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Oct
24
8:00 PM20:00

Sean O Meara

Tickets €10 - (strictly over 18's)

Tickets €10 - (strictly over 18's)

Seán O'Meara // @bonomeara is a singer/songwriter and guitarist from Limerick, Ireland. Seán has been a multi-genre touring musician and recording artist for the last 7 years. His background is rooted in rock, pop and traditional Irish music. Since winning the All-Ireland Fleadh in 2012, Seán has toured all over the world playing guitar and singing with various bands and shows including opening for many acts including David Gray, Cory Wong and Hermitage Green. Seán has honed his culmination of musical experience and knowledge into his life-long passion; pop music. Seán currently tours with the olllam and Boxing Banjo while he continues to write and produce his own material. Seán has been writing and producing songs for the last number of years and has released three singles in 2019; Blew My Cover in April, Lost in July and Talkin’ Bout Love Again in September. His sound is an original, quality production with shades of of a Ben Howard, Dermot Kennedy and Mark Knopfler in the mix.

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Oct
24
8:00 PM20:00

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble proudly presented by Seoda Shows

Tickets are 19 plus booking~strictly over 18’s

Tickets are 19 plus booking~strictly over 18’s

Hypnotic (also known as HBE, or Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, or The Bros) is an eight-piece, Chicago-based brass ensemble consisting of eight sons of the jazz trumpeter Phil Cohran. With only horns and a drum set, "Hypnotic" has traveled the world. Their musical style ranges from hip-hop to jazz to funk and rock, including calypso and gypsie music. They call their eclectic blend of sound "now music", or "Hypnotic". Reared in the teachings of music since they were children, they grew up on the stage playing as the "Phil Cohran Youth Ensemble".
The brothers were raised in a house where music was a constant element of the household. Phil Cohran's "Circle of Sound" held rehearsals in the living room and put on live shows in the adjacent loft/theatre called the "Sun Ark". The brothers were obligated to wake at 6am and play their horns before and after school. As adolescents, they played around Chicago as the "Phil Cohran Youth Ensemble", performing for the likes of Harold Washington, Nelson Mandela, and other prominent figures of the day.

As the brothers grew into high school, many of them set their horns aside for a while. Enduring the deaths of close friends and family, including brother Anthony Neal, close friend Robert Lock (for whom they later wrote a song entitled "Flipside"), and Level Todd (for whom their song "Todd" was written), they decided to pick their horns back up. In 1999, the brothers took to the subways of Chicago and presented their music. Shortly after, they formed a full fledged, 8-piece brass ensemble and by 2004 recorded their first project "Flipside".
They have performed with Mos Def, Aquilla Sadalla, Phil Cohran, The Recipe, Nomadic Massive, Tony Allen, Wu Tang Clan, De La Soul, Prince, Femi Kuti, Gorillaz, B52's and at the North Sea Jazz Festival. They have recorded with names ranging from Erykah Badu to Ghostface Killah of the Wu Tang Clan to BK-One to Childish Gambino to Maxwell. They supported Blur for their Hyde Park reunion concerts on 2–3 July 2009. They are also collaborators on a number of tracks from the third Gorillaz studio album, Plastic Beach. Their hit song "War" was featured in the box office smash The Hunger Games as the theme song for Caesar Flickerman. They collaborated on tracks with the group Rocket Juice & the Moon, a project featuring Damon Albarn (Blur, Gorillaz) on vocals/guitar/keyboard, Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers) on bass, and legendary Afrobeat drummer Tony Allen (Fela Kuti and many others) on the group's self-titled debut album.

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Oct
25
9:30 PM21:30

King Kong company - SOLD OUT

Tickets  € 22 - On Sale Fridau June 28th at 9am (strictly over 18's)

Tickets 22 - On Sale Fridau June 28th at 9am (strictly over 18's)

KKC AUTUMN TOUR 2019

 

There are three moments that summed up King Kong Company in 2018; taking 13,000 people on a hedonistic Friday night ride at EP, an explosive performance at a sold out Olympia in October and then seeing all of the hard work rewarded with the Best Irish Act award at the Pure M Awards in November. 

 The band are currently mid way through festival season with a Body & Soul appearance that literally had the ground shaking! Over the next couple of months they’re at Kaelidescope, Old Fort Quarter, All Together Now and Nozstock & Boomtown in the UK. Then they kick off a 9 date Irish tour with two dates in Dublin then onto Wexford (Oct 24th), Limerick (Oct 25th), Cork Opera House (Sun Oct 27th), Galway (Nov 2nd), Drogheda (Nov 9th), Warrenpoint (Nov 16th) and Sligo on (Oct 22nd). Tickets on sale this Friday June 28th.

www.kingkongcompany.com - Best Irish Act 2018, Pure M Awards

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Oct
25
to 26 Oct

The Stray Saints

FREE ADMISSION - All Welcome

FREE ADMISSION - All Welcome

The Stray Saints are a cover band that will tickle the inner ear of any audience, taking them on a musical journey of love, of life, of good times, of bad times, of righteousness and of course... of Neil Diamond. Musicians include rhythm guitar, vocals, lead guitar, bass guitar, percussion.

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Oct
27
12:30 PM12:30

Siege Of Limerick - Samhain 2019 - 27th October 2019

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Doors:12.30pm - 3 Stages - 1 Day - Free Admission* +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ *R.O.A.R

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Doors:12.30pm - 3 Stages - 1 Day - Free Admission*
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*R.O.A.R

Bad Reputation IRL presents:

Siege of Limerick - Samhain 2019
Bank Holiday Sunday 27th October 2019
Dolans Pub, Limerick, Ireland

Announcement 1:
Tribulation (Official) (HEADLINER, SWE- Irish Exclusive)
VIRCOLAC
Coltsblood (ENG- Irish Exclusive)
Coscradh
Incessant
Stonecarver
Gealach

Announcement 2
Dictated (NL)
Everest Queen (ENG)
zhOra
TrenchKnife
Aponym
Words That Burn
Archaós

Announcement 3
Ilenkus
Shardborne
Electricals
Bisect
Okus
Nømadus
Minus Ten Thousand Hours
Organ Blender

Announcement 4
WE COME IN PIECES
Ritual King
a-tota-so
Stone Sea
Psykosis Thrash Metal
Arjuna's Eye
SABATTA
Rouen IRE
Rosco's Riot

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Oct
27
7:30 PM19:30

Reginald D Hunter

Tickets €28 doors 7.30pm/8pm start

Tickets €28 doors 7.30pm/8pm start

REGINALD D HUNTER

FACING THE BEAST and Niggas!

 Irish Tour 2019  

“REGINALD D HUNTER JOINS THE TOP RANK OF STAND-UP COMEDIANS WORKING TODAY…A COMEDIAN GOING FOR BROKE, FLYING IN THE FACE OF RECEIVED OPINION IN A WAY THAT IS SIMPLY EXHILARATING……THIS IS COMEDY OF A RARE SCOPE” ★★★★★ Times

Reginald D Hunter returns to Ireland in 2019 with his highly anticipated brand new show. After twenty years of gifted storytelling and effortless dark humour, Facing the Beast showcases Reginald at his controversial and hilarious best.

His searingly honest material has garnered him a popular fan base that spans the generations. He is currently touring the UK and will soon be making his way to Ireland. Reginald is one of the few performers to have been nominated for the highly coveted Perrier Award at the Edinburgh Fringe in three consecutive years.

“HE HAS THE AUDIENCE IN THE PALM OF HIS HAND” ★★★★▪Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

His appearances on television have included Have I Got News For You, 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, QI and the hugely popular BBC2 series Reginald D Hunter’s Songs Of The South and its equally successful follow up Reginald D Hunter’s Songs Of The Border, both of which documented the growth of American popular song. . He has appeared in Argumental for Dave Channel and Would I Lie To You and Live At The Apollo for BBC1.

“STAND-UP COMEDY’S COOLEST CUSTOMER” Telegraph

Reginald has lived in the UK for two decades and in that time he has become best-known for his distinctive take on subjects including race and sexuality. His work can be brutally honest and is often considered to be controversial but it is always meticulously thought out and he has never been afraid to face challenging issues head on, even when the focus is on his own principles or beliefs.

He is animated… as he burns brightly through ideas’ The Times ****

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Nov
1
7:00 PM19:00

Sinead O Connor- SOLD OUT

Tickets SOLD OUT (strictly over 18's)

Tickets SOLD OUT (strictly over 18's)

Having left the stage four years ago on a journey of self renewal, after something of a re-birth following her spiritual conversion Sinead O’Connor returns to the stage and importantly, to the heartlands of Ireland this Autumn to begin what promises to be an exciting musical year ahead.

 Upon announcement of her Galway, Cork and Dublin shows on the 16th of August, so passionate and enthusiastic was the reaction to her return that tickets we sold out within an hour. Following her appearance on The Late Late Show on the 6th of September demand to see Sinead O’Connor live became overwhelming and it’s with great pleasure we can announce new dates added to her Autumn Irish Tour: namely the Big Top in Limerick on November 1st. We would advise that anyone seeking tickets for these newly announced shows purchases on day of release to avoid disappointment.

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Nov
1
8:00 PM20:00

Breathe - The Pink Floyd Experience

Tickets are €18 plus booking fee-strictly over 18’s

Tickets are €18 plus booking fee-strictly over 18’s

This brand new show is a career spanning celebration of Pink Floyd’s incredible back catalogue, featuring fan favourites from 1967’s debut Piper at the Gates of Dawn right up to 1994's The Division Bell. Classic Pink Floyd tracks like Arnold Layne, One of these Days, Hey You, The Happiest Days of Our Lives, Another Brick In The Wall pt2, Have A Cigar, Wish You Were Here, Time, Learning to Fly, High Hopes, The Great Gig In The Sky, Money, Comfortably Numb, Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Run Like Hell and many more.

Accompanied by stunning lighting and visuals “Echoes – The Best of Pink Floyd LIVE” is a real Pink Floyd Experience, a psychedelic rock trip not to be missed.

Breathe – The Pink Floyd Experience is Ireland’s premier Pink Floyd show, formed in 2015 it features the very best of Ireland’s session musicians, its members have previously played with an array of the country’s top talent including; Sinead O’Connor, Westlife, Sharon Shannon, Mary Black, Shane McGowan, Imelda May, The Commitments, Donovan, Clannad, Gavin Friday, Jack L, Brian Kennedy, Rebecca Storm, The Irish Tenors, The RTE Concert Orchestra, Brian Downey and Eric Bell (Thin Lizzy).

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Nov
2
8:00 PM20:00

Lloyd Cole - Sold Out

Tickets €23 plus booking fees - (strictly over 18's)

Tickets €23 plus booking fees - (strictly over 18's)

Some albums coalesce around a title. Lloyd Cole’s new album is one such record. Guesswork mirrors the uncertainty of the world as you enter your third act. Guesswork is consistent with a record whose protagonists seem reluctant to venture confidently beyond the moment. In terms of minutes, it’s his longest, but in terms of songs, it’s shorter than any of his previous eleven solo albums (fourteen if you count those he made with The Commotions). Guesswork is also his shortest in terms of total words sung. This might come as a surprise to those who primarily remember Lloyd for the precocious literary pop dispatches of 1984’s Rattlesnakes, the debut album which earned him an unlikely place alongside Wham! and Duran Duran in the following year’s Smash Hits/Panini sticker book. However, for other onlookers who have followed his progress in the interim – taking in the muscular urban art-rock of his solo debut X (1990), the delicate digital folk of Music In A Foreign Language (2004) and a succession of electronic albums culminating in 2015’s 1D – that may be less so.

Mostly constructed in his Massachusetts attic space, Lloyd’s first “songs” album since 2013’s universally acclaimed Standards sees him finally create a (mostly) electronic setting for his voice. “For a while,” he says, “it wasn’t clear if the project would ever come to fruition. I’ve always listened to electronic music, ever since hearing albums like [Iggy Pop’s] The Idiot and [David Bowie’s] Low. There’s a simplicity to those records – even the gentle songs are very brutally projected. As I’ve got older, I’ve become more attracted to lyrics that suit that delivery. Ageing is brutal and lends itself to a less ornamented way of writing.”

Once Lloyd had formulated a sonic picture of the record he wanted to make, the arrival of each new song gradually brought that picture into focus. Although autobiographical interpretations of his songs have always been discouraged, The Over Under might resonate with “empty nesters” casting their gaze around four walls that might once have paid host to the laughter of children. It’s an unflinching slow-reveal establishing shot: a sparse study of a life released from the tension but also the structure of duty. Much of what follows seems to hang weightlessly in the vacuum vacated by the “certainty” of youth (one of two nods here to Robert Palmer’s Johnny & Mary, the other being the rhythm of Violins). This is a place far beyond romantic idealism. This is a place where lovers ponder their options, turn to each other and float the notion that they “could pool together/And be half right all of the time.” A place where, on The Loudness Wars, partners seek to hammer out an accord between their failings and their feelings: “Yeah, I’m a cold fish/Nobody’s choice dish/And you’re on fire.”

At times, the experience of listening to Guesswork is akin to sitting in a sleek, state-of-the-art departure lounge, unsure of quite where you’re waiting to go. It’s a feeling that finds its purest expression amid the pensive stabs and brittle snare cracks that measure out The Afterlife’s hungover existential audit and Remains the latter one of two songs on the record co-written by Lloyd’s old Commotions colleague Blair Cowan. Over a synergy of rapt synths and exquisite saxophone, the song finds Lloyd riding the seemingly sudden realisation that “we’re nothing to no-one” – a rueful inversion of the sentiments parlayed on 1990’s Don’t Look Back (“When you’re nothing to no one/And you’re less than you can…”) “When I was 27,” notes Lloyd, “The concept of the washed up older guy seemed very entertaining.”

And now? And now, he says, “I’m starting to think that old age could be a lot more fun than middle age. Because really what have we got to lose?” Certainly those sentiments are borne out by some of the brighter, poppier arrangements on Guesswork. With its neon Oberheim twinkle pushed to the fore, the unguarded intimacies of Moments & Whatnot seem to locate a blissful equidistant point between The Man Machine-vintage Kraftwerk and Robyn. Float that comparison past Lloyd Cole, and he’s anything but perturbed. “That’s great. Robyn has made probably my favourite music of the last fifteen years. I think she’s a genius; she’s almost the Prince of her generation.” Further ramping up the melodic quotient is an sublime slice of mid-life synth-pop which answers to the name of Violins. Were it not for the unmistakeable voice that hits the ground running with the lines, “The missile leaves the car/Flies through the window pane”, you might be forgiven for thinking you’d taken a left turn into the new Pet Shop Boys album. “Well, one of the glorious things about pop is that you have this wonderful uplifting art form which can actually deal with some fairly challenging issues and sometimes can do so quite elegantly. That’s what my favourite pop stars do.”

On the face of it, you might be forgiven for thinking that Guesswork finds Lloyd a universe away from the literate lyrical character studies scattered across his early records. The word count may have diminished, but you can attribute that to the authorial confidence that comes with the passing of time. Indeed, nestled among the still, sundazed ruminations that dominate Guesswork, is one of Lloyd’s most compelling narratives. When I Came Down From The Mountain sees its protagonist abandoning his home in the hope that he might finally cast off the weight of his sins. “How am I going to live down here?” he intones over a chorus urgently abetted by guitar work from the other ex-Commotion on the record, Neil Clark (who will also be accompanying Lloyd on his upcoming live shows).

Completing the rollcall of long-trusted associates on this record, alongside Neil and Blair, are New York drummer, programmer and producer Fred Maher who first worked with Lloyd on X, and executive producer Chris Hughes, whose association with Lloyd stretches back to the final Commotions album Mainstream on which he worked in an “informal” capacity. For Lloyd, the involvement of Chris Hughes provided some much-needed perspective in moments which saw him uncertain whether he had jettisoned too much of what was recognisably Lloyd.

“When I was making the record I felt like I was stretching myself artistically, perhaps even to breaking point, and Chris just laughed. ‘No-one else could have made this record,’ he said, ‘It’s soaked in Lloyd-ness’ You realise over time that however much you second-guess yourself or try and pull yourself in whatever direction, it’s still you. If you have a voice, you can’t un-voice yourself.”

 

Guesswork is released on July 26th 2019 by Ear Music Gmbh

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Nov
2
9:00 PM21:00

Stomptown Brass

Tickets €11 in advance/€12.50 on door (Strictly over 18's)

Tickets €11 in advance/€12.50 on door (Strictly over 18's)

8-piece Urban Street Funk band STOMPTOWN BRASS have announced a return to the stage this Autumn, bringing their brand new ‘Fight Tour’ show to Dublin, Cork, Waterford, Kilkenny and Limerick! Catch them live at:

What sets STOMPTOWN BRASS apart from any other act in Ireland is the originality of their sound, combined with the unmistakable energy of brass.

Since their inception in late 2015, Stomptown Brass have shocked, delighted, and entertained audiences across Ireland and abroad. Through numerous festival appearances and themed shows, they have built and maintained their status as one of the country’s most unique and dynamic ensemble acts. Blending the sounds of funk and blues with a raucous cacophony of powerful driving rhythm, the impressive band line-up of two Drummers, two Trombones, two Trumpets, one Saxophone and a big dirty Tuba are known to put on a serious show!

Off the back of their debut EP “Locomotive” and their single “I Got a Plan”, the band have performed numerous times at Electric Picnic, Longitude, Kaleidoscope, Sea Sessions, Indiependence and Another Love Story, along with sell-out headline shows at Pepper Canister Church, The Chocolate Factory, The Sugar Club, Cyprus Avenue and Dolan’s among others.

More recently, Stomptown surprised audiences with a unique theatrical collaboration – ‘Requiem For the Truth’ – alongside Collapsing Horse Theatre Company, taking on the audacious task of holding a New Orleans Jazz Funeral, for the truth.

Breaking new ground, the band sold out back-to-back shows at Dublin Fringe 2017, Norway Fringe 2018, Cork Jazz Festival 2018, Waterford Imagine Arts Festival 2018, and returned for two self-produced shows at Pepper Canister Church in Dublin.

This Autumn, Stomptown Brass are back on tour with a fresh sound, a tighter lineup, and a brand new set of cinematic brass-centric tunes, along with some surprises and party favourites to shake your bum to!

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Nov
3
8:00 PM20:00

TROPICAL F*CK STORM

Tickets €15 - (strictly over 18's)

Tickets €15 - (strictly over 18's)

TROPICAL F*CK STORM came looming onto the scene in 2018 with their intense and perfect debut album, 'A Laughing Death In Meatspace'. The album is Gareth Liddiard at his most fierce as a songwriter, holding nothing back, which keeps in line with the uncontrollable noise-rock from the band. TFS deliver a fraught vision of algorithmic apocalypse.

Live, Tropical F*ck Storm are a force of nature, conjuring chaos at every blistering performance, with zero shits to give for corporate music hegemony. "Kneel down by the advertising, don’t you make a single false move" calls out the female chorus of Fiona Kitschin and Erica Dunn echoing the dismay of our time as we bear witness to the sinister seductions which social media surveillance has entangled us.

'A Laughing Death in Meatspace' doesn’t show us the way out of this situation, but it howls along with us as we peer into the maelstrom ahead.

TFS are heading back to Europe in November with their mind-melting new album 'Braindrops'(out August 23).

"Fans of Shit-boring, macho, square music beware. These Aussies are here to freak up your Saturday Night."
Q Magazine


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Nov
6
8:00 PM20:00

Shunya

Tickets €11. - Strictly over 18's

Tickets €11. - Strictly over 18's

Limerick born multi - instrumentalist, producer and string enthusiast, Shunya aka Alan Keary will embark on a solo Autumn tour this year. On top of being a studio engineer and arranger for producer Mike Bennett (The Fall, Ian Brown, Emerson Lake and Palmer) and collaborating with the likes of Intastella, Craig Gannon (The Smiths) and Nick McCabe (The Verve), Keary has been carving a name for himself under Shunya as a growing influence in the underground jazz / electronic scene in Manchester.

Alan is also son of Limerick guitar legend and producer Dave Keary (Van Morrison) which started his obsession with playing and producing music. “I was really lucky to have access to my Dad’s studio from a very young age, he taught me how to produce bands, record and mix records. Having this space also allowed me to experiment in my own way as a teenager using computers and toys to give rise to songs and grooves”

Shunya’s sound is an amalgamation of influences, ranging from his early musical background of classical violin to the sounds of Manchester's electronic music scene which compliment his highly accomplished abilities as a jazz bassist. With influences referencing artists such as Flying Lotus,
Bjork and Thom Yorke.


Shunya's single Wonder N Wane (feat Hayley Pip Williams) was picked up by Huw Stephens (BBC Radio 1) and BBC radio Manchester. Ilovemanchester also ranked Shunya in their “top 5 local bands making it big in Manchester”. Keary's recent single 'The Clay & The Sculpture' saw praise from Tom Robinson of BBC Radio 6 and was also remixed by Hunrosa of The Cinematic Orchestra. His 2016 collaboration with DJ Yoda's & Breakfast of Champions live band gained Shunya a notable reputation as a collaborator. With co-writing on tracks such as "Pebble Beach" going on to be play listed by BBC 6Music amongst many others. Other notable collaborations include Werkha, (Tru Thoughts, Brownswood Bubblers) & Josephine Oniyama (Rubyworks) , lending arrangement and performance of strings & bass.

Live performances display varying arrangements ranging from a 5 piece band to solo. Keary features as violinist, bassist and vocalist whilst also delivering the texture and backbone using drum machines, effects and samples through Ableton.

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Nov
6
8:00 PM20:00

Four Men and a Dog

Tickets €25 - (strictly over 18's)

Tickets €25 - (strictly over 18's)

Four Men and a Dog captures the world’s attention through their living performances through out the years. can you imagine this traditional Irish band performing again? The spirit of this band does not go out and leave. There must probably the reasons why this band rings a bell to you. Well, this band produced songs that people can never forget. Why should you follow this band? Catch these men, Cathal Hayden, Donal Murphy, Kevin Doherty, ad Gino Lupari.

The song “Maybe Tonight” is absolutely the perfect sound of the band. The songs brings out an intense feeling of emotion and response. This must be the reason why people see the band as active. The musicians with all their fiddle and guitars produced contemporary sound. The traditional music must be from the western origin.

The band uphold its sound by producing the “Touch Me If You Dare”. This is truly incredible for its high-class style, by simply playing on bass, guitar and drums. “Baby Loves to Boogie” is another song of grace and have a melodious voice. This rocks the stage of silence. They might have demonstrated the moment of jumping for joy.

The most comfortable reason why people follow this band is the fact that they have that kind of reputation owing to traditional rhythms that give human the hallucinogens for music.

This is why its nice for this people to maintain their dignity as amazing musicians. These men tickle the ears of the fans in time their songs are heard. Many will be stunned by the souvenir these men had given to their masters.

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Nov
7
9:00 AM09:00

ALWAYS DIFFERENT, ALWAYS THE SAME: A SYMPOSIUM ON THE FALL

Fall Symposium November 7th 2019

ALWAYS DIFFERENT, ALWAYS THE SAME:  A SYMPOSIUM ON THE FALL

Organised by the Popular Music and Popular Culture Research Cluster at University of Limerick:

TIER ONE: Symposium Attendance Only (including gig by Imperial Wax) Ticket €20.

This daylong event will celebrate the extensive contribution made by The Fall to Indie Music.

Taking place between 9am and 5pm, at Upstairs in Dolans, it will feature papers, performance and public interviews.

The Symposium Attendance Ticket includes access to the gig by IMPERIAL WAX at the Kasbah Club, later that evening.

TIER TWO: Symposium Registration Ticket (including conference materials; all teas/coffees; lunch; Symposium Dinner and access to the Imperial Wax gig at Kasbah Club, Dolans) €100

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Nov
7
8:00 PM20:00

IMPERIAL WAX proudly presented by Seoda Shows

Tickets €14 - Strictly over 18’s

Tickets €14 - Strictly over 18’s

IMPERIAL WAX are the longest serving and last line up of legendary Manchester band The Fall. The 11 year veterans Keiron Melling, Dave Spurr and Pete Greenway have teamed up with frontman Sam Curran and have already recorded forthcoming album "Gastwerk Saboteurs" scheduled for release in May 2019. The album was produced by Mat Arnold (Noisettes, The Coral, Peter Gabriel, The Fall) Ex in-house engineer at Real World Studios.

Mastered by award winning mastering engineer Andy Pearce who has remastered works for (Elvis Presley, Motörhead, Black Sabbath, Frank Sinatra, Lou Reed, Bo Diddley, X-Ray Specs, The Kinks)

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Nov
8
7:30 PM19:30

Enya Martins Giz a laugh , Would ya be able

Tickets €20 - On sale Friday August 30th 9am (strictly over 18's)

Tickets €20 - On sale Friday August 30th 9am (strictly over 18's)

Facebook Comedy Queen , Giz a Laugh,s Enya Martin brings her brand new stand up comedy show to Limerick .

Dolans venue will host this madcap night of stand up comedy with Enya, as she reviews some of the crazy trials and tribulations of her madcap life.

Giz a Laugh, her Facebook page has almost 300,000 followers who are regularly treated to her hilarious comedy videos. Enya has successfully made the transition from online  comedy videos to the live stage. She has performed in all major comedy venues and festivals throughout Ireland.

Her brand new show "Would Ya Be Able ? " is a guaranteed laugh a minute .So go on, treat yourself to a great night out ...

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Nov
8
8:00 PM20:00

Rory and the Island

€9 with BF-strictly over 18’s

€9 with BF-strictly over 18’s

Rory is a Donegal singer-songwriter and former co-owner of The Island Bar in Lanzarote.

Rory has had 10 top 40 songs in the irish iTunes rock charts, with "Jimmy's Winning Matches" breaking through to the actual overall Irish top 10 in Oct 2012.

Rory was the bass player and lead vocalist with Irish Indie/Pop/Punk group 'The Revs' from 2000 to 2007.

In his time with The Revs they released numerous hit radio singles and 3 Albums; Sonictonic in 2002 (no. 5 Irish Charts), Suck in 2003 (no. 3 Irish Charts) and The Revs in 2005 (no. 26 Irish Charts).

They played the Oxegen (Irelands biggest annual music festival) Main Stage 4 times, Slane Castle, toured the USA, Australia (where they had a top 30 hit with "Death of a DJ") the UK and Europe and supported the Kaiser Chiefs, Foo fighters, Muse and many others.

The band picked up 2 meteors, hotpress and BBC awards, a single of the month with Kerrang!, MTV2 coverage and an average of 300 gigs/public apperances per year... it all flew at a rapid pace.

However in late 2006 it all came to an end as the public interest in the band had died, they found themselves victims of trying to sprint the marathon, releasing music too hastily, rather exhausted and not paying attention to the basics.

In 2008, Rory released his official solo debut album "God Bless the big bang".

It received a positive reaction with Hotpress magazine declaring it "a Triumphant return" giving it 4 out of 5 stars, it also recieved album of the week from Today FM, The Sunday World and BBC Ulster. Rory released 2 singles from the Album and did 2 short tours of Ireland. However Rory had since become resident musician in Charlies Bar Lanzarote and found it pointless to go and play in front of 50 people in small venues around Ireland losing all his money on Petrol and Hotels when there were already 150 Irish people coming into Charlies bar in Lanzarote every night of the week!

In 2010 Rory recorded some new original material with legendary Irish trad player Sharon Shannon (also a reworking of the pogues classic "Fiesta" with Shane McGowan), out of these sessions Rory had recorded a comedy demo song called "Ryanair Blues", it was leaked to Irish Radio and became a surprise online hit.

Rory then started releasing his new material under the name "RORY AND THE ISLAND" as it was a disaster using his birthname Rory Gallagher as many people would show up expecting a tribute to the Cork/ Donegal Blues Legend!

In May 2011, RORY AND THE ISLAND went in at number 8 in the iTunes Irish Alternative Charts and stayed in the charts for 3 weeks with the debut single "Colours".

In late July 2011 RORY AND THE ISLAND went into number 19 in the Irish Rock charts with the single "Champagne Lifestyle on Coca Cola wages"

In Sep 2011 RORY AND THE ISLAND reached number 15 in the Irish iTunes chart with "The Battle to Stay Positive".

In March 2012 RORY & THE ISLAND reached number 7 in the Irish iTunes charts with the double A-side single "Jimmy Selling Watches / Overground Artist".

In April 2012 RORY & THE ISLAND shot straight in at number 5 in the Irish iTunes Rock Charts with the "Boys in Green" anthem for the Irish soccer team for the Euro 2012 competition.

The track was a spur of the moment bit of fun performed with Sharon Shannon a few months earlier and was released for the "Myasthenia Gravis Charity" backed by Irish Football Legend Ronnie Whelan.

In June 2012 after staying in the iTunes charts for 2 months "Boys in Green 2012" was independently voted the best Eire song for Euro 2012 on www.RTE.ie

Rory and the Island then toured the UK and the USA in the winter of 2012 to promote the new album "Auntie Depressant and Uncle Hope".

Rory and the Island scored a top ten hit in Ireland in Sept 2012 with "Jimmy's Winning Matches" another spur of the moment song sang and recorded on playa chica beach in Lanzarote with Jimmy from Senegal.

In many different formats it has almost 2 million views on You Tube and Vevo. (Jan 2013) At one point in Sept on iTunes the "studio" version was at No.1 and the beach "demo" was at No. 2 in the charts, a first for iTunes in Ireland.

Rory and his wife Cara opened 'The Island' live music bar in Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote on March 9th, 2013. And it wasn't just Rory's music that had done well in the charts. In June 2013 "The Island - Live music bar" was named number 1 bar in Lanzarote by tripadvisor.co.uk

In August 2013 Rory and the island released "Dingo Rush" a 7 track EP on iTunes

The Island Bar recieved 5 star travellers guide award from TRIP ADVISOR in Jan 2014

"Week of Alcohol" reached number 1 in Eire and UK iTunes indie charts in May 2014, Coinciding with a sell out show in the Workmans Club in Dublin. Over 330 tickets sold out in 4 days on ticket master website, raising a few eyebrows considering not 1 poster was put up for the gig! .

"Sometimes you shouldnt follow your heart" reached No. 14 in the iTunes rock charts in late May 2014.

"Belfast" went to number 1 in iTunes easy listen charts in June 2014.

Rory wrote the music for Irish Boxer Jason Quigley's debut pro fight in Las Vegas, "Make Way for the Fighting Irish" in July 2014, it went to number 1 in iTunes Irish world music chart. Quigley now uses this as his Arena entrance theme song.

In Oct 2014 Rory played a sold ut show to 550 people in the Opium rooms (The Village) in Dublin City, After this show Rory is booked to play "The Academy" venue in Dublin which holds 1000 people, this gig is set for April 4th 2015 to coincide with a brand new single.

The single "Peace and Love and Ringo Starr" reached number 4 in irish iTunes in May 2015.

Rory and his wife Cara opened a second bar in Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote, called "Gallagher's Beachview Sportsbar" in August 2015.

The latest Album of Rory and the island: "Watching the Sun Going Down" was released on June 10th , 2016.

The Island Bar in Lanzarote closed it's doors on the 30th September 2018 as Rory and Cara headed back to Ireland.

Rory is now gigging around the U.K, Ireland and Germany with the excellent Sean Magee and other talented guest musicians

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Nov
8
8:00 PM20:00

Thanks Brother

Tickets €15 - On Sale Now - (strictly over 18's)

Tickets €15 - On Sale Now - (strictly over 18's)

Grit-pop duo Thanks Brother release their first single of 2019, ‘We Caught It’, on Friday 18th January. This is the second single from the pair, following 2018’s ‘We Are Different’ which saw the band playlisted on national radio and perform live on The Late Late Show and The Today Show and followed on with sold out shows in Dublin and Paris. ‘We Caught It’ is a slice of anthemic pop, describing magic moments of lost inhibitions. Co-produced and mixed by Grammy Award winner Ruadhri Cushnan (Mumford & Sons, Ed Sheeran) the songs crisp production highlights O’s powerful vocals, evoking shades of Florence and The Machine and HAIM.

Thanks Brother is comprised of Róisín O, who has enjoyed great success as a solo act since her debut album ‘The Secret Life of Blue’, and John Broe, formerly the writer and singer with Irish band Miracle Bell. They began writing songs together in 2014, originally for a Róisín O solo album, however realising that there was an undeniable creative chemistry when writing, they embarked on the collaborative project Thanks Brother at the beginning of 2018.

The band’s unusual name comes from a chance encounter that took place at a concert in Ireland, where the duo met one of their screen heroes, actor Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones, Three Billboards), whose brief response to a gushing Broe's praise was simply, ‘Thanks Brother’.

Thanks Brother have also written songs that have been used for television series and advertising campaigns as well as co-writing for other artists. The pair recently co-wrote singles with Irish band The Coronas, including ‘Real Feel’, the first U.S. single from their chart-topping Trust the Wire album.  

‘We Caught It’ is the first of four single releases this year culminating in an EP this winter. The video for the song is shot by the duo on their iPhones when they were crashing a Christmas party in December. Róisín explains, ‘It was a spur of the moment decision to film it while we were at The Google Christmas Party in the RDS... which we weren't really supposed to be at… but it all sort of fit in with the imagery of the song: doing shit you're not supposed to when you're drunk.’

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Nov
9
7:30 PM19:30

Fred Cooke

Tickets €15 - Strictly Over 18’s

Tickets €15 - Strictly Over 18’s

Fred Cooke: Fred Space.

Fred Cooke is leaving his twinkle toes behind him from “Dancing with the Stars” and taken to the road for his new comical tour of musical madness. 

Becoming “Irish Comedian of the Year 2018” (Tatler Magazine), he has supported Irish Comedy Legend Tommy Tiernan on his Nationwide Tour. 

Cooke’s guitar plucking panache enables him to paint comical situations before delivering unexpected killer-punch lines that leave his audience “elevated to hilarity”.   The Scotsman.

His new Nationwide Tour “Fred Space” has brought Cooke to a whole new level of Comical Mayhem placing him in the “Premier league of Irish funnymen.” HOT PRESS

Sit back and enjoy a performer with enough “energy to power a small village in the west of Kerry” THE LAUGHTER LOUNGE.

ChortlePriceless

Short ComVery impressive performer.

Tommy TiernanI love Fred. He has the spirit of the Clown in him. 

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Nov
9
9:00 PM21:00

Whenyoung proudly presented by Seoda Shows

Tickets on sale Friday at 10am. €14 plus BF-strictly over 18’s

Tickets on sale Friday at 10am. €14 plus BF-strictly over 18’s

Whenyoung aren't trying to fit in. They've never fitted in. With each other, however, their individual lifelong quests for acceptance are met. They found each other in a pub in their teens; the only pub where they belonged. They've flocked together since. More of that in a bit. As Whenyoung gather themselves after a fruitful first visit to SXSW ahead of the release of their formidable debut album – 'Reasons To Dream' – there's a quiet assuredness to them. In LA they present themselves as a motley crew, like all great indie bands. The trio are a scramble of striking haircuts, statement shirts, dirty leather, earrings and regrettable tattoos. Singer/bassist Aoife Power, guitarist Niall Burns and drummer Andrew “Drew” Flood have their own idiosyncrasies, but together they become an unshakeable force, completing each other's thoughts, and protecting the magic at the heart of their bond like three walls of a securely stacked triangle.

If the moreish nature of their recent single 'Never Let Go' has been refusing to leave your brain, rest assured that within their debut lies plenty more from where that came from. The confidence possessed by these songs sounds easy, but it's a result of a lifetime of toil and dedication. The threesome are not new to this and don't shy away from the time they've spent studying their craft, harnessing their dynamic and navigating the business. Whenyoung is a band born from the ashes of a previous iteration – Sisters. In the fresh start of this name and this time, however, the stars are aligning far more than they have previously.

Wind back to the mid 2000s and Limerick, Ireland. There were three displaced teenagers yet to find their tribe. Costello's Tavern was their oasis, their gateway; a pub with a jukebox that brought them together when they were too young to drink legally. “Me and my friend Sinead had gone with my sister and got in with their group of friends who were over-age,” recalls Power. “They had blue WKD and we'd never had it before – what the hell is that blue drink?” Crucially the music they were playing was what Power was listening to: The Strokes, The Pixies, bands. She met Burns shortly after. “I said, 'There's this place that plays all these cool bands…'” Burns was equally transformed. “It blew my mind there was a place we could go,” he recalls. “They played The Smiths! That was a dream for me. We started going religiously to talk ideas and art.” Flood smiles, “We quickly took over the place.” One time they painted the walls black. “For us that felt like our version of what punks in New York were doing in the 1970s,” says Power laughing.

Particularly for Burns, he found kindred souls after a youth marked by outsiderdom. Even the fact he wore skinny jeans and had subversive hair was cause for others' aggression towards him. “When you're so young you feel alone, like nobody in school understands you. I found people that understood me.” For Power she found young lads she could trust. “You were the first boys I wasn't scared of,” she says. “Softer boys!”Power grew up playing music. Her father performed traditional Irish songs, she learned classical violin, moved onto guitar, and soon stopped aping Joni Mitchell. Burns was the black sheep, crushing his parents' dreams of being a sporting hero. “I discovered The Strokes. It changed everything,” he says. Flood was plodded in front of a piano as a kid but didn't take to it. At 14, he got into drums after saving up for a kit. With everyone around him being fanatical about rap, he whiled away hours rummaging in HMV, and pouring over the NME. Of the three of them, it's Burns' musical religion that has driven them through their darkest, most uncertain times. He lives, breathes and dies punk. “It wasn't even a dream to play music,” he says. “It was just something I had to do. It was always music music music. Still is.”

Power and Flood followed Burns' lead. They all agreed they had to move somewhere bigger than Limerick. Burns fled to Dublin to study, then to London soon after. He wanted to get lost in the anonymity of it all. There was a safety in being able to be a nobody, felt freer just to be and challenging the stereotype without any restrictions. Burns was the first to drop out of his course.“I worked jobs and watched Jeremy Kyle on the dole,” he says. “I wasn’t initially as brave as Niall,” says Flood. He eventually also quit once Burns and Power, having completed her course, were in London. The three of them spent a summer in the big smoke between college years, and started playing together. There was no going back.

Their early gigs were a necessary learning curve. “Oh god,” says Flood. “We had…” says Power, struggling. “Charm!” completes Burns. They were scruffy, grunge-y, lo-fi, distorted. But the core of the songs were there. They combed through their early demos while putting the album together to make sure they weren't leaving any gems. “We realised that they sound like shit but the songs are decent,” says Flood. “And nothing's changed!” jokes Burns. During a period of “renaissance” for the band they renamed themselves Whenyoung. Their naivety in the industry during Sisters had gotten the best of them. “We needed to refresh not for anyone else but ourselves.” It taught them the power of saying no, and has made them more prepared for their big break now. “We have a vision and it's the three of us,” explains Burns. “We really believe.”

Over the past year, the band settled in an East London studiowith producer Alan O'Connell [The Big Pink, Klaxons]. Following their 2018 EP, they mined the ideas they've written over three years. It wasn't easy, but none of the great debuts are. The songs each have specific narratives. Take 'Future', which was written in the aftermath of their friend's suicide a few years ago. “We wrote it to make sense of it,” says Power. Similarly, 'The Others' was a reactive song trying to piece together an impossible tragedy. Power wrote it after seeing Grenfell Tower fall with her own eyes. “That's how the others died,” she noted in her iPhone. The song is about the victims, who will be forgotten by society – and for what? “I could see the smoke and the fire engines. I was stuck in that area just looking at it, crying. It's a song with no answers because something like this will probably happen again.”

Another standout is 'Blow Up The World' – an anti-war song, inspired by a passage in a Simone De Beauvoir text. “It's about how futile war is. Even if we blow up everything the world will still keep turning,” says Power “it’s an anti war song and a love song narrative.” The band don't ignore the fact that there are flashes of Irish bands in their sound. Especially in the way Power sings, like she's got something stuck in her teeth. There's a lineage from Dolores O'Riordan of The Cranberries or Kirsty MacColl of the Pogues to her. “It could be from jigs, reels and hornpipes. But it's not conscious,” she says of her inspirations. Burns rebelled against the Pogues until he discovered it sounded like The Clash. “It's the storytelling that's made me get into it,” he says. Flood notes that the most vital thing is their desire to buck current trend, or simply ignore it. They don't feel part of a band scene, despite admiring the work of Shame and Goat Girl, etc. “We're not trying to sound like a modern vocal or pop sound,” he says. Lyrically there's an Irish sensibility they can't hide from. “There's always a sadness in the Irish,” says Power. “But pushing through with positivity, saying 'you're grand'… the struggle is in our songs.”

On being in New York recently, Burns exclaims: “We're obsessed with New York, its history, and we walked into this pub and went: Oh my god! This is where Dylan Thomas used to hang out!” While visiting LA their plan was to scope out all the spots where their forebears lived, and meet their respective demise. The band are respectful of their history, obsessionally respectful. “When we were flying into LA I felt emotional,” says Power. They even made a Spotify playlist of LA songs to soundtrack their first moment here as a band: all Van Halen and 'California' by Phantom Planet. They laugh.

With their debut, Whenyoung have plenty dreams, but they're not the ones you might expect. “The title is more about finding reasons to keep going in your life, for acceptance and happiness,” says Power. Indeed in 'Something Sweet' the album ends on a note of warmth and love. It's what they've found in each other, and in that connection they hope others will multiply. If Whenyoung can create a space for other misfits to find their soulmates, that's more than they can dream for. 

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Nov
14
7:30 PM19:30

Foy Vance

Tickets  € 25 (strictly over 18's)

Tickets 25 (strictly over 18's)

The award-winning Northern Irish singer-songwriter will release two unique new albums this year, ‘From Muscle Shoals’ and ‘To Memphis’.

Seeking inspiration for his fourth album, the follow-up to 2016’s acclaimed ‘The Wild Swan’, Vance was digging out old demos when he came across a handful of songs he had labelled ‘Soul’ and ‘Americana’.

This discovery became the catalyst for the two new albums, with the ‘Soul’ songs providing the genesis of ‘From Muscle Shoals’ - recorded at the legendary FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama - and the ‘Americana’ songs forming the basis of ‘To Memphis’, recorded at the equally storied Sam Phillips Recordings Studios in Memphis.  The two albums are intended to be companion pieces and pay homage to the deeply rooted traditions that influenced Vance’s approach to songwriting.

‘From Muscle Shoals’ was co-produced by Vance with Ben Tanner (Alabama Shakes, John Paul White, Nicole Atkins) and features two of the original ‘Swampers’, the Muscle Shoals house band that played on so many iconic hits of the 60s & 70s, Spooner Oldham (keys) and David Hood (bass). It will be released 28th June on Ed Sheeran's Gingerbread Man Records.

Vance felt that to emulate the sound of old school southern soul, he had to go to the source. He said of recording the album: "That room at FAME housed some of the hardest working musicians and artists known to man. Rick Hall (El Presidente) along with a group of musicians called the Swampers and a sterling cast of soul legends like Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, Wilson Picket, Percy Sledge, Etta James and The Staples Singers to casually name a few. Something in the rawness of this music really affected me from a young age and I had always considered making a record in this vein, so when I saw this collection of songs I knew immediately where I needed to go to document them. I suppose that is really what this project is. Documenting songs that would otherwise go unheard.”

‘To Memphis’, the companion album to ‘From Muscle Shoals’ will follow in September. Vance explained: “I have always been such a massive fan of American Folk Music in all its many forms. There is a certain candidness to it.”

There will be new studio album from Vance in 2020, a more traditional follow-up to ‘The Wild Swan’. Keith Urban recently covered the track ‘Burden’ from ‘The Wild Swan’ at the Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards in Las Vegas, where he won Entertainer Of The Year. ‘The Wild Swan’ also contains the Radio 2 playlisted singles ‘Coco’, ‘Upbeat Feelgood’, and ‘Noam Chomsky Is A Soft Revolution’. Vance’s previous album, ‘Joy Of Nothing’, won the inaugural Northern Ireland Music Prize for best album’ in 2013.

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Nov
15
8:00 PM20:00

The Slow Readers Club proudly presented by Seoda Shows

Tickets €16 plus b/f - Strictly Over 18’s

Tickets €16 plus b/f - Strictly Over 18’s

The Slow Readers Club ended 2018 with Sold Out shows at 02 Apollo Manchester, London Scala and Glasgow School of Art.

It was the end of a stellar year for the band which included a top 20 album, festival appearances at Kendal Calling, Liverpool Sound City, Beautiful Days, Head for the Hills (Headline), Neighbourhood Festival, Reeperbahn Festival (Germany), Kaltern Pop Festival (Italy), Haldern Pop (Germany). The band also flew out to China to play two shows in (Beijing / Hangzhou).

All four singles from 'Build A Tower' featured on BBC 6Music, Radio X, XS Manchester and BBC Introducing in Manchester. The band also recorded a live session for John Kennedy (Radio X) in July 2018.

In 2019 the band head out on a 32 date spring tour, their first as full time musicians.

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Nov
16
8:00 PM20:00

Damien Dempsey- SOLD OUT

Tickets €29 - (strictly over 18's)

Tickets €29 - (strictly over 18's)

Damien Dempsey’s importance as a singer and songwriter of great passion, conviction and beauty has never been more prominent. He achieves a feeling at his concerts that other artists can only dream of. Damien’s connection with his audience is so palpable the most cynical of souls cannot help but be moved by the experience. He is that rare gem of an artist, an ex boxer – with the soul of a poet, whose heroes and influences are as diverse as Christy Moore, Shane McGowan, Luke Kelly and Bob Marley. Damien has released eight albums to date but it is his connection to the human condition that sets him apart from most of us.

His most recent album UNION celebrates collaborations, showcasing new songs and re-imagined Damo classics, featuring 14 tracks: Singing Bird (with Finbar Furey), Soulsun (with John Grant), Apple of my Eye (with Wildwood Kin), It’s Important (with Dan Sultan), A Child Is An Open Book (with Kate Tempest), Gaelic Ireland (with Pauline Scanlon), You’re Like The Water (with Maverick Sabre), The Keepers Of The Flame (with Lisa O’Neill), Celtic Tiger (with Sinead  O’Connor), Kevin Barry (with Seamus Begley), Big Big Love (with Imelda May), Human (with Paul Alwright), Maasai (with Moya Brennan) and A Rainy Night In Soho (with The Dubliners). 

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Nov
16
8:00 PM20:00

Jimmy's Cousin

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Tickets on sale from Eventbrite

Jimmy’s Cousin is an Irish recording artist , his debut album is available on:

Apple Music https://music.apple. com/ie/album/waxwings/1444083395

Spotify Waxwings By Jimmy's Cousin

You can follow Jimmy’s Cousin on FacebookInstagram, and Youtube.

The Album was produced by Dave Keary, Music Director and guitarist with Van Morrison, Gregory Porter, Bobby Womack and many more. Musicians on the album include Irish stalwarts such as Paul Moore, James Delaney, Karl Geraghty, Michael Buckley etc.

His first two singles, ‘I Do’ and ‘Astor and 8th’ are on the RTE playlist and he has received a significant amount of airplay across the UK. He has been featured on BBC Radio in Ulster playing live on the John Toal Show and also on the Steve Yabsley Show on BBC Radio Bristol. He has completed 13 regional radio interviews and sessions across the UK.

Here in Ireland he has been hugely supported by RTE, Marty Whelan has played the album extensively on his show on Lyric and was kind enough to bring him in for an in-depth interview recently. Cathal Murray has also featured him heavily on his show.

As you’ll hear from the music there is a strong Jazz influence to many of the songs and the recording process saw him work with members of the Halle Orchestra in the UK to record strings and brass on 6 of the songs.

The brass and string arrangements were written by two Irish musicians, Alan Keary, and Michael Buckley.

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Nov
20
8:00 PM20:00

Wallis Bird proudly presented by Seoda Shows

Tickets €25 plus booking fee.- (strictly over 18's)

Tickets €25 plus booking fee.- (strictly over 18's)

“The sheer visceral energy of Wallis Bird could kick-start an entire economy.”

●      The Irish Times

 “A tsunami of emotion… magnificent ”

●      MOJO

 “The intensity of Wallis Bird’s live sound will pin you to the wall.”

●      Sydney Morning Herald, Australia

 “Discovery of the year..Wallis Bird at Woodford folk festival f***king destroying it..“

●      Amanda Palmer, Artist

 Acclaimed Irish artist Wallis Bird is back. The string-shredding singer-songwriter - once described by the Irish Times as having enough energy on stage to be able to “kickstart an entire economy” – has announced over 40 live dates and will be touring across Europe in celebration of her new album. “I’m calling it the New Moon Tour because of its symbolism; transition, femininity, the passing of time and new beginnings; the dark side of light. All of this amounts to how I feel at this point in my life. This is my new moon”.

 The new record - which will be her sixth studio album – will be out in autumn 2019. Folked-up and infused with brute soul, the album is heavy in beats and bass. “It’s built on a quite different tonal and chordal structure than usual”, says Wallis, “and I’ve tried to flood it with love, questions and understanding. I’m trying to make sense of the socio-political new world that we’re living in, and finding a way to heal myself”.

 Wallis’ career has drawn respect from critics and audiences alike. She’s played hundreds of headline shows over the past decade or so all over the world. She’s a two-time Meteor Award winner (national Irish music prize), a two-time Irish Choice Prize nominee, and a nominee for Artist of the Year at the American-based Folk Alliance International Awards 2019. Well known for her energetic performances, she has an unusual ability to bind audiences with her musical spells; inciting the crowds to join in rousing sing-a-longs as she shares her happiest emotions, or observe pin-drop silences as she expresses her deepest hurts. A Wallis Bird concert is unlike any other, and festival performances or support shows in front of brand new audiences always result in a slew of new fans.

 While Wallis has frequently toured with a band, she’s one of those rare artists whose stage presence - and jaw-dropping musical prowess - can fill huge rooms and venues on their own. With this in mind, and the heightened intensity that a solo performance brings to audiences, the 2019 New Moon Tour will be completely solo. “As much as I adore playing with a band,” says Wallis, “I've decided to finally plant a flag in the ground, go completely solo and highlight what I'm best at. I'm in my element when I can fill the stage and bring the audience together. I love it and I love working hard at it! I can’t wait to share new anthems and songs, and of course reminisce over the golden-oldies. I cannot wait!”

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Nov
21
8:00 PM20:00

Toucan

Tickets €17 - Strictly Over 18’s

Tickets €17 - Strictly Over 18’s

TOUCAN are the explosive ten-piece funk-pop ensemble blasting out a blend of feel-good, heavy-on-the-brass, contagiously funky soul and pop music.
With irresistible guitar licks, dazzling brass hooks, a tightly knit rhythm section and a silky-smooth vocal blend, the band serve up quite a sound.
After releasing their debut single, We Fell for Miles and their debut EP, they've racked up over half a million Spotify streams, with huge listenership in the UK, the US and Australia.

 

“Brightest sound coming out of Ireland in a long, long time. It’s pleasant, it’s powerful and it’s genuine. Absolutely brilliant stuff” — Shea Byrne, RTÉ Radio 1

“A hugely promising debut” — JOE.ie

“Full of catchy choruses and expertly-crafted instrumentation. . . TOUCAN provides the perfect soundtrack to close the summer.” — Extra.ie

“Expect to see them everywhere ” — REMY

“The perfect blend of soulful funk-pop. The band are a strong contender in an era where George Ezra and Rag’n’Bone Man reign supreme” — Hot Press

“A truly refreshing taste of music the likes that haven’t been seen by an Irish artist/band since Hozier released his debut album”— Cathal Doherty, ILL

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Nov
22
7:30 PM19:30

The Total Stone Roses

Tickets  € 22.49 (strictly over 18's)

Tickets 22.49 (strictly over 18's)

In 1989, The Stone Roses released their seminal debut album ‘The Stone Roses’. In 2019, The Total Stone Roses (UKs no1 Stone Roses tribute) from Manchester celebrate the 30th anniversary of that release by performing the entire album live at Dolans Kasbah, Limerick on Friday 22nd of November 2019 plus a second set of B-sides and other hits.

If you love I Am The Resurrection, Made Of Stone, Fools Gold, Waterfall, She Bangs The Drums and many more then do not miss this exclusive opportunity to hear your favourite album played in full!

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Nov
22
8:00 PM20:00

The Riptide Movement

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Tickets €20 - Strictly Over 18’s

THE RIPTIDE MOVEMENT RETURN WITH HIGHLY ANTICIPATED NEW SINGLE & EXTENSIVE NATIONWIDE TOUR ANNOUNCEMENT.

“Something Special” Out 9 August 2019

Dublin four-piece The Riptide Movement are back with the release of their eagerly anticipated

new single “Something Special” on August 9 2019.

Having released ‘I’ll Be There’ to rave reviews in May accompanied by an equally impressive 2D live action, animated music video, made by BAFTA award winning Jam Media, ‘Something Special’ is the 2nd single to be released from the band’s upcoming EP, the song is exactly what the title suggests, it’s an uplifting, energising, guitar driven anthem with a massive chorus, it’s a huge sound from an even bigger band. Co-produced in Attica Studios with the legendary Tommy McLoughlin (Villagers, SOAK) “Something Special” is an absolute banger of a tune.

To celebrate the release, the band have just announced an extensive Irish Tour, aptly called ‘The Something Special Tour’. Tickets go on sale this Friday 2 August 2019.

 With four studio albums to their name - most notably The RTÉ Choice Music Prize nominated, Gold selling, Number 1 Album “Getting Through” - Dublin four piece The Riptide Movement are renowned for their phenomenal live shows and soaring, guitar driven, energetic tracks. Having toured extensively throughout the world on the back of critically-acclaimed releases “All Works Out", “You & I” “Elephant in the Room” “Changeling” and latest release “I’ll Be There” the Dublin four piece have also released an environmentally conscious web series called “Plastic Oceans’ in association with Clean Coasts. In the midst of a busy summer of festival appearances, “The Riptide Movement” will release their eagerly anticipated EP in September followed by the UK and European Leg of “The Something Special Tour” in October 2019.

 “Something Special” the brand new single from The Riptide Movement, is available on all streaming platforms and digital formats from 9 August 2019.

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Nov
23
8:00 PM20:00

John Mayall - SOLD OUT

Tickets €46 - Dtrictly over 18’s

Tickets €46 - Dtrictly over 18’s

Tickets are Standing Only

For over 50 years, John Mayall has served as a pioneer of blues music, rightly earning him the title, "The Godfather of British Blues". In 2013, John signed with producer Eric Corne's label, Forty Below Records, and has since been experiencing a true artistic and career renaissance, including a Blues Hall of Fame induction in 2015.

 

On February 22nd Forty Below Records will release Nobody Told Me, the new studio album from The Godfather of British Blues, John Mayall.

As with his last handful of albums, Mayall again shares production duties with Forty Below Founder Eric Corne who also handles engineering and mixing duties. 

The album boasts an impressive and diverse list of guest guitarists, all personal favorites of Mayall’s including Todd Rundgren, Little Steven Van Zandt of The E Street Band, Alex Lifeson from Rush, Joe Bonamassa, Larry McCray and Carolyn Wonderland who will be joining the band on tour. Also, on hand are Mayall’s dynamic Chicago rhythm section of Greg Rzab on bass guitar and Jay Davenport on drums, along with Billy Watts (Lucinda Williams) on rhythm guitar and Mayall’s regular horn section, moonlighting from their day job in The Late Show with Conan O’Brien’s house band. 

The album was recorded at The Foo Fighters’ Studio 606 on the same legendary Sound City Neve console his one-time protégés from Fleetwood Mac used to record parts of the best-selling Rumors album. 

“This project has been a true labor of love for me and I can’t wait for people to hear the fireworks that took place,” beams Mayall. Nobody Told Me is an apt title for the blues icon who suffered a recent unexpected health scare shortly after recording the album. But, the seemingly ageless road dog, who famously takes no days off and carries his own gear on tour, has been given a clean bill of health and plans to return to his usual grueling touring schedule to support the release. 

Mayall’s last release, 2018’s Three for the Road, features cuts drawn from two exuberant concerts recorded live in Germany in 2017. "Sounding like a man half his age, Three for the Road is a heady cocktail of originals and ‘favorites’.” - Goldmine Magazine. The title is a nod to the trio format featured on Mayall’s 2017 world tour, which includes long time bassist Greg Rzab and drummer Jay Davenport.

In 2016 Mayall released Talk About That,which featured Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Joe Walsh on two tracks. People Magazine called the album “A master class

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Nov
29
8:30 PM20:30

Third Island 'Unspeakable' Album Launch Party

Tickets €7 - (strictly over 18's

Tickets €7 - (strictly over 18's

Bad Reputation IRL presents:

Third Island
'Unspeakable' Album Launch
With special guests:
Coroza
Slung From A Tree
& Skellig
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29/11/19
Kasbah Social Club,
Dolans,
Limerick
Doors: 8pm - Adm: €7
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The second full length by Third Island, Unspeakable is themed around a selection of short stories by H.P. Lovecraft, with each song lyrically following a different story. Musically more organic than previous releases - being written and recorded with a live focus - it uses the doomy post-metal of earlier material as a template and explores more stripped back and melodic passages on top, taking a more refined approach to the style without compensating their usual oppressive heft.
Available on CD and Download 29th November 2019. Preview tracks and launch show details coming soon.

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Nov
29
9:00 PM21:00

George Michael Tribute

Tickets €20 - (strictly over 18's)

Tickets €20 - (strictly over 18's)

George Michael & WHAM!
George Michael Tribute Artist
Featuring James Bermingham

  • After two sell out shows in Dolans and across the country, George Michael & WHAM! are hitting the road again for a Christmas Special

    Join George Michael & WHAM! for a 2 hour set and sing along to some of your favorite tracks such as "Faith", "I'm Your Man", "Wake Me up Before You Go-Go" to name a few.

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Nov
29
9:00 PM21:00

Soda Blonde Proudly Presented by Seoda Shows

Tickets on sale Friday September 20th at 9am~€18 plus BF~strictly over 18’s

Tickets on sale Friday September 20th at 9am~€18 plus BF~strictly over 18’s

Soda Blonde is the new alt-pop musical venture of Dublin artists Faye O’Rourke, Adam O’Regan, Donagh Seaver O’Leary and Dylan Lynch. Emerging from the ashes of internationally acclaimed Little Green Cars. The band have quickly built up a loyal fanbase who embrace the new sound, seamlessly weaving together influences from Fleetwood Mac, Little Dragon and Kate Bush. The result – enticing and dreamy alt-pop.

The new collection of songs were written by lead singer Faye O’Rourke throughout her early 20s, where she honed in on her unique lyrical style of gritty kitchen-sink realism, evoking the tragic beauty of Karen Carpenter and the pop sensibilities of Annie Lennox. Throughout their repertoire, O’Rourke’s powerful and hauntingly unique vocal marries hard-hitting, atmospheric grooves to birth a new wave of pop that is both emotionally provoking and deeply satisfying.

The band hit the ground running with the release of debut single ‘Swimming Through The Night’ - an ambitious track which establishes their authority within the genre and marks a promising future. The single is not only a triumphant anthem, it also showcases the stunning artistic talent of the collective who self-produced all aspects of their work including visual concepts.

Guitarist Adam O’Regan directed the video for the track, explains: “‘Swimming Through The Night’ was filmed over the course of three nights. We had no budget, but through the immense talent, effort and love of some close friends we’ve created a video that we are very proud to share with you. We were inspired by the works of Jean Cocteau, Hayao Miyazaki and Stanley Kubrick in finding the story’s visual language. We invite you, the viewer, to draw your own interpretation of its meaning.”

The Irish quartet have carved a distinct identity for themselves without compromising the musical integrity and charm that saw their previous project skyrocket to success. With a colleciton of brand new music waiting in the proverbial wings and an array of live shows expected throughout 2019 and 2020, the future looks bright for Soda Blonde.

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Nov
30
8:00 PM20:00

The Blizzards

Tickets €20 - On sale Friday August 30th 9am (strictly over 18's)

Tickets €20 - On sale Friday August 30th 9am (strictly over 18's)

Exciting Triple Announcement

NEW ALBUM ‘The Last Great Algorithm’ Released 15 October 2019

NEW FILM ‘The Blizzards: Behind The Music’ Dublin Premiere, 20 Sept

UK & IRELAND TOUR - Tickets On Sale This Friday

Multi-award winning Irish power punk pop band The Blizzards are making an exciting triple announcement today with the release of an album, a film and a tour.

The Blizzards, bruised and battered after releasing 2 albums with major labels, have decided to go it alone with the release of their highly anticipated third album “The Last Great Algorithm” independently. The albums release has been so long awaited that the band even made a film, “The Blizzards: Behind The Music”, cataloging the entire process with its’ Dublin premiere set to take place at the IFI next month.

One of the most anticipated albums of the year, “The Last Great Algorithm” is available to pre order now from (INSERT LINK HERE) before it hits stores and goes live on all digital platforms on 15 October 2019. Produced by Philip Magee (Kodaline, The Script), “The Last Great Algorithm” presents exceptional levels of creative originality with first single “Who Would Want To Be In A Guitar Band?” available digitally from 20 September and dropping at radio today.

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Speaking of the single Bressie of The Blizzards said: “The track was borne out of the very considered feedback from a media playlister about the perception that one of our songs was “too guitary”. Shocked at realising that guitars were now illegal, we had two choices. Give up, or write this song. We gave up actually. But our manager kicked our asses so here’s the song we wrote to retaliate.”

As if the album wasn’t enough to look forward to, a tell-all star studded short film that documents the band’s exploits over the past year is being released to the big screen with the Dublin premiere taking place in Dublin’s Irish Film Institute (IFI) on 20 September and follows its screening at the Galway Film Fleadh in July.

A chance to get up close and personal with the band, the Jeff Doyle directed film, follows Bressie, Dec, Justin and Louize and their by all accounts, unorthodox, manager Duncan as they navigate the challenges of the music industry. The film features an array of big names sharing their impressions of the The Blizzards, from Picture This, to Laura Whitmore to Stormy Daniels. Tickets for the screening are available from www.ifi.ie today. Complete with an exclusive interview with the band followed by a live set.

A busy few months awaits, with The Blizzards embarking on their UK and Ireland Tour in November 2019. Tickets for all dates are on sale this Friday 30 September. Visit Ticketmaster and local venue box offices for tickets.

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Dec
3
7:30 PM19:30

Faulty Towers Dining Experience - Sold Out

Tickets also available for December 4th    Click Here

Tickets also available for December 4th Click Here

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 style at the Dolans, with an evening of fine-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).

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Dec
4
8:00 PM20:00

Faulty Towers Dining Experience - SOLD OUT

Tickets also available for December 3rd  Click Here

Tickets also available for December 3rd Click Here

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 style at the Dolans, with an evening of fine-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).

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Dec
6
7:00 PM19:00

Wild Youth

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Tickets on sale Thursday September 5th-€22  plus booking fee-Strictly over 18’s

Tickets on sale Thursday September 5th-€22 plus booking fee-Strictly over 18’s

Over 18s only

Following their storming main stage performance at this weekend’s Electric Picnic, Wild Youth have announced details of new tour dates including an extra show at the Olympia Theatre on December 11th.

Tickets go on sale at 9am this Thursday, September 5th.

It’s been a busy summer for the band, which included two sold-out shows in Croke Park supporting Westlife, performing at the sold-out Longitude Festival and their main stage slot at this year’s Electric Picnic!

Continuing on from the massive success of Wild Youth’s EP ‘The Last Goodbye, which debuted at #5 in the Irish Albums Charts, the Dublin pop-rock superstars went on to sell-out their first ever headline show in The Olympia Theatre in March, support The Script in London’s iconic Royal Albert Hall and perform to a packed-out house in London’s OMEARA, run by Mumford & Sons member Ben Lovett.

In addition to a string of live shows, their outrageously catchy song ‘Can’t Move On’ has earned them over 2 million streams and was the most played Irish song on Irish radio in 2018!

Recently, Wild Youth shared the stage with the likes of Mumford & Sons and Dermot Kennedy at this year’s Malahide Castle, and Clean Bandit and Jax Jones at Sea Sessions.

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Dec
6
8:00 PM20:00

Brian Deady

Tickets €20  ( Strictly over 18's)

Tickets €20 ( Strictly over 18's)

Brian Deady had been something of a well kept secret at home in Ireland until his song Clap Both My Hands became one of the most played Irish songs of 2016 and reached No.1 in the Spotify UK Viral charts . His recent single ‘Get on My Knees’ has also featured in the hit American TV show ‘Lucifer’.

Conjuring up strong gospel influences, at times the Irishman sounds more like he was raised in the Deep South than as one of 10 kids in Cork and his rich, soulful voice comes with a contemporary R&B edge. Here is an artist you can believe in and connect with. In a world where authenticity counts for so much, you’ll hear that Brian means and feels every word.

Stirring Blues And Gospel, Excellent - The Guardian

"Bare-Knuckle and Remarkable" - The Sunday Times.★★★★

“Deady is becoming our favourite act in Ireland” - Nile Rodgers.

"Ireland has a new Soul star in it's midst"- The Irish Times. ★★★★


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7
to 8 Dec

Dec Pierce Block Rockin Beats presented by Today FM

Tickets €15 - (strictly over 18's)

Tickets €15 - (strictly over 18's)

TodayFm's Block Rockin Beats the format will be Dec Pierce & several live drummers playing all the massive dance hits from across the past two decades with big production this is an audio and visual spectacular. Declan has created a live show that will blow your mind! Block Rockin Beats live features a setlist of tracks such as Breathe by The Prodigy, and Insomnia by Faithless. However for the live show he has worked with one of the best producers in Ireland to deconstruct these tracks and rebuild them for a performance with a full troop of drummers called 'The Hit Machine’ live on stage.

 You’ll never see more drums on one stage at one time with a DJ! This show is bursting with energy. It’s raw, tribal and jammed with the biggest dance anthems of all time! If you love music, drums, beats, and fancy seeing your favourite dance anthems performed by real tribal drummers, then you will love this show

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Dec
8
7:30 PM19:30

Blindboy Podcast Live

Tickets €28 - (strictly over 18's)

Tickets €28 - (strictly over 18's)

Blindboy's increased notability away from his band Rubberbandits, has allowed for him to explore wider avenues and create perhaps outrageously mind-altering brainchildren which can only be described as courageous, yet bonkers. 

Now with an audience of over 1,000,000.00 people listening and a new show going live with the BBC early 2019.

With a number one selling book under his belt and a podcast that has reached interest not only in Ireland & Uk ….but internationally, the satirist could possibly single-handedly change people's mind set on mental health and the deafening stigma it surrounds.

Outspoken, informed and empathetic, Blindboy engages his audience with an unusual touch of realism. There is a very authentic feeling of "freedom" he  exhumes which allows his listeners and participants to openly speak their mind without judgement and no topic off limits - certainly an air of belonging encircling the space you find yourself in when listening or in company of Blindboy.

His latest innovative creation, The Blindboy podcast not only espouses mental health issues but reaches further into an eclectic spectrum of current topics from gun laws to feminism, racism or a bit of history. Blindboy has it covered.

His uncanny ability to articulate what nearly everyone is thinking is unparalleled and something that is sorely needed in Irish society.- The Daily Edge

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Dec
10
7:00 PM19:00

Christmas with Judy

Tickets €35 - (strictly over 18's)

Tickets €35 - (strictly over 18's)

Dolans are once again delighted to announce that the Christmas with Judy special will return this December.

Now a traditional part of the Dolans Christmas offering, the night sees Judy O’Connor return for two nights on Monday December 9th and Tuesday 10th 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.

The Christmas with Judy special event will include a specially commissioned cabaret performance by Judy and her accompanying pianist Aidan 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’.

Menu:

Roast Turkey and Limerick Ham with Onion and Sage Stuffing and Homemade Gravy or

Oven-Baked Hake with Lemon & Caper Butter with Wilted Spinach or

Vegetable and Chickpea Curry with Rice and Poppadom and

Christmas Pudding with Creme Anglaise or

Chocolate Panna Cotta with Berry Compote

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Dec
11
7:00 PM19:00

Christmas with Judy

Tickets €35 - (strictly over 18's)

Tickets €35 - (strictly over 18's)

Dolans are once again delighted to announce that the Christmas with Judy special will return this December. Dolans are once again delighted to announce that the Christmas with Judy special will return this December.  

Dolans are once again delighted to announce that the Christmas with Judy special will return this December.

Considered to be an important part of the Dolans Christmas offering, the night sees Judy O’Connor return for two nights on Monday December 9th and Tuesday 10th 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.

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’.

Menu: Roast Turkey and Limerick Ham with Onion and Sage Stuffing and Homemade Gravy or

Oven-Baked Hake with Lemon & Caper Butter with Wilted Spinach or

Vegetable and Chickpea Curry with Rice and Poppadom and

Christmas Pudding with Creme Anglaise or

Chocolate Panna Cotta with Berry Compote

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Dec
13
9:00 PM21:00

Alvin Purple Experience Xmas Party

Tickets €12 in advance/€15 door - (strictly over 18's)

Tickets €12 in advance/€15 door - (strictly over 18's)

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."

Through the 1990’s the band toured the highways and byways, no pub too small, no warehouse too big for Alvin LoveGod Purple to work his magic. 
The punters were always in on the joke, The Alvin Purple Experience were easy to love and impossible to ignore when their Glam Rock Mayhem came blasting out of the speakers. 
Glammed Up, Made Up, the  band brought their Glam Rock Party to venues across the country sharing stages with rock ’n’ roll legends Status Quo and Stiff Little Fingers and on one occasion supported a Barney the Dinosaur puppet show. 
And now after taking a short break from touring (that somehow turned into more than a decade away), The Alvin Purple Experience are ready to bring The Bull back to the your China Shop. The Glitz, The Glamour, The Noize, the Soundtrack of a Generation born of the sounds of the 70’s. T-Rex, Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders from Mars, Slade, Sweet, Mud, ABBA, the one where Video Killed the Radio Star and the Spirit in the Sky, its all back. 
Come join the Loudest, Brashest Party Band and their loyal Purple Posse for the Glam Christmas Party of the Year.

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Dec
14
8:00 PM20:00

Lisa Canny

Tickets €11 in advance/ €12 on the door - (strictly over 18's)

Tickets €11 in advance/ €12 on the door - (strictly over 18's)

Lisa Canny makes her return To Dolan’s Limerick on Dec 14th as part of her European 2019 tour.  

Winner of 2016 Future Musics Songwriting competition, nominee for UMA Songwriter of the year 2017 and 7-Time All Ireland champion on harp and banjo, Canny’s highly original music combines her deep traditional music roots with her love of storytelling, well-crafted songs and incredible musicianship.   Mix in a heavy influence of pop, hip-hop and rap and you end up with the Lisa Canny band.  

“Ireland next big female artist” Miles Copeland

 “Crossing so many genres it’s hard to define” Ryan Tubridy

 “Most exciting thing I’ve seen to come out of Ireland in years” Barry Devlin

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Dec
14
9:00 PM21:00

Mack Fleetwood

Tickets €18 - (strictly over 18's)

Tickets €18 - (strictly over 18's)

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.

MACK FLEETWOOD deliver a spellbinding show. Their love of the material and musical prowess shines through in each song.

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Dec
15
8:00 PM20:00

David Keenan

Tickets €20 - On Sale Friday Sept 20th 9am (strictly over 18's)

Tickets €20 - On Sale Friday Sept 20th 9am (strictly over 18's)

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

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.letloosed in 2018.

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Dec
19
8:00 PM20:00

Delorentos

Tickets €20 on sale Thursday August 29th 9am - Strictly Over 18’s

Tickets €20 on sale Thursday August 29th 9am - Strictly Over 18’s

Delorentos will close the decade with four shows in Ireland celebrating the 10th Birthday of their best-loved composition, S.E.C.R.E.T. Spawned in 2009, included on the Dublin combo’s second album, released as a single at the same time and accompanied by a low-budget, perfectly judged video that helped it become an instant live favourite, a cult radio hit and a much-anticipated regular closing song for the band’s live shows worldwide.

The shows promise an opportunity to grab a first listen to some of the new songs the band have been working on in 2019 as well as a chance to check out reworkings of old favourites and some forgotten classics along the way. And expect some special surprises that hint at the band’s next direction!

Delorentos’ determined rise has been a wonderful (and, at times, tortuous) chaos – break-ups, labels collapsing, reformations and critical awards, worldwide tours and packed houses. Throughout the 4 schoolfriends (aided and abetted by a host of unseen others) have strived to better themselves with every step they take. 5 studio albums (and one acoustic album) have seen them achieve critical acclaim and 5 consecutive Top 10 Chart Positions in Ireland. 100s of live shows - from Mexico City to Munich, Moscow to Madrid, Memphis to Milan (and all the other letters of the alphabet inbetween) - have seen them thrill audiences the world over with electric and acoustic shows, and they’ve loved (nearly) every minute of it!

Film and TV syncs have been regular occurrences and they are currently “the sound of Ireland” courtesy of "Home Again” having been chosen as the theme tune to Tourism Ireland’s global advertising campaign. In a world where so much emphasis is placed on “brand new” they continue to revel in writing albums and playing live shows that are ever more passionate, raw and exciting! With 5 top 10 studio albums under their collective belt already they’re still champing at the bit and looking for the next challenge!

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Dec
20
8:00 PM20:00

Paddy Dennehy

Tickets €13 in advance/€15 on the door - (strictly over 18's)

Tickets €13 in advance/€15 on the door - (strictly over 18's)

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

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Dec
20
9:00 PM21:00

TALOS proudly presented by Seoda Shows

Tickets €20 - (strictly over 18's)

Tickets €20 - (strictly over 18's)

Hailed by the Irish Times as “a spectacularly assured debut,” Talos' debut album was met with raves on both sides of the pond upon its release in 2017, with The Independent calling it “stunning” and the New York Times’ T Magazine praising the songs’ “taut, chilling complexity.” The record garnered love from BBC Radio 1, racked up more than 25 million streams on Spotify, made the shortlist for the prestigious RTÉ Choice Music Prize for Irish Album of the Year.

For his next album - Far Out Dust , Talos knew he couldn’t rest on his laurels, and pushed himself to write some of his most expansive, exciting music to date. French and his longtime production partner Ross Dowling (James Vincent McMorrow, Bell X1) shouldered much of the instrumental load on the album, in addition to working with producers like Doug Schadt (Maggie Rogers, Wet), Valgeir Sigurðsson (Sigur Ros, Feist) and Damian Taylor (Bjork, Arcade Fire), who also contributed a number of mixes.

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Dec
21
8:00 PM20:00

Beoga

Tickets €20 - (strictly over 18's)

Tickets €20 - (strictly over 18's)

Most bands would have plateaued after fifteen years in the game, but Beoga isn’t most bands. Describing themselves as “new wave trad,” the past couple years saw Beoga tick off an enviable list of accomplishments from their shared bucket list.

The turning point came when Beoga collaborated on two songs on Ed Sheeran’s global hit album ‘÷’. After the album shot to the top of the charts all over the globe, those two tracks – “Galway Girl” and “Nancy Mulligan” - accumulated over 687 million streams on Spotify. Suddenly Beoga landed their first chart-topping hit in Ireland with “Galway Girl,” a guest slot during Sheeran’s Glastonbury headline set, and a debut appearance on Top of the Pops.

After five albums as Beoga, their work with Ed Sheeran, and writing with Foy Vance and Snow Patrol’s Johnny McDaid, the quintet have refined their focus to finding the precise intersection between trad music and contemporary pop. Beoga recently signed to Columbia Records and are working on new music that does just that.

Beoga, which is Irish for lively, is comprised of bodhrán player and unofficial spokesman Eamon Murray, Séan Óg Graham (guitar / accordion), Damian McKee (accordion), Liam Bradley (piano / keys), and Niamh Dunne (vocals / fiddles).

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Dec
22
8:00 PM20:00

Declan O Rourke

Tickets €29.50 - Strictly Over 18’s

Tickets €29.50 - Strictly Over 18’s

Declan O’Rourke is a Dublin born musician, singer-songwriter and storyteller. His songs are inspired by people, love, war, and history.

Since 2004, Declan has recorded six albums touring extensively as a solo artist, and also sharing stages with some of the greatest names in music eg. John Prine, James Taylor, Rosanne Cash, Mary Chapin-Carpenter and Paul Brady.  

Widely admired in the industry, Declan’s songs have been covered by a growing list of artists including Christy Moore, Eddi Reader and Josh Groban. A dynamic performer, he is as comfortable fronting a 50-piece orchestra, as playing solo with a guitar. 

Very much at home on stage, Declan loves the immediacy of live performance. He shares his music and songs, weaving stories seamlessly around them, bringing the audience on an unforgettable journey. 

Nominated for best singer, and winner of the first ever award for ‘Best Original Song’ at the inaugural ‘RTE Folk Awards’ 2018 for his latest work, O’Rourke’s versatility live performance has resulted in successful appearances in concert halls, theatres, clubs and television shows at home and abroad. He appeared on season five of BBC’s ‘Transatlantic Sessions’ alongside Alison Krauss and Amos Lee, and two seasons of the popular music show ‘Other Voices’. 

The Dubliners legend John Sheahan, declared recently that, “after 50 years I have decided it’s time to put a lid on the ‘The Dubliners,’ but I’m sure you’ll all agree that with Declan, and Damien (Dempsey), the future is in good hands.”

Declan O’Rourke does not stand still and continues to forge his unique brand of original songs, drawing on influences both rich and diverse. On a short tour of Ireland, Declan is performing at Dolan's Warehouse on Sunday 22nd December where he is looking forward to performing to his Limerick fans. He will be drawing from his wide repertoire of songs and will be introducing some exciting new work. This promises to be a great night of music and storytelling for Limerick.

Gary Tiernan will be playing support to Declan.

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

 

Paul Weller and Declan O'Rourke Gallileo:

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Dec
23
8:00 PM20:00

Crooning at Christmas - 15th Year

Tickets €20 plus booking fee  Doors are 8pm - with show starting 8:30pm sharp- (strictly over 18's)

Tickets €20 plus booking fee

Doors are 8pm - with show starting 8:30pm sharp- (strictly over 18's)

Liam O’Brien’s yuletide 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 landmark fifteenth year in Limerick on Monday December 23rd- with advance booking essential.

The former Emmerdale star and renowned singer and actor pours his heart and considerable talents into the much-loved show each year, enlisting a superb supporting cast to aid him.

Liam is 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 regularly performs across Ireland with his own Million Dollar Swing Band and various Big Bands in the UK. 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.

Promoting experienced and new talent every year since 2004, this year's show Liam is supported by West End star Brian McCann (Phantom of the Opera / We Will Rock You) and the superb up and coming Limerick chanteuse Isabelle Olsthoorn.

Liam has also raised vital funds for Limerick’s Christmas Poor Campaign at the show, and this year aims to break the €15000 mark to coincide with 15 years of Crooning.

 

Doors are 8pm - with show starting 830pm sharp on Monday December 23rd.

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Dec
28
8:00 PM20:00

And So I Watch You From Afar

Tickets on Sale September 18th at 9am. €20 plus booking fee~strictly over 18’s.

Tickets on Sale September 18th at 9am. €20 plus booking fee~strictly over 18’s.

To celebrate ten years of music And So I Watch You From Afar finish the year with five very special performances of their debut album in Ireland this Christmas.

 This award winning album was a hugely significant moment in the lives of this gang of punk-come-art-rockers and was the beginning of a journey that has seen the north coast foursome play tours across the world year on year from the USA to Russia, Asia to Australia, Europe to UK and everywhere in between.

 Long famed for their genre twisting albums and incendiary live performances the band decided to celebrate this special 10-year anniversary the only way they knew how and in the venues it all began, this will be the only and last opportunity to see this album played in full.

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Dec
28
8:00 PM20:00

Manchester Night These Charming Men (The Smiths) and Digital (Joy Division), followed by Hacienda after Party

Tickets €15 - (strictly over 18's)

Tickets €15 - (strictly over 18's)

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!

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Digital reproduce the iconic music of Joy Division, from their early post-punk recordings through to their posthumous releases.  Paying particular attention to the production techniques of Unknown Pleasures, Closer & Still producer, Martin Hannet, Digital perform an energetic live show that captures both the starkness and warmth of Joy Division.

Blasting out classics like Disorder, New Dawn Fades, Ceremony, Atmosphere and LWTUA, Digital will have you moving to She's Lost Control, rocking to Warsaw and singing along to Transmission...Dance, Dance, Dance, Dance, Dance to the radio...

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Dec
28
9:00 PM21:00

Just Mustard Proudly Presented by Seoda Shows

Tickets on sale Thursday September 19 at 10am-€14 plus BF-strictly over 18’s

Tickets on sale Thursday September 19 at 10am-€14 plus BF-strictly over 18’s

Comprised of vocalist Katie Ball, guitarists David Noonan (also backing vox) and Mete Kalyon, bassist Rob Clarke and drummer Shane Maguire, JUST MUSTARD have been steadily building a reputation as one of Ireland’s most thrilling new bands - live and on record - since forming in 2016.

The Dundalk band’s heady blend of noise, trip hop and electronic influenced music earned their debut album Wednesday huge acclaim in their native Ireland in 2018 - including a RTÉ Choice Music Prize - Irish Album of The Year nomination. NME dubbed their debut “a two-toned masterpiece” and the Irish Independent described it as “a swirling atmosphere-heavy thrill-ride”.

Just Mustard made huge strides internationally with their first release of 2019, the AA side ‘Frank//October’, gathering acclaim outside of Ireland with KEXP making Frank their ‘Song Of The Day’, and BBC Radio 1 naming it ‘Tune Of The Week’. This momentum carried through to live, with the band supporting @Fontaines DC on their sold out UK tour, emerging as a ‘band of the weekend’ at Brighton’s Great Escape Festival and coming out of Primavera as one of the “12 best acts” according to NME. Just Mustard were handpicked by Robert Smith to support The Cure at Malahide Castle due to their electrifying live show which also earned them bookings across leading summer festivals Green Man, All Together Now and Electric Picnic.

With a new single about to drop, a busy touring schedule ahead and a new album on the horizon in 2020, Just Mustard is a force to be reckoned with.

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Dec
29
8:00 PM20:00

Ham Sandwich

Tickets €23 - On sale Monday September 9th 10am Strictly Over 18’s

Tickets €23 - On sale Monday September 9th 10am Strictly Over 18’s

One of Ireland’s most enthralling live acts in recent times, Kells, Co. Meath band HamsandwicH are well known for their incendiary live performances which has established them as one of the top touring acts in the country. Featuring their signature calling card of Niamh Farrell's powerful yet sweet vocal, Podge McNamee's juxtaposing baritone, and Darcy’s soaring guitar riffs,  if ever there was a band to feed off their audience it is HamsandwicH; melodic, hook-laden, and heart-warmingly charming. 

 Having sold out Dublin’s prestigious Olympia Theatre three times, supported Arcade Fire and The Pixies, played on the main stages at the Electric Picnic, Longitude Festival, and IndiePendence Festival, performing at the legendary Slane Castle with Bon Jovi, and been personally invited by Mumford & Sons to support them in Phoenix Park, to selling out their legendary acoustic show Dublin's Christchurch Cathedral on the day tickets went on-sale, HamsandwicH continue to thrive having established themselves in the upper-echelon of must-see acts on the road today.

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Dec
29
8:00 PM20:00

The 4 of Us

Tickets €27 - on sale Friday August 30th 9am Strictly Over 18’s

Tickets €27 - on sale Friday August 30th 9am Strictly Over 18’s

THE 4 OF US hail from Newry, Co. Down. This multi-award-winning band have seven fine albums under their belt and a back catalogue of memorable songs that have featured on American, British and Irish TV and film soundtracks. To this day, their smash hit Mary, remains one of the most played tracks on Irish radio and is currently featured on SingStar, one of Sony PlayStation”s most popular games.

Founding members and brothers, Brendan and Declan Murphy have been captivating audiences on their recent tours of Germany and Ireland with their superb acoustic performances.

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Dec
29
9:00 PM21:00

The Ultimate Police

Tickets €15 - Strictly Over 18’s

Tickets €15 - Strictly Over 18’s

THE ULTIMATE POLICE
A Tribute to The Police
The Ultimate Police are the ultimate tribute to The Police, covering the trio's assured, reggae injected rock from their debut album Outlandos D'Amour right through to their final album Synchronicity...! 
Massive hit's like Message in a Bottle, Roxanne, Every Breath You Take, So Lonely, Every Little Thing She Does is Magic and Can't Stand Losing You, next to deeper cuts like Driven To Tears, Invisible Sun, Spirits in the Material World and Next to You are performed in an incendiary two hour show.   

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Dec
30
8:00 PM20:00

Mick Flannery

Tickets €24 - On sale Friday September 6th 9am (strictly over 18's)

Tickets €24 - On sale Friday September 6th 9am (strictly over 18's)

MICK FLANNERY

A cliché has it that you have to beware of the quiet ones, because most of the time their voices speak sharper and with more range than the loudmouths. Every cliché, however, has a grain of truth in it, and so it’s fair to say that while County Cork singer-songwriter Mick Flannery is outwardly reserved, his songs are fluent in expressing layered aspects of the human condition, its flaws, triumphs, and general uncertainty. 

 

An award-winning, double-platinum selling artist, Mick Flannery is on the brink of releasing not only his self-titled sixth album, but also overseeing the worldwide premiere of the stage musical, Evening Train (so named after his 2007 debut album). He began to write songs as a teenager in his home of Blarney, County Cork. As musical influences from albums by the likes of Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Joni Mitchell and Tom Waits seeped into his creative DNA, Mick absorbed, learned and honed the craft that would send him on his way into the world. The path was smoothed somewhat when, at the age of 19, he became the first Irish songwriter to win the Nashville-based International Songwriting Competition. By the time he turned 21, he had signed to a major label and released his debut album.

With his latest release, Mick touches on loose themes of ambition and the search for a meaningful life in the context of a musician’s sometimes feckless and dysfunctional lifestyle. The central character, he reveals, is someone like him, “although this person achieves more notoriety than I have. He is properly famous, and he has to deal with that.” The loose theme is just that, however. “I’m not going to hammer it home. Facets of the theme are on the album, but the storyline itself isn’t an overarching one - each song can stand on its own, and not need to be part of a narrative.”

Songs on the album reference reputation and ego (Wasteland), emotional search and rescue (Come Find Me), socio-cultural intransigence (I’ve Been Right), flawed or unreliable love (How I Miss You, Way Things Go), moral collapse (Light A Fire) and loss of status Star to Star. Whether or not the listener locks onto the themes or topics is irrelevant, says Mick. “There are a few relationship songs on the album that don’t necessarily marry into anything; I see them as a background thing, although with value.”

Threading a line throughout is Mick’s uncanny knack for blending melody with thought-provoking lyrics. Now in his mid-30s, and somewhat reflective of the musician he sings about on his self-titled album, Mick is fully aware of the internal struggles that come with trying to balance ambitions with whatever life throws their way.

“What happens to a person, sometimes, is that they attach self-worth to their career, and once the career fails then self-worth also plummets. The more weight you put into this persona you’re trying to be, you set yourself up for a bigger fall. It’s the danger of having big ambitions that are based on the external rather the internal.”

Mick Flannery has, of course, experienced and processed enough in the past fifteen years to know what his views are. He smiles when he says that for the sake of the songs he ever so slightly embroiders certain facts for creative effect.

“Obviously, I don’t equate to the levels of conflict I’m describing in the songs. I know the spectrum because of how reserved I am, and how - in my years of being in the music industry, and through varying levels of being noticed – it can change your life a bit. You’re not anonymous in certain places, and when that modifies your behaviour things can happen to you that are unknown to the general public. It’s a strange thing, a balancing act. Most of the time, however, I can go out for a quiet night and not be recognised. I wouldn't want to give up that freedom.”

Such freedom is hard earned and comes at a price, yet Mick wouldn't dream of giving up songwriting. Why would he when, he says, it’s getting easier.

“I mess around with all sorts of ways to write a song – silly songs, impromptu songs, joke songs that I co-write with a buddy of mine in America. We have about 200 of them by this point. I’m a little bit addicted to it, I think; it is certainly my favourite thing, and I’d like to keep doing it. I put a lot of hours into the craft, and it would be a shame to change tack. I like the merging of lyrics and melodies. I have a passion and a facility for it, which I know I’m lucky to have.”

This self-titled release is Mick’s sixth album – that is a sizeable back catalogue, a genuine body of work. For live shows, he says, it’s comforting.

“I remember feeling at the beginning of my performing career that I didn't have an armoury of material. If a gig wasn't going well, I knew there was no cavalry of songs coming over the hill to rescue it. Different songs call in different moods, and at the start all I had was a handful.”

He has six times that now, with decades ahead for many more, whatever his age. Mick has long since disregarded the view that anyone over the age of 30 has little to write about. “The outside perception is that the people who buy music are young, that the music they buy is what gets played on the radio. There’s such a wealth of experience in older people, however, that’s as valid as anything a young songwriter brings.”

As a mature songwriter, he reasons, he’s trying to hold on to what is essential to him, and resigning himself to the fact that the naïve, passionate 20-something ‘Mick Flannery’ is gone. What comes next, he contends, is much more interesting and experienced. “You have a larger worldview and are more learned, each of which combine to create something new.”

At the core of it all is a precise and skilled art form, of which the album is a fine, individualistic example from a songwriter who still aims to knock the competition out of the frame.

“When I mess about with songs, with choruses,” explains Mick, “I try to write the best ones. It’s like a kid kicking around a football on the street – he wants to be Lionel Messi, not a player in a lower division. It’s hard to kill off that level of ambition – I just want to be good at the craft.”

Beware of the quiet ones? You have been duly advised.

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Jan
21
7:00 PM19:00

Insomnium + Special Guests presented by Bad REPUTATION

Tickets €22 on sale october 16th 10am - (strictly over 18's)

Tickets €22 on sale october 16th 10am - (strictly over 18's)

Bad Reputation presents

TOUR LIKE A GRAVE 2020 UK/IRELAND

INSOMNIUM
+ special guest

Says Insomnium front man Niilo Sevänen, "We are very excited to return to UK and Ireland in January! There is a special relationship between Insomnium and these misty islands. Our first label was Candlelight, and when we first started touring outside Finland in 2005 and 2006 it was in UK where we began. Now it's also been a while since we last visited Ireland or Scotland, so we are really looking forward to play over there. Going to be cool!"

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Jan
30
7:30 PM19:30

Jason Byrne

Tickets €25 - (strictly over 18's)

Tickets €25 - (strictly over 18's)

Jason Byrne – Wrecked but Ready.

The Star of ‘Ireland’s Got Talent’

Jason Byrne has had a hard year. But he doesn’t want to talk about that. He’s wrecked but ready. Ready for a laugh. This show is a celebration. A celebration of triumph over adversity. A celebration of the fact that everybody’d got their own crap going on and they don’t need to listen to someone else moaning about their problems. So, leave your worries at the door and find out why ‘The Times’ described Jason as ‘The Outright King of Live Comedy’.

'Unmissable' Evening Standard

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

'Byrne is consistently brilliant' Metro

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

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Jan
30
7:30 PM19:30

Sharon Shannon Mary Coughlan and Frances Black

Tickets €32

Tickets €32

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

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

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

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

More about Sharon: SHARON SHANNON has music at her fingertips….literally! The accordionist from Ireland has achieved legendary status throughout the world and has made the muchmaligned accordion ‘cool’ in her home country. She is renowned for her collaborations, not just in Irish traditional music, but through all musical genres.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Feb
1
9:00 PM21:00

AMIGO THE DEVIL proudly presented by Seoda Shows

Tickets €10. - (strictly over 18's)

Tickets €10. - (strictly over 18's)

AMIGO THE DEVIL is the purveyor of indie horror rock scene, loosely alt-Americana, Folk, Punk, Outlaw Country style, self-described as ‘murderfolk’ with songs about death, serial killers, murder etc.

"more than a folkie with a dark side. There's a sepulchral beauty, acid wit and ingenious arrangements. Both his larynx and his lyrics make him one of the most unique voices in music"

●      LA Weekly

"Amigo The Devil, the darkest and most metal folk act out there"

●      Kerrang!

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Feb
1
9:00 PM21:00

The Grudge – A tribute to TOOL

Tickets €13.50 - Strictly Over 18’s

Tickets €13.50 - Strictly Over 18’s

Bad Reputation Presents The Grudge - A tribute to TOOL

Tool are one of the most celebrated hard rock bands of the last two decades, famous as much for their cutting-edge videos as they were for their powerfully introspective lyrics and the coiled menace of their songs. Considering the extensive amount of time between their albums, each new Tool release is understandably treated as a major event by the group’s large fan base.

Join us in Dolans Warehouse Limerick for a night of Tribute to TOOL brought to you by the tribute act The Grudge.

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Feb
6
7:30 PM19:30

Joanne Mcnally

Tickets €16. - (strictly over 18's)

Tickets €16. - (strictly over 18's)

The Prosecco Express

 

The world around her is getting married, having children and streaming off to buy slow cooker crock pots and buggies. Joanne owns nothing and has birthed nothing and despite some ABSOLUTELY MASSIVE (incredibly minor) comedic achievements, her mother is still trying to convince her to go back and study nursing. Due to her thirties age box, Joanne spends her weekends celebrating other people’s milestones at their garden parties drinking prosecco out of jam jars. She is full of questions, her main one being if she doesn’t have a child, who will be obligated to watch her die so she doesn’t have to do it alone? She’s a people’s person, she’s just not sure she’s a raising people’s person. And what if she doesn’t marry anyone, is she prepared to face her biggest fear of being buried with her mother? And once her mother reads this, will she retract her offer? Joanne tackles the trials and tribulations of modern life with hilarious, charming, irreverence. Joanne wants you to know that she wrote this herself, but stands by the previous line 100%. 

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Feb
19
8:00 PM20:00

Daoiri Farrell

Tickets €15 - (Strictly over 18's)

Tickets €15 - (Strictly over 18's)

‘Daoirí is one of the most important traditional singers to emerge in the last decade’  - Dónal Lunny

Singer and bouzouki player Daoirí (pronounced ‘Derry’) Farrell is described by some of the biggest names in Irish folk music as one of most important singers to come out of Ireland in recent years. Six months after releasing the album ‘True Born Irishman’ Daoirí won two prestigious BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017 for Best Newcomer and Best Traditional Track, and performed live at the awards ceremony at London’s Royal Albert Hall. Since then he has toured the UK, and played at festivals in Australia, Canada, the UK, Belgium, Denmark and more. In February 2018 he toured with the all-star Transatlantic Sessions in major venues across the UK.  Daoirí released his new album ‘A Lifetime Of Happiness’, produced by Dónal Lunny, in February 2019.  He is currently nominated for three RTE Folk Awards in Ireland in 2019.

 ‘His powerfully unadorned vocals might be from any era, variously recalling Paul Brady and Andy Irvine…it’s a powerful statement.’ **** Mojo

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Feb
26
8:00 PM20:00

Imar

Tickets €11 in advance/ €12 on the door - Strictly Over 18’s

Tickets €11 in advance/ €12 on the door - Strictly Over 18’s

BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Winners, Glasgow-based five-piece Ímar stand out from the crowd - by taking things back to basics.

With a line-up featuring members of Mànran, RURA, Talisk and Barrule, and a heavyweight collective haul of top prizes – including a the 2018 BBC Radio 2 Musician Of The Year, 2016 BBC Radio Scotland Young Musician of the Year, BBC Radio 2 Horizon Award, Young Folk Award, nine All-Ireland and eight All-Britain titles – the group’s formation embodies a personal reconnection with its members’ formative years, dating back long before their recent camaraderie around Glasgow’s justly celebrated session scene.

Adam Brown (bodhrán), Adam Rhodes (bouzouki), Mohsen Amini (concertina), Ryan Murphy (uilleann pipes) and Tomás Callister (fiddle) share a strong background in Irish music – although only Murphy actually hails from Ireland; Rhodes and Callister are from the Isle of Man, whilst Amini is a Glasgow native, and Brown originally from Suffolk – and it is these foundations which underpin many of Ímar’s distinctive qualities, in both instrumentation and material.

The band’s unmistakable synergy centers on the overlapping cultural heritage between Scotland, Ireland and the Isle of Man. All three places once shared the same Gaelic language and a similar kinship endures between their musical traditions.

"energy that’s seemingly bursting to let loose" - The Herald

"exceptional" - The Living Tradition

"Genuinely jaw-dropping collective virtuosity" **** The Scotsman

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Feb
27
7:00 PM19:00

Andrew Maxwell

Tickets €20, on sale Monday October 21st 9am -strictly over 18’s.

Tickets €20, on sale Monday October 21st 9am -strictly over 18’s.

Andrew Maxwell: "All Talk"  Tour  

Renowned for his cutting edge comedy and intrepid social commentary, the enigmatic Andrew Maxwell is back with a brand new show ‘All Talk’. 

As always, Andrew will be taking on the tough political subjects some comedians just skirt around and giving you his hysterical yet perfectly thought-out point of view every time. Mix this with some of his personal stories over the last year and the people who made him laugh, you’re in for, as always, a fantastic show that never lets his audiences down. 

The last 12 months has been great for Andrew - on TV he’s recorded an episode of the forthcoming series of QI and has appeared on the new political panel show ‘Breaking The News’ for the BBC and "Roast Battle" on Comedy Central.

Maxwell also went viral recently talking about the Irish Border and Brexit stating, "Number one, it's not the Irish border, it's the British border in Ireland. The Irish border is the beach," this was watched by over 200million people worldwide and had over 250,000 comments.

His Radio 4 series ‘Welcome To Wherever You Are’ is returning for a second series, due out later this year. He toured the UK for the first time in a decade with his critically acclaimed show ‘Showtime’, that was also recorded as a special for Next Up.  

 Andrew is the recognisable voice of MTV’s hit show "Ex on the Beach" (which has ran for 9 series), and on Radio 4 as the host of Andrew Maxwell’s Public Enemies and as a regular on R4’s News Quiz. Having the ear of both the youth and older audience Andrew is best placed to get all ages to stand up and be counted. Last year he also won Celebrity Mastermind with the specialist subject of Lebanon (which he knew nothing about 6 months before the recording). 

As seen on Live At The Apollo (BBC One), Have I Got News For You (BBC One), Celebrity Juice (ITV2) and Mock The Week (BBC Two). He is also the voice of Get Your Tats Out: Kavos Inc (Channel 5).

Throughout his career, Andrew has enjoyed many sell-out seasons at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe; he has also performed at The Amnesty / Channel Four’s Secret Policeman’s Ball (alongside Eddie Izzard, Chevy Chase and Dylan Moran), Glastonbury, The HBO US Comedy & Arts Festival in Las Vegas (alongside Jerry Seinfeld and Chris Rock), and made several appearances at the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival.  He was the special guest of friend Jim Jefferies for his Hammersmith Apollo dates in London. He is also a founder member of Altitude Comedy Festival, staged in the Alps. Andrew has recorded three Live DVDs with 2Entertain (Conflict RevolutionAndrew Maxwell: Live In Dublin & Andrew Maxwell: One Inch Punch).

REVIEWS OF HIS 2018 SHOW: ANDREW MAXWELL - SHOWTIME

“…a master-class in mirth. Sublime timing, relaxed delivery style, killer punch-lines: the holy trinity of stand-up are all present and correct.  Go see a craftsman at work.”       HERALD *****

“… at the top of his game. Throughly entertainment and full of intelligence and passion”     EDINBURGH FESTIVAL MAGAZINE *****

“This show sees him reborn”      SUNDAY TIMES CULTURE ****

“He remains on top of his game…  a brilliantly accomplished stand-up with a powerhouse, gimmick-free set that’s hard-hitting and hilarious, politically engaged but not soapboxing, personal but not navel-gazing.”   CHORTLE ****1/2

“Even when talking about more serious issues he managed to be funny, and that is a real testimony to his talent.”  THE VOICE *****

“A consummate performer, he’s still streets ahead of many of his contemporaries and as such, is always a must-see”          THE EUROPEAN ****

“Inspired.  He is an unstoppable force”    THE LIST ****

“Maxwell was the king of comedy on C4 a few years ago. It is great to see his crown has not tarnished with age.”        ONE4REVIEW *****

“What he managed to craft in that hour alone would be a show that many comedians would be proud to cite as one of their strongest efforts.” SHORTCOM ****

“A well-crafted show. It is skilfully put together to challenge and influence opinions before it's unexpected, uplifting ending which unites the audience. "Showtime" is truly a wonderful performance.”   COMEDY REVIEWER ****

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Mar
13
8:00 PM20:00

The Stunning

Tickets €30 - (strictly over 18's)

Tickets €30 - (strictly over 18's)

The bands debut album, Paradise in the Picture house features hits such as Brewing Up a Storm, Half Past Two, Got to Get Away and Romeo’s on Fire. It stayed at the top of the charts for five weeks upon it’s release in 1990 and catapulted the band to fame. For the first time in almost 30 years, Paradise in the Picturehouse will be available on vinyl from December 2019 from the band’s website thestunning.net 

The band’s reputation as a live act has gone from strength to strength - having headlined numerous festivals all over the country, the Stunning were called upon to close the show at both Féile 2018 and 2019 in Semple Stadium in Thurles .

After a long hiatus from releasing new material, in 2017 the Stunning proved that they hadn’t lost the knack for writing hits: the single ‘Brighten Up My Life’ was one of the most played Irish songs on the radio that summer. They followed this with the release of  ‘Twice Around The World’ - the first album by the band since 1994, it went straight to Number 1 upon its release in March 2018.  Rave reviews and the fact that it contains some of the bands biggest hits (Everything that Rises, Heads Are Gonna Roll, She’s on My Mind & Mr.Ginger) along with Brighten Up My Life helped it on its way to the top of the charts.

In between ‘Stunning’ duties the band members have their fingers in many pies. Lead singer Steve Wall’s acting career is really taking off. Following his lead role performance in My Foolish Heart a feature film about legendary trumpet player Chet Baker, he’s recently filmed a new sci-fi series with Ridley Scott, completed an episode of Tin Star with Tim Roth and is currently filming The South Westerlies, a new drama series for RTE due out next year. Guitarist Derek Murray tours with comedian Tommy Tiernan. Keyboards and trumpet player Jim Higgins is a much sought after musician on the trad scene and a stalwart in Christy Moore’s band. Drummer Cormac Dunne plays with everybody west of the Shannon, sometimes twice a day! Joe Wall has been involved with the Music College BIMM Dublin since it opened in 2011. In his spare time he writes and records (and hatches plans for future Stunning ventures).

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Apr
5
7:30 PM19:30

The Lost Brothers

Tickets €22  - Strictly Over 18’s

Tickets €22 - Strictly Over 18’s

Shortlisted as one of MOJO magazines albums of 2018, and nominated for Best Band and Best Album at the inaugural RTE Radio 1 Folk Awards, The Lost Brothers have become known as one of the very finest bands around. Collaborations down the line have included work with Brendan Benson of The Raconteurs, Richard Hawley and Glen Hansard.

They now add to their growing repertoire with their sixth studio album, “After The Fire After The Rain”, which features contributions from M Ward, Jolie Holland, Steve Wickham and Howe Gelb. The album was recorded in New York by Daniel Schlett and Tony Garnier (Bob Dylan’s longest running band member and bass player of the past 30 years.)

With 5 highly acclaimed albums already under their belt and a brand new sixth release on the horizon, they have a rich well of songs to draw from for a spectacular live show.

Catch them on their upcoming U.K. and Ireland tour.

More info at www.thelostbrothersband.com

 

“As smooth as aged old whiskey. Best of the year” 4/5 Stars- The Irish Times

“Spellbinding “ NME

“The dovetailing of the two voices make this so very special.” The Guardian

“Simon and Garfunkel reborn in the desert.” Uncut Magazine

“Making huge spaces very intimate indeed. Superb.” Huffington Post

“The Lost Brothers harmonies are to die for, as near as a duo have got to the mastery of The Everlys and The Louvin Brothers' tender close harmony singing that I've heard anywhere near these shores."

- Richard Hawley

The Lost Brothers have a sound, harmony and spirit that if there is any justice will outlive us all.“ M Ward

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Apr
17
7:00 PM19:00

Krisiun

Tickets €20 - (strictly over 18's) - Tickets on sale Monday August 26th 10am

Tickets €20 - (strictly over 18's) - Tickets on sale Monday August 26th 10am

Bad Reputation presents:

Brazilian death metal legends Krisiun will bring their 'Slaying Steel Over Europe' tour to Dolans, Limerick on Friday 17th April 2020 alongside special guests Gruesome & Vitriol. Prepare for a merciless night of death metal savagery! Tickets €20 inc bkg fee on sale 10am Monday 26th August

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