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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
7
8:00 PM20:00

Bootleg Blondie

Tickets €16 - (strictly over 18's)

Tickets €16 - (strictly over 18's)

BOOTLEG BLONDIE is the official Debbie Harry & Blondie tribute band, the only Blondie tribute to play the legendary CBGB’s in New York City and to have the honour to be mentioned on Blondie’s 11th studio album ‘Pollinator’.

Lead vocalist Debbie Harris has appeared on two shows for BBC1 when she was picked out of 15,000 applicants to represent Debbie Harry on ‘Even Better Than The Real Thing’ hosted by Paddy McGuinness. The shows attracted an audience of 10 million viewers!

Debbie Harris and the boys have met the REAL Blondie and are officially endorsed by the band. Debbie Harry got in touch in 2006 when she heard we were playing CBGBs in New York City to wish us good luck with our show and when Clem Burke, Blondie’s charismatic drummer, found out that we were making a replica of his Premier drum kit, he arranged for us to meet him to sign our drum kit which we use at all our shows. ‘During the 2010 Blondie tour of the UK we took Clem out for a trip around London in our tour bus, he signed that too!!!!’

In 2014 Clem invited Debbie and Andy to a recording session at the Foo Fighters’ famous 606 Studio in Los Angeles, where they saw Clem and the awesome Neve mixing desk in action!

In 2016 Clem Burke came along to a Bootleg Blondie gig and actually got up and played drums on stage with the band! He said afterwards that watching and playing with Bootleg Blondie was very emotional.

In May 2017 Bootleg Blondie had the unbelievable honour of being mentioned on Blondie’s acclaimed 11th studio album ‘Pollinator’. Probably a first for any tribute band!

Debbie Harris, lead vocalist of Bootleg Blondie, has the looks, the voice and the attitude of the original Blondie bombshell and like her heroine is typically outrageous on stage. She has been known to wear dustbin liners, thigh length boots and t-shirts with more holes than t-shirt! Debbie’s pride & joy is her guitar that she plays at every show and is signed by all the Blondie members

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Sep
12
7:30 PM19:30

Peter Hook and The Light

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

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

Tickets €15 - (strictly over 18's)

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

Tickets €20 th-strictly over 18’s

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

Tickets €21 - (strictly over 18's)

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
21
9:00 PM21:00

DAITHÍ proudly presented by Seoda Shows

€10-strictly over 18’s

€10-strictly over 18’s

Daithi is an electronic music producer obsessed by the culture of Ireland. The two time choice award nominee combines nature recordings, old Irish samples and analog synths to create a unique type of house music that’s soaked in Irish culture. A mainstay in the Irish gigging scene, his live show is an improvised performance, creating on the spot dance music using synths, drum machines and live fiddle. Last year, Daithi found a forgotten recording of his grandmother, where she talked about how she met her husband, and what it was like living in the west of Ireland for the past 90 years. Daithi sampled this recording to create ‘Mary Keanes Introduction’, a track which captured the imagination of millions of Irish people across the world, and became one of the most successful Irish singles that year, staying no.1 in the spotify viral charts for 6 weeks. 

It proved Daithi’s mantra on music: Every sample should have a back story, and every song should be personal.

"Daithí O’Dronai’s electronic pop has moved into deeper and richer places over the years but none more than this song featuring the Bell X1 singer on vocals. Inspired by loss and the breakup of a relationship, Daithí wrote his most personal music to date and one of the results is this sweeping and pulsing songs that is both elegiac and epic." (Niall Byrne, The Irish Times, on new single 'Take The Wheel") [https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/music/eight-of-the-best-songs-from-july-you-have-to-hear-1.3579744]

"'Take The Wheel' is the show stopper, Daithí's most unexpected, and perhaps also his finest, song to date." - Kernan Andrews, Galway Advertiser [http://www.advertiser.ie/galway/article/102131/daith-new-single-is-his-best-work-to-date]

"With the release of this brand new double A-side single, ‘Take The Wheel’ & ‘In My Darkest Moments’, it feels as if Daithí has hit a milestone moment in his career." - Nialler9

"Daithí’s evolution as an artist over the past 5 years has been prolific to say the least. Every release from the producer has felt like the next stage in a journey, beginning with the likes of tracks like ‘Case Closed’ in 2013. Since then, audiences have been lucky enough to bear witness to one of the most creative voices in contemporary dance music expand and develop." - Nialler9  [https://nialler9.com/premiere-daithis-new-songs-featuring-paul-noonan-of-bell-x1-the-sei-mark-a-milestone-moment-in-his-career/]

"Daithi has developed a musical and visual style that is unparalleled in its exploration of rural pressures, post-Celtic Tiger Ireland and masculinity. His latest tracks have bridged the difficult gap between Daithi's trad background and the ethereal, lingering soundscapes that have made him one of the most instantly recognisable electronic producers in the country." - Peter McGoran, Hot Press [https://www.hotpress.com/music/listen-daithi-releases-music-video-darkest-moments-22752304]



18+ event - R.O.A.R

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Sep
24
8:00 PM20:00

KNEECAP 'Your Ma Hates Ya' tour

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

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

Tickets €17 - (strictly over 18's)

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
9:00 PM21:00

Vulpynes proudly presented by Seoda Shows

€10-On Sale Friday July 19 at 10am-strictly over 18’s

€10-On Sale Friday July 19 at 10am-strictly over 18’s

Don't let looks deceive you, for a 2 piece band Vulpynes make noise. Expect a fusion of heavy and melodic hooks, snarling vocals and a visceral rhythm section.

Vulpynes are raw and energetic garage rock at its finest, yet their infectiously brazen wall of sound remains inimitably their own.

Last year they released their debut EP ‘Vulpynes’ on UK label Headcheck Records to wide critical acclaim, shared a stage with Marmozets, Deap Vally, DOYLE (Misfits) and blazed a trail across the UK festival circuit. Vulpynes continue to pack out their own headline shows and are fast becoming one of Ireland's most exciting live acts. Fresh from a string of dates supporting SLEAFORD MODS and new material set for release, Vulpynes promise they are only getting started.

“One of the best and loudest live acts in the country”

* Hot Press Magazine

“Four tracks of savage guitar and drum intensity, strident vocals, and self-belief”

* Louder Than War

“They’ve come from almost nowhere but are heading somewhere at breakneck speed. This looks like the start of something big”

* Devolution Magazine

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Sep
27
to Sep 28

Limerick Jazz Festival - Sarah Gillespie Quintet

Tickets €18. - Strictly over 18's

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

Tickets €18. - Strictly over 18's

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

Tickets €20. - Strictly over 18's

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

Tickets €13 - (strictly over 18's)

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
5
9:00 PM21:00

Fox Jaw proudly presented by Seoda Shows

Tickets on sale Monday August 26th-strictly over 18’s

Tickets on sale Monday August 26th-strictly over 18’s

Limerick’s alternative rock quintet, Fox Jaw, release their latest single 'Let It Run', a staccato, rock and roll floor filler with a fondness of experimenting with time signatures.

 Lyrically, the song speaks of letting go and embracing the chaos of what life brings. Fox Jaw frontman, Ronan Mitchell explains; “Life is what happens when you’re busy worrying about what’s going to happen. Whatever you decide to do with it; Own it. Make it yours. Let it run.”

 Recorded at Even Audio with producer Mike Gavin of Windings and Mastered by Richard Dowling at Wav Mastering (David Bowie, Foo Fighters, Interpol).

 Once described as ‘a modern band with an old soul’, Fox Jaw have a swaggering trend-shaking growl, that always keeps things sweet and melodic with an honest collection of dark pop songs. With hundreds of shows under their belts, 10 Singles, 5 Vinyl Releases, 2 Studio Albums, 2 EPs, 1 Live Album, countless festival appearances, TV appearances qand only one flat tyre.

 2014 saw the release of their 2nd studio album ‘Ghost’s Parade’, with an impressive amount of airplay, raising many eyebrows in the music industry. An album in full sonic Technicolor, verifying the bands ability & love for a plethora of genres, above and beyond the pigeonholes many set for them.

 In 2016, following the success of the release of their singles ‘Do You Want It All?‘ & ‘Hit It Off’, the band released their 3rd EP ‘Black Light Vignette’ with airplay both at home and overseas, getting picked up by over 30 college stations in the USA.

 Fox Jaw have played such festivals as: Electric Picnic, Indie Week (Canada & Ireland), Castlepalooza, Knockanstockan, Indiependence, Sea Sessions, AranMojo, Hard Working Class Heroes, Glasgowbury, Vantastival, Arthur’s Day & more.

 They’ve shared the stage with such acts as: Against Me!, Steriogram, And So I Watch You From Afar, Alabama 3, The Redneck Manifesto, Jape, Hayseed Dixie & many more.

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Oct
6
8:00 PM20:00

Tom Baxter

Tickets €20 - (strictly over 18's) - On sale Friday July 19th 9am

Tickets €20 - (strictly over 18's) - On sale Friday July 19th 9am

TOM BAXTER ‘Of Stories & Songs’ returns to Irealnd this October 2019

One of the most distinguished song craftsmen of the 21stcentury. Tom is to make an exciting return to Ireland this October to remind us of what a talent he indeed is.

As the best kept secret in the music business, Tom is now Uk’s official hidden gem & If you haven’t heard of him already then we couldn’t recommend him higher as an artist to go and see.

Baxter, who made his name here in Ireland some 10 years ago with some brilliant songwriting and incredible live shows to back it up, has since gone on to be adopted across the world through this poignantly observational songwriting.

Best known for his heart-stopping originals off his first two albums such as 'Better,' ‘Miracle’ ‘This Boy’, 'Almost There' and 'Day in Verona' , tastemakers beat a solid path to Tom's door, and the plaudits have been streaming in, from The Guardian to The Times since then.

Adored by some of the greatest names in film, fashion, music, art and even the young Royal family, his music hasnow been used on the coverage of both Royal Weddings, a number of Hollywood films ands the closing titles of the Olympics. 

Known for his long periods in the wilderness, traveling and exploring the world. It is Baxter’s disinterest in the trappings of fame which have only served to increase his now legendary status. 

Take this oppertunitly to see this highly charged artist in their element & experience the reason why his music hasgripped so many along the way. Just don’t be to surprised if you see a famous face sitting in the audience fighting back the tears or cracking a smile at one of Baxter’s manysongwriting stories. 

Playing solo on guitar & piano Baxter will be playing on the…

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Oct
11
7:00 PM19:00

Hudson Taylor

Tickets €25 - (strictly over 18's) - July 26th 9am

Tickets €25 - (strictly over 18's) - July 26th 9am

Dolans Presents have announced that Irish folk/Americana duo Hudson Taylor are confirmed to play Live at the Big Top in Limerick on Friday, October 11th.

Hudson Taylor make a welcome return to Limerick following a string of tour dates in US

The band comprises brothers Harry and Alfie Hudson-Taylor. They are currently signed to Rubyworks Records.

2018 was a milestone year for the band. Hudson Taylor embarked on a sold-out European tour playing to crowds in the UK, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Netherlands. At the end of January, the band announced they would be opening for Gabrielle Aplin throughout her North American Tour.

During their trip they made their US TV debut on Good Day New York on Fox and WGN-TV in Chicago. They also completed high-profile online sessions for Paste Magazine, Baeble Music and BalconyTV in LA.

After releasing a mini-album in later that year, Hudson Taylor supported Hozier during his North American tour, opening 19 sold out shows including 3 nights at both Beacon Theatre in New York City and Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles.

In between shows with Hozier, Hudson Taylor also played their own sold-out headline shows in New York, Washington DC and Boston at the end of September.

Since first emerging on Youtube and Dublin’s Grafton Street many years ago as Harry and Alfie, they rebranded to Hudson Taylor marking a shift in maturity and direction. The duo has been growing and evolving to match that ever since.

The bands released Feel It Again EP amassed over 1.2 million monthly listeners on Spotify. It was produced by Ryan Hadlock, best known for his work with The Lumineers and Vance Joy. Their lead-off single 'Feel It Again' was one of the biggest Irish airplay hits of 2017. With streaming figures well in excess of 10 million listens, Hudson Taylor wrapped an action-packed Irish tour.

Earlier this year they played a U.S. headline tour accompanied by Oisin and Tadgh Walsh-Peelo in their band as well as supporting Rodrigo y Gabriela on their North American tour.

Hudson Taylor’s live performances exude a unique energy. The duo make the audience feel like a part of the band, whether it be interacting with the crowd, singing harmonies back and forth with everyone, or dancing along to their songs, the experience is unforgettable. The guys credit their energetic performances to the adrenaline of the crowd and the great musical chemistry they have with their band.

“We keep each other on our toes. Playing on stage, playing in front of people, it’s such a pleasure of an opportunity… We’ve just kind of always try to have fun and not take ourselves too seriously or become too nervous,” said Alfie.

Tickets for Hudson Taylor Live at the Big Top in Limerick go on sale this Friday 26th July 9am

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Oct
11
8:00 PM20:00

Brave Giant

Tickets €17 - Strictly Over 18’s

Tickets €17 - Strictly Over 18’s

Decorate Your Mind’, the first single from Brave Giant’s debut album and described by Hot Press as “a powerhouse of a track, as anthemic and propulsive as it is dark and atmospheric.” stormed into the Top 3 on release last month.  The debut album, ‘White, Pink + Blue’will be released on October 4th.  

To coincide with the album’s release, Brave Giant will be touring.   Tickets are now on sale for the shows already announced in Limerick, Galway, Cork and Kerry. 


This headline show tour is announced against the back drop of additional tickets having to be released last month for Brave Giant’s biggest headline show to date, The Olympia Theatre on Saturday 9th November. These additional tickets, on sale via ticketmaster.ie are now in limited supply and the show is on target to sell out before the end of August. 

In just three years, Brave Gianthas gone from selling out two nights Upstairs at Whelans in Dublin to the band’s biggest headline show to date at The Olympia Theatre, Dublinon Saturday November 9th, being on the cusp of selling out. 

Emmett Collum (percussion), Mark Prunty (bass, guitar/vocals), Podge Gill (guitar/vocals), Ross McNerney (banjo/mandolin/keys), are Brave Giant.  A band rooted in an inherited love for trad & folk, moulded, morphed and inspired by indie & alternative influences.

This summer, the four-piece were delighted to be part of the festival line up at #DDFIO (Dubai Duty Free Irish Open) festival in Lahinch, gave a storming top-three billing performance at Kaleidoscope Festival in June, and likewise last weekend on the main stage at Indiependence Festival 2019, and kicked off 2019 festival season on June 1st with Day Tripper Festival in Waterfordalongside Gavin James, Hudson Taylor and Saarloos. 

Live highlights from last year include sharing a stage with Hozier,Walking on Cars and other highly-respected Irish artists at the 2FM Christmas Ballat the 3Arenain December, two further sold-outheadline shows in Dublin at The Button Factoryand opening band’s live record in London with three sell-out headline shows. 

Since releasing its first commercial track in 2016 (‘Lordy Lordy’), Brave Giant has sold-out numerous shows in Dublin and across the country and had a string of top 5 singles including The Time I Met The Deviland two number one’s with Way To Loveand Somebody’s Someone.  Opening for Picture Thison the final night of the band’s five-night Olympia run in 2017 will always be very special.  Not shy to festival season either, in the three years to date some of the band’s summer festival performances include LongitudeSea Sessions,and Electric Picnic.  Indeed in 2018, over 5,000 people turned out to see the band live in their home county at the Longford Town Festival. 

Brave Giant has also seen the band’s Spotify streams grow to over 2.5 millionduring the last year, and online video views in the same region.

The debut album, ‘White, Pink + Blue’was recorded earlier this spring with musician and producer Gavin Glassof Orphan Recording in the production chair.  

“We can’t wait to share this body of work. The album sees us take a new direction. “We believe we’ve developed a great deal musically and lyrically!”

“We’ve explored new sounds and have drawn on influences from even more musical genres.  Heavy synths, spacey guitars, driving drums and a mandolin like you’ve never heard before. 
The core elements that make Brave Giant what it is are still there, we’ve just added some magic, we hope!”

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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
15
8:00 PM20:00

Black Star Riders

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Black Star Riders will release their fourth studio album in September 2019. Entitled ‘Another State of Grace’ the album was produced & mixed by Jay Ruston (Stone Sour, Anthrax, Uriah Heep).

The band will support the record with a full UK and Ireland tour in October 2019 with additional dates in other territories to be announced in the near future.

Black Star Riders, who consist of Ricky Warwick (Lead Vocals / Guitar), Scott Gorham (Lead Guitar) and Robert Crane (Bass) together with recent additions Chad Szeliga (Drums) and Christian Martucci (Lead Guitar) recorded the album at Sphere Studios in Burbank, California in February.

Ricky Warwick: "I’m absolutely thrilled to be back with a brand new Black Star Riders Album. In my honest opinion this is the best record the band has made! This is Christian and Chad’s first album with the band and they have brought a fantastic energy and vibe”

Scott Gorham adds "It was great to be back in Los Angeles and recording with Jay Ruston was an absolute pleasure.  I am excited to see everyone’s reactions to this amazing record … and I can’t wait to get back on the road and play you these new songs!”

The band previous album, “Heavy Fire”, was released in 2017 and enjoyed widespread fan and critical acclaim.  The album enjoyed success in many countries and went on to score multiple high chart placing’s & radio playlists.  They toured extensively in support of the release with notable appearances on the SOLD OUT Rock Legend’s VI cruise out of Florida, alongside Sammy Hagar and Bad Company and very successful tour of North and South America with metal legends Judas Priest.

Following on from their previous albums ‘All Hell Breaks Loose’, ‘The Killer Instinct’ and ‘Heavy Fire’ which have paved the way for Black Star Riders to be recognized as a power force in the modern day of Rock n’ Roll, ‘Another State of Grace’ will be once again released by Nuclear Blast Entertainment.  

After a lengthy period off the road, Black Star Riders are back with a 15 date UK & Ireland Tour with special guests Stone Broken and Wayward Sons.

Ricky adds re the tour: “I’m also very happy to have our friends in Stone Broken and Wayward Sons on the bill with us. A tour of epic proportions… not to be missed!”

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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
1
8:00 PM20:00

The Pink Floyd Experience

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

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

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

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

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

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Nov
2
8:00 PM20:00

Lloyd Cole

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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Nov
2
9:00 PM21:00

Stomptown Brass

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Nov
3
8:00 PM20:00

TROPICAL F*CK STORM

Tickets €15 - (strictly over 18's)

Tickets €15 - (strictly over 18's)

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

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

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

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

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


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Nov
6
8:00 PM20:00

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

Rory and the Island

€9 with BF-strictly over 18’s

€9 with BF-strictly over 18’s

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Nov
8
8:00 PM20:00

Thanks Brother

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Nov
9
7:30 PM19:30

Fred Cooke

Tickets €15 - Strictly Over 18’s - On sale Friday August 23rd 9am

Tickets €15 - Strictly Over 18’s - On sale Friday August 23rd 9am

Fred Cooke: Fred Space.

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

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

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

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

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

ChortlePriceless

Short ComVery impressive performer.

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

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Nov
9
9:00 PM21:00

Whenyoung proudly presented by Seoda Shows

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Nov
14
7:30 PM19:30

Foy Vance

Tickets  € 25  (strictly over 18's)

Tickets 25 (strictly over 18's)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Nov
15
8:00 PM20:00

The Slow Readers Club proudly presented by Seoda Shows

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Nov
16
8:00 PM20:00

Damien Dempsey

Tickets €29 - (strictly over 18's)

Tickets €29 - (strictly over 18's)

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

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

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Nov
20
8:00 PM20:00

Wallis Bird proudly presented by Seoda Shows

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

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

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

●      The Irish Times

 “A tsunami of emotion… magnificent ”

●      MOJO

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

●      Sydney Morning Herald, Australia

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

●      Amanda Palmer, Artist

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

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

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

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

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Nov
21
8:00 PM20:00

Toucan

Tickets €17 - Strictly Over 18’s

Tickets €17 - Strictly Over 18’s

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

 

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

“A hugely promising debut” — JOE.ie

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

“Expect to see them everywhere ” — REMY

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

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

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Nov
22
7:30 PM19:30

The Total Stone Roses 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
22
8:00 PM20:00

The Riptide Movement

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Tickets €20 - Strictly Over 18’s

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

“Something Special” Out 9 August 2019

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

new single “Something Special” on August 9 2019.

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

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

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

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

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Nov
23
8:00 PM20:00

John Mayall

Tickets €46 - Dtrictly over 18’s

Tickets €46 - Dtrictly over 18’s

Tickets are Standing Only

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Nov
29
9:00 PM21:00

George Michael Tribute

Tickets €20 - (strictly over 18's)

Tickets €20 - (strictly over 18's)

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

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

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

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Dec
3
7:30 PM19:30

Faulty Towers Dining Experience

Tickets also available for December 4th    Click Here

Tickets also available for December 4th Click Here

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

Plan ahead for your night out in style at the Dolans, with an evening of fine-dining and comedy theatre.

★★★★★ Daily Telegraph

★★★★★ Edinburgh Evening News

★★★★★ Sunday Express

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

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Dec
4
8:00 PM20:00

Faulty Towers Dining Experience

Tickets also available for December 3rd  Click Here

Tickets also available for December 3rd Click Here

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

Plan ahead for your night out in style at the Dolans, with an evening of fine-dining and comedy theatre.

★★★★★ Daily Telegraph

★★★★★ Edinburgh Evening News

★★★★★ Sunday Express

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

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Dec
14
8:00 PM20:00

Lisa Canny

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

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

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

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

“Ireland next big female artist” Miles Copeland

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

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

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Dec
14
9:00 PM21:00

Mack Fleetwood

Tickets €18 - (strictly over 18's)

Tickets €18 - (strictly over 18's)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Dec
20
9:00 PM21:00

TALOS proudly presented by Seoda Shows

Tickets €20 - (strictly over 18's)

Tickets €20 - (strictly over 18's)

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

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

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Dec
21
8:00 PM20:00

Beoga

Tickets €20 - (strictly over 18's) - on dale Friday August 23rd 10am

Tickets €20 - (strictly over 18's) - on dale Friday August 23rd 10am

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

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

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

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

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Jan
30
7:30 PM19:30

Jason Byrne

Tickets €25 - (strictly over 18's)

Tickets €25 - (strictly over 18's)

Jason Byrne – Wrecked but Ready.

The Star of ‘Ireland’s Got Talent’

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

'Unmissable' Evening Standard

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

'Byrne is consistently brilliant' Metro

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

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Jan
30
7:30 PM19:30

Sharon Shannon Mary Coughlan and Frances Black

Tickets €32

Tickets €32

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Feb
1
9:00 PM21:00

AMIGO THE DEVIL proudly presented by Seoda Shows

Tickets €10. - (strictly over 18's)

Tickets €10. - (strictly over 18's)

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

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

●      LA Weekly

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

●      Kerrang!

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Feb
1
9:00 PM21:00

The Grudge – A tribute to TOOL

Tickets €13.50 - Strictly Over 18’s

Tickets €13.50 - Strictly Over 18’s

Bad Reputation Presents The Grudge - A tribute to TOOL

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

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

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Feb
26
8:00 PM20:00

Imar

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"exceptional" - The Living Tradition

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

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Apr
17
8:00 PM20:00

Krisiun

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

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

Bad Reputation presents:

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

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