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Jun
22
9:00 PM21:00

Freddie White

 Tickets €20

Tickets €20

Freddie White has long been synonymous with music of the highest quality. Whether interpreting songs by his favourite writers, such as Randy Newman, Tom Waits, John Hiatt and Guy Clark, or performing his own classy compositions, Freddie’s live performances are nothing short of legendary.

Freddie has been part of the fabric of the live music scene in Ireland since the 1970’s and his albums continue to sell well, amongst his loyal and new-found fan base.

      Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.

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·         Over 18s only (unless advertised to the contrary)

·         On street parking.

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Jun
23
8:00 PM20:00

20 Years of Apres Match

 Tickets €20 on sale tuesday May 1st at 10am

Tickets €20 on sale tuesday May 1st at 10am

Apres Match

 The woman from Clontarf asks what have Apres Match ever given us? 20 years of great comedy that's what! Yes Apres Match are 20 this year. 

And that's one birthday bash you can not afford to miss! Coming to a venue near you, Apres Match bring their hilarious and cutting  edge comedy. They were the first and they are still the best. As Someone once said accept no substitute! 

Join the boys from the land of Apres, for their all new World Cup special show featuring a vast arsenal of characters, biting satire and general mayhem as seen on  TV and stage over a career spanning 20 glorious years. 

From the world of Sport, politics, media and everything in between, watch the anarchic Apres Match rip the piss and deflate the egos of the great and the good and of the high and very mighty.

From Dunphy to Bono, from Ivan Yates to Graham Norton from Joe Duffy to TV3 - no-one escapes their wicked ways and evil eye.  

So make a date with destiny baby.... 

 Having the craic with Apres Match ...for 20 years... Not a good laugh but a great laugh......

 

         Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.

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Jun
29
5:30 PM17:30

Jim Ross - The Slobberknocker Sessions

 Tickets VIP €65 (plus booking fee), General €27 (plus booking fee)

Tickets VIP €65 (plus booking fee), General €27 (plus booking fee)

Inside The Ropes
proudly presents an evening with:

JIM ROSS – THE SLOBBERKNOCKER SESSIONS

WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross, or famously referred to as "Good Ole J.R.", has been one of wrestling’s most influential figures, both as an executive and as the most recognizable announcer in the business. Known to sports entertainment fans around the world as the Voice of Professional Wrestling, J.R. has done it all. He has traveled the world and had a ringside seat for some of the most amazing moments in pro wrestling history, while being welcomed into the homes of millions of viewers each and every week.

Ross currently works part-time for WWE, as a commentator, and for Fox Sports, where he writes commentary on professional wrestling for FoxSports.com. He is also the lead announcer for New Japan Pro-Wrestling on AXS TV and occasionally does play-by-play for boxing and mixed martial arts.

Inside The Ropes allows fans to get up close and personal with Jim Ross and the world of sports entertainment. J.R. shares stories and anecdotes from his time with legends such as Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock and Mick Foley, to his recruiting and hiring of modern day superstars like John Cena and Brock Lesnar during his tenure as WWE’s EVP of Talent Relations. From ringside to backstage, over a span of four decades, Ross was present for nearly all of pro wrestling’s memorable clashes and spectacular moments, giving him an insider’s view on the sport, industry and its superstars. No stone remains unturned during his tell-all, intimate and interactive event.

VIP - includes:

Meet & greet (5.30pm), 1 autograph on any item, 1 professional digital photo (can be printed on the day for an additional fee) The last entry for VIP is 6.15pm,  admittance may be denied if your arrival to the venue is later than this. The promoter reserves all rights and can refuse entry if you fail to comply with the stated times.

JR will also have merchandise for sale--please bring cash if you plan to purchase merchandise

 

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Jun
30
8:00 PM20:00

Roll With It - Definitely Maybe Tour

 Tickets €12

Tickets €12

Roll With It - Definitely Maybe Tour

Roll With It, who formed in 2013 to continue on the legacy left behind by Oasis.

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Jul
4
9:00 PM21:00

Blas Summer School presents Matt Molloy, John Carty and Arty McGlynn

 Tickets are €20

Tickets are €20

The 22nd Blas International Summer School of Irish Traditional Music and Dance proudly presents Matt Molloy, John Carty & Arty McGlynn as part of their public concert series.

One of the most exciting Trad combinations of recent times, Matt Molloy and John Carty explore the rich and varied tapestry of the fiddle and flute tradition of North Connaught. They are delighted to be joined by Ireland’s number one guitar player, Arty McGlynn. 

Considered by many as the greatest flute player of our time, Matt Molloy has been a member of The Chieftains for over three decades and was also a founding member of the legendary Bothy Band. His solo albums, as well as his trio recording with Tommy Peoples and Paul Brady in the late 70’s brought flute playing to a new level. 

John Carty’s musical prowess has grown steadily since his debut recording 20 years ago and he has since produced a plethora of solo recordings. A member of the bands At the Racket and Patrick Street, John finds himself in constant demand as a musician and teacher. Both Matt and John are recipients of the prestigious TG4 Traditional Musician of the Year Award.

Arty is without question the finest guitar player in Ireland with a unique understanding of the music he performs. His first solo album, McGlynn's Fancy, was the first recording where the guitar is played in an authentic traditional style, and as such has been hailed as a classic in the traditional music world. His subtle and imaginative guitar playing is the perfect accompaniment to this unique duet.

·         Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.

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Jul
5
8:00 PM20:00

I Heart the Cranberries - SOLD OUT

 SOLD OUT

SOLD OUT

The Limerick Lady & Limerick Pride present I Heart the Cranberries: A loving tribute to the music of the Cranberries in Aid of Adapt House and Limerick Mental Health

As part of the well known "I Heart" gig series which takes place in Whelans in Dublin, this very special showcase could only take place in the home city of the late Dolores O'Riordan. I Heart the Cranberries takes place at Dolans Pub on the Dock Road on the 5th of July as part of Limerick Pride, in aid of Adapt House and Limerick Mental Health. 

On the night over twenty artists from all over the country will gather to pay tribute to Dolores O'Riordan and the music of the Cranberries - audience members can expect unique renditions of some of the world's favourite Cranberries songs, with the night culminating in an explosive performance of  some of the band's chart topping anthems, brought to you by our brilliant house band fronted by leading female vocalists from Limerick and beyond.

This event will be a celebration of diversity, women, the LGBTQ community and Irish music at its very best.

Tickets €12 with all profits going to Adapt House and Limerick Mental Health .Doors 8pm

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Jul
6
5:30 PM17:30

MEET LIVERPOOL LEGEND JAMIE CARRAGHER.

 All tickets by 5times.co.uk (Rescheduled)

All tickets by 5times.co.uk (Rescheduled)

5Times are bringing Carra to meet Reds fans at a live show in Limerick

Carra will be in town to discuss his Anfield career and current events at Liverpool and in the football world, all told in his hilarious yet disarmingly honest style. There’s a good chance there’ll be a few stories thrown in you wouldn’t hear elsewhere and with yet another transfer window looming by then there might even be a bit of transfer gossip to share with fans!

As well as the live show there will be a meet and greet session where fans can shake his hand, get him to sign something and pose for a photo with him.

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Jul
7
to Jul 8

Limerick Pride Climax Party

Extravaganza with dolans July 7th 2017
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Ian Van Dahl & Lasgo (Official) are bringing their Battle Tour to Limerick LGBTQ Pride on July 7th in Dolans Pub. They will be headlining this years Extravaganza Eleganza, joined by Pink Tribute UK - Laura Tapp, Mia Gold , Letycha Le'Synn, Fada, Olivia Chau, Kiki St Clair, Kesh & Saved By The 90's - Limerick.
 

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Jul
13
8:00 PM20:00

David Keenan

 Tickets €16

Tickets €16

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

David Keenan is an Irish songwriter, a young Artist who uses his lyrics to paint pictures with words on canvases of silence, curating a body of work which is steeped in the poetic tradition of old but delivered in such a way that is entirely his own.letloosed in 2018.

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Jul
20
7:00 PM19:00

Walking On Cars

 SOLD OUT

SOLD OUT

It's been nearly two years since Dingle natives Walking On Cars released their double platinum selling album 'Everything This Way', yet their music still picks up over half a million listeners on Spotify every month - a testament to the calibre and durability of their music. Globally, they've notched up nearly 100 Million streams of their music, not tomention over 36 Million Youtube views.

On release of the debut album back in January 2016, 'Everything This Way' went straight to #1 in Ireland and remained in the Top 10 chart for 31 consecutive weeks. Walking On Cars embarked on a tour that would see them play shows in the US, Australia, Dubai, Europe, the UK and multiple sold out shows across Ireland for the next 18 months.

Having completed headline shows in The Marquee, Cork and Royal Hospital, Kilmainham over the summer of 2017, it was time for the band to retreat to their home town, Dingle in Co. Kerry and take stock of the whirlwind they had just been through.

Returning to the place they wrote much of the first album, the band have started working on the follow up to the multi platinum debut release and are now ready to start introducing these new songs to the world.

 

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Jul
21
7:00 PM19:00

Gavin James

 Tickets  € 46

Tickets 46

Nervous - Double Platinum Single in Holland

Book Of Love - Double Platinum Single in Holland

150 Million Spotify Streams

Ireland’s Music Prize Award Winner for ‘Song Of The Year’

Breaking Artist Award 2016 - UK Music Business Worldwide

 

Since the release of his debut album Bitter Pill, Gavin James has sold over 2 million singles worldwide, amassed ½ billion streams on Spotify and performed over 500 shows to over 3.2 million people at festivals and sold out tours across US, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Australia.

The Bitter Pill, Say Hello, Nervous, and For You creator has amassed an army of fans around the globe with his ‘once in a generation’ voice and emotionally-charged live performances.

He has also found fans in many of his fellow musical peers, supporting Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Kodaline and Sam Smith and collaborating with Alan Walker (on the summer smash Tired) and Australian Hip Hop act Bliss n Eso (on the Aria Award nominated Moments).

James had a massive 2017, culminating in the release of his new single Hearts On Fire, the first track to be lifted off his second album, due in the spring.

Produced with Steve Robson (One Direction, John Legend, James Bay) and co-written with Sam Romans (Little Mix, Mary J Blige, Rag n Bone Man) the song, complete with its infectious chants and hooky chorus, is already a fan favourite.

James sold outKing Johns Castle Castle in 2017 and his 2018 show promises to be just as popular.  

 

 

·         Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.

·         No exchanges or refunds.

·         Over 18s only (unless advertised to the contrary)

·         On street parking.

 

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Jul
26
8:00 PM20:00

The Olllam

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Tickets €20

The Olllam were formed in 2012 as a collaboration between Belfast piper John McSherry and seminal Detroit musicians Tyler Duncan, Michael Shimmin, Joe Dart, Theo Katzman and Woody Goss. A resulting album was released on Compass Records.

Since then, Katzman, Dart and Goss have found world fame as members of the cult band Vulfpeck whilst McSherry has released two solo albums and has been touring with Belfast trad band Ulaid who recently released an acclaimed album, “A Note Let Go” with Duke Special.

The powerful rhythm section of bassist Joe Dart and drummer Mike Shimmin is unique, whilst Tyler Duncan and John McSherry on pipes and low whistles are a melodic and harmonic dream. Duncan’s inventive musical arrangements are simply outstanding. On their summer 2018 dates in Ireland these four founding members they will be joined by Detroit keyboard player Joe Hettinga and Limerick guitarist Sean O’Meara

“… the result is described by them as Neo-Acoustic Celtic Post-Rock. I’d describe it a little differently – it’s f***in’ deadly!” - The Irish Times

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Jul
28
9:00 PM21:00

All Our Exes Live in Texas Presented by Seoda Shows

 Tickets On Sale Friday May 18th, €15

Tickets On Sale Friday May 18th, €15

ARIA Award winning indie-folk band, All Our Exes Live in Texas, is a fantasy draft of Australia’s finest singer-songwriters. On mandolin, ukulele, accordion and guitar, the Exes are a powerhouse of musical prowess, known as much for their rambunctious quippery and feminist politics as their devastatingly beautiful harmonies. With a top 10 debut album and a reputation as festival favourites, they’ve had multiple sell out tours around Australia and are carving up the USA and UK. Their captivating live show has earned them support slots for The Backstreet Boys, Passenger, Nathaniel Rateliff and Midnight Oil and more.

“Seriously, it'll make you believe again. Don't ever miss this band” – The Music

“When art works, it takes the personal and makes it universal; All Our Exes Live in Texas have reached that ideal lovingly here” - Bob Boilen, NPR Music

“★★★★ 1/2 ...a sound and chemistry matched by smart songwriting that has created an irresistible folk-pop hybrid” - The Australian

“★★★★ ... four singularly-accomplished singer-songwriters who together, simply gel” - Rolling Stone Australia

“★★★★ ... it’s the strength of the composing and the pure beauty of their combined vocal harmonies that make this a remarkable debut album” - The Sydney Morning Herald

“the most badass girl folk group ever” - Hhhhappy.com

“the Exes delivered exactly what they are renowned for - their harmonies are so good its actually a little ridiculous and their instrumentation is strong as it is disparate. Catch them before they’re famous and only perform for royalty and astronauts” - The Brag

“..completely floored me with great songs and performances - heavy shout-out to All Our Exes Live in Texas…" - Anthony Fantano ‘The Needle Drop’

“..left the audience in total adoration, with a standing ovation – and rightly so.” - The Music

“They had us immediately eating out of their hands as they blew us away with their impeccable four-part harmonies. Their sound was both punchy and sweet and covered in lyrics you wanted to listen to because they told the most beautiful love stories.” - Xpress Magazine Perth

“They clearly enjoy performing and their talent combined with their relaxed and funny banter caused the audience to instantly fall in love with them.” - The AUreview

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Jul
29
6:30 PM18:30

An Evening with Eddie Hall

 Presented by TownFest

Presented by TownFest

An Evening With Eddie Hall

Spend an evening with World’s Strongest Man, EDDIE HALL (The Beast)

After winning Britain’s Strongest Man, Eddie starred in the hit documentary, Strong Man, on Netflix.  He went on to win World’s Strongest Man this year, the first Brit for 24 years.

He will talk through his journey from a young rebellious child to his insane diet and training regime that includes 12,000 calories per day to maintain his 30 stone plus body and 4 hour gym sessions.

The evening is compered by former professional Rugby League player, now sports presenter, John Lebbon.

VIP Package iincludes a photo with Eddie before the event and Eddie will sign an item of your choice. 

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Aug
17
7:30 PM19:30

Tommy Tiernan Work in Progress Tour-SOLD OUT

 Tickets on sale Monday April 9th at 10am

Tickets on sale Monday April 9th at 10am

Tommy Tiernan -A Work in Progress Tour

Come along and see Tommy working hard on getting his new show together in a host of intimate venue’s across the country.

It promises to be jam packed with unmannerly notions, chaotic flights of fancy and joyful talking. Get up close and personal with one of the worlds most respected comedians.

“Brilliant & life-affirming. Tommy Tiernan actually makes you proud to be Irish” - The Irish Independent

“A feral philosopher king…Tommy Tiernan affects the timeless wisdom of a sage as he stalks his stage.” - The Scotsman

·         Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.

·         No exchanges or refunds.

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Aug
18
8:00 PM20:00

Full of Hell and Conan Presented by Bad Reputation Ireland

  Tickets are €15

Tickets are €15

"In certain circles, Full of Hell needs no introduction. This young band has made a name for themselves in a short amount of time, racking up a prolific touring and release history while exploring a gamut of sounds within the spectrum of extreme and avante garde music. Formed in 2009, the embryonic beginnings of Full of Hell display their palette at it’s most primitive, d-beat and blast ridden hardcore punk with spats of noise and caustic rhythm, and within a few short years, they have bloomed into a true force to be reckoned with within the punk and metal communities. Within the past two years the band has released their now acclaimed 2xCD collaboration with none other than MERZBOW himself, which showed the band truly beginning to come into their own, combining elements of grindcore, death and black metal, punk and hardcore with a smattering of sonically laden power electronics and industrial pounding. 2016 saw the release of their collaboration with the thundering and depressive duo, THE BODY, entitled “One Day You Will Ache Like I Ache”.. This acclaimed release was followed by a collaborative live tour, where the band bent expectations again in a whirlwind of electronic percussion and drone. 2017 will see the release of an as-of-yet untitled third full-length LP. Numb your mind." 

Conan Limerick Bad Reputation Ireland August 18th Dolans

With monolithic tones and barbarian tales, Conan were born to destroy. The Northwestern UK trio of guitarist/vocalist Jon Paul Davis, bassist/vocalist Phil Coumbe and drummer Paul O’Neil began in 2006 with the Battle in the Swamp EP as their first outing in 2007, but it was 2010’s Horseback Battle Hammer EP that first caught the attention of the international underground, and the impression of Conan’s “caveman battle doom” was immediate. Songs like “Satsumo” and “Krull” showed that just because the band sounded big didn’t mean they couldn’t also write a song, and when their debut long-player, Monnos, followed in 2012 preceded by a 2011 split with Slomatics, the response was duly huge.

A slot at the Netherlands’ prestigious Roadburn festival in 2012 resulted in 2013’s Mount Wrath live album, and Conan continued to shake venue floors and cave in chest cavities wherever they played. Touring Europe, they shared the stage with Sleep in Norway and in 2013, Conan featured at Desertfest in London, laying waste to Camden’s famed Underworld club alongside Chicago’s Bongripper, with whom they also released a split EP, Conan’s contribution coming in the form of the sprawling, droned-out “Beheaded,” their longest song to date at over 17 minutes.

After tracking them using forensic experts and analysis of the footprints the band left stomping across the UK and Europe to support Monnos, including at the 2013 Damnation Festival, Napalm Records signed Conan for the release of their second album. Davis, in turn, set about building a temple. Working with the band’s longtime producer Chris Fielding, he constructed Skyhammer Studio, where,  as the house engineer, Fielding would helm 2014’s Blood Eagle for Napalm as both Conan’s and the studio’s reputation continued to grow.

To celebrate their return with their most accomplished blend yet of riff-largesse and memorable hooks, topped off as always by Tony Roberts artwork featuring their mascot “The Sentinel,” Conan set forth a full European tour for Spring 2014, including a return to Roadburn and appearances at Doom Over Leipzig, Droneburg Festival, Temples Festival, the St. Helena Doom Fest and France’s famed Hellfest. Their shows already the stuff of legend and the Blood Eagle songs being their most bludgeoning material, Conan’s conquering days have just begun.

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Aug
25
7:00 PM19:00

The Coronas, Live at the Castle

 Tickets on sale Friday June 8th at 9am, €43 plus booking fee Over 18s only

Tickets on sale Friday June 8th at 9am, €43 plus booking fee Over 18s only

Dolans Presents in association with Shannon Heritage are delighted to announce that The Coronas will play an exclusive show in King Johns Castle with tickets on sale this Friday 8th June at 9am.

The announcement comes on the back of recent sell-out performances at the 2,000 capacity 13th century castle which included big names such as Hermitage Green, Bell X1, Walking on Cars, Imelda May and Gavin James.

The Coronas have established themselves as one of Ireland’s leading bands and have built a huge Limerick following down through the years. The return, by popular demand, of the band to Limerick’s iconic castle venue will be a welcome one for Limerick audiences.

Speaking at the announcement, Neil Dolan of Dolans Presents said: “We have been delighted to have been associated with the Coronas as their careers have progressed. The band performed some of their first gigs Upstairs at Dolans and since then have gone on to perform sell-out shows at the Warehouse, Live at the Big Top and at King John’s Castle.

“The rise of The Coronas has been nothing short of remarkable. From selling out shows at huge venues across Ireland, to headlining international tours, the Coronas continue to rank as one of Ireland’s most exciting musical exports. We are exceptionally proud to be welcoming them back to Limerick once again. Audiences really can expect something special”.

Tickets for The Coronas playing Live at King John’s Castle will go on sale this Friday at 9am and can be purchased via the dolans.ie website or by contacting the Dolans box office on 061 314483.

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Sep
20
7:30 PM19:30

Sharon Shannon, Frances Black and Mary Coughlan

 Tickets €32 ON SALE Thursday April 18th at 9am

Tickets €32 ON SALE Thursday April 18th at 9am

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

·         Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.

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Sep
22
8:00 PM20:00

BEOGA

 Tickets are €19, on sale Tuesday 8th at 9am

Tickets are €19, on sale Tuesday 8th at 9am

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Sep
28
9:30 PM21:30

Julian Siegel Quartet- Limerick Jazz Festival

 Tickets €15

Tickets €15

Julian Siegel Quartet presented by Limerick Jazz Festival

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


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

REVIEWS

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

Liam Noble - piano

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

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


Gene Calderazzo - drums

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

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

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

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

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Sep
29
9:30 PM21:30

Renegade Brass UK- Limerick Jazz Festival

 Tickets €18

Tickets €18

Renegade Brass Band presented by Limerick Jazz Festival

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

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

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

Press

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

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

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

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Tom Baxter
Oct
2
8:00 PM20:00

Tom Baxter

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Tickets are 20 Euro.

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

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

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

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

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Oct
6
9:00 PM21:00

BOY AZOOGA proudly presented by Seoda Shows

 Tickets €10

Tickets €10

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

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

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

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

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

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Oct
7
7:00 PM19:00

Pale Waves

 Tickets on sale Friday June 8th at 9am, €18 plus booking fee  This is an over 14s show

Tickets on sale Friday June 8th at 9am, €18 plus booking fee

This is an over 14s show

PALE WAVES
ANNOUNCE UK / IRELAND TOUR FOR AUTUMN 2018

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

TICKETS ON SALE 9AM FRIDAY 8TH JUNE

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

‘your new favourite band’ NME

 ‘dark, glittery pop’ DIY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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Oct
12
9:00 PM21:00

JOHN SMITH presented by Seoda Shows

 Tickets are €17 plus booking fee

Tickets are €17 plus booking fee

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

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

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

“The future of folk music” - John Renbourn

“He’s a magician” - Ben Howard

“Spellbinding” - Time Out

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Oct
13
7:00 PM19:00

Big Country Irish Fans Event Plus Support

 Tickets €13.50

Tickets €13.50

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

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

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

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

 

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Oct
14
8:00 PM20:00

Saint Sister

 Tickets €15, are on sale Friday 11th at 9am 

Tickets €15, are on sale Friday 11th at 9am 

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

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

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

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

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

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Oct
19
8:00 PM20:00

Kate Bush Song Book with Del Palmer

 Tickets €17

Tickets €17

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

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

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

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

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

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Oct
26
7:30 PM19:30

Harlem Gospel Choir

 Tickets €32 ON SALE FRIDAY MARCH 30th at 9am

Tickets €32 ON SALE FRIDAY MARCH 30th at 9am

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Oct
27
5:00 PM17:00

Siege of Limerick – Samhain 2018 - 20th Edition

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

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

On sale at 9am Friday June 8th 

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

Band Links:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Nov
3
8:00 PM20:00

Delorentos

 over 18s only

over 18s only

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

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Nov
8
9:00 PM21:00

WARMDUSCHER presented by Seoda Shows

 €10 with BF 

€10 with BF 

WARMDUSCHER

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

“A thrill”

  • Lauren Laverne, BBC 6 Music

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

  • the Quietus

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

  • Louder Than War

“Warmduscher are playing by their own rules”

  • Clash Magazine

WARMDUSCHER is an absolutely raucous live experience, featuring:

Clams Baker (Mutado Pintado/Paranoid London)

Lightnin’ Jack Everett (Fat White Family)

The Saulcano (Insecure Men, Fat White Family)

Mr Salt Fingers Lovecraft (Childhood, Insecure Men)

The Witherer aka Little Whiskers (Paranoid London)

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

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Nov
9
7:30 PM19:30

Colin Murphy

 Tickets €16

Tickets €16

Colin Murphy: The Bald Ambition Tour 2018

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

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

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

*Daniel Craig will not be appearing in this show.

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Nov
15
9:00 PM21:00

All the Luck in the World

 On Sale Friday April 13th Tickets are €10 

On Sale Friday April 13th Tickets are €10 

ALL THE LUCK IN THE WORLD are three Irish songwriters, Neil Foot, Ben Connolly and Kelvin Barr currently based in Berlin. The band create an intimate blend of Alternative-Folk and and share a collective passion for storytelling, composition and song craft. Formed in 2011 while Foot was still in school, Connolly and Barr joined two years later to collaborate on a debut record for the band, which was written in Foot’s secluded family home in the Wicklow mountains.
In 2013/2014 the band received first international attention due to the home-recorded “Never”, which sold more than 120,000 singles on ITunes worldwide. After signing with Barfilm and Haldern Pop Records, they released their eponymous album on January 1st 2014, and subsequently toured the record across Europe. After many distinguished festival slots and three headline club tours, they began to turn their focus to new material.
While working on their second album in 2015, the band focused on crafting a unique soundscape, creating their own home-made instruments by sampling organic, acoustic sounds. They converted a forgotten woodshed into a studio space in the Wicklow countryside, and aptly named it Haven. Here the band began to compose and craft songs based around a set of stories, both personal and abstract, that were patiently developed over the course of a year. The album called “A Blind Arcade” was then recorded between this space and Golden Retriever Studio in Berlin with the help of producer Paul Pilot. “A Blind Arcade” will be released on 23/02/2018.
 

“It was tedious, but it was exactly what we wanted to be doing. It took over our lives for quite awhile, getting lost in detail and learning as we went. The hours put in back in Wicklow really paid off when we came to the studio in Berlin. We were not just making simple demos only to start from scratch once in the studio, we built much of the songs before even starting in Golden Retriever. This gave us more time to be creative in the studio, availing of tools and instruments that we lacked back home.”
After finishing their studies in Summer 2017 the band moved to Berlin to open another chapter.
“It was just a decision to move forward. We had spent much time in the city over the last few years, and found that it was reliably conducive to creativity. Those scattered stints in Berlin were always promising, and of course the nature of life in Berlin is appealing. When we arrived, there was no fear or worry. It felt right, as a band and as people.”

“It’s a combination of experiences, empathy, and fiction. We put a lot of thought into the lyrical content of each song, taking our time rather than settling with something we weren't completely happy with. We are always teeming with musical ideas and it’s a constant priority to maintain a high standard lyrically when we write. It prolonged the process for sure, but the reward is a group of songs that we can be really proud of.”
“I think these songs are a little more conceptual than our first record. I wouldn’t say we’d intended it to be that way, but we were definitely taking the time to really discuss some of our song ideas as concepts and stories and think about them from different angles and perspectives.”
“Musically, our sound has changed as we’ve been experimenting at home and in the studio. Not that it’s something completely different, it’s really just that it’s developed naturally over time. We are always looking for subtle points of interest, whether it be in a time signature change or a unique sound; something to trigger the listeners curiosity. We’ve created a few of our own sample instruments for this record and that’s become a defining feature for us I think. It’s was a great way for us to try to create something that felt quite unique to the band. We’ve had more time to craft these songs than we have in the past, so there’s perhaps a bit more clarity in the little details and textures.”

The home-made aesthetic and DIY approach of the band’s music is reflected in all areas of their work, as such artwork, videos and design.

“As a band, we enjoy the entire spectrum of creating a record and it's accompaniments, not just creating the music but designing the artwork, producing the videos, anything we can get our hands on in that sense. The album artwork relates to the imagery that we identify with each song. We wanted it to fit beside the first album’s artwork thematically, but also display the growth in thought and attention to detail of the second record”.
“Music videos are something we’re really interested in going forward.. Again, it just stems from a desire to create. When we think of an idea that fits with the song or has an interesting point, we get that same excitement that we find in the studio. It’s not so much a fear of delegation, it’s that we love that process, and we are proud of the results”.

‘All The Luck In The World’ is an intimate affair that blends the contemporary folk tinged alternative rock sound that the band have crafted with sophisticated extras – a horn section here, a string section there, synths, vibes and ambience in other places.’
‘All The Luck In The World’ is an engaging and cohesive listen. The songs flow seamlessly, drawing the listener in emotionally and mentally.’
Golden Plec

‘Most bands spend a lifetime trying to hone and craft their sound. All The Luck In The World appear to have managed this at their first attempt and at the tender age of just 19 years old.’
Vents Magazine

‘It’s acoustic, intimate, heartfelt story telling.’
The Life of Stuff

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Nov
16
7:00 PM19:00

Deacon Blue

 Tickets €37 Over 18s only

Tickets €37 Over 18s only

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

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

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

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

 Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.

·         No exchanges or refunds.

·         Over 18s only 

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Dec
14
8:00 PM20:00

Ryan McMullan

 Tickets €15 on sale Friday May 18th  9am

Tickets €15 on sale Friday May 18th  9am

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

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

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

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

  •   Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.
  •   No exchanges or refunds.
  •   Over 18s only (unless advertised to the contrary)
  •   On street parking.
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Dec
21
9:00 PM21:00

Talos presented by Seoda Shows

 On sale this Friday June 15th, €16 w/BF 

On sale this Friday June 15th, €16 w/BF 

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

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


 

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