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Nov
22
8:00 PM20:00

Steve Cooney,Dermot Byrne,Trevor Hutchinson

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Dermot Byrne, one of Ireland’s finest traditional accordion players, will tour the country later this year again to follow on from last year`s very successful nationwide tour.

For many years a member of Altan Dermot performed, recorded and toured extensively with the group along with artists like Donal Lunny, Steve Cooney and Stephane Grapelli, bringing the beauty and joy of traditional Irish music to audiences all over the world.  In other collaborations he has performed with Frankie Gavin, Sharon Shannon, and The Stunning along with many other outstanding Irish and international musicians. 

For his contribution to Irish music Dermot was chosen as TG4's Traditional Musician of the Year 2013.  

For his tour Dermot will be joined by Australian Steve Cooney on guitar and Tyrone man Trevor Hutchinson on bass.  Both Steve and Trevor have impeccable traditional music credentials with extensive touring, recording and performance experience alongside the greats of Irish traditional music.

Australian-born guitarist, bassist, producer and didgeridoo player Steve Cooney is one of the most dynamic modern performers in traditional music.  He has played with Stockton`s Wing, Sharon Shannon, Seamus Begley and  Sinead O'Connor along with many other groups over the years.

 Bassist Trevor Hutchinson started his musical career in the late 70s playing electric bass with the innovative Belfast band, Katmandu.  In 1986 he joined The Waterboys and toured with them until 1991.  After switching to double bass he hooked up with Sharon Shannon to launch her solo career.  In 1997 along with Donogh Hennessy and Sean Smyth he founded the traditional group Lunasa.  He has performed and recorded with many artists over the years including; The Waterboys, Eric Bibb, Liz Carroll, Luka Bloom, Karen Casey, Solas, and De Danann.

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Nov
24
8:00 PM20:00

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
24
9:00 PM21:00

FONTAINES proudly presented by Seoda Shows

FONTAINES live in Dolans Kasbah Sovial Club on November 24th 2017

Fontaines is a 5 piece Rock&Roll band based in Dublin. In the last year they've taken part in the latest edition of HWCH, Other Voices, and have opened for acts such as Yak, The Lemon Twigs, Hinds, Girl Band and The Horrors on their Irish Shows. They released their debut single, 'Liberty Belle', last May on 7" vinyl and digital platforms. Their latest single 'Hurricane Laughter' is available now.

"Fontaines have created a rock n' roll so pure and thrilling that it sounds like a breath of fresh air." * John Robb, Louder Than War

"Classic rumblepunk in the tradition of The Ramones, The Fall and The Libertines." * BBC (ATL)

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Nov
25
8:00 PM20:00

Dora Gola

Dora Gola live upstairs at Dolans on November 25th 2017

Dora Gola is Polish singer-songwriter and dancer based in Limerick. Her soulful
sound and passionate songwriting style successfully blends the styles of pop, jazz
and indie. Through her sensuality of a dancer and strong embodiment of the
music, Dora creates an intimate and personal relationship with the audience
during her performances.
In 2016, Dora has realised her debut music video to the song “I’m Not”, which
was successfully launched at the Richard Harris International Film Festival,
followed by screening at the Cannes Film Festival in 2017.
After completing the BA in Voice & Dance (Limerick) and MA in Music
Performance (Cork), Dora continues her work in music, holding true to her
sound and vision as an independent artist and she’s ready to debut with her new
material.
You might also recognize Dora as one of the singers at the Crooning at Christmas
with Liam O’Brian.

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Nov
25
8:00 PM20:00

Shunya

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Limerick born multi - instrumentalist, producer and string enthusiast, Shunya aka Alan Keary will embark on his first debut tour to Ireland accompanied with his versatile five piece band from Manchester.

Shunya’s sound is an amalgamation of influences, ranging from his early musical background of classical violin to the sounds of Manchester's electronic music scene which compliment his highly accomplished abilities as a jazz bassist.

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

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Nov
25
8:30 PM20:30

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
7:30 PM19:30

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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Nov
29
8:00 PM20:00

Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, Gerry O’Beirne & Dónal O’Connor

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“One of the earthiest and most distinctive voices, not just in traditional circles, but anywhere” – The Irish Times

“I think she is singing more beautifully than ever. Mysterious perfection” Dónal Lunny

Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh is an award-winning traditional singer and musician from Corca Dhuibhne, Co.Kerry. A leading exponent of the sean nós style, her repertoire also includes songs from a wide variety of folk and contemporary sources. Her childhood in West Kerry saw her immersed in a rich cultural environment and vital living tradition, which was to be hugely influential  on the foundation of her distinctive vocal and instrumental sound.

She has enjoyed a successful career as a touring artist, with over thirteen years experience as lead singer and flute player with the Irish traditional supergroup Danú, as well as a performing as a solo artist. Muireann is also a popular television presenter, having hosted a range of programmes for Irish and Scottish TV over the past decade including the celebrated traditional music series “Port”, now in its third season. Most recently, she has alson turned her attention to a collaborative electronic music project entitled Aeons.

Son of the celebrated fiddler Gerry O’Connor and revered singer Eithne Ní Uallacháin of Lá Lugh, multi-instrumentalist Dónal O’Connor has establishing himself as one of Ireland’s leading producers. As a musician and composer he has played and recorded with the likes of Liam Ó Maonlaí, Duke Special, Grainne Holland, Davy Spillane, Moya Brennan, Dónal Lunny, Steve Cooney, Mary Dillon, Cathal McConnell, Bob Brozman, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, John Spillane, Lumiere and Barry Kerr.

Having inherited a musical legacy of at least five generations of fiddle playing he has toured the world from a young age as both a lead and backing instrumentalist with a number of bands including Lá Lugh, At First Light, Ulaid and the Irish song super group A Stór Mo Chroí. He has composed music for theatre, television and film and has presented music shows for BBC ALBA, BBC NI, TG4, BBC Radio Ulster and Raidio na Gaeltachta.

“O’Connor’s winning blend of pace and lyricism transmits his enthusiasm for the music directly to the listener with irresistible impact” – Herald Scotland

Gerry O’Beirne a native of the west of Ireland and reared there and in west Africa, Gerry O’Beirne is a self taught master of the six and twelve string, slide guitar and ukulele and other stringed instruments. Many of his songs have been recorded by well known artists on the Irish music scene including Mary Black, Maura O’Connell and Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh. His own albums have received much acclaim around the world, and he produced and arranged music for many others including Patrick Street, Kevin Burke and Micheál O’Domhnaill.

His writing is a hybrid of the passion found in traditional music and the freshness of contemporary song. Gerry has toured the globe as a solo artist and with the Sharon Shannon Band, Patrick Street, Midnight Well, Andy M. Stewart, Kevin Burke, Andy Irvine, and the Waterboys. He has performed at the White House, opened for the Grateful Dead, and played electric guitar with Marianne Faithfull. He lives near Dingle in West Kerry.

“A sublime talent….opens new creative vistas for acoustic guitar music” - fRoots

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Peter Hook & The Light Performing The Albums 'Substance' By Joy Division & New Order
Nov
30
7:30 PM19:30

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
8:00 PM20:00

Nile St. James

Nile St. James with six piece band live in Dolans Limerick on December 1st

An artist that delves into realms of the heart and comes forth bearing brutally-honest lyrics and an emotionally fuelled performance of soaring, soulful vocals and captivating arrangements, Nile St. James is quickly establishing himselfas a reputable soul artist in the Irish music industry.

A native to Limerick City, 24 year old Nile St. James found solace in the arts at a young age, taking to the records of Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder to escape from the everyday, spiriting away into the world of 1950's soul music.

With vocals rooted in these early day influences of soul, Nile merged his powerfully honed voice with raw and honest lyricism. With stories birthed from living in Dublin City for three years, Nile shares experiences of city life, love, lose andsocial injustice. The result is an artist that brings to the stage an emotional performance and story that tugs at the heartstrings of listeners. Accompanied by six piece band (The Vibes), Nile St. James performs a set Funk, Soul and Blues original works that summon the comparisons of Stevie Wonder, Etta James and Aretha Franklin.

Nile St. James premiered his debut single 'FELL FOR YOU' on August 18th 2017, having established a sturdy national following through a year of touring, the single debuted at No.1 on the Soul/RnB charts and No.6 on the Irish Charts. As well as currently being featured on playlists RTE radio1, RTE 2fm, and Today fm.

Nile St. James will be touring Ireland from NOV-DEC along with a six piece band The Vibes.

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Dec
1
8:00 PM20:00

Pearl Jem

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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
8:00 PM20:00

Brian Deady

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Brian Deady had been something of a well kept secret at home in Ireland until his song Clap Both My Hands became one of the most played Irish songs of 2016 and reached No.1 in the Spotify UK Viral charts . The new single 'Say When' conjures up strong gospel influences, at times the Irishman sounds more like he was raised in the Deep South than as one of 10 kids in Cork. His rich, soulful voice comes with a contemporary R&B edge. Deady is currently working on a new album due out in early 2018.

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Dec
2
8:00 PM20:00

Emma Langford

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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
2
9:00 PM21:00

Seoda Shows proudly presents Paddy Hanna

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Since the release of his debut solo album Leafy Stiletto in 2014, Paddy Hanna has amassed a cult following at home and abroad as a purveyor of oddball melancholic pop music. 
Formally of Grand Pocket Orchestra and No Monster Club, Hanna’s debut steered away from his anarchic roots and veered more towards the classic songwriting of the 1970s. through his own veil of disillusionment and sorrow, Stiletto was met with high praise, leading Irish Times reviewer Lauren Murphy to proclaim it “an inspiring debut”

Word of mouth would eventually garner the attention of Conor Cusack, owner of Trout Records, who, in 2015 released a run of singles with Hanna, including Austria, Underprotected and Camaraderie. The tracks cemented his reputation, with Ian Lamont of Totally Dublin calling him “one of Irelands finest songwriters”, They would also break through to the U.K, where he was praised by Q, NME, Clash to name but a few.

2018 will see the release of Hanna’s sophomore album, produced by His new collaborator Daniel Fox. Following on from the Scott Walker Esc pomp of Austria and Underprotected, Fox has added a whole new orchestral element to his music, along with contributions from members of Girl Band, Saint Sister, Tandem Felix, Cian Nugent and the Cosmos and the Trinity Orchestra.

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Lankum(Formerly Lynched)
Dec
7
8:00 PM20:00

Lankum(Formerly Lynched)

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Lankum are a four-piece traditional folk group from Dublin, Ireland, who combine distinctive vocal harmonies with arrangements of uilleann pipes, whistles, concertina, accordion, fiddle and guitar. Their repertoire spans humorous Dublin music-hall ditties and street-songs, classic ballads from the Traveller tradition, traditional Irish and American dance tunes alongside their own original material. 

Having spent the last number of years performing as ‘Lynched’, the band decided that they would no longer continue with the name and their new band name comes from the ballad ‘False Lankum’, as sung by the Irish Traveller John Reilly Jr.
The band was originally formed as an experimental-psychedelic-folk-punk-duo by brothers Ian and Daragh Lynch in the early 2,000’s, and has since progressed through a number of incarnations.
As their interest in traditional music and song grew, the brothers began to attend sessions around Dublin, where they formed friendships with Cormac Mac Diarmada and Radie Peat, amongst a whole host of impressive young musicians. When Ian began work in the Irish Traditional Music Archive, after completing a folklore masters, he had the rare opportunity to record in the ITMA studio with friend, colleague and in-house technician Danny Diamond, whenever a spare evening presented itself, so he and Daragh asked Cormac and Radie to provide some backing vocals and instrumentation on “one or two songs”. 

Their debut album ‘Cold Old Fire’ was released in 2014, and although fundamentally an album of traditional Irish song, heavily influenced by Irish legends such as Frank Harte, Planxty and The Dubliners Official, subtle traces of the group’s collective influences can be detected, from American old-timey music, ambient techno and psychedelic folk, to black metal, punk and rock n’ roll. 'Cold Old Fire' achieved enormous success in the UK folk charts in the wake of the bands first live TV performance on BBC’s Later with Jools Holland. Since then Lankum have gone on to play some of the major fesitvals in Europe and the UK. 

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Dec
7
8:00 PM20:00

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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Dec
8
8:00 PM20:00

Ryan Sheridan and Ronan Nolan

Tickets on sale October 6th at 9am

Tickets on sale October 6th at 9am

Ryan Sheridan & Ronan Nolan are an energetic acoustic duo from Dublin, Ireland. The two first played together in a four-piece band as a part of Sheridan’s solo career. However, after playing numerous acoustic sets together, it all started to make sense; they were meant to be an acoustic duo.

Sheridan, a native of Monaghan, Ireland, started his stage career at age 15 as a performer touring with the acclaimed Riverdance: The Show. In 2001, the show moved to Broadway. As a 19-year-old in New York City, Sheridan began to write songs and perform them in cafes, pubs, and clubs. After playing with several different bands, he eventually returned to Dublin, where he became a street musician and began working on what would become his trademark sound. In 2011, he started to be recognized for his work. He went on to become a platinum-selling artist with sold-out tours in Ireland and mainland Europe.

Nolan, a native of Tullamore, Ireland, started playing drums when he was 14. His drumming style is influenced by bands such as Metallica, Korn, and Pantera. A sought-after session musician, Nolan has played in Asia, the Americas, and Europe.

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King Kong Company
Dec
8
9:00 PM21:00

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
8:00 PM20:00

Paddy Casey

Tickets €20 ( plus booking fee) on sale September 29th at 9am

Tickets 20 ( plus booking fee) on sale September 29th at 9am

  • Paddy Casey has been the forefront of the the Irish music scene since his debut album Amen (So Be It) in 1999, while his second release Living became the biggest seller in Ireland out-selling U2.
  • In more recent times Paddy has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with that very band on their Vertigo Tour, he has had a week long sold out residencies in Dublin’s prestigious Olympia Theatre and RDS. He has even been invited onto and performed on the Hit American CBS Chat Show ” The Late Show” with David Letterman.
  • After a five year hiatus, Paddy Casey returns with his fourth album The Secret Life Of on November 9th. It was recorded, produced and mixed at home in Paddy’s kitchen by Paddy and Pat Donne. Pat worked on the first album Amen (So Be It), as well as on the demos for all the other albums.
  • Paddy finished touring his third album Addicted To Company in mid 2009 and decided then that it was time to make an album on his own, without a label. He wanted to let the songs come naturally, but found that, almost immediately, they came along in droves. So he began recording them all over the next few years, and in the last 6 months he chose the 11 tracks that make up.
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Dec
9
8:00 PM20:00

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
8:00 PM20:00

JOSH RITTER and The Royal City Band SOLD OUT

SOLD OUT

SOLD OUT

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
10
9:00 PM21:00

whenyoung proudly presented by Seoda Shows

ON SALE MONDAY 13th of November at 9am

ON SALE MONDAY 13th of November at 9am

“Matching raw, punk-edged production to some fantastic pop hooks” Clash

“Bold and beautiful, we genuinely can’t get enough.” Wonderland

Following a triumphant Autumn supporting Superfood on their UK tour, Whenyoung are pleased to announce a set of Irish shows in December taking place in Belfast, Dublin, and their native home of Limerick. The shows will follow their London dates, which include a headline show at Mascara Bar on 7th December. Whenyoung’s single Actor is out now on all digital streaming platforms via Hate Hate Hate Records (Fat White Family, The Wytches, Theo Verney).

With their successful history of releasing punk pop bangers, it seems fitting that Hate Hate Hate have returned from their hiatus to release Actor. Complete with jagged, infectious guitar paired and lyrics that will break your heart, the track encapsulates youthful abandon at its raw best. Produced by Chris Hayden (Florence & The Machine). 

Whenyoung are Aoife Power (Vocals/ Bass), Niall Burns (Guitar), Andrew Flood (Drums). Their story started in Limerick ... three underage teenagers met for the first time after sneaking into Costello’s Tavern: the only bar in town that floated their musical tastes. After bonding over cheap vodka and the sound of The Velvet Underground, they began playing music together and moved to Dublin to seek some big city excitement. Developing their sound, still with a DIY approach, the band moved to London and last year became Whenyoung.

On stage, Whenyoung perform a dizzying rock show where Aoife’s dreamy, heart-in-the-mouth vocals fizzle between swigs of Guinness and infectious guitar riffs. Their manager Mairead says: “When I see this band live it ignites that thing inside that makes me fall in love and wanna wrestle my way to the front of the gig”, and the band have also been championed by Felix White (The Maccabees). Aoife mesmerises on stage, and critics have compared her to “Suzi Quatro in her heyday, bashing out throbbing bass lines”.

The band’s passions pulse through the veins of Whenyoung and their influences could almost be picked from a collage page in a retro zine; charity shops and DIY fashion, the style of Marlon Brando, Richard Hell and Georgia O’Keefe, films by Jim Jarmusch, Jean Luc Godard, and Eric Rohmer, books by Hemingway, Paul Auster and Patti Smith, as well as musical heroes like Brian Eno, The Smiths and The Cure. The band start their live show to a hypnotic recording of Patti Smith chanting "WHEN YOUNG", taken from the documentary Dream of Life.

In keeping with their punk spirit, Whenyoung custom decorate their own merchandise in collaboration with brand du-jour Itchy Scratchy PatchyGirl on a Motorcycle-esque boiler suits in De Stijl artistic movement red, yellow and blue- going one step beyond the standard band logo t-shirt “A boiler suit shows much more of a commitment” says Niall. Whenyoung represent a mood, a spirit, a feeling, where anything feels possible no matter what. 

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Dec
11
7:00 PM19:00

Christmas With Judy Supperclub Special

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Have a night of Festive fun and Yuletide cheer with the fantastic Judy O'Connor Supperclub Special.Ticket price includes Christmas Dinner. Judy is accompanied by the wonderful Aiden Boland on Piano

Judy has a long standing career in musical theater, dancing and singing.

A founder member of Jasmic Dancers, she regularly performed in the late Eamon O’Connor’s Christmas shows. From there she traveled extensively with the internationally renowned group ‘Up With People’. Having performed all over the world she went on to become a professional dance tutor within the organisation.

On returning to Limerick, Judy became involved in many musicals with ‘Le Groupe’ and Cecilians playing lead roles in ‘Sweet Charity’, ‘Pajama Game’, ‘Show Boat’, ‘Mack ‘N Mabel’, ‘Anything Goes’ and ‘Cabaret’ but to name a few.

Judy has won 2 A.I.M.S awards for Best Comedienne in ‘Hot Mikado and Best Supporting Actress in ‘Copacabana’ with ‘Limerick Musical Society’.

As well as being involved in musicals, Judy was a member of the Granary Players for several years and won a Joint Actress Award for the play ‘Shakers’ on the 3 Act Festival Circuit.

Judy is currently entertaining audiences at Dolan’s bi-monthly ‘SUPPERCLUBS’ which concludes each year with her ‘CHRISTMAS WITH JUDY’ supperclub specials.

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Dec
12
7:00 PM19:00

Christmas with Judy Supperclub special guest Denise Broderick

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 Have a night of Festive fun and Yuletide cheer with the fantastic Judy O'Connor Supperclub Special.Ticket price includes Christmas Dinner. Judy is accompanied by the wonderful Aiden Boland on Piano

Judy has a long standing career in musical theater, dancing and singing.

A founder member of Jasmic Dancers, she regularly performed in the late Eamon O’Connor’s Christmas shows. From there she traveled extensively with the internationally renowned group ‘Up With People’. Having performed all over the world she went on to become a professional dance tutor within the organisation.

On returning to Limerick, Judy became involved in many musicals with ‘Le Groupe’ and Cecilians playing lead roles in ‘Sweet Charity’, ‘Pajama Game’, ‘Show Boat’, ‘Mack ‘N Mabel’, ‘Anything Goes’ and ‘Cabaret’ but to name a few.

Judy has won 2 A.I.M.S awards for Best Comedienne in ‘Hot Mikado and Best Supporting Actress in ‘Copacabana’ with ‘Limerick Musical Society’.

As well as being involved in musicals, Judy was a member of the Granary Players for several years and won a Joint Actress Award for the play ‘Shakers’ on the 3 Act Festival Circuit.

Judy is currently entertaining audiences at Dolan’s bi-monthly ‘SUPPERCLUBS’ which concludes each year with her ‘CHRISTMAS WITH JUDY’ supperclub specials.

Denise Broderick

DENISE BRODERICK

Denise has been associated with musical theatre in the Mid-West for almost twenty years with many local theatre groups. She studied voice with the amazing Marie Walsh and has performed leading roles with L.M.S. – Jesus Christ Superstar, Chess, Copacabana, Westside Story, The Hot Mikado, with S.M.S – Little Shops of Horrors, Guys and Dolls, Children of Eden and Seussical the Musical, with C.M.S. – Camelot, Guys and Dolls, with Ballenby Productions – Broadway Baby, with Barespace Theatre Company -Into the Woods, Music Theatre West – A West End and Broadway Tour, The David Friedman Songbook, Centrestage Panto – Down to the Woods, Snow White.com, Beauty and the Beast, Muse Productions – Abelard and Heloise and many, many concerts from the Helix to UCH to Glór to the Belltable and returning here tonight to Dolans. Denise has had a long standing “musical friendship” with Judy and they have performed together on numerous occasions. “I am delighted to be sharing the stage with my dear friend at my favourite time of the year”.   

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Dec
15
8:00 PM20:00

Seoda Shows Proudly Presents Fox Jaw

Tickets on sale at 10am Thursday. 

Tickets on sale at 10am Thursday. 

Fox Jaw take a break from their songwriting year, to release 'Heel to Toe', a stand alone Winter-infused single, accompanied by a unique hometown show they call: 'Ivory, Wine & Song'. Crooning takes over from amplification, electric guitars are replaced by acoustics and frontman Ronan Mitchell takes a seat behind the piano to play a very different kind of Fox Jaw set, along with a rare collection of Christmas classics

With over 300 shows, 9 Singles, 5 Vinyls Releases, 2 Albums, 2 EPs, 1 Live Album, countless festival appearances, TV appearances, Magazine Covers, Music Video Awards, Album Of The Year Awards, and only one flat tyre … Fox Jaw have been bringing their signature brand of rock and roll to audiences across Europe & North America for the last 11 years.

Described as ‘a modern band with an old soul’, they have a swaggering trend-shaking growl, but always keeping it sweet and melodic with an honest collection of dark pop songs. Praised as “True hidden gems” (state.ie). 2016 saw the band release their 'Black Light Vignette' EP featuring brooding rock & roll floor fillers ‘Do You Want It All?‘ & ‘Hit It Off’, along with the cinematic soundscapes of 'Weakness' and 'Hide & Creep', garnering airplay across the US by over 40 college radio stations. 2014 proved to be their most successful year to date with the release of their 2nd album ‘Ghost’s Parade’, raising many eyebrows in the music industry ‘Ghost’s Parade’ is an album in full sonic technicolor, verifying the bands ability & love for a plethora of genres, above and beyond the pigeon holes many set for them.

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

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

Quotes:

“Majestic full-band rock with a distinct Irish touch.” – Nialler9 (IRL)

"They’ve carved out a sound that stays away from anything else that’s around right now." - Dan Hegarty / 2FM (IRL)

"A feast for the ears. Dark, moody & slightly schizophrenic... An exciting sound that's unquestionably their own." - Hotpress (IRL)

"One listen to Fox Jaw's second album and it's impossible to figure out what genre they fall under ... Therein lies the beauty of the Limerick quintet ... Such inconsistency should be catastrophic, but Fox Jaw triumphantly embrace their weirdness" - The Irish Times (IRL)

"A jaw-dropping album release ... One of the finest Irish rock albums of the year" - The Irish Daily Mirror (IRL)

"(Ghost's Parade) showcases solid songwriting along with enough originality that puts them on the cusp of breaking ... The thing that attracted me to Fox Jaw was that they were able to produce accessible rock songs that feel familiar while simultaneously finding their own signature sound ... Highly recommended." - The Equal Ground (USA)

"Few bands can be both a winter and a summer but Limerick-based Fox Jaw manage to do just that. Their roots are planted firmly in soul music but with a healthy sprinkling of lighter, melodic beats … they make damn fine dark-pop songs!" - Chasseur Magazine (IRL)

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Dec
15
8:00 PM20:00

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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Dec
15
9:00 PM21:00

The Alvin Purple Experience Christmas Party

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The Alvin Purple Experience Christmas Party (Part II)

After ten years in the wilderness GlamRockers, The Alvin Purple Experience are back in business bringing their Welcome Back Tour worldwide. The Alvin Purple Experience will return to Dolan's on Friday (Dec 15th)

Alvin “Love-God” Purple is super excited to get  the party season started with all your favourite 1970s classic Glam Rock Christmas hits; ‘I Wish it Could be Christmas Everyday’ from Wizzard, ‘Merry Christmas’ from Slade and Mud’s ‘Lonely This Christmas’ and more Big Surprises."

Alvin says, "Hugs and sloppy kisses to everyone from the Purple Posse who gave an incredible show of support last year.  Great to see everyone still up for the greatest show in town, especially touched by those who wore the extra tight Alvin Purple t-shirts.

“Would lurve to see you all AGAIN for the The Alvin Purple Experience Christmas Party on Friday December 15.”
 

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Dec
16
7:30 PM19:30

Aslan

Ticket On Sale October 6th at 9am

Ticket On Sale October 6th at 9am

Aslan return to Live At The Big Top on December 16th.

With the success of Aslan's tour "Made In Dublin Revisited" with sold out gigs at Live At The Big Top, Vicar Street, The Olympia and The Iveagh Gardens, Aslan and Aiken promotions are pleased to announce a gigs at Live At The Big Top this December 9th. To tie in with this gig, ASLAN will be releasing the "Made In Dublin" album on vinyl on Friday 13th October.

Aslan also feature on the CD "As SEEN ON THE LATE LATE SHOW along side artists such as U2, ED SHEERAN and HOZIER to name a few. All proceeds from this album will go to the Vincent De Paul and is in all good shops NOW. This is Aslan,s 1st time playing at The Big Top and the band are looking forward to a very special night. Lead singer Christy Dignam has said " Aslan have been playing in Dolans for years and we are looking forward to seeing all our friends from there at our gig in The Big Top"

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Dec
16
7:30 PM19:30

Damien Dempsey

On Sale Friday Oct 20th at 9am

On Sale Friday Oct 20th at 9am

The phenomenal force that is Damien Dempsey has announced that he is to tour his release a brand new studio album  ‘Soulsun’ around Ireland this December. Produced by John Reynolds and featuring duets with Dido and Imelda May the album is without doubt Damien's most exciting work to date.

Damien has had a hectic schedule of global touring to promote the record in recent months which has seen him play in Ireland, the UK, USA , Australia and Europe. The tour will feature Damien's full live band playing tracks from the new album along with classic cuts from his back catalogue, a rock and roll show for sure!

Says Dempsey "Feeling very grateful and lucky to still be writing and playing music to growing audiences who don't forget me even when i disappear for a while. I can’t wait to bring these new songs of hope and redemption to people around the world this year, it's time to lift some hearts”

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Dec
16
9:00 PM21:00

Feile na Carthanas

Tickets €8 or €10 on the door

Tickets €8 or €10 on the door

DIY LK presents the first annual Feile Na Carthanas in aid of Limerick Suicide Watch. The music collective which has taken the city by storm will finish out the year in a night of celebration of loud, creative music from Limerick city, all in the name of an important local charity. The line up features Anna's Anchor (Full Band) who are just back from a tour of the States, Cruiser who just released their debut album and Van Panther, electro indie dynamites!

 

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Dec
17
8:00 PM20:00

HamsandwicH

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“Bodies” is the first new music released by HamsandwicH in over two years since the band’s 3rd album “Stories From The Surface” debuted straight in at the number 1 spot in the Album chart (Ireland) back in April 2015. The band are currently writing and recording their 4th album which is set for release in 2018 with “Bodies” offering the first glimpse of their much anticipated return.

HamsandwicH will be touring Ireland throughout December performing new music as well as the old favourites.

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Seoda Shows Presents Talos
Dec
20
9:00 PM21:00

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
9:00 PM21:00

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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Dec
22
8:00 PM20:00

Brad Pitt Light Orchestra

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Spending a lot of 2017 in the recording studio, The Brad Pitt Light Orchestra return to Dolans for the annual Christmas gig on Friday December 22nd ahead of releasing new material in 2018 as well as unveiling a new show.

Fronted by Limerick Blake siblings Ann, David and James with Aussie Jamie O'Neill and Galwegian Tom Howley in tow, you can expect a night of marvellous music and entertainment. Offering their now, much loved, mixture of Christmas cheer, humour, dark wit and soul soaring melodies The Brad Pitt Light Orchestra promise a night to remember.

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Dec
22
9:00 PM21:00

Boogie Wonderland

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A Christmas Cracker night when ‘Boogie Wonderland’ returns to Dolans Friday 22nd December.

It’s back again- Boogie Wonderland- dedicated to fans of Fernando’s and Tropics which were the two iconic Disco Clubs in Limerick during the 70s, 80s, and 90s. The legendary night returns to Dolan’s for a Christmas Cracker on Friday 22nd December.

The show is headed by legendary ex 2FM DJ and the former resident jock at both clubs Micky Mac, who will be joined on the decks by some of Limerick’s best known DJ’s,  including Nicky Woulfe who celebrates 40 years in the music business this year and Live 95FM’s  JP Dillon.

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Dec
23
7:30 PM19:30

Crooning at Christmas with Liam O'Brien

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Liam O’Brien’s yuletide celebration of the swing era, Crooning at Christmas is one of Limerick's favourite nights out during the city's festive season.

Now an annual sell out at Dolan's Warehouse, he celebrates the show's thirteenth year in Limerick on Saturday December 23rd - with advance booking essential.

The former Emmerdale star and renowned singer and actor pours his heart and considerable talents into the much-loved show each year, enlisting a superb supporting cast to aid him.

Liam is one of Ireland's leading exponents of the classic crooning style - inspired by his West End leading role playing Dean Martin in "The Rat Pack - Live from Las Vegas" which toured the UK, Europe and right across America.

He regularly performs across Ireland with his own Million Dollar Swing Band and various Big Bands in the UK. He has sung at the prestigious Roundhouse in London and a packed to the rafters Royal Albert Hall for ‘Carols with the Stars’.

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

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

Promoting experienced and new talent every year since 2004, Liam is supported by Nigel Dugdale, Dora Gola and Emma Langford for this year's concert.

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

Doors are 8pm - with show starting 830pm sharp on Saturday December 23rd.

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Dec
27
7:00 PM19:00

Rubberbandits

Rubberbandits Dolans December 27th Limerick

Tickets go on sale this Friday at 9am! 

We are the Rubberbandits from Limerick in Ireland. We wear plastic bags on our heads. If you would like greater detail then ask somebody else or look us up on Wikipedia.
We create and perform art in the Gascuntism style. 

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Mick Flannery
Dec
28
8:00 PM20:00

Mick Flannery

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“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”.

Tickets are 25 Euro and available on Friday the 9th of September

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Dec
28
9:00 PM21:00

Manchester Night with These Charming Men

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Formed in 1995, These Charming Men are well known as being the premier Smiths and Morrissey tribute act around.

These Charming Men have toured extensively from Europe, to the USA and Japan, where they replaced Morrissey at the Fuji Rock Festival after he pulled out. Yes, they are that good.

If you want a realistic and faithful representation of the spirit and music of the Smiths or Morrissey, These Charming Men are your only option

Accept no (other) substitutes!

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Dec
28
9:00 PM21:00

Seoda Shows presents Bitch Falcon

Tickets on Sale 22nd of November at 10am. 

Tickets on Sale 22nd of November at 10am. 

Three years on from an initial explosive emergence, the Dublin-based three-piece haven’t so much discovered their voice as relentlessly refined it. If anything, they relish in sharp declarations, their signature sound always moving forward even when throwing a nod to the past.

The aesthetic is raw, even a touch frenzied, yet the chaos is controlled in a ferocious through line that harnesses the strongest elements of rock, grunge, metal, hardcore and melodic electro-pop. Through it all, BITCH FALCON make this busy mix sing in a distinctive, once-heard-not-forgotten voice. 

Pulsating tracks like ‘Wolfstooth’, ‘Syncope’, ‘TMJ’ and ‘Clutch’ speak to a band unwilling to sit still and stay quiet. These are songs of punch, grit and verve. Up close and personal, they make an even greater impact as the band’s deserved reputation as one of Ireland’s most engaging live prospects comes to the fore.

In their short time together, the trio have shared the stage with the likes of FUCKED UP, TORCHE, GIRL BAND, THE ZZZ’s, GLEN HANSARD, NO SPILL BLOOD and LES BUTCHERETTES, unapologetically stealing the spotlight at every turn. 
By the end of 2017, BITCH FALCON will have packed rooms in Toronto and Montreal for Canadian Music Week and POP, released 3 singles, played numerous shows in the UK and featured in festivals like Electric Picnic, Other Voices, Castlepalooza, Sea Sessions and completed two headline Irish tours. 

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The Riptide Movement
Dec
29
8:00 PM20:00

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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Dec
29
8:00 PM20:00

The Kilkennys

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The Kilkennys Release New Single & Video ‘Homeland’

Ireland’s finest balladeers release new single ‘Homeland’ Featuring Arís Celebration Choir

An all Kilkenny production, The Kilkennys release ‘Homeland’ a song written by legendary singer songwriter Mick Hanly who lives in Kilkenny and featuring Ireland’s best loved choir Arís Celebration Choir (formerly known as Kilkenny Presentation School Choir – who reached 2016 Britain’s Got Talent semi-final). The Kilkennys have distinguished their sound with an arsenal of instruments and harmonies. The single release comes ahead of The Kilkennys trip to India in September and their extensive tour in Germany and Holland throughout October and November 2017. The single is also set to feature on The Kilkennys forthcoming album due for release next year. “Everyone has a Homeland, we have played the song while on tour in Europe, and it really resonates with the crowd, as it does with us. We’ve added a 12-piece string orchestra and the Arís Choir to the track, which we could not be happier with, it really gives justice to this cherished song. Working with Veronica McCann and the Choir has been an unforgettable experience.” Davey Cashin (The Kilkennys) The music video for ‘Homeland’ was shot over 3 days in Kilkenny City and County. It showcases The Kilkennys alongside Arís Celebration Choir in their beloved home county, and draws the authentic atmosphere of Ballykeeffe Amphitheatre situated in the quaint Kilkenny countryside. .

The Kilkennys Release New Single & Video ‘Homeland’

Ireland’s finest balladeers release new single ‘Homeland’ Featuring Arís Celebration Choir

An all Kilkenny production, The Kilkennys release ‘Homeland’ a song written by legendary singer songwriter Mick Hanly who lives in Kilkenny and featuring Ireland’s best loved choir Arís Celebration Choir (formerly known as Kilkenny Presentation School Choir – who reached 2016 Britain’s Got Talent semi-final). The Kilkennys have distinguished their sound with an arsenal of instruments and harmonies. The single release comes ahead of The Kilkennys trip to India in September and their extensive tour in Germany and Holland throughout October and November 2017. The single is also set to feature on The Kilkennys forthcoming album due for release next year. “Everyone has a Homeland, we have played the song while on tour in Europe, and it really resonates with the crowd, as it does with us. We’ve added a 12-piece string orchestra and the Arís Choir to the track, which we could not be happier with, it really gives justice to this cherished song. Working with Veronica McCann and the Choir has been an unforgettable experience.” Davey Cashin (The Kilkennys) The music video for ‘Homeland’ was shot over 3 days in Kilkenny City and County. It showcases The Kilkennys alongside Arís Celebration Choir in their beloved home county, and draws the authentic atmosphere of Ballykeeffe Amphitheatre situated in the quaint Kilkenny countryside. .

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Dec
30
8:00 PM20:00

Sharon Shannon and Mundy

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To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Galway Girl being the number 1 download track of 2007, Sharon Shannon and band with special guest Mundy are doing a limited amount of shows together during the Christmas period. Shannon, whose latest album Sacred Earth was released to critical acclaim this year along with Mundy,High Kings, Frances Black and Paddy Moloney of the Chieftains appeared on a Ray Darcy show special in early November.

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Dec
30
8:00 PM20:00

The 4 Of Us

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The 4 Of Us have been a steadfast part of Irish music history for over a quarter of a century. Formed and fronted by Newry-born brothers Brendan and Declan Murphy, they have developed a unique musical identity, which has produced original and award-winning recordings, as well as a large and loyal fan base. To date, they have notched up an enviable catalogue of timeless songs, including six top 20 Irish charting albums. Their music has also been featured extensively on American, UK, and Irish TV soundtracks. Sugar Island, their latest album, explores the brothers’ early years growing up in Northern Ireland; musically, it focuses on the trademark interplay of their acoustic guitars. This concert will see the brothers in an up-tempo acoustic setting – expect some beautiful songs, stunning interplay and great stories from the road.

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Dec
31
to Jan 1

Kíla

On Sale Friday Nov 3rd at 9am

On Sale Friday Nov 3rd at 9am

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From the mardi-gras excitement of ten thousand people at the Rio Loco Festival in Toulouse to two hundred people at the Bloomsday celebrations in Tinahely’s Courthouse, Kíla have been bringing their ‘energetic, creative and wildly exuberant music (France’s Trad Mag) to summer festivals all around Europe.

Kíla are still riding high on the success of last year’s album release Suas Síos (which is due to be released in Australia very soon) and their remarkable writing of music for Cartoon Saloon’s Oscar nominated films The Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea and the Emmy nominated documentary Ireland’s Secret River.


Kíla are no strangers to the heady heights of the music world having produced 10 critically
acclaimed studio albums since their first one - the quirky named Handel’s Fantasy set ears
twitching some twenty years ago. In 2008 they recorded the song ‘The Ballad of Ronnie Drew’ with U2, The Dubliners, Glen Hansard and a host of other artists. The song spent two weeks on top of the Irish Charts and was later included on a U2.com-only album of collaborations that U2 recorded with other artists – Duals (2012).

When not wowing audiences around Europe’s festival circuit Kíla have teamed up again with Cartoon Saloon for a remarkable exploration of Irish music. Working with 12 different singers Kíla are producing 12 songs (original and traditional) for which 12 different directors will animate 12 videos! Singers already recorded include Lisa Hannigan, Mundy, Mary Coughlan and John Spillane. The other singers chosen from wildly different fields will include a number of Surprises!

‘Softly spoken off stage and complete lunatics on it, Kila have torn up the
rulebook with their wantonly eclectic mix of styles, Brilliant!’- Hot Press
(Latest Album) Suas Síos ratings - 9/10 Hot Press, 4/5 Irish Times, 4/5 The Independent

“Whatever it is... this is it. Kíla are right there at the cusp of it...
Somehow you get the feeling they lit the fuse for the big bang.”
Bono
"One of the most beautifully euphoric live experiences"
BBC World Review
"All the wonderful, shamanistic energy of the amazing Kíla'.
Neil Jordan, Film Director
“It's a James Joyce ballet, an astonishing composition of light, movement and
sound.”
Pat McCabe, Writer
“Kíla are an unstoppable force of nature.”
Kevin Godley, Musician, Film & Video Director The Police, Peter Gabriel, U2

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Jan
6
9:00 PM21:00

The Hunks of Desire Show - Womens' Little Christmas

Ticket on sale November 18th at 10pm

Ticket on sale November 18th at 10pm

Women's Little Christmas Celebrations

Women's Little Christmas is an Ancient Irish tradition. A Ladies Only celebration, it is still alive and kicking in Munster. Every 6th of January this event calls for a night of partying and a few "refreshments". The Ladies can let their hair down and relax after the madness of Christmas period.  On the other hand this is also a great night for the hardworking girls in the retail and hospitality industry to have a ladies only Christmas Party. Hen nights are also a welcome addition to this traditional Ladies’ Night. 

The Hunks of Desire Show

Imagine a show where the energy of a Male Stripper Show meets the dancing extravaganza of a Cabaret. Add a Full Monty Show as the cherry on the pie.

Meet The Hunks of Desire. 

The Hunks of Desire are male strippers, seasoned performers and Ladies Nights' connoisseurs. So it is no surprise that the Women's Little Christmas has always been a show night for them. Stunning men with bodies sculpted through sweat and tears in gyms and dance studios they will perform in Limerick to honour Women's Little Christmas and the Ladies of Limerick. Watch the Hunks as they transform into brave Firemen, stern NYPD Policemen and “sensitive” Builders. Real uniforms, real men and a display of dance acrobatics are on the menu for the night.

Following the success of Women's Little Christmas in the Bodega in Cork last year and their Charity Shows in Midleton, Newcastle West and Monaghan, Limerick is where they start their 2018 tour. And there is no better place to showcase their talent than Dolan's Warehouse

Ladies of Limerick, The Hunks invite you to an unforgettable night of dance, music, naughtiness ....guaranteed to increase your heartbeat rates to unsafe levels.

This sensual Full Monty Show will come alive on the 6th of January 2018, Dolan's Warehouse, Dock Road, Limerick.

Mark the date! It's a date. 

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Jan
18
7:30 PM19:30

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
7:30 PM19:30

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
8:00 PM20:00

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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Feb
2
to Feb 3

Bad Reputation presents Destroyer 666

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Bad Reputation presents Destroyer 666 (Australia) for the first time ever in Limerick. Touring in the back if their globally acclaimed album Wildfire these Aussie titans are filling venues the world over. For fans of Motorhead, Venom, Morbid Angel, Celtic Frost. Death Metal has never been so good, not to be missed.

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Feb
8
7:30 PM19:30

CHRIS KENT

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On Sale Friday October 13th at 9am

Chris Kent - Moving On

Cork comedian Chris Kent presents his 5th solo show, Moving On. Returning with his charming and surreal style, Chris has a new perspective on life. Having moved to the UK and recently becoming a dad for the first time, adult life is leaving him more confused than ever...

 

‘Original hilarious material...Among the best acts I’ve seen’ The Mirror *****

 Carefree, comedic bulls-eye’ The Dubliner Magazine

 ‘ Fresh and original material, extremely endearing performer’ Broadway Baby

 ‘A truly gifted storyteller with a deceptively naturalistic style’ Chortle

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Feb
23
8:00 PM20:00

The Lost Brothers

On sale Friday October 27th at 9am

On sale Friday October 27th at 9am

Reviews

"The new Lost Brothers album Halfway Towards A Healing is a stunning masterpiece ...A superior thing...there shall be babies made throughout the darkened planet via this music...hypnotic ..."holy **** this is good...the end." Howe Gelb

"The Lost Brothers deliver a cinematic view of a landscape that is completely their own. It's roots music, but not as we know it. With their new album "Halfway Towards A Healing", their vision has become more honed, a sharper picture of their world- their finest work to date." Nick Power (The Coral)

 "The Lost Brothers harmonies are to die for, as near as a duo have got to the mastery of The Everlys and The Louvin Brothers' tender close harmony singing that I've heard anywhere near these shores."- Richard Hawley

"The new songs reach out like fingers across a warm night to calm a troubled browBeing tested, and in turn inspired to do and be better, has made this The Lost Brothers’ best album to date. The sorting out of life’s minor irritations, engaging with life’s major upsets, breathing in and breathing out, dealing with sorrow and embracing happiness – the rich, sometimes frayed fabric of merely existing imbues Halfway Towards A Healing with a truth rarely expressed." Tony Clayton Lea

The Losties are easily one of the best bands of the last ten years.  Everything good I could say about Simon and Garfunkel or the Everly Brothers could also be applied to the Lost Brothers. There is a darkness in their music without having to play brutally. If we must have our asses handed to us by a better band, I want that band to be the Lost Brothers.'' Dan Sartain (Third Man Records)

"These two softly spoken travellers are pioneering a unique species of Gothic-Country Storytelling that at first seems soothing, but soon hits your heart like a harpoon." Drew McConnell (Babyshambles, Fionn Regan)

“What I love about The Lost Brothers is how their songs often seem quite placid on the surface. Then one realizes just how depth-charged they truly are.” Paul Muldoon (Pulitzer Prize Winner)

"An exhilarating live show...The ability to make a large space feel so very intimate. Lost Brothers make a lasting impact" -The Huffington Post

"Once in a while you hear voices that stop you in your tracks. The Lost Brothers are the real deal. They have the most beautiful harmonies around, and what sets them apart is that they have the songs to back it up."  - Willy Vlautin (Author, Richmond Fontaine, The Delines)

"The Lost Brothers sound like the ghost of Hank Williams whispering a secret to the Everly Brothers." The Irish Times

"Otherworldly...sounds like the spirit of Nick Drake flickering in the firelight...spellbinding ." NME 8/10

"The Lost Brothers are so vital. Amid a scene which cloaks itself in a veil of authenticity, the group actually walk it like they talk it." Clash

"It's the dovetailing of the two voices that makes this special....compelling..." -The Guardian

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Feb
24
7:30 PM19:30

Kevin Barry and Blindboy Boatclub

Blindboy Kevin Barry Literary Festival February 24th

Limerick Literary Festival in honour of Kate O'Brien and Limerick Spring present Kevin Barry and Blindboy Boatclub for an evening of readings and conversations in Dolans Warehouse. 

Blindboy Boatclub is Ireland's foremost satirist and most original comic voice. As one half of the Rubberbandits, pioneers of the aesthetic movement 'Gas C*ntism', he has released numerous hit singles, represented Ireland a the Venice Biennale, headlined the Globe theatre and garnered critical acclaim from all corners of the theatre and comedy worlds. Hit singles include 'Horse Outside' and 'Spastic Hawk' and popular television shows include The Rubberbanits' Guide and the Almost Impossible Game Show. Blindboy also campaigns in support of a variety of social issues, including male mental health. 

Kevin Barry is the author of the novels Beatlebone and City Of Bohane and the story collections Dark Lies The Island and There Are Little Kingdoms. His awards include the IMPAC Dublin City Literary Award, the Goldsmith’s Prize, the Sunday Times EFG Short Story Prize and the European Union Prize for Literature. His stories have appeared in the New Yorker and Granta and many other journals. His work has been translated into 16 languages. He also writes screenplays, plays and radio plays. His play Autumn Royal tours in 2018, while his first feature film, Dark Lies The Island, is also due out.  He lives in County Sligo.

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Mar
2
7:00 PM19:00

The Stranglers

The Stranglers with Therapy Live At The Big Top Limerick on March 2nd 2018

Tickets ON SALE OCtober 20th at 9am

THE STRANGLERS

The definative tour with special guest THERAPY?

The Stranglers will be hitting the road again in March 2018, this time with The Definitive
Tour.
With the vast catalogue of material that the Stranglers have in their recorded arsenal, it is
never easy to decide exactly which songs to bring together on record or perform live on tour but, in March 2018, the band will present their “Definitive” collection. The Definitive Tour is set to coincide with the planned re-release of their first seven albums (six studio and one live) originally issued on the UA and EMI/Liberty labels.
As always, audiences can expect to be swept up high on the wave of the Stranglers’
powerful sound during what is always an exhilarating live experience; pounding rhythms,
soaring melodies, quirky humour and thrillingly daring musicianship will come together again this March.
One of the UK’s most exciting, credible and influential British groups, the Stranglers are
riding high on the crest of a resurgent wave of popularity. They continue to thrive on the live circuit and their existing large and loyal fan base has swelled in recent years as new
converts join the ranks. With record-breaking, sell-out shows and festival appearances
throughout the UK and the rest of the world, public demand to hear and see the group has never been so high; true testament to their considerable musical talent and the enduring quality of their songs.
For the 2018 UK & Ireland tour, the Stranglers are also pleased to announce that Therapy? will be their special guests. One of the most uncompromising, creative and individualistic bands of their generation, Therapy? made a spectacular breakthrough in 1994 with their multi hit- spawning album, Troublegum, which clocked up a cool million sales worldwide. The group are expecting to release their 15 th album in early 2018 and have spent much of the past year persorming a series of critically-acclaimed acoustic dates.

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Mar
2
8:00 PM20:00

Wyvern Lingo

Wyvern Lingo live Upstairs at Dolans Limerick on March 2nd 2017

Wyvern Lingo keep on moving ahead of the pack with the release of ‘Out Of My Hands’, their most candid, politicized song to date. Karen from the band says:

“Out of My Hands” was inspired by a man I met in a pub, the night of the Home Sweet Home / Occupy Nama demonstration. He was completely cynical towards activism. I tried to get inside his head, that mistrust and negativity on the refugee crisis, homelessness in Ireland, and the Repeal the 8th movement.

As a wise old Irishman once said: The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” ‘Out Of My Hands’ challenges both apathy and skepticism, and asks some difficult questions about our daily engagement, both political and personal, with the world around us.

‘Out Of My Hands’ comes smokin’ hot on the trail of the stereotype challenging radio smash ‘I Love You, Sadie’, as Wyvern Lingo once again show themselves to be the sharp social commentators that you can get down and dance to.

“Shiver-inducingly cathartic use of harmony – in each song it hits you afresh how electrifying the human voice can be.” - Golden Plec.

“ A compelling combination of pop, rock and R ‘N’ B that exudes plenty of passion and intensity.” - Pure M

“ An exceptional all-round musical talent.” - Coup De Main

"Pop trio Wyvern Lingo’s deeply structured vocal harmonies and palpable blend of organic sounds and pop-sensibilities has identified the three-piece as a band on the ascendancy.” The Last Mixed Tape

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Mar
24
9:00 PM21:00

Lee 'Sratch' Perry

Tickets on sale Friday November 17th., 2017 at 9am

Tickets on sale Friday November 17th., 2017 at 9am

Regarded with awe throughout the music world Lee “Scratch” Perry holds status as one of the most enduring and original reggae producers and artists of all time. From his early days in Kingston Jamaica through to his production of some Wailers classics and lots more, Perry’s innovative style marks him out as one of Reggaes true originals. He’s worked with everyone form The Skatalites to The Clash and he can even be credited with pairing Peter Tosh with Bob Marley and The Wailers. 

 

Sometimes credited with the invention of DUB his groundbreaking use of sound effects, echo reverb and rewind added a new dimension to Reggae. With thumping Bass and a tight knit backing band his live shows contain Bass heavy versions of classics such as “War Ina Babylon” “Chase the Devil” and even a lively version of “Exodus”. At the grand old age of 81 Lee “the Upsetter” Perry is still going strong, still touring Europe and beyond.  Indeed he’s celebrating his 82nd birthday this time around. His Irish shows last year we’re all sell-outs this coming March should be no different. 

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All Tvvins
Mar
29
8:00 PM20:00

All Tvvins

Tickets on sale Oct 27th at 9am

Tickets on sale Oct 27th at 9am

It’s not uncommon for bands to begin with grand dreams of future success, but for every realised ambition there are dozens that don’t progress beyond the practice room floor. When Conor Adams and Lar Kaye formed All Tvvins, their shared goal was to headline Dublin’s 1600-capacity Olympia Theatre – and that was achieved when they sold-out the venue last autumn, just weeks after their debut album ‘IIVV’ crashed into the Irish album charts at #2.
“To achieve that in two years was pretty special and a real validation point,” beams Conor. “Our parents could go, ok, you do music in real life!”
That sense of self-deprecation is never too far away from either All Tvvin, but they’re not the kind of people to ruminate too heavily on the long and often immensely challenging journey to get where they are today. Instead, being shortlisted for Album of the Year at the Choice Music Prize earlier this year symbolically closed the ‘IIVV’ chapter of their career.
It was an era full of events that must’ve seemed a world away back when they set that initial goal. Along the way, they have toured Europe, played SXSW, shared stages with Arcade Fire, Foals and Pixies; performed at the 2FM Xmas Ball in front of 15,000 people; amassed over 10 million spotify streams; and Lar was introduced to The Edge of U2 fame, who was not only “very humble and a really nice dude” but already knew All Tvvins’ music.
After a minimal break (Lar went to Iceland for a week, Conor chucked all of his equipment into his kitchen to create a makeshift studio), the duo soon “turbo-boosted” their writing process. Whereas they previously painstakingly crafted each song together, they instead found themselves creating almost completed ideas individually before allowing the other partner to put their stamp on it.
It was a very natural process, given that they’d spent months in each other’s pocket. “It was just an intense time, wasn’t it?” asks Conor of his bandmate.
“Yeah, it got too much,” agrees Lar.
“But,” laughs Conor, “we never killed each other! This new method of separating and just meeting up once or twice a week had an absolutely different result.”
Most of the new tracks emerged on piano and synths before being fleshed out into a band dynamic. Inspired by a whole world of influences, Lar describes them as being “varied and extreme” and “emotionally charged”, while Conor notes that his interest in keys means that he has barely even picked up his bass in months.
The first new track to be introduced to the world was “Alone Together” featuring James Vincent McMorrow earlier in June and the follow up track is “Anything” which will be released on 22nd September with Irish & European Touring news to follow soon after.

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Apr
20
8:00 PM20:00

Little Hours

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LITTLE HOURS RELEASE NEW VIDEO TO COINCIDE WITH ANNOUNCEMENT OF FRESH IRISH TOUR DATES

Donegal’s Little Hours keep things cooking with the release of their new video for “Later On”, taken from their number 1 EP “Too Much Patience”.

The video was directed by Sean James Garland and shot in California, Nevada, Utah and Arizona. The latest offering from Little Hours comes along with the announcement of fresh Irish dates in Spring 2018, including their biggest headline show yet in the Button Factory in Dublin on March 23rd.

Led by vocalist / pianist John Doherty, Little Hours enjoyed a busy summer of festivals around Ireland, including playing Main Stage at Electric Picnic and were special guests of both Birdy and Rodrigo y Gabriela in the UK as well as playing a string of their own sold out headline shows across Ireland and the UK in October.

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May
25
7:30 PM19:30

Finbar Furey

Tickets on sale November 24th., at 9am

Tickets on sale November 24th., at 9am

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

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

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

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

 

 

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Jun
1
8:00 PM20:00

Don McLean

ON SALE OCTOBER 20TH 9AM

ON SALE OCTOBER 20TH 9AM

Legendary singer/songwriter, Don McLean, has amassed over 40 gold and platinum records world-wide and was inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame in 2004.
Forever associated with his classic hits “American Pie” and “Vincent” (Starry, Starry Night), Don McLean is the original American Troubadour.
Following two sell out performances in 2015, University Concert Hall is delighted to welcome Don McLean back to Limerick in June 2018!

Don McLean’s first album had been turned down by several labels because of his insistence on retaining his own publishing, but Tapestry ’70 was issued on Media Arts, soon taken over by UA; of the songs “And I Love You So” was covered by Perry Como for a Top 30 hit ’73, while his performance of “Empty Chairs” inspired “Killing Me Softly With His Song” (written by Norman Gimbel and Charles Fox) a Grammy winner and a huge hit for Roberta Flack ’73.

Second album American Pie ’71 incl. irresistibly catchy title track, said to have been inspired by the death of Buddy Holly, but also a sentimental song about America that could be embraced by everybody as the USA reeled from Vietnam and Watergate: the 8.5 minute track as a two-sided single was no.1 for seven weeks and even pulled the first LP into the charts.   “Vincent/Castles In The Air” from the same LP was a no. 12 hit and “Vincent” (no.1 in the UK) was being played daily in the entrance to the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam. The rest is music history….

In 2004 Don McLean was inaugurated into the National Academy of Popular Music Songwriters’ Hall of Fame. His award was presented by Garth Brooks who paid this tribute:  “Don McLean his work, like the man himself is very deep and very compassionate. His pop anthem American Pie is a cultural phenomenon, and people are still trying to decode it after 35 years! He wrote other great songs like, And I Love You So, If We Try, Wonderful Baby, Winterwood, and my personal favorite Empty Chairs, which just kills me as a fan and a songwriter.”

In 2011 Don performed on the Pyramid Stage at the Glastonbury Festival  (“The veteran singer-songwriter’s take on “American Pie” , with multiple extra choruses, was another heartwarming, communal high” – The Independent).

Also in 2012 Don was awarded the BBC Folk Music Lifetime Achievement Award.

Presented by Dolans.

Please note additional booking fees apply to this event.

Legendary singer/songwriter, Don McLean, has amassed over 40 gold and platinum records world-wide and was inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame in 2004.
Forever associated with his classic hits “American Pie” and “Vincent” (Starry, Starry Night), Don McLean is the original American Troubadour.
Following two sell out performances in 2015, University Concert Hall is delighted to welcome Don McLean back to Limerick in June 2018!

Don McLean’s first album had been turned down by several labels because of his insistence on retaining his own publishing, but Tapestry ’70 was issued on Media Arts, soon taken over by UA; of the songs “And I Love You So” was covered by Perry Como for a Top 30 hit ’73, while his performance of “Empty Chairs” inspired “Killing Me Softly With His Song” (written by Norman Gimbel and Charles Fox) a Grammy winner and a huge hit for Roberta Flack ’73.

Second album American Pie ’71 incl. irresistibly catchy title track, said to have been inspired by the death of Buddy Holly, but also a sentimental song about America that could be embraced by everybody as the USA reeled from Vietnam and Watergate: the 8.5 minute track as a two-sided single was no.1 for seven weeks and even pulled the first LP into the charts.   “Vincent/Castles In The Air” from the same LP was a no. 12 hit and “Vincent” (no.1 in the UK) was being played daily in the entrance to the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam. The rest is music history….

In 2004 Don McLean was inaugurated into the National Academy of Popular Music Songwriters’ Hall of Fame. His award was presented by Garth Brooks who paid this tribute:  “Don McLean his work, like the man himself is very deep and very compassionate. His pop anthem American Pie is a cultural phenomenon, and people are still trying to decode it after 35 years! He wrote other great songs like, And I Love You So, If We Try, Wonderful Baby, Winterwood, and my personal favorite Empty Chairs, which just kills me as a fan and a songwriter.”

In 2011 Don performed on the Pyramid Stage at the Glastonbury Festival  (“The veteran singer-songwriter’s take on “American Pie” , with multiple extra choruses, was another heartwarming, communal high” – The Independent).

Also in 2012 Don was awarded the BBC Folk Music Lifetime Achievement Award.

Presented by Dolans.

Please note additional booking fees apply to this event.

Legendary singer/songwriter, Don McLean, has amassed over 40 gold and platinum records world-wide and was inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame in 2004.
Forever associated with his classic hits “American Pie” and “Vincent” (Starry, Starry Night), Don McLean is the original American Troubadour.
Following two sell out performances in 2015, University Concert Hall is delighted to welcome Don McLean back to Limerick in June 2018!

Don McLean’s first album had been turned down by several labels because of his insistence on retaining his own publishing, but Tapestry ’70 was issued on Media Arts, soon taken over by UA; of the songs “And I Love You So” was covered by Perry Como for a Top 30 hit ’73, while his performance of “Empty Chairs” inspired “Killing Me Softly With His Song” (written by Norman Gimbel and Charles Fox) a Grammy winner and a huge hit for Roberta Flack ’73.

Second album American Pie ’71 incl. irresistibly catchy title track, said to have been inspired by the death of Buddy Holly, but also a sentimental song about America that could be embraced by everybody as the USA reeled from Vietnam and Watergate: the 8.5 minute track as a two-sided single was no.1 for seven weeks and even pulled the first LP into the charts.   “Vincent/Castles In The Air” from the same LP was a no. 12 hit and “Vincent” (no.1 in the UK) was being played daily in the entrance to the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam. The rest is music history….

In 2004 Don McLean was inaugurated into the National Academy of Popular Music Songwriters’ Hall of Fame. His award was presented by Garth Brooks who paid this tribute:  “Don McLean his work, like the man himself is very deep and very compassionate. His pop anthem American Pie is a cultural phenomenon, and people are still trying to decode it after 35 years! He wrote other great songs like, And I Love You So, If We Try, Wonderful Baby, Winterwood, and my personal favorite Empty Chairs, which just kills me as a fan and a songwriter.”

In 2011 Don performed on the Pyramid Stage at the Glastonbury Festival  (“The veteran singer-songwriter’s take on “American Pie” , with multiple extra choruses, was another heartwarming, communal high” – The Independent).

Also in 2012 Don was awarded the BBC Folk Music Lifetime Achievement Award.

Presented by Dolans.

Please note additional booking fees apply to this event.

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