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Jul
18
8:00 PM20:00

THE SKATALITES proudly presented by Seoda Shows

Tickets  € 25 - On Sale Friday April 19th 10am (strictly over 18's)

Tickets 25 - On Sale Friday April 19th 10am (strictly over 18's)

2019 marks the 55th Anniversary of The Skatalites. The original members had played on hundreds of recording sessions before forming the band in 1964. They backed most of the vocalists in Jamaica at that time, including Bob Marley, Toots and The Maytals, Jimmy Cliff, Alton Ellis,Ken Boothe and many more. Their unique infectious brand of real Jamaican ska pleases audiences of all ages across the globe year after year. "We hope you will enjoy listening to our music as much as we enjoy performing it for you. "

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Jul
19
8:00 PM20:00

Mick Flannery

Mick Flannery Dolans Limerick July 19th

Tickets €25 - (strictly over 18's)

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

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

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

2018 has seen Mick Flannery step out of his comfort zone both musically and geographically, touring new cities across UK, Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand whilst working with a number of celebrated producers along the way. What has transpired over the last year is one of his strongest bodies of work in his fifteen-year songwriting career.

His debut award winning “Evening Train”; which is a concept album, has recently been adapted for a musical and will be premiering in Ireland in June 2019,

“astute and sophisticated lyrics”  RTE

“ song-writing force to be reckoned with”; The Times

“intense and moving”; The Guardian

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Jul
20
7:00 PM19:00

Bell X1 and Special guests Saint Sister

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Tickets €42 - (strictly over 18's)

Get set to ‘blink in the light’ of one of Ireland’s biggest live performers and most popular bands next July, as Bell X1 return to King Johns castle, limerick

The Irish rock band, who supported Ed Sheeran at his massive Croke Park concerts in 2015 and played a sold-out gig at the festival in 2016 following one of the most memorable concerts in festival history in 2011, will play King Johns Castle on Saturday july 20th.

In what is sure to be one of the best live gigs of the festival, the crowd can expect to hear hits from Bell X1's critically-acclaimed albums, which include ‘Rocky Took a Lover’, ‘The Great Defector’, ‘The End is Nigh’ and ‘Flame’ amongst others.

Limerick audiences can also expect to hear tracks from their latest studio album, Arms, which, in true Bell X1 style, sounds like nothing else in their canon.

There is a reason this Irish rock band has been nominated on four occasions for the Choice Music Prize for Irish Album of the Year and had three albums debut at #1 on the Irish Album Charts! Not a night to be missed.

Saint Sister

Saint Sister

Saint Sister are a duo from the North of Ireland. Since forming in 2014 they have quickly established themselves as one of the most talked about bands in Ireland. 2015’s 'Madrid' was a breakout success, playlisted on BBC Radio 1, RTE and across European radio, enabling them to tour extensively around Ireland, UK and mainland Europe. Festival highlights at Glastonbury, Electric Picnic and Latitude and support slots with The National, Lisa Hannigan and Hozier have secured their reputation as a phenomenal live band. Critically acclaimed, they have won support from key tastemakers at NPR, The Guardian, The Independent (UK) and Billboard Magazine. At home they were voted the “Best Irish Act" by the readers of The Irish Times, and nominated for the Choice Music Prize Song of the Year in 2016. Their debut album 'Shape of Silence’ was released last October to rave reviews and they embarked on a 50 date world tour, across the USA, Canada, Australia and Europe to promote it. The band were nominated again for the 2018 Choice Music Prize, both for Song of the Year and Album of the Year. They return to the USA in May for a month long tour with Henry Jamison. 

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Jul
20
9:00 PM21:00

No Stairway To Zepplein 50 year anniversary

Tickets €11 in advance/€15 on door on Sate Wed May 29th 9am (strictly over 18's)

Tickets €11 in advance/€15 on door on Sate Wed May 29th 9am (strictly over 18's)

On July 20th No Stairway make their long awaited return to Limerick with a new show! 

Led Zeppelin are the most influential rock group of all time. 
50 years ago, they released their genre defining first album in January, keeping their foot to the floor and releasing their second album in October.
To celebrate this momentous year, No Stairway will be recreating both albums in their entirety - something that Zeppelin themselves never did.
Based in Galway, No Stairway have been looking forward to performing this show for some time. All of the band are die-hard Zeppelin fans, and treat their individual parts with the respect that they deserve.

Come on down to the Dolan's Warehouse on the 20th of July and see for yourself! 

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Jul
26
7:00 PM19:00

Hermitage Green at King Johns Castle plus special guests Ham Sandwich, Moxie & Sean O'Meara

Tickets on sale April 19th at 10am-Strictly Over 18’s  €30 plus booking fee

Tickets on sale April 19th at 10am-Strictly Over 18’s

€30 plus booking fee

Hermitage Green confirm King John’s Castle return as new single is released

Hailing from Limerick, Ireland, Hermitage Green have made a large impact in a short period of time. After having released their first full length album Save Your Soul via SONY Ireland and watching it climb the charts, they followed it up with a powerhouse EP, Gold & Rust which was produced by Grammy Award winning producer Matt Lawrence (Amy Winehouse, Adele, Mumford & Sons).

2019 has already witnessed the band selling out tours across Australia, Canada, The United States, The Middle East, Ireland and Europe. Check out www.hermitagegreen.com for more updates to come.

 

“Gold & Rust - the title was inspired by a lyric that Darragh Griffin wrote in the song 'Bring It On Down'. I suppose as an album title it represents the many contrasts of being in a band in 2017. The ups and downs, highs and lows, whatever you want to call it... From playing the mainstage at Electric Picnic, to getting laughed out the door of a bank when looking for a mortgage. From walking out of a sold out Olympia Theatre in Dublin, to playing to 7 people in a town somewhere in the U.S. From telling your bandmates you love them and would do anything for them, to trying to kill your bandmates because they piss you off sometimes. 'Gold & Rust' is the dichotomy between the struggle and the absolute privilege of doing what you love for a living.”

SPECIAL GUESTS

HAM SANDWICH, MOXIE & SEAN O’MEARA

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Ham Sandwich are one of the most enthralling live acts in recent times, HamsandwicH are well known for their incendiary live performances which has put them right at the top of the live acts to see today. With the combination of Niamh Farrell's powerful yet sweet vocal and Podge McNamee's juxstaposing baritone the band are given it's signature calling card. If ever there was a band to feed off their audience it is HamsandwicH. Each show is bona fide celebration with everything from balloons and confetti to their unique crowd interaction on display. 
Number 1 album Stories from the Surface is out now.
Ham Sandwich will join Hermitage Green Live at the Castle on Friday July 26th

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MOXIE, 5 Irish musicians with traditional backbones delivering a new brand of Irish music heavily influenced by Electro, Jazz, House, and Rock putting them at the forefront of new music from Ireland. Delivering an energetic, wild and unique live show, Moxie have been inspiring audiences and musicians with their new palette of 21st century Irish music. The band includes Cillian Doheny (guitars), Jos Kelly (accordion/keyboard), Darren Roche (accordion), Ted Kelly (tenor banjo/electric tenor guitar) and Josh Sampson(drums)
’Irresistible, revolutionary energy’ – The Irish Times ★★★★★
'MOXIE is the music of a new era, where fluidity, cross-pollination, and innovation are the future and salvation of Irish music'. - The Irish Examiner ★★★★

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Jul
27
7:00 PM19:00

Hermitage Green -SOLD OUT plus special guests Ham Sandwich, Moxie & Sean O'Meara

- (strictly over 18's)

- (strictly over 18's)

Hermitage Green confirm King John’s Castle return as new single is released

Hailing from Limerick, Ireland, Hermitage Green have made a large impact in a short period of time. After having released their first full length album Save Your Soul via SONY Ireland and watching it climb the charts, they followed it up with a powerhouse EP, Gold & Rust which was produced by Grammy Award winning producer Matt Lawrence (Amy Winehouse, Adele, Mumford & Sons).
            2019 has already witnessed the band selling out tours across Australia, Canada, The United States, The Middle East, Ireland and Europe. Check out www.hermitagegreen.com for more updates to come.

 

“Gold & Rust - the title was inspired by a lyric that Darragh Griffin wrote in the song 'Bring It On Down'. I suppose as an album title it represents the many contrasts of being in a band in 2017. The ups and downs, highs and lows, whatever you want to call it... From playing the mainstage at Electric Picnic, to getting laughed out the door of a bank when looking for a mortgage. From walking out of a sold out Olympia Theatre in Dublin, to playing to 7 people in a town somewhere in the U.S. From telling your bandmates you love them and would do anything for them, to trying to kill your bandmates because they piss you off sometimes. 'Gold & Rust' is the dichotomy between the struggle and the absolute privilege of doing what you love for a living.”

SPECIAL GUESTS

HAM SANDWICH, MOXIE & SEAN O’MEARA

ham sanswich.jpg

Ham Sandwich are one of the most enthralling live acts in recent times, HamsandwicH are well known for their incendiary live performances which has put them right at the top of the live acts to see today. With the combination of Niamh Farrell's powerful yet sweet vocal and Podge McNamee's juxstaposing baritone the band are given it's signature calling card. If ever there was a band to feed off their audience it is HamsandwicH. Each show is bona fide celebration with everything from balloons and confetti to their unique crowd interaction on display. 
Number 1 album Stories from the Surface is out now.
Ham Sandwich will join Hermitage Green Live at the Castle on Friday July 26th

Moxie pic from newsletter.jpg

MOXIE, 5 Irish musicians with traditional backbones delivering a new brand of Irish music heavily influenced by Electro, Jazz, House, and Rock putting them at the forefront of new music from Ireland. Delivering an energetic, wild and unique live show, Moxie have been inspiring audiences and musicians with their new palette of 21st century Irish music. The band includes Cillian Doheny (guitars), Jos Kelly (accordion/keyboard), Darren Roche (accordion), Ted Kelly (tenor banjo/electric tenor guitar) and Josh Sampson(drums)
’Irresistible, revolutionary energy’ – The Irish Times ★★★★★
'MOXIE is the music of a new era, where fluidity, cross-pollination, and innovation are the future and salvation of Irish music'. - The Irish Examiner ★★★★

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Aug
4
8:00 PM20:00

Bad Reputation Birthday - King Witch / HYOM / Shardborne & more

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Bad Reputation - 12th Birthday Party
Featuring:
King Witch (Scotland)
Hundred Year Old Man (England)
Shardborne
A Burial at Sea (England)
Hope is Noise
Slung From A Tree
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DOLANS WAREHOUSE, Dock Rd., Limerick
August Bank Holiday Sunday - 04/08/19
Doors: 8pm

18+ event - R.O.A.R

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Aug
10
6:00 PM18:00

Seoda Shows Summer PaRtY 2019 feat. The Altered Hours et al

Tickets €10 - Strictly over 18's

Tickets €10 - Strictly over 18's

Seoda Shows Summer PaRtY 2019 feat.
The Altered Hours,
Candice Gordon,
the claque,
PowPig,
Silverbacks,
The Wha
+ Very Special Guest
Paddy Hanna

THE WAREHOUSE , Saturday August 10th 2019 , Doors 6PM

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Aug
14
8:00 PM20:00

Durand Jones and The Indications proudly presented by Seoda Shows

- (strictly over 18's)

- (strictly over 18's)

American Love Call – Durand Jones & the Indications

 Durand Jones & the Indications aren’t looking backwards. Helmed by foil vocalists in Durand Jones and drummer Aaron Frazer, the Indications conjure the dynamism of Jackie Wilson, Curtis Mayfield, AND the Impressions. This young band of twenty-somethings are students of soul, including guitarist Blake Rhein, who moonlights doing research for The Numero Group. Even with that background, and an aesthetic steeped in the golden, strings-infused dreaminess of early ‘70s soul, the Indications are planted firmly in the present, with the urgency of this moment in time.

 On American Love Call, Durand Jones & the Indications’ soulful sophomore LP, the band reckons with how to balance love and fury of modern day America. A fierce, fully-formed thesis, American Love Call is as grand and cinematic as it is focused on fleeting details.

 Recorded for $452.11, including a case of beer, the Indications’ 2016 self-titled debut was the product of five friends who met as students at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. Having met in 2012, the project was initially intended as a standalone recording project, with vocalist Jones, a native of rural Louisiana, joined by Frazer, Rhein, bassist Kyle Houpt, and keyboardist Steve Okonski. The album was released by renowned Midwest soul label Colemine Records, and quickly picked up steam on the back of the band’s booming live show and the enthusiastic recommendation of independent record store clerks across the country — who moved thousands of copies by simply playing the hell out of the LP in their shops for their discerning customers. The album was given another boost in early 2018 when Dead Oceans teamed up with the band and Colemine to bring the Indications to global audiences.

 “Did I expect to do this shit once I got out of college? Hell no,” Jones relays, laughing. “Totally not. But this is what God is telling me to do – move and groove. So I’m gonna stay in my lane.”

 American Love Call is the sound of Durand Jones & the Indications arriving. Opener “Morning in America” traverses the bleakest motifs of modern American life, channeled through the band’s own bold vitality: an old-soul croon made new, a glimmer of youth and hope burning at its core. Continuing into American Love Call’s widened scope, “What I Know About You” offers a true-blue, platonic love song while the dreamy, bossa nova groove of “Sea Gets Hotter” is about finding the person you want to be with at the end of the world. “Long Way Home” undulates with a funky bass line, sonics at odds with its somber subject, while “Court of Love” ripples with heartbreak, brooding and swaying. Jones oscillates between high-energy soul, pensive deep ballads, and harmonies, a sharp contrast to Frazer’s falsetto.

 A vibrant through-line helping flesh out the Indications’ sound is the band’s love of sonic mish-mashes. Rhein and Frazer initially bonded over a love of crate-digging for rare 45s, and that vast musical appreciation and flexibility injects an accessibility into the veins of American Love Call. Frazer is as quick to point to Nas’ Illmatic and Jay-Z’s Reasonable Doubt as formative listening as he is to gospel, while Rhein is as likely to pull influence from a ‘70s folk-rock song, and Jones has a background in classical music paired with a longtime love of soul, R&B, and pop.

 “Soul music’s been a part of my life for as long as I can remember,” Jones says. “I remember being a little kid and being in my dad’s truck, and whenever ‘Devotion’ from Earth, Wind & Fire would come on the radio, he’d swerve into the left lane, then into the right lane.” He laughs, pausing to clarify just how rural the part of Louisiana they’d be driving in was. “I remember that just being the most fun experience, when that song’d come on the radio, because he’d do that every single time. Soul music’s just always been present.”

 Rhein explains that the Indications use their inspirations the same way hip-hop producers do, borrowing from the sampling mentality. Rhein and Frazer, along with bassist Houpt, all studied audio engineering at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, and Frazer credits that to how they craft the Indications’ sound: the ability to listen at a component level, to zero in on what makes a record electrify the listener, and synthesize that with their own work.

 As much as the diversion in taste is responsible for American Love Call, it’s where the Indications come together that’s just as vital to their songwriting. From a shared Dropbox the band used to circulate music in 2012 to their current Indications Inspiration streaming playlist, that group-think mentality and collective brain trust is what makes the Indications work, with each song proving a collaborative process.

 The resulting American Love Call is a record made the way the Indications dreamed it’d sound, a sprawling and limitless equation. Recorded at Brooklyn’s Studio G throughout a few sessions last July and August, the focus here is on vocals as much as it is a newfound confidence in songwriting. The split leads between Jones’ husky howl and Frazer’s dulcet falsetto and a chorus of backing vocals lend a dynamic punch to the sound, fleshed out by the elegance of strings and an ambition to prove and push themselves.

 American Love Call may make sprawling strides both stylistically and sonically from its debut, but thematically, the songwriting is a leap, too. Its title harkens back to “Creole Love Call,” a 1927 jazz standard popularized by Duke Ellington.

 “We’re in a time when so many in this country romanticize the past - wishing to return to a place of simplicity and former glory. But the reality of our history can be disillusioning,” Frazer explains. “For so many in America, the past represents violence, oppression, fear and colonialism.”

 “As America grows more diverse, we have the opportunity to form the strong, interwoven tapestry that we’ve long claimed. When we find a way to unite across our various movements and see the commonalities of our struggles, we can begin to push forward together. We can begin to see the threads connecting our goals as disparate rallying cries blends into a single song. An American Love Call.”

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Aug
15
8:00 PM20:00

Derek Ryan

Tickets €27 - (strictly over 18's)

Tickets €27 - (strictly over 18's)

Derek brings his Unplugged, Songwriter Session Tour to Limerick. The up-close-and-personal event has now become a regular fan-favourite in Derek’s touring schedule. A multi-recipient of Songwriter of the Year, Derek has reached a pinnacle point in his career with his songwriting taking centre stage, in a stripped back, acoustic environment. Derek is joined on stage by acclaimed musicians Kane O’Rourke and Ray McLoughlin. 

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Aug
15
8:00 PM20:00

Anais Mitchell

Tickets €20 - (strictly over 18's)

Tickets €20 - (strictly over 18's)

Anaïs Mitchell is a Vermont and Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter who comes from the world of narrative folksong, poetry and balladry. Among her recorded works are Child Ballads, Young Man in America, and Hadestown, the latter of which she expanded into a musical. Hadestown opened at London’s National Theatre in November 2018 before transferring to Broadway where it will open in April 2019. Mitchell has headlined shows around the world, and opened tours with Bon Iver, Josh Ritter, Punch Brothers and Patty Griffin. She is the recipient of a BBC Radio Two Folk Award, and the Folk Alliance International Spirit of Folk Award. If there's a common thread in Mitchell's work it's that she's as interested in the world around her as the one inside her. As the New York Times wrote, “Ms Mitchell’s songs address contemporary angst with uncanny vision….a formidable songwriting talent”. 

 “Ms. Mitchell’s songs address contemporary angst with uncanny vision...a formidable songwriting talent” New York Times

“The most engaging, and in some ways, most original artist working in the field of new American folk music” Independent on Sunday

“One of the greatest songwriters of her generation” NPR

“A national treasure, one of our great modern singer-songwriters” Time Out

“Mitchell is a skilled storyteller...and her delivery gives an emotional complexity that welcomes and even demands repeated listens.” Pitchfork

“Currently a well-kept secret, Mitchell is writing material that stands comparison with the great singer-songwriters of the past few decades” Daily Telegraph  

 “A charismatic live performer with an idiosyncratic style, and a songwriter of exceptional imagination and perception” The Guardian

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Aug
17
7:30 PM19:30

Bring Your Limericks to Limerick Final

Entries are now been taken for the competition and local, national and international wordsmiths are encouraged to take part. You can enter on-line at  https://limericksfest.wixsite.com/limerickliteraryfest  or pick up an entry form from your local library and various venues around the area.

Entries are now been taken for the competition and local, national and international wordsmiths are encouraged to take part. You can enter on-line at https://limericksfest.wixsite.com/limerickliteraryfest or pick up an entry form from your local library and various venues around the area.

We’re a bit 'limerick' so join in the fun!

To win the 500 you can do with a pun

Just five lines of verse

Something funny and terse

Give it a go you could be the one!

 

 

Yes, it’s back!

Bring Your Limericks to Limerick Competition 2019 and it takes place Saturday 17th Aug in Dolans Music Venue, Dock Road, Limerick.

Up for grabs is the chance to become this year’s champion limerick writer and walk away with a cheque for €500, not bad for a five line poem.  The event now in its seventh year has attracted entries from all over the world from fans of the funny (though  often ribald, irreverent, and  sometimes vulgar) five line poem.  Again this year the organisers stress the connection between the verse and the place.  The limerick has bestowed on our city and region a unique natural advantage which, up to now, we have failed to capitalise on.

But why is the limerick so popular and compelling for both the general public, who may show no particular interest in poetry or literature, and writers alike? Festival director Lisa Gibbons explains, “The delightful simplicity of the limerick verse, with its five lines and an aabba rhyme scheme has given it the moniker of ‘the People’s Poetry’. At its core lies humour and a sense of the absurd, this is its defining feature  and through which it has maintained its popularity. This and the playful subversiveness of the limerick combine to make it an ideal vehicle for parody and mockery of modern society”, she said.“The hope is to make the competition an integral part of the cultural life of the city and region and further the aim of making the Limerick verse form synonymous with the city of Limerick and its hinterland, our ultimate aim is to make Limerick the world centre for this famous verse form”.

“In the longer term, I think we should explore the idea of having a Centre for The Limerick here in the city. Such a premises would house books and exhibits relating to the ‘Limerick’ and as a venue would occasionally host readings of ‘limericks’ and workshops for visitors,” Ms Gibbons added.

Previous winners of the event include North of England performance poet Christine Robinson (2013), Co Clare based US poet Knute Skinner (2014), Killaloe based writer Fiona Clark Echlin (2015),Darragh Roche won with a Limerick about Brexit in 2016, the winner in 2017 was community theatre facilitator Monica Spencer and last year Limerick domiciled Americal Jim Macleod from castletroy took the crown (and the cheque).This year we hope to have an equally exciting contest with again flamboyant local actor Myles Breen hosting the final.

In 2010, the Limerick Writers’ Centre ran a ‘Limerick’ writing competition. This competition took on a higher profile in 2013 when it formed part of The Gathering celebrations and again in 2014 when it became a Limerick Writers’ Centre City of Culture event.  They continued to run the competition in 2015, 2016 and 2017. 

In 2013,  The Limerick’ Writers’ Centre commissioned local historian Dr Matthew Potter to write The Curious Story of the Limerick, a history of the Limerick verse and its association with the area.  Outlining the reason for the book he explained that “The aim was to create an awareness of the connection between the place and the poem so that Limerick can establish itself internationally as one of the few places that gave its name to a literary form. Think Shakespeare and Stratford, Joyce and Dublin, Burns and Scotland, Limerick and the Limerick”.  The book was reprinted and updated two  years ago.

Entries are now been taken for the competition and local, national and international wordsmiths are encouraged to take part. You can enter on-line at https://limericksfest.wixsite.com/limerickliteraryfest or pick up an entry form from your local library and various venues around the area.

For further information contact, Lisa Gibbons at limericksfest@gmail.com or Dominic Taylor at limerickwriterscentre@gmail.com

 

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Aug
29
8:00 PM20:00

Paul Simon's GRACELAND performed by The London African Gospel Choir

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Tickets on sale Friday June 7th

€30 plus booking fee.


THE LONDON AFRICAN GOSPEL CHOIR ANNOUNCE DEBUT LIMERICK PERFORMANCE OF PAUL SIMON’S “GRACELAND

PERFORMED BY 16 PIECE CHOIR

Dolan's - 29 AUGUST 2019

TICKETS GO ON SALE THIS FRIDAY 7 JUNE at 9AM 2019

Known for bringing African gospel into the hearts of audiences worldwide, the London African Gospel Choir have announced their first ever Irish performances of Paul Simon’s classic “Graceland” in August 2019, which will be performed by 16 members of the choir. On the night the audience can expect unforgettable arrangements of Paul Simon songs such as “The Boy In The Bubble”, “Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes” and “You Can Call Me Al”. The renowned choir frequently headline their own tours around the world, with dates regularly selling out, along with appearing on festival bills around the UK and Europe. Closer to home, in 2018 they performed at the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival in Belfast, which sold out months in advance and performed on the All Together Now main stage. With a host of hits from “Graceland”, this performance is not to be missed.

Tickets €30 plus booking fee (additional charges may apply) go on sale this Friday 7 June at 9am from Dolans.ie & Tickertmaster

"An album about isolation and redemption that transcended 'world music' to become the whole world's soundtrack" Rolling Stone


It's the meaning of the words that counts and Paul Simon's “Graceland” - acclaimed as one of the most iconic records in rock and roll history on its release in 1986 - is a perfect fit with its uplifting lyrics and South African rhythms and melodies. In the wake of Graceland's 30th anniversary, Camden's Jazz Café commissioned the London African Gospel Choir to perform the album in its entirety for one night only. Tickets sold out within hours and so five more nights were added and they all sold out as well, confirming the enduring appeal of Paul Simon's masterpiece, and also the growing excitement generated by the Choir's string of notable stage and television appearances.

Over the years the choir has performed on stage and television with stars like Emile Sande, Mumford & Sons, Tom Jones and the Soweto Gospel Choir, with whom they made a triumphant appearance at London's 02 Arena, singing in front of 17,000 people. Annie Lennox also invited them to perform at a number of prestigious events, including the MIT Awards and the choir has worked with actor/director Idris Elba, star of “Mandela: Long Road To Freedom” who recruited them for an album celebrating South African music, recorded in tribute to Nelson Mandela.


Tickets for the London African Gospel Choir live at Dolan's on 29 August are priced at €30 plus booking fee (additional charges may apply) and are on sale this Friday 7 June at 9am from Dolans.ie & Ticketmaster

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Sep
7
8:00 PM20:00

Memoriam / Ten Ton Slug / Zealot Cult presented by Bad Reputation Ireland

Tickets are €18 plus booking fee-strictly over 18’s.  On Sale Monday 20th of May

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

On Sale Monday 20th of May

Bad Reputation presents:
The mighty Memoriam UK come to Ireland for the first time this September. Coming to Dolan's Warehouse Limerick on Saturday 7th October. Joining them are Ten Ton Slug and Zealot Cult.

New Memorial album 'Requiem For Mankind' out June 21st!

MEMORIAM was primarily developed to fill the void that was left following the tragic death of Martin "Kiddie" Kearns, the drummer from BOLT THROWER, back in September 2015.

BOLT THROWER subsequently placed all activity on hold for the foreseeable future which gave Karl Willetts an opportunity to develop a new project with friends that had expressed interest in forming a band for some time.

MEMORIAM are an old-school death metal band, maintaining the high standards set by their previous bands, focusing on the themes of death, loss and war. Initially the band members got together to play covers of songs that had influenced them throughout their careers within the death metal scene, however it soon became apparent that the new songs that they created were of a superior standard.

The band has a full album of material scheduled for recording during the spring of 2017, titled »For The Fallen«. But before their label debut is released, a brand-new EP will shorten the wait for all death metal fans. The EP called »The Hellfire Demos II«, out on January 2017, will contain two demo versions of new tracks from this Old School death metal machine and taking the same line as BOLT THROWER and BENEDICTION.

As the year ticked on beyond the album’s release it became ever more apparent that the band was nowhere near taking a breather, and after several successful shows including Wacken Open Air, Graspop Open Air and Roadburn Festival they once again knuckled down to writing new material. This work has now been collected into eight merciless tracks in the form of a new work titled »The Silent Vigil«. The second album is less affected by sadness compared to its precursor, and their aggressiveness has increased manifold. »The Silent Vigil« exudes their inimitable old school flair once again and has not abandoned their merciless groove for even one split second.

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Sep
12
7:30 PM19:30

Peter Hook and The Light

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Tickets are €22.50 plus booking fee - (strictly over 18's)

Peter Hook and The Light performing New Order’s ‘Technique’ and ‘Republic’ Live.

Plus an opening set of Joy Division Material

Having successfully toured the albums from Hooky’s previous bands for over eight years now, Peter Hook & The Light have now reached the late Eighties and early Nineties albums of New Order, & ‘Technique’ and ‘Republic’ in their consecutive run and have announced a raft of dates for September 2019 with including Irish & Scottish dates.

The Light’s dates begin return to Dolans in Limerick Thurs 12 th Sept.

About Technique & Republic

‘Technique’ New Order’s fifth studio album chronicles the impact of acid house on the band, marking the clearest statement of the rock and dance influences which were shaping their output. Released in January 1989, just after the bands infamous G-Mex gig and aftershow downstairs at

The Hacienda in December the previous year, it became New Order’s first album to go to number one in the UK. It was also hugely successful in the United States where the influence of Quincy Jones Qwest label regularly got the band’s singles to the top of the American dance charts,

‘Technique’ was driven by the classic acid house single ‘Fine Time’ which rivals ‘Blue Monday’ as probably the most openly dance orientated record the group ever produced whilst other tracks on the LP ’Round And Round’ ,’Mr Disco’ and ‘Vanishing Point’ also reflect the dance sensibilities then fusing their way into New Order’s sound. Yet like on its predecessor, ‘Brotherhood’ these are balanced by the vocal led, more rock leaning ‘All The Way’, ‘Gulity Partner’and ‘Run’

Legendarily recorded in Ibiza in 1988, Technique has often been observed to capture the sound of that summer and the heady period back them both on the island and in the UK and of course, Manchester. As is widely known, the band didn’t actually do much work in Ibiza, a jaunt that Factory label boss Tony Wilson once told Peter Hook ‘was the most expensive fucking holiday you’ve ever been on’.

The band returned to the UK to finish the LP at Bath’;s Real World Studios later in 1988, itself the scene of another legendary New Order party when recording was completed. In many ways, ‘Technique’ epitomised its time and the culture surrounding it. It came out to generally ecstatic reviews from the top notch echelons of the music press. In the UK, Melody Maker called it ‘a rare and ravishing triumph’ whilst NME proclaimed the band ‘had fashioned an LP of rare and unflinching honesty’ Across in the States, SPIN called it New Order’s best ever album, Rolling Stone referred to its ‘sonic presence with immaculate playing’ and Pitchfork sum up the album simply as ‘magnificent’ Placed in the perfect position to deliver the definitive alternative take on house music, the band produced another classic record All Music Many consider ‘Technique’ to mark the high point of New Order and as they went on from the album to headline Reading Festival in August 1989, before going on hiatus and also pursuing their solo projects, this is generally thought of as the golden period for the band.

Due to the well documented history surrounding ‘Republic‘, it is remarkably difficult to characterise it as sharing the same sunny outlook as ‘Technique’ but Hooky’s decision to include it in these concerts underline his commitment to perform all of his catalogue that he has committed to record. Not that ‘Republic’ wasn’t hugely successful. Again it went to number one in the UK and became the band’s biggest ever selling album in America, narrowly missing the Billboard album chart top ten peaking at number 11.

However it is not unknown that it was New Order’s most difficult album to make. Factory Records had hit financial trouble and needed a New Order album to bail themselves out so the band were coerced into recording the album in to save Factory. Something that didn’t entirely work out as Factory was then to go bankrupt in November 1992 and New Order then signed to London Records, an offshoot of Warner Bros with ‘Republic’ released in May 1993. The band roared back with first single ‘Regret’ still thought of as one of their finest ever, and subsequent singles ‘Ruined In A Day’ and ‘World’ did well, both in their original versions and as remixes which again dominated the dance charts. Yet it’s not hard to deduce that the demise of Factory, coupled with the ongoing difficulties surrounding the band’s involvement in Manchester’s Hacienda as well as internal friction within New Order and due to the band members’ solo projects, all had an impact on the recording sessions and mood that lies behind ‘Republic’, something that Stephen Hague did his utmost to assuage in producing the LP. Still considered a worthwhile addition by fans to New Order’s catalogue, yet, if not perhaps hitting the standards they had previously set for themselves, ‘Republic’ did receive some strong reviews. NME’s Dele Fadele awarded it 8/10 on release whilst All Music commented that ‘Republic simply borrows elements of contemporary innovations in club music to frame a set of effortlessly enjoyable alternative pop songs’.



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Sep
13
8:00 PM20:00

Thin Az Lizzy

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Tickets €15 - (strictly over 18's)

Irelands longest established Thin Lizzy tribute act, Thin Az Lizzy have been on the road since 1995 playing in the country's top venues

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Sep
14
8:00 PM20:00

SAINT SISTER proudly presented by Seoda Shows

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Tickets €20 th-strictly over 18’s

Saint Sister are a duo from the North of Ireland. Since forming in 2014 they have quickly established themselves as one of the most talked about bands in Ireland. 2015’s 'Madrid' was a breakout success, playlisted on BBC Radio 1, RTE and across European radio, enabling them to tour extensively around Ireland, UK and mainland Europe. Festival highlights at Glastonbury, Electric Picnic and Latitude and support slots with The National, Lisa Hannigan and Hozier have secured their reputation as a phenomenal live band. Critically acclaimed, they have won support from key tastemakers at NPR, The Guardian, The Independent (UK) and Billboard Magazine. At home they were voted the “Best Irish Act" by the readers of The Irish Times, and nominated for the Choice Music Prize Song of the Year in 2016. Their debut album 'Shape of Silence’ was released last October to rave reviews and they embarked on a 50 date world tour, across the USA, Canada, Australia and Europe to promote it. The band were nominated again for the 2018 Choice Music Prize, both for Song of the Year and Album of the Year. They return to the USA in May for a month long tour with Henry Jamison. 

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Sep
20
7:30 PM19:30

Cloudbusting - The Music of Kate Bush

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Tickets €21 - (strictly over 18's)

If you missed seeing Kate herself, Cloudbusting are the next best thing!’   Simon Mayo, BBC Radio 2

 Cloudbusting have been championed by BBC ONE as one of the most authentic tributes in the world. Their passion for Kate’s music has won over sceptical fans everywhere, challenging perceptions of what a tribute band can be and resulting in sell-out performances across the UK.

‘There can only be one Kate Bush’ says vocalist Mandy Watson, who never attempts to mimic Kate on stage. ‘When you sing her music the characters in the songs take over - they are what you become, not Kate. We're just fans, amazed at this opportunity to perform this music we love so much’.

Many of Kate’s original collaborators from stage and studio have been inspired to join the band on stage, including bass player Del Palmer, drummer Preston Heyman and dancer Stewart Avon Arnold, all of whom performed with Kate on her legendary Tour of Life live shows 40 years ago.

‘I could have been listening to Kate herself!' - Preston Heyman

Running Up That Hill, Wuthering Heights, Hounds of Love, Babooshka, This Woman’s Work, Wow… Cloudbusting can’t wait to whip up a storm of love for Kate’s music once again in 2019, their new show featuring all the hits you’d expect as well as many songs you wouldn’t!

Accompanied by eye-popping visuals that highlight the drama of Kate’s music, a Cloudbusting concert is an event no Kate Bush fan will want to miss. In the words of Kate herself, ‘We’re Cloudbusting, daddy!’

’Utterly, surreally brilliant’ - Mick Wall, Classic Rock Magazine

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Sep
24
8:00 PM20:00

KNEECAP 'Your Ma Hates Ya' tour

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Tickets €16 +booking fee - Strictly over 18's

KNEECAP, West Belfast’s infamous rap group are back again for their biggest national tour yet after their sell-out tour back in February.
The lads even made it onto BBC news after upsetting the DUP, but that’s not hard in fairness.

'Your Ma Hates Ya Tour' will see Móglaí Bap, Mo Chara and DJ Provaí take to the stage in some of the biggest venues across Ireland.

There is no doubt that you'll be leaving the KNEECAP gigs as sweaty as DJ Próvaí's chin under his designer balaclava, and we have no doubt you'll leave wanting more.

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Sep
26
8:00 PM20:00

Little Hours

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Tickets €17 - (strictly over 18's)

IT’S FINALLY TIME. LITTLE HOURS RELEASE NEW SINGLE, ANNOUNCE DEBUT ALBUM AND IRISH TOUR DATES

 ‘’Dream, Girl’ out today. Album out 20th September.

 Donegal songwriter / multi-instrumentalist / vocalist Little Hours releases his brand new single ‘Dream, Girl’ today, Friday 12th July, and is delighted to confirm the title and release date for his long-awaited debut album. ‘Now The Lights Have Changed’ will be released on vinyl, CD and digital platforms on Friday 20th September.

To coincide with the album release, Little Hours aka John Doherty, will be touring Ireland with his live band playing old and new songs.

Lead-off single ‘Dream, Girl’ was recorded and produced by Tommy McLaughlin, best known for his work with Villagers and SOAK, at Attica Studios in Donegal. ‘Dream’ Girl’ has been mixed by Ash Howes, fresh from his mix work on Jack Savoretti’s UK number one album. 

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Sep
27
8:00 PM20:00

Limerick Jazz Festival - Sarah Gillespie Quintet

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Tickets €18. - Strictly over 18's

Limerick Jazz Festival presents the Sarah Gillespie Quintet

SARAH GILLESPIE - Is she the new Joni Mitchell? PJ Harvey? Bob Dylan even? She recalls all three but Gillespie’s spiky lyrical gift is utterly distinctive. Metro – London

 Haunting tunes and striking lyrics…yearningly pretty and bitter sweet. The Independant ★★★★★

 Beat Poet Adventurer Strays Beyond Bounds of Singer Songwriter Mojo ★★★★

 'Gillespie is brilliant..the bee's knees' - Robert Wyatt

 Anglo-American songstress digs into her folk, alt-country roots, with 3 critically acclaimed albums under her belt and a host of 4 and 5 star reviews from the British broadsheet and music press, 'Roundhouse Bounty' sees Gillespie join forces with Chaz Jankle, who co-wrote 'Raging Glory', plus Mercury nominated composer Kit Downes on hammond organ and piano.  

www.sarahgillespie.com
Flamenco-dancing pigeons, pumpkin pie, Charlie Sheen and Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn all crop up on this British singer-songwriter’s third album… a unique talent. The Independent, June 2014 ★★★★

Glory Days.. her best mix yet of hooky tunes and smart lyrics. MOJO, June 2013 ★★★★

The interplay between her acoustic guitar and Gilad Atzmon’s clarinet sparkles, and the words tumble out unstoppable and direct. Financial Times, July 2014 ★★★★

Vividly Powerful lyrics, delightful, charismatic phrasing (and) her guitar playing steals the show
Rock & Real Magazine, July 2014 ★★★★★

Is she the new Joni Mitchell? PJ Harvey? Bob Dylan even? Mixing jazz-folk artistry and punk attitude, third album Glory Days recalls all three in places but Gillespie’s spiky lyrical gift is utterly distinctive.  Metro – London, July 2013

A Joni Mitchell/Melanie-esque voice, foot-tapping music, and captivating lyrics  Her songs are infectious.  Buzz Magazine June 2013 ★★★★★

JAZZ BLOGS

It’s a tribute to the quality of her songs that they convince in any setting. The live shows are peppered with muso humour and political comment but it’s the power of Gillespie’s voice and of her songs that make her concert and club appearances so memorable
. The Jazz Mann,

Jazz is blended in with the blues and folk: the tunes and pungent images get into your head and hang around. Atzmon called her a 'jazz wordsmith, a poetic rebel'. She's also a fine guitarist and ardent performer.  London Jazz  News

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Sep
28
8:00 PM20:00

Limerick Jazz Festival - Septeto Internacional

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Tickets €18. - Strictly over 18's

SEPTETO INTERNACIONAL is a unique combo of seven musicians from Cuba, Brazil, Spain and Switzerland. The repertoire consists entirely of Michael Fleiner’s own compositions in afro Caribbean and Latin jazz styles. It is music for the ears and the legs, for music lovers and dancers alike, performed by three virtuoso wind instrumentalists and a groovy rhythm section.

Michael is always searching in his compositions for interesting ideas from different styles to develop Latin jazz and afro Caribbean music and to give it a personal touch. You can find jazz harmony as well as contemporary rhythm concepts, traditional and modern Latin music, or even ideas from mathematics and physics which gave Michael the nickname “El Matemático del Latin Jazz” (the mathematician from latin jazz) in Latin America.

These very different elements are always packed in a hot and spicy Latin groove.

The actual CD is titled “Como me gusta el 7” (I do really like the number seven) is a reference to the odd time signatures (7/4 and 5/4) and the unconventional art of Michael’s music writing, the 7 musicians of the band (the perfect balance between 3 horn players and 4 musicians in the rhythm section to interpret his compositions and arrangements) Michael’s birthday 7 Feb. 1970 and the general specialty of the number seven: the seven notes of the scale, the seven days of the week, the seven wonders of the world; seven is a prime number; seven is a lucky number!...

Michael does really like the number seven!

The Septeto Internacional has already been invited to perform in Europe (Spain, France, Italy, Hungary, Switzerland, Austria, Greece, Slovakia) as well as in Latin-America (Mexico, Cuba, Colombia, French Guiana, Suriname) at international Jazz Festivals, Jazz Clubs, Salsa Discos and Folk Festivals.

The musicians from the band are very professional and have a great experience. They play and have played with the most famous musicians in Jazz and Latin Jazz: Chucho Valdés, Irakere, Celia Cruz, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Dizzy Gillespie, Pablo Milanés, Paquito D’Rivera, Joe Henderson, Giovanni Hidalgo, Raoul de Sousa, Dave Valentin, Danilo Pérez, Isaac Delgado, Julio Baretto, etc…

Last but not least: The trumpeter Juan Munguía had played over 15 years in the legendary Cuban band IRAKERE from Chucho Valdés.

So don’t miss the occasion to hear and see this extraordinarily exciting band with excellent musicians coming from different countries.

 

Line-Up:

Juan Munguía - CUBA – trumpet & flugelhorn

Lolo García - SPAIN - alto saxophone

Bernhard Bamert - SWITZERLAND - trombone

Dudu Penz - BRAZIL - el.-bass

Daniel Bagutti - SWITZERLAND - drums

Stéphane Joerg “El Niño”- SWITZERLAND - congas

Michael Fleiner - SWITZERLAND - piano, compositions & lead

Jonas Macullo - SWITZERLAND - sound engineer

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Sep
28
10:30 PM22:30

Limerick Jazz Festival - Beats And Pieces

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Tickets €20. - Strictly over 18's

Limerick Jazz Ferstival presents:

Beats & Pieces Big Band take the big band sound to places it’s never been before, with a distinctive blend of rocking energy and precise dynamics, infectious floor-filling rhythms and widescreen arrangements, and generous individual freedom and tight collective interplay. Embracing modern textures and techniques while acknowledging and celebrating their big band lineage, they’ve earned a reputation for a joyful interaction between audience and band, with songs to make you think, dance, laugh and cry.

This exciting ensemble led by composer/conductor Ben Cottrell boasts 14 musicians, many of them bandleaders in their own right, with each player’s distinct musical background and individual voice being key to the collective band identity. Now in their 11th year, Beats & Pieces are a rarity in keeping a fairly consistent lineup for so long - especially remarkable for a group this size. Such is the level of trust and friendship across the group that they perform entirely from memory, effortlessly switching between super-tight ensemble playing and generous soloistic expression in the same way as a trio or quartet.

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Sep
29
2:30 PM14:30

Jazz On A Sunday Afternoon - Limerick Jazz Festival

Tickets €15

Tickets €15

Limerick Jazz Festival presents: Ant Law Quartet & Gemma Sugrue and the Julien Colarossi Quartet

Ant Law Quartet

With an endless list of praise from the press, extensive touring in the UK and two albums behind him, British guitarist Ant Law has built a bold reputation for his virtuosity and bustling power. Limerick Jazz are delighted that Ant has accepted their invitation to come and play at this years jazz festival joining with a trio of Irish musicians, pianist Scott Flanigan bassist Dave Redmond and drummer John Daly. Featuring some original charts and some standards a mixed bag of sounds but engrossing nonetheless.  Ant will be doing a masterclass at the Hunt Museum on Sat 28th at 2pm (free adm) and a performance in Sun 29th at Dolans Warehouse at 2.30pm

“Law’s gliding improv lines and gleaming sound show what a gamechanger he can be”. The Guardian

“Scarily proficient. A voice to heed”. Jazzwise

“Lean, purposeful… Ambitious, engrossing guitar jazz” Guitarist Magazine

“Bustling power, judiciously harnessed with elegance and poise… Bright, punchy and memorable”. London Jazz News

 “Terrific and highly accomplished”. The Jazz Breakfast

“…guitarist Ant Law, whose fretboard manoeuvres effected an almost uniform raising of audience eyebrows”. The Herald

“One of the most original voices of the European Jazz Scene”. Musik Reviews



Gemma Sugrue and the Julien Colarossi Quartet

Gemma Sugrue and the Julien Colarossi Quartet

Guitarist Julien Colarossi born in Settefrati (Italy) moved to Ireland in 2007 to pursue his musical career. After obtaining a BA in Jazz Performance in 2011 Julien went off to become one of the most exciting young guitarists to emerge in recent years on the Irish Jazz scene. After recording, writing, arranging, producing and collaborating on more than 20 albums, playing all the major jazz festivals in the country and having been a part of many different original projects, Julien’s sights were now set on bringing his own compositions to life with a vocalist.

Julien invited Gemma Sugrue to sing with his quartet at The International Bar (Wicklow Street, Dublin) last year and the group instantly clicked and Gemma began to make a regular appearance. There was a sense of ease and fun to the music making which enticed the group to capture it on record. All of the band members have quite eclectic musical tastes and playing styles including the singer, Gemma who is well known as a pop/soul vocalist, lending her vocals to epic dance tunes performed by 2fm's Jenny Greene and the RTE Concert Orchestra where they’ve performed sold out shows at The Three Arena, The Marquee, Electric Picnic and many more.

Gemma is also a well known vocal coach and the business owner of Voiceworks Studio, a chain of vocal coaching centres in Cork and Kerry. She holds a BMus Hons and MA in classical vocal performance but now considers herself a contemporary vocalist exclusively.

The album, In My Nature takes a traditional jazz approach to the instrumentation and the manner in which it was recorded but there’s no escaping the collective’s broad range of musical influences and individual flair which ebbs and flows throughout the record from standards to original compositions.

The band’s true super power however is in their live performance, from the dynamic and attentive Dominic Mullans on drums to the inventive, exciting and considered bass playing by Barry Donohue to the florid, free-flowing, magical, musical musings of Johnny Taylor on piano. The collective are a conscientious one, allowing space to breath for the singer’s narrative and melody which are expanded upon and really blossom into full technicolour with the spellbinding and thrilling guitar playing from Julien Colarossi.

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Oct
3
7:30 PM19:30

Danny O Brien

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Tickets €13 - (strictly over 18's)

Danny O' Brien: Reformer

(plus support)

 What happens when a touring stand-up comedian can no longer stand up?

A food obsessing cheese lover tries veganism for a month?

After a near career-ending knee injury O' Brien is too young for pilates and too unbalanced for yoga. This award-winning performer brings you his brand-new hilarious hour of stand-up where self-destruction and self-discovery meet!

Following in the footsteps of Tommy Tiernan and Dylan Moran, Danny was handpicked this year to perform as part of the iconic ‘Best of the Edinburgh Fest’ show touring Australia, he has also featured on The Comedy Channel and is a regular on Irish TV and Radio. He has supported Today FM’s Dermot & Dave on three live tours and last year was asked to open for American comedian Bill Burr in front of over 7,000 people in Dublin.

 “He opened for me at the 3Arena and he f*cking murdered it!”- Bill Burr

"A perfect mix of brains, banter and brilliance"-Great Scott ★★★★★

 "Danny O' Brien absolutely nailed it!" - David Cross (Arrested Development)

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Oct
3
8:00 PM20:00

Dermot And Dave

Tickets on sale Friday May 17th at 10am

Tickets on sale Friday May 17th at 10am

DERMOT & DAVE ANNOUNCE BRAND NEW COMEDY TOUR FOR 2019!

Today FM duo, Dermot Whelan and Dave Moore, have just announced a 10-date nationwide tour of their brand new hilarious comedy show, Dermot & Dave Live!

 

Having toured to full houses all over Ireland in 2016 and 2017, the radio duo once again bring their bonkers comedy antics to a stage near you in 2019! The lads toured the length and breadth of Ireland with sell-out crowds in venues like Vicar St in Dublin and the INEC in Killarney. They’re ready for even bigger crowds this time around.

When the 2018 Vodafone Comedy Carnival line-up was announced, Dermot and Dave were the first act to sell out their shows, with tickets disappearing in a matter of hours. Now, they’re ready to hit the road again with a brand new show that brings together stand-up comedy, hilarious characters and a whole load of rocking musical performances.

When asked what people can expect from their new stand up show, neither of them actually answered the call but their message minder said, “”Hi, you’ve reached Dermot and Dave and we can’t take your call right now but the show is going to be amazing. We sing, we dance, we take our tops off. And there’s even more craic and lunacy than last time. *BEEP*”

Even though the show is brand new, you needn’t fear, all of the lads’ favourite characters will make a return including internet sensation, Noni, Limerick’s infamous chocolate seller and Tony “Club Classic” Cascarino.

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Oct
4
8:00 PM20:00

All Tvvins

Tickets  € 23 plus booking fee.  (Strictly over 18's)

Tickets 23 plus booking fee. (Strictly over 18's)

All Tvvins duo Conor Adams and Lar Kaye enjoyed a phenomenal start to their career. Their debut album ‘IIVV’ shot into the Irish charts at #2, earned a Choice Music Prize nomination for Irish Album of the Year and smashed the 15 million streams landmark. Meanwhile, gigs in the UK and Ireland included a life - affirming sold - out show at Dublin’s historic Olympia Theatre as well as a tour as guests to Metric.

Eager to build on that momentum, they dropped three new tracks in quick succession in the shape of ‘Alone Together’ (featuring James Vincent McMorrow), ‘Anything’ and ‘Crash’. From the outside, it appeared as if their second album would rapidly emerge.

By the winter of 2017, however, their ideas simply weren’t flowing and their confidence was low. As Kaye recalls, “We were questioning the whole thing.

Is it worth exploring more? Or do we not do it anymore?”

All Tvvins were formed after Kaye sent Adams an excitable message suggesting that they should collaborate on something “real fresh and real new.” And it was another surprise message that put them back on track, this time from their previous collaborator McMorrow: “Let’s try to beat that last track we did together.”

Over the course of a two - day schedule, the trio created ‘Hell of a Party’, the ominous but seductive first single from their forthcoming second album ‘Just To Exist’. As Christmas approached, McMorrow had a second intriguing proposition. “I’m free in January and February. Do you want to come into the studio to make a record?”

“That felt really exciting to us,” remembers Kaye. ”It seemed ridiculous but we knew he could make it happen.” They spent a week compiling a mammoth file of all of the uncompleted material they’d been working on over the past two years, and McMorrow soon responded with his choice of the best ideas to start building from.

January came around and everything else was put on ice to focus their energy on the project. Their home for the next two months would actually be a large open studio space in Dublin – surely the ideal venue for them to revitalise their mojo in.

Not that things immediately reverted to normal, but McMorrow’s small suggestions ultimately made a world of difference. He encouraged Kaye to adopt a back -to -basics approach, which helped to give the music a freshly streamlined impetus without losing his innovative signature style. Meanwhile Adams did everything he could to keep his voice on peak form, which resulted in vocals that are far more versatile and nuanced than before, especially with his newly deployed falsetto.

An early challenge emerged with a vocal loop that was too manic and aggressive to use, but too intriguing to ignore. After drastically dropping its BPM and lowering its pitch, it resulted in the opening groove for ‘Build A Bridge’. The rest of the song –buoyantly optimistic and exuding summer vibes –was finished that same night.

“It was a high point of the album,” grins Adams. “We realised, cool, we can smile again!” Lyrically it reflected the duo’s changing attitude too, as Adams continues, “I wanted to convey the feeling of a summer evening sunset when you’re driving out in the mountains and anything feels possible.”

Suddenly All Tvvins were fighting back and firing on all cylinders. They’d rediscovered the pure joy of making music and would soon be rewarded with the best songs of their career to date. As producer, co - writer and effective third member,  it’s no understatement to say this process wouldn’t have happened without him. His vision was apparent from the start, but All Tvvins were astounded by his work ethic. Each week consisted of six days of ten hour sessions, after which McMorrow would fine- tune the day’s progress before the band returned the following day.

The ideas kept flowing. There’s ‘Infinite Swim’, with its muscular funk and outrageous solo, which touches on Prince, Talking Heads and TV On The Radio while remaining recognisably All Tvvins; female vocal harmonies from Sorcha Richardson on the moody, slow -burning ‘No One Is Any Fun’; glitchy electronica on ‘Better Than Here’; and ‘In The Dark’, which possesses a driving energy reminiscent of Springsteen-meets - Future Islands.

The strength of the songs is immediately apparent, largely the result of All Tvvins’ renewed instinct and McMorrow’s impeccable taste.

McMorrow’s dedication set a blueprint for the band’s future. “We work really hard in the studio, but to see someone a level beyond that was so inspiring. We realised that we really need to up our game.”

That philosophy saw them go straight into a European tour once the album’s recording was completed. It’s a lesson that keeps on giving several months later. Echoing that dedication, Adams has spent his downtime learning

the piano to continue to pushhis boundaries towards his full potential.

The end result is ‘Just To Exist’, which Adams describes as “a snapshot of where we were, what we were going through and where we hope to go next.” The title, adds Kaye, represents “an acceptance of what we had to go through” to make All Tvvins 2.0 not only exist, but to once again thrive. Adversity, it seems, is a potent inspiration.

All Tvvins have overcome an obstacle course of a year, but there’s no time to rest as new horizons are waiting to be conquered.

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Oct
4
9:00 PM21:00

Stephen James Smith proudly presented by Seoda Shows

€12.50 plus booking fee.-Strictly over 18’s.

€12.50 plus booking fee.-Strictly over 18’s.

Stephen James Smith is a Dublin poet and playwright central to the rise of the vibrant spoken word scene in Ireland today.  To date, his poetry videos have amassed over 1 million views online.

In 2017 he was commissioned by St. Patrick’s Festival to write a new poem as a “celebratory narrative” of Ireland.  The resultant piece ‘My Ireland’ is accompanied by a short film by Director Myles O’Reilly, arranged and mixed by Conor O’Brien (Villagers), with music by Colm Mac Con Iomaire, Loah, Saint Sister, Eithne Ní Chatháin (aka Inni-K) and Ye Vagabonds.  It has been viewed over 300,000 times online and was screened at London Film Festival in Trafalgar Square on March 17th. The poem was in many ways a follow on from Smith’s previous poetry video Dublin You Are, which itself clocked up in excess of 250k views.

Stephen has performed his poetry at high profile events and festivals around the world and in 2012 he was invited to perform for the Irish Olympic team in London. In October 2018 Stephen appeared on a special edition of The Late Late Show (RTE Television) live from London, where he recited his poem This Community to a TV audience of 1.1 million. Stephen has featured in several documentaries for television such as RTÉ’s IFTA Award Winning documentary WB Yeats: No Country for Old Men.  He has received numerous poetry video commissions from Listowel Writer’s Week, Creative Ireland and the London Irish Centre to name but a few.

Stephen has been conducting poetry workshops in secondary schools and community groups across Ireland for a number of years.  In 2018 he worked as Artist in Residence with Dunamaise Arts Centre and Laois Arts Office, where he developed the first ever Laois Spoken Word Projectfor young people in the county. In Jan – March 2019 Stephen facilitated ‘The Words That Bind Us’ cross-cultural poetry project for St. Patrick’s Festival and the Scottish Government, working with students from Trinity Comprehensive in Ballymun to develop and stage a show and exhibition in Axis Ballymun.

Stephen’s debut collection Fear Notpublished by Arlen House, was released in September 2018 and he has recently released a poetry pamphlet Hear Now. His poetry is included on the syllabus at Western Connecticut State University and his work has been translated into Irish, Spanish, Slovenian, Polish, Dutch and Italian.

Seoda Shows proudly present 

Stephen James Smith
w/Special Guest
Longfella: Poet Tony Walsh

Upstairs at Dolans

Friday October 4th 2019 

Doors 9PM

Tickets €12.50 available 
Dolans Pub & Dolans.ie 

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Oct
12
8:00 PM20:00

Saarloos

Tickets  € 12 (strictly over 18's)

Tickets 12 (strictly over 18's)

Saarloos are a new Dublin band consisting of acclaimed songwriters Craig Gallagher and Brian McGovern (formerly Fallen Drakes). Saarloos released their debut single Changes in 2018 which received strong radio support in Ireland as well as reaching almost 4 million streams on Spotify.

Since Changes, the band have released singles Be Alright, Alive and most recently in early 2019, Fire Is Love.

Saarloos have shared the stage with Gavin James across his sold out European tour this summer and last Summer blew the roof off Electric Picnic’s - Cosby Stage! They had an incredibly successful run of EU dates last year, with two sold out nights in The Grand Social. Saarloos tour kicks off in October.

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Oct
12
8:00 PM20:00

Bad Reputation presents: Bloodshot Dawn/ The Crawling / Becomes Astral

Tickets €10 with Booking Fee-Strictly over 18’s  On sale Wednesday May 8th

Tickets €10 with Booking Fee-Strictly over 18’s

On sale Wednesday May 8th

First formed in 2003, Bloodshot Dawn have evolved from a straight forward, groove orientated death metal band into a technically ferocious extreme metal outfit. Hailed by Terrorizer as a band that delivers “blistering live shows”, Bloodshot Dawn have become a household name in the UK underground.

In 2007 Bloodshot Dawn recorded and released their first effort in the form of “Coalition Of Terror”, a two track EP that received positive feedback both critically and around their local metal scene. The band then went on to win the 2009 “Metal To The Masses” competition, playing at Bloodstock Open Air Festival with the likes of influential bands such as Carcass, Arch Enemy and Kreator.

The band's current line up was solidified in late 2009 and they began preparing material for their follow up to “Coalition Of Terror”. This came in the form of the “Slaves To The Lie” EP, released in February 2011. This EP was self-financed and made available worldwide via all major online distribution websites. Bloodshot Dawn supported the release with tour dates in the UK, including gigs with Vader, Krisiun, and Cerebral Bore.

In September 2011, Bloodshot Dawn entered 16th Cellar Studios in Rome (Fleshgod Apocalypse, Hour Of Penance), to record their debut full-length release. The self-titled album has seen Bloodshot Dawn's writing style mature noticeably, becoming more intense and technical, while increasingly melodic and accessible. This unique writing sensibility, coupled with fierce production from Stefano Morabito, has resulted in an album that has seen Bloodshot Dawn claimed by many as one of the UK's fiercest Metal bands.

The Crawling was born following a few failed attempts at getting a couple of ageing metal heads into the same room to play some death metal. Finally, towards the close of 2014, the band settled on a solid line up.

The music created is a result of a trio of music fans that have enjoyed, and participated, in the local music scene for decades. Creator Stuart hailed from 90's death metal legends Severance, Andy fronted Honey For Christ for 14 years, and Gary Beattie is still blasting for Zombified.

The collaboration has resulted in a heavy, slow-death ensemble, forged against a back drop of misery and contempt for the world that surrounds us.


"There is no greater sorrow than to recall in misery the time when we were happy."

Becomes Astral is a progressive death metal band based out of Guelph, Ontario. Formed in the later months of 2013, they quickly got to work on releasing their debut EP, The Mind, which was released in October 2014. The Mind was recorded and mixed by Don Levasseur at Atlantic Studio. After their debut release, Becomes Astral toured heavily for the following year, covering west coast Canada, and two Ontario and Quebec tours. Playing steadily since, Becomes Astral has made themselves a force to be reckoned with, allowing the band to sell out half of their last tour in Ontario. In early 2016, Becomes Astral took a break from playing live to write a full-length record, and returned to shows in late 2016. In December 2016 the band entered The Grid Studios in Montreal, QC with Christian Donaldson of Cryptopsy as a producer and came out with a piece of music they are proud to call their own, Paleblood Sky. 

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Oct
13
8:00 PM20:00

Jake Clemons

Tickets are €18 plus BF. - (strictly over 18's)

Tickets are €18 plus BF. - (strictly over 18's)

New York, NY:  On March 22, 2019, gifted singer and multi-instrumentalist Jake Clemons will release the timely and important single “Democracy”, his interpretation of the Leonard Cohen classic that was originally released in 1992.  The song (which is the first from Clemons’ forthcoming May 2019 album), was co-produced by Jake Clemons and Jake Hull and mixed by legendary Grammy winning engineer and producer Eddie Kramer. “Democracy” will be distributed through The Orchard/Sony Music on BFD and Sea Lemons.

 “My father, a man whose greatest pride lay within his service to his country, instilled in me a firm belief that our flag, our nation should represent the certain unalienable rights of all people, that we are all created equal, that we are stronger as a whole, and that our rights as a collective whole deserve to be defended. Democracy, a mighty ship that would sail for the people and by the people, well, it’s slow. It is here, but it’s not. We are both waiting for it and simultaneously seem to be warring against it. When then, will the identity that promised to bind us together in precious liberty finally ring true; ‘FOR THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE’? When will we resolve to become truly UNITED as that powerful force claiming that grander posture of ‘WE, THE PEOPLE’?  This was the promise made, one that I have to hold on to, be it desperately, one that my father would proudly sacrifice time & time again for. It is slow... but it’s coming. This is Democracy”.  Jake Clemons

Our first glimpse into the heart and soul of Jake Clemons came in 2013 with release of his debut EP, Embracing Light. With just a few original songs, this gifted singer and multi-instrumentalist offered a bewitching hint at how much he had to say and the intricate way he said it. Then came his full-length album Fear + Love in 2017 which allowed a deeper appreciation of what Clemons has to offer.

Dividing his time between touring the world, performing his own music and spending the last seven years as the tenor and baritone saxophonist with Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band (stepping in for his Uncle, the late Clarence Clemons), Jake continues to make a deep connection in the present by living life to its’ fullest. 

 “Democracy” will be available on all digital outlets on March 22, 2019.

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Oct
18
8:00 PM20:00

LANKUM proudly presented by Seoda Shows

Tickets €20. - (strictly over 18's) - On sale Friday July 5th 10am

Tickets €20. - (strictly over 18's) - On sale Friday July 5th 10am

The Dublin based four-piece present a new live show ahead of their much-anticipated 3rd album which will be released on ROUGH TRADE late Autumn.

LANKUM have an alchemical ability to combine traditional folk roots with contemporary undercurrents to forge music that is dark, mysterious and transcendental. Comprising brothers Ian Lynch (uillean pipes, tin whistle, vocals), Daragh Lynch (vocals, guitar) alongside Cormac Mac Diarmada (fiddle) and Radie Peat (harmonium, accordion, vocals), Lankum channel a diverse set of influences and histories to create a beautifully rare thing: a songbook from and for the people.

Born of years criss-crossing Dublin's folk and experimental scenes, their two albums ‘Cold Old Fire’ (2013, recorded under former name Lynched) and Rough Trade debut ‘Between The Earth and Sky’ (2017) breath new life into ancient/modern rituals with urban punk fervour, rural psycho-geography and, underpinning it all, the eternal drone of the uilleann pipes.

 An object lesson in how to perform old songs in new ways.’ ★★★★ The Guardian

‘The most exciting album of traditional Irish song in decades.’

●       The Independent

‘Harsh, but deeply affecting.’ ★★★★

●       Mojo

‘Battery-acid sharp.’ 8/10

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Oct
19
9:00 PM21:00

Le Boom proudly presented by Seoda Shows

Tickets on sale April 26th at 10am-Strictly Over 18’s

Tickets on sale April 26th at 10am-Strictly Over 18’s

Le Boom are one of Ireland’s new music success stories having garnered 2.1 million track streams for their five single releases so far. Christy Leech and Aimie Mallon have quickly become one of the most sought-after new acts thanks to their energetic live show at festivals at home in Ireland and since forming in 2016 have played The Great Escape, Primavera Sound Pro, Electric Picnic and cities such as New York, Reykjavik, and Bilbao.

Last November, they sold out the 1000-capacity District 8 venue in Dublin with much bigger shows to come in 2019 along with the release of their debut four-track EP All Of My Highs to coincide with UK dates in May 2019 and Irish and UK festivals across the summer.

Le Boom’s electro-indie-house-pop music is a rush, it starts dance parties at festivals, venues and wherever they play. Between Leech’s falsetto and Mallon’s manic energy, there’s an infectious buzz in their music.

Christy Leech’s songwriting and production endeavours mark him out as one to watch, for his ability to comfortably mix pop song structures with dance and electronic beats, bolstered and played live with an array of extra percussion, glass bottles and cowbells by the irrepressible livewire Aimie Mallon. What’s attracted thousands to Le Boom’s music so far is the effortless mix of melody and body-shaking music, that never loses sight of an earworm chorus.

The Irish duo met in Dublin after both grew up in Navan, County Meath after experience-building with session bands. Leech’s forays into music saw him live in an artist commune in New York where the occupants would perform a monthly show for their building’s patron in return for free rent. It was in here where Leech began making the music that would resonate with many as Le Boom. Mallon is a trained drummer and musician from BIMM in Dublin.

Le Boom’s debut single release, What We Do, received regular airplay on both US and Irish radio and was featured in an summer campaign for Vodafone as it approaches 1 million track streams. Singles such as Don’t Need It Now, Coma and Animal have brought them multiple prominent features on Spotify’s New Music Friday, Hot New Bands, Running UK and New Pop Revolution among others. Their biggest sell out show to date is the 1000-cap District 8 Dublin show in November 2018. Their tracks have soundtracked ads and had placements for Failte Ireland, Made In Chelsea, Vodafone, St. Patrick’s Festival and more.

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Oct
25
8:00 PM20:00

Sinnerboy a Tribute to Rory Gallagher

Tickets €12 - (strictly over 18's)

Tickets €12 - (strictly over 18's)

Top international tribute band, Sinnerboy return to Dolans to play the epic music of the late, great Rory Gallagher, for the 17th year running!

Sinnerboy, from Manchester, have a huge reputation for faithfully recapturing the sound and excitement of a live “Rory gig”. They have played a major role in promoting the revival of Rory’s music in the last seventeen years and apart from gigging extensively in Europe, have headlined Rory Gallagher tribute events in Ireland, Italy, Austria, UK, Holland, Germany, Greece, Spain, Norway and the USA.

Rory Gallagher, who sadly passed away in 1995, was born in Ballyshannon and reared in Cork. He had a huge impact on the world of blues and rock and was Ireland's first real |”rock star” - blazing the trail for many major Irish acts to follow on the international stage. Apart from being recognised as one of the greatest ever exponents of the electric guitar, Rory Gallagher left behind an enduring musical legacy which has received fresh recognition over recent years. He was a prolific composer and in his lifetime recorded no fewer than fifteen albums of highly original and soulful blues and rock material.

Sinnerboy will bring out the very best of Rory Gallagher’s music at their upcoming gig. With a repertoire that covers every era of the late Rory’s career they guarantee another blistering performance!

“This is the proof that my brother’s music lives on” Donal Gallagher.

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Oct
25
9:30 PM21:30

King Kong company

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
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
2
9:00 PM21:00

LLoyd Cole

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
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

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
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
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
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
22
7:30 PM19:30

The Total Stone Roses bring their 30th Anniversary Tour

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
23
8:00 PM20:00

John Mayall

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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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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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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