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Sep
29
8:00pm 8:00pm

Thin Az Lizzy

Tickets €12.50 ( €15 on the door)

Tickets €12.50 ( €15 on the door)

Thin Az Lizzy are recognised as being the best Thin Lizzy tribute act in Ireland.  There is no doubt to that.  His next goal is to bring Thin Az Lizzy to the point of being the Best Thin Lizzy Band in the world.  This will be achieved though the new team that he has amassed.  Whatever has to happen to achieve that goal will happen.  Johnny has a renewed sense of motivation and focus.  While we are not going to tell you the financial objectives, we are going to tell you that within 2 years, it is planned to be doing 150+ shows per annum all around Europe.  Then it is planned to bring it further afield.

Johnny admits that “the better the audience is the better we are on stage”.  So part of their job onstage is to create good audience participation.  TAL are bringing their own flavour to songs and at the same time holding on to what makes the songs great and what the audience loves. 

For example, I was videoing a gig in Sligo in November 2016.  The venue was packed to the rafters.  The promoters didn’t expect half of that crowd because it was November, pouring with rain and freezing cold.  I spoke to a few people there who told me they were there purely to see TAL.  Within one minute of starting the show, the hall was packed (they came from everywhere in the pub) and people were singing to every song.  During their version of Whiskey in the Jar, Johnny got as far as the first four words of the song and stopped singing.  The band kept playing and the audience took over for the next two minutes.

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Sep
29
9:00pm 9:00pm

Red Hot Copy Peppers

Red Hot Copy peppers red hot chilli peppers tribute live in dolans september 29th 2017

As true fanatics of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, we have put all our energy and passion into recreating an authentic live RHCP performance. Our show has been lauded by fans as being just as good as the real thing! Very few tribute bands in the world put in the work and effort like we do to bring a world class show to your venue!

The band was born when two Dublin (Ireland) based musicians bonded over their love for the Chilis. After recruiting additional members and after hours upon hours of rehearsals, the Copy Peppers were ready to hit the stage. From our humble beginnings in Dublin City, we have gone on to play at numerous locations far and wide. From pubs and clubs to open airfestivals, we deliver an energetic and impassioned performance every single night. We believe that the music of the Chilis brings people together in the spirit of joy and fun and we want to spread that message to as many people as possible.

In our repertoire we cover every era of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. We play a show of up to two hours featuring all the hits and some gems and fan favourites too.

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Sep
30
8:00pm 8:00pm

Basciville

Tickets On Sale August 23rd

Tickets On Sale August 23rd

“Whoever wants music instead of noise, joy instead of pleasure, soul instead of gold, creative work instead of business, passion instead of foolery, finds no home in this trivial world of ours.” ― Hermann Hesse “The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.” ― W.B. Yeats. Cillian and Lorcan Byrne are two men growing up in a world that celebrates the short attention span. They are very much of this world, they understand it and indeed participate in this rush. Basciville however don't operate in the world that you or I live in. They soundtrack a world that you or I aspire to. We all have glimpses of this world - where time moves at the pace that we dictate - where we have time to look around, time to breathe, time to truly live. Cillian and Lorcan are Basciville and Basciville makes sense of our world by stopping and looking around.

Hailing from County Wexford, on the South East coast of Ireland, these two brothers
Cillian and Lorcan Byrne have had their world view soundtracked by some of the greatest artists of our lives. Any home that reverberates to the sound of Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and Ella Fitzgerald would march to a more soulful drum. But throw in Jeff Buckley, Led Zeppelin, Ry Cooder and of course the seasoning of most Irish bloodlines: Van Morrison, what you're going to get is a streak of blues cutting through that soulful heart.


After graduating with degrees in music from Wexford Institute of Technology, the lads
embarked on their own never ending tour. Constantly on the road in Ireland they built up
a formidable live following. They then took the plunge and released their first EP in 2016.
'Blues in Red' received major critical acclaim for the way it fused all their musical history,
experience and skill with a spontaneous sound that instantly captured the sense of a band soundtracking a world as it should be seen. They launched the EP with sold out shows across Ireland culminating in Dublin's iconic Pepper Canister Church.

2017 has seen them cement this live reputation with a growing fanbase and the release of their next piece of music: Diving Hour. An incredible step up from the work of Blues in
Red, it retains the sensibility of a band clearly at ease with their craft but eager to
comment on the world as they see it.


The year looks set to bring more music but more importantly the bands first shows
outside of Ireland. 'Diving Hour' is out now. 

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Kevin Doyle is Not Elvis
Sep
30
8:00pm 8:00pm

Kevin Doyle is Not Elvis

For one night only, Kevin Doyle, Ireland’s leading Elvis performer, will perform live with his 12-piece backing band of musicians and singers, the Way it Was Orchestra, at Dolans Warehouse on 30th September.

Over a two-decade career, Kevin and the orchestra have featured in TV specials, and countless sell-out shows at venues around Ireland including Dublin’s Olympia Theatre and Cork Opera House.

The band’s dedication to recreating the sound of All the King’s Men is matched by Kevin’s tongue-in-cheek approach to playing the character on stage: here’s one guy who doesn’t swear he’s Elvis. 

It’s the most authentic sounding Elvis show this side of Memphis, endorsed by the King’s very own backing musicians the TCB Band and his original vocal group, the Jordanaires. In fact, Kevin and co united the two groups for a unique one-off concert at the 3Arena back in May 2004. As Ray Walker, bass singer with the Jordanaires and friend of Presley, says of Kevin and the show; “Elvis would be proud.”

One thing’s for sure: audiences are guaranteed a show packed with all the major hits, from Elvis’ early rock ‘n’ roll breakthrough recordings, to his ‘comeback’ TV special in 1968 and the towering live performances of the 1970s.

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Sep
30
9:00pm 9:00pm

No Stairway

No Stairway To Zepplein(Led Zepplein Tribute Act) Dolans Limerick Ireland. Saturday September 30th 2017

No Stairway are back!! On the 30th of September, Ireland's premier Led Zeppelin tribute act will take to the stage, to play all the hits you know and love.

Comprised of 4 musicians with a great love of the band, they aim to recreate Zeppelin’s live presence and studio albums as faithfully as possible. From Plant’s soaring vocals, Bonham’s thunderous drums, Jone’s multitasking, to Page’s blistering guitar work; all the parts are treated with the respect they deserve! Having formed in 2013 in Galway City, the lads are constantly adding to the set list, determined to play a ridiculous amount of Zeppelin’s back catalogue. Expect all the classic tunes, and even some that Zeppelin themselve’s rarely, if ever, performed live!
 

It's gonna be a night of Rock n' Roll not to be missed!

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Seoda Shows Presents John Murry
Oct
1
8:00pm 8:00pm

Seoda Shows Presents John Murry

John Murry was adopted at birth into the family of William Faulkner. Some have speculated that the Faulkner blood might also run in his veins, but that should be left for a Southern Gothic novel yet to be written (or perhaps re-written). Raised in Tupelo, Mississippi, in the shadow of Elvis, his undiagnosed autism led to troubles at an early age which led to prescribed medication, which led to unprescribed medication which led to being institutionalised for addiction and mental health issues at a too young age. Eventually, discarded onto the streets of Memphis, he found music, which became the one constant positive force in his life. Memphis led to San Francisico and San Franciso led to heroin and heroin led to a near fatal overdose on the corner of 16th and Mission, so harrowingly memorialized in his song Little Colored Balloons.

 

Music again came to his rescue and led him to Tim Mooney (American Music Club) and the group of musicians that helped create his 2012 masterpiece “The Graceless Age”. The album was hailed by MOJO magazine and received a 5 out of 5 rating, UNCUT called it a “masterpiece”, both magazines included it in their Top 10 albums of the year; American Songwriter put it in their Top 5 of the year and The Guardian included it in their best of the year as well. The accolades rolled in and John toured the world. He entranced and devastated audiences with his raw, unfiltered live performances, and it looked like his trajectory was set, that music had won and would have the final word. And then Tim Mooney, John’s mentor, his beacon, his bedrock, died suddenly and unexpectedly… and John’s world fell back in to chaos.

 

Over the next few years, John would lose the footing that he had struggled so hard to establish. He would lose his wife, his daughter, temporarily his freedom and ultimately his country.

 

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Viper Higgins Presents an Inconvenient Bollocking
Oct
5
8:00pm 8:00pm

Viper Higgins Presents an Inconvenient Bollocking

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The Viper: An Inconvenient Bollocking

Viper Higgins (Hardy Bucks/World News) is Mayo's answer to David Icke. Join Francis and guests for an unparalleled Powerpoint demonstration on who really controls the world. Featuring unseen videos and the chance to win a Derby by Mondo

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Oct
6
7:30pm 7:30pm

Gearóid Farrelly 'Home Truths'

Ticket€ 12

Ticket€ 12

Comedian Gearóid Farrelly takes his brand of chatty standup comedy on the road this Autumn. 

This show will address everything from Trump to decluttering and explain why you shouldn't toilet train a cat.  

Gearóid has appeared at comedy festivals all over the world. He has supported the likes of Joan Rivers and Sarah Millican in the UK. This year he toured Ireland with Neil Delamere and appears every week on his Sunday Best show on Today FM. 

Gearóid's podcast "Fascinated" is a comedy chat show and is available on iTunes. 


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

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


“the best opening act in his price range”

– Joan Rivers

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Oct
6
9:00pm 9:00pm

Buffalo Soul

Ireland's definitive tribute to Bob Marley & The Wailers Bufallo Soul is a collective of musicians from all over the world, based in Dublin, performing the songs of Bob Marley & The Wailers. The band pays tribute to the most influential Jamaican musicians of all time and their timeless spiritual grooves. One Love!!!

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Oct
7
8:00pm 8:00pm

The Flag Listeners "and other short stories" album launch

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The Flag Listeners are an exciting and innovative four-piece band from Limerick. On Saturday, 7th October, they launch their long-awaited debut album, “and other short stories”, in Dolan’s Warehouse.

 

The Flag Listeners released their first single, ”Birds Fly”/”Well Played Mr. Lemmon” in late 2016, accompanied by a video for “Birds Fly” shot by Shane Serrano. https://youtu.be/MOIQSpXo-X4

 

The band comprises:

Eamonn Hehir (vocals, acoustic and electric guitar)

John Steele (vocals, electric guitar, lap steel)

Sean Fox (bass guitar, backing vocals)

Tony Brennan (drums, backing vocals)

 

Eamonn Hehir released two solo albums: “Blood Mill Road” (2000) and “The Flag Listeners” (2012). Hot Press described the latter album as “…a heady mix of guitar pop, dreamy soundscapes and poetic lyrics…” Eamonn previously fronted Toucandance in the late eighties/early nineties, who released one single, “Green Eyes”, and “The Telephone” on “The Reindeer Age” compilation album.

John Steele has released two singles, “Chink In My Armour” and “Waving At Magpies” under the names Tumbledown and Fall Dogs.

Sean Fox and Tony Brennan both played with Toucandance, as well as many popular local rock and funk bands.

Eamonn and John were also heavily involved with the Pigtown Fling project for Limerick City of Culture. This highly successful album and concert featured songs written by both Eamonn and John.

The Flag Listeners played a residency in The Kasbah Club, Dolan’s in Limerick throughout 2016, honing a dynamic, all-original set that can stretch for up to two and a half hours. The sounds range from melodic pop-rock, ambient atmospherics to full-on rock’n’roll.

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Oct
7
9:00pm 9:00pm

JUANITA STEIN (Howling Bells) proudly presented by Seoda Shows

JUANITA STEIN Live in Dolans Limerick on October 7th 2017

She's seen the world Americanize, gentrify and divide
like a broken heart during a decade of touring the globe with her band Howling
Bells, now Juanita Stein returns with her first solo collection of songs about
a pre-apocalyptic America.

This isn't the America of goofy teen movies, Twinkies
and Trump, no Mam. It's that shattered dreamland Hunter S. Thompson went
looking for... It's somewhere beyond the pines of Twin Peaks at a crossroads
where Badlands met Paris, Texas. A dustball in a once great land,
reimagined whilst daydreaming as the towns and plains filtered through the
grainy dirt that is the tour bus window during laps of the USA with Coldplay
and The Killers.

These are songs from a dark-hearted country, where the
lights of Nashville twinkle in the distance as the siren song leads you into
the eternal night...

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Oct
8
7:30pm 7:30pm

I.NY presents: Gerry Leonard & Eoin Devereux : In Conversation and Performance

Gerry Leonard & Eoin Devereux : In Conversation and Performance dolans warehouse limerick on Sunday October 8th 2017

Over 11 days in October, I.NY explores and celebrates the deep and vibrant connection between Ireland and New York City. The festival invites artists, writers, musicians, educators, entrepreneurs and more to tell the story of how the Ireland New York relationship has impacted their personal, professional and creative lives. It invites as well an audience, from home and abroad, to share their own stories, hear those shared by others, and experience the broader Ireland New York story through a diverse programme of cultural events.

Gerry Leonard – musician, performer and solo artist – was musical director for David Bowie from the A Reality Tour in 2003, and a member of the seminal artist’s inner circle for 15 years. Born in Clontarf but based in New York, Leonard settled in New York’s East Village where he worked with the artists such as Cyndi Lauper,  Sophie B. Hawkins and Rufus Wainwright.

Prior to becoming one of Bowie’s most trusted touring and session musicians, his solo career as Spookyghost, an ambient guitar project, ran from the late 90s and concurrent with his work with Bowie. He has also written and performed the score for Irish independent movie32A, recorded and toured the soundtrack for ‘The Last Mimsy’ with Roger Waters and produced and co-wrote Suzanne Vega’s last two album releases.

Professor Eoin Devereux is Assistant Dean for Research in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at University of Limerick, Ireland. His main teaching and research interests are focused on Media, Popular Music, Fan Studies and Media Audiences. Recognised internationally as an expert on media and popular culture, he co-organised the first academic symposiumonDavid Bowiein 2012. He is also the co-editor ofDavid Bowie: Critical Perspectives.

I.NY brings together Gerry Leonard and Eoin Devereux in conversation and performance at Dolan’s Warehouse, Sunday October 8 at 7:30pm.

Feature:
Gerry Leonard: The Dubliner who became one of David Bowie’s six-string sidemen
 

For more info on the festival see thisisiny.com

For more info on the festival see thisisiny.com

 

 

 

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Oct
10
8:00pm 8:00pm

Double Headliner: JOOCE & Rabble Babble

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JOOCE:

JOOCE are a Psychedelic Pop Rock band formed in Dublin. The band consists of Edward O'Mahony, Conor Wallace, Cathal Roper and Sean Ryan. Their influences include Tame Impala, Mac Demarco, Foals and Arcade Fire. On the 18th of May they released their debut single 'Nostalgia//Trip'.Their sound is very effects based between pedal boards, reverb wet mics, synths and atmospheric drum pads.
 

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Rabble Babble:

Hailing from Celbridge, Dublin, and Trim, the four-piece take their lyrical cues from Enid Blyton, Roddy Doyle and Ice Cube. Musically speaking, there are hints of Homeshake, The Velvet Underground and The Strokes.

They premiered their debut track, 'You Know Joe, Gal & Fran' in February on 'The Last Mixed Tape' as an introduction to the EP, characters and concept, and premiered the first of a trilogy of singles from the EP called 'Joe's Bust', on 'The Thin Air'. They are currently working on their second single, 'Gal's Choice' to be released in November

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Oct
11
8:30pm 8:30pm

A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald & Joe Pass

SB with jazz logo.jpgElla Fitzgerald tribute in Dolans Limerick on October 11 2017

A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald & Joe Pass
Stella Bass (voice) & Hugh Buckley (guitar)

Ella Fitzgerald was – and still is - considered an American icon by the time she passed away in 1996, after a career spanning nearly sixty years. She is considered one of the most unique and innovative singers in jazz history and she sold tens of millions of albums during her career. 2017 is, of course, the centenary of Ella's birth.


Joe Pass was an American virtuoso jazz guitarist, generally agreed to be one of the greatest of the 20th century; his innovative use of chord changes and phrasing have influenced a generation of jazz guitarists. Between 1973 and 1986, Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Pass recorded six albums together – four in studio and two live – the second of which would win Ella her eighth Grammy Award in 1977. The material consists mostly of classics from the Great American Songbook, many songs being reinterpretations of numbers Ella had previously recorded in different settings. These albums are still recognised today as some of the finest examples of voice/guitar duets.

Relive once again, or discover for the first time these masterpieces performed as a tribute to two bona fide legends of jazz by two of Ireland’s top jazz musicians – Hugh Buckley and Stella Bass - who perform fresh, interesting and original versions of the Fitzgerald/Pass discography.

STELLA BASS
Dublin-born Stella studied singing and piano with the RIAM, and is currently studying for a Masters degree in Music in Dublin’s Conservatory of Music. With her versatile repertoire crossing over jazz, classical and musical theatre, she is still most at home singing jazz standards.
In 2014 Stella released her album “Too Darn Hot" (featuring Hugh) to critical acclaim; it gets regular radio airplay in Ireland, the UK, the US and Germany. In fact Amy Winehouse’s mother got in touch with Stella directly to say how much she loved her album cover of Amy’s Back to Black. In Jan 2015, she performed her jazz-inspired take on the music of Stephen Sondheim, which sold out the John Field Room in the National Concert Hall; she
returned there in September that year as part of her 2-month nationwide tour celebrating Sondheim's music. She sings with the Hot House Big Band, has recorded with the
Dublin City Jazz Orchestra, and is into the seventh year of her quartet's Sunday residency in Dublin's Cafe en Seine.

In 2013, Stella returned to her musical theatre roots to co-produce and perform in the Irish premiere of the hit off-Broadway show, “Shout! The Mod Musical”, which sold out its 7- week run in Dublin’s Tivoli Theatre. She also completed a sell-out Irish tour of her own one-woman, self-produced show "Smoke & Sound", a tribute to the music and cabaret of
inter-war Berlin; featuring the songs of Kurt Weill, Berthold Brecht and Marlene Dietrich; this played once again to a sellout crowd in the NCH in 2016. She performed in London's Pizza Express @ Pheasantry in April 2017.
www.stellabass.com

HUGH BUCKLEY

Hugh Buckley is a Dublin born and based, self-taught guitarist, composer, arranger, educator and author. He has performed throughout Europe, the US, Argentina and China, working as a sideman and also leading his own groups. He has performed with a wide array of internationally acclaimed artists including Peter Bernstein, Louis Stewart, Brad Mehldau, Bobby Wellins, Anders Bercrantz, Georgie Fame, Stacey Kent, Van Morrison, Lisa
Stansfield, Ronnie Drew, John Wadham amongst others. Besides featuring on many recordings as a sideman, Hugh has released three CDs as leader, "Yes Indeed" (1998) w/James Williams, Peter Washington, Darren Beckett, "Spirit Level" (2001) (both recorded
in NY) and "Sketches of Now" (2008). His 2014 release “The Day of the Duo” is with renowned Scottish guitarist Nigel Clark. Alongside his saxophone-playing cousins Richie and Michael, he was the subject of an hour-long TV documentary "The Living
Bridge - A Family Affair" which featured original music by all three musicians. Hugh was producer, arranger and guitarist on the 2008 platinum selling CD release by the legendary folk artist Ronnie Drew, “The Last Session - A Fond Farewell”. In 2013, Hugh launched his highly acclaimed book “The Guitar Chord Doctor”. The book deals with chord voicings and techniques for the contemporary guitarist. Hugh is the founder, organiser and host of the extremely successful and acclaimed monthly event, “The Dublin Guitar Night”. The event showcases national and international guitar players across all genres.
www.hughbuckleymusic.com

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Oct
12
8:00pm 8:00pm

Jean McGlynn presents Songs in Suits

Trained at the prestigious Mountview Academy, Jean began her career in London’s West End, going from College straight into productions such as The Beautiful Game, Witches of Eastwick and Les Misérables. During that time, Jean worked with luminaries such as Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, Sir Ben Elton, Ian McShane, Sir Cameron Mackintosh, Sir Trevor Nunn and even appeared onstage alongside Dame Judi Dench.

In recent years Jean, has moved back to Limerick and has developed her performance career alongside her work as a well-known teacher of the arts. She co-directed Bare Space Theatre Co. for a number of years, and has begun to make performance work as a producer and director. Jean’s sell-out production of her one-woman show Lily at the Belltable was followed by the hugely successful Cabaret des Frites at the Spiegeltent in 2014 and 2015.

With a new show that she describes as one of most challenging of her career, Jean McGlynn is back with her latest spectacle – Songs in Suits. Working in collaboration with musical director Noel Lennon, the show will see Jean give her own unique female twist to a range of songs made famous by men down through the years.

Songs in Suits will see McGlynn take to Dolans Warehouse with a production that includes her trademark cabaret style, complete with costumes, choreography and a five-piece band. This unique performance will cover styles to suit all tastes, with music by performers such as Leonard Cohen, David Bowie, Freddie Mercury, Frank Sinatra, and Fred Astaire. It’s one not to be missed.

Reviews:

‘From wisps of smoke to full burning torch’ – Reviews Gate

‘Stunning performance, wringing (out) every emotional sinew’- The Stage

‘Vivid’ – The Scotman

 

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Oct
13
8:00pm 8:00pm

Craig Gallagher

Tickets € 10 (plus booking fee) on sale Friday August 11th at 9am

Tickets 10 (plus booking fee) on sale Friday August 11th at 9am

Dublin’s Craig Gallagher began his career singing the pubs of Dublin’s. He recently released a four track EP titled “Home” that shot to No.1 on iTunes in Ireland, and he has earned over two million streams on Spotify. His single has just been added to almost all radio station’s in Ireland and is breaking the top 50 radio chart. On the live front Craig is selling out his own tours across Ireland and Europe, including Whelan’s in Dublin and the legendary Paradiso (upstairs) in Amsterdam and Craig finished 2016 opening for Gavin James at his sold out 3Arena (15k Cap) Dublin, Craig’s first headline show of 2017 will be in Whelans Dublin on 17th February followed by a sold out Paradiso, Amsterdam in March 13th. Listen to Craig’s single “Without You” here.

Live album released later this summer and supporting Tash Sultana on her Sold Out Dublin, London, Paris, Amsterdam shows and supporting Gavin James this summer Live At The Marquee Cork, St Johns Castle Limerick, The Big Top Galway, and Heineken Music Hall Amsterdam.

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Oct
13
8:00pm 8:00pm

The Darkness

Tickets €                                                              Photo: Simon Emmett

Tickets €                                                              Photo: Simon Emmett

Always an excellent live spectacle, the glam rock quartet and Lowestoft’s prodigal sons The Darkness have lined up a humungous tour .

Singer and master orator Justin Hawkins said: “The Darkness is proud to return once again to the stages of our sceptered isle. We are here to confirm our reputation as the mightiest live band treading the boards in this saccharine age of music made by computers, millionaires and halfwits. Sometimes by all three! We will once again be showcasing our trademark mix of relentless rifferama, effortless haute couture, ridiculously loud noises and bright things that flash on and off.

“As any fool will tell you, a Darkness show is a place where believers come together, where fluids are shared, and dreams are built. But most importantly, where rock and roll is crowned king EVERY NIGHT! 

“And as if that wasn’t enough, we have made a frankly stunning fifth album that will be unleashed on the world in September of this year by the lovely Cooking Vinyl people. Good times… so come one, come all!!”

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Oct
13
8:00pm 8:00pm

Mundy ‘Jelly Legs 21’ Tour

Tickets €22 (ON SALE Friday May 26th at 9am)

Tickets €22 (ON SALE Friday May 26th at 9am)

Mundy ‘Jelly Legs 21’ Tour October 2017

At the age of 21, on the 14th of October 1996, one of Irelands most popular singer-songwriters Mundy released his debut Album ‘Jelly Legs’ on Epic Records-a subsidiary of SONY.  The critically acclaimed debut produced by ‘Youth’ went on to sell a respectable 60,000 copies around the world.

This year will mark the 21st Anniversary of the said album and also 21 years since his song “To you I Bestow’ appeared on the Hollywood block buster movie ‘Romeo and Juliet’ by Baz Luhrman. The movies soundtrack, cherished by many, sold over 11 million copies around the world.

The album featured the songs ‘Pardon Me’ and ‘Life’s a Cinch’  which also got MTV and VH1 rotation plus the highly requested song ‘Gin and Tonic Sky’.

Now ‘Jelly Legs’ has reached that milestone.  It has come of age and remains a timeless, ageless classic.   Mundy is marking this occasion and to celebrate the album by reforming his old band with Guitarist Steo Farrell, Drummer Cion O’Callaghan and Bassist Shane Fitzsimons.  The band toured France, the UK and the States extensively also sharing bills with Van Morrison, Manic Street Preachers, Cast and Stereophonics to name but a few.

The tour will simply be called ‘Jelly Legs 21’ and Mundy is going to add some extra layers to make it a very special celebration.

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Oct
15
8:00pm 8:00pm

I.NY presents: Damien Dempsey & Chris Byrne: In Conversation and Performance

Damien Dempsey & Chris Byrne In Conversation and Performance as part of the i.ny festival on october 15th in Dolans Warehouse at 8pm

Over 11 days in October, I.NY explores and celebrates the deep and vibrant connection between Ireland and New York City. The festival invites artists, writers, musicians, educators, entrepreneurs and more to tell the story of how the Ireland New York relationship has impacted their personal, professional and creative lives. It invites as well an audience, from home and abroad, to share their own stories, hear those shared by others, and experience the broader Ireland New York story through a diverse programme of cultural events.

Damien Dempsey has been lauded as a modern day seanachaí, delivering his starkly beautiful songs based on real life experience. In 1997, on the release of his track ‘Dublin Town’, Damien was praised for his gritty realism and an ability to use social commentary to express both the negative and positive aspects of Ireland’s development at that time. From there he has, to date, released seven studio albums which consistently deliver his matter-of-fact style.

Partly in response to the Ireland he found himself often restrained by, Damien travelled to New York for the first time on the invitation of Chris Byrne. Having heard him play in Dublin, Chris asked him to his midtown Manhattan bar as a guest and performer. Inspired by his surroundings, much like at home, Damien added to the story of the Irish artist in New York, writing ‘Apple Of My Eye’ from a cramped Brooklyn apartment, and acknowledging the subsequent creative influence the city had on his writing and music.

Chris Byrne is a former member of Black 47, the Celtic hip hop/rock collective active in New York for 25 years, and recognised as the premier Irish-American rock group who created an environment where bands such as Dropkick Murphys and Flogging Molly have been able to flourish. Byrne left his career as a New York police officer to join the band, and having signed with the label of The Pogues manager Frank Murray they subsequently signed with EMI, releasing 5 albums along the way, and playing up to 150 live shows a year. Since leaving Black 47, Chris performs with Seanachaí and the Unity Squad, and continues to regularly perform a combination of modern and traditional Irish music in Brooklyn.

I.NY brings together Damien Dempsey and Chris Byrne, who will appear in conversation and performance at Dolans Warehouse, Sunday October 15 at 9pm.

For more info on the festival see thisisiny.com

For more info on the festival see thisisiny.com

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Oct
18
7:00pm 7:00pm

The Cladagh Rogues

The Cladagh Rogues live in Dolans Limerick on October 18th 2017

The Claddagh Rogues performance is FREE ADMISSION with a suggested donation for mental health charities.

The Claddagh Rogues started life during an artist-in-resident project at the Cork Simon Community in 2007. James O’ Flynn, lead singer and songwriter, explores experiences of homelessness, addiction, mental health difficulties and recovery. The Claddagh Rogues are currently touring their new album For the Record across Ireland.

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Oct
19
7:00pm 7:00pm

Supper Club with Judy O Connor

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Limerick Musical theatre favourite Judy O'Connor is back Upstairs at
Dolans for a spooky Halloween show. Enjoy an exciting night of music and
song and a delicious 2 course dinner. Holywood has Liza with a zee but
Limerick has Judy with a Jay!.

Supper Club Menu

Confit Duck Leg, sesame and soy stir fry vegetables, spiced apple compote

Pepper Salmon fillet, steamed cous cous, vegetable rattatouile, tempura asparagus

Dolans beer battered Hake fillet, house cut chips, fresh Lemon and Tartare sauce

Wild mushroom and asparagus risotto, basil pesto, toasted pinenuts and goats cheese

Pavlova, mixed berry compote, vanilla cream

Chocolate frudge cake, fresh cream, chocolate sauce


Selection of Irish cheeses with crackers and plum chutney

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Oct
19
8:00pm 8:00pm

Badly Drawn Boy

Tickets €24 (+booking fee) On Sale Friday Aug 11th

Tickets 24 (+booking fee) On Sale Friday Aug 11th

Go right back to 2000 andthe Mercury Prize-winning, seminal ‘The Hour of the Bewilderbeast’, announced the arrival of the badly drawn genius of Damon Gough. It's been a curious, wonderful, inimitable, unpredictable career so far of major prizes and minor incidents, all possibilities and magic in the air.  Since then he has released four subsequent studio albums - Have You Fed The Fish? (2002), One Plus One Is One (2004), Born In The UK (2006) and It’s What I’m Thinking Part 1: Photographing Snowflakes (2010) – and three film soundtracks, About A Boy (2002, from the film of the same name), Is There Nothing We Could Do? (2009, from the Caroline Aherne film The Fattest Man In The UK) and Being Flynn (from the 2012 film of the same name). His soundtrack to the 2002 film About A Boy, starring Hugh Grant, remains one of Badly Drawn Boy’s most critically acclaimed and successful albums (certified Gold in the UK) and spawned two singles, ‘Silent Sigh’ and ‘Something To Talk About’. 

www.badlydrawnboy.co.uk

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Phil Rudd Band(Formerly of Acdc)
Oct
20
8:00pm 8:00pm

Phil Rudd Band(Formerly of Acdc)

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Phil Rudd October 20th Dolans Warehouse

Tickets are €22. 

PHIL RUDD ‘ THE VERY DEFINITION OF ROCK DRUMMING’ Modern Drummer

Malcolm Young co-founder of AC/DC describes Phil Rudd as “the real deal”

Drumming peers from Kenny Aronoff (drummer for John Mellencamp) describes him as “the rock drummer” to Eric Singer of Kiss singing Phil Rudd’s praises “the heart and soul of AC/DC.”

The Australian drummer played in several Melbourne bands, such as Buster Brown and the Coloured Balls, before joining up with rock giants AC/DC in 1975.

Over the next four years Rudd powered the band to superstardom with his dogged consistency and unshakeable backbeat on classics like “It’s A Long Way To The Top (If You Want To Rock ’N’ Roll)” “T.N.T” and “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap.” Phil Rudd is an indelible part of AC/DC history.

Rudd said he “went straight down the road to buy my first Ferrari” after the block busting epic album Highway to Hell went multi-platinum Worldwide.

To the inexperienced, Phil Rudd’s drumming may seem rudimentary. But his unselfish style and humongous groove have earned him the adoration of generations of drummers. Rammstein’s Christoph Schneider said in the October 2010 Modern Drummer, “AC/DC were my absolute heroes because they are simple and easy to copy—though soon you find they are not so easy to copy.” The magazine’s May 2010 issue also chimed in on the timeless rocker with the feature “50 Reasons To Love Phil Rudd”

The veteran musician has appeared on all but three of AC/DC’s 18 studio albums, which have sold more than 200 million copies worldwide.

“You couldn’t find a more solid person or drummer than Phil Rudd” said ex lead AC/DC vocalist Brian Johnson

The former AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd was desperately missed on recent tours so much so Cliff Williams long standing bassist is retiring from AC/DC citing the fact he missed both Phil Rudd & Malcolm Young.

Phil Rudd during 2014 recorded and released his first debut album Head Job with Kiwi musicians Allan Badger and Geoffrey Martin. The release of Head Job via Universal Music Group only took place in Australia & New Zealand. However the promotion plans for Head Job were scuppered by well publicised legal problems in New Zealand.

“I couldn’t be bloody happier with Head Job , to tell you the truth” Phil told Libel Music. “I’m so proud of the album, everything I had to do with it. The guys played really well on it, it’s just too good. Really great, mate… I’m pretty happy with the drum sound”

With recent well publicised problems ( which ended up in Phil Rudd serving a 8 month home detention sentence ) naturally thwarted the 2014 release of Head Job. Phil is determined to leave all his problems behind him and is very focused on a positive life style . He will be visiting the UK and Europe on promotion for the Head Job re-release.

“My hell raising days are over” [Inspired by Sir John Kirwan the All Black Rugby Legend] “I see a psychiatrist once a week and I’m  closer than ever to my children. I still have all my flash all his cars but now I want to grow chillies”

Phil Rudd showcased 11 of his luxury cars in a Christchurch ( New Zealand ) earthquake appeal fundraiser including a rare 1991 Ferrari F40 and a brand new Ferrari 599. Other cars on display included two Lamborghinis, a 2010 Rolls Royce Ghost, 2011 Bentley Mulsanne and Bentley super sport, Audi R8 V10, a 2011 Aston Martin DBS, 2010 Mercedes SLS AMG. The 11 cars have a combined worth of approximately$3m (USD).

Rudd’s airport hangar is also home to his MD 520N helicopter.

Phil Rudd has turned a corner and completely dedicated his life to the more important things in his life including family , friends and music.

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Oct
20
9:00pm 9:00pm

Eleanor Tiernan

Tickets €12 (On Sale Friday July 29th)

Tickets €12 (On Sale Friday July 29th)

Eleanor Tiernan: People Pleaser

 

A stranger asks a small favour. It seems so mean to refuse. But every action has its consequences. And when it's too late, it's too late. Compulsive Irish over-thinker Eleanor Tiernan is back at the Fringe with a brand-new stand-up show. As seen on Comedy Central's the Alternative Comedy Experience and Irish Pictorial Weekly on RTÉ. ‘A distinctive inspired comic mind’ (Scotsman). ‘Tiernan boasts a magnificent curl in her lip and snarl in her voice’ (Sunday Times).

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Oct
21
8:00pm 8:00pm

Little Hours

Tickets ON SALE JULY 5th

Tickets ON SALE JULY 5th

IRISH BAND LITTLE HOURS RELEASE NEW SINGLE TO COINCIDE WITH HIGH PROFILE UK SUPPORT GIGS

Big shows with Birdy and Rodrigo y Gabriela precede ‘How Can I Love You?’

Fresh from the amazing success of their Spotify hit ‘Water’ (2.3 million streams and counting), the County Donegal band Little Hours motor on with the release of their brand new single - ‘How Can I Love You?’ Produced by James Earp (Rebecca Ferguson, Kodaline) and mixed by Dean Barratt (Craig David, Ray BLK).

Led by singer-songwriter John Doherty, Little Hours have had a busy start to 2017, with recording sessions for their forthcoming debut album, heaps of promo work for ‘Water’, a sold-out debut Irish tour, and a string of UK shows, including the influential Great Escape festival in Brighton and the Dot To Dot festival.

The release of the stirring, soulful ‘How Can I Love You’ coincides with a trio of high-profile UK support gigs with label mates Rodrigo y Gabriela in London and Manchester and Birdy at Somerset House. 

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Oct
21
9:00pm 9:00pm

MARK OLSON presented by Seoda Shows

Mark Olson plays in The Kasbah Social Club (Dolans) Limerick on October 21st 2017

MARK OLSON (The Jayhawks)( US) was born and raised in Minnesota by a family of mostly farmers and school teachers. He has been involved with musical instruments since the age of twelve and is self -taught for the most part and uses alternate tunings and two-part unison singing followed then by breaking off into harmony in his writing and live performances. He lives now in the California Desert with his wife Ingunn Ringvold. Mark and Ingunn tour off and on internationally almost every year.

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Oct
25
8:00pm 8:00pm

Eric Gales

Ticket €15 on Sale Friday August 11th (VIP €30)

Ticket 15 on Sale Friday August 11th (VIP €30)

A limited number of VIP tickets also available from the ticket link above. Vip tickets include a meet & greet with photo opportunity and a VIP laminate.

It's well documented that Gales was a child prodigy and heralded as the second coming of Jimi Hendrix when he released his debut album The Eric Gales Band in 1991 as a 16 year old on Elektra Records. It was the first of 10 albums on a major label through a blistering career. He has released 14 studio albums in total ahead of Middle of the Road and a host of other collaborations, one of which led him to work with producer Fabrizio Grossi (Alice Cooper, Joe Bonamassa, Billy F. Gibbons, Ice T, Leslie West, Slash, Walter Trout, Steve Lukather, Steve Vai, Paul Stanley, Supersonic Blues Machine).

Middle of the Road is Eric Gales fourth album on Provogue/Mascot label Group (Joe Bonamassa, Beth Hart, Black Stone Cherry, Warren Haynes, The Robert Cray Band, Robben Ford, Eric Johnson, The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band) and it sees him at his most expressive yet; it is a deeply personal and reflective record that echoes where he is in his life right now and he opens himself up and allows himself the chance to really flourish.

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Oct
26
7:30pm 7:30pm

Reginald D Hunter

Tickets €28 (ON SALE MAY 25th at 9am)

Tickets €28 (ON SALE MAY 25th at 9am)

Some People v Reginald d Hunter

Irish Tour 2017

TIckets on sale Thursday, May 25th. 9.30am

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

Reginald D Hunter returns to Ireland in 2017 with his highly anticipated brand new show following a hugely successful year performing across Europe.

In the years that he has been living and performing in the UK, Reginald’s searingly honest material has garnered him a popular fan base that spans the generations. In the past twelve months he has appeared in a critically acclaimed tour of the UK as well as performing across Europe. His appearances on television have included 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown and the hugely popular three-part BBC2 series Reginald D Hunter’s Songs Of The South which documented Reginald’s epic road trip from North Carolina to New Orleans through 150 years of American popular song.

“STAND-UP COMEDY’S COOLEST CUSTOMER” Telegraph

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

“EACH SUCCESSIVE SHOW CRACKLES WITH ANTICIPATORY ATMOSPHERE” i Newspaper

He is a well-known face on primetime television shows such as 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Never Mind The Buzzcocks and QI and is a frequent guest on Have I Got News For You. He has appeared in Argumental for Dave Channel and Would I Lie To You and Live At The Apollo for BBC1.

His highly popular debut DVD – Reginald D Hunter Live – was one of the top sellers in the DVD comedy charts as was his follow up DVD – Reginald D Hunter: In The Midst of Crackers.

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

Please note all ticket prices include €1 per ticket booking charge.

No exchanges or refunds.

For all performances at the Lime Tree Theatre, wheelchair spaces can only be booked over the phone. Please call (061) 953400 if you wish to book a wheelchair space.

No late comers admitted to the theatre after the show commences.

Limited parking available for patrons, please arrive early. Disability and bus parking available.

 

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Oct
27
7:00pm 7:00pm

Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott

Tickets ON SALE July 7th at 9am

Tickets ON SALE July 7th at 9am

Paul Heaton & Jaqcqui Abbott are by and large defined by their obsessive attention to craft, then Paul Heaton should be among our most celebrated. He has been one of the country’s more astute songwriters - composer of the most joyful melodies, the most barbed lyrics - for four full decades now. But where some artists, even venerable ones, can tend to coast somewhat in midlife, Heaton, along with his musical foil Jacqui Abbott, is just hitting his stride. The duo’s new album, ‘Crooked Calypso’, brims with his newly-discovered zest for life.

 “I won’t lie to you, this album was good fun to write,” says the man who turned 55 last month. “The whole process of songwriting for me has become easier, more enjoyable. I used to go away to write songs, and put myself in a deliberate rut in pursuit of melancholy. I don’t do that anymore.”

This is not to suggest, he quickly points out, that he has gone all “happy clappy”, but simply that, after years of some inner turmoil and perhaps a little too much enthusiasm for the drink, Heaton has crested into midlife with a belated self-acceptance, and even a certain mellowing. It suits him.

“I’ve tried stopping drinking in the past, of course, but I’ve finally found something that really works for me,” he says. “I only drink when I’m writing now. Only then. What that means is that when I come back, I stop, and I’m full of beans for life again. And that, I can tell you, is a definite improvement, for all sorts of reasons.”

‘Crooked Calypso’ is 12 tracks long (the deluxe version has 16), and boasts all the hallmarks of Heaton’s inimitable songwriting: songs buoyant with melody, and redolent with snark, but also real emotion. First single ‘I Gotta Praise’, for example, finds him at his most unabashedly romantic, a secular Gospel pop song full of the joys of life. ‘The Lord Is A White Con’, meanwhile, which is set to a preposterously jaunty rhythm, considers religion - as wielded by Britain during the Commonwealth - as a cynical manifesto to mollify, and modify, the natives: “Fire and brimstone in their soul, and buckshot in their belt/The good book or the bullet/That’s the hand the white man dealt.”

 ‘Love Makes You Happy’ might throw deliberately arched eyebrows (“love makes you happy, apparently” he deadpans at one point), but it is nevertheless a sublime declaration of fierce emotion, Heaton in heart palpitations over one he holds dear; and ‘Market Street’ is a sprawling nine-minute domestic epic about the Manchester shopping mecca (“We travelled in from Wigan, and we journeyed in from Leigh/And we headed straight for Poundland, in our hands just 50p”).

And then there is ‘Blackwater Banks’, a most gorgeous waltz that celebrates Ireland and Irishness with a rarefied elegance that the Dubliners would be proud to call their own. Inspired by Jacqui’s distant Irish roots and a cycling trip Paul made through the Emerald Isle, it could be a new Irish national anthem.

“I suppose it’s been a good few years for me,” he says. “I’ve made three albums with Jacqui in the last four years, and they’ve been getting glowing reports, good radio play, and a suggestion that people are happy to see us again. That’s made me more confident, and I suppose you can see that in the writing. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still grumpy, but I’m content in my grumpiness now. I’m no longer frothing at the mouth.”

Paul Heaton first found fame in the mid-1980s with The Housemartins, surely one of that decade’s more gleefully idiosyncratic acts. Who else, after all, dared mix Christian imagery with Marxist leanings, a dollop of humour and a side dish of gospel? By 1989, he was fronting the Beautiful South, and set about subverting the entire concept of the radio-friendly love song. Beautiful South’s canon was, and remains, full of lovely red roses that teetered on stalks of sharp thorns. ‘Song For Whoever’, which reached number two in 1989, was to all intents and purposes a classic ballad, but it was also one written from the point of view of a cynical songwriter who pursued love simply to write more songs about love; and it remains wryly amusing to hear ‘Don’t Marry Her’ still getting heavy rotation on Heart FM today when you know that the album version of the polite single edit features the line “sweaty bollocks” and the joyful chorus of: “Don’t marry her, fuck me”, sung by Jacqui Abbott, a former supermarket shelf stacker, in arguably the most sublime country voice this side of Nashville.

Beautiful South sold 15 million records before breaking up in 2007 due to “musical similarities”. Few of his peers could boast such sales. Heaton went solo, while Abbott devoted time to raising her autistic son. When he contacted her again in 2011 with a view to collaborating once more, Abbott was thrilled.

“Singing was something I was never going to do with my life,” she says. “I just sort of fell into it, an accident, the result of me being in the right place at the right time. But I’ve always loved singing Paul’s songs, and I love them even more now. I’m biased, of course, but he’s just becoming better and better. It’s an honour to sing alongside him.”

Paul and Jacqui have since released two acclaimed albums as a duo: ‘What Have We Become’ (’14) and ‘Wisdom, Laughter and Lines’ (’15), which both went top 5.

A slave to time-honoured tradition, Paul Heaton used to write his songs in a very particular fashion. He would decamp, alone, to Holland in the grip of winter where, in the driving rain and cold, he would find the ideal atmosphere in which to create the sort of songs that shone laughter in the dark and revelled in the kind of subject matter Mike Leigh might well have turned into films. Because he also loved pure pop melody, he would then decamp to Gran Canaria in pursuit of sun-kissed choruses.

But the newly happy Heaton has radically changed his songwriting methods now. Yes, he still writes the tunes in the Canaries, but he no longer goes to Holland in the winter in pursuit of morose lyrical inspiration. No, he goes to Holland in the spring and autumn instead, when it is comparatively milder. And he takes his wife for company.

“I think that’s all proof that I’m becoming more optimistic in my outlook,” he chuckles. “And a bit less critical.”

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Oct
27
8:00pm 8:00pm

Joshua Burnside & Ports

Tickets € 12

Tickets 12

JOSHUA BURNSIDE

Northern Irish experimental folk songwriter and producer Joshua Burnside is something of a regional anomaly. With a brooding, powerful sound echoing artists of places afar and time long gone, his enthralling craft defies local comparison in striving towards an aesthetic as much as visual as it is sonic. Recorded at home in Lisbane, Co. Down, his new single ‘Black Dog Sin’ is the current distillation of his increasingly unmistakable approach; a fragile, yet ultimately commanding, chamber folk sound gloriously underpinned with unique zeal.

 

PORTS

PORTS are a four piece band from Northern Ireland. They consist of Steven McCool (Bass and Vocals), Mark O'Doherty (Drums), Ryan Griffiths (Guitar) and Conor Mason (Piano). After the release of their first demo ‘I’d Let You Win’, The band received a flood of fantastic reviews including; 'Flavour of the Month' and 'Ones to Watch' from BBC Introducing which resulted in extensive airplay from BBC Radio 1, RTE and countless others. PORTS rose to prominence in Ireland after an exciting performance at 'Other Voices', Derry-Londonderry (when they stepped in to replace Two Door Cinema Club). After their memorable performance, they were asked to return to the Other Voices stage, this time in London’s own Wilton’s Music Hall, joined by Villagers; John Grant; SOAK and Imelda May.

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Oct
27
9:00pm 9:00pm

Mack Fleetwood

Tickets €17

Tickets 17

40 Rumours Tour

After sell out shows across Dublin, The Macks are hitting the road. Stopping off at Limerick, Waterford and Galway. 

Celebrating 40 years since the release of Fleetwood Mac iconic album "Rumours" 

One of the best selling albums of all time!

Join Mack Fleetwood for a 2 and a half hour set and sing along to some of your favorite tracks from the album. "Go Your Own Way", "Dreams", "Don't Stop" to name a few. 

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Oct
27
9:00pm 9:00pm

Sinnerboy A Tribute to Rory Gallagher

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Blistering Blues / Rock featuring the music of Rory Gallagher!

 

Top international tribute band, Sinnerboy, returns to Dolans for the sixteenth year! For another night of the epic music of the late, great Rory Gallagher.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Tickets are 10 Euro and available Now

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Oct
28
8:00pm 8:00pm

Hudson Taylor

Tickets will go on sale this Thursday, 31st August at 9 am.

Tickets will go on sale this Thursday, 31st August at 9 am.

Dublin duo Hudson Taylor return with their brand new single - ‘Feel It Again’, the first fresh music from Alfie and Harry in two years. They have also announced they will be performing at Dolans on October 28th. 

Since the release of their debut album in 2015, the brothers have been busy touring around Europe, writing songs for their next record, and jamming and hanging out with musical pals both here and in the UK.

‘Feel It Again’ is the first track from a forthcoming EP release. It was produced by Ryan Hadlock, best known for his work with The Lumineers and Vance Joy, and mixed by Ruadhri Cushnan (Mumford & Sons, Ed Sheeran) in Dublin.

The Hudson Taylor boys are currently splitting their time between the studio, putting the finishing touches to their new recordings, and the summer festival circuit.

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Oct
28
9:00pm 9:00pm

Fangclub

Tickets on sale July 21st at 10pm

Tickets on sale July 21st at 10pm

Reviews

“This is a band you want to see in a small venue that's been packed up to the rafters, their music echoing and
pouring out into the streets. Their music is about a “moment”, mainly, that beautiful and wonderful moment where you feel like the world outside of the venue has ceased to exist.” – Leah Dingus
(Dingus|International DIY Music)

“Sometimes I just want to rock out to something charged. Fangclub have provided me with just that at just the right time” – 7BillionPeople.net

“Sounds awesome blasted at high volume” – Rocksound Magazine

“I like the sound of this – tunes to jump up and down to, and scream along with” – Dan Hegarty, 2FM

“Stripped back and very together, echoing early Foo's or Greenday……a great sign of things to come from these!” – Marty Miller, Nova FM

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Oct
29
12:30pm12:30pm

Siege of Limerick - Samhain 2017

The Siege of Limerick Metal Festival october 29th in Dolans Limerick

BadReputation Ireland presents:

The return to the front...

Siege of Limerick - Samhain 2017
Bank Holiday Sunday, October 29th, 2017

HEADLINERS:
Orange Goblin (England)

& In order of announcement:
Zlatanera
Two Tales of Woe
Corr Mhóna
Wolf Counsel (Switzerland)
Stereo Nasty
zhOra
Old Season
Elder Druid
OVEROTH
Valafar (England)
SHADOW'S FAR (Switzerland)
Drakonis
TrenchKnife
BAILER
Animator
Bisect
Dissension Rising
Xero - Limerick
Naddred
Zealot Cult
Demeter
Horrenda
The Grief

+ many more to be announced
3 Stages - 4 Bars - 1 Siege

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Nov
1
8:00pm 8:00pm

Mary Barry

Limerick Singer Mary Barry launches her new album 'I Knew you" in Dolans on November 1st 2017

Local singer/songwriter Mary Barry, born and raised in Limerick, is launching her first album 'I Knew You' upstairs in Dolans, Wednesday, November 1st.

Mary's album was recorded in Limerick at Reddoor productions by Dave Keary and Dave will be accompanying Mary on the night. Mary's influences are folk/country and has been singing and playing guitar for many years. 

Inspired by song writers such as Kris Kristofferson and Mary Chapin Carpenter, Mary writes philosophically about life's experiences. Support act on the night is Limerick band 'Green Tea'.

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Nov
2
7:30pm 7:30pm

Alison Spittle: Worrier Princess

Comedian Alison Spittle: Warrior Princess live in Dolans on Novenber 2nd 2017

Alison worries. She worries so much she's decided to do a show about it and now she
can worry about making it a good show.

One of Ireland's fastest rising comedians,the star and writer of RTE's new major
series 'Nowhere Fast' , join Alison on her first tour.

As seen on RTÉ (Brendan O'Connor's Cutting Edge, Republic of Telly, Des Bishop,
this is Ireland), TV3, Sky Arts and heard on Newstalk (George Hook),
this is Alison's hilarious follow up to her smash-hit Fringe success …Discovers Hawaii.

"Whether character or citizen, Spittle comes across as a kind of genius." **** IRISH TIMES

"Breezily chatty and effusively funny, Alison Spittle is a likeable combination of
openness and chortling mischief." THE
SCOTSMAN

“Spectacular
in a beautifully surreal way" IRISH
INDEPENDENT

Support on the night from Andrea Farrell (Stellar Comedian of the year)

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Nov
2
8:00pm 8:00pm

LISA HANNIGAN

Lisa Hannigan in Dolans Warehouse Limerick on Thursday November 2nd 2017

Lisa Hannigan is set to tour Ireland this Autumn.

‘At Swim’, Hannigan’s critically acclaimed third album, was released through Play It Again Sam last year. Produced by Aaron Dessner, Lisa repeated the success of her second album ‘Passenger’ by scoring her second Irish No. 1, ‘At Swim’ was also shortlisted for the 2017 RTÉ Choice Music Prize - Irish Album of The Year - earning Hannigan her third nomination in a row. 

After touring for two years in support of her previous album ‘Passenger’, Hannigan began writing songs for ‘At Swim’. Although she struggled to write new material while being in London, away from home and from what she describes as her “usual anchors and points of reference,” Hannigan had a breakthrough when she got an email out of the blue from Aaron Dessner - guitarist in The National and producer of 'Dark Was the Night' and records by Sharon Van EttenThis Is The Kit and Frightened Rabbit, among others. Working with Dessner and rediscovering the collaborative spirit she’d missed in Dublin enabled Hannigan to see her life in London in a different light. ‘At Swim’ is in part about homesickness and isolation as well as about love.

* 4/5 The Guardian
* 4/5 The Independent
* 4/5 The Observer
* 4/5 Daily Telegraph
* 4/5 The Mail on Sunday
* 4/5 Evening Standard - Lifestyle
* 4/5 MOJO
* 4/5 Uncut Magazine
* 4/5 The Mirror
* 4/5 The Arts Desk

“Hold your horses, hold your tongue/ Hang the rich but spare the young”

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Nov
3
8:00pm 8:00pm

Brave Giant

Tickets ON SALE Saturday September 23rd at 9am

Tickets ON SALE Saturday September 23rd at 9am

It’s been a remarkable 18 months for independent band, Brave Giant. Their current single, The Time I Met the Devil (featuring Irish actor and comedian, Joe Rooney) has enjoyed over 80,000 views since it went live in late spring, adding to their impressive overall tally of 500,000 online video views. Earlier this month it was also announced that the video has received three nominations at this year’s Shark Awards (https://www.kinsalesharks.com/sharks-shorts-finalists/), being held this week in Kinsale, Co. Cork.  The video which was directed by Fergal Costello and produced by Claire Gormley is nominated in the following categories #BestMusicVideo #BestDirection #BestLowBudgetMusicVideo (<€10k)

 

NOW, we are delighted to bring you Brave Giant’s new single, WAY TO LOVE.  To coincide with the single’s service we are thrilled to also announce Brave Giant’s first headline tour.  The Intimate Winter Tour

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Nov
4
8:00pm 8:00pm

Cassandra Wilson

Cassandra wilson small Jazz musician is Live in Dolans Warehouse on November 4th

Limerick Jazz are delighted to present the Grammy Award winner Cassandra Wilson on Sat November 4th with a stellar line up of musicians from New York and Ireland.

Cassandra Wilson is an American jazz musician, vocalist, songwriter and producer. Signe to Blue Note Records in 1992 Cassandra released a landmark album entitled: Blue Light ‘Till Dawn, which paved the way for a new generation of jazz singers’.

In 2015 Cassandra Wilson joined forces with the prestigious label Legacy and release the Coming Forth by Day on the 100th anniversary of Billie Holiday’s birth.

Up until the present day Wilson has continued interrupting Jazz, Vintage Blues, Country and Folk music in fresh and creative ways. Her awards include 2 Grammys: the Django D’Or and the Edison Music award.

Cassandra also performed one of the leading roles in Wynton Marshals’ Blood on the Fields, the first Jazz inspired oratorio to receive a Pulitzer Prize.

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Nov
4
9:00pm 9:00pm

The Seattle Grunge Experience

The Seattle Grunge Experience live in Kasbah Social Club Limerick on September 29th 2017

The Seattle Grunge Experience is the only tribute act to authentically recreate the live
sound of the four biggest Grunge bands in history: Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden and Alice in Chains.


The early 90s was a great time for music with so many creative, innovative bands breaking out from under the mainstream radar – and seemingly most of them from the Pacific Northwest. 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.

The Seattle Grunge Experience is not to be missed as they serve up the visceral punk power of Nirvana, the
spiritual depth of Pearl Jam, the technical ability of Soundgarden and the fragile, edgy darkness of Alice in Chains. The end result is a musical feast that takes the listener back to the glory days of Grunge.

We deliver 2-hour 'all killer, no filler' sets in either Electric or Unplugged format (sometimes both!) celebrating the genre at its highest point and appealing to hard-core fans as well as more casual listeners.

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Nov
4
9:00pm 9:00pm

MATTHEW E. WHITE with special guest Bedouine

Tickets on sale Friday June 23rd at 10am

Tickets on sale Friday June 23rd at 10am

Matthew E. White is working on his new album. We are delighted he has chosen the intimate Upstairs in Dolans venue to introduce  his works in progress and of course his older classics. With the UK and Ireland so close to his heart, a tour of smaller clubs seemed the only logical place to give such an intimate and open performance that shows some of his songwriting process.

MATTHEW E. WHITE Solo

An intimate evening previewing works in progress and older classics

 

Special guest Bedouine

★★★★★ * The Independent
★★★★ * The Guardian

BEDOUINE - The Road’s Own Music

“Arriving at each new city, the traveler finds again a past of his that he did not know he had: the foreignness of what you no longer are or no longer possess lies in wait for you in foreign, unpossessed places.”
* Italo Calvino

“I am a pilgrim and a stranger traveling through this wearisome land. I've got a home in that yonder city, good Lord and it's not, not made by hand.”
* Traditional

Bedouine, a gallicized riff on bedouin, the nomad, the wanderer. Anyone can assume such a name, but Azniv Korkejian has an experience of what it means, the type of ground it covers. “Moving around so much caused me at some point to feel displaced, to not really belong anywhere and I thought that was a good title.” Her development was shaped by political landscapes and family opportunities, her adult life patterned by paths of her own. Born in Aleppo, Syria to Armenian parents, Korkejian spent her childhood in Saudi Arabia, moving to America when her family won a Green Card lottery. They settled in Boston, then Houston, but she split for L.A. as soon as she could. A casual offer to stay on a horse farm took her to the rolling hills of Lexington, Kentucky, followed by a year in Austin, and a trip east to Savannah for a degree in sound design. Returning to L.A., she discovered a close-knit community of musicians in Echo Park that started to feel like home. Maybe America is just a highway that leads back to L.A.

Korkejian works with sound professionally, in dialogue editing and music editing, a slice of Hollywood’s sprawling industry. She never set out to be a singer in L.A., taking a zen approach to that part of her life, thinking that if it happens, it happens. “I just kept meeting the right people, who were professional musicians, and even though they were going on these big legitimate tours, they were still coming back to this amazing small scene, still demoing at home, and I immediately felt welcomed to join in on that. L.A. actually made me less jaded.” One day she walked into the studio of bass player / producer Gus Seyffert (Beck, Norah Jones, The Black Keys) to inquire about portable reel-to-reel tape machines and ended up cutting “Solitary Daughter in a first take. So they began another kind of journey.

Bedouine has a sound. Sixties folk meets seventies country-funk with a glimmer of bossa nova cool. Lithe guitar picking and precise lyrical excursions. That mesmerizing voice and phrasing. Working on around thirty tracks over three years, with contributions from a remarkable cast of players like guitarist Smokey Hormel (Tom Waits, Joe Strummer, Johnny Cash), Seyffert and Korkejian brought a selection of ten songs to Richmond, Virginia. She specifically sought out Spacebomb, approaching Matthew E. White after a show in L.A. He remembers listening to the song she sent over and over, on and off the road, “‘One of These Days’ became our alarm when we woke up for almost all of that tour.” Anticipating this future collaboration, the tracks were created with breathing room for the Spacebomb touch and Trey Pollard’s sinuous symphonic arrangements. Back in California, Thom Monahan (Pernice Brothers, Devendra Banhart, Vetiver) brought all the elements together in a masterful final mix.

Eschewing notions of nomadic chic, Bedouine represents minimalism motivated by travel, paring down and paring down until only the essential remains. Her music establishes a sustained and complete mood, reflecting on the unending reverberations of displacement, unafraid to take pleasure along the way. At the end of “Summer Cold” Korkejian composed an interstitial piece to recreate the sounds of her grandmother’s street in Aleppo. Partly due to America’s role in destabilizing Syria, this sonic memory is the only way to return to her birthplace. Worlds that have been lost might only be accessed through a song, in a line or a melody or a trace of tape, but they must be looked for in order to be found, so she wanders on.

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Nov
9
8:00pm 8:00pm

Moxie

Moxie Dolans Warehose Thurs November 9th

All hailing from Ireland’s untamed West Coast MOXIE are: Cillian Doheny (tenor banjo/guitar), Jos Kelly (button accordion/keyboard), Darren Roche (button accordion), Ted Kelly (tenor banjo/electric guitar) and Paddy Hazelton (percussion). 

The band have a solid traditional backbone, inspired and shaped by the surroundings of the west of Ireland, but with progressive, world and jazz influences in their musical pot it makes for a truly heady and distinctive sound, putting them at the forefront of new acoustic music from Ireland.  

In August 2014 they released their debut album ‘Planted’ to critical acclaim. With their unmistakable approach, MOXIE are becoming a festival favourite in Europe, America, Australia and beyond garnering a reputation for their highly charged live performances.

In 2016 MOXIE provided the musical landscape for the dance show: ‘Prodijig, The Revolution.’ After 3 weeks of performance in Ireland’s famous Cork Opera House, extra dates were added due to demand. The show has received rave reviews and will no doubt be back for a run in 2017.

Reviews

"MOXIE is the music of a new era, where fluidity, cross-pollination, and innovation are the future and salvation of Irish music." -Irish Examiner 2016

"Irresistible, revolutionary energy" - The Irish Times *****

 ‘Streetwise, fast moving, clever…full of superb moments’ – Irish Examiner ****

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Seoda Shows proudly present MAHALIA( UK)
Nov
10
9:00pm 9:00pm

Seoda Shows proudly present MAHALIA( UK)

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Fresh from releasing her new EP, Never Change, Midlands teen Mahalia is one of 2016’s most exciting new propositions. A storyteller at heart, Mahalia’s unassuming songwriting manages to express an instinctively innocent gift for melody with a mature complexity in composition and a natural affinity for imaginative narratives. This is subtle and delicate music emboldened by exultant choruses and a vocal that is both sparingly sweet and refreshingly raw. There is nothing forced about Mahalia’s music and it is testament to her innate talent that she has been championed by Ed Sheeran and Rudimental, while enlisting esteemed producers including Supa Dups (Rihanna, Bruno Mars), 1985 (Drake, Nicki Minaj) and Steve Fitzmaurice (Sam Smith) for her forthcoming EP and debut album. 

 

As a child growing up in Leicester - where she lived until moving to Birmingham two years ago - Mahalia’s mum would drive her to and from school to the sounds of Etta James, Floetry, Aaliyah and Tweet. But it was hearing Corinne Bailey Rae’s self-titled debut album that immediately captivated the then nine year-old’s creative imagination. “My mum bought me the album for Christmas. I put it on and immediately wanted to dance and sing and jump around. Within days, I knew every word of that album by heart and slowly I discovered I had a voice of my own.” Mahalia didn’t start singing in public until three years later, when a friend of hers died of cancer. “Her death had a huge effect on me. It was Christmas and I went out carol singing to raise money for a cancer charity.” This was to be Mahalia’s initial stimulus to explore singing and songwriting. “It was the first time I’d ever sung completely on my own in front of people that weren’t my family. I've always wanted to use my vocie for good.”  

 

A few weeks later, the 12 year-old picked up the guitar and began playing open mic nights in the Midlands. Her breakthrough song was the utterly arresting Let The World See Your Light, which captured the attention of platforms such as SBTV, and Amy Wadge, a little known writer who later found success with Ed Sheeran on the #1 single Thinking Out Loud. Wadge took Mahalia to see her friend Ed play in Wolverhampton, much to Mahalia’s delight. “I was such a huge fan, so I was really excited not just to meet him but to see him perform,” she remembers. “We talked for a little bit, he wrote a really lovely tweet about me and it all kicked off from there.” Ed invited Mahalia to join him on several dates to perform a duet of Goldrush; with his own star in the ascendant, record labels were keen to find out more about the 14 year-old guitar playing songwriter able to hold her own alongside Sheeran. Mahalia ended up signing with Asylum, the same label as Ed.  

 

Both Asylum and Mahalia were keen for her to concentrate on school and let her musical inclinations develop over time. Over the following three years, Mahalia took things at her own pace, studying Acting and Dance at college in Birmingham while developing herself as a performer. In 2014, she supported Ed Sheeran and Emeli Sandé on their respective UK tours, and performed with Labrinth and Rizzle Kicks at the Royal Albert Hall for the Teenage Cancer Trust. Earlier this year Mahalia went into the studio with Rudimental; the result was the title track from their #1 album, We The Generation, co-written and sung by Mahalia. “That was huge for me, to be involved in the process and then to see the record do so well. It’s been so fun to go on the journey with them; they’re become like big brothers to me.” Mahalia played with the Hackney quartet at Lovebox over the summer and on Jools Holland (“the most nerve-wracking thing I’ve ever done”), earning such a distinguished live reputation that she’s since been asked to support Leon Bridges, Kwabs, Frances and Lianne Le Havas. 

 

With her college career coming to an end, Mahalia is now ready to explore the options of becoming a full-time singer. “It’s scary, because I’ve spent so long in my own head with my music, so now I have to put it out to people on a plate,” she grins. “But supporting artists like Rudimental and Kwabs and seeing how people are responding to my music, I finally feel like I’m ready for people to hear it.”  

 

With a debut album set for 2016, Mahalia closed last year with the EP Never Change, four tracks of sublime songwriting. The tantalizing Maisie, Mahalia’s childhood nickname, is produced by Supa Dups and 1985 and is a letter to her older self from her younger self. “I’d just turned 17 when I wrote it and I didn’t know if I wanted to focus on music or go back to school. I had feelings of wanting to move out and find my freedom but also of wanting to be around my friends and family. The song is from the younger me, telling myself to slow down, don’t rush to grow up, enjoy this time while you can because life will get harder soon enough.” The stunning Borrowers has echoes of an Amy Winehouse or Adele; laden with metaphor, it’s a bittersweet reflection on the naivety of first love. The fuzzy guitar of Up sees Mahalia encourage the inert and insecure to rise up. ‘Don’t be sleeping with your eyes open when you could be throwing doors wide open’. The title track Never Change takes the tempo up a notch as Mahalia tells her boy if he can’t fix up, she’s off. The EP is stripped back and subtle, refusing to be stifled by genre, while retaining a cohesiveness that is inventive, youthful and utterly mesmerising. 

 

“I want my music to feel like a diary of my teenage years. Some of the songs I write might seem as though they’re about romantic love, but I write about friendships, family, bullying. Not all songs are what they seem. The one thing I want people to take from my music is a sense of honesty,” Mahalia points out. “I always aim to be honest, real and relatable, My biggest fear is for someone to listen to my music and think I’m not being truthful.” 

 

It’s what makes Mahalia such a truly exciting prospect; like Adele, Amy or Ed before her, Mahalia doesn’t attempt to chase hit singles or court the cool crowd. She’s a real teenager writing real music that’s relatable regardless of age. “I’m a 17 year-old girl from the Midlands who likes to sing and write songs,” she says simply. “I know I’m still young and I’ve got a lot to learn about life and love, but I want to evolve through my writing like artists before me have done. Even though I’ve been singing for five years, I feel like my journey is just beginning.” 

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Nov
11
8:00pm 8:00pm

Viper Higgins Presents an Inconvenient Bollocking

Viper Higgins (the Hardy Bucks) live in Dolans Warehouse on November 11th

Tickets are 15 Euro and Available Now

The Viper: An Inconvenient Bollocking

Viper Higgins (Hardy Bucks/World News) is Mayo's answer to David Icke. Join Francis and guests for an unparalleled Powerpoint demonstration on who really controls the world. Featuring unseen videos and the chance to win a Derby by Mondo

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Jake Carter
Nov
11
8:00pm 8:00pm

Jake Carter

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Tickets are €16.

Jake Carter is the younger brother of chart topping artist Nathan Carter who is a currently the hottest country music star in Ireland and is also making strong waves in other countries such as England, Scotland, and Australia. Jake has often performed at his brother’s gigs and festivals and has been a great hit with the fans. Aged just 18, Jake has been gigging relentlessly in the UK and Ireland as a ‘one man’ artist playing in pubs, clubs restaurants, concerts and private events. He has now started taking bookings with his new band for the second half of 2017 to develop his own fan-base with his own blend of country/pop/rock which is inspired by artists such as Rascal Flats and Hunter Hayes. One of the gigs that Jake is set to play with his new band is the brand new ‘Harvest Festival’ which takes place this August thanks to Aiken Promotions. The line-up for this festival includes American superstars Miranda Lambert and Kip Moore, country duo’s Ward Thomas and The Shires, Jakes Brother Nathan Carter and plenty of other great artists. Currently Jake is in the studio working on his next single and debut album, which he hopes to release later this year. Jake also has a tour of Ireland and Northern Ireland arranged for October 2017 to include dates at the Button Factory Dublin, Empire Belfast, Spirit Store Dundalk, INEC Killarney, Dolans Warehouse Limerick, Cyprus Avenue Cork and Monroes Galway.

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Nov
11
9:00pm 9:00pm

Seamus Fogarty

Seamus Fogarty live in Kasbah Social Nov 11th 2017

Seamus Fogarty grew up in Co Mayo in the west of Ireland and spent his early years writing songs about mountains that steal t-shirts, women who look like dinosaurs and various other unfortunate incidents. Now based in London, he released his debut album God Damn You Mountain on revered Scottish indie label Fence Records on 2012.  Hailed by the Irish Times as ‘one of the best Irish albums of recent years’, it was critically acclaimed on its release, leading to a slot on the main stage of The Green Man festival in Wales and extensive UK tours with the likes of James Yorkston, Pictish Trail and Malcolm Middleton (Arab Strap) and a massive solo tour around Europe.  Closer to home (Ireland), he has played with King Creosote & Jon Hopkins in Dublin’s Vicar Street, performed at The Electric Picnic,  Castlepolooza and Kilkenny Arts festivals and recorded live sessions for Dave Fanning and RTE 1’s The Works.

Built upon a deeply personal foundation of soul-stirring alt-folk, country, blues and electronica, his music has also garnered much praise from the BBC where it has featured heavily across both Radio 3 and BBC 6 Music

.  More recently his unique approach to storytelling and sound design found an unlikely home in The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York as part of a collaboration with experimental opera company Erratica on the installation opera ‘La Celestina’ ( in fact his role was to take a 70 page written score and turn it into a virtual feast for the ears, which he did over the course of 8 months) .  Here’s a review from the Wall Street Journal for the disbelievers amongst you.

In September 2015 he released an EP of new material which once again was embraced by both critics and radio alike with Mojo Magazine awarding it 4 stars and Gideon Coe from BBC6 Music proclaiming the title track ‘Ducks & Drakes’ to be ‘one of the songs of the summer

Other recent highlights include his remix of the James Yorkston track Kath With Rhodes being released on Domino Records, getting a haircut, going on a short holiday and designing a nice t-shirt.

PRESS:

“The ghostly emotional wallop of the tunes will take your breath away”
* 4/5 The Irish Times

“Startlingly good debut album….a record that nestles beautifully at the point where the digital and analogue worlds collide”
* 5/5 The Skinny

” It’s sad, it’s lovely, and it evokes a world I’ll probably never live in, but one that feels familiar all the same”
* ‘Lost 12 of 2012’ - Drowned In Sound

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Nov
15
8:00pm 8:00pm

Notify and Mark Lettieri Trio

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NOTIFY & MARK LETTIERI TRIO

A SPECIAL COLLABORATIVE PERFORMANCE BETWEEN NOTIFY, IRELAND'S EXPERIMENTAL VIRTUOSOS OF TRADITIONAL MUSIC AND AMERICA'S MARK LETTIERI TRIO OF 3 TIME GRAMMY AWARD WINNING JAZZ SUPER-GROUP SNARKY PUPPY.

Supported by 'Arts Council Ireland and Arts Council of Northern Ireland Touring Award | Traditional Arts'

NOTIFY - BIOGRAPHY

"Forward looking...stylistically adventuresome... cinematic in scope " New York Echo

At the crossroads of traditional Irish music and ambient electronica, NOTIFY breathes new life into Irish music and song, with "a musical tapestry that ranges from soft melodies to crashing crescendos". Centred around the wizardry of concertina player and electronic sound designer Pádraig Rynne,  the band members deliver an evocative repertoire of original melody compositions produced with sensitive electronic overlays and inventive arrangements. NOTIFY’s 2013 debut cd release was voted as one of the top five albums of 2014 by The Irish Times.

"Rynne forms Notify into a raffish, lateral-thinking delight. 1980s funk intersects with freewheeling improv to often startling effect, with the concertina proving its mettle as an able dealer in a world where groove is king.” Irish Times

"(Rynne) has flown his concertina square into a world of progressive rock, built around traditional (an on occasion not so traditional) Irish dance rhythms. The music he comes back with is innovative, modern and exciting to listen to.” Irish Echo

"Ambient melodies, traditional compositions and groovy beats with layers of electronic sounds. This is Pádraig and Co at their experimental best”.  Trad Connect

Pádraig Rynne - concertinas

Cillian King - guitars & vocals

Davie Ryan - drums/percussion

Eoin Walsh - bass

Cormac McCarthy - keyboards

www.notify.ie

 

 

MARK LETTIERI - BIOGRAPHY

The Mark Lettieri Trio is an instrumental jazz-rock-fusion ensemble led by three-time GRAMMY Award-winning guitarist and composer, Mark Lettieri. Notable for being a longtime member of jazz super-group Snarky Puppy, Lettieri formed his trio as a live outlet for his guitar-based material that spans his three albums.

Lettieri’s most recent release, Spark and Echo (2016, Ropeadope Records), is the latest continuation of Lettieri’s evolution as an artist. Following 2011’s Knows and 2013’s

Futurefun EP, the compositions on Spark and Echo display his eclectic melding of genres, tones, and virtuosic technique with cinematic charge. The album reached #2 on iTunes’ Jazz Chart, and #11 on Billboard’s Jazz Albums Chart, thanks to rapidly growing international recognition among fans of instrumental guitar music, coupled with his vibrant social media presence.

Serving as Spark and Echo’s core rhythm section – and rounding out Lettieri’s live trio - are two stalwarts of Dallas, Texas’ jazz and groove scene: drummer Jason “JT” Thomas and bassist Wes Stephenson. Thomas, a fellow Snarky Puppy player, is a veteran session drummer whose résumé includes Marcus Miller, D’Angelo, and as a member of Roy Hargrove’s legendary RH Factor band. Stephenson, a respected composer in his own right, is the leader of the fusion group the Funky Knuckles, signed to Snarky Puppy’s GroundUP record label.

When the trio hits the stage, Lettieri’s songs take on an intended deeper dimension. With Thomas and Stephenson providing the rock solid groove, and Lettieri the melodic and harmonic navigator, the band pushes and pulls upon each other with ebullient elasticity and extended improvisation. Yet they always remain honed in on the music’s solid hooks and compositional anchor points. Each instrument has an equal role to play in the larger matrix, and the chemistry of these three musicians is world-class.

 

Mark Lettieri - guitars

Wes Stephenson - bass

Jason Thomas- drums

 

http://www.marklettieri.com

 

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Nov
16
8:00pm 8:00pm

Mongoose 'Four' EP tour

Mongoose 'Four' EP tour in Dolans Limerick on November 16th

'Four' is a collection exploring the fusion of four distinct songwriting styles. The EP contains a song written by each member of the band, and subsequently arranged according to their distinct style as a collective. Springing from four very different beginnings, the songs on the EP show Mongoose's diverse yet unique sound, each individual contribution enhanced through collaboration within the band.

Mongoose is a musical melty-pot combining the vocals, instrument-playing and songwriting of four women - Molly O'Mahony, Ailbhe Dunne, Muireann Ní Cheannabháin and Cara Dunne. Their latest single 'Old Friend' was released in July and are currently Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown Musicians in Residence for 2017.

All four members are songwriters, which allows for rich and dynamic soundscapes. From harmony-lead delicate folk to hard-edged indie pop, their music has been constantly evolving since the release of their debut album in 2015. 

Celebrated for their live performances in particular, they have made memorable appearances at numerous festivals around Ireland and abroad, including Other Voices, Body & Soul, Longitude and Electric Picnic. Mongoose recently supported Glen Hansard at his sold out Vicar Street gig.

“A vocal powerhouse with a line in charming yet incisive idiosyncrasy, Mongoose are an act unafraid of being true to their boundless, abstract and vibrantly coloured creative selves. A must for lovers of musical ingenuity and adventurous atmospherics.”- DervSwerve music blog, 2017.

“[Mongoose] have graced us with more stunning vocal arrangements and a catchy refrain” - Hot Press ('Old Friend' - single July 2017)

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Nov
17
7:30pm 7:30pm

David O'Doherty: Big Time

Tickets on Sale Friday Aug 18th at 9am

Tickets on Sale Friday Aug 18th at 9am

Tickets are €20. 

David O'Doherty – the Aldi Bublé, the Ryanair Enya – is delighted to present an evening of his latest jokes and songs.
David has spent the last year on tour round America with Flight of the Conchords and performed at the Edinburgh Fringe and Melbourne Comedy Festival. Over Christmas he sold out a record-breaking eleven nights at Whelan's, and has just completed his largest ever UK tour.
 
As seen on Channel 4’s 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown.

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Nov
17
9:00pm 9:00pm

Conor Ward - "Wanderlust" EP Launch

Conor Ward "Wanderlust" EP Launch in Dolans Kasbah Social Club on November 17th

Conor Ward is a singer/songwriter from Co. Mayo. Before basing himself in Limerick full time, Conor spent a number of years travelling the world, performing in venues from Dubai to Peru, and everywhere in between. His debut EP, "Wanderlust", is an exploration of the experiences and observations of this time spent travelling. To reflect the ups and downs of these travels, his music is a mix of upbeat catchy pop songs with melancholic acoustic ballads. It also contains a duet with the supremely talented Limerick lady, Emma Langford. Conor's music draws inspiration from a wide range of music such as Ray la Montagne, Ben Harper and legends like Eric Clapton and Bob Dylan. 

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David O'Doherty: Big Time
Nov
18
7:30pm 7:30pm

David O'Doherty: Big Time

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NEW DATE ADDED NOVEMBER 17th BOOK NOW

David O'Doherty – the Aldi Bublé, the Ryanair Enya – is delighted to present an evening of his latest jokes and songs.
David has spent the last year on tour round America with Flight of the Conchords and performed at the Edinburgh Fringe and Melbourne Comedy Festival. Over Christmas he sold out a record-breaking eleven nights at Whelan's, and has just completed his largest ever UK tour.
 
As seen on Channel 4’s 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown.

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Nov
18
8:00pm 8:00pm

JINJER

& Devil Wants Her Swagger Back +  more

& Devil Wants Her Swagger Back

+  more

JINJER is a Ukrainian female fronted band which plays a mixture of progressive metalcore and groove metal, with some inlays of funk, reggae and jazz, though on their second LP the band is shifting a bit to death metal of the European school according to band members. JINJER were formed in 2010, when Tatiana Shmailyuk joined the guys as a vocalist. In 2013, the band were acknowledged as the best metal band of the year in Ukraine.
JINJER are often mistakenly compared to Iwrestledabearonce, Straight Line Stitch, Arch Enemy, etc. Which is completely wrong, as members of JINJER, being asked about their influences, always name such bands as Lamb of God, Pantera, Gojira, Killswitch Engage, Death, Chimaira, All Shall Perish, Protest the Hero. However, Tatiana says that she really appreciates Sandra from Guano Apes and Shamaya from Otep for being her biggest inspirations as a female metal vocalist. She also mentions Mikael Åkerfeldt from Opeth and Randy Blythe from LOG.

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Nov
24
8:00pm 8:00pm

Breathe - Pink Floyd Experience

Tickets €20

Tickets €20

Breathe - the PINK FLOYD experience.

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

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

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

A spectacular live show, not to be missed…

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Nov
25
8:30pm 8:30pm

Diamond Head presented by BadReputation Ireland

Diamond Head November 25th in Kasbah Social Club Limerick

Bad Reputation presents:
The return to Limerick of British Heavy Metal legends
Diamond Head
with support from
Psykosis Thrash Metal

After a rocking full-house show in 2016, Diamond Head will return to Limerick and Dolans Warehouse for what will be a fantastic event in November 2017. Support comes from Ireland's Thrash heavy hitters Psykosis.

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Nov
29
7:30pm 7:30pm

Faulty Towers – The Dining Experience

(3 course meal included in ticket price)

(3 course meal included in ticket price)

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

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

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

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

Please Note:
Guests must arrive at 7:30pm to be seated for dinner at 7:45pm.

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Peter Hook & The Light Performing The Albums 'Substance' By Joy Division & New Order
Nov
30
7:30pm 7:30pm

Peter Hook & The Light Performing The Albums 'Substance' By Joy Division & New Order

Peter Hook & The Light Performing The Albums 'Substance' By Joy Division & New Order

Tickets are €23


PETER HOOK & THE LIGHT RETURN TO LIMERICK
 
THE LIGHT FANTASTIC!

 
In April 2016 Peter Hook (Joy Division and New Order) and his band played a legendary show at Dolan’s Warehouse.   A fully sold out show, his fans were treated to a very special performance of classic Joy Division songs.    
 
Bowled over by the ecstatic response of his Limerick fans, Peter Hook will return to Dolan’s on November 30th to play his ‘Substance’ gig.   

Hook and his band, which includes his son Jack Bates, will perform songs from the Joy Division and New Order albums – both of which are called ‘Substance’.  
 
In welcoming the news, Professor Eoin Devereux of the Popular Music and Popular Culture Research Cluster at UL stated:  “Hook’s gig has gone down in the annals of Limerick rock music history.  For me personally, it was a dream come true.  We had invited Peter Hook to Limerick as part of our conference on Joy Division.  People are still talking about his sold-out performance.”
 
Mick Dolan of Dolan’s Warehouse added:  “We are really looking forward to welcoming Peter Hook and The Light back to Limerick.  We are delighted that Peter has decided to play at the Warehouse again.  This will be one of only three Irish shows and is a must for fans of Joy Division and New Order”.
 
Tickets costing 21 Euros plus booking fee go on sale this Friday March 24th at 10am from Dolans.

 

 

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Dec
1
8:00pm 8:00pm

Pearl Jem

Pearl Jem a tribute to Pearl Jam are live in Dolans warehouse on December 1st 2017

Dolans are proud to present a 90s grunge and alternative Rock night featuring Pearl Jem. The early 90s triggered an explosion of Grunge and Alternative rock acts, from Nirvana, to Soundgarden, Smashing Pumpkins,Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains and Rage Against The Machine. This is a night to celebrate this era.

Europe's number 1 Pearl Jam tribute act Pearl Jem. formed in 2006, Pearl Jem have gone from strength to strength enjoying much success touring. Capturing the raw energy, passion and emotion of the Seattle giants in their live performance. Gaining the hard-earned respect of even the most hardcore fan of the real thing, this highly acclaimed tribute are now widely regarded as Europe's No.1. Truly a must-see show for all Pearl Jam fans out there. Whether it's the more melodic, chilled-out aspect of this 2 hour plus programme or the full-on guitar driven songs you desire, these lads have it covered with a set-list made up of songs taken from every album in the back catalogue from Ten right up to the most recent offering Lightning Bolt.

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Dec
2
8:00pm 8:00pm

Emma Langford

Emma Langford Decamber image.jpgEmma Langford live in Dolans Warehouse Limerick on december 1st 2017

Emma Langford is a singer-songwriter from Limerick city. Her vocal style blends Irish lilt with folk and jazz, and her guitar work delicately complements an intuitive sense of melody; Langford has woven a sound which Phil Coulter describes as “a breath of fresh air”. Her wry and insightful penmanship combined with a cheerful stage-demeanour prove to create an engaging live presence.

The young artist has supported internationally recognised artists such as Ron Sexsmith, Declan O’Rourke, Roisín O and Hermitage Green to name but a few.

In 2016 Emma successfully crowd-funded and launched her debut EP which was toured at sold-out dates across the country. The EP received national airtime on 2fm, RTÉ Radio1, LyricFM, and Newstalk.

She has just embarked on her solo Irish tour ahead of traveling to Germany and Switzerland with the Irish Folk Festival this winter. Her debut album, Quiet Giant, is due for release in October.

 

Reviews

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

"...there's an almost angelic quality to her material." - Roisin Dwyer, Commissioning Editor, Hotpress Magazine

"...a songwriter of great depth and personal soul searching and a voice to match." - Carl Corcoran, Presenter, The Blue of the Night, RTÉ Lyric FM

 

Facebook: /EmmaLangfordMusic

Twitter: @ELangfordMusic

Instagram: EmmaLangfordMusic

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Dec
7
8:00pm 8:00pm

The Eskies

Tickets € 11

Tickets € 11

Having been cast out, blacklisted, rejected and ejected from gentlemen’s clubs far and wide, five dejected cast asides joined forces in what was to be their own celebration of commonality.

Purveyors of music that meanders from sea soaked waltz to Italian tarantella, from Brassy funeral march-esque lament to weep along Klezmar knees up, from chain gang holler to rag time finger snap. Skipping through the dark side of anything that makes you want to dance, steeped in melodrama and usually with not a small amount of tongue in cheek.

The Eskies have brought this unique brand of folk noir/gypsy jazz/sea shanty and swaggering stage spectacle to ballrooms and booze houses far and wide, sullying soirees and lowering inhibitions of get togethers and social occasions wherever they have ventured.

Their debut album ‘After The Sherry Went Round’ is in shops now and is also available for download from iTunes.

“Like a wagon storming the citadel, The Eskies’ brand of gothic-tinged gypsy-folk swaggers out of the speakers with intent.” – Hot Press Magazine

“From the sinister sway of ‘Eloise’ through to the jaunty ‘Jesus Don’t Save Me’ and the driving ‘Jailhouse Sun’, The Eskies have delivered a fascinating blend of fun-fuelled folk.” – The Independent

“The album is a raucous fanfare of folk, swamp blues and unquenchable merriment, paired with brain-burrowing melodies and witty lyrics, delivered at breakneck speed.” – Goldenplec

“Indeed, the album exudes a vim and vigor that bursts from out of the speakers…makes for an incredibly entertaining experience.” – The Last Mixed Tape

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King Kong Company
Dec
8
9:00pm 9:00pm

King Kong Company

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Having brought their brand of Irish ‘get the f*** up and dance’ music to audiences at festivals across Ireland and Europe this summer, King Kong Company will be taking their award winning live shows indoors at the end of 2017, with their biggest tour ever, including their first tour of the UK.  

 

It was a summer of memorable gigs. One gig at Vestrock put them in front of 10,000 Dutch people (they know how to dance), the set at Glastonbury won over loads of new fans, while the audience at Boomtown knew a thing or two about getting ‘something off that’. Their hometown gig at Waterford Spraoi was the largest in the festivals 25 year history, the cake was well and truly iced with a performance in the biggest tent at Electric Picnic just gone!

 

Away from live gigs the band have been busy getting up to no good too. In June they launched a beer in collaboration with Wexford’s YellowBelly brewers. The beer, Commotion Lotion, was made with Buckfast. It proved to be a surprising hit with critics and beer lovers. In July the band were invited to play for the President Michael D. Higgins one Monday afternoon. As you do. They performed Donkey Jaw (he did look at his hands). Then in August the band released Involved, their first track since their highly acclaimed debut in 2016. Within 24 hours, the slow building banger, proved to be their most popular track yet.

 

It’s been a good run for a bunch of mates who got together in 2011. They started out back then releasing one music video a month and never had any intentions of gigging. But just like pints, the first gig lead to another, then another, and here we are six years later and what do they have to show for themselves? Quite a lot, actually.

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Dec
9
8:00pm 8:00pm

Roll With It

Roll-With-It Oasis Tribute band live in Dolans Warehouse on December 9th 2017

Roll With It formed in 2013 to bring the music of the Gallaghers to the live stage in Belfast and beyond.

Their setlist spans all seven albums and includes the hit singles right through to the acoustic B-sides.

The band is made up of experienced musicians with a passion for the greatest band of the nineties, who aim to give audiences the best singalong since Knebworth.

Oasis have had eight UK number-one singles and eight UK number-one albums, and won fifteen NME Awards, nine Q Awards, four MTV Europe Music Awards and six Brit Awards, including one in 2007 for Outstanding Contribution to Music and one forthe Best Album of the Last 30 Years as voted by BBC Radio 2 listeners; they have been nominated for three Grammy Awards. By 2009, the band had sold an estimated 70 million records worldwide.[8] The band were listed
in the Guinness World Records book in 2010 for "Longest Top 10 UK Chart Run by a Group" after an unprecedented run of 22 top 10 hits in the UK.[9] The band also holds the Guinness World Record for being the most successful act in the UK between the years 1995 and 2005, spending 765 weeks in the Top 75 singles and albums charts.

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Dec
10
8:00pm 8:00pm

JOSH RITTER and The Royal City Band

Tickets on sale July 21st at 9am

Tickets on sale July 21st at 9am

Josh Ritter & the Royal City Band

 Special guest Anaïs Mitchell

Gathering - the new album out 22nd September!

"How refreshing and inspiring it is to encounter an artist whose achievements match his ambitions."  - The Washington Post

"The 10 Most Exciting Artists Now” - Entertainment Weekly

"100 Best Living Songwriters"  - Paste Magazine

 

Josh Ritter's acclaimed 20-year career as a songwriter and musician reaches new heights with the release of his ninth full-length album, Gathering.  Along with his loyal bandmates, the Royal City Band, Josh returned to the studio with more songs than he'd ever had before at one time.  Re-engergized after a recent collaboration with legendary musician Bob Weir (who contributes vocals and guitar to a song on Gathering) and -- at the same time -- tired of living in the shadow of his earlier self, Josh felt charged with exploring the possibility of cutting himself loose from his own and others' expectations. In his words, "I began with an exciting sense of dissatisfaction, and what emerged, as I began to find my voice, was a record full of storms."

Gathering is out on 22nd September.

“Ms. Mitchell’s songs address contemporary angst with uncanny vision…a formidable

Song-writing talent”
The New York Times

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

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

“Mitchell is an Americana princess”
* 5/5 Uncut Magazine

Anaïs Mitchell is a Vermont and Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter who comes from the world of narrative folksong, poetry and balladry. She recorded for Ani DiFranco's Righteous Babe Records for several years before starting her own Wilderland label in 2012. Among her recorded works are six full-length albums, including 2010's sensationally-reviewed Hadestown, a folk opera based on the Orpheus myth; 2012's Young Man in America, which was described by the UK's Independent as 'an epic tale of American becoming’; and 2013’s Child Ballads, a collaboration with Jefferson Hamer, which won a BBC Radio Two Folk Award for Best Traditional Track.

Mitchell has headlined shows worldwide as well as supporting tours for Bon Iver, Ani Difranco, The Low Anthem(all of whom appear as guest singers on 'Hadestown'), Josh Ritter and Punch Brothers. Her stage production of Hadestown, which was ten years in the making, opened Off-Broadway in May 2016 to rave reviews. The New York Times called it “inventive, beguiling and spellbinding” while Vogue announced that “Hadestown will be your new theatre obsession”. The show was extended twice as a result of critical success and sell-out performances.

“One of those albums that come out of nowhere to quietly stake its claim as a modern classic”
* 5/5 The Times and The Sunday Times

“The playing is exquisite, the singing vibrant, the arrangements like jewellery. It is absolutely
beautiful”
* 5/5 Independent on Sunday

MOJO – Number 1 Folk Album 2012
NPR – Top 10, Folk & Americana Albums 2012
Exclaim! CANADA – Number 7, Best Folk Albums 2012

“A remarkable, genre-defying album”
Uncut Magazine

“The startling imagery and dramatic musical sweep of the title track’s cradle to grave odyssey marks her out as a true American original”
* 4/5 Q Magazine

“The title track crams an entire Great American Novel into just five-and-a-half minutes…introducing Mitchell as folk’s most sophisticated storyteller”
American Songwriter Magazine, Best Songs of 2012

‘Hadestown’ ( Righteous Babe Records, 2010) :
The Observer - Number 1 Album of 2010
Sunday Times - Number 9 in Top 100 Albums 2010
The Guardian - Number 17 in Best of 2010 list

“Nothing short of incredible”
* 9/10 NME

“Hadestown has made Mitchell an Americana princess”
* 5/5 Uncut Magazine

“Sensationally good and endlessly absorbing…an extraordinary album.”
* 5/5 The Times and The Sunday Times

“An unmitigated triumph”
* 5/5 The Independent

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Dec
15
8:00pm 8:00pm

Declan O'Rourke

On Sale August 18th at 9am

On Sale August 18th at 9am

Declan O Rourke announces the October release of his new album 'Chronicles Of The Great Irish Famine' followed by a full band tour across Ireland in December 2017. 
 

Fifteen years in the making this epic song cycle combines the best of Irish traditional music and the heart of modern song-writting to present a series of extraordinary tune tales from the most dynamic period of Ireland's history.
 

A 9-piece band will tour the new compositions accross Ireland, including Mike McGoldrick, Dermot Byrne, Floriane Blancke, Jack Maher, Chris Herzberger, Catriona Frost, Rob Calder, and John Sheahan.

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Seoda Shows Presents Talos
Dec
20
9:00pm 9:00pm

Seoda Shows Presents Talos

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“I’m an architect. But it’s not my profession. I live making music. At times, I design things… and it’s a welcome release. But music is what I do.”

Talos is Eoin French. A musician from Cork, Ireland, and also an architect. But first and foremost, a musician. That's why he’s surrendered certain things. That’s what drove him to an attic in Dublin; further afield to Iceland and finally, to splendid semi-isolation in the expanse of West Cork. The end result: a private world that becomes public, and a debut album called ‘Wild Alee’, which was released on April 21.

"A spectacularly assured debut deserving of a wide audience" 4/5 Album of the Week - The Irish Times

Produced and mixed by Talos and Ross Dowling over the course of 18 months, the 13-track record includes the New Music Friday-approved ‘Contra’ and ‘Runaway’, alongside singles ‘Odyssey’, ‘This Is Us Colliding’ and ‘Your Love Is an Island’. ‘Wild Alee’ is a personal, emotive and ambitious electronic pop record; one that both looks to the past and signposts to the future. 

Since debuting in December 2014 with ‘Tethered Bones’, Talos has picked up nods from the likes of The FADERThe New York Times, Wonderland, BBC Radio 1The Line Of Best FitNialler9 and more, and racked up over 10 million streams on Spotify. After a sold-out debut album tour, and 2017 festivals including Electric PicnicForbidden Fruit FestivalBody&SoulOther Voices BERLIN, Bushstock and Latitude , Talos has just announced a five-date December Irish tour, alongside an additional London date.

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Dec
21
9:00pm 9:00pm

Rusangano Family presented by Seoda Shows

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After a packed out show at Electric Picnic’s Rankin Wood’s stage, Rusangano Family are delighted to announce winter tour dates around the country hitting up - Dublin, Cork, Galway and Limerick.

2017 has been a huge year for God Knows, MynameisjOhn and MuRli Bo . In March, the band won the acclaimed Choice Music Prize award for Best Album for their debut album ‘Let the Dead Bury the Dead’, and quickly followed this up with the release of a new single ‘I Know You Know’ - a collaborative project with film-maker Bob Gallagher . The summer has seen the lads bring the live Rusangano Family experience abroad, with shows at the Luminato Festival in Toronto, Shambala Festival (uk) and a number of London shows. In late August, Rusangano Family dropped their new single, ‘Tea in a Pot’, an ode to their favourite beverage. The single has already gained strong national airplay, along with the accompanying video from Shane Serrano. It’s nearly time to go back into the studio and focus on making a new album, but not before one final 4-date tour of Ireland.

Special guest Jafaris

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Mick Flannery
Dec
28
8:00pm 8:00pm

Mick Flannery

“In the end of the day and the heel of the hunt, you’re left with the songs. Everything else comes and goes – the shows and the tours and the applause and the acclaim, which goes with them, the prattle and the palaver which accompany an album release. Everything else fades out of view. Everything else doesn’t matter in the long run. But the songs remain. The songs you write on your own stick around. They’re going to be here for many years to come so they deserve to be treated with due care and utmost respect in the creation process”.

Mick Flannery - 2017

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The Riptide Movement
Dec
29
8:00pm 8:00pm

The Riptide Movement

Tickets on sale Friday Sept 15th at 9am 

Tickets on sale Friday Sept 15th at 9am 

Ireland’s finest purveyors of Rock n’ Roll: The Riptide Movement, celebrate a Top 5 place in the Irish album charts by announcing a very special Christmas show in Dolan’s Warhouse Limerick in December!

Speaking of the success of the latest album, Mal Tuohy - front-man of the band explains,

“It has taken the best part of eighteen months to write and record ‘Ghosts’, a journey that began somewhere between the Caragh river and the Seefin mountains of Gleinbeigh and came to completion in Tornillo, Texas, thirty miles East of the Rio Grande, under the guidance of Grammy award winning producer Ted Hutt.


Having blown the Irish music scene wide open in 2014 with their Number One, gold-selling album ‘Getting Through’, a string of Top 10 singles and various sold-out headline tours, the four piece – comprising Malachy Tuohy (vocals, piano and guitar), John Dalton (guitar), Gerry McGarry (bass & harmonica) and Gar Byrne (drums & percussion) – will be returning to Limerick after a very busy summer of festivals in Ireland and all over Europe.  

 

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Jan
18
7:30pm 7:30pm

Jason Byrne

Tickets on sale Friday August 18th

Tickets on sale Friday August 18th

Jason Byrne – The Man With Three Brains.

‘The Man With Three Brains’ is a brand new show from the highly acclaimed and extremely funny, Jason Byrne.

Jason has three brains which kick into action when he hits the stage. His left brain scans the audience and room, looking for improv moments. His right brain collates stand-up material and stunts, poised to dish out the funnies at speed. His centre brain is Jason’s coach, pushing him to the limit.

This show will peel back the madness inside Jason Byrne’s head to reveal all three brains working individually. The fastest thinking comic around will not only trip himself up, but probably you too.

It’s been a busy few years for Byrne.  In addition to his extensive touring worldwide, his Radio 2 show was awarded the UK radio industry’s prestigious Sony Radio Gold Award.  As well as fronting a brand new studio based comedy chat show Jason Byrne's Snaptastic Show for TV3, he is co-host of Sky’s hugely popular new entertainment programme Wild Things on Sky1.

Also seen on Live at the Apollo (BBC1), The Royal Variety Show (ITV1), The John Bishop Show (BBC1), and Father Figure (BBC1) of which he is creator and star.

'Unmissable' Evening Standard

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

'Byrne is consistently brilliant' Metro

'The outright king of live comedy' Times

www.jasonbyrne.ie

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Bernard O Shea and Karl Spain
Jan
27
7:30pm 7:30pm

Bernard O Shea and Karl Spain

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Tickets are 20 Euro and Available now.

Comedians Karl Spain and Bernard O’Shea have decided to drop a few pounds together and go on tour.The two comedians will be performing stand-up around Ireland in 2017 and 2018.Karl says:  "Don’t expect massive weight loss or body transformations or Bernard being funny”.

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Jan
28
8:00pm 8:00pm

Hayseed Dixie

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Hayseed Dixie began one innocent Summer day in 2000 when John Wheeler and Mike Daly drank roughly enough whiskey to float a battleship from the Florida Coast over to Portugal and back and decided to play around in John’s studio. Having spent the previous few years touring around with assorted country hat-acts, John had assembled a proper pile of recording equipment. Thus when he and Mike discovered in their drunken epiphany that the Lost Highway of Reverend Hank Williams and the Highway to Hell of Bishop Bon Scott were indeed the same identical stretch of tarmac, they were well and truly prepared to document this revelation in situ.
East Nashville, Tennessee in the Summer of 2000 was a proper Bohemian party place, and a few friends stopped by, drank some of John’s whiskey, and played and sang on this recording here and there, as was the custom of the times. And ten AC/DC songs were suddenly reimagined and recorded forever anew, entirely reinvented as Appalachian Mountain hillbilly rave-ups. Everyone danced (oh how they danced!) around the studio room and out onto the porch and drank more whiskey. (You should have been there. Really. You should have.)

Now, functioning well as “Exhibit A” in the demonstration of how one’s beginnings rarely know one’s ends, Hayseed Dixie have evolved into a proper force, one that most people either love, hate, or have never heard of. There isn’t really any middle ground, nor should there be. But fourteen albums - consisting of both original material and reinterpretations of previously rendered songs - and global physical *sales in excess of half a million copies, with over 1,200 live shows in 31 different countries testify: Hayseed Dixie are the undisputed creators of the musical genre, Rockgrass. There are many copycats, converts, and disciples out there. Accept no imitations.

And now, holding up their own idiosyncratic mirror to an unsettled and unsettling 2017, Hayseed Dixie offer up their 15th studio album, a collection of both original songs and reinterpretations of R&B and Soul classics. Dance with them as they probe the queries: “Why do we still believe there is such a thing as ‘race’?” “Are concepts like ‘nations’ and ‘nationality’ really useful to people who lay bricks or perform kidney stone surgeries?” and “Why does every song always sound better with a banjo in the mix?” The boys are seeking after the root core categorical commonality that runs like an eternal golden braid throughout all of humanity. Then they will buy it a drink!
 

Tickets are 15 Euro and Available Now

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