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Sep
21
6:30 PM18:30

Culture Night in Dolans with Limerick Big Band in the Warehouse and Traditional Irish Music in the bar - FREE GIGS

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Jazz and Trad to take centre stage as Dolans celebrates Culture Night

Dolans Presents are delighted to once again play their part in Culture Night. This year’s celebration of culture, creativity and the arts takes place on Friday 21st September 2018.

As a dedicated venue for culture in Limerick we are delighted to be hosting two free events that celebrate just some of the multitude of music genres Dolans has showcased since opening in the city almost 25 years ago.

Culture Night 2018 at Dolans Warehouse sees the return of the fantastic Limerick Jazz Workshop Big Band. This 17-piece big band will see some of Limerick’s leading exponents of the jazz genre as they showcase the very best sounds of both Irish and contemporary jazz for this very special one-off celebration for Limerick’s Culture night.

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Now in its 11th year, Limerick Jazz Workshop Big Band was formed two years ago mainly from students and teachers form Limerick Jazz workshop.

The brainchild of tenor saxophonist Ed Hansom and under the guidance the leadership of maestro extraordinaire Bryan Meehan the band has matured into a unit that is now performing on a regular basis.

Culture night at Dolans Warehouse is a perfect opportunity for the band to showcase these talented musicians. The band will perform and accessible and varied programme consisting of some familiar standards like American Patrol Li'l Darlin' and Sing Sing Sing to more testing tunes like Dave Brubeck's Blue Rondo A La Turk and George Shearing's Lullaby Of Birdland. With 17 musicians on stage this promises to be a belter of an evening.

Dolans Pub will also play host to some of the very best traditional musicians Limerick has to offer as we host an extra special Culture Night trad session. Since the early days, Dolans has been a key exponent of traditional music.

Dolans opened the same year as The Irish World Academy of Music & Dance at The University of Limerick. Over the past quarter of a century we have developed strong connections with the music students in the University.

Bands such as Beoga, Four Winds, Goitse, Moxie and Liadan have played in the sessions, sometimes after playing gigs upstairs or in the Warehouse. Martin Hayes, Sharon Shannon, The Dunne Family, Karen Hickey, The Daly Family, The Lyons Family, The Clohessy Family, to mention a few, are all regular visitors to the Traditional Irish nights.

This year’s traditional Culture Night session at Dolans is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the very best of Limerick’s trad scene and is not to be missed.

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Dolans is delighted to play our part in the Culture Night celebrations. This important showcase has grown from a relatively small scale cultural event staged only in Dublin in 2006 to the significant national cultural event it now is, with some 400,000 people visiting museums, galleries, historic houses, artists’ studios and cultural centres across the island.

The initiative has captured both the public imagination and the enthusiasm of artists and cultural organisations and Dolans will be at the heart of Limerick’s celebrations this year.

The Limerick Jazz Workshop Big Band will play Dolans Warehouse this Friday night, 21st September from 6.30pm until 8.00pm. This event will then be followed by our special Culture Night trad session in the bar right through the night.

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Sep
22
8:00 PM20:00

BEOGA

 Tickets are €19

Tickets are €19

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Special Guest Emma Langford

 

Emma Langford

Irish Folk Singer-Songwriter

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Sep
22
8:00 PM20:00

Ryan O’Shaughnessy

 Tickets €15 - On Sale Friday August 3rd 9am

Tickets €15 - On Sale Friday August 3rd 9am

Ryan O’Shaughnessy will be travelling across the length and breath the country this Autumn on his debut tour to celebrate the release of his newest installment  ‘Civil War’ which the tour shall be aptly named after. The track is set to be accompanied by some very powerful video content that aims to highlight the impact of today’s global wartime crisis.

 

Audiences can also expect O’Shaughnessy to perform all of his notable and well recognised songs like ’No Name’ from Britain's Got Talent, 'Who do you love’ from The HIT, and of course this years Irish Eurovision entry ‘Together’.

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Sep
22
9:00 PM21:00

Chubby Thunderous Bad Kush Masters with Elder Druid & guests

 Tickets €7

Tickets €7

Bad Reputation presents:
Chubby Thunderous Bad Kush Masters (Eng)
&
Elder Druid
with support
Slung From A Tree
&
TOOMS

Doom, fuzz and stoner rock collide on this 4 band bill.

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Sep
27
to Sep 28

Prescription Presents: Jam Baxter & DJ Sammy B-Side(High Focus Records)

Prescription Jam Baxter DJ Sammy B-Side Dolans Limerick September 27th


We've been waiting to to announce this one..let's get into it!

Jam Baxter
Jam Baxter has had an eventful time of it since he was last asked to summarise his musical adventures in biographical form. As ever, roaming around planet Earth, steadily tightening his grip on the very tallest branches of the musical canopy has been central to his movements, as has taking each and every bashment by the scruff of its neck and suplexing it dry of everything it has to offer. Most significantly however, Jam Baxter has continued to prove himself as one of the most outlandish and trailblazing songwriters on the scene. Taking listeners on a voyage through one’s songwriting is a mantra for many, but only a reality for very few; this has and always will remain the bone marrow of his day-to-day

Having set the ball rolling as the primary shareholder in Contact Play’s debut album ‘Champion Fraff’ way back in ’09, and with the release of ‘Rinse Out Friday / Spack Out Monday’, ‘The Gruesome Features’ &
the critically acclaimed ‘…so we ate them whole’ LPs under his belt as a solo artist, Baxter has been busying himself as one third of the Dead Players tripod, but most recently trailblazing through the streets of
Bangkok recording a new album entitled ‘Mansion 38’ with frequent collaborator Chemo. ‘Mansion 38’ is the latest precious rock to have been put through the process and with an early 2017 release on the cards for what will be LP number four, the Baxter wave shows no signs of slowing anytime soon.

Dj Sammy B-Side
DJ Sammy B-Side is about it.
Regularly murdering DJ sets and live shows with his CP, SMB and HF teams all over the UK, from Europe to Australia and beyond, DJ Sammy B-Side has fully cemented himself as one of the go-to
UK Hip Hop Disk Jockeys of his generation. Tireless touring, lacing cuts and flying the flag for home-grown music the globe over, this DJ is unquestionably about it. Ask anyone, they will tell you.

Over the years his passion for the movement has seen DJ Sammy B-Side grace the same stages as acts such as Public Enemy, DJ Premier, Pharoahe Monch, DJ Q Bert, R.A. The Rugged Man, Jeru The Damaja, Skepta and Ghostface Killah to name but a few. When he isn’t busy smacking sets as a solo artist, he can be found killing off live shows with his UK Rap super gang, Contact Play (Dirty Dike, Jam Baxter, Edward Scissortounge, Mr Key & Ronnie Bosh) and if he’s not doing that, he’s holding down his position as tour DJ of choice and in
house cut smith for the unstoppable Hip Hop juggernaut that is the High Focus Records family he has been with since before its inception.

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Sep
28
8:00 PM20:00

Chasing Abbey - SOLD OUT

 Tickets €17 - On Sale NOW

Tickets €17 - On Sale NOW

Chasing Abbey announce THE ROLLOUT TOUR

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

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

 

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

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Sep
28
9:30 PM21:30

Julian Siegel Quartet- Limerick Jazz Festival

 Tickets €15

Tickets €15

Julian Siegel Quartet presented by Limerick Jazz Festival

Julian Siegel - tenor and soprano saxes, bass clarinet, compositions
Liam Noble - piano
Oli Hayhurst - double bass
Gene Calderazzo - drums


“When the Julian Siegel Quartet perform live it’s a fantastic ride”
Jez Nelson, BBC Radio Jazz on 3
“Expressive direct music.... tightly wound post-bop, pensive improv and more”
John Fordham, The Guardian
New album 'VISTA' out now on Whirlwind Recordings
With the Julian Siegel Quartet, the BBC Jazz Award winning saxophonist and composer
Julian Siegel has chosen to work with some of this generation’s most distinctive voices to
create an in-demand Quartet on the UK and European Jazz scene. The band features
inspirational pianist Liam Noble, his fluid touch and dazzling imagination perfectly
complementing Siegel’s music and playing, and providing a perfect foil for the many directions the music can turn. With the creative spark of dynamic drummer Gene Calderazzo and the deep groove of bassist Oli Hayhurst dove-tailing perfectly with Siegel and Noble this is unquestionably one of the UK’s most exciting and powerful quartets. Following up from their London Jazz Award winning album 'Urban Theme Park' (Basho 2011) the band released their second album 'VISTA' in February 2018 on Whirlwind Recordings. Recorded at Livingston Studios, London it features ten of Julian’s compositions plus an arrangement of Bud Powell's ‘Un Poco Loco’. This new acoustic set of music moves freely through varied sound worlds and colours, from undercurrents of bop to searching ballads and joyful melodies.

REVIEWS

Julian Siegel - tenor and soprano saxophones, bass clarinet
Julian Siegel is an in-demand saxophonist on the UK and European Jazz scene. In 2007 he
was awarded the BBC Jazz Award for Best Instrumentalist. His current bands are the Julian Siegel Quartet featuring pianist Liam Noble, Bassist Oli Hayhurst and Drummer Gene Calderazzo, the Julian Siegel Trio with US Improvising stars Drummer Joey Baron and Bassist Greg Cohen and the band Partisans, co-led for the last twenty years with guitarist Phil Robson. In March 2017 Julian toured the newly formed Julian Siegel Jazz Orchestra on a six date UK tour supported by Arts Council England, the tour was produced by Derby jazz and Right Tempo with the support of EMJazz. JSJO played Julian's compositions and arrangements including the new suite commissioned by Derby Jazz, 'Tales from the Jacquard'. In January 2018 Julian was invited by the NDR Bigband, Hamburg to perform this music in two concerts with the band.
As a sideman Julian has played in large ensembles led by Andrew Hill, Mike Gibbs alongside Bill Frisell, Steve Swallow and Adam Nussbaum, the Hermeto Pascoal UK Big Band, Django Bates 'Delightful Precipice', John Taylor, Jazz Jamaica, Kenny Wheeler, Colin Towns with the NDR big band, Hans Koller 'New Memories' Band with Steve Lacy.
In small band situations Julian has played with Gary Husband’s ‘Drive’, Django Bates’ 'Human Chain', with NYC performance artist/violinist Laurie Anderson and pianist/singer-songwriter Steve Nieve, Kirk Lightsey, Norma Winstone, Jason Palmer’s Quartet featuring Jeff Ballard. Julian has also performed with vocalists Cleo Laine, Beverley Knight, Joe Lee Wilson, Liane Carroll, Eddi Reader, Charlene Spiteri, Keziah Jones, Terri Walker, Christine Tobin and punk rock legend Steve Ignorant (formerly of Crass).
Julian is currently a member of Diane Schuur's Quartet in Europe. "A world class saxophonist" - Jazz UK. "That lissom, free -wheeling saxophonist, Siegel's wailing, swerving lines burst with character" John Fordham, The Guardian

Liam Noble - piano

Liam Noble is one of the most in-demand pianists on the London Jazz Scene. His career has included recordings and performances with musicians such as Tom Rainey, Drew Gress, Phil Robson, Ingrid Laubrock’s ‘Sleepthief’, Paul Clarvis, Christine Tobin Band, Harry Beckett, John Stevens, Anita Wardell, Bobby Wellins Quartet, Moondog, John Taylor, Randy Brecker and Kenny Wheeler. His own albums include “Close Your Eyes” (1995) featuring free improvisations, compositions and interpretations of tunes by (amongst others) Ornette Coleman, Annette Peacock and Richard Rodgers. 2003 saw the release of ‘In the Meantime’ a quintet featuring saxophonists Chris Biscoe and Stan Sulzmann followed up in 2005 by ‘Romance among the Fishes’ with Tom Rainey, Drew Gress and Phil Robson. In 2009 he released a trio album, ‘Brubeck’ on Basho records and in 2015 he released his highly acclaimed solo record 'A Room Somewhere' (Basho)
"...A brilliant pianist...who hardly plays a solo without at least one turn of phrase that brings you to the edge of your seat" John Fordham, The Guardian “…considerable idiomatic and emotional range …he knows the instrument’s pantheon from Tatum to Taylor…” Richard Palmer, Jazz Journal

Oli Hayhurst - double bass
Since moving to London from Cambridge in 1995 to study at the Royal Academy of Music, Oli Hayhurst has worked in a wide range of musical fields, playing double bass, bass guitar and guitarron. He was a member of Gilad Atzmon’s Orient House Ensemble, playing on their first two albums for Enja and touring extensively in the UK and Europe. With Polly Paulusma in 2004 he toured Europe opening for Bob Dylan. In 2006-2007 he played in Parallelogram, a unique collaboration of Jazz and Folk musicians featuring Lau, Acoustic Ladyland's Pete Wareham and Flook's Brian Finnegan. He was a member of Zoe Rahman’s Trio from 2006 to 2011 and in 2007 he toured Syria with Reem Kelani, playing in Damascus and Aleppo with local musicians. As a member of Ray Gelato’s Giants since 2008 he has played all over Europe, North Africa and Brazil. He has also worked with artists as diverse as Vanessa Mae, Bill McHenry, Tom Rainey, Kirk Lightsey, Maria Ewing, Jim Mullen, Cara Dillon, Bobby Wellins, Jacqui Dankworth and Ian Shaw. Alongside Gene Calderazzo, Oli can often be seen performing in Europe with Pharoah Sanders Quartet.
“Oli Hayhurst’s double bass plays a crucial part in leading the melody and setting the
mood.” Manchester Evening News "Good solid bass playing" Bernard Purdie


Gene Calderazzo - drums

Gene Calderazzo has been a long-term resident in the UK and has played drums with Pharoah Sanders Quartet, Steve Lacy, Sting, Steve Grossman, Eddie Henderson, The NDR Bigband, Mike Gibbs, Bheki Mseleku, UMO Jazz Orchestra in Finland, James Moody, Phil Woods, Benny Golson, Ulf Wakenius, Evan Parker, Gary Husband, Wayne Krantz, Freddie Hubbard, Bobby Watson, Eddie Gomez, Randy Brecker, brother Joey Calderazzo, Julian Siegel Quartet, Partisans, Zoe Rahman, Phil Robson's 'Six Strings and the Beat' and on the film soundtrack ‘Bodysong’, composed by Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood.

“Was there ever a drummer who combined power and subtlety the way Gene Calderazzo does? He anticipates everything, he shapes the events. He stimulates and guides the soloists. He is there in every sense of the word.”
Steve Gray, composer and arranger 2002

“Gene Calderazzo has the ability to generate rhythm by playing anything that is within his reach.“
David Lands, Jazz Journal International

“Add drummer Gene Calderazzo and the music swings like mad. Calderazzo's time and energy Creates an excitement similar to that of a young Tony Williams, drummer with forward gears."
Stan Sulzmann, Musician Magazine

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Sep
29
7:30 PM19:30

Paul Dunlea Group Limerick Jazz Festival '18

 Tickets €15   (Doors: 7:30pm, Show: 8pm)

Tickets €15   (Doors: 7:30pm, Show: 8pm)

Presented by the Limerick Jazz Festival

Although at home in a variety of musical styles, Cork trombonist/composer/arranger Paul Dunlea concentrates primarily on Jazz and Improvisation. This has furthered his reputation as one of Irelands most in demand trombonists.

Dunlea has performed/toured/recorded with the likes of Cassandra Wilson, Frankie Valli, Mick Flannery, Richard Reed Parry (Arcade Fire), Bryce Dressner (The National), Lewis Nash, Peter Washington,Billy Drummond, Greg Gisbert, David O' Rourke's O' Rourkestra,Ryan Keberle,Taylor Eigsti, Bob Millikan, The Crash Ensemble, The Dublin City Jazz Orchestra, Syd Lawrence Orchestra, National Concert Orchestra, & Hot House Big Band. He has held the chair of principle trombone with the Band 1 Brigade - Irish Defence Forces since 2001.

Dunlea is joined by an all star line-up. 

Paul Booth Sax

Ryan Quigley Trumpet

Steve Hamilton - Piano

Michael Janisch - Bass

Alyn Cosker - Drums

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Sep
29
9:00 PM21:00

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

ANNA’S ANCHOR:

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

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

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

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

Already Heard.com

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

Punktastic.com

 Special Guests

CHEWING ON TINFOIL:

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

 

 

 

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Sep
29
9:30 PM21:30

Renegade Brass UK- Limerick Jazz Festival

 Tickets €18

Tickets €18

Renegade Brass Band presented by Limerick Jazz Festival

Renegade Brass Band, hailing from the northern English city of Sheffield, combine 8 horns, 2 percussionists, a scratch DJ and live MC, to form a raw brass mixture of Jazz, Hip-Hop and Funk in their unstoppable, high-energy live shows.

Having played packed out gigs at venues around the UK, and alongside artists including De La Soul, Grandmaster Flash, Public Enemy & Busta Rhymes, and at festivals including Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party, Soundwave Croatia & Boomtown, Renegade Brass Band have established themselves as the country’s premiere hip-hop brass band outfit.

With previous collaborations on prominent labels Tru Thoughts & Department H with acts like Rodney P, Diesler and The Herbaliser, the band are now touring their new album Totemsrecorded live at Abbey Road Studios - Expect beats, brass, vinyl and lyrics fused together in this very British take on how a brass band should sound!

Press

“Carnival time with Renegade Brass Band – YEEEEAH!” BBC
“Astounding – these guys take it to another level!” Counterfeit Magazine

Hip-hop, funk, jazz and electronica backed with a riveting brass sound... one of the hottest live tickets in townExposed Magazine

“The best thing to come out of Sheffield since The Full Monty!” RTE

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Sep
30
3:00 PM15:00

Jazz On A Sunday Afternoon Double Bill

Tickets €15

Jim Doherty's Tenor Madness 3.00pm

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The word legend is often overused but in the case of Irish jazz musician Jim Doherty it is totally appropriate. Jim has been at the forefront of Irish jazz for over 50 years and has played with some of  the greatest names in jazz from all over the world in that time. His longtime partnership with the great guitarist Louis Stewart came to an untimely end in August 2016 when Louis sadly passed away. Jim is a most respected performer arranger and composer and has fronted many bands over the years. Limerick Jazz Festival 2018 will see Jim bring his quintet TENOR MADNESS to Dolans Warehouse which features some of the Ireland’s best, names like Richie Buckley Dave Flemming Brendan Doyle Dominic Mullen and of course Jim himself. Be prepared for an hugely entertaining afternoon of hi calibre jazz

 


Limerick Jazz Quintet with Aoife Doyle 4.30pm

Limerick Jazz Quintet with Aoife Doyle September 30th 2018

Presented by Limerick Jazz Festival

Aoife Doyle is up there with the best of them' The Irish Independent

Aoife Doyle’s unique, expressive voice is equally at home with jazz, folk, country, bluegrass or blues, and her singing can evoke memories of the sophisticated, velvet tones of Ella Fitzgerald, the earthy, sweet lyricism of Patsy Cline or the straight-up country clarity of Alison Krauss.

In 2013 she released her first solo album 'This Time the Dreams on Me', a collection of songs with unique arrangements. In recent years Aoife has stepped into the role of composer and in June 2017 she released her first album of original music 'Clouds' to critical acclaim. 

Aoife is without doubt one of the finest talents in Ireland today, she will be joined by a superb band The Limerick Jazz Quintet who in their own right are some of the best musicians this city has to offer Bryan Meehan Piano, Joe O Callaghan Guitar,  Steve Hanks Sax, Peter Hanagan Bass and John  Daly Drums

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Tom Baxter
Oct
2
8:00 PM20:00

Tom Baxter

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Tickets are 20 Euro.

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

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

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

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

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Oct
4
7:30 PM19:30

Bernard and Fred

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

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

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

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

“Fred Cooke…Premier League of Irish funnymen” HOTPRESS

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Oct
5
9:00 PM21:00

Joe Henry (US) presented by Seoda Shows

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

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

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

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Oct
6
9:00 PM21:00

BOY AZOOGA proudly presented by Seoda Shows

 Tickets €10

Tickets €10

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

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

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

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

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

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Oct
6
9:00 PM21:00

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

 Tickets €10

Tickets €10

Bad Reputation presents:

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

 

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

With support

KatatoniK

(A tribute to the early years of Katatonia)

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Oct
7
7:00 PM19:00

Pale Waves

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

€18 plus booking fee

This is an over 14s show

PALE WAVES
ANNOUNCE UK / IRELAND TOUR FOR AUTUMN 2018

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

TICKETS ON SALE 9AM FRIDAY 8TH JUNE

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

‘your new favourite band’ NME

 ‘dark, glittery pop’ DIY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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Oct
12
9:00 PM21:00

Conor Ward

 Tickets €10

Tickets €10

Limerick based singer/songwriter Conor Ward returns to Dolan's on Friday, October 12th to celebrate the release of his brand new single, "Hope". Conor will be joined on the night by his band and a host of special guests with all proceeds from the event going to two wonderful charities, Limerick Suicide Watch and Pieta House. Speaking about the release Conor remarked the importance of it to him personally saying, "I feel when I'm writing, if I'm passionate about the topic, the material flows naturally. At the core of the song is a hope for open dialogue about mental health and breaking the stigma associated with it. The ultimate message is one of hope.The idea of doing the show as a fundraiser felt like the right thing to do. I have massive admiration for the amazing work that the two charities do for the community and I want to contribute to them in any small way I can."

Recently described by Hot Press Magazine as a rising act to keep an eye on, "Hope" is his first release since his debut EP, “Wanderlust”. Since the launch of the EP late last year he has been busy gigging all over Ireland including playing support slots for Hermitage Green (Roisin Dubh) and The Stunning (Dolan’s Warehouse), as well headlining a show of his own in the iconic Whelan’s. As well as that, the EP received airplay both locally (Spin, iRadio, Radio Kerry, Red FM) and nationally (Today FM, 4FM). He is very excited to share his new single which is a poignant yet infectiously catchy indie pop song. Tickets for the event are €10 and are available online from the Dolan's website with a limited number available on the night. 

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Oct
12
9:00 PM21:00

JOHN SMITH proudly presented by Seoda Shows

 Tickets are €17 plus booking fee

Tickets are €17 plus booking fee

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

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

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

“The future of folk music” - John Renbourn

“He’s a magician” - Ben Howard

“Spellbinding” - Time Out

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Oct
13
7:00 PM19:00

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

 Tickets €13.50

Tickets €13.50

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

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

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

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

 

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Oct
14
8:00 PM20:00

Saint Sister proudly presented by Seoda Shows

 Tickets €15

Tickets €15

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

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

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

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

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

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Oct
18
7:30 PM19:30

Eric Lalor (Comedy)

 Tickets €12 - 

Tickets €12 - 

Eric Lalor Live!

with Special guest Eoin O'Flynn

 

 

As seen in RTE’s Fair City, Eric Lalor comes to Dolans on the 18th October for one night only! Eric’s warm, energetic onstage presence makes for an unforgettable experience. With gags that always hit the spot, his engaging, high intensity performances makes him on the top names of ‘must book’ comedians.

Eric is a regular act at the prestigious Kilkenny Cat Laughs Festival, as well as playing the Electric Picnic, Galway Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe, Portlaoise Halloween Howls and Iveagh Gardens Festivals as well as being invited to perform at the very first ever London Irish Comedy Festival in Oct 2012. He has also opened for some of the biggest names in Irish comedy including Tommy Tiernan, Des Bishop, Jason Byrne, PJ Gallagher, Andrew Maxwell, Colin Murphy and more.

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Oct
18
9:00 PM21:00

SHIPS presented by Seoda Shows

 Tickets €12 with booking fee  On Sale Friday July 27th, 2018 

Tickets €12 with booking fee

On Sale Friday July 27th, 2018 

Ships Seoda Shows Limerick October 18th Dolans Limerick

Ships are Irish music duo Simon Cullen and Sorca McGrath.

Ships fuse guitars with synthesized landscapes and feature both female and male lead vocals. They have been playing, producing and performing together since 2012 releasing a string of singles before they self released their debut album 'Precession' in May 2017.

Precession has been met with critical acclaim including winning the RTE CHOICE MUSIC PRIZE - Irish Album of The Year Award on March 8th 2018!

“Simply put, it’s supremely accomplished, intelligent music from perceptive practitioners”

* 4/5 Tony Clayton-Lea, The IRISH TIMES

“engulfs synth-pop, disco, cosmic disco and vintage electronica in its DNA”

* No.1 'Album of the Year', NIALLER9

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Oct
19
8:00 PM20:00

Kate Bush Song Book with Del Palmer

 Tickets €17

Tickets €17

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

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

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

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

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

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Oct
20
8:00 PM20:00

Brian Deady

 Tickets €20

Tickets €20

Brian Deady set for Dolans Warehouse return later this year

Described by Nile Rodger’s as fast becoming Chic’s favourite Irish act, Dolans Presents are delighted to announce the return of the popular Irish soul singer Brian Deady to Limerick. Deady is set to play Dolans Warehouse on Saturday, October 20th.

Noted as one of Ireland’s well-kept secrets, Deady received wide recognition in 2016 for his song Clab Both my Hands which reached No.1 in the Spotify UK Viral charts.

Following the release of his Debut album ‘Interview’ in 2009 Deady’s work has been noted internationally with the likes of LA’s KCRW awarding him ‘Album of the Month’. He has opened for the likes of Janelle Monae, Candi Staton , Mayer Hawthorne ,Chic and Talib Kweli.

His single ‘Get on My Knees’ has also featured in the hit American TV show ‘Lucifer’.

Brian Deady’s voice has been described as a mix of Nate Dogg and Russell Thompkins Jnr of The Stylistics all rolled into one and his work conjures up strong gospel influences.

At times Deady sounds more like he was raised in the Deep South than as one of 10 kids in Cork and his rich, soulful voice comes with a contemporary R&B edge.

DJ Ease has described Deady’s voice as one that “triggers memories, just lie back and enjoy”. His work has been described as “Bare-knuckle and Remarkable” by the Sunday Times whilst the Irish Times has described him as Ireland’s new Soul star with “Raw deep soul that never goes out of fashion”.

Speaking at the announcement, Neil Dolan of Dolans Presents said: “Deady is noted as an honest artist that is both honest and easy to connect with. His authentic sounds allow audiences to feel every word and believe in what his music says”.

His single Fire in the Woods was released earlier this year and enabled Deady to address his long struggle with anxiety.

"I've lived with anxiety for as long as I can remember, I just didn't know it was called that until a few months ago. I thought it was just me, that it was my fault and I just wasn't strong enough. This song is about my journey to try and get some help”, he said.

Earlier this summer Deady relased his newest track ‘Stepping Right Up’ which has been described as ‘a happy go lucky country-fused bop that is assured to make you feel good this summer’.

Deady is currently working on a new album which is due out later this year.

 

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Oct
20
8:00 PM20:00

Dora Gola - EP Launch

 Tickets €11

Tickets €11

Dora Gola is returning to Dolans, Limerick on the 20th of October to launch her debut EP.

 

Dora has been working intensively on realising her material to the best possible quality over the last couple of years.  Graduating from MA in Music Performance in Cork she moved back to Limerick with the main intention of getting into the studio.

Having been introduced to Red Door Productions in Limerick she is delighted to have Dave Keary (Van Morrison) producing.

Dave will both produce and play (Guitar) on the tracks for the self-titled EP and bringing such talent as Paul Moore (Bass), (Riverdance, Van Morrison) and Des Lacey (Percussion and Drums) on board.  Dora’s soulful sound and passionate song writing style successfully blends the styles of pop, jazz, folk and indie.

In 2016, Dora released her debut music video “I’m Not”, which was launched at the Richard Harris International Film Festival, followed by screening during Cannes Film Festival in 2017 to tremendous reaction. 

Riding high on the success of the single “I’m Not”, Dora was asked to perform live at the Awards Gala Night of the Richard Harris International Film Festival which was live streamed around the world with over 2500 viewers on line.

When not writing or performing Dora has also choreographed and co-produced a music video for successful music group– LemON (Poland).

Dora was also guest singer at Liam O’Brien’s Crooning at Christmas, which tours nationally each year.

Dora creates an intimate and personal relationship with the audience during her performances, through her sensuality as a dancer and strong embodiment of the music.

She would like to thank all her followers and contributors to her Kickstarter campaign throughout the year and for making this occasion a very special one.

We hope you enjoy the EP!  See you for the launch on the 20th of October

Special guests to be announced – keep an eye on social media for updates!

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/doragolamus/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/doragola

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/doragola/?hl=en

Soundcloud - https://soundcloud.com/dora-gola

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Oct
23
8:00 PM20:00

Corrosion Of Conformity & guests presented by Bad Reputation Ireland

 Tickets €22 + booking fee

Tickets €22 + booking fee

Presented by Bad Reputation Ireland

One of the first punk-metal fusion bands, Corrosion of Conformity were formed in North Carolina by guitarist Woody Weatherman during the early '80s. In their early years, C.O.C. became known for their aggressive sound, intelligent political lyrics, and willingness to break away from both hardcore and metal conventions. In the '90s, their shift to a more stripped-down, deliberate sound -- sort of Black Sabbath filtered through the Deep South -- brought them enough in line with the alt-metal Zeitgeist to bring them a measure of mainstream popularity. These icons of the metal scene will play Limerick for the first time on....

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Oct
24
8:30 PM20:30

Myriad3

 Tickets €10

Tickets €10

Limerick Jazz presents

Myriad3 was an accident. Chris, Dan, and Ernesto had never played together until a few substitutions and a twist of fate put them on stage together for the first time in late 2010. Since then, the trio has completed multiple tours of Canada, the US and Europe, including a performance at Ronnie Scott’s International Jazz Piano Trio Festival, a tour of Canadian jazz festivals in 2014 and a showcase performance at Jazzahead! in Bremen, Germany.
 
The band is a true collective. Each member acts simultaneously as a leader and as a sideman. They play mostly original music that features different aspects of jazz improvisation, ensemble performance and contemporary composition. The band has released 4 albums on Alma Records/Universal: Tell (2012); The Where (2014); Tell((Chip)) (2015); and Moons (2016.) The Where was nominated for a Juno Award and a Sirius Radio XM Indie Music Award in 2015.

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Oct
25
7:00 PM19:00

The Supper Club Halloween Special with Judy O'Connor

 Tickets €25

Tickets €25

Its Supper Club time again and Judy and Aiden are back with their Autumn Supper Club special. Expect lots of great Halloween themed songs such as "I put a Spell on You", "Creep", "Spooky", and many more. Judy will be joined by local Up and Coming Country singer Clodagh Lawlor. Clodagh is an amazing singer and songwriter.Proud to say she is a past pupil of Spotlight Stage School. Look forward to having Clodagh as my special guest. A night not to be missed. See You there. Show and 2 course Dinner is €25

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Oct
25
8:00 PM20:00

Wyvern Lingo

 Tickets €20 ON SALE NOW

Tickets €20 ON SALE NOW

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

‘Crawl’ leaps out on 8th June.

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

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

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

25th October - Dolans, Limerick

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

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

Praise for ‘Wyvern Lingo’

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Oct
26
7:30 PM19:30

Harlem Gospel Choir

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Oct
26
9:00 PM21:00

Sinnerboy

 Tickets €15

Tickets €15

Blistering Blues / Rock featuring the music of Rory Gallagher!

 

Top international tribute band, Sinnerboy, returns to Dolans for the fifteenth year!

For another night of the epic music of the late, great Rory Gallagher.

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 and in the last few years and apart from gigging extensively in Europe, headlined Rory Gallagher tribute events in Ireland England, 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 Irelands first real |”rock star” - blazing the trail for many major Irish acts to follow on the international stage. Apart from being recognized 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
26
9:00 PM21:00

Qween

 Tickets €15

Tickets €15

Qween The band formed late last year with the members having played together in numerous other guises over the years.  Since their debut Qween have wowed audiences with a theatrical rock show that brings the audience right back in time to the front row of a classic Queen gig.  

 The band have gone to extreme lengths to capture the magic of Queen acquiring everything from a tailored lemon leather Freddie

jacket (á la Queen’s legendary Slane Castle show in 1986) to guitar equipment from Brian May’s former technician Pete Cornish.  “Queen’s music is technically difficult but we’re massive fans so we were able to put in the dedication to getting every detail just right” 

 Qween put everything into making this show as close to seeing Queen as you can get. Qween even cover Bohemian Rhapsody’s infamous opera sectioNen fully live, not even Queen risked that,” he added.

Brian Keville is no stranger to playing Freddie Mercury having portrayed the singer in Live Aid drama “When Harvey Met Bob” alongside Domhnall Gleeson’s mouthy Bob Geldof.  “Freddie had a way about everything he did that is hard to capture.  You need to totally forget who you are and create this larger than life persona with total commitment to your audience” said Keville, “a real bushy moustache also helps!”.

The two hour show features a veritable anthology of Queen’s greatest hits from Radio Ga Ga to Somebody to Love, performed fully live.

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Oct
27
5:00 PM17:00

Siege of Limerick – Samhain 2018 - 20th Edition

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

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

On sale at 9am Friday June 8th 

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

Band Links:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Nov
2
7:30 PM19:30

Gearoid Farrelly

 Tickets €12

Tickets €12

Gearóid Farrelly brings his brand of chatty stand up comedy on tour this Autumn, addressing everything from Trump to decluttering and explaining why you shouldn’t toilet train a cat!

Gearóid has appeared at comedy festivals all over the world, supporting the likes of Joan Rivers and Sarah Millican in the UK. This year he toured Ireland with Neil Delamere and can be heard on his podcast “Fascinated” (where he tracks down his childhood heroes!) available on iTunes.

To be an audience member in Farrelly’s crowd is a joy. Each joke landed perfectly…. impeccable comic timing..” 

✭✭✭✭✭   Broadway Baby  (Edinburgh Fringe Festival)

“the best opening act in his price range” – Joan Rivers

“Would you not see if you can get something in a Panto?”

 Gearóid’s Mother

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Nov
2
9:00 PM21:00

Pearl Jem

 Tickets €11

Tickets €11

Dolans are proud to present a 90s grunge and alternative Rock night featuring
Pearl Jem. The early 90s triggered an explosion of Grunge and Alternative rock acts, from Nirvana, to Soundgarden, Smashing Pumpkins, Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains and Rage Against The Machine. This is a night to celebrate this era.
Europe's number 1 Pearl Jam tribute act Pearl Jem. formed in 2006, Pearl Jem
have gone from strength to strength enjoying much success touring. 
Capturing the raw energy, passion and emotion of the Seattle giants in
their live performance. Gaining the hard-earned respect of even the most
hardcore fan of the real thing, this highly acclaimed tribute are now widely regarded as Europe's No.1. Truly a must-see show for all Pearl Jam fans out there. Whether it's the more melodic, chilled-out aspect of this 2 hour plus programme or the full-on guitar driven songs you desire, these lads have it covered with a set-list made up of songs taken from every album in the back catalogue from Ten right up to the most recent offering Lightning Bolt.

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Nov
3
8:00 PM20:00

Delorentos

 over 18s only

over 18s only

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

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Nov
3
9:00 PM21:00

whenyoung proudly presented by Seoda Shows

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

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Nov
6
8:00 PM20:00

Arrested Development

 Tickets €25

Tickets €25

Arrested Development (AD) are true trailblazers within hip-hop music. Since 1991 they’ve championed colorful sounds, while spreading a unique mixture of consciousness and musicality around the globe. Awarded as one of the greatest hip-hop artists of all time VH-1. Awarded 2 MTV Awards (93), and if that wasn't enough, their song Tennessee which was voted one of the 500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! AD’s hit song “Mr. Wendal“ brought much needed attention to the plight of the homeless and the group gave half of that singles royalties to the National Coalition of the Homeless. Their dance smash, “People Everyday” (Metamorphosis mix) addresses the tension between ignorance & consciousness, while paying homage to Sly & the Family Stone.

 

MTV’s Buzz Clip was the first major video outlet to play their music video, “Tennessee” which exposed them to the broader world. Spin Magazine, New York Times, LA Times among many others juggernauts featured AD on their covers. Later, the group would also become recipients of the NAACP image award (1993) plus a Soul Train music award.

Despite their topics being an analyzation and celebration of black reality in America, people of all backgrounds relate to Arrested Development’s music. The Grammy’s we’re among the first to “get it!” AD won two Grammy awards (1993 – Best New Artist & Best Rap Single – Tennessee),Rollingstone Magazine named them band of the year in 1992 and they were the first, and last rap group (thus far), to win the Grammy’s coveted Best New Artist award. Arrested Development was the first African – American artists to donate to the African National Congress(ANC) to end the pains of apartheid. Sharing the stage with Nelson Mandela in South Africa (1994) was a highlight for the group! Their representation of eclectic African clothing, diverse beats & Pan-African lyrics, flew in the face of the mostly celebrated thug, pimp, sex-craved jezebel and drug-dealer stereotypes. 

 

Arrested Development was the first ever in rap music to have an elder (Baba Oje) who brought wisdom to the youthful energy of the group. AD was the 2nd ever in hip-hop to tour with a live band, to have female and male members, plus boast a message of hope, change and celebrating life. They were poised to change the direction of rap forever, but that would not end up happening. Some theorize that major labels and other powers sabotaged the groups success to keep the masses from activism and consciousness. Others note the groups inner turmoil as the culprit. Either way, the collective took a hiatus between 1995 and 2000. Since 2000, they’ve released numerous albums primarily overseas, each garnered the group top ten hits in Asia or major tours throughout the world. (See 20th Anniversary Tour)

When asked recently about the state of hip-hop during the last two decades, AD front man Speech, commented “there is little to no balance; the flood of rap artists turned corporate moguls reflects how the genre is losing it’s creative & diverse spirit. We said in our first album, we won’t sell out just to be sold out and we haven’t, I’m proud”. The group has always been a big family of members. Present members are: Speech, 1 Love, Tasha LaRae, Fareedah Aleem, Za’, and JJ Boogie. Other members include: Montsho Eshe, Headliner, Aerle Taree, Rasa Don, DJ Kemit, Nadirah Shakoor, Nicha Hilliard, Kennedy, TallBoy & Ajile. Since their beginnings Arrested Development has always been a collective, thus guest artist frequently graced stages and recordings. Some notables include: Dionne Farris, Laurnea, Paulette, Caron Wheeler, Toni (cat) & Foley (Miles Davis).

 

In 2005, the group had another smash hit in Jakarta called, "Honeymoon Day" from their "Among The Trees" album! In 2009, the group released "STRONG" a powerful album with the chart topping singles, "Greener" (#3 in Jakarta, Indonesia) and "The World Is Changing" (#9 in Japan). In 2012, the group released a powerful mix-tape called, “Standing At The Crossroads” (signifying the choice of ignorance or freedom). Their lead single, “LIVING“ and it’s music video (directed by: The Feel, The Ingredient & Speech) won the coveted L.A. MOVIE AWARD, among many other film festival awards. “Living” also went to the top of the college radio charts in the U.S. and #3 on the pop radio charts in Malaysia. The rest of Arrested Development’s biography is still being written with new music, tours and collaborations. Their newest albums are “Changing The Narrative” & "This Was Never Home"

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Nov
8
9:00 PM21:00

WARMDUSCHER proudly presented by Seoda Shows

 €10 with BF 

€10 with BF 

WARMDUSCHER

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

“A thrill”

  • Lauren Laverne, BBC 6 Music

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

  • the Quietus

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

  • Louder Than War

“Warmduscher are playing by their own rules”

  • Clash Magazine

WARMDUSCHER is an absolutely raucous live experience, featuring:

Clams Baker (Mutado Pintado/Paranoid London)

Lightnin’ Jack Everett (Fat White Family)

The Saulcano (Insecure Men, Fat White Family)

Mr Salt Fingers Lovecraft (Childhood, Insecure Men)

The Witherer aka Little Whiskers (Paranoid London)

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

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Nov
9
7:30 PM19:30

Colin Murphy

 Tickets €16

Tickets €16

Colin Murphy: The Bald Ambition Tour 2018

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

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

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

*Daniel Craig will not be appearing in this show.

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Nov
9
9:00 PM21:00

Echo Ladies presented by Seoda Shows

  Tickets are €10

Tickets are €10

The Swedish Shoegaze Trio ECHO LADIES released their debut album 'Pink Noise' via Sonic Cathedral & Hybris on June 8th. The short eight track album were recorded by the band with their producer Joakim Lindberg and came just a few months after their self-titled EP, which received attention from BBC Radio 6 Music, BBC Radio 1, Radio X, Beats 1, The Line Of Best Fit and Clash Magazine, to name a few.

The album was recorded in 2016 by Matilda Bogren, Joar Andersen and Mattis Andersson, where they perfected their mix of guitars, synths and drum machines. "The studio was in the middle of nowhere, near a small town in southern Sweden called Vollsjo," they explain. "It was an old farmhouse and had everything you could think of. We hung there for four days and built a wall of amplifiers". This is evident from the instrumental opening track, simply called 'Intro', which sees the band indulging in some A Place To Bury Strangers-style total sonic annihilation. The band quotes Cocteau Twins, LOWLIFE(the Scottish dream-pop band) and the The Jesus And Mary Chain as the most important musical influences on the album. 'Pink Noise' conveys the feeling of nostalgia and hope for the future, mixed with worries and concerns about defining who you are and what you will be. This explains their blend of melancholy, euphoria, anger and soreness as well as a sense of emotional confusion.

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Nov
9
to Nov 10

Le Galaxie

 Tickets €15 on Sale June 27th at 9am

Tickets €15 on Sale June 27th at 9am

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

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

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

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

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Nov
10
8:00 PM20:00

Breathe - The Pink Floyd Experience

 Tickets €20

Tickets €20

Breathe - the PINK FLOYD experience.

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

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

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

A spectacular live show, not to be missed…

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Nov
15
8:45 PM20:45

Ronan Guilfoyle – ‘Life Cycle’

 Tickets €10

Tickets €10

Limerick Jazz presents Ronan Guilfoyle – ‘Life Cycle’

Ronan Guilfoyle – bass

Michael Buckley – drums

Chris Guilfoyle – guitar

Jim Black - Drums

In March 2018 Ronan Guilfoyle, one of Ireland’s leading composers and jazz musicians, and a major figure in Irish musical life for several decades, reached the milestone of turning 60 years of age. To celebrate and mark the occasion, Ronan has composed a suite of music called ‘Life Cycle, and has assembled a world class ensemble to perform it.

Ronan has had a very full and creative life - married at a young age, self taught as a musician yet ended up writing music for symphony orchestras, touring the world with some of the greatest musicians in jazz, recording more than 50 albums, and founding Ireland’s first non-classical performance degree programme. The Life Cycle suite will explore Ronan’s life, both personal and musical, and will represent it though the medium of jazz composition and performance

The group performing the suite will include Ireland’s finest saxophonist Michael Buckley, Ronan’s son Chris who is making a name for himself as a leading Irish jazz musician in his own right, and the great US drummer Jim Black

“Despite our best efforts to contol it, our lives are often improvised as we deal with everyday occurrences. ‘Life Cycle’ will also be both composed and improvised, and in so doing will mirror both the controlled aspects of our lives and the spontaneity necessarily contained within it. The audience will hear material that is the same each night, as well as improvised music that will only occur on the nights they are there – unique moments in their lives as well as ours. My, and our life cycle is a combination of planned and unplanned events, with many surprises along the way – this piece will reflect that aspect of all our life cycles.” Ronan Guilfoyle

“The godfather of the Irish contemporary jazz scene” Irish Times

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Nov
16
7:00 PM19:00

Deacon Blue

 Tickets €37 Over 18s only

Tickets €37 Over 18s only

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

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

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

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

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Nov
16
7:30 PM19:30

Owen Colgan

 Tickets are €15 and on sale Friday, September 21st at 9am

Tickets are €15 and on sale Friday, September 21st at 9am

OWEN COLGAN - LITTLE WEAPON

Owen Colgan, Irish cult comedy hero best known for his role as Buzz McDonnell from Hardy Bucks for which he has starred in 4 hit seasons aired on Ireland's national broadcaster RTE and the Hardy Bucks hit movie which media coined 'the Irish Hangover' and was produced by the mammoth Universal Studios.

Owen has enjoyed great live success recently with Hardy Bucks selling out shows all over Ireland in some of the countries most prestigeous venues including a live Hardy Bucks play in Vicar Street Dublin. 

This year Owen is going solo and he is out to change your lives, he is the guru the world needs in these dire modern times.

In a world full of hurt, pain and shite craic, Owen Colgan embarks on a journey to save people’s minds from sadness. Armed only with his fists and a couple of pints, Owen sets off on a quest of indomitable will and determination, to fulfil his desire to be - A LITTLE WEAPON.

https://www.facebook.com/owencolly/

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Nov
17
9:00 PM21:00

The Hitchers

 Tickets €10 - On Sale August 17th

Tickets €10 - On Sale August 17th

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

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

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

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Nov
17
9:00 PM21:00

Mr Scruff “All Night Long”

 Tickets €18  ( €20 door)

Tickets €18  ( €20 door)

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

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Nov
23
9:00 PM21:00

Rebel Rebel-The David Bowie Experience

 Tickets €15

Tickets €15

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

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

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

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

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

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Nov
23
9:00 PM21:00

Kiran Leonard proudly presented by Seoda Shows

 Tickets €10

Tickets €10

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Nov
24
8:00 PM20:00

Saarloos

 Tickets €12 - On Sale Friday September 7th 2018

Tickets €12 - On Sale Friday September 7th 2018

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

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Nov
28
8:00 PM20:00

David Rudolf 'Inside The Staircase

 Tickets €20 (+ booking fee)- On Sale August 16th at 10am

Tickets €20 (+ booking fee)- On Sale August 16th at 10am

Seoda Shows proudly present

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

Dolans Pub
( Seated Show)
LIMITED CAPACITY

Wednesday November 28th 2018

Doors 8PM

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

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

'The Staircase' Official Trailer:

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Nov
29
9:00 PM21:00

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

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

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

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Dec
1
7:30 PM19:30

Wild Youth

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

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

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

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Dec
1
9:00 PM21:00

(HED)pe & Guests presented by Bad Reputation

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

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

Bad Reputation presents:

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

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Dec
4
7:30 PM19:30

Faulty Towers the Dining Experience

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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!

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

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

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

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Dec
5
7:30 PM19:30

Faulty Towers the dining Experience

faulty towers.jpg

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

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

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

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

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

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Dec
7
7:30 PM19:30

Damien Dempsey

 Tickets €25

Tickets €25

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Dec
8
9:00 PM21:00

PILLOW QUEENS presented by Seoda Shows

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Dec
8
9:00 PM21:00

Mack Fleetwood

 Tickets €17

Tickets €17

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

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

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

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

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

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Dec
12
8:00 PM20:00

Villagers

 €28 - On sale Friday (August 31st) at 9m

€28 - On sale Friday (August 31st) at 9m

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Dec
13
7:30 PM19:30

Aine Cahill

 Tickets €17

Tickets €17

From the moment Áine Cahill made her TV debut to millions in 2016, she was set for fame. Plucked from a pub stage at Glastonbury to perform live on the BBC’s festival coverage, before Coldplay’s set on the Sunday night, she mesmerised viewers who could scarcely believe that she wasn’t already a star. In fact, the then 21 year old was a naïve newcomer from a village in County Cavan, being managed by her postman. Oh, and she’d just spent a week sleeping in a van.

Overnight, Áine’s social media stats exploded. On Spotify alone, 150,000 signed up to hear more of her passionate, powerhouse vocals and selfwritten, storytelling songs. She was inundated with offers from excited industry insiders. In Ireland, radio stations added Áine to their playlists.

Within weeks, she had a manager, who has represented everyone from David Bowie and Depeche Mode to the Rolling Stones and the Spice Girls. She signed to a major international booking agency renowned for representing global superstars

“It was like finding myself in a fairy tale,” says Áine. “Since the age of 19, all I’d wanted to do was make music, but I couldn’t see how that would happen. Suddenly, I could spend my days writing songs and my nights singing them. For a while, I worried that I would wake up and discover it had been a dream.”

In truth, Áine’s fairy tale began two years earlier, when she stumbled across her astonishing voice. The sports-mad, middle child of five – she played Gaelic football for her country – had grown up with little interest in music. She had always assumed that she couldn’t sing – she was told to mime in the choir at primary school and had been turned down for the choir in secondary.

“No one in my family was much in to music,” recalls Áine. “We had a Britney cassette in the car and my sisters and I sometimes pretended to be the Spice Girls, although there were only three of us. I was a tomboy who played sports five days a week. That was my life until I hit 16 and heard Lady Gaga doing an acoustic performance of Paparazzi on the radio, just her on piano. I’d never listened to lyrics before. I didn’t have a favourite singer. But suddenly I adored Lady Gaga and I wanted to play the piano.”

Áine got a keyboard for Christmas and taught herself to play Gaga songs from YouTube tutorials. But it was an impromptu singalong in her final year at school that proved the turning point.

“I was hanging about in the concert hall, as I always did, when one of my mates started playing Adele’s Someone Like You on the piano,” she recalls. “Lots of us were singing along, but when I began belting out the chorus, everyone stopped and stared at me. It was a real WTF? moment. Even I was like, ‘Oh my God, is that me?’ It was as if I’d woken up one morning with this voice.”

Having immersed herself in Lana Del Rey, Marina & The Diamonds and Marilyn Monroe films, Áine began writing songs, including White Piano, inspired by Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.

“I had never been able to express my emotions and never been good at English at school, but I took to writing songs straight away,” she says. “I was 19 and I wasn’t happy. I longed to get my feelings out and with music it was easy.

“I’d use other people’s stories – something I’d seen in a film or on TV – to talk about myself. I became obsessed with old films because of the soundtracks, in particular the strings. I like songs to be visual, it’s why I love Lana.”

Áine played a few shows with a neighbour at a youth club – she covered Marina’s Teen Idle, a song that remains in her set today - but her first proper gig was at a local café, which put on singers every other Thursday.

“There was no stage, you just stood in the corner,” says Áine. “I was the support. I played five of my own songs at a piano that was way too high for me. I looked like the Hunchback of Notre Dame.”

She got a job in a hotel to pay for a local producer to record an EP, Paper Crown, which she posted on Soundcloud. When it was named the best unsigned EP of 2014 by a music magazine, Áine worked more shifts to fund her playing sporadic shows with a band, including a competition-winning slot at Ireland’s Electric Picnic festival. She self-released the sensual, cinematic song Black Dahlia and began picking up radio play.

In early 2016, Áine twice took the band to London, where they played Camden’s Dublin Castle and got an invite to perform at Glastonbury for no fee.

“We went for a full week and all slept in a van,” says Áine. “We were only there to do a set on the Friday in what we thought would be a tent, but turned out to be a pub. I did 13 original songs and two covers –Teen Idle and Bad & Beautiful, a mash-up of Gaga’s Bad Romance and Lana’s Young and Beautiful – and by the end there were 60 people watching, which was amazing. Afterwards, we got a message saying we’d been picked to play the backstage bit for TV.”

On the Saturday, watching Adele’s headline set, Áine kept checking her phone, waiting for a call that never came. Finally, on Sunday, she was given the slot pre Coldplay and, with just a pianist, performed a spellbinding, acoustic rendition of Black Dahlia.

Áine was widely described as an Irish Adele, although a wisecracking Lanameets-Marina would have been more accurate. What was obvious to everyone who saw her, however, was that Áine was a voice in a generation who wouldn’t require comparisons for long.

Áine saw out the year that changed her life playing her biggest ever gig, a charity show at Dublin’s 3Arena alongside Kodaline and Gavin James. She sobbed the first time she heard her songs accompanied by an orchestra because the strings sounded exactly as they always had in her head.

2017 was spent playing scores of shows and festivals and supporting Kodaline on tour. Last March, Áine put the intoxicating track Plastic online and in October released her final indie single, the slinky show-stopper Blood Diamonds, before signing with East West Records.

“It’s actually the third song I ever wrote, but I wanted it to be produced properly,” says Áine, who teamed up with the London-based musician Courage (Stormzy, Ray BLK) for the release. “I pictured this lady wearing furs and diamonds, believing she’s special, but really she’s a delusional bitch. I’m disgusted by blood diamonds. What sort of person could wear them for the sake of showing off?”

“I’m a frank writer. Whatever I’m thinking goes straight on the page. I have opinions and I express them. I’ve never bothered with love songs and I’ll never be someone with nothing to say. Oh, and expect a fair bit of swearing. I’m Irish, it’s drilled in to me.”

This year will mostly be devoted to writing and releasing new material, although Áine continues to play live and a few festivals have been booked.

She has been co-writing, but only on her own terms. “I’ve got here on my own songs,” she says. “I’m happy to have help and I won’t be a bitch, but I’ll never sing a song that isn’t me. I have to be myself.”

Her forthcoming single, Beauty Is A Lie is case in point, it’s a sassy, spectral beauty “calling out all the bullshit we see day to day on social media. We all do it. People only show an edited version of themselves, the side they think is ‘the best’, but this is the world we are living in. I hate it, but I love it at the same time”

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Dec
14
7:00 PM19:00

The Academic plus guests Inhaler

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Dec
14
8:00 PM20:00

Ryan McMullan

 Tickets €15 + BF

Tickets €15 + BF

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

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

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

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

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Dec
14
9:00 PM21:00

The Alvin Purple Experience

 Tickets €12

Tickets €12

The Alvin Purple Experience Christmas Party

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

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

Alvin reported, 

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

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

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Dec
15
8:00 PM20:00

Paddy Dennehy and Band

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

“Incredible”— Ryan Tubridy. RTE

 

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Dec
15
8:00 PM20:00

The Riptide Movement

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

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

THE RIPTIDE MOVEMENT

“PLASTIC OCEANS”


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

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

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

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


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Dec
20
8:00 PM20:00

Declan O Rourke

 Tickets €27

Tickets €27

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Declan O’Rourke EPK: March, 2017.

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Dec
21
8:00 PM20:00

David Keenan

 Tickets are €20 with BF, On Sale Friday September 7th at 9am

Tickets are €20 with BF, On Sale Friday September 7th at 9am

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

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

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

Pat Carty

Hotpress Magazine

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Dec
21
9:00 PM21:00

Talos proudly presented by Seoda Shows

 Tickets €16 w/BF

Tickets €16 w/BF

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

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


 

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Dec
23
8:00 PM20:00

Crooning at Christmas

Liam O'Brien Crooning at Christmas December 23rd 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Dec
26
9:00 PM21:00

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

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Tickets €10

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

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Dec
28
8:00 PM20:00

Mick Flannery

 Tickets are €25

Tickets are €25

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

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

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

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

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Dec
30
8:00 PM20:00

Hermitage Green

 Tickets €28 (+booking fee)

Tickets €28 (+booking fee)

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

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Dec
30
9:00 PM21:00

LE BOOM presented by Seoda Shows

 Tickets €10

Tickets €10

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

’About to break into America in a big way'

* Louise Parker, Paste Magazine


'Perfect for dancing the night away to'

* Emily Chu, Impose Magazine



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


'So so promising'

* Rigsy, BBC Northern Ireland

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

* The Irish Times

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Dec
31
9:00 PM21:00

Hermitage Green - New Years Eve

 Tickets €28 (+booking fee)

Tickets €28 (+booking fee)

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

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Jan
31
7:30 PM19:30

Jason Byrne

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

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

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

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

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

'Unmissable' Evening Standard

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

'Byrne is consistently brilliant' Metro

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

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Feb
1
7:30 PM19:30

Chris Kent (Comedy)

 Tickets €12 - On Sale Friday August 24th

Tickets €12 - On Sale Friday August 24th

Chris Kent - Looking Up

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

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

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

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

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

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

 'Unequivocally talented raconteur' **** EdFest Magazine

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

 'Carefree comedic bulls-eye' Dubliner Magazine

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Feb
20
8:00 PM20:00

Cory Wong presented by Seoda Shows

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Mar
8
7:30 PM19:30

David O'Doherty

 Tickets €20

Tickets €20

David O’Doherty: YOU HAVE TO LAUGH

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

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

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Mar
9
7:30 PM19:30

David O'Doherty

  Tickets €20

Tickets €20

David O’Doherty: YOU HAVE TO LAUGH

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

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

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Sep
20
5:00 PM17:00

I.N.Y presents Maeve In America

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€13 plus BF

Ireland has a long and distinguished history of writing New York into being, from Meave Brennan in the pages of The New Yorker in the 1950s to Maeve Higgins in the New York Times today.  We have an even longer tradition of sending our women to America to ‘find their fortune’, or at the very least their independence, starting with Annie Moore; the young Cork girl who was the very first passenger processed through Ellis Island in 1892. Much has changed in the last 126 years, but our best and brightest still head across the Atlantic in pursuit of the American dream.

Join Maeve Higgins as she talks with Irish writer, editor and journalist Sinead Gleeson on what it means to be an ‘alien of extraordinary ability’ in the land of Trump, getting ‘Inside Amy Schumer’, and how to co-host a podcast with Mary Robinson, while also reading from her new book; ‘Maeve in America; Essays by a Girl from Somewhere Else’ - the story of how Maeve found herself, literally and figuratively, in New York City. 

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