was extraordinary for a support act to get that kind of love.”

Brendan, always singular in his vision, is now also the only member of the line-up remaining. It’s nothing new, he says, but also couldn’t be happier with the current situation - “I spent quite a few years writing & demoing the first album by myself. When I consider the line-up changes over the years it's 98% positive memories. There was only ever one true falling out. Currently, from a musical point of view, we're greasier with Leo Freire and Matthew T Milligan as the rhythm section than we've ever been. It's really starting to grow me in good funk mould. Plus we're all adults, so that helps.”


“Album seven is halfway recorded, so we'll try to finish that in time for Christmas. Then, in 2018, we've got some re-organising to do. I have a plan for a retrospective box-set style re-release of everything we've ever done and then some... Finally we’re gonna get the album one vinyl package together along with everything else re-released on vinyl – in some cases, remixed and remastered too. Lots of work to do in 2018. And then, after that, we'll be gearing up for the 20th anniversary tour.


  •   Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.

  •   No exchanges or refunds.

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

  •   On street parking.

View Event →
Dec
1
7:30 PM19:30

Wild Youth

 Tickets €15 - On Sale Friday September 14th at 9am

Tickets €15 - On Sale Friday September 14th at 9am

Wild  Youth  are  a  four-piece  who  stormed  the  Spotify  Viral  Charts  and  held  the  #1  spot  for  two  weeks  with  their  first  single.  With  influences  ranging  from  Imagine  Dragons,  to  The  XX,  The  Script,  and  The  1975,  they  play  a  melodic  brand  of  pop-rock  with  electronic  touches.  After  a  freak  accident  left  Conor  O’Donohoe,  songwriter  and  keyboards,  with  a  prolonged  period  of  rehabilitation  he  took  up  the  guitar  to  pass  the  time.  His  new  passion  caused  him  to  shift  his  focus  from  college  and  sports  to  composing  songs  in  his  shed  with  childhood  best  friend  Dave  Whelan,  singer.  With  the  recruitment  of  guitarist  Edward  Porter  and  drummer  Callum  McAdam,  Conor  found  two  musicians  that  could  breathe  new  life  into  the  songs  he  had  composed.  The  four  then  locked  themselves  away  for  a  year  writing  new  songs  and  developing  their  sound.  In  2017,  they  emerged  with  “All  or  Nothing”,  which  amassed  over  half  a  million  Spotify  streams.  Their  second  single,  “Lose  Control”,  received  heavy  rotation  on  radio  stations  and  led  to  sold  out  headline  shows  in  Dublin  and  London.  They  soon  found  themselves  invited  to  support  artists  such  as  Niall  Horan,  The  Script,  and  Zara  Larsson  on  arena  sized  shows,  and  drawing  huge  crowds  to  their  festival  slots  across  Ireland  and  the  UK.  Currently  splitting  their  time  between  Dublin  and  London,  writing  and  recording  their  first  album,  Wild  Youth  look  set  to  big  one  of  the  biggest  acts  of  2018  and  for  many  years  beyond.  Follow  Wild  Youth  on  Instagram,  Facebook  and  Twitter  for  news  on  new  music  and  live  shows:      @BandWildYouth

  • Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.

  • No exchanges or refunds.

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

  • On street parking

View Event →
Dec
1
9:00 PM21:00

(HED)pe & Guests presented by Bad Reputation

 Tickets €20 - On ale September 5th at 9am

Tickets €20 - On ale September 5th at 9am

Bad Reputation presents:

California's (Hed)PE blend Nu-Metal, rap metal and Hardcore. Known for their energetic live shows.

  • Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.

  • No exchanges or refunds.

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

  • On street parking

View Event →
Dec
2
8:00 PM20:00

LITTLE GREEN CARS presented by Seoda Shows & Dolan’s

 Tickets €20

Tickets €20

Little Green Cars were still in their teens when they were spotted and signed to Glassnote and recorded their widely-acclaimed 2013 debut Absolute Zero with producer Markus Dravs. That album changed their lives, taking the five former school friends on tour everywhere from Europe and Australia to Russia and the States, which they criss-crossed six times in three years.

The band are currently working on their brand-new album.

  • Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.

  • No exchanges or refunds.

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

  • On street parking

View Event →
Dec
4
7:30 PM19:30

Faulty Towers the Dining Experience-SOLD OUT

faulty towers.jpg

They’re back! Basil, Sybil and Manuel return to serve up more madcap mayhem, dinner and a feast of comic delights, some familiar, some off the cuff but all with a “Faulty” seasoning and a guarantee to keep you laughing all the way to dessert. Basil is manic, Sybil domineering, and Manuel – of course – is hopelessly language-challenged. Everything that can wrong, does in some beautifully controlled chaos. Just don’t mention the war!

Plan ahead for your night out in Dolans, with an evening of dining and comedy theatre.

★★★★★ Daily Telegraph
★★★★★ Edinburgh Evening News
★★★★★ Sunday Express

This multi-award winning show has been winning fans and accolades at Edinburgh, Melbourne and Adelaide Festivals for years and has played over 500 sell out shows in Ireland during the last eight years. Featuring all the best gags and a great meal, this is the loosely scripted, pitch-perfect ‘13th episode’ of the TV series which develops the characters made famous by John Cleese, Prunella Scales and Andrew Sachs. On the menu you’ll enjoy two hours of side-splitting, belly-aching fun in this “eat, drink and laugh sensation” (Daily Telegraph).

Guests must arrive at 7:30pm to be seated for dinner at 8pm. The show takes place during the meal.

  •   Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.

  • No exchanges or refunds.

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

  •   On street parking.

View Event →
Dec
5
7:30 PM19:30

Faulty Towers the dining Experience- SOLD OUT

 SOLD OUT

SOLD OUT

They’re back! Basil, Sybil and Manuel return to serve up more madcap mayhem, dinner and a feast of comic delights, some familiar, some off the cuff but all with a “Faulty” seasoning and a guarantee to keep you laughing all the way to dessert. Basil is manic, Sybil domineering, and Manuel – of course – is hopelessly language-challenged. Everything that can wrong, does in some beautifully controlled chaos. Just don’t mention the war!

Plan ahead for your night out in Dolans, with an evening of dining and comedy theatre.

★★★★★ Daily Telegraph
★★★★★ Edinburgh Evening News
★★★★★ Sunday Express

This multi-award winning show has been winning fans and accolades at Edinburgh, Melbourne and Adelaide Festivals for years and has played over 500 sell out shows in Ireland during the last eight years. Featuring all the best gags and a great meal, this is the loosely scripted, pitch-perfect ‘13th episode’ of the TV series which develops the characters made famous by John Cleese, Prunella Scales and Andrew Sachs. On the menu you’ll enjoy two hours of side-splitting, belly-aching fun in this “eat, drink and laugh sensation” (Daily Telegraph).

Guests must arrive at 7:30pm to be seated for dinner at 8pm. The show takes place during the meal.

  Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.

  •   No exchanges or refunds.

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

  •   On street parking.

View Event →
Dec
7
7:30 PM19:30

Damien Dempsey

 Tickets €25

Tickets €25

Damien’s debut album in 2000, ‘They Don’t Teach This Shit in School’ set him apart as a unique and important voice, championed from an early stage in his career by Sinéad O’Connor and others. The follow-up, ‘Seize the Day’, released in 2003, marked the beginning of his relationship with producer John Reynolds, picking up many awards and leading to extensive international tours. Commercial and critical success continued with the release of the No. 1 album ‘Shots’ in 2005, backed by Brian Eno, and ‘To Hell or Barbados’ in 2007, which debuted at No.2 in the Irish charts.

Damien’s fans include Brian Eno, Sinéad O’Connor, Bob Dylan and U2, (both of whom he has shared a bill with), and Morrissey, who invited him to support him on his US tour. Damien is an award-winning artist, having won several prestigious Irish Meteor Awards including Best Irish Male and Best Traditional Folk Award. His albums have topped the charts and gone 

Platinum, and he has been lauded by, among others, Rolling Stone, The Guardian, Billboard, MOJO and The Sunday Times.

Since the release of his previous album, Damien’s creativity has found other outlets also. One notable project was with Irish graffiti artist Maser, on a project entitled ‘They Are Us’. This was sparked by Dempsey’s lyrics, and involved the painting of his words on derelict buildings in Dublin. Sales of the limited edition prints raised funds for The Simon Community, which was a charity set up to help the homeless and disenfranchised in Dublin and elsewhere.

Dempsey’s charitable work continued in December 2010, when he and Oscar winning songwriter Glen Hansard recorded and performed the Irish folk classic, ‘The Auld Triangle’. Monies raised went towards the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul (SVP) ‘Keep The Lights On’ Campaign.

In 2013, Damien also made his acting debut in the Irish feature film ‘Between The Canals’. His music is also proving very much in demand for soundtracks, with ‘Sing All Your Cares Away’ featured in the BAFTA Award winning film ‘Tyrannosaur’, while Damien contributes to two upcoming Irish films “Stalker” and “King of the Travellers”.

Since his first live outings in the mid-1990s, Damien’s gigs have seen him wow audiences across the globe, and his performances have taken on a spiritual and soulful quality. These outings have been captured on two recordings: Live at the Olympia and Live from Vicar Street. Most recently, when asked who was on his hit list of artists for the main stage of the Sydney Opera House, music director Fergus Linehan listed Damien among his targets for one of the most renowned stages in the world.

 

  • Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.

  • No exchanges or refunds.

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

  • On street parking

View Event →
Dec
8
8:00 PM20:00

Paddy Casey

 Tickets €22 - On Sale Friday September 28th 2018

Tickets €22 - On Sale Friday September 28th 2018

A winner of two consecutive Meteor Music Awards for Best Irish Male, Casey will play Upstairs at Dolans Saturday, December 8th. He will be joined on the evening by Shannon Gospel Choir.

Paddy Casey has been the forefront of the Irish music scene since his debut album Amen (So Be It) in 1999, while his second release Living became the biggest seller in Ireland out-selling U2.

Perhaps best known for his radio-hit, 'Saints and Sinners', Casey's latest single, 2017's 'Turn This Ship Around', is pulled from an untitled new album.

Influenced by the likes of Duke Ellington, John Martyn, The Waterboys, Prince and Sly & The Family Stone, Casey has had the pleasure of sharing the stage U2 on their Vertigo Tour and has played sold out residencies in Dublin’s prestigious Olympia Theatre and RDS. He has even been invited onto and performed on the Hit American CBS Chat Show ” The Late Show” with David Letterman.

Paddy finished touring his third album Addicted To Company in mid-2009 and decided then that it was time to make an album on his own, without a label. He wanted to let the songs come naturally, but found that, almost immediately, they came along in droves. So he began recording them all over the next few years.

After a five year hiatus, Paddy Casey returned with his fourth album The Secret Life Of on November 9th. It was recorded, produced and mixed at home in Paddy’s kitchen by Paddy and Pat Donne. Pat worked on the first album Amen (So Be It), as well as on the demos for all the other albums.

He received his first guitar when he was 12 and left home soon after and began busking and gigging for about 12 years. At about the age of 24 he was approached by Sony A&R Scout Hugh Murray at the International Bar in Dublin, while performing at the singer/songwriter night hosted by Dave Murphy.

Sony gave Casey some studio time in Sun Studios Dublin where he recorded 9 tracks in 2 days. Sony decided that they liked the tracks so much that they wanted to release them as they were. They offered Paddy a recording contract. He was signed by Sony, and was eventually taken in by U2's management company, Principle Management.

His single Sweet Suburban Sky was featured on the soundtrack to the award-winning US TV teen drama Dawson's Creek. Paddy received nominations for Best Irish Songwriter and Best Male Singer at the Hot Press Awards.

Hot Press readers themselves voted the album Best Debut Album, as well as voting Paddy the year's Most Promising Act and nominating him in seven other end of the year categories. Touring saw Casey providing support to artists like R.E.M., Ian Brown, Ani DiFranco and The Pretenders.

  •  Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.

  •  No exchanges or refunds.

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

  •  On street parking

View Event →
Dec
8
9:00 PM21:00

PILLOW QUEENS presented by Seoda Shows

 Tickets are €10. On Sale September 14th at 10am

Tickets are €10. On Sale September 14th at 10am

Having first come together in the autumn on the basketball courts of a Dublin city park, the four members of PILLOW QUEENS soon realised that making music together would be an equally productive group activity. Cathy plays guitar and sings, Rachel plays drums and sings, Pam and Sarah swap guitar, bass and lead vocal duties.

The bands songs quickly found their way into the hearts of new fans in the local underground DIY scene and onto BBC Radio 6 Music playlists, with Steve Lamacq calling them “deceptively infectious, with sharp hooks and sharp nails.”

PILLOW QUEENS second EP, 'State of the State', was released in April 2018 on UK DIY label Specialist Subject Records to continued critical acclaim, with DIY Mag saying: “vocals overlap and interchange brilliantly, with a positive gang mentality evident from the off, even if they’re belting out lyrics on some pretty difficult subject matter.” The EP release was supported by a full UK and Irish tour, culminating in a sold-out home town show at Whelan's.

The band have since opened for PussyRiot at their debut Irish performance and supported Future Islands in front of a stadium crowd in Dublin. Their summer has been spent playing festivals throughout UK and Ireland( including our own The Irish Times 'Gig of the Week' Summer PaRtY!).

2019 will see the release of the bands debut album and extensive European and UK tour dates.


 Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.

  •  No exchanges or refunds.

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

  •  On street parking

View Event →
Dec
8
9:00 PM21:00

Mack Fleetwood

 Tickets €17

Tickets €17

Ireland’s premier tribute to the Supergroup Fleetwood Mac, bring you on a magical musical journey from the Peter Green blues era to the multi-platinum selling Anglo/American band that still tour today.

Originally the “Best White Blues Band” to come out of the 60s, Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac had several memorable hits and influenced scores of others great bands that were to follow them, and/or cover their songs, such as Led Zeppelin and Santana.

When Peter Green left the band, Mike Fleetwood & John McVie kept the show on the road, being joined first by Christine Perfect (later McVie) and then Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks.

These three talented and prolific songwriters brought a distinctive style and unique fusion of rock, pop and country to the band. The turmoil of the bands private lives was played out in their music. Nicks & Buckingham soon gained iconic status in fronting the new line-up.

Fleetwood Mac enjoyed a rebirth, producing many classic hits including the outstanding Rumours album. They went on to even greater worldwide success than the original line-up.

  • Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.

  • No exchanges or refunds.

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

  • On street parking

View Event →
Dec
10
7:00 PM19:00

Christmas with Judy 2018

The Supper Club with Judy O'Connor in Dolans Limerick on December 10th

Please note that due to demand there are only a limited number of tickets left for this event. Please contact box office directly on 061 314483 between 10am and 5pm to reserve tickets for this date. You cannot book tickets for this show on-line

Dolans are once again delighted to announce that Judy O’Connor’s Supperclub Christmas special will return this December. Considered by loyal fans to be an important part of the Dolans Christmas offering, Judy returns for two nights on Monday December 10th and Tuesday 11th of December.

Judy O’Connor needs little introduction to Limerick audiences. An award-winning performer, she has been entertaining audiences on the Irish music scene for many years.

Judy was a founder member of Jasmic Dancers, and she regularly performed in the late Eamon O’Connor’s Christmas shows. She travelled the world with the famous ‘Up With People’ troupe eventually being appointed a professional dance tutor within the organisation.

Speaking at the launch of the event, Valerie Dolan said: “Judy has been entertaining our audiences at Dolan’s bi-monthly Supperclub for many years. Her energy, talent and eclectic performances have resulted in her building up a very loyal following.

The Christmas with Judy Supperclub special has now become a popular date for the diary every year. We are delighted to have Judy back this December and are lucky to count her as part of the Dolans Christmas offering”.

The Christmas with Judy special event will include a specially commissioned cabaret performance by Judy and her accompanying pianist Aiden Boland featuring Christmas-themed songs, some classics and a few special surprises on the evening.

Throughout her long and distinguished career, Judy O’Connor’s name is synonymous with the likes of Le Groupe, Limerick Musical Society and the Cecilian Musical Society where she has been a leading lady on productions including ‘Sweet Charity’, ‘Pajama Game’, ‘Show Boat’, ‘Mack ‘N Mabel’, ‘Anything Goes’ and ‘Cabaret’.

She has been twice recognised for her work by the Association of Irish Musical Societies who awarded her the Best Comedienne award for her work on ‘Hot Mikado and Best Supporting Actress in ‘Copacabana’, role which she performed for Limerick Musical Society.

As well as being involved in musicals, Judy was a member of the Granary Players for several years and won a Joint Actress Award for the play ‘Shakers’ on the 3 Act Festival Circuit.

It was during her time with Granary Players that Judy met Margaret Hough where their combined love of theatre and performance led them to set up the Spotlight Stage School. The success of Spotlight has enable thousands of young Limerick performers to tread the boards for the first time.

Christmas with Judy will also feature a special guest star Stephen O’Riain who joins Judy on stage for each show. Stephen O’Riain returns to Limerick following a recent stint performing in the touring cast of West End hit musical The Jersey Boys.

The night will also include a delicious 2 course festive supper prepared by Dolan’s award-winning Chefs under the direction of Pavel Kiepiela, along the attention and 5-star service from the wonderful Dolans team, Christmas with Judy really is up there as one of the best festive party nights Limerick has to offer.

Speaking about the show Judy said: “Christmas just wouldn’t be the same for me without the opportunity to return to Dolans to perform a show I have loved every since I introduced it back in 2008.

The intimacy of the venue along, the festive magic and the appreciative audiences the show has attracted make it a very special evening of song, dance and laughter”.

The Christmas with Judy Supperclub special will take place upstairs at Dolans on Monday, December 10th and Tuesday, December 11th from 7 pm to 11 pm and tickets can be bought from Dolans Box Office at (061) 314483 and cost €30+ Booking fee

  • Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.

  • No exchanges or refunds.

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

  • On street parking

View Event →
Dec
11
7:00 PM19:00

Christmas with Judy 2018

 December 11th SOLD OUT

December 11th SOLD OUT

Dolans are once again delighted to announce that Judy O’Connor’s Supperclub Christmas special will return this December. Considered by loyal fans to be an important part of the Dolans Christmas offering, Judy returns for two nights on Monday December 10th and Tuesday 11th of December.

Judy O’Connor needs little introduction to Limerick audiences. An award-winning performer, she has been entertaining audiences on the Irish music scene for many years.

Judy was a founder member of Jasmic Dancers, and she regularly performed in the late Eamon O’Connor’s Christmas shows. She travelled the world with the famous ‘Up With People’ troupe eventually being appointed a professional dance tutor within the organisation.

Speaking at the launch of the event, Valerie Dolan said: “Judy has been entertaining our audiences at Dolan’s bi-monthly Supperclub for many years. Her energy, talent and eclectic performances have resulted in her building up a very loyal following.

The Christmas with Judy Supperclub special has now become a popular date for the diary every year. We are delighted to have Judy back this December and are lucky to count her as part of the Dolans Christmas offering”.

The Christmas with Judy special event will include a specially commissioned cabaret performance by Judy and her accompanying pianist Aiden Boland featuring Christmas-themed songs, some classics and a few special surprises on the evening.

Throughout her long and distinguished career, Judy O’Connor’s name is synonymous with the likes of Le Groupe, Limerick Musical Society and the Cecilian Musical Society where she has been a leading lady on productions including ‘Sweet Charity’, ‘Pajama Game’, ‘Show Boat’, ‘Mack ‘N Mabel’, ‘Anything Goes’ and ‘Cabaret’.

She has been twice recognised for her work by the Association of Irish Musical Societies who awarded her the Best Comedienne award for her work on ‘Hot Mikado and Best Supporting Actress in ‘Copacabana’, role which she performed for Limerick Musical Society.

As well as being involved in musicals, Judy was a member of the Granary Players for several years and won a Joint Actress Award for the play ‘Shakers’ on the 3 Act Festival Circuit.

It was during her time with Granary Players that Judy met Margaret Hough where their combined love of theatre and performance led them to set up the Spotlight Stage School. The success of Spotlight has enable thousands of young Limerick performers to tread the boards for the first time.

Christmas with Judy will also feature a special guest star Stephen O’Riain who joins Judy on stage for each show. Stephen O’Riain returns to Limerick following a recent stint performing in the touring cast of West End hit musical The Jersey Boys.

The night will also include a delicious 2 course festive supper prepared by Dolan’s award-winning Chefs under the direction of Pavel Kiepiela, along the attention and 5-star service from the wonderful Dolans team, Christmas with Judy really is up there as one of the best festive party nights Limerick has to offer.

Speaking about the show Judy said: “Christmas just wouldn’t be the same for me without the opportunity to return to Dolans to perform a show I have loved every since I introduced it back in 2008.

The intimacy of the venue along, the festive magic and the appreciative audiences the show has attracted make it a very special evening of song, dance and laughter”.

The Christmas with Judy Supperclub special will take place upstairs at Dolans on Monday, December 10th and Tuesday, December 11th from 7 pm to 11 pm and tickets can be bought from Dolans Box Office at (061) 314483 and cost €30+ Booking fee

  • Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.

  • No exchanges or refunds.

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

  • On street parking

View Event →
Dec
12
7:00 PM19:00

Limerick Jazz Workshop Xmas performance

 Tickets €5

Tickets €5

Limerick Jazz presents

Limerick Jazz Workshops are producing a concert night with circa 30 musicians and singers giving it socks with sax. They are going to play fast and loose in a series of ensembles rolling out Wednesday Dec 5th  from 7pm.
Expect a big melodic sound from the gig for this, their 11th Anniversary party.
Dolan’s Upstairs, regular home to Jazz Society and guests, is venue. Look forward to career musicians plus teachers of music leading these accomplished groups that will each have a repertoire to entertain.
“We are starting off at 7pm as we have so many on stage,” explains John Daly of LJS, plus Peter Dee Academy of Music. “First up on stage is the Junior Jazz Ensemble  followed by 6 adult ensembles playing a wide variety of jazz tunes
Expect experienced names such as Peter Hanagan on bass, John Daly, percussion plus Steve Hanks on sax leading two ensembles.

Multi-instrumentalist Bryan Meehan leads another couple and guitarist Joe O’Callaghan is working with his ensemble and jazz singers with Trio

To date this has been a phenomenal success mainly due to the vision & hard work done by founder Ed Hansom Saxophone) & a great teaching staff. 
Finger food served and just €5 in.

View Event →
Dec
12
8:00 PM20:00

Villagers-SOLD OUT

 €28 - SOLD OUT

€28 - SOLD OUT

Always restless and inventive while always true to the power and glory of songwriting and melody, Conor O’Brien has made another great leap forward with Villagers’ fourth studio album, The Art Of Pretending To Swim.

Following the exquisitely sparse, intimate aura of 2015’s Darling Arithmetic, O’Brien’s new record reconnects with the multi-faceted approach of Villagers’ 2010 album debut Becoming A Jackal and 2013’s {Awayland} while adding a new-found soulfulness, rhythmic nous and dazzling panoply of sonic detail, both analogue and digital, creating feverish moods while writing effortlessly accessible tunes. Balanced with subtle aspects and lyrical themes that embrace existential fears and hopes in this desperate, technologically-centred dystopian age, The Art Of Pretending To Swim is the most brilliantly realised Villagers album to date.

 

O’Brien began writing the album in 2016, after he’d toured Darling Arithmetic and released the similarly pared-back Where Have You Been All My Life?, a live-in-the-studio reimagining of Villagers songs past and present with his touring band. Given the accolades for Becoming A Jackal (Ivor Novello Award for Best Song Musically and Lyrically, shortlisted for the Mercury and Choice Music Prizes), {Awayland} (the Choice Music Prize, shortlisted for the Mercury) and Darling Arithmetic (Ivor Novello for Best Album) and the fact that his song ‘Nothing Arrived’ has been streamed on Spotify 105 million times and counting, O’Brien could have simply and comfortably retraced his steps. Instead, he worked diligently and intensely, almost single-handedly making The Art Of Pretending To Swim “in a tiny attic room, a cramped little hovel,” namely his new flat in Dublin’s city centre, having left the farmhouse in the coastal resort of Malahide that he shared for 12 years, where all Villagers albums had been made.

In his hovel, O’Brien dug deep, making notes on his lyrics sheets such as “It’s important to feel free,” “Make a cracked record” his head buried in technical manuals while crafting songs and trying out multiple arrangements to best express the album’s core themes and intense emotion. “It’s the first album I’ve gotten deeply into production and mixing,” he says, having bought an analogue desk from electronic maestro James Holden (whose album The Inheritors is a favourite of O’Brien’s). “For me, the sound and tones are so much more important than before.”

Simultaneously, O’Brien expanded what a Villagers record could sound like. “With Darling Arithmetic,” he explains, “I’d wanted loads of space, and to slow everything down. It really worked, but I felt I’d taken that earnest whisper-in-your-ear approach as far as it could go. I wanted to experiment again, to learn again, to make something more groove-based and warmer; something you can dance to”.

It’s also O’Brien’s first use of samples, from ‘What Then’ by gospel legends The Dixie Hummingbirds and soul legend Donnie Hathaway’s ‘Sugar Lee’: he also cites Alice Coltrane, Nina Simone and Pharaoh Sanders as key inspirations. “I’m an insular and over-analytical person, and those kinds of music are really good for me. They’re such a pure form of expression, it acts like an antidote.”

Also appearing on the album are Dutch flautist Maaike Van Der Linde (whose debut album O’Brien helped make as he worked on his own), synth supremo Cormac Curran, who also scored the strings for Irish classical collective The Crash Ensemble on “Hold Me Down”, Irish brass trio The Greenhorns and singer Siobhan Kane on ‘Long Time Waiting’ and Cormac ÓhAodáin adding French horn to ‘Ada’. Otherwise, these layered, shifting, often sumptuous sounds are all, incredibly, O’Brien in his hovel, mirroring layered, shifting themes that fall under the title The Art Of Pretending To Swim.

O’Brien: “It's about survival and grace and it's a collection of words I enjoy filtering the album through. I know what it means to me and I'd like you to find out what it means to you. It’s how I see life; you’re not drowning but you’re not exactly swimming either; you’re making it all up as you go along. It’s a blind faith. For me, the album is like a cycle of faith: if you listen from start to finish, and then start again, it’s almost gone full circle.”

Alongside faith – having; losing; rediscovering – O’Brien feels the songs, “act as a kind of love affair with the creative spirit. There’s interlinking themes too, like how technology has taken over our everyday lives, this sense of hurtling toward the unknown in a strange dystopian world. But these are clues on how to engage with the songs, a mood enhancer rather than an actual narrative. I know each song has a path, and the album has a path, but I can’t literally explain it – that’s why I’m singing and writing music. My head would be a messed-up place if I didn’t! These songs are little pieces of crying, or laughter, or dreams - they’re not there to be prescriptive or make a point.”

The album’s path, or cycle of faith, begins with ‘Again: “I’ve found again a place in my heart again / For God again in the form of art again.” In childhood, O’Brien was, “obsessed with God, I prayed every night that everyone I knew would stay safe,” but he turned atheist in his teenage years and twenties, then agnostic, “and now I have this strong urge to believe. Call it love, togetherness, God, whatever. But you can’t argue with faith, which is a terrifying prospect! Though there’s a lot of beauty in it too.”

Track two, lead single “A Trick Of The Light’, addresses “letting your flow, your faith, take over” before the moment, “when memories creep in and start to shatter your faith in yourself” (‘Sweet Saviour’). The fightback begins on ‘Long Time Waiting’, the album’s dizziest, grittiest cut: “I don’t need no validation from anyone at any cost / a trophy consolation for something that I never lost.

In ‘Fool’, the protagonist unleashes, “a romantic battle-cry from the centre of a technological dystopia” before (‘Love Came With All That it Brings’) takes, “a little third-person perspective diversion. The protagonist is sick of talking about himself, though in reality these characters are aspects of his shattering sense of self.” ‘Real Go-Getter’ (Villagers in ecstatic dancefloor mode) represents, “an internal pep-talk, a mantra” (O’Brien practises Japa meditation, a discipline common to Eastern religions) before submitting to, "glassy-eyed escapism” (‘Hold Me Down’).

After this internal/external struggle, the finale is both a departure and a conclusion: the epic, serene ‘Ada’, a tribute to 19th century mathematician Ada Lovelace, the world’s first computer programmer, who recognised Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine had applications beyond calculation. “There’s so much beauty in the fact Ada was first to create an algorithm, it was the beginning of that spark,” O’Brien concludes. “But algorithms have taken over our brains, so there’s so much danger in there as well.”

There is a longer (by six minutes) version of ‘Ada’, where multiple guests (including singers Lisa Hannigan and John Grant, The Staves and poet Stephen James Smith) react to the album intro ‘Again’ – an embodiment of the ‘full circle’ concept. This ‘Ada’ will appear on a ten-inch Villagers EP, likewise the sampledelic ‘This Is The Art of Pretending To Swim’ (“it was a bit too crazy to put on the album!” says O’Brien) that underlines the range of what a Villagers song can be. But right now, let’s savour The Art of Pretending to Swim, a lesson in the art of fearlessness and songwriting, and a new standard for Villagers.

 

  • Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.

  • No exchanges or refunds.

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

  • On street parking

 

View Event →
Dec
14
7:00 PM19:00

The Academic plus guests Inhaler

the academic (4).jpg

Fresh from playing one of the most talked about shows of the year at a sold out Iveagh Gardens in Dublin last weekend, Ireland’s favourite indie outfit, Westmeath 4 piece, The Academic have  announced  date at The Big Top in Limerick on December 14th.

It will be 3 years in October since The Academic released their debut EP ‘Loose Friends’ and in that short space of time, they now find themselves at the forefront of 2018’s breaking guitar bands, not just in Ireland but on the international stage. Debut album, ‘Tales From The Backseat’ which was released in January went straight to the top of the album charts, is brimming with uplifting pop hooks, sweet vocal harmonies and youthful exuberance. There is an irresistible charm, undeniable wit, and infectious personality that shines through with the band.  Leaping from mellow, artfully constructed melodic thoughtfulness into wild, explosive moments of raucous brilliance, there’s a surprise around every corner within the music and songwriting, all executed with an undeniable measure of passion and grit.

Racking up millions of streams online, selling out venues headline shows across the world, touring and opening for the likes of Twenty One Pilots, The Kooks, Noel Gallagher and The Strokes, it’s a far cry from the band’s early days, playing local battle of the bands competitions in Mullingar.

Back then, the rewards were simple. “The idea of just being able to play your own music to a small room full of friends was really exciting,” says lead singer Craig Fitzgerald,“It sounds like a really cliched thing to say, but we genuinely didn’t have major expectations, we have never felt pressure to be something we are not. That mindset has stayed with us right up to now, we feel fortunate and don’t take it for granted that we get to do what we love for a living. 

Commenting on the upcoming show, Fitzgerald adds  “We haven’t played a show in Limerick in a long time and we really wanted to get back on this next tour run, Limerick crowds are one of the best in the world and we are really looking forward to playing in The Big Top for the first time”

The Academic are completed by Matthew Murtagh(guitar/vocals), Stephen Murtagh (bass) and Dean Gavin (drums), .”

  • Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.

  • No exchanges or refunds.

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

  • On street parking

View Event →
Dec
14
8:00 PM20:00

Ryan McMullan SOLD OUT

 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...

  • Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.

  • No exchanges or refunds.

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

  • On street parking.

View Event →
Dec
14
8:00 PM20:00

Kila

 Tickets on sale Friday October 12th at 9am  €20 with BF

Tickets on sale Friday October 12th at 9am

€20 with BF

 

Formed at school in Dublin's late 1980's, Kíla are heralded as one of Ireland’s most innovative and exciting bands. Their unique sound has been ever evolving, rooted in tradition, yet inspired by a myriad of influences and ideas from all around the world. Often defined as contemporary Irish World music, Kíla fuse the effects of their own melodies and Irish (Gaeilge) lyrics, Irish folk instruments such as whistles, fiddles, Uilleann pipes, bones and bodhrán with djembe, congas, drums, mandolins, brass and acoustic/electric/ bass guitars. Kíla's eight members come from the differing musical backgrounds of  traditional, classical and rock. The result is a fresh blend of freewheeling instrumentals, furious jigs, and primal rhythms that transcend the traditional boundaries of Irish music. Bristling with passion and energy their 19th album “Alive Beo” (3rd live album) is set for official release St Patrick's Day, March 17th.

Kíla are widely renowned for their live energetic performances and have played in over 30 countries in North America, Asia, Australia, Africa and Europe, notable festivals include The Montreux Jazz festival, WOMAD worldwide, the Sziget festival and closer to home Glastonbury and the Electric Picnic. Last year the band closed the Cambridge folk Festival on their main stage. Kíla have also had the privilege of playing the Opening Ceremony of the Special Olympics, Dublin and Possibilities, the event that welcomed the Dalai Lama to Ireland.

 Kíla have worked extensively in TV and film. Their music has been placed in  many documentaries on RTÉ, TG4 and most recently in several BBC2 Timewatch documentaries. Their most notable involvement in film is their collaboration with French composer Bruno Coulais on the soundtracks for Cartoon Saloon’s Oscar nominated and Annie winning animations 'The Secret of Kells’ and ‘The Song of the Sea’.  Kíla were also nominated for an Emmy in 2015 for their soundtrack to the film “Ireland’s Wild River” which had the enviable title of being "The best wildlife film in the world of the past two years".

View Event →
Dec
14
9:00 PM21:00

The Alvin Purple Experience

 Tickets €12

Tickets €12

The Alvin Purple Experience Christmas Party

After ten years in the wilderness The Alvin Purple Experience are back bringing their Welcome Back Tour worldwide. 

The Alvin Purple Experience return to Dolan's for Alvin Purple's Christmas Party. Alvin LOVEGOD Purple is back in all his noizy glamour to get your party started with all your favourite 1970s hits from T-Rex, Bowie, ABBA, Slade and Sweet. 

Alvin reported, 

"We can’t wait to revisit all our classic Glam Rock Christmas hits; ‘I Wish it Could be Christmas Everyday’ from Wizzard, ‘Merry Christmas’ from Slade and Mud’s ‘Lonely This Christmas’ and more Big Surprises."

Come join the Loudest, Brashest Party Band and their loyal Purple Posse for the Glam C hristmas Party of the Year.

  •  Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.
  •  No exchanges or refunds.
  •  Over 18s only (unless advertised to the contrary)
  •  On street parking
View Event →
Dec
15
8:00 PM20:00

Paddy Dennehy and Band

 Tickets €15 - On sale Friday (September 7th) at 9am

Tickets €15 - On sale Friday (September 7th) at 9am

Newcomers to Paddy Dennehy's music have a tendency be blown away. His first ever gig in Dublin was performing on 'The Late Late Show' after their booking team stumbled across him on YouTube. His first time playing his own material in Cork was a personal invitation from Glen Hansard to join him onstage at the Everyman Theatre after hearing him play 'Hard Times' on an old upright piano at the back of Benner's Hotel in Dingle. The first full band show to a mesmerised audience at Electric Picnic's 'Trailer Park Stage' left no one in doubt that they were seeing the beginning of something quite special indeed. 

Performing with some of the greatest acts in Ireland and abroad (Imelda May, Mick Flannery, Lisa Hannigan to name a few...) has provided something of a steep learning curve for Paddy. "I remember coming away from the gig in King John's Castle in Limerick after supporting Imelda May thinking 'Jesus, I think I might have something good here, but 'good' isn't enough. My songwriting needs to get better, I have to work on my voice and my delivery if I want to keep performing on that level." This assessment led to many recordings being scrapped, songs taken apart and pieced back together and every aspect of the

show being subject to scrutiny. "It took a long, long time for me to get a grip on what I want to do and how I wanted to deliver it.

Paddy Dennehy's debut album "Strange Wings" will be released in early 2019. References to Nick Cave, Randy Newman and Leonard Cohen can be heard throughout the album suggesting a classic school of songwriting where each lyric has clearly been carefully chosen and every melody crafted with the utmost care in pursuit of the timeless song. 

 

“I was just f**king knocked out.”— Glen Hansard

“Hearing Paddy Dennehy for the first time, I was almost knocked out of my boots. A powerhouse voice and classic songwriter in every sense of the word”—Ciaran Lavery

“Incredible”— Ryan Tubridy. RTE

 

  •  Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.
  •  No exchanges or refunds.
  •  Over 18s only (unless advertised to the contrary)
  •  On street parking

 

View Event →
Dec
15
8:00 PM20:00

The Riptide Movement

 Tickets €20 - On Sale Friday September 21st at 9am

Tickets €20 - On Sale Friday September 21st at 9am

THE RIPTIDE MOVEMENT

“PLASTIC OCEANS”


Riptide plastic.jpg

Having toured extensively last year on the back of critically-acclaimed releases “All Works Out", Elephant in the Room” and “Changeling”, Irish rock band The Riptide Movement release their brand new single "Plastic Oceans”. 

Recorded in London with producer Chris Coady (Future Islands, Slowdive) there’s a firm backbone of the kind of slow-burning, melodic indie rock that has seen the act build a substantial following in their native Ireland, racking up various #1 records and ready themselves to unleash their sound further throughout the UK and beyond.

This summer sees the band continue their heavy touring schedule with a series of gigs and festival appearances in coastal areas, using the track to spread the serious environmental message that our beaches, coastlines, rivers, cities and towns need to be kept litter and plastic free if society is to help prevent our oceans from becoming even more polluted by plastic waste.

Speaking on the track, lead singer Mal Tuohy states: "We're honoured that our music will help raise awareness of one of the greatest environmental challenges of our time. Our reliance on single use plastics is destroying our oceans, so well highlighted by David Attenborough in Blue Planet 2. As the saying goes, ‘there are plenty more fish in the sea’ but if we can’t stem the tide of plastic, by 2050 there'll be more plastic than fish in our oceans. The future is in our hands."


  •  Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.

  •  No exchanges or refunds.

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

  •  On street parking

View Event →
Dec
15
9:00 PM21:00

Metal Salvage / Craic Sabbath - Bad Rep Xmas Party

 Tickets €11

Tickets €11

Bad Reputation IRL presents:

Bad Reputation Xmas Party

Metal Salvage
80s Heavy Metal classics from Judas Priest, Accept, Dio, Dokken, Riot & more
Featuring: A.A. Nemtheanga (Primordial)
& members of Gama Bomb, Unyielding Love

&
Craic Sabbath
Black Sabbath tribute, Ozzy & Dio eras

DOUBLE HEADER
Limited to 100 tickets

SATURDAY 15th DECEMBER 2018
Kasbah, Dolans, Limerck
Doors: 9pm

  •  Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.

  •  No exchanges or refunds.

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

  •  On street parking

View Event →
Dec
16
8:00 PM20:00

Little Hours Solo Acoustic

 Tickets €22

Tickets €22

Little Hours is the musical moniker for Killybegs multi-instrumentalist and songwriter John Doherty.  The young troubadour from Donegal crafts subtle and sublime pop moments blending acoustic guitar, piano and his unique commanding voice.In 2014 Little Hours released the debut 'Little Hours' Ep which featured the Choice Music Prize nominated song of the year 'It's Still Love'.  The song picked up significant Irish radio airplay and propelled Little Hours to sold out shows across the country as well as appearances at Electric Picnic and supports with James Bay, Tom Baxter and Hudson Taylor.Further singles 'Water', ‘How Could I Love You’ and ‘Heavy On You’ all enjoyed prominent airplay on Irish radio and lead to sold out shows across Ireland.  Fresh from opening for label-mates Hudson Taylor on their sold out European tour Little Hours have continued to release a steady stream of music over the summer months with a series of gorgeous pared back acoustic versions of fan favourite tracks now available as  ‘Live At Attica’ on Spotify.

 

Please mention- this intimate acoustic solo show will feature brand new songs and fan favourites.

  • Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.

  • No exchanges or refunds.

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

  • On street parking

View Event →
Dec
16
8:00 PM20:00

MOXIE

 Tickets €15 - on sale Friday November 11th at 9am

Tickets €15 - on sale Friday November 11th at 9am

After a year of hibernation below surface in Ireland’s capital, Dublin. Moxie have crafted their intricate acoustic Irish music into a fresh Urban Style. MOXIE are ready to present their genre defining, boundary busting Neo-Irish Music to the world.

’Irresistible, revolutionary energy’The Irish Times ̣̣̣̣̣

"MOXIE is the music of a new era, where fluidity, cross-pollination, and innovation are the future and salvation of Irish music." - The Irish Examiner ̣̣̣̣

COMPOSERS OF ‘PRODIJIG THE REVOLUTION’ SOUNDTRACK WINNERS OF THE SPIRIT OF FOLK AWARDS

“#1 Album 2014” Alex Monaghan (The Living Tradition, Folkworld)

“Every track is a triumph” (Irish Music Magazine)

5 young lads with traditional backbones deliver a new brand of Irish music heavily influeced by Electro, Jazz, House, and Rock putting them at the forefront of new music from Ireland. Delivering an energetic, wild and unique live show, Moxie have been inspiring audiences and musicians with their new palette of 21st century Irish music. The band includes Cillian Doheny (tenor banjo/guitar/electric guitar), Jos Kelly (button accordion/keyboard), Darren Roche (button accordion/percussion/keyboards), Ted Kelly (tenor banjo/electric tenor guitar) and Josh Sampson (drums).

In August 2014 they released their highly acclaimed debut album ‘Planted’. With their unmistakable approach, MOXIE are becoming a festival favourite in Europe, America and beyond garnering a reputation for their highly charged live performances.

  • Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.

  • No exchanges or refunds.

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

  • On street parking

View Event →
Dec
19
8:00 PM20:00

Andreas Varady Trio

 Tickets €15

Tickets €15

Andreas Varady was born in Slovakia into a Hungarian Romani family. He began learning guitar at the age of four under the direction of his father, Bandi. In 2007, his family moved to Limerick, Ireland and after two years of busking in Limerick and Cork, he met Irish drummer and producer David Lyttle after writing to him on YouTube.

Lyttle began featuring him in his band and in 2010 produced Varady's debut album Questions for Lyte Records.The release of Questions and Varady's growing presence on YouTube brought him to the attention of Martin Taylor, Louis Stewart, Tommy Emmanuel, and later Quincy Jones.

 In 2011, when he was 13, he performed at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club in London and is the club's youngest headliner.

Varady appeared on the front cover of Guitar Player magazine and at festivals in France, the UK and the South Pacific. In 2012 Varady was invited by Claude Nobs to perform at Montreux Jazz Festival as part of Quincy Jones's Global Gumbo, which Jones presented. Varady performed with the same group in New York and Los Angeles later in 2012, and signed to Jones's management company in January 2013.

Varady signed a deal with Verve Records in October 2013 and recorded his first album for the label in January 2014. The first album, Andreas Varady, was produced by David Paich, Jay Oliver, and Quincy Jones and was released on 5 August 2014.

·         Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.

·         No exchanges or refunds.

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

·         On street parking.

View Event →
Dec
20
7:30 PM19:30

SÍOMHA

 Tickets €16

Tickets €16

Singer and guitarist SÍOMHA (pronounced Shee-va) dances the line between folk, jazz and neo-soul effortlessly, taking audiences on an unexpected, and unforgettable journey with her soulful melodies. Coming from a family steeped in music, SÍOMHA grew up on a diet of musical greats, with the sounds of jazz, trad, folk and soul creeping in and leaving an indelible mark on her musical tastes and influences. She started playing guitar at age 10, but it was later in her teens while attending high school in the south of France that she first took up jazz guitar, after a chance encounter lead to her learning from an Italian gypsy who taught her the manouche gypsy jazz style. The chords and sounds of jazz fascinated and inspired SÍOMHA, and she began to craft her own songs.

The next few years saw her travelling, with music as her compass, soaking up the sounds of each of the places she travelled and further honing her craft. In late 2016, having traversed America, Canada and Mexico, she felt an innate draw to return to home shores and a phenomenal few years have followed, including slots at renowned festivals such as Electric Picnic, Clifden Arts Festival, Doolin Folk Festival, Sligo Live and Dingle Folk Festival. She has played support slots for the likes of Joey Dosik (Vulfpeck), Moxie, Wyvern Lingo and is a regular special guest with the inimitable Paul Brady having opened for his Irish Tour in late 2017 and now counts him as one of her fans. SÍOMHA’s song ‘July Red Sky’ garnered over 1.7 million views online, and was recorded and performed live from the edge of The Burren, Co Clare. Most recently, SÍOMHA was invited to tour with celebrated contemporary American-Irish group The Olllam, featuring bassist Joe Dart of Vulfpeck. A connection was instantly formed amongst these musicians, and they collaborated together on a version of one of SÍOMHA’s Irish language songs, Craobhacha, creating a beautiful piece of music which perfectly blends the unique sounds of these two artists.

SÍOMHA's music truly does defy any conventional genres. The influences of her musical background, her travels and musical explorations are audible in the music she creates. Always proud of her Irish heritage, she performs her songs in both the English and Irish languages. The beautiful landscape and rugged nature of her native West of Ireland are a huge source of inspiration for this proud Clare artist, leading her to create a soulful and unique style of music that has enthralled anyone who hears it. Her voice transcends musical boundaries, if you haven't yet heard of SÍOMHA, you soon will.

  •   Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.

  •   No exchanges or refunds.

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

  •   On street parking.

View Event →
Dec
20
8:00 PM20:00

Declan O Rourke

 Tickets €27

Tickets €27

To celebrate the re-release of his classic 2004 debut Since Kyabram, O’Rourke will take members of the original band around Ireland this December for a handful of nostalgic, and uplifting shows. 

Including Galileo, No Brakes, Sarah, Love Is The Way, and Marrying The Sea, the band will play the entire album, along with outakes, and a few surprises…

  • Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.

  • No exchanges or refunds.

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

  • On street parking.

View Event →
Dec
21
8:00 PM20:00

David Keenan

 Tickets €22

Tickets €22

David Keenan is an Irish songwriter, a young Artist who uses his lyrics to paint pictures with words on canvases of silence, curating a body of work which is steeped in the poetic tradition of old but delivered in such a way that is entirely his own.

Creating an inner world through narrative songwriting while leaving the door slightly ajar for us to enter and act out scenes, His live shows have been described as visceral, spiritual and communal events where Keenan moves between a one man and his guitar monologue to fronting a band whose sound only acts as a carrier for the songs further solidifying their intent. Advocating expression through all forms, dressed in the clothes of an out of work revolutionary his debut album is to be let loosed in 2018.

“Not just another young lad with an acoustic guitar, Keenan is the sound of Tim Buckley and Brendan Behan arguing over a few jars, while Kavanagh deals Dylan a suspicious hand of cards, and Anthony Cronin and Jack Kerouac furiously try to scribble it all down.”

Pat Carty

Hotpress Magazine

  • Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.

  • No exchanges or refunds.

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

  • On street parking.

View Event →
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.


 

View Event →
Dec
22
8:00 PM20:00

The Blizzards

 Tickets €20

Tickets €20

Get Ready for The Blizzards VS Tebi Rex! The new single "I Need A Win" is the second single taken from The Blizzards upcoming full-length and is available across all digital platforms from Friday 5 October. 

The feel good love child of slightly less than gnarled rockers The Blizzards and feel good hip hop young guns Tebi Rex, 'I Need A Win' is about just needing a little break once in a while. Soaring guitars, laidback verses and a chorus you'd kiss the milkman for makes this one of the most feel good tracks of the year from two diverse Irish acts you wouldn't normally picture hanging out, but we're glad they did.

The Blizzards who came back with a bang in 2016 with airwave dominating tracks "Drop Down The Anchor", "Perfect on Paper" and "Show Me The Science", have announced their first studio album in a decade. The album, due in Autumn 2018, will be compiled of previously unreleased tracks from the Mullingar band. The album was recorded between the legendary Grouse Lodge recording studio and Dublin's very own Camden Recording Studios, and was produced by Philip Magee, the usual suspect behind The Blizzard's most recent hits.

The Blizzards will announce their Autumn/Winter Tour Dates very soon following their spectacular show on the Salty Dog stage at Electric Picnic.

 

"I Need A Win"  is out everywhere on 5 October 2018

New album coming in Autumn 2018.

  •   Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.

  •   No exchanges or refunds.

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

  •   On street parking.

View Event →
Dec
23
8:00 PM20:00

Crooning at Christmas

crooning at christmas.jpg

Liam O’Brien’s seasonal celebration of the swing era, Crooning at Christmas is one of Limerick's favourite nights out during the city's festive season. Now an annual sell out at Dolan's Warehouse, he celebrates the show's fourteenth year in Limerick on Sunday December 23rd - with advance booking essential.

The former Emmerdale star is also one of Ireland's leading exponents of the classic crooning style - inspired by his West End leading role playing Dean Martin in "The Rat Pack - Live from Las Vegas" which toured the UK, Europe and right across America. He most recently debuted his new show SINATRA to great acclaim - on the 20th anniversary of the iconic singer right here at the Warehouse.

He regularly performs across Ireland with his own Million Dollar Swing Band, the Kings of Swing in the UK and most recently the renowned Black Magic Big Band in Galway. He has sung at the prestigious Roundhouse in London and a packed to the rafters Royal Albert Hall for ‘Carols with the Stars’.

 Crooning at Christmas features classic songs such as Baby It’s Cold Outside, White Christmas, Let It Snow and Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas along with newer tunes by artists such as Harry Connick Jr and Michael Bublé. 

Fans of Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby and Nat King Cole will relish the swing sounds of the Million Dollar Swing Band - led by musical director Peter Hanagan.

For this year's concert, Liam is supported by West End star Shonagh Daly (Les Misérables) with more special guests to be announced soon.

Tickets are priced at €19 (including €1 venue booking fee) and are on sale via our website.

Doors are 7.30pm - with show starting 8.30pm sharp on Sunday December 23rd.

  •   Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.

  •   No exchanges or refunds.

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

  •   On street parking.

View Event →
Dec
23
9:00 PM21:00

The Brad Pitt Light Orchestra

 Tickets €12

Tickets €12

T'was two nights before Christmas and all Upstairs in the Dolans house, magical muscial memories were being made. The Brad Pitt Light Orchestra continue to do what they do at Christmastime and play Upstairs Dolans in joyful style.

Oh come all ye faithful and enjoy some festive cheer in the height of the Christmas season, the boys and girl of bplo will enthrall and entertain you. 

  • Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.

  •   No exchanges or refunds.

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

  •   On street parking.

View Event →
Dec
26
9:00 PM21:00

Monsters of Craic – Christmas Craicer: Alice In Chains Tribute & Soundgarden / Chris Cornell Tribute. DOUBLE HEADER presented by Bad Reputation

 Tickets €10

Tickets €10

Bad Reputation presents:
Monsters of Craic – Christmas Craicer: Alice In Chains Tribute & Soundgarden / Chris Cornell Tribute. DOUBLE HEADER

  • Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.

  • No exchanges or refunds.

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

  • On street parking

View Event →
Dec
27
8:00 PM20:00

Jerry Fish Piano Tour

 Tickets €21

Tickets €21

He’s one of Ireland’s most enigmatic and entertaining performers to the point where Ireland’s biggest music and arts festival, the Electric Picnic have for the past five years afforded him his very own stage. 

An indie legend and ringmaster of exceptional renown, Jerry Fish has evolved into a showman extraordinaire, capturing the hearts and minds of audiences all over with his now legendary live shows, a unique live theatrical experience that dissolves all boundaries between performer and audience. 

Jerry Fish blasted onto the Music Scene in the 1990's touring the globe as front-man of alternative rock outfit An Emotional Fish, the band who gave us the indie rock anthem “Celebrate” 

These days the name Jerry Fish is synonymous with Festivals, Carnival Sideshow, Circus and Theatre.  

Mr. Fish's genre bending and idiosyncratic style of entertainment has made him a household name within the Irish Music industry. With two Platinum selling solo albums, an MTV award and IRMA Music Award, and a reputation as a supreme and spectacular showman. 

In 2017 Jerry took his stranger-than-fiction life story to theatre audiences for the first time at the Dublin Fringe festival; “The Songs & Tall Tales of Jerry Fish.”

Jerry is currently touring an intimate piano show, performing his favourite songs, old and new from a career spanning over two decades as well as excerpts from his sell-out fringe theatre show.


A highly charismatic performer who refuses to countenance audiences having anything but a good time, accentuating the positive and bringing smiles to troubled faces with his swaggering vocal, generous and infectious smile and that fantastic vaudeville moustache. 

A guaranteed up-lifting night out for all

  •   Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.

  •   No exchanges or refunds.

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

  •   On street parking.

View Event →
Dec
28
8:00 PM20:00

Mick Flannery

 Tickets are €25

Tickets are €25

Mick Flannery is widely regarded as one of the finest singer-songwriters to come out of Ireland in recent years. 

An award winning- double platinum selling artist, Mick has released five albums to date – including two number ones and received widespread airplay. He became the first Irish musician to ever win awards at the International Songwriting Competition in Nashville, aged 19. His critically acclaimed live performances have seen him sell out shows in Ireland’s Olympia Theatre and Cork Opera House.

Mick first picked up a guitar at age of 14 under the musical influence of his mother’s family in their old farmhouse in Blarney, Co. Cork where he grew up listening to Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, and Jim Croce. Mick wrote songs throughout his teens, while training as a stonemason, which culminated in him signing to a major label at just 21 and releasing his first album “Evening Train”. 

Mick’s most recent albums were written in Berlin, a move Mick himself refers to as “self-imposed exile”. His current album "I Own You”, sees Mick deal with broader issues than previous work including themes of social injustice and inequality. Mick currently lives in County Clare, Ireland where he is working on his sixth studio album.

  •   Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.

  •   No exchanges or refunds.

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

  •   On street parking.

View Event →
Dec
29
8:00 PM20:00

Ham sandwicH

 Tickets €22

Tickets €22

One of the most enthralling live acts in recent times, HamsandwicH are well known for their incendiary live performances which has put them right at the top of the live acts to see today. With the combination of Niamh Farrell's powerful yet sweet vocal and Podge McNamee's juxstaposing baritone the band are given it's signature calling card. If ever there was a band to feed off their audience it is HamsandwicH. Each show is bona fide celebration with everything from balloons and confetti to their unique crowd interaction on display.

Number 1 album Stories from the Surface is out now.

  •   Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.

  •   No exchanges or refunds.

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

  •   On street parking.

View Event →
Dec
29
9:00 PM21:00

These Charming Men

 Tickets €12 presale/€15 on the door

Tickets €12 presale/€15 on the door

Formed in 1995, These Charming Men are well known as being the premier Smiths and Morrissey tribute act around.

These Charming Men have toured extensively from Europe, to the USA and Japan, where they replaced Morrissey at the Fuji Rock Festival after he pulled out. Yes, they are that good.

If you want a realistic and faithful representation of the spirit and music of the Smiths or Morrissey, These Charming Men are your only option

Accept no (other) substitutes!

  •   Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.

  •   No exchanges or refunds.

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

  •   On street parking.

View Event →
Dec
30
8:00 PM20:00

Hermitage Green

 Tickets €28 (+booking fee)

Tickets €28 (+booking fee)

Hermitage Green, Limericks Favorite sons, are in Dolans Warehouse on December 30th & 31st After a sell out show in  in King Johns Castle to celebrate the release of their new Ep Gold and Rust. The name comes from a line in one of the songs that says, “I've never known gold to rust”. As an album title it represents the many contrasts of being in a band in 2017. The ups and downs, highs and lows, whatever you want to call it... From playing the mainstage at Electric Picnic, to getting laughed out the door of a bank when looking for a mortgage. From walking out of a sold-out Olympia Theatre Dublin, to playing to 7 people in a town somewhere in the U.S. From telling your bandmates you love them and would do anything for them, to trying to kill your bandmates coz they piss you off sometimes. 'Gold & Rust' is the dichotomy between the struggle, and the absolute privilege of doing what you love for a living. And thanks for helping us do that!

  • Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.

  • No exchanges or refunds.

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

  • On street parking.

View Event →
Dec
30
9:00 PM21:00

LE BOOM presented by Seoda Shows

 Tickets €10

Tickets €10

LE BOOM are an electro-indie-house-pop duo based in Dublin, Ireland who have developed a formidable live reputation.

LE BOOM's late-night shows are a frenzy of glass-bottle beats, layered loops, catchy vocal hooks and sweaty fans who dance like no other fans in the world.


LE BOOM formed in June 2016 by Christy Leech and Aimie Mallon and, since then, have brought their electro-indie-house-pop show to cities such as New York, Reykjavik, Cork, Belfast, Galway, their hometown of Dublin and festivals like Latitude Festival, Body&Soul, Electric Picnic, TRUCK FESTIVAL, Castlepalooza and INDIEPENDENCE Music & Arts Festival.

LE BOOM's debut single release, 'What We Do', received airplay on both US and Irish radio. It featured in the Summer 2017 ad campaign for Vodafone and has over 325k plays on Spotify.

Their long-awaited second single 'Don’t Need It Now' was released in November 2017 and has garnered Spotify New Music Friday and Hot New Bands features and over 200k streams.

They were recently picked by PRS for a London showcase in the PRS office and their tracks have featured on a Fáilte Ireland tourist board ad representing Dublin and a recent Vodafone summer festival ad campaign.

The band’s third single 'Coma' was released ahead of appearances at The Great Escape Festival and Primavera Sound this summer and a sold out 650-cap Button Factory gig in Dublin city.

LE BOOM just Sold Out their biggest Dublin headline show to date at District 8!

’About to break into America in a big way'

* Louise Parker, Paste Magazine


'Perfect for dancing the night away to'

* Emily Chu, Impose Magazine



'Possibly the best live electronic act to come out of Ireland' * Phil Udell, State Magazine


'So so promising'

* Rigsy, BBC Northern Ireland

"'What We Do' is a fine debut single release, informed by the synth-pop of Hot Chip and lo-fi dancefloor atmospherics".

* The Irish Times

  •   No exchanges or refunds.

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

  •   On street parking.

View Event →
Dec
31
9:00 PM21:00

The O'Malleys - New Years Eve

 Tickets are €10

Tickets are €10

Limerick Legends The O' Malleys return to Dolans for their annual New Years Eve Party. As ever expect folk , jokes and lots of great music .

  • Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.

  •   No exchanges or refunds.

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

  •   On street parking.

View Event →
Dec
31
9:00 PM21:00

Hermitage Green - New Years Eve

 New Years Eve - Limited tickeet available for December 30th ONLY

New Years Eve - Limited tickeet available for December 30th ONLY

SOLD OUT

Limited tickets available December 30th - Click Here

Hermitage Green, Limericks Favorite sons, are in Dolans Warehouse on December 30th & 31st After a sell out show in  in King Johns Castle to celebrate the release of their new Ep Gold and Rust. The name comes from a line in one of the songs that says, “I've never known gold to rust”. As an album title it represents the many contrasts of being in a band in 2017. The ups and downs, highs and lows, whatever you want to call it... From playing the mainstage at Electric Picnic, to getting laughed out the door of a bank when looking for a mortgage. From walking out of a sold-out Olympia Theatre Dublin, to playing to 7 people in a town somewhere in the U.S. From telling your bandmates you love them and would do anything for them, to trying to kill your bandmates coz they piss you off sometimes. 'Gold & Rust' is the dichotomy between the struggle, and the absolute privilege of doing what you love for a living. And thanks for helping us do that!

  • Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.

  • No exchanges or refunds.

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

  • On street parking.

View Event →
Jan
5
8:00 PM20:00

The Hunks of Desire Show: Women’s Little Christmas Celebration

 Tickets are €15

Tickets are €15

The Hunks of Desire Show: Women’s Little Christmas Celebration

A Night of Male Cabaret Full Monty Show

Doors open at 8:00pm, show starts at 9:00pm.

Age Policy:  This event is ages 18+ only, ID required for entry.
Duration: Approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes, including two 20 minute intervals

 

Women's Little Christmas Celebrations

Women's Little Christmas is an Ancient Irish tradition. A Ladies Only celebration, it is still alive and kicking in Munster. This event calls for a night of partying and a few "refreshments". The Ladies can let their hair down and relax after the madness of Christmas period. All that while watching sexy men on stage.

The Hunks of Desire Show

The energy of a Male Stripper Show meets the dancing extravaganza of a Cabaret. Stunning men with bodies sculpted through sweat and tears. The Hunks of Desire are returning to Limerick to honour Women's Little Christmas and the Ladies of Limerick. Watch the Hunks as they transform into brave Firemen, stern NYPD Policemen and “sensitive” Builders.

Add a Full Monty Show as the cherry on the pie.

The Return of the Hunks

The Hunks of Desire are male strippers, seasoned performers and Ladies Nights' connoisseurs. The Hunks of Desire have performed all over Ireland and abroad. With guest appearances in Festivals and on TV Shows they are by far the best Full Monty show in Ireland. Last year the Hunks of Desire filled the Dolan’s Warehouse. Let’s do it again!

Come and see the best Male Strippers in Ireland

Ladies of Limerick, The Hunks invite you to an unforgettable night of dance, music, and naughtiness that will raise the temperature and your heartbeats. We are calling all the Ladies, especially the hardworking girls in the retail and hospitality industry to have a ladies only Christmas Party. Hen nights and Birthday Parties in and around Limerick are also a welcome addition to this traditional Ladies’ Night. 

This sensual Full Monty Show will come alive on the 5th of January 2019, Dolan's Warehouse, Dock Road, Limerick.

Mark the date! It's a date. 

hunks of desire bottom of webpage.png
  •   Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.

  •   No exchanges or refunds.

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

  •   On street parking.

View Event →
Jan
12
7:30 PM19:30

Joanne McNally

 Tickets €13

Tickets €13

Joanne McNally Gleebag

 Ireland's comedy sweetheart (self-titled) will perform in Dolans on the 12th January 2019. Joanne is feeling powerful and she hopes

Vogue Williams & Amy Huberman are sh*tting themselves because she's coming for their emerald crowns and if she can't take them fairly, she will joust them right off their immaculately groomed heads.

  • Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.

  • No exchanges or refunds.

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

  • On street parking

View Event →
Jan
19
7:30 PM19:30

Kevin McGahern

 €12 with BF

€12 with BF

The star of RTE’s Republic of Telly brings his brand new show to a theatre near you. With the Solo Pollo Tour, the silver tongued Cavan native promises a mix of traditional stand up, character based comedy and lovely funny songs. Kevin talks about his first year of marriage, dying with flatmates, avoiding getting shot in America, how to get away with drunk driving and how to survive a terrorist attack.  Known as the host of  Republic of Telly, Kevin McGahern’s America and Sim Card in RTE’s Hardy Bucks, Kevin’s laid-back, straight-faced delivery elevates the absurdity of his subject matter in his own entirely unique way.

As well as being a regular in the top Irish comedy clubs, in particular the Laughter Lounge, he has performed in a number of festivals including the Vodafone Comedy Festival, Galway Comedy Carnival, Body and Soul, Electric Picnic, Forbidden Fruit and at the Edinburgh Fringe.

“Brilliant!” - Hot Press

“Sharply written, brilliantly performed” - Totally Dublin

“Gas Bastard” - The Rubberbandits

“Made me laugh out loud” - Charlie Brooker

  Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.

  •   No exchanges or refunds.

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

  •   On street parking.

View Event →
Jan
19
9:00 PM21:00

Seoda Shows proudly present YORKSTON THORNE KHAN

 Tickets: €15 with BF, on sale this Friday October 5th at 10am

Tickets: €15 with BF, on sale this Friday October 5th at 10am

An experimental collaborative group that includes James Yorkston, one of the most "influential singer/songwriters on the Scottish folk scene”, Jon Thorne, best known as jazz double bass player with electro outfit Lamb, and Suhail Yusuf Khan, award winning sarangi player and classical singer from New Delhi. Yorkston Thorne Khan have released two albums on Domino Records, with Rolling Stone calling 2017’s ‘Neuk Wight Delhi All-Stars’ – ‘a game-changing masterpiece’.

Yorkston Thorne Khan have played GreenMan, Celtic Connections, Field Day, Sea Change, Edinburgh International Festival, BBC6 Music Festival, Edinburgh International Book Festival, Latitude, Glastonbury (televised by the BBC), Pirineos Sur, XXVII International Festival of Sacred Art (Spain), Rudolstadt (Germany), Ireland (Kilkenny Arts Festival, Electric Picnic) and toured in India, Denmark, Ireland and throughout the UK.

Yorkston Thorne Khan began life when Suhail Yusuf Khan met James Yorkston backstage at a small festival show in Edinburgh. They got talking about music and their respective instruments and began jamming together there and then. They enjoyed it so much, they decided to take the backstage spontaneity onto the stage that very evening. Suhail and James became firm friends and after this would hook up for shows whenever Suhail was in the UK. Finally, in 2015, they recorded their debut album ‘Everything Sacred’, with James bringing in his buddy Jon Thorne on double bass. “There’s a power in a trio” says Jon – “You can hear yourself internally, of course, and then there’s an ear each for the other two. Perfect

Yorkston Thorne Khan’s debut album ‘Everything Sacred’ was released in January 2016 on Domino Records and received these mighty-fine reviews:

★★★★★ Record Collector ‘New Album of the Month’ “Throughout, this is the sound of three world class talents raising their respective games, as if trying to keep up with each other, creating something far greater even that the sum of their world-class parts.”

★★★★★ fRoots “Joyous, contemplative, playful, euphoric and bleakly beautiful album”

★★★★★★★★ UNCUT “It isn’t easy to pigeon-hole but it could just be one of the albums of the year”

★★★★ MOJO “Spits in the face of normal genre classifications...Enlightened and challenging, an Incredible String Band for a brave new world”

★★★★ Songlines “50 years ago the Incredible String Band emerged from the Scottish folk scene to create an extraordinary fusion of folk, acoustic pop and world music that was so singular, idiosyncratic and inimitable that the spirit of it’s magical, wide-eyed wonder has never since been matched. Until now perhaps, for this inspired Yorkston Thorne Khan teaming operates within a similarly eclectic and free-wheeling orbit”

★★★★ The Guardian “Bravely original Indian-folk-jazz fusion”

Their second, ‘Neuk Wight Delhi All-Stars’, has been received equally well. Released by Domino on April 7th2017, it represents a confluence of currents, among them the north Indian sarangi; jazz-tinged bass, reminiscent in places of Danny Thompson; acoustic guitar that owes a debt to Elizabeth Cotton, Dick Gaughan and Mississippi John Hurt; and three very different vocalists. The combination is unusual: YTK’s Everything Sacred, released in 2016, may be the only precedent. Yet while, on paper, the constituent elements might seem disparate, the new album is, if anything, even more coherent than its predecessor.

“Agame-changing masterpiece”

●     Rolling Stone

“Not so much fusion as a cross-cultural collision”

●     ★★★★★★★★ UNCUT

●      

●     “Brimming with confidence, ideas and musicianship, these Neuk Wight Delhi All-Stars are a band of brothers at the top of their collective game”

●     ★★★★★ fRoots

“The rivers of musical currents run deep and pure as Scottish and Indian languages, swap sounds of sorrow with universal understanding”

●     ★★★★★ Soundblab

“The fluidity of their interplay has now become almost second nature”

●     Songlines

“The sound they conjure up is Heavenly”

●     ★★★★ MOJO

“Improbable trio work wonders again”

●     ★★★★ The Guardian

View Event →
Jan
25
7:30 PM19:30

Fat Chancers, Bernard o Shea and Karl Spain

 Tickets €24

Tickets €24

FAT CHANCERS

Irish comedy fans can enjoy a double dose of laughs over the coming months with top Irish stand-ups Bernard O’Shea and Karl Spain in their show, Fat Chancers.

Commenting on the tour, Karl Spain said "Don’t expect massive weight loss or body transformations or Bernard being funny”.

Audiences can expect plenty of on-stage banter as Fat Chancers will feature the popular comics share the stage, as well as performing their own stand-up routines.

No stranger to television and radio fans, Bernard is the co-writer and star of RTE2’s Bridget and Eamon with Jennifer Zamparelli and co-host of the RTE 2FM breakfast show, Breakfast Republic, alongside Zamparelli and Keith Walsh. He is a former host of The Republic of Telly and has made regular appearances on The Panel, The Naked Camera, Just for Laughs and The Byrne Ultimatum, amongst other shows. His foray into comedy saw him winning the Harp Newcomer Comedy Award in 2000. Since this time, he has become a regular at the Cat Laughs comedy festival in Kilkenny and the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival. His Edinburgh Fringe debut received five star reviews.

Karl is a well-known name to Irish TV audiences thanks to his television series Karl Spain Wants a Woman, Karl Spain Wants to Rock, and his appearance on Celebrity Operation Transformation. Other television credits include Liffey Laughs, The Late Late Show, The Panel, Tubridy Tonight, The Afternoon Show and The Offside Show. A stand-up comic for 15 years, Karl is a regular performer at Kilkenny Cat Laughs, the Galway Comedy Festival, the Vodafone Comedy Festival, Cork Comedy Fest, Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Montreal Just for Laughs. He has toured extensively abroad, including Australia, the U.S., Middle East and South Africa. In addition to his own stand-up career, Karl was resident writer for Republic of Telly and writes for countless other comedians. With fellow comic Al Porter, he wrote the 2015 pantomime Freezin’: The Story of The Snow Queen  and a short film for Sky 1 as part of the Irish shorts series.

  •   Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.

  •   No exchanges or refunds.

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

  •   On street parking.

View Event →
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.

  • Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.

  • No exchanges or refunds.

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

  • On street parking

View Event →
Feb
1
7:30 PM19:30

Chris Kent (Comedy)

 Tickets €12 - On Sale Friday August 24th

Tickets €12 - On Sale Friday August 24th

Chris Kent - Looking Up

Cork comedian Chris Kent returns with his 6thsolo show Looking Up. Chris has spent the past year balancing comedy with being a stay at home dad and trying to grow a beard. He has also removed the word “mate” from his vocabulary as it takes too much effort to say in an Irish accent.

T.V. appearances include the RTÉ 2 panel show Next Year’s News, The Craig Doyle Show and Conor's Dad in the hit series The Young Offenders. In the UK, he has appeared on Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central for Comedy Central.

On radio he has been a regular panelist for the RTE Radio 1 show The Second Republic and a guest panelist on BBC’s The Blame Game.

In 2010 he was the recipient of the Comedy Smack Down Award at the Galway Comedy festival, and Winner of the Bulmer’s Nuttin’ But Funny Comedy Award 2009. Following on from being listed as “One to Watch” in The Dublin magazine’s “Red Hot and Rising” for 2012, Chris Kent was voted as one of the Top Five Irish Comedians by Hot Press Magazine in 2013. 

 'Among the best acts I’ve seen' ***** The Mirror

 'Fresh and original material, extremely endearing performer' **** Broadway Baby

 'Unequivocally talented raconteur' **** EdFest Magazine

 'Compelling storyteller, truly surprising, beautifully delivered' The Scotsman

 'Carefree comedic bulls-eye' Dubliner Magazine

  • Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.

  • No exchanges or refunds.

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

  • On street parking.

 

View Event →
Feb
16
7:30 PM19:30

Bell X1 : Acoustic-ish with Dowry Strings- SOLD OUT

 Tickets €35 On sale Friday October 12th 10am

Tickets €35 On sale Friday October 12th 10am

We are pleased to announce that  Bell X1 return to Lime Tree Theatre  for a special show at Lime Tree Theatre  on the 16th of February.  The band will be joined by Dowry Strings (Éna Brennan) who will provide string accompaniment. These concerts mark the end of a year of celebrations which saw the band perform five sell-out concerts at Vicar Street in Dublin earlier this year.

The concert at The Lime Tree , will feature a selection of songs from Bell X1’s catalogue. Known for their musical versatility and experimentation, Bell X1’s seven albums have incorporated alternative, indie, hard rock, post-punk, acoustic, lo-fifolk-rock, ballad, pop, synth-popnew wave and electronica.

 “The Bandiversary shows this year have been a real trip, and have re-kindled our love  for songs we haven't properly gotten inside in a long time. And we worked with Éna on a show with strings for the charity Aware earlier in the year, and thought how great it would be to go deeper into the catalogue with the three of us and a quartet” says Paul.

Since the release of their acclaimed 7th studio album Arms, the group have spent time touring in America, Australia & Europe.  They’ve also released new material with their various side projects.  Paul has been working on his first solo LP with Producer Thomas Bartlett, and Dave has been touring and releasing new material with Join Me In the Pines.

Bell X1 are Paul Noonan, Dave Geraghty & Dominic Philips

  •   Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.

  •   No exchanges or refunds.

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

  •   On street parking.

View Event →
Feb
20
8:00 PM20:00

Cory Wong presented by Seoda Shows

 Tickets on sale at 10am Friday, September 21st, €20

Tickets on sale at 10am Friday, September 21st, €20

Cory Wong had two weeks to live. Or maybe he was fine. The doctors honestly weren’t sure why his right arm kept going numb in the aftermath of the concussive head injury he’d suffered, but following a month-and-a-half of visits and tests and second opinions, their best guess was that he had a blood clot with the potential to reach his brain at any moment. If that happened, death would be nearly instantaneous.

 “‘No way I’m having a blood clot,’” the Vulfpeck guitarist remembers saying to his 16-year-old self. “I’d worked way too hard to get my license and hang out with my friends that summer, and nothing was going to get me down. I decided that if the worst might happen, all I could do was spend my remaining days doing what made me happy and spreading as much joy as I could in the world.”

Wong survived, of course, and while his symptoms eventually faded away, the relentlessly defiant brand of optimism he cultivated that summer never did. In fact, nearly two decades later, it forms the bedrock of his ecstatic new album, ‘The Optimist.’ Recorded in spontaneous sessions with a series of all-star lineups, the collection showcases both Wong’s prodigious instrumental virtuosity and his broad emotional reach. The songs are profoundly funky, infectiously joyful, and as playful as they are peerless. Paired with his quirky music videos, the tracks feel retro and futuristic all at once. At a time of bitter political strife and deep cultural divisions, Wong has crafted something truly unifying: an album that delights in the pleasures of human connection and revels in the limitless possibility of artistic collaboration.

Hailed as a “multifaceted” artist by NPR and “the most famous Minnesota musician you’ve probably never heard of” by The Current, Wong’s most recognized for his guitar work with Midwestern funk heroes Vulfpeck these days, but the Minneapolis wunderkind actually got his start playing four strings rather than six.

“When I was a kid, I got a white fender jazz bass and I freaked out,” remembers Wong. “I had the most intense goose bumps. It felt liked I’d been given my sword and my journey could finally begin.”

In the years that followed, Wong would go on to graduate from music school and establish himself as a uniquely prolific guitarist, composer, producer, and sideman. He found work behind the scenes on shows like NBC’s ‘The Voice,’ toured extensively with chart-topping singer/songwriter Ben Rector, and played alongside everyone from Gene Simmons, Questlove, and The Blind Boys of Alabama to Blake Shelton and Bootsy Collins. At home in Minneapolis, he began jamming with Prince’s rhythm section in weekly sessions that attracted A-list players from around the world (Prince himself could often be found in the audience or onstage, and special guests ranging from John Mayer to Jimmy Vaughan might turn up on any given night). It was at one of these infamous jam sessions that Wong first met the members of Vulfpeck, and it wasn’t long before he was in the studio and on the road with the group full time. Wong’s guitar contributions made such an impact that the band even named the final track of their acclaimed 2016 album ‘The Beautiful Game’ for him.

 

As much as Wong loved backing up other artists, he decided to step into spotlight on his own for the first time in 2017, releasing a self-titled debut album that introduced the world to his quirky blend of high-octane musicianship and lo-fi visuals. The Current praised his “colorful, 90’s-infused aesthetic,” while The Irish Times described the music as “impeccable,” likening it to “the Swampers, Sly Stone, Weather Report and maybe a touch of the Ozark Mountain Daredevils.” Wong’s never been one to rest on his laurels, though, and the dust hadn’t even settled on his debut before the wheels had already begun turning on his sophomore effort.

“I got a call one day from Ricky Peterson, who’s played organ with David Sanborn and George Benson,” says Wong. “He was coming to town, so I told him I had some tunes I was working on and we should get together and record them the following week. The only problem was I didn’t actually have any songs and I didn’t have a session booked.”

Ever the optimist, Wong willed it all into existence in just six days, penning a batch of brand new tracks and wrangling his longtime mentors from Prince’s band, drummer Michael Bland and bassist Sonny Thompson, to form a rhythm section. After the success of the initial session, Wong put together another day of recording in Minneapolis with an entirely new group, and then captured a third session in Nashville with the Ben Rector Band backing him up. All the while, Wong was sending the tracks off to collaborators near and far, including German star Marti Fischer (who recorded from Berlin), British singer KATIS (who recorded from London), and local legends The Hornheads.

“The Hornheads are best known as Prince’s horn section,” explains Wong, “and their leader, Michael Nelson, did most of the horn arrangements for Prince. The guys are all 20-30 years older than us, but we fit right in as friends because they love seeing young musicians with such passion. Michael told me that after Prince died, it was really fun for him to find a new artist to work with on stuff like this, and it’s been a great community-building thing. We even have a musicians’ racquetball club together now.”

Exhilarating album opener “Jax” finds The Hornheads in peak form, complementing Wong’s smooth-as-butter groove with punchy fills and breaks, while the soaring “’91 Maxima” pairs them with folk elder statesman Joe Savage, who gets trippy with his jaw harp and pedal steel. Though much of the album is instrumental, guest singers are peppered throughout the collection, bringing additional emotional depth to Wong’s acrobatic compositions. The elastic “Light As Anything” features soulful vocals from Ripe frontman Robbie Wulfsohn, while Vulfpeck singer Antwaun Stanley lends his considerable pipes to the aptly named “Jumbotron Hype Song,” and KATIS adds a charming breeziness to the bouncing “Juke On Jelly.”

As he did with his debut, Wong filmed each of the sessions and captured his remote collaborators recording in front of green screens so that he could dub them in to a series of accompanying music videos. Deliberately campy, the videos play out like old public access television shows captured on VHS tape, the kind of intentionally dated programming that would fit right in with the current lineup of Adult Swim. In addition to being wildly entertaining, the videos allow for Wong to make his concerts true multimedia events, with the green screen footage of his guest vocalists and collaborators projected onscreen to accompany the live band.

“My stage persona is Andy Kaufman meets Tony Robbins,” laughs Wong. “I want people to leave my show saying, ‘Wow, I cant believe how funky and amazing that was, but also my stomach hurts from laughing so hard and now I feel the most motivated I’ve ever been in my entire life.’”

It’s a lofty goal, no doubt, but as his new album proves, you’d better not underestimate Cory Wong. After all, when you’re an optimist, anything’s possible.

  Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.

  •   No exchanges or refunds.

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

  •   On street parking.

View Event →
Feb
22
7:30 PM19:30

Alison Spittle

 Tickets €13

Tickets €13

Alison has appeared on television a few times, enough times for her mam to tell strangers that she works for RTE (she doesn’t), not enough times for her to get a free drink. She has appeared on Republic of Telly and RTE’s New Comedy Awards.

She was a team captain on a panel show for RTE 2 called Choose or Lose. A TV presenter for RTE’s coverage of Electric Picnic in 2015. A talking head on the year that’s in it. She has a new chat show called the Alison Spittle show with guests such as Tara Flynn, Aidan Power and Kevin McGahern.
She performed at the Vodafone Comedy Festival in the Iveagh Gardens and performed her show Alison Spittle Needs an Agent to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and the Dublin Fringe.

Her new show Alison Spittle discovers Hawaii had a full sell out run at First Fortnight and was nominated for two awards, Little gem award for best show under an hour and the first fortnight award for destigmatizing mental health.

She’s a regular columnist for headstuff.org and UCD university observer. Her article caused a kerfuffle, so much so she trended on Twitter in Ireland and appeared on Joe Duffy’s Liveline, guess which one impressed her mum?

View Event →
Mar
1
8:00 PM20:00

Freya Ridings

 Tickets €18 (+Booking Fee) on sale Friday October 19th 9am

Tickets €18 (+Booking Fee) on sale Friday October 19th 9am

“This singer brings classical precision and raw emotion to celestial pop” – GQ

“An extraordinary talent” – Sunday Times Culture

“Her soulful voice, reminiscent of Florence Welch with the emotional poignancy of Laura Marling” -

As Freya Ridings prepares to embark on her sold-out headline tour next week, kicking off at o2

It’s been an incredible year for the North London, 23-year old, who is fast becoming the most hotly tipped artist for 2019, since her single ‘Lost Without You’ hit Number 9 in the Official Chart. A hymn to lost love and regret, the single has now had over 50 million streams, it’s been added to BBC Radio

1 playlist, played by Capital FM, Heart, Smooth FM and Bauer network and she’s the No.1 artist in the Independent singles and Shazam chart. The last time a female artist hit the Top 10 with a song 100% written by themselves was in 2012 with a re-charting of Kate Bush’s ‘Running Up That Hill’.

Freya’s rising success is testament to an artist that has been touring relentlessly over the past couple of years, selling out venues in the US and UK, playing festivals, constantly writing and releasing music for her fans through Good Soldier. ‘Lost Without You’, alongside other stand-out tracks ‘Ultraviolet’, ‘Blackout’ and her spine-tingling cover of the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s ‘Maps’ has now catapulted Freya’s monthly listeners on Spotify to over 2 million. Plus, Freya’s live album ‘Live at Omeara’ released earlier this year has now been the #1 Alternative album on iTunes for 3 consecutive weeks.

  •   Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.

  •   No exchanges or refunds.

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

  •   On street parking.

View Event →
Mar
8
7:30 PM19:30

David O'Doherty

 Tickets €20

Tickets €20

David O’Doherty: YOU HAVE TO LAUGH

Unhook your mindbras. David O’Doherty is back in Dolans with a brand-new show made up of talking and songs played on a crappy keyboard from 1986.

As seen on BBC2’s Live At The Apollo and Channel 4’s 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown.

  •  Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.

  •  No exchanges or refunds.

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

  •  On street parking

View Event →
Mar
9
7:30 PM19:30

David O'Doherty

  Tickets €20

Tickets €20

David O’Doherty: YOU HAVE TO LAUGH

Unhook your mindbras. David O’Doherty is back in Dolans with a brand-new show made up of talking and songs played on a crappy keyboard from 1986.

As seen on BBC2’s Live At The Apollo and Channel 4’s 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown.

  •  Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.

  •  No exchanges or refunds.

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

  •  On street parking

View Event →
Mar
12
7:30 PM19:30

P.O.D and Alien Ant Farm Plus Special Guests 68

Tickets €33 (+ booking fee) - On sale October 12th 9am

Bad Rep and Dolans  presents

P.O.D. and Alien Ant Farm will be hitting the road together for a February/March 2019 tour – along with special guests ’68.

Sonny Sandoval of P.O.D. says of this upcoming Full Circle tour: “We haven’t been able to tour Europe and the UK as much as we’d like so this tour with our friends Alien Ant Farm and 68 is very special to us and long overdue. We plan on destroying these shows so don’t miss it.

“We are touring and making music because it still means something to the people that are coming out to see us, and people that are still listening to our music,” he continues. “We’re humbled, we’re grateful, and we’re thankful for people that still enjoy what we’re doing.”

View Event →
Mar
30
8:00 PM20:00

Shannon Gospel Choir SGC ¦ TEN

SGC ¦ TEN               Celebrate 10 Years of SGC - Gig & After Party

SGC have been on some journey. And they want to celebrate it by singing some of their favorite songs over the years.....and having a bit of a party afterwards.

Their first appearance in Dolans was in 2009, guesting with Paddy Casey & they have gone on to perform all around Ireland and have appeared several times on national television and radio. They have also shared the stage with the likes of the Harlem Gospel Choir, Dublin Gospel Choir, Declan O Rourke, Mundy, Paul Brady and Rebecca Storm and several more times with Paddy (featuring on his latest album) accompanying him in performances on The Late Late Show, Vicar Street and in front of 80,000 in Croke Park in 2013 for the All Ireland Hurling Final. Up Clare!

Performing at the Opening Ceremony of the Special Olympics was a highlight as was joining STORMZY at his first ever headline show at Longitude 2017, singing 'Blinded By Your Grace'.

  •   Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.

  •   No exchanges or refunds.

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

  •   On street parking.

View Event →
Apr
8
8:00 PM20:00

The Black Dahlia Murder presented by Bad Reputation

Tickets €18 ( + booking fee) Tuesday 20th November 9am

Bad Reputation presents Detroit's own The Black Dahlia Murder as part of their 2019 European Tour.  Melodic Death Metal at its finest.

  •   Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.

  •   No exchanges or refunds.

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

  •   On street parking.

View Event →
Apr
12
8:00 PM20:00

The Seattle Grunge Experience

 Tickets  € 12 in advance/  € 14 on the door

Tickets 12 in advance/ 14 on the door

The Seattle Grunge Experience are the ultimate live tribute to the Grunge scene of the 90s, performing the music Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden and more. 

Over 2 hours of all killer no filler Grunge tunes guaranteed at every show! 

The 90s was a great time for music with so many creative, innovative bands breaking out from under the mainstream radar – seemingly most of them from the Pacific Northwest and conquering the world through MTV - 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.

  •  Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.

  •  No exchanges or refunds.

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

  •  On street parking

View Event →
Apr
20
7:30 PM19:30

Finbar Furey

 Tickets €32

Tickets €32

Multi-instrumentalist, composer, songwriter, storyteller and actor Finbar Furey has announced a brand new 9 date Irish tour, that will see the iconic musician visit Belfast, Dublin, Wexford, Galway Killarney, Limerick Castlebar and Cork, with tickets going on sale on Friday 24th November at 9am

The Irish folk legend, who has left his mark on the music of Ireland for more than four decades as the lead singer and uilleann pipes player for the Fureys,  has always been at the forefront of musical change. His long career has also included film & TV appearances, including a singing role in the 2002 Martin Scorsese film ‘Gangs of New York’ as well as the award-winning 2016 film ‘The Wild Goose Lodge’, for which he wrote and played the music. 

After thirty years touring the world with his brothers, introducing new audiences to the band’s music, Finbar embarked on a solo career to pursue a new life as a singer, writer and producer.

 

To coincide with his tour, Finbar’s latest album 'Paddy Dear', which topped the Irish Charts in 2017, will now be released in the UK with 2 new songs and a bonus Live DVD of Finbar performing at Vicar Street in Dublin. This new CD/DVD release newly titled ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’ will be released on March 30th 2018 by BMG and distributed in Ireland by Universal records

Fans can expect to be treated to Finbar’s rare talents as he brings pure Irish music and humour to the stage. At the age of 71, this supreme musician is not for slowing down – on the upcoming tour Finbar commented: “Too late to stop now!”

The line-up for the tour will be Finbar Furey (Vocals, 5-string Banjo, Guitar, Whistle, Uileann pipes), Peter Eades (Piano, Electric Guitar, Strings, Cuatro, Backing Vocals) and Paul O’Driscoll (Double Bass, Backing Vocals).

  • Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.

  • No exchanges or refunds.

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

  • On street parking

View Event →