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Feb
21
8:30 PM20:30

The Kevin Brady Trio feat: Bill Carrothers & Seamus Blake

Limerick Jazz the Kevin Brady Trio

Limerick Jazz prsents The Kevin Brady Trio

One of the most interesting & unique jazz trios to have emerged in the last ten years is the International collaboration between Irish jazz musician Kevin Brady, U.S. pianist/composer Bill Carrothers & saxaphonist Seamus Blake.

Brady has many years of experience playing with some of the World’s leading exponents of jazz & improvised music. He has performed and recorded with Internationally renowned musicians such as: Larry Coryell (guitar) Lage Lund (Guitar) Peter Bernstein (Guitar) Norma Winstone (Vocals) Brian Charette (Hammond Organ) Ronnie Cuber (Saxophone) Perico Sambeat (Sax} Bobby Watson (Sax.) Randy Ingram (Piano) Ian Shaw (Vocals). He has also supported and performed on double-bill concerts with acts such as; Kurt Elling, Herbie Hancock’s Headhunters, Andrew Hill, Swedish piano trio EST & Soul legend Gil-Scott Heron.

Bill Carrothers is quite exceptional in this setting, having recorded with many acclaimed trios. Performing & Recording with luminaries such as Gary Peacock, Billy Higgins, Dave Douglas, Curtis Fuller. He recently performed a sell – out residency at the prestigious jazz club – The Village Vanguard. More recently he has been nominated for a French  Gramophone Award for his latest solo album release entitled ‘ Excelsior ‘ a collection of improvised piano pieces.

In 2016 the group released their latest studio album entitled ‘Ensam’, the record features original compositions by Brady and remarkable reworkings and performances of standards such as The Night we called it a Day & But not for me. The title track is a Swedish word meaning ‘Alone’, but this is not a ballad focused meeting, every song was designed to feature the musicians in various capacities, while trying to maintain a common theme throughout..

In 2019, the Trio will record their next studio album featuring U.S. Saxophonist Seamus Blake & will tour extensively with new music that embraces imaginative creativity and contributes to the evolution of stunning, surprising contemporary jazz.

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Feb
22
7:30 PM19:30

Alison Spittle -Sold Out

Tickets €14

Tickets €14

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

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

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

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

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Feb
22
8:00 PM20:00

Brendan Keeley

Tickets €13 - on sale January 16th 9am

Tickets €13 - on sale January 16th 9am

Brendan Keeley from Tullamore is one of Ireland's most successful singer-songwriters. His evergreen hit 'Always be lonely" is still played on all Irish radio stations, even after 24 years since its release. That was followed by "Take the chains away" Does he really love you" and "Wishing", Clocking up 7 top ten hits and 3 platinum selling albums.


 He also became known in Germany through his commitment to the survivors of the rampage in Winnenden with his song "Heart and Soul".


To motivate people with music, to express emotions in sounds and to transport them directly into the soul through his exceptional voice - that is what they are, Brendan Keeley's collected core competencies as a singer / songwriter or conductor of the largest gospel choir in the British Isles.


Brendan Keeley, is not a styled casting beau, but a staid man with gnarled character and charismatic charisma. A classic-style singer-songwriter with whiskey soft rock timbre that embodies all that is Irish-themed: honesty, emotion and authenticity. This mix, coupled with a sure sense of sensitive songwriting, made the likeable artist a celebrity star in his homeland.


He is one of the best, most recognized and successful in his field. Collects Golden CDs like other people stamps and all his albums were recorded in the Irish charts. Nevertheless, he lives in seclusion in a house in Tullamore, the famous place built around the whiskey distillery.

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Feb
22
8:00 PM20:00

Seoda Shows 6th B'DaY! ft. Fontaines D.C.

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Seoda Shows 6th B'DaY! ft.
Fontaines D.C.
w/Very Special Guests 
The Altered Hours,
Just Mustard,
FONDA, & 
Odd Morris

Dolans Pub

Friday February 22nd 2019

Doors 8pm

PRE-SALE Tickets €10( No booking fees!) available
THIS THURSDAY at Midday.

General Release Tickets €12.50 +bf
ON SALE This Friday at Midday from
Dolan's, DOLANS.IE & Ticketmaster!

This Birthday line-up has been curated with care by
FONTAINES DC & SEODA SHOWS!

*** THANKS FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT FOLKS! ***

*** Partisan Records * Art For Blind Records * Penske Recordings ***
********* RTÉ Choice Music Prize - Irish Album of The Year *********

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Feb
23
7:30 PM19:30

The Morning After The Life Before -SOLD OUT

Tickets €15

Tickets €15

Limerick Literary Festival and Dolans Presents

The Morning After The Life Before

A groggy Sunday morning, May 24th 2015 and 62% of Ireland is #hungoverforequality, Ann gets a text from her brother: “How’s the morning after the life before?”

Gúna Nua presents the internationally acclaimed and multi award winning, The Morning After The Life Before as part of The Limerick Literary Festival, Kate O’Brien Weekend. Running for one night only on February 23rd in Dolans Warehouse, the show is a personal, entertaining tale of weddings, ‘coming out’ and arguments over who takes out the bins.

Written by Ann Blake, directed by Paul Meade, performed by Ann Blake and Lucia Smyth, The Morning After The Life Before is a light-hearted, playful telling of a true story. Be prepared for music, cake and equality.

Best of Fringe Award Winner - Montreal Fringe 2017

Best of Fringe Award Winner - 

London Ontario Fringe 2017

LGBTQ+  Award Nomination - 

Brighton Fringe 2018

“Blake and Smyth worked so well together it was impossible not to be captivated from the start.”

Sebastian Beaumont, Broadway Baby

★★★★★

“...a perfectly rendered, heart-warming, necessary light in the darkest of moments”

Heather Bagnall, www.fringereview.co.uk

“Blake and Smyth’s timing is incredible...uproariously quick wit.”

Melony Holt, Theatre in London  ★★★★★

Following a live performance of The Morning After the Life Before as part of the Limerick Literary Festival, we are delighted to welcome a super line-up for our post show discussion. Our panel will join actor/playwright Ann Blake to discuss the legacy of Kate O'Brien, modern Limerick and challenges for contemporary Irish writers. Should be a lively, informative and engaging discussion. Panelists are Niall McMonagle, Emilie Pine and Mary Coll with the discussion chaired by Paula Shields.

Show and meal tickets available

Show and meal tickets available

Delighted Niall McMonagle is joining us on the panel after "The Morning after the Life Before".Niall MacMonagle is a writer and critic and broadcasts frequently on RTE Radio 1. He writes a weekly art column for the Sunday Independent and has edited several anthologies including Real Cool, Outside In, Slow Time, Off the Wall, The Open Door Book of Poetry, the Lifelines anthologies, the Leaving Certificate anthology Poetry Now, TEXT - A Transition Year English Reader and Windharp: Poems of Ireland since 1916 [Penguin 2015]. In 2017 he was awarded an honorary Doctorate by UCD for services to literature

Delighted Niall McMonagle is joining us on the panel after "The Morning after the Life Before".Niall MacMonagle is a writer and critic and broadcasts frequently on RTE Radio 1. He writes a weekly art column for the Sunday Independent and has edited several anthologies including Real Cool, Outside In, Slow Time, Off the Wall, The Open Door Book of Poetry, the Lifelines anthologies, the Leaving Certificate anthology Poetry Now, TEXT - A Transition Year English Reader and Windharp: Poems of Ireland since 1916 [Penguin 2015]. In 2017 he was awarded an honorary Doctorate by UCD for services to literature

Delighted to announce that Emilie Pine will join us on the panel after "The morning after the Life Before". Emilie is Associate Professor of Modern Drama at the School of English, Drama and Film, University College Dublin. Emilie has published widely as an academic and critic, and is editor of the Irish University Review journal. Her first collection of personal essays, Notes to Self, was published in 2018 by Tramp Press.

Delighted to announce that Emilie Pine will join us on the panel after "The morning after the Life Before". Emilie is Associate Professor of Modern Drama at the School of English, Drama and Film, University College Dublin. Emilie has published widely as an academic and critic, and is editor of the Irish University Review journal. Her first collection of personal essays, Notes to Self, was published in 2018 by Tramp Press.

Paula Shields

Paula Shields

Paula Shields chairs the after show panel discussion following the Live performance of the "Morning after the Life Before" in Dolans Warehouse on Saturday February 23rd at 8pm.
An arts journalist since the 1990s, Paula Shields has worked in print, TV and now radio – on Arena, RTE’s flagship arts show. She has hosted many live public events - favourite interviewees include Margaret Atwood and Donal Ryan. She is also Chair of the judging panel for the 2018 Irish Times Theatre Awards.

Mary Coll

Mary Coll

Mary Coll joins the panel after "The Morning after the Life Before" in Dolans Warehouse on Saturday February 23rd at 8pm. She will be joined by Ann Blake, Niall McMonagle, Emilie Pine and chaired by Paula Shields.
In addition to having done her MA thesis on Kate O’Brien at NUIG, Mary is a poet, playwright and broadcaster from Limerick. The first female editor of The Stony Thursday Book, her publications include All Things Considered (Salmon 2002) and Silver ( Arlen House 2018). She has made numerous contributions to Arts and Culture programmes on RTE Radio One, RTE Lyric FM, and RTE Televsion, and has worked as a critic for The Irish Independent and other national newspapers. Stage productions of Excess Baggage (2007) and Anything But Love (2010) were produced at The Belltable Arts Centre Limerick. Other work includes radio plays commissioned by RTE Drama On One, lyrics for the Choral Work ‘Spirestone’ and two award winning art song cycles in association with the Limerick composer Fiona Linnane, and a new play Diamond Rocks: Sunset, commissioned by The Lime Tree Theatre, Limerick.

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Feb
23
9:00 PM21:00

Sex Pistols Experience

Tickets €11.50

Tickets €11.50

After playing hundreds of live shows since their formation in 2001, covering the length & breadth of England, winning over some of the toughest of critical audiences, and building on the foundations of a solid fan base at every gig. The groups reputation soon spread overseas, with them playing many festivals & dates all across Europe covering some 17 countries so far, taking it in their stride playing in front of an estimated 20,000+ people at one recent Slovakian festival. During 2006 the Sex Pistols Experience spent three & a half month's touring extensively around the U.S.A - from East to west - New York to L.A, & North to south from Seattle to El Paso' & back again! Proving, beyond doubt they really are, not just the U.K's, but the World's No1 Sex Pistols tribute troupe!

Support added
Screams From The Attic (A Tribute to Misfits)

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Mar
1
8:00 PM20:00

Sarah MacDougall

Tickets are €10 with BF

Tickets are €10 with BF

Sarah grew up in in southern Sweden, surrounded by ocean, forest and farmland. She started playing the organ at 7, before picking up her mum’s old guitar from the attic at 11. That’s when she started writing songs, and formed her first rock band at 12. Sarah spent her teenage years in a dingy rehearsal space in the city of Malmö, always obsessed with the art of a song. 

Now based in Canada (her father’s home country). Sarah has learned how to chop wood. She has experienced -50 in the Yukon and has seen many small Canadian and European towns. She has studied Music Composition and Audio Engineering in University and collected multiple awards. Sarah has played major Canadian and International festivals and shared stages with many people who she very much admires. She is always on a quest to learn more and sometimes has to pinch herself, and ask how I got here.

‘All The Hours I Have Left To Tell You Anything’is a record about strength, identity, death, the breakdown of relationships, birth, and the ghosts we honor and carry throughout. It is my fourth record. It was written in the midst of the death of my grandparents, the birth of my niece, and a break up. The nine songs are influenced by the vastness of the Yukon landscape and the dark beauty of Scandinavia. 

‘All The Hours I Have Left To Tell You Anything’was produced, recorded and mixed by Montreal-based Marcus Paquin (Stars, The Barr Brothers, Timbre Timbre, Arcade Fire, The National), with additional production and recording by Rich Jaques (Lisa Loeb), Nygel Asselin (Half Moon Run), and Bill Lefler (Royal Wood). 

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Mar
1
8:00 PM20:00

Freya Ridings

Tickets - SOLD OUT

Tickets - SOLD OUT

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

“An extraordinary talent” – Sunday Times Culture

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

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

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

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

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

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Mar
1
9:00 PM21:00

Fire in Cairo, A Tribute to The Cure

Tickets are €10

Tickets are €10

“Out of all the bands that emerged in the immediate aftermath of punk rock in the late ’70s, the Cure was one of the most enduring and popular. Finally 5 Cure enthusiasts have thought to give Irish Cure fans the chance to don the eyeliner, brush off the mascara and relive the 80′s!! The band comprises of Niall(Vocals/Percussion), Manolis (Guitar), Lawson (Bass), Pete (Keyboards/Vocals), Martin (Drums/Vocals). The band covers all classic Cure songs from the debut release 3 Imaginary Boys, through the hairspray and glitter of the 80′s era and right up to the bands position of 90′s alternative pop darlings. Fire in Cairo recreates the sound, feel, atmosphere and attitude of a classic Cure show. They don’t just play the songs; they give them a new lease of life”

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Mar
2
9:00 PM21:00

George Michael & Wham Tribute

Tickets €21

Tickets €21

George Michael & WHAM! 
George Michael Tribute Artist 
Featuring James Bermingham
March 2nd. Dolans Warehouse 

After sell out shows across the country, George Michael & WHAM! are hitting the road again 

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

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Mar
6
7:00 PM19:00

The Game, Live at the Big Top

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The Game performs with a full band in Limerick for the very first time.

 The Game resurrected West-Cost HipHop in the early 2000’s. 

GAME was introduced to the world as a member of G-Unit, however he quickly out-grew his position in the group, that combined with in-fighting between Game and 50 Cent caused him to leave G-Unit and begin his transition to becoming The Game as we know him today - Rap’s MVP !

 His extraordinary solo career began with a no.1 single, no.1 album and a 20 million Dollar film role. Almost 15 years on from his debut album ‘ The Documentary ‘ while paving his own lane throughout HipHop Game has collaborated with industry giants such as Dr.Dre, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, Jamie Foxx, Wiz Khalifa, Drake, J.Cole, Eminem, Lil Wayne & many more, he has had a major role in 7 films and continues to hold his position as intensely and ferociously as ever.

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Mar
6
7:30 PM19:30

Comedy KARLnival With John Fothergill & Christina McMahon

Tickets €7 in advance €10 on the door

Tickets €7 in advance €10 on the door

With his blend of cocky insults and slick banter, John Fothergill has the experience to know how to command an audience. You're always in safe hands when this lively Geordie's on stage, which is undoubtedly why he's so sought-after.

John Fothergill has slotted into the comedy circuit like a three pinned plug combining a unique style of embarrassing sexual revelations with a rural innocence

“Everything he says is funny….he looks like he was born onstage, under a follow spot, with a mic in his hand” - The Guardian

A wild woman of the Mayo hinterland, Christina McMahon escaped relatively unscathed from "The Convent" having developed notions of moving to Dublin to be an actress and comedian. She has since performed at clubs and festivals nationwide including Swell Fest in Donegal and the Bray Comedy Festival. Christina was also selected to perform at Electric Picnic in 2018 as part of the festival’s first all-female comedy line-up.

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Mar
7
8:00 PM20:00

BRIAN IRVINE ENSEMBLE

Tickets €12

Tickets €12

This visceral, boundary busting 13 piece ensemble makes a special type of music - a music that effortlessly mutates elements of contemporary classical, improvisation, theatre, thrash, cartoonary and ensemble playing in manner that screams irreverence, joy and virtuosity!

Think a mutant cocktail of Zappa and Icebreaker, Han Bennink and the Instant Composers Pool, with a heavy dollop of Beefheart, Ornette Coleman and John Zorn. They have performed all over the world to widespread critical acclaim headlining at some of the worlds leading festivals including the Bath International Jazz Festival and The National Library of Congress (Washington), picking up the prestigious Radio 3 Jazz Award along the way. 

After a 6-year break, the ensemble reformed in 2018 for Belfast’s Brilliant Corners festival, premiering a new commission ‘Not Gods But Animals’, marking the beginning of a reinvented era for the group. 2019 will see the band take another step forward with more brand new work alongside some older repertoire.  This is a rare opportunity to hear a band that truly “scares the bejabers out of the diehards” (Sunday Times). Truly, not to be missed!

"The Brian Irvine Ensemble isn't an orchestra, really. It's more of a traveling explosion -- a kinetic, freewheeling circus where the musicians dance, blow bubbles, cluck at one another like chickens, fall over "drunk" and watch imaginary notes float through the air, all while making some of the most exhilarating and imaginative music you'll ever hope to hear"

Washington Post 

"Brian Irvine’s body of work is an example of the musical treasures half hidden in the cracks between the categories” 

The Guardian

 

Part of a Moving On Music tour jointly supported by the Arts Council of NI and Arts Council Ireland.

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Mar
8
7:30 PM19:30

David O'Doherty - SOLD OUT

Tickets €21

Tickets €21

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
8
8:00 PM20:00

Jack O Rourke

Tickets €13

Tickets €13

Jack O’Rourke is one of those mercurial artists whose musical imagination and personality has made him an intriguing entity to his many fans.

A songwriter who first came to prominence with his ode to misunderstood youth, ‘Silence’ - which became a torch song for the Irish Marriage Equality Referendum - Jack went on to release his debut album Dreamcatcher to massive acclaim, peaking at No.5 in the Irish album charts and drawing huge critical praise – Tony Clayton Lea calling it “a seriously good album from a seriously good songwriter” in The Ticket and Lauren Murphy describing it as “a highly accomplished debut” in The Sunday Times.

Jack’s voice - a rich baritone capable of ethereal falsetto, wraps around his tunes like a waif. Hunched around a piano, Jack is a subtle and intense performer, “showing a deftness when it comes to dissecting the minutiae of relationships and examining the human condition in a manner worthy of lyrical forebears Leonard Cohen and Tom Waits”, - Don Johnston, The Irish Examiner 

A natural melody writer, with chord changes unexpected yet familiar, as a lyricist, Jack manages to combine that most difficult and delicate of writing traits – the ability to convey the personal whilst making it universal. A key to his success to date is having made himself identifiable to music fans of many tastes, yet still keeping enough in the background to make further investigation a necessity. From winning the Nashville-based International Songwriting Award to playing his Dreamcatcher album live with an orchestra at Cork Opera House, Jack’s fledgling career has been conspicuous by its high water marks and now the songwriter is set to embark on another phase of his journey.

The piano always remains central to what Jack does. Comparisons have been drawn over the initial years to various musicians (Bowie, Kate Bush, John Grant, Guy Garvey) However, the further Jack embarks into his own musical oeuvre, his own identity has begun to emerge and it is one that has its roots in a classic troubadour tradition, but with a modern and contemporary twist. Synths, cellos and clarinets – whatever serves the song. The Corkman’s grasp of a song has led to several notable collaborations to date; namely with Glen Hansard at Other Voices, the Irish Chamber Orchestra at Vicar St, vocals with Imelda May, Hot House Flowers and Bell X1, while joining the Freezer Room ensemble at Electric Picnic with the likes of Wallis Bird and Tracy K. His collaboration with electronic producer Kormac has yielded the hit ‘New Day’ with almost half a million views on YouTube to date.

After touring Dreamcatcher extensively, including sold out shows throughout Ireland and his first forays to London and Paris, Jack has recently returned to studio to begin its follow-up. This summer he bucked a well-trod seasonal trend of the music industry by delivering a slow-burning, grandiose opus to radio in ‘Myth’. An epic tune underpinned by Grecian mythology, ‘Myth’ proved a hit across the country’s airwaves and showed an uncompromising side to O’Rourke and one that was daring to take his music to new and interesting places. The next single ‘Ivory Towers’ may well surprise listeners who think they may have Jack figured out.

It has been a compelling journey to this point, but the next phase looks likely to be the one that brings Jack to an even bigger audience. In the tradition of Ray Charles, Jack has the soul of a piano man with deep roots, yet with a sense of adventure that will see it difficult to remain in a complacent, safe place musically.  Jack’s new EP in 2019 will shed new light on the direction this most captivating of Irish songwriters is likely to go. We wait with great anticipation . . . 

“Dreamcatcher is an album that knows when to swing for the fences, see the bombastic joie de vivre of the baroque-pop masterpiece ‘Naivety’ or the fun fuzz-laden nod of the head to Bowie ‘Iggy’, and to opt for a more nuanced restrained sound, look to the weighty strings and pensive piano of ‘Silence’. 9/10.”

— The Last Mixed Tape

“Jack O’ Rourke’s music has a grace and a glory to it that will stop you in your tracks and make you forget where you were going! “Silence” is one of the songs of the year for me.. “I’ll Forget You In The Morning” took me away too .... Beautiful honest songwriting delivered with a transporting musicality that will take you there... wherever you are going!”

— Fiachna O' Braonáin, RTE Radio 1

“Jack O’Rourke is one of Ireland’s most exciting new emerging talents”

— I.M.R.O. ( Irish Music Rights Organisation) Ireland

“Silence is a modern rebel song. The song is truly beautiful. It the change that happened in Ireland”

— Cerys Matthews, BBC4 - The Great Irish Songbook, 2015

“This is a seriously good album from a seriously good songwriter. ★★★★”

— Tony Clayton Lea, The Irish Times

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Mar
8
9:00 PM21:00

Creedance Awakened

Tickets €13

Tickets €13

Creedence Awakened are an energetic 4 piece live band celebrating the outstanding musical legacy of Creedence Clearwater Revival.

Creedence Awakened authentically peform CCR's classic & iconic songs such as: Fortunate Son, Bad Moon Rising, Proud Mary, Have You Ever Seen The Rain, Heard It Through The Grapevine, Traveling Band, Suzi Q, Up Around The Bend and many more...

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Mar
9
7:30 PM19:30

David O'Doherty SOLD OUT

Tickets €21

Tickets €21

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
9:00 PM21:00

Maria Somerville proudly presented by Seoda Shows

Tickets are €10, On sale Thursday January 17th at 10am

Tickets are €10, On sale Thursday January 17th at 10am

Building from a reputation of enthralling live shows Maria Somerville readies her debut LP, All My People, due for release on vinyl and digital formats March 1st 2019, distributed by Rush Hour. The music is a collection of works recorded across Dublin, Cornamona and Inis Óirr - a tiny island sitting off Ireland’s west coast. 
Somerville draws on conventional folk forms alongside post-punk, traditional Irish motifs, starry eyed pop and hypnotic drones to create wholly original music that is a product of its environment. Somerville channels the wilderness of the Irish landscape through dense, ethereal soundscapes and bare boned percussion interspersed with ghostly vocals that are ever present and all encompassing, like crystalline glints of sunshine peeking through dark stormy clouds. 
The duality of darkness and light is at play throughout the releases seven tracks - comfort is found in heartbreak, solace in despair and quixotic wonderment in the infinite melancholia. Somerville lays her heart bear and invites you into it with tales of doomed romance, bittersweet love stories and longings of ‘home’, in both the physical and metaphysical sense. All My People is a luscious entry into the world of Maria Somerville. 

Pre-order from Rush Hour  
www.rushhour.nl/record/vinyl/all-my-people

releases March 1, 2019

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Mar
10
7:30 PM19:30

David O'Doherty

Tickets €21

Tickets €21

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
12
7:30 PM19:30

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

Tickets €33.50

Bad Rep and Dolans  presents

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

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

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

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Mar
13
7:30 PM19:30

Comedy KARLnival With Al Fornan & Stephen Ryan

Tickets €7 in advance/ €10 door

Tickets €7 in advance/ €10 door

AL FORAN, with a Facebook following of over 310,000, regular appearances on RTEs funny Friday, various TV & Radio appearances and his contributions to various JOE.IE, Uni-Lad & LadBible videos, Al’s star is rising by the day.

Al is an impressionist & mimic of extraordinary talent and has over a hundred separate voices in his arsenal of comedic impressions, but his stand-outs are Conor McGregor, Robert DeNiro, Joe Pesci, Mike Tyson, Eddie Murphy, Donald Trump, Roy Keane, Jose Mourinho, Eamon Dunphy and many others who he weaves into situations that stand out for their hilarity and just good laugh out loud fun.

Al has performed on TV, Radio & live on stage. He has appeared at weddings as “the surprise guests” and has MC`d events from charity to corporate parties & dinners. Al took to the stage in 2018 for his first Live Irish tour. The tour took in such venues as The Limelight in Belfast,The Opera House in Cork, Dolans in Limerick, Vicar Street in Dublin and many others.


Stephen Ryan is the winner of the 2016 Forbidden Fruit Comedy Competition, a finalist in the 2016 Irish Comedian of the Year competition and a two time finalist in the prestigious Chortle Student Comedy Competition. This Limerick comedian has performed at numerous festivals throughout Ireland and the UK including Edinburgh, Latitude, Forbidden Fruit, TedFest amongst others and is a regular on the Irish comedy circuit.

This composed Irishman has a charming way with words, elegantly tricksy wordplay liberally peppering his set.... mesmerising aura' - Chortle UK

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Mar
16
8:00 PM20:00

GUN 'EM ALL - Guns N' Roses & Metallica Tribute

Advance Tickets  €10 / €12 on the door

Advance Tickets €10 / €12 on the door

Bad Reputation IRL presents
GUN 'EM ALL
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Abuse Your Illusion - Guns n' Roses Tribute
&
Whiplash - Metallica Tribute Band
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Saturday 16th March 2018
Dolans Warehouse, Dolans, Limerick
Doors: 8pm
Tickets:
€10 from www.dolans.ie & €12 on the door,

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Mar
20
7:30 PM19:30

Comedy KARLnival With Damo Clark & Michael Downey

Tickets €7 in advance / €10 on the door

Tickets €7 in advance / €10 on the door

Damo Clark is an amazing high-octane observational stand-up with infectious energy and a childlike outlook which has audiences in hysterics from the get-go. This makes him one of the most uniquely entertaining acts on the comedy circuit.

He is the Aussie prince of the craic, performing rambunctious and uplifting stand up. He sets rooms on fire then puts out the fire because he’s also very polite and safety conscious.

You might have seen him on TV, he’s done loads of Telly, most famously he wrote & co-starred in RTE’s 2007 series I DARE YA!  - ‘Critics’ Choice’ - The Irish Times (which is a reputable newspaper), he was a regular fixture on RTE's IFTA award-winning Republic of Telly, and comedy panelist on TV3's The Apprentice: You're Fired! He also appeared on BBC3 & Comedy Central!

Now is the time to catch this raw talent as he stands on the cusp of super-stardom.

A Smash Hit’ – The Sunday Mirror

Michael Downey took an odd route to get here. He was a finalist in So You Think You’re Funny? alongside Alan Carr, Russell Howard, Miles Joop & John Bishop. Then: Car Crash, Hospital and Supermarket. He is back in action but these days he takes the bus.

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Mar
21
8:00 PM20:00

The Ocean Collective presented by Bad Reputation Ireland

Tickets are €18 plus booking fee

Tickets are €18 plus booking fee

Bad Reputation presents:


Since 2001, the Berlin-based musician collective The Ocean have released 7 critically acclaimed studio albums, and a split EP with Japanese post-rock legends Mono. With an ever-changing lineup of various on- and off-stage musicians and visual artists, the relentlessly touring group have become well known for their immense, mind-expanding live shows, which they have carried into the most remote corners of the globe, from Siberian squats to colonial theatres in Ecuador.

Over the course of their storied career, The Ocean have toured with Opeth, Mastodon, Mono, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Anathema, Between The Buried And Me and Devin Townsend, and have appeared on major festivals including Roskilde, Dour, Pukkelpop, Roadburn, Wacken, With Full Force, Summer Slaughter, Summer Breeze and Graspop. The band's own Pelagic Records has also become one of Europe's leading labels for post-rock and post-metal, with a catalog of 120 releases since 2009.

“The Ocean do for earth science class what Mastodon did for Melville: make learning brutal", Decibel wrote about 2007's Precambrian, Revolver describing it as a “Teutonic paean to Earth's geology“. 2013's seminal Pelagial, described as “a filmic ode to shifting moods, dichotomous influences and the musical personification of sinking towards the planet's deepest underwater points“ by Rock Sound, was a milestone for the band, and their most conceptual work to date, and was ranked #3 at LoudWire's “Best Metal Albums Of 2013”, and #5 in About.com's “2013 Best Heavy Metal Albums“.


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Mar
22
9:00 PM21:00

Touts

Tickets €9

Tickets €9

TOUTS a three piece teenage punk band from Derry, Northern Ireland. The unhinged, angry and visceral teens are Matthew Crossan, Jason Feenan & Luke McLaughlin. " A singer that can't sing , A mod that can't play bass & a drummer that can't see”.

The toils and tribulations of small town life is a path well trodden, but not in the way Touts do it, they’ve dug the path up and set fire to the rubble. Inspired by dodgy politicians, shitty school life and the sort of weekend politics that fries any teenage brain. This results in a set of incendiary two minute sub culture anthems. “ TOUTS WILL BE SHOT” an all to familiar slogan on the walls of Northern Irelands which preached fear in the hearts of community’s has now been reclaimed by three teenagers. Inspired in some ways by their predecessors on the 40th anniversary from punk’s day dot. They’ve harnessed Stiff Little Fingers Jake Burns infamous lyric about an ‘Alternative Ulster’ with a modern interpretation, one that shoots fire at anything that stands in its way be it political or not.

The band’s live reputation in Northern Ireland has spread like wild fire and has seen them sell out venues to masses of kids throughout the province without releasing any music. There’s a revolution on the dance floor and on the street and they will be chorused by the debut singles ‘Sold Out’ and ‘Political People’ from Touts.

The year the band are set to release their forthcoming debut EP through their new label Hometown Records, previous home to the likes of Ratboy, Rejjie Snow, Yonaka and many more.

The kids are pissed off and angry. Touts may well be the band that them and 2019 need.

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Mar
22
9:00 PM21:00

Therapy? presented by Seoda Shows and Bad Reputation Ireland

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Andy Cairns tells a great story about Therapy?’s spring UK tour with The Stranglers. As the trio walked onstage in Kilmarnock, Scotland, their frontman noticed a solitary punter, three rows from the front, vigorously booing his band before a single amplified guitar chord had been struck. Each successive song in the set received the same vociferous, relentlessly hostile response. Two nights later, at Nottingham Rock City, the antagonist was back once more, front and centre, still booing, though with markedly less enmity than before. In Manchester, on the final night of the campaign, Cairns stepped from his tour bus to be confronted again by the by-now-familiar face of his new nemesis. This time, however, the guy was clutching a pen and a copy of Therapy?’s classic 1994 album Troublegum. “Could you sign this for me please?” he asked politely.

“I think we’d battered him into submission,” Cairns says with a laugh.

It’s an instructive anecdote, both a testament to Therapy?’s enduring capacity to win over hearts and minds with their singular, sui generis sound, and a reminder, in a broader sense, that even in the face of alienation, disaffection and discord, there remains hope for consensus, harmony and solidarity.

Which brings us, neatly, to Therapy?’s fifteenth studio album, Cleave. Roughly themed around notions of duality and division, the band’s follow-up to 2015’s acclaimed Disquiet - and their first recording for new label Marshall Records – is a sharply focused, fiercely intelligent, impassioned and empowering set of songs from a band operating at a creative and artistic peak. A scathing, incisive state-of-the-nation address, investigating the schisms in contemporary society and the motivations of those seeking to propagate disjuncture, it’s a powerful, challenging, uncompromising collection from a band never afraid to confront and dissect humanity’s darkest impulses.

 From the thrillingly propulsive assault of Wreck It Like Beckett via the addictive Callow (the album's first single, out now) and the unsettling I Stand Alone to the disquieting, bleakly beautiful No Sunshine, the ten tracks which make up Cleave coalesce to paint a portrait of a fractured, dislocated world rent by unprincipled, mendacious masters.

“We’re living in a time riven by conflict,” Andy Cairns states baldly. “You look at what’s happening in the United States at present, what’s going on with Brexit in the UK, with North and South Korea, with Palestine and Israel, and it’s impossible not to see turmoil and turbulence. Some of these conflicts have been going on as long as I can remember, but they seemed to really reach a head again around the time we were writing the album. Cleave is our response to the divisions we see all around us.”

 It’s worth considering Therapy?’s journey to this point. Their story begins in Northern Ireland in 1989, when vocalist/guitarist Cairns, bassist Michael McKeegan and drummer Fyfe Ewing – bonded by a deep appreciation of post-punk, art-rock, Detroit techno and the most uncompromising sounds from the fringes of the US noise rock underground – embarked upon a mission to investigate the psyches of the marginalised, malcontent and misanthropic. The 1990 release of a self-financed seven inch single (Meat Abstract) on the band’s own Multifuckingnational Records label, was followed by the recording of a brace of bold, abrasive mini albums, 1991's Babyteeth and 1992's Pleasure Death, for London-based Wiiija record, both collections securing Number 1 slots on the UK’s Independent music charts. Such success did not go unnoticed by the nation’s major labels, and the in-demand trio elected to partner next with A&M Records, for whom they promptly delivered a Top 30 single (Teethgrinder) and Top 40 album (Nurse) in 1993. On a creative roll, in 1994 Therapy? truly hit their stride with the electrifying, exhilarating punk-metal crossover set Troublegum, which served up no fewer than five UK Top 40 singles (Turn, Nowhere, Die Laughing, Trigger Inside and Screamager, the opening track from 1993 EP Shortsharpshock), sold one million copies worldwide and garnered the fast-rising band a Mercury Music Prize nomination. Unwilling to dilute their vision in pursuit of mainstream acceptance, the band spent much of the two decades which followed re-writing the rule book for what constitutes success for a modern rock act, issuing a succession of fiercely idiosyncratic albums, aided and abetted by the recruitment, in 2002, of drummer Neil Cooper. To the delight of their loyal fan-base, in 2015 the trio conceived a sequel of sorts to Troublegum in Disquiet, a brilliantly-realised, bruisingly melodic punk/metal collection which took as its starting point questions of where the adolescent protagonist of their 1994 masterpiece might find himself 20 years on. Stepping away from that fascinating narrative, Cleave continues along a similar sonic path, alluding to the band’s ‘classic’ sound while opening up new paths to explore.

 “The way I’ve described Cleave to people who’ve been asking is that it’s kinda like Nurse and Pleasure Death-era Therapy? meets Troublegum, but with a totally modern 21st century production,” says Cairns of the 10 song collection committed to tape by producer Chris Sheldon at Blast studios in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in January this year. “I think we’ve become a lot more comfortable about doing what we do best. Around the time of [2009’s] Crooked Timber and [2010’s] A Brief Crack Of Light I was still trying to prove a point to people that I listen to a lot of different music and trying to illustrate that in the music we were writing. But when we did Disquiet and saw the reaction we got from people who love guitar music and love our band it made me realise that there’s certain things we do so well, certain things that are so characteristic of Therapy?, so we decided to focus on these things. We never want to be a template band, writing the same song forever, but we did definitely try to play to our strengths.”

Cairns credits producer Sheldon, who worked with the band on Troublegum, 1998’s Semi-Detached and 2003’s High Anxiety, for keeping the band fixated upon delivering their new material with maximum impact, streamlining arrangements and stripping away extraneous fat, setting aside ego in service of the songs.

The result is one of the most formidable, provocative and impactful albums of Therapy?’s storied 29 year career, once again proving that the band’s pre-eminence as one of the UK’s most inventive, fearless and individualistic musical artists. Andy Cairns offers a detailed dissection of the album in the track-by-track breakdown that follows, but taking a broader view of his band’s fifteenth studio set, he’s justifiably proud of the unified drive and restless creativity evident in this powerful, questing collection.


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Mar
23
8:00 PM20:00

Thanks Brother

Tickets €15

Tickets €15

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

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

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

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

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

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Mar
23
9:00 PM21:00

Abbaesque

Tickets are €15 plus booking fee

Tickets are €15 plus booking fee

ABBAesque are Ireland's most successful tribute show of all time. With 21 years experience playing to capacity audiences at home and abroad-ABBAesque Rock!

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Mar
23
9:00 PM21:00

The Flag Listeners

Tickets €10

Tickets €10

The Flag Listeners is a Limerick band made up of Eamonn Hehir, John Steele, Sean Fox and Tony Brennan. The band has just released it's debut Album "and other short stories" which has been described as "a masterclass in songwriting" by Hot Press.

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Mar
27
7:30 PM19:30

John Grant

Tickets are €35 plus booking fee

Tickets are €35 plus booking fee

Aiken Promotions with Seoda Shows & Dolans Pub 
proudly present..

John Grant

University Concert Hall

Wednesday March 27th 2019

Doors 7.30pm

New album 'Love Is Magic'
Purchase/Stream HERE:
https://johngrant.lnk.to/loveismagic

Following the release of John Grant’s brand-new album 'Love is Magic', he has announced headline shows on Wednesday, 27th March in University Concert Hall, Limerick and Sunday, 31st March in Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin.

“Each record I make is more of an amalgamation of who I am,” says John Grant. “The more I do this, the more I trust myself, and the closer I get to making what I imagine in my head.”

Even when the Michigan-born man released his debut solo album Queen Of Denmark in 2010, Grant laced sumptuous soft-rock ballads with an array of spacey, wistful synthesizer sounds, increasingly adding taut, fizzing sequencers, nu-synth-disco settings and icy soundscapes to the mix on 2013’s Pale Green Ghosts and 2015’s Grey Tickles, Black Pressure. Now, with his fourth solo album Love Is Magic, Grant continues to evolve, creating his most electronic record yet, in collaboration with Benge (Ben Edwards), analogue synth expert/collector and a member of electronic trio Wrangler, Grant’s collaborators earlier this year under the collective name of Creep Show on the album Mr Dynamite.

Produced by Grant (together with Benge and Paul Alexander), and engineered by Benge at his Cornish studio, the diamond-hard, diamond-gleaming Love Is Magic, “is closer still to how I’ve always wanted my records to sound, but I didn’t know how to go about it,” Grant says. Already mentioned above, he also called on bassist Paul Alexander of Denton, Texas maestros Midlake, renewing a working relationship that began on Queen Of Denmark. “Paul trained in music theory at UNT in Denton, Texas with an emphasis in Jazz and I knew he would come up with beautiful harmonies, so I unleashed him on the backing vocals,” Grant enthuses. “He comes up with interesting angles rather than the obvious and also plays some of the best bass lines I’ve ever heard.”

Besides the quest for sound, “the lyrics, of course, continue to be very important to me,” says John. “They’re just snapshots of everyday life where myriad moods and every sort of horrible and hilarious occurrence one can imagine mix with the pedestrian resulting in the absurdity and beauty of life.”

Anyone familiar with Grant’s story will recognise his battles - with addiction and health, with trusting love and relationships. From this turbulence he’s forged another riveting collection of often brutal diatribes and confessionals, where humour, fear, anxiety and anger overlap as Grant, with trademark candour, figuratively exposes the machinations of his saturated brain. It’s epitomised by the album’s brilliant opener ‘Metamorphosis’, almost as if his warring psyches are facing up to one another, as impervious synth-pop and brain-on-fire imagery melts into dream-ballad introspection and back to synth-backed mania.

The human mind is further discombobulated by the concept of love – we crave it, obsess over it, and are invariably traumatised by it, as the album’s title track explores. “Love’s a shitshow that requires work, it’s not all lollipops and rainbows and ’67 Dodge Dart Hemis and STDs and macaroni and cheese and John Carpenter. But nothing can distract from the fact that, in spite of it all, love is still magic.”

There’s much else to tell about Grant: how the demise of his first band The Czars led him to abandon music for five years before an instantly acclaimed solo career, chart success (Grey Tickles… went Top Five in the UK) and a Best International Male Solo Artist nomination at the 2014 BRITS alongside Eminem and Justin Timberlake. Sinead O’Connor and Tracey Thorn have guested on Grant’s records, he’s sung live with Alison Goldfrapp and Kylie Minogue, performed at the 2017 Songs Of Scott Walker (1967-70) BBC Prom, and co-written/sung on Hercules & Love Affair and Robbie Williams albums.

Last Autumn he recorded the “Kindling” duet with Elbow then went on to tour with them this Spring. His music has been used in films such as Andrew Haigh’s drama Weekend and Daisy Asquith’s Queerama. In 2016, he fronted BBC Radio 4's Reimagining The City, taking listeners around Reykjavik, where Grant has lived since 2012; in April 2017 he curated North Atlantic Flux: Sounds from Smoky Bay in Hull, showcasing thrilling and innovative musicians from Scandinavia and Iceland. But that is the past, just as Grant’s autobiography, for publishers Little, Brown, is the future. The present is Love Is Magic, the latest installment in Grant’s astonishing story.

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Mar
27
7:30 PM19:30

Comedy KARLnival With Spencer Jones & Richy Sheehy

Tickets €7 in advance / €10 on the door

Tickets €7 in advance / €10 on the door

Prop comic Spencer Jones was nominated for the lastminute.com Edinburgh Comedy Award in 2017, the same year BBC One piloted his sitcom Mister Winner. Sometimes performing under the alter-ego The Herbert, Jones was also a runner-up in the NATY new act competition in 2015. He has also had a recurring role in Ben Elton's Shakespearean sitcom, Upstart Crow.

Spencer Jones has built one of the silliest, most consuming shows of the Fringe.’ ★★★★★ Times


Richy Sheehy is a cool person and if you’re at least mildly attractive he would consider you as a potential object of lust. His unique blend of outrageous songs and stand-up comedy have garnered him a record breaking 12 ‘Richy’ Awards and 13 days in a minimum security prison. Born in County Cork, the greatest place in Ireland and the world, Richy recently returned home after a 5 year stint in hiding from the Gardai in a not so secret annexe in Amsterdam. He likes to spend his time split between his two favourite activities of enacting vengeance and writing about himself.

This year Richy shot to fame as Cork’s Biggest Liverpool Fan and since then he has performed live on Soccer AM, BBC Radio 1 and The Ray D’arcy show as well as playing to thousands at Liverpool’s Anfield stadium and selling out a headline slot at the O2 Academy in Oxford. Having recently performed in Tokyo, Richy can say he has performed in 2 continents including Asia, with the positive reaction assuring him he could achieve his adult dream of being ‘Big in Japan’.

“Goes for all the offense, South Park style... Self aware, well pitched, energetic”– The Stand Edinburgh

“An energy that will last forever”– Howard Marks

“Musical Genius” – BBC Radio 1, BBC Three

“Great comedian” – The Stand Newcastle

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Mar
28
9:00 PM21:00

JOHN J PRESLEY presented be Seoda Shows

Tickets €10

Tickets €10

Singer-songwriter John J Presley today releases his explosive new single ‘Rise And Fall’, the latest offering from the bluesman’s much anticipated forthcoming debut album. Coinciding with the release of the new single, Presley will support Howling Bells front-woman-turned-solo artist Juanita Stein throughout her UK tour this November followed by supporting Blood Red Shoes on their 2019 UK/EU tour. Having previously released single ‘True Love Waits’ (which gained Radio X Playlist & broke top 20 on Amazing Radio Charts) - Presley returns with it's follow up ‘Rise And Fall’ which boasts the perfect blend of a driving, up-tempo rhythm section with a down-tuned, feedback-heavy Hofner President guitar. It shows another side of Presley’s varied palette and captivating aura, which has garnered support across the board, from broadsheets to tastemakers to national radio. Speaking on the new release, John explains: “Rise and Fall pushed and pulled at me. I was really focusing on saturating the amp and using the guitar as percussively as I could. I wanted to capture the energy, the nuance...the sonic power”. It’s this creative mindset to challenge genre limitations that’s put his trademark skills in such high demand, seeing him play as part of Duke Garwood's live band, alongside previously performing on guitar duties for the live show surrounding Ed Harcourt's latest release. With notable influences ranging from John Coltrane to The Kills, and Nick Cave to PJ Harvey, Presley’s roots are firmly planted in the blues.. His own genre-bending sound forms a spellbinding hybrid of electric blues and classic songwriting, which sits closely besides the likes of Jack White and Mark Lanegan. ‘Rise and Fall’ is another reminder of Presley’s incredible talent and is sure to whet fans’ appetite as his debut album approaches.

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Mar
29
8:00 PM20:00

Leonard Cohen Tribute Band

Tickets are €18 plus booking fee

Tickets are €18 plus booking fee

It all started with a small silent wish of musician Rinus van den Boomen: to play songs from his idol Leonard Cohen. It grew gradually into a beautiful, complete act that, without any active acquisition, was invited to a variety of cultural venues. Pure, sincere love for Cohen's special music is the connecting factor. Making his work last and becoming better people by doing so. The band knows how to make an intimate atmospheric event of every performance. Beautiful and moving for both Cohen fans and those who do not have anything to do with his music.

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Mar
30
8:00 PM20:00

Shannon Gospel Choir SGC ¦ TEN

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

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

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

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

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Mar
30
8:00 PM20:00

Jimmys Cousin

Tickets €20 - on sale Friday Feb 8th 9am

Tickets €20 - on sale Friday Feb 8th 9am

Irish born, schooled in New York, detouring into multiple careers across Europe, Jimmy’s Cousin is an overnight success that’s 30 years in the making. His first demo was recorded in 1991, his first album, Waxwings, finally sees the light of day this month! Why the long delay?

“I wanted to wait till I had something to say”

Join us in Limerick to hear what he has to say.

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His debut album is produced By Dave Keary whose guitar playing and musical direction with such acts as Van Morrison, Gregory Porter, Taj Mahal, Roger Daltrey and Bobby Womack, means that he brings a deep vein of musical pedigree to the arrangement and realisation of the songs of Jimmys’ Cousin.

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Apr
4
9:00 PM21:00

GZA (Wu-Tang Clan)

Tickets €31.50

Tickets €31.50

GZA (Wu-Tang Clan)

Renowned New York rapper and songwriter – real name Gary Grice – who is a founding Wu-Tang member.

GZA – also known as The Genius – is hailed as as Wu-Tang’s ‘spiritual head’ and its most cerebral member. He is the group’s oldest member and the first to receive a record deal.

GZA has carved out a successful solo career and is considered to be among the finest MCs and lyricists. He released the critically acclaimed solo album Liquid Swords in 1995, which is hailed as a hip-hop classic.

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Apr
5
7:30 PM19:30

IT GALZ

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IT GALZ Jenny and Lindsay comment about their upcoming live shows this Spring, "We are so excited to take our show on the road this Spring! Entering our third year of IT GALZ Podcast, there seemed no better way to celebrate than bringing the show to our listeners all over Ireland who have supported us since day one."

 IT GALZ Podcast is a dose of cultural commentary by Jenny Claffey and Lindsay Hamilton. The ladies give their personal takes on a variety of topics from pop culture to women's issues, through their often comedic and sometimes satirical lens.

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Apr
6
7:30 PM19:30

Dreamgun

Tickets €16

Tickets €16

DREAMGUN FILM READS: TITANIC

Getting it wrong has never felt so right! Irish comedy weirdos 'Dreamgun' amuse and exasperate cinephiles in equal measure with their skewed, joke-stuffed and wholly unrehearsed takes on established cinematic favourites. Dreamgun presents a Film Read of James Cameron's Titanic. Jim makes a movie about his favourite boat and everybody gets a million dollars.

"Hilarious live read-throughs of brilliantly rewritten film classics, a joy" - Dara Ó Briain

"I love Dreamgun so blooming much" - David O' Doherty  

★★★★★- The Irish Times

Top 10 Culture Podcasts 2018 - BBC   

Winner Best Ensemble Dublin Fringe

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Apr
6
8:00 PM20:00

Wild Youth

Tickets €19.50

Tickets €19.50

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.

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Apr
10
7:00 PM19:00

Nick Oliveri (Kyuss, QOTSA, The Dwarves)

On Sale Friday December 7th at 9am. Tickets are €20 plus BF

On Sale Friday December 7th at 9am. Tickets are €20 plus BF

Bad Reputation & Dolans Presents

Nick Oliveri of Kyuss, The Dwarves & Queens Of The Stone Age  

Support from New Valley Wolves

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Apr
11
8:00 PM20:00

Liv Monaghan

Tickets €11

Tickets €11

Liv Monaghan is an Irish Vocalist and songwriter based in Paris. Founder and front woman of the Alternative Jazz project Bird&Bass with virtuoso jazz bass player Sava Medan on bass.

Her music pulls threads from Jazz, Soul, Rock, and Romanticism to create an alternative, sometimes experimental, often poetic and always original sound. 

Lover of the left-behind, of old things of letter-notes and half-light ghosts which get stitched, strung or typed back up together to make something new.

In December 2018, her first full length album, Slow Exhale was released. It's received huge praise from ELLE magazine, France Bleu, Culture France, Radio France and was awarded album of the week by Radio Rennes. She is greatly looking forward to performing the original Bird&Bass duo at the legendary Dolan's.

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Apr
12
8:00 PM20:00

The Seattle Grunge Experience

Tickets  € 12.50 in advance/  € 14 on the door

Tickets 12.50 in advance/ 14 on the door

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

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

The 90s was a great time for music with so many creative, innovative bands breaking out from under the mainstream radar – seemingly most of them from the Pacific Northwest and conquering the world through MTV - That’s where the idea for The Seattle Grunge Experience comes from as these bands, these songs were meant to be heard back to back!

The European experience of the genre was largely inspired by repeat plays on MTV where, on any given day, you could watch videos for ‘Smells like Teen Spirit’ followed by ‘Even Flow’…‘Black Hole Sun’…’Man In The Box’…’Hunger Strike’...’Come As You Are’...’Alive’…’Would?’… Then you had those seminal MTV Unplugged shows that unveiled this emerging scene as truly affecting for anyone with a television.

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Apr
12
8:00 PM20:00

True Tides

Tickets €10 - On sale friday Feb 1st at 9am

Tickets €10 - On sale friday Feb 1st at 9am

Formed in 2017, True Tides is the intrepid pop project of Cian, Conor and Eoghan MacSweeny, three brothers from Cork, now living in Dublin. Through a reasonably simple set-up of drums, guitar, bass, electronics and vocals, they create bold and expressive guitar music that’s at once shamelessly catchy and sneakily complex. Although the brothers have technically been making music together their whole lives , they played their first gig as True Tides in January 2018 at arts and mental health festival First Fortnight, on a bill curated by ALL TVVINS. They are currently writing their debut album.

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Apr
13
7:30 PM19:30

Owen Colgan (Hardy Bucks)

Tickets €18

Tickets €18

Owen Colgan, Irish cult comedy hero, sex symbol and Hardy Bucks star hits the road for his biggest tour yet.

After a hugely successful tour in 2018 with sold out shows across Ireland, Owen is back with a new installment for 2019 - The Woke Tour.

" All my new gained knowledge along with my love for Jambons, Crows and grown men fighting will be bestowed upon the people of the Emerald Isle during this tour. So sit back, take off your pants and enjoy the multi layered, high octane shit talk experience of a lifetime. " - Owen

 (Don't take your pants off)

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Apr
14
7:30 PM19:30

HUDSON TAYLOR Unplugged

Tickets €25 plus booking fee- On sale Friday Feb 1st at 10am

Tickets €25 plus booking fee- On sale Friday Feb 1st at 10am

Hudson Taylor are delighted to announce a new run of shows for April, which will showcase their superb sibling harmonies and gift for a great song at half a dozen venues around Ireland.

Currently on a headline tour of America, the brothers Harry and Alfie Hudson Taylor are building on the excitement created Stateside by their debut headline US shows, and the exciting support dates they played with both Hozier and Gabrielle Aplin over there in 2018.

Harry and Alfie add: "We can't wait to come back home and play these intimate, acoustic shows around Ireland!"

Their year in Ireland ended with a sold-out six night stand at Whelans in Dublin, followed by the New Years Eve gig at Customs Hall Quay.

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Apr
19
8:00 PM20:00

Brian Deady

Tickets €20

Tickets €20

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

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

"Bare-Knuckle and Remarkable" - The Sunday Times.
“Deady is becoming our favourite act in Ireland” - Nile Rodgers, Chic. "Ireland has a new Soul star in it's midst"- The Irish Times. ★★★★

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Apr
20
7:30 PM19:30

Finbar Furey

Tickets €32 from University Concert Hall

Tickets €32 from University Concert Hall

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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Apr
20
7:30 PM19:30

Aslan Live At The Big Top

Tickets €31

Tickets €31

GOODBYE CHARLIE MOONHEAD TOUR 2019.

ASLANs Album GOODBYE CHARLIE MOONHEAD WAS RELEASED 25 years ago back in 1994. With this in mind the band will be touring the album throughout 2019 .Songs such as RAINMAN , WHERES THE SUN , GAMES, SWEET TIME , GOODBYE CHARLIE MOONHEAD and of course CRAZY WORLD will be performed LIVE on this tour.

Don’t worry the band will also be playing crowd favourites THIS IS , TOO LATE FOR HALLELUJAH  and more .ASLAN are delighted to Announce that on Saturday April 20th the band are back to The Big Top

To coincide  with the GOODBYE CHARLIE MOONHEAD TOUR . ASLAN will be releasing  a LIMITED EDITION OF THE ALBUM ON VINYL available from Tower Records, Golden Discs , Online from the ASLAN shop and from the Merch stand at ASLAN gigs .

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Apr
20
9:00 PM21:00

Mack Fleetwood

Tickets €18

Tickets €18

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Apr
21
12:30 PM12:30

Siege of Limerick - Earrach 2019

Free Admission

Free Admission

Bad Reputation IRL presents:

Siege of Limerick - Earrach 2019
Bank Holiday Sunday 21st April 2019
Dolans Pub, Limerick, Ireland

Announcement 1:
Conjurer (England)
BAILER
MOLARBEAR
Lock Horns
Marabou

Announcement 2:
Dead Witches (England)
Funeral Horse (USA)
Elder Druid
Slung From A Tree
TOOMS

Announcement 3:
From The Bogs Of Aughiska
- special performance featuring Eddie Lenihan
Crimson Throne (England)
Molekh
Third Island
Horrenda

Announcement 4:
Skypilot The-band
Zlatanera
Hedfuzy
New Age Messiah
S E L K I E S
Dirty Casuals
12 Gauge Outrage

Announcement 5:
Damim ( ex-Akercocke - Irish Exclusive)
Zealot Cult

Announcement 6:
Unyielding Love
Senzar

Announcement 7:
MINDRIOTmt
Grey Stag
Congenital Abnormalities
Disconnect
PEASANT TO A KING


More announcements soon.

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The Headliner for this edition will be announced last

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(The lineup is fully booked for this edition, we just stagger announcements)


More announcements soon.
THE HEADLINER FOR THIS EDITION
WILL BE ANNOUNCED LAST

3 Stages - 1 Day - Free Admission*
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*R.O.A.R
(THE LINEUP IS FULLY BOOKED FOR THE NEXT EDITION WE JUST STAGGER ANNOUNCEMENTS)

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Apr
24
7:30 PM19:30

Only Fools the Cushty Dining Experience

Tickets €48 - Door time 7.30pm/8pm Show

Tickets €48 - Door time 7.30pm/8pm Show

Only Fools The (cushty) Dining Experience

- it’s the show they were all asking for, and it’s by the people behind the worldwide smash hit, Faulty Towers The Dining Experience: Only Fools The (cushty) Dining Experience opened in the UK in September last year and it’s already winning fans. In April the show makes its debut tour of Ireland visiting Dolans Limerick on April 24th

Transporting guests to The Nags Head for some wheeling, dealing and eating, this fully immersive, highly interactive theatre show makes for a t’riffic night out – you’d be a plonker to miss it!

Del Boy and Rodney want to drum up some cash and make a cheeky saving on the side in this fun-filled knees up that has everyone stopping by – including fan-favourites like Cassandra, Trigger, Marlene, Uncle Albert and more. Mayhem rules from start to finish as deals are brokered, schemes are hatched and quizzes quizzed.

This fabulously new, completely unique experience is a bang-for-your-buck event that includes shed-loads of laughs. One-off improvisation, side-splitting humour, and an expertly-crafted, completely original script come together to make this loving tribute to the TV series a high-quality, seriously funny night to remember.

 - ‘Hugely entertaining’ ★★★★ The Stage

- ‘It’s a hoot!’ ★★★★ TimeOut London

- ‘An excellent show’ ★★★★★ Love PopUps London

- ‘A laugh a minute’ ★★★★★Daily Star Sunday

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Apr
26
8:00 PM20:00

HENGE - SHUNYA SOLO SET

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Tickets €10

Attention Earth! Do not be alarmed.

Contact with the extra-terrestrial musical collective - HENGE - is imminent.

HENGE is a band of intergalactic ravers; practitioners of the sacred sounds of Cosmic Dross – a musical form known in other parts of the universe that has, until now, never been heard on Earth.

There are no human words to adequately describe the Cosmic Dross experience, though its sound is characterised by the thundering drums of Nom – an amphibious creature from the Sirius Star System – the garment-rending bass frequencies of last surviving Venusian, Goo, and the whacked-out synths of the band’s only human, Grok. Over this instrumental framework, the band’s founder, Zpor, sings of his space travels, evoking a joyous celebration of life and encouraging humans to end war, save their species and colonise space.

HENGE will give Cosmic Dross its dawning moment on your planet as they introduce the human species to this alien genre…. This is their debut album: ’Attention Earth!’.

From meditations on Earth’s own heavenly body (‘Moon’), to prophetic warnings from far away worlds (‘Machine Landscape’), and even an ode to the spacecraft that transported HENGE across time and space to the Milky Way (‘Mushroom One’); ’Attention Earth!' is a light-speed journey through otherworldly sounds, an ecstatic hymn to the wonder of life and a joyful incitement to a peaceful existence.

HENGE have come in the name of rave to spread their message of love and harmony.

They have scheduled a series of landings across the United Kingdom. These gatherings are held with the aim of provoking the proliferation of joy amongst humans... these will be close encounters of the HENGE kind.


Alan Keary is a multi instrumentalist and producer, with a strong musical heritage, writing and producing music from the age of fourteen. Now based in Manchester and performing under the alias Shunya, his sound is an amalgamation of influences, ranging from his early musical background of classical violin to the sounds of Manchester's electronic music scene which compliment his highly accomplished abilities as a jazz bassist. With influences referencing artists such as Flying Lotus, Bjork and Eric Whitacre. 

In early 2017, Shunya's name saw a rapid increase in notoriety when his single Wonder N Wane (feat Hayley Pip Williams) was picked up by Huw Stephens (BBC Radio 1) and BBC radio Manchester. Ilovemanchester also ranked Shunya in their “top 5 local bands making it big in Manchester”.

His recent collaboration with DJ Yoda's & Breakfast of Champions live band has gained Shunya a notable reputation as a collaborator. With co-writing on tracks such as "Pebble Beach" going on to be play listed by BBC 6Music. 

Other notable collaborations include Werkha, (Tru Thoughts, Brownswood Bubblers) & Josephine Oniyama (Rubyworks), lending arrangement and performance of strings & bass.

Shunya's self-titled release also features appearances from GoGo Penguin drummer Rob Turner and session drummer Craig Hanson on the track 'The Beauty of Being the Void'. Singer Hayley Phillipa Williams features throughout the E.P and brings a haunting yet soulful feel to tracks such as 'The Elaborate Hoax', suggesting connotations reminiscent to the music of Kate Bush. Shunya continues to collaborate with various artists and musicians with a vision to combine everything into one boiling pot, defying the notion of 'genre'.

"What Shunya are doing is super-creative, unique and musical! They're not very good-looking, but you can't have it all!" - DJ Yoda

'We've been watching Shunya since he first started out. His latest EP Mountain Gazer is a massive leap forward in both production and composition. Definitely one to watch out for.- GoGo Penguin

“For me the combination of real sounds and synthetics is well balanced and special, the way it grows and shifts through different genres and moods, soul, jazz, world, mysticism, is natural and happens organically. The production is original and inventive, but without overpowering the passion or the soul of the music, melodies and emotion” - Josephine Oniyama

“Not only are Alan's string arrangements imaginative, he is a consummate all-round musician with innovative ideas that shine within his music” -Mike Bennet, Producer (Ian Brown, Emerson Lake and Palmer, The Specials)

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Apr
26
9:00 PM21:00

CROWS proudly presented by Seoda Shows

Tickets €10

Tickets €10

Crows formed in 2015 and have since built a considerable following for the intensity of their live shows which have seen the band members break bones as well as instruments. Supporting the likes of Girl Band and Wolf Alice in the past, the band will take their deafening live show on the road in support of IDLES for their sell out April tour.

With a string of successful singles and EP’s under their belt, “Silver Tongues” has been a long time coming. Recorded in near total darkness to build a sense of atmosphere, the album fulfills both their early potential and confidently showcases a band comfortable across a variety of sonic avenues. From the monolithic noise-rock of the title track and opener, to the skyscraping “Demeanour” and “Wednesday’s Child”, to the blissed-out closer “Dysphoria”, each listen reveals new layers, and new ideas.

“Silver Tongues” is a huge step forward for the band, not only musically, but emotionally. A touring band who eat, sleep and bleed together, this album rightly took time: now, both Crows and the listener can reap the rewards of their patience.

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Apr
27
9:00 PM21:00

Talos

Tickets €16 plus booking fee

Tickets €16 plus booking fee

Talos is the project of Cork-born musician Eoin French. His debut track, Tethered Bones, came out in 2014 and he released his debut album, Wild Alee, in 2017. Talos' latest track is The Light Upon Us, which precedes his follow-up album, Far Out Dust, due in early February. 

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May
3
7:30 PM19:30

Dermot and Dave - SOLD OUT

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SOLD OUT –    NEW DATE    FRIDAY 14TH JUNE 2019!

SOLD OUT – NEW DATE FRIDAY 14TH JUNE 2019!

DERMOT & DAVE ANNOUNCE BRAND NEW COMEDY TOUR FOR 2019!

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

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

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

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

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

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May
5
7:30 PM19:30

The Stunning Live At The Big Top

Tickets €36.50

Tickets €36.50

Following on from a triumphant year in 2018, The Stunning return to Limerick to perform in the Big Top at the Milk Market in Limerick City on May 5th 2019 as part of Riverfest.

 

‘Twice Around The World’, the first album release by the band since 1994, went straight to Number 1 on it’s release in March 2018.  Rave reviews and the fact that it contains some of the bands biggest hits (Everything that Rises, Heads Are Gonna Roll, She’s on My Mind & Mr.Ginger) along with Brighten Up My Life  (one of the most played Irish songs on radio of 2017) helped it on its way to the top of the charts.

The ‘Twice Around the World Tour’ saw the band sell out venues across the country, headlining the Féile Classical, the Galway Arts Festival and also returning Dublin’s Olympia Theatre three times in the space of just over a year.

Amidst the mayhem, lead singer Steve Wall squeezed in some time for his acting career, playing the lead role in ‘My Foolish Heart’ a feature film based on the life of legendary trumpet player Chet Baker.

The Stunning’s have a well-earned reputation of a band that always deliver an impressive live show.

According Joe Wall “the band love playing in Limerick – we seem to have built up a special chemistry with the audience there and they really let down their hair at our shows. Our two sell-out shows in Dolans Warehouse last March and the Mungret Music festival in August have expanded our fanbase in Limerick even more. The Big Top at the Milk Market is amazing – we can’t wait!”

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May
9
7:30 PM19:30

Blindboy Podcast Live

Tickets €27

Tickets €27

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

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

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

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

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

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

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May
10
7:30 PM19:30

Blindboy Podcast Live - Sold OUT

May 10th SOLD OUT

May 10th SOLD OUT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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May
10
9:00 PM21:00

Jafaris presented by Seoda Shows

Tickets are €10 with booking fee, on sale Friday February 8th

Tickets are €10 with booking fee, on sale Friday February 8th

Zimbabwe born and Dublin raised, hip-hop artist Percy Chamburuka known better by his

stage name, Jafaris received critical praise for his first EP ‘Velvet Cake’, which earned him

his place as one of Ireland’s foremost players of the new generation of the Irish hip-hop.

In 2017, Jafaris released his debut EP. As a body of work ‘Velvet Cake’ oozed in 90’s

nostalgia and crafted catchy and conscientious songs that flirted with soul and pop and

attracted attention from publications like Hot Press and District Magazine. It’s no surprise

that Jafaris cites the music of J.Cole, Anderson Paak, Kendrick Lamar and Mick Jenkins as

his influences all of whom are contemporary artists in their own right but produce their own

unique sound, just like the hip-hop artist from Dublin. As a modern hip-hop artist, Jafaris

combines rap, an array of beats, raw melodies and singing.

Raised in the Dublin suburb of Tallaght, Jafaris musical calling came a little later than most.

Before the dazzling lyricism and poetic resonance, he brought to the emerging Irish music

scene, dance had always been his passion and career path. It was through a dance audition

that the multi-talented musician landed the role of Ngig in the 2016 Irish film sensation ‘Sing

Street’ directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker John Carney.

Musically, his uncompromising fluency of expression means he is as exciting as he’s ever

sounded. In 2016, Jafaris hooked up with Diffusion Lab, a music production refuge on

Wellington Quay that’s seen a whole bunch of Dublin’s remarkable talent come through its

doors including Soulé, Flynn, Rushes, DAY_S, All Tvvins and Hare Squead to name a

few. Since joining the teram, the triple threat, rapper, actor and dancer has gone on to

become a knockout performer. In 2017 he performed at Forbidden Fruit, Hard Working Class

Heroes and performed with the RTÉ Orchestra for the Story of Hip Hop at Electric Picnic. In

2018 he went one further and represented Ireland at Eurosonic 2018, played the main stage at

Longitude, and returned to Electric Picnic with the RTÉ orchestra and what’s more, he

headlined the Other Voices stage.

Ireland is paying attention to the rising star. In 2018, Jafaris, Saint Sister and Kormac were

the three artists chosen for Three Ireland’s #MadeByMusic original campaign, which was

eight months in the making and celebrates connecting people through the power of music.

The three artists collaborated and made an incredible cover of Saint Sister’s single ‘Causing

Trouble’, Irish music at its best! Together they performed at Electric Picnic. Jafaris’ sensual

song ‘If You Love Me’ was the first song chosen in the campaign to be made into a video.

The visually arresting video was directed by New York-based visionary director, Shane

Griffin.

In July 2018, Complex UK premiered the music video for Jafaris’ first single ‘Found My

Feet’ off his debut album ‘Stride’ which is being released March 8th. The song is about

finding oneself and celebrating the newfound confidence that comes with that.

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May
11
8:00 PM20:00

Electric Six

The Devil has always been there. He is the great outsider, the original iconoclast. He is a conniving little shit and never seems to tire of giving humanity a wedgie or a wet willie just for a laugh. The Devil is capable of taking many forms. He can exist as one being or spread out amongst many. He can present himself as an ordinary man or as a horrific cloven-hoofed beast depending on his mood. Above all else, The Devil lives to corrupt, to adulterate, to defile.

Electric Six has often used The Devil as subject matter for its songs because of that last bit, the part about corruption and adulteration. That’s what Electric Six has been trying to do with its music now for quite some time!!!! We want to corrupt young women....just like The Devil!!! There’s nothing more rewarding than the seduction of a young innocent maiden, forcing her to wear demonic dresses, levitating her towards the great fiery skull and watching her eyes turn black as she gives into evil and becomes the bride of The Devil!!!! That....is why we started this band....to help women realize their potential as sexy evil maidens with eyes reflecting the utter darkness of a corrupted soul.

With its fourteenth studio album Bride of the Devil, Electric Six examines the concepts of evil and corruption, humanity’s various falls from grace, the nine circles of purgatory and of course, the internet itself. Bride of the Devil opens with the thunderous opener “The Opener”, a bombastic celebration of the arena rock Electric Six never got to play. The next two numbers are textbook ear worm guitar pop numbers that deal with debilitating income inequality and nepotism (“Daddy’s Boy”) and the horrors of being forced into a pool of toxic waste by an a rabid Doberman trained to kill (“(It Gets) (A Little) Jumpy”).

And then we get to the title track, a radio anthem, where it all becomes clear that The Devil is a metaphor for Russia and the United States is the young girl who is seduced, corrupted and wedded into a Satanic covenant with the beast. It’s all there in black and white. The Carrie Underwood-esque lyrics alongside a backdrop of vodka and caviar and backchannels and Seychllian bank accounts. That’s how they did it. They went after our country performers and got the rubes to feel good about being Russian assets. And still, it is the feel-good anthem of the summer.

Finally, the haunting album closer “Worm In the Wood” is Electric Six at its most serious, most tender and emotional. Haunting. Effervescent. Corrupt. Jaundiced. Tired.

So there you have it. Electric Six is back with its fourteenth record and it’s poppy and feel-good, as well as heavy, both sonically and lyrically. Our sound will corrupt you and enslave you as the beautiful demonic bride you know you truly are. Fraulein, take this severed hand with it’s creepy long nails from the beginning of time. To do so is truly thine destiny.

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May
24
7:30 PM19:30

Paul Young

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Tickets €38 - Available from The University Concert Hall

Tickets €38 - Available from The University Concert Hall

PAUL YOUNG

35 YEARS OF ‘NO PARLEZ’ TOUR 2018

Paul Young is back on tour, performing his much loved album ‘NoParlez’ in celebration of 35 years since it’s release. ‘No Parl ez’ was Paul’s debut album. It reached number 1 in the UK charts in 1983 for 5 weeks and fast became triple Platinum. The albumproduced Paul’s first UK number 1 single – The Marvin Gaye cover of ‘Wherever I Lay My Hat’ and hits ‘Come Back & Stay’ &; ‘Love of The Common People’. The album also features a cover of Joy Division’s ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’.

Originally in early 80’s band Q-Tips, Paul Young went solo in the 80’s and his career took off with ‘No Parlez’ and further top 10 hits such as ‘Everytime You Go Away’ & ‘Everything Must Change’. He is also a Brit Award winner for Best Male vocalist, sings the opening lines on the original Band Aid Single ‘Feed The World’ and performed at Live Aid in 1984. Paul is a keen chef, biker and fan of all things Mexicana! A family man, always happy to be touring his classic hits as a solo artist or with his Tex Mex/ Americana band ‘Los Pacaminos’

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May
24
8:00 PM20:00

The Wedding Present 30th anniversary of Bizzaro

Tickets €22 - On sale Friday December 14th at 9am

Tickets €22 - On sale Friday December 14th at 9am

Celebrating the 30th anniversary of Bizzaro.

 

“The boy Gedge has written some of the best love songs of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Era. You may dispute this, but I’m right and you’re wrong!” John Peel.

 The Wedding Present have had eighteen UK Top 40 hit singles… not bad for a band that has, from its inception, stubbornly refused to play the record industry’s game. That was back in 1985 when David Lewis Gedge boarded a National Express coach in London with 500 records packed into a pair of his mother's suitcases. In this fashion, the debut single GO OUT AND GET 'EM BOY! was collected from the pressing plant, delivered to the distribution company, and The Wedding Present was born. That pioneering spirit has been at the core of the band's philosophy ever since. From GEORGE BEST, "an unmitigated delight" [NME], the first full-length release on their own Reception Records onwards, the band has charted an appealing, if often eccentric, course of its very own.

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May
29
8:00 PM20:00

SOAK

Tickets €17 + booking fee - On Sale Friday December 7th 9am

Tickets €17 + booking fee - On Sale Friday December 7th 9am

Grim Town. It’s unclear exactly what or where it is but it’s grey, flat and small in both size and significance. It’s a concrete slab on a cul-de-sac that leads to nowhere. It’s a restlessness that rocks back and forth, back and forth. It’s the suffering that starts in the corner of your mind or in the crease of your forehead and ends with total loss of identity and control. It’s the grim realisation that you are not who you thought you were, and that the only way you can face your most excruciating fears is through an unforgiving, unadulterated pop song. ‘You are now entering the southbound train to Grim Town. Please surrender any faith, passportation or optimism to platform staff if you haven’t already. Refreshments will not be available on this service. Thank you and enjoy your journey.’

All aboard.

 

“I was so sure of myself when I was sixteen, so sure of what I was about, and I didn’t give a fuck. But when I finished touring I realised that I absolutely didn’t. I had no idea. When you’re on tour you get into a cycle of something, and in a way you’re growing but really you’re not because everything stays the same, everything stays constant. And then when I was finished I was like, I have no idea what anything is. So, I had a freak-out-moment, and I spent a year in that freak-out-moment, not knowing what was what anymore. It was scary.”

 

But how can anybody truly know themselves at just sixteen? The term ‘to come of age’ comes with so much baggage, so much expectation, with SOAK’s second album Grim Town, Bridie dissolves all assuredness, and we follow her on this empowering but often painful journey, clinging closely to the handrail.

 

“This album feels a lot more real to me. I think in the first album I held back from saying certain things.” Performing under SOAK, Bridie is no stranger to holding back, to hiding behind a pseudonym or beneath capital letters, to hiding behind words- whilst also being completely out there: “I would even purposefully sing something weird [in the first album] so you couldn’t hear exactly what I was saying.” But there is an unprescribed honesty to Grim Town, almost as though the greater soundscape, bigger production, brass sections and soulful backing vocals gave Bridie the confidence to make herself more vulnerable, to truly put her introspections in the firing line. The album opening jump-starts the listener into action with Get Set Go Kid (“me telling myself to wise up”). This up-beat opener playfully marks the beginning of the end, the train track towards freedom- “I’ve got to get out, I can’t live here anymore!” For Bridie this is an escape from more than just her hometown of Derry, it’s an escape from her sixteen-year-old self which she had recorded and cemented into 2015 with ‘Before We Forgot how to Dream’, an escape from the weight of her own identity and suffocating headspace. “With the first album, I just didn’t really know much about myself or my life, and this time round I feel like I just had time to process it all. I was having such a shit time- I was literally distraught in every single way and when I started writing these songs, I had to get them out of my brain to deal with them better, to process everything, and I tried to make it loud so that  I could say it and hear it, so it became like this sonic landscape.”

 

Jump to the aptly titled Life Trainee, and we enter a whirring static and a piano tinkling with trepidation before delving into powerfully positive, almost gospel-like anthem on how its OK not to be OK:  ‘What phased me before/ leaves me cold and bored/ the sadness addict/just couldn’t hack it’ . This structure mirrors our own journey throughout the album, and Bridie’s own onward journey to acceptance. But, this acceptance only comes after a difficult attempt at honesty and total vulnerability. I was blue/ Technicolour Too is stripped back, rough and an unbearably vivid, voyeuristic description of a house party, alight with aux-chord hoggers and treadmill jaws, and although playful in tone and discreet in meaning, it marks an important rite of passage for Bridie. “Essentially, it’s a song about watching people  off their heads on drugs, but I could have never said that before, and to be honest I don’t think I would have wanted to, even. But now, everything I’ve said in this album I just feel like I have to say it. Literally HAVE to.”

 

An important part of this departure and growth was leaving her long-term producer and friend, Tommy McLaughlin of The Villagers, who has been producing SOAK since 2010, “it was a really hard decision- Tommy’s amazing- but I didn’t want this record to feel or sound like the last one. I wanted it to be clear that I’ve grown up, and to be a step up, essentially, in all the ways that it could be- and Ant provided that.” Enter Ant Whiting. With a heavy pop catalogue that includes M.I.A, it was his mastery of such a broad, colourful and pop-driven sound that helped to create, as Bridie so perfectly puts it, “a carnival of noise.” De Ja Vu epitomises this kaleidoscopic sound, with its eerie chromatic opening, anthemic, ABBA-esque chorus and unnerving police sirens. As we follow the track it begins to resemble the car crash imagined in the song; ‘You’ve been drinking again/ Crashed the car and you blamed the rain’. “De Ja Vu is basically about someone in my life who I was worried about a lot. You know, one of those people who is never really stable and you’re scared that one day it might all go wrong and how all the neighbours would be in the street watching it and the sirens would be going off.” Bridie hypothesizes the future whilst simultaneously looking back to the past, reliving and rethinking this could-be future over and over again, and this is the essence of Grim Town.

 

There is a transience to the album, a movement which is sometimes unpredictable, but the broader sonic space created gives our heroine more space to be unsure of herself and explore parts of her psyche which are perhaps not so clear cut. “I was so scared that everyone would expect me to stay really acoustic and mellow, when actually I wanted it to be really in your face and poppy one minute and then suddenly become really introspective and sad.” Similarly, Bridie herself changes physical form. In Everybody Loves You, the euphoric first single, marks the aftermath of a long distant relationship: ‘cos I was built from concrete/so I don’t hurt no more’. Then, in Maybe, she becomes fluid and surreal, floating through somebody else’s psychological landscape ‘I don’t’ even wanna know where I go in your memory.’

 

More than this however, the songs themselves are volatile, and they too are constantly changing state.  At the (un)ripe age of twenty-two, Bridie already reminisces on her even younger self. She laments in Crying, ‘oh, to be sixteen’, and it is unclear whether she is craving the hopeful naivety of her youth or cringing at her own youthful expense. In a similar vein, she cringes as she points at an intricate flower tattooed on her elbow, done to cover up a suspiciously phallic looking hammer that was blurred out due to obscenity during a recorded live performance- (‘and that’s why they shouldn’t let you get tattoos when you’re 16!”) But Bridie doesn’t feel calloused when she reflects on the past, “it just feels weird. I wrote that bridge two or so years after I’d actually written Crying, so I kind of went back to the song and was reminiscing about the person I was when I first wrote it, the person I was when I was sixteen. It’s weird to reflect on something that didn’t happen that long ago.” So, the songs themselves exist in a kind of structurally lucid state, ever growing and ever changing. But, that unforgettable, haunting purity of Bridie’s voice remains and cuts through the broader and more playful musical and lyrical landscape, like unforgiving black ink on white, freckled skin.

 

“Where am I in Grim Town? I think I’m on the street. Just walking. Constantly moving and never settling. But it’s important that I eventually leave Grim Town, because the main point of the album is that it can get so so bad, really bad, and it can be dramatic but that’s okay. It’s going to be okay.”

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May
31
7:00 PM19:00

Madness

Tickets €53 including booking fee -ON SALE FRIDAY FEBRUARY 22ND 9AM

Tickets €53 including booking fee -ON SALE FRIDAY FEBRUARY 22ND 9AM

With 31 Top 40 hits in the UK including One Step Beyond, Our House, It Must Be Love, Embarrassment, Baggy Trousers, Madness’ live shows are a frenzy of timeless anthems.

The Nutty Boys, as they are commonly known, enjoy an unrivalled reputation as one of Britain’s greatest and most enduring live acts.

They headlined The House of Common Festival in London’s Clapham Common in 2016 and 2017, and wowed audiences when they played the main stage at Electric Picnic last September.

Emerging in 1979, they became one of the most successful British acts of their generation, enjoying huge acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic and one of the most prominent bands of the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Following a hiatus for a few years, Madness reformed in 1992 and since then have performed everywhere from the roof of Buckingham Palace to the London Olympics, the ever popular House of Fun Weekender becoming one of most popular live acts on the circuit.

They have been a constant presence in British culture and, unlike many other bands of their vintage, continue to write and record new music. 

Full House, The Very Best of Madness a brand new compilation was released in November of last year. Their latest studio album Can’t Touch Us Now, the band’s 12th, which includes the poignant Amy Winehouse tribute Blackbird, put them back in the Top 5 in the charts in 2016 and demonstrated why Madness are as relevant today as ever as their musical odyssey continues.

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Jun
1
7:00 PM19:00

Jenny Greene and the RTE Concert Orchestra

Tickets €52 plus booking fee

Tickets €52 plus booking fee

Jenny Greene and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra will be joined on stage in Limerick by some very special guests.

The collaboration between the DJ and the 48 piece orchestra debuted to considerable acclaim at Electric Picnic in 2016, performing live versions of 90s club classics.

The event became the fastest selling music gig in Galway International Arts Festival’s 40-year history in 2017, with their Festival Big Top gig selling out in under an hour. They have also performed at the Marquee in Cork and the 3Arena in Dublin.

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Jun
5
8:00 PM20:00

False Confessions: Inside Making a Murderer 2 presented by Seoda Shows

Tickets €27 + booking fee  - On sale December 6th 9am

Tickets €27 + booking fee - On sale December 6th 9am

Join Laura Nirider and Steven Drizin, as they discuss coerced and false confessions, interrogation tactics, and the wrongful conviction of Brendan Dassey whose case and post conviction process has captivated the world. 

 

Quotes:

"Smart, articulate, and likable"

* FORBES MAGAZINE  

"Fierce legal warrior"

* ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY  

"Fighters for those that aren’t getting the justice they deserve"

* BUSTLE  

"Leading experts in false confessions by young people"

* DATELINE NBC 

"Zealous fighters for Brendan Dassey"

* BUZZFEED

 

Laura Nirider is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth (CWCY) at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law in Chicago. Nirider represents individuals who were wrongfully convicted of crimes when they were children or teenagers. Her clients have included Brendan Dassey, whose case was profiled in the Netflix Global series Making a Murderer, and Damien Echols of the West Memphis Three, whose case was profiled in the documentary West of Memphis.  In addition to her courtroom work, Nirider regularly publishes scholarly and practitioner-focused articles on interrogations and post-conviction relief. In partnership with the International Association of Chiefs of Police, she has co-authored one of the only existing juvenile interrogation protocols. She is also a frequent presenter on interrogations at defender and law enforcement training conferences around the country and has been featured in film and television programs on interrogations. Recently, she co-authored an amicus curiae brief that was cited by the U.S. Supreme Court in J.D.B. v. North Carolina for the proposition that the risk of false confession is "all the more troubling...and all the more acute...when the subject of custodial interrogation is a juvenile.”

 

Steven Drizin is a Clinical Professor of Law at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law where he has been on the faculty since 1991. He served as the Legal Director of the Clinic's renowned Center on Wrongful Convictions from March 2005 to September 2013. At the Center, Professor Drizin's research interests involve the study of false confessions and his policy work focuses on supporting efforts around the country to require law enforcement agencies to electronically record custodial interrogations. Drizin co-founded the Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth (CWCY) in 2008, the first innocence organization to focus on representing defendants who were only teenagers when they were wrongfully convicted. Drizin and former student Laura Nirider, who directs the CWCY, represent Brendan Dassey, a central figure in Netflix's smash docuseries Making a Murderer.

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Jun
7
9:00 PM21:00

Meat Puppets proudly presented by Seoda Shows

Tickets are €20 plus booking fee. On sale Monday February 11th at 9am

Tickets are €20 plus booking fee. On sale Monday February 11th at 9am

We are delighted to announce that this will be the first time the original line up of MEAT PUPPETS are to share the stage since 1996!

 Meat Puppets’ story begins with idle time spent in the wide-open spaces of the Phoenix area during the early 1980s. Friendly high school acquaintances, Bostrom and Curt Kirkwood were in the dawn of their twenties, unemployed and “starting to hang out because we were the only guys home,” the drummer recalled with a laugh. “Cris was going to school at the time, so we would lay around waiting for him to get out, and then he would join us as a trio. We began to make such a hellacious racket that we knew we were on to something.”

The collective influences in play ran the gamut—classic rock, British prog, the Dead, Zappa, Beefheart, fusion, the jazz avant-garde and, of course, punk rock, which had enjoyed a tightknit but robust scene in Phoenix since the mid-to-late ’70s. But the fascinating take on hardcore that can be heard on Meat Puppets, the band’s 1982 SST debut, had more to do with punk rock’s ethos of creative freedom (and Arizona’s psychedelic history) than with any calculated musical strategy. “Curt was trying to play in straight bands and getting kicked out,” Bostrom recalled. “I told him, ‘No—in this day and age you can be anything you need to be, and this band is going to support your weirdness.”

 During the fall prior to that album’s January ’94 release, essential groundwork was laid. Nirvana, touring in support of In Utero, asked the band to open some shows in October. A couple of nights into the stint, Kurt Cobain told Kirkwood that NIRVANA was taping an ‘MTV Unplugged’ soon, and that he needed the brothers to guest at the performance in New York. “He said he couldn’t play the guitar parts,” Kirkwood said with a chuckle. And so “Lake of Fire” and “Plateau,” two of Cobain’s favorite tunes off of one of his favorite albums, ‘Meat Puppets II’, became staples of MTV when the network was still a taste-making behemoth. As Kirkwood saw it, his songs were being interpreted by a once-in-a-generation talent. “That’s a special voice,” he said. “That’s like a George Jones voice, somebody that’s immediately recognizable. A NEIL YOUNG voice.” A quarter-century later, the NIRVANA association continues to be a catalyst for fandom. “It’s been the most constant vein that draws people in,” Kirkwood said.

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Jun
14
7:30 PM19:30

Dermot and Dave

Tickets €32 - available from UCH

Tickets €32 - available from UCH

DERMOT & DAVE ANNOUNCE BRAND NEW COMEDY TOUR FOR 2019!

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

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

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

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

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

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Jul
4
8:30 PM20:30

Blas Presents Dónal Lunny & Paddy Glackin

Tickets €21/ €16 conc.

Tickets €21/ €16 conc.

The 23rd Blas International Summer School of Irish Traditional Music and Dance proudly presents Dónal Lunny & Paddy Glackin as part of their public concert series.

Dónal Lunny is popularly regarded as having being central to the renaissance of Irish Music over the last three decades.  Since the seventies Dónal has had involvement with some of the most innovative bands to emerge from Ireland including Planxty, the Bothy Band, Moving Hearts, Coolfin, and more recently Mozaik. He has toured across the world, collaborating with musicians of many different cultures. Dónal co-founded Mulligan Records and produced 17 albums for the label. Since then he has produced tracks for, and collaborated on albums with Kate Bush, Mark Knopfler, Indigo Girls, Clannad, and Baaba Maal among others. He produced the internationally acclaimed album for EMI, ‘Common Ground’, featuring such artists as Bono, Neil and Tim Finn, and Elvis Costello. He also has appeared on the BBC TV series, Transatlantic Sessions alongside the likes of James Taylor, Eddi Reader, Diana Krall and others.  Dónal was MD of the House Band on the "Céiliúradh" concert in the Royal Albert Hall, part of President Michael D. Higgins' state visit to the UK. He continues his work in studio production, also occasionally composing music for theatre, television and film. 

Paddy Glackin, also a founding member of Bothy Band, is widely regarded as one of Ireland’s leading traditional fiddle players of his generation. Being reared in Dublin, Paddy was exposed to a wide variety of regional styles that influenced his music and was hugely encouraged by such players as Sligo flute player John Egan, and Clare fiddler John Kelly. Paddy is also a noted commentator and lecturer on Irish music. He has etched a reputation as one of our premier fiddlers, steely yet divinely delicate. He adopted his father’s Donegal stylings and has taken a unique route from 1973 All-Ireland fiddle champion to the groundbreaking experimental-trad treasure Hidden Ground with Jolyon Jackson in 1980.He has also recorded extensively and collaborated with a range of musicians including avant-garde composer John Cage, Micheal O Suilleabhain, piper Liam O Flynn, and Dónal Lunny. He also played in groups such as Ceoltoiri Laighean and LAPD and is currently a member of Ushers Island.Paddy spent many years as a radio producer with RTE Radio and recently retired as head of the Radio Sport department.

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Sep
12
7:30 PM19:30

Peter Hook and The Light

Tickets are €22.50 plus booking fee, on sale Monday February 4th.

Tickets are €22.50 plus booking fee, on sale Monday February 4th.

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

Plus an opening set of Joy Division Material

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

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

About Technique & Republic

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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Wallis Bird proudly presented by Seoda Shows

Tickets €25 plus booking fee.

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

●      The Irish Times

 “A tsunami of emotion… magnificent ”

●      MOJO

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

●      Sydney Morning Herald, Australia

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

●      Amanda Palmer, Artist

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

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

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

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

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