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Dec
19
7:30 PM19:30

Comedy KARLnival with Karl Spain, Tom O'Mahony & Emman Idama

 Tickets are €11

Tickets are €11

A weekly comedy night, featuring the very best of Irish & international comedy talent hosted by the wonderful Karl Spain.

This weeks special guests Tom O’Mahony and Emman Idama.

Tom O'Mahony

Tom O'Mahony is an Irish professional stand-up comedian and actor. He's one of the busiest Irish headline acts on the circuit playing every major festival and club here and abroad and is fresh off tours with MTV star Tom Green and Mock The Week regular Tom Stade. With his own sell out shows in Edinburgh, Cork, Leicester, Dublin and Barcelona Comedy festivals, Tom has gone on to support the likes of Nina Conti (Cork Opera House), Michael Winslow (of Police Academy fame) Abandoman, Neil Delamare and Tommy Tiernan as part of their nationwide tours.

Since starring alongside the legendary and late, great Rik Mayall in “Damo & Ivor” in 2013 (returning in 2014 for Season 2, reprising his role as the intolerable toff, “Tarquin” alongside Snatch star Alan Ford), Tom has been a regular on Irish TV from Republic of Telly, Irish Pictorial Weekly, Bridget & Eamon, 3e’s “Uploaded-Uncut”, TV3's Six O'Clock Show and Irish Ghost Hunters. He's also a regular on national radio, 2FM's Breakfast Republic and Spin 1038's Fully Charged. Tom is also a recurring star of panto at The University Concert Hall Limerick. Tom's weekly podcast "Buckshot" is already garnering acclaim. Check out www.tomomahony.com for podcast episodes.

Emman Idama

A Nigerian-born Irish citizen, Emman Idama started his comedy career while still at school – much to the dismay of his teachers.  Now a regular on the club circuit, Emman has performed at the Vodafone Comedy Festival, Kilkenny Cat Laughs, Electric Picnic, Forbidden Fruit and Longitude.  He has also appeared on RTE’s Republic of Telly and The Year That’s In It (in 2014 and 2015), and on Des Bishop’s This Is Ireland in 2016.

“Charming and energetic… panache and charm to spare” - Chortle


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Dec
19
8:00 PM20:00

Andreas Varady Trio

 Tickets €15

Tickets €15

Andreas Varady was born in Slovakia into a Hungarian Romani family. He began learning guitar at the age of four under the direction of his father, Bandi. In 2007, his family moved to Limerick, Ireland and after two years of busking in Limerick and Cork, he met Irish drummer and producer David Lyttle after writing to him on YouTube.

Lyttle began featuring him in his band and in 2010 produced Varady's debut album Questions for Lyte Records.The release of Questions and Varady's growing presence on YouTube brought him to the attention of Martin Taylor, Louis Stewart, Tommy Emmanuel, and later Quincy Jones.

 In 2011, when he was 13, he performed at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club in London and is the club's youngest headliner.

Varady appeared on the front cover of Guitar Player magazine and at festivals in France, the UK and the South Pacific. In 2012 Varady was invited by Claude Nobs to perform at Montreux Jazz Festival as part of Quincy Jones's Global Gumbo, which Jones presented. Varady performed with the same group in New York and Los Angeles later in 2012, and signed to Jones's management company in January 2013.

Varady signed a deal with Verve Records in October 2013 and recorded his first album for the label in January 2014. The first album, Andreas Varady, was produced by David Paich, Jay Oliver, and Quincy Jones and was released on 5 August 2014.

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Dec
20
7:30 PM19:30

SÍOMHA

 Tickets €16

Tickets €16

Singer and guitarist SÍOMHA (pronounced Shee-va) dances the line between folk, jazz and neo-soul effortlessly, taking audiences on an unexpected, and unforgettable journey with her soulful melodies. Coming from a family steeped in music, SÍOMHA grew up on a diet of musical greats, with the sounds of jazz, trad, folk and soul creeping in and leaving an indelible mark on her musical tastes and influences. She started playing guitar at age 10, but it was later in her teens while attending high school in the south of France that she first took up jazz guitar, after a chance encounter lead to her learning from an Italian gypsy who taught her the manouche gypsy jazz style. The chords and sounds of jazz fascinated and inspired SÍOMHA, and she began to craft her own songs.

The next few years saw her travelling, with music as her compass, soaking up the sounds of each of the places she travelled and further honing her craft. In late 2016, having traversed America, Canada and Mexico, she felt an innate draw to return to home shores and a phenomenal few years have followed, including slots at renowned festivals such as Electric Picnic, Clifden Arts Festival, Doolin Folk Festival, Sligo Live and Dingle Folk Festival. She has played support slots for the likes of Joey Dosik (Vulfpeck), Moxie, Wyvern Lingo and is a regular special guest with the inimitable Paul Brady having opened for his Irish Tour in late 2017 and now counts him as one of her fans. SÍOMHA’s song ‘July Red Sky’ garnered over 1.7 million views online, and was recorded and performed live from the edge of The Burren, Co Clare. Most recently, SÍOMHA was invited to tour with celebrated contemporary American-Irish group The Olllam, featuring bassist Joe Dart of Vulfpeck. A connection was instantly formed amongst these musicians, and they collaborated together on a version of one of SÍOMHA’s Irish language songs, Craobhacha, creating a beautiful piece of music which perfectly blends the unique sounds of these two artists.

SÍOMHA's music truly does defy any conventional genres. The influences of her musical background, her travels and musical explorations are audible in the music she creates. Always proud of her Irish heritage, she performs her songs in both the English and Irish languages. The beautiful landscape and rugged nature of her native West of Ireland are a huge source of inspiration for this proud Clare artist, leading her to create a soulful and unique style of music that has enthralled anyone who hears it. Her voice transcends musical boundaries, if you haven't yet heard of SÍOMHA, you soon will.

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Dec
20
8:00 PM20:00

Declan O Rourke

 Tickets €27

Tickets €27

To celebrate the re-release of his classic 2004 debut Since Kyabram, O’Rourke will take members of the original band around Ireland this December for a handful of nostalgic, and uplifting shows. 

Including Galileo, No Brakes, Sarah, Love Is The Way, and Marrying The Sea, the band will play the entire album, along with outakes, and a few surprises…

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Dec
21
8:00 PM20:00

David Keenan

 Tickets €22

Tickets €22

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

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

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

Pat Carty

Hotpress Magazine

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Dec
21
9:00 PM21:00

Talos proudly presented by Seoda Shows

 Tickets €16 w/BF

Tickets €16 w/BF

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

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


 

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Dec
22
8:00 PM20:00

The Blizzards

 Tickets €20

Tickets €20

Get Ready for The Blizzards VS Tebi Rex! The new single "I Need A Win" is the second single taken from The Blizzards upcoming full-length and is available across all digital platforms from Friday 5 October. 

The feel good love child of slightly less than gnarled rockers The Blizzards and feel good hip hop young guns Tebi Rex, 'I Need A Win' is about just needing a little break once in a while. Soaring guitars, laidback verses and a chorus you'd kiss the milkman for makes this one of the most feel good tracks of the year from two diverse Irish acts you wouldn't normally picture hanging out, but we're glad they did.

The Blizzards who came back with a bang in 2016 with airwave dominating tracks "Drop Down The Anchor", "Perfect on Paper" and "Show Me The Science", have announced their first studio album in a decade. The album, due in Autumn 2018, will be compiled of previously unreleased tracks from the Mullingar band. The album was recorded between the legendary Grouse Lodge recording studio and Dublin's very own Camden Recording Studios, and was produced by Philip Magee, the usual suspect behind The Blizzard's most recent hits.

The Blizzards will announce their Autumn/Winter Tour Dates very soon following their spectacular show on the Salty Dog stage at Electric Picnic.

 

"I Need A Win"  is out everywhere on 5 October 2018

New album coming in Autumn 2018.

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Dec
23
8:00 PM20:00

Crooning at Christmas - SOLD OUT

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

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

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

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

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

For this year's concert, Liam will be supported by several guest stars to be announced shortly.

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

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

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Dec
23
9:00 PM21:00

The Brad Pitt Light Orchestra

 Tickets €12

Tickets €12

T'was two nights before Christmas and all Upstairs in the Dolans house, magical muscial memories were being made. The Brad Pitt Light Orchestra continue to do what they do at Christmastime and play Upstairs Dolans in joyful style.

Oh come all ye faithful and enjoy some festive cheer in the height of the Christmas season, the boys and girl of bplo will enthrall and entertain you. 

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Dec
26
9:00 PM21:00

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

 Tickets €10

Tickets €10

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

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Dec
27
8:00 PM20:00

Jerry Fish Piano Tour

 Tickets €21

Tickets €21

He’s one of Ireland’s most enigmatic and entertaining performers to the point where Ireland’s biggest music and arts festival, the Electric Picnic have for the past five years afforded him his very own stage. 

An indie legend and ringmaster of exceptional renown, Jerry Fish has evolved into a showman extraordinaire, capturing the hearts and minds of audiences all over with his now legendary live shows, a unique live theatrical experience that dissolves all boundaries between performer and audience. 

Jerry Fish blasted onto the Music Scene in the 1990's touring the globe as front-man of alternative rock outfit An Emotional Fish, the band who gave us the indie rock anthem “Celebrate” 

These days the name Jerry Fish is synonymous with Festivals, Carnival Sideshow, Circus and Theatre.  

Mr. Fish's genre bending and idiosyncratic style of entertainment has made him a household name within the Irish Music industry. With two Platinum selling solo albums, an MTV award and IRMA Music Award, and a reputation as a supreme and spectacular showman. 

In 2017 Jerry took his stranger-than-fiction life story to theatre audiences for the first time at the Dublin Fringe festival; “The Songs & Tall Tales of Jerry Fish.”

Jerry is currently touring an intimate piano show, performing his favourite songs, old and new from a career spanning over two decades as well as excerpts from his sell-out fringe theatre show.


A highly charismatic performer who refuses to countenance audiences having anything but a good time, accentuating the positive and bringing smiles to troubled faces with his swaggering vocal, generous and infectious smile and that fantastic vaudeville moustache. 

A guaranteed up-lifting night out for all

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Dec
28
8:00 PM20:00

Mick Flannery

 Tickets are €25

Tickets are €25

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

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

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

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

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Dec
29
8:00 PM20:00

Ham sandwicH

 Tickets €22

Tickets €22

One of the most enthralling live acts in recent times, HamsandwicH are well known for their incendiary live performances which has put them right at the top of the live acts to see today. With the combination of Niamh Farrell's powerful yet sweet vocal and Podge McNamee's juxstaposing baritone the band are given it's signature calling card. If ever there was a band to feed off their audience it is HamsandwicH. Each show is bona fide celebration with everything from balloons and confetti to their unique crowd interaction on display.

Number 1 album Stories from the Surface is out now.

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Dec
29
9:00 PM21:00

Manchester Night with These Charming Men

 Tickets €12 presale/€15 on the door

Tickets €12 presale/€15 on the door

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
30
8:00 PM20:00

Mike O'Donovan & Friends

 Tickets €10

Tickets €10

Mike O’Donovan & Friends features Dave Keary, Eoghan O’Neil, James Hanley, Kevin Malone and special guest Mary Barry.

Songs to feature from the hit album ‘No Time Like The Present’.

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Dec
30
8:00 PM20:00

Hermitage Green- SOLD OUT

 Tickets €28 (+booking fee)

Tickets €28 (+booking fee)

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

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Dec
30
9:00 PM21:00

LE BOOM presented by Seoda Shows

 Tickets €10

Tickets €10

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

’About to break into America in a big way'

* Louise Parker, Paste Magazine


'Perfect for dancing the night away to'

* Emily Chu, Impose Magazine



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


'So so promising'

* Rigsy, BBC Northern Ireland

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

* The Irish Times

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Dec
31
9:00 PM21:00

The O'Malleys - New Years Eve

 Tickets are €10

Tickets are €10

Limerick Legends The O' Malleys return to Dolans for their annual New Years Eve Party. As ever expect folk , jokes and lots of great music .

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Dec
31
9:00 PM21:00

Hermitage Green - SOLD OUT

 New Years Eve - Limited tickeet available for December 30th ONLY

New Years Eve - Limited tickeet available for December 30th ONLY

SOLD OUT

Limited tickets available December 30th - Click Here

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

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Jan
5
8:00 PM20:00

The Hunks of Desire Show: Women’s Little Christmas Celebration

 Tickets are €15

Tickets are €15

The Hunks of Desire Show: Women’s Little Christmas Celebration

A Night of Male Cabaret Full Monty Show

Doors open at 8:00pm, show starts at 9:00pm.

Age Policy:  This event is ages 18+ only, ID required for entry.
Duration: Approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes, including two 20 minute intervals

 

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. 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. All that while watching sexy men on stage.

The Hunks of Desire Show

The energy of a Male Stripper Show meets the dancing extravaganza of a Cabaret. Stunning men with bodies sculpted through sweat and tears. The Hunks of Desire are returning to 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.

Add a Full Monty Show as the cherry on the pie.

The Return of the Hunks

The Hunks of Desire are male strippers, seasoned performers and Ladies Nights' connoisseurs. The Hunks of Desire have performed all over Ireland and abroad. With guest appearances in Festivals and on TV Shows they are by far the best Full Monty show in Ireland. Last year the Hunks of Desire filled the Dolan’s Warehouse. Let’s do it again!

Come and see the best Male Strippers in Ireland

Ladies of Limerick, The Hunks invite you to an unforgettable night of dance, music, and naughtiness that will raise the temperature and your heartbeats. We are calling all the Ladies, especially the hardworking girls in the retail and hospitality industry to have a ladies only Christmas Party. Hen nights and Birthday Parties in and around Limerick are also a welcome addition to this traditional Ladies’ Night. 

This sensual Full Monty Show will come alive on the 5th of January 2019, Dolan's Warehouse, Dock Road, Limerick.

Mark the date! It's a date. 

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Jan
12
7:30 PM19:30

Joanne McNally

 Tickets €13

Tickets €13

Joanne McNally Gleebag

 Ireland's comedy sweetheart (self-titled) will perform in Dolans on the 12th January 2019. Joanne is feeling powerful and she hopes

Vogue Williams & Amy Huberman are sh*tting themselves because she's coming for their emerald crowns and if she can't take them fairly, she will joust them right off their immaculately groomed heads.

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Jan
18
9:00 PM21:00

Stefan Murphy presented by Seoda Shows

 Tickets on Sale Now, €10 with BF

Tickets on Sale Now, €10 with BF

Stefan Murphy is a Dublin born artist currently living and working out of Atlanta in the US.  Murphy will be known to some for his previous work as leader of The Mighty Stef who released 4 critically acclaimed albums between 2006 and 2015 and toured their fair share of the world. Despite their last album ‘Year Of The Horse’ going top 10 in Ireland the band called it a day in early 2016 and Murphy moved overseas. Having released three experimental albums under the name Count Vaseline and having toured the US extensively to promote them, Stefan Murphy is returning to a more brass knuckles version of what he is known for.  Standing on a stage, singing songs and telling stories. With a wealth of new material and a new album in the works...The first record as ‘Stefan Murphy’ he is returning to Europe for a small string of solo shows. The new songs are as folk as they are soulful as they are punk, echoes of influences that Stef has never shied away from can still be heard...Velvet Underground, Van Morrison, Jonathan Richman, Townes Van Zandt to name only a few. The shows will feature a healthy dose of Mighty Stef material.

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Jan
19
7:30 PM19:30

Kevin McGahern

 €12 with BF

€12 with BF

The star of RTE’s Republic of Telly brings his brand new show to a theatre near you. With the Solo Pollo Tour, the silver tongued Cavan native promises a mix of traditional stand up, character based comedy and lovely funny songs. Kevin talks about his first year of marriage, dying with flatmates, avoiding getting shot in America, how to get away with drunk driving and how to survive a terrorist attack.  Known as the host of  Republic of Telly, Kevin McGahern’s America and Sim Card in RTE’s Hardy Bucks, Kevin’s laid-back, straight-faced delivery elevates the absurdity of his subject matter in his own entirely unique way.

As well as being a regular in the top Irish comedy clubs, in particular the Laughter Lounge, he has performed in a number of festivals including the Vodafone Comedy Festival, Galway Comedy Carnival, Body and Soul, Electric Picnic, Forbidden Fruit and at the Edinburgh Fringe.

“Brilliant!” - Hot Press

“Sharply written, brilliantly performed” - Totally Dublin

“Gas Bastard” - The Rubberbandits

“Made me laugh out loud” - Charlie Brooker

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Jan
19
8:00 PM20:00

Thin Az Lizzy

 Tickets €20

Tickets €20

Thin Az Lizzy in 1995. This was the beginning. At 25, he met Paul Owens from Clare. Paul and Johnny starting writing songs together. He was still inspired by Phil Lynott and Thin Lizzy. Remember, from earlier in his life, he wanted to be Phil Lynott. Johnny felt the time was right for him to start his own band. Thin Az Lizzy was born. This was the time before tribute bands had taken off. In May 1995, he invited Philomena Lynott and Smiley Bolger to a Thin Az Lizzy gig. They were so impressed that Philomena said that Johnny’s voice and bass guitar were as close to Phil’s you can get. He was chuffed. That gave him the motivation to develop the band. He met Jake Walshe who became the manager of the band. It was decided to run it like a business. Jake took care of business, the lads took care of the music. In 1995, Thin Az Lizzy only did four gigs. In 1996, they did 30. 1997 was a 100, then from 1998 for the next six years or so, they did 150 per year. They were touring all around Ireland, Britain, Germany and the Netherlands. They bought their own van, all their own equipment like sound, lights and so on. They also had their own sound and lighting engineers. Early in the life of Thin Az Lizzy, Johnny joined another band called Elmer Fud, while he was trying to get TAL on the scene. Elmer Fudd was made up of Johnny, Bobby Robertson on guitar and Gene Beril on drums Johnny, Willy , the Lizzy Boys (Japan) with John Irish, Earle. The year is 1991Now, I have to ask you to please forgive my next comparison. Some years ago, I wrote a four piece article on The Beatles. You can get it here. In 1957, they started life as The Quarrymen and through a whole series of changes became The Beatles that we know today. It’s a fascinating read and is full of their videos too. But, back to my point, The Beatles developed a strong work ethic during their time in Germany and their long hours. Thin Az Lizzy also developed a strong work ethic doing over 150 gigs per annum. Let’s talk work ethic with Elvis too. Over his 24 year career, on a per annum basis he did 1.4 films + 2.04 albums + 0.66 TV specials + 74 US concerts. In his final seven years, he did an average of 140 US concerts pa, nearly three per week. Thin Az Lizzy 2016. Johnny, Flash, Willy and EamonAround 2004, Johnny wanted a change of music, so he slowed the band down. He took a break from it, went back to it, took another break. That final break continued until late in 2016, when he decided to re-form the band. During the busy TAL period Johnny did sucessful Monday nights in Newry's Q Club with Bernie Loughran, his brother Davy on guitar and Joe Balance on drums. They were legendary gigs. He has surrounded himself with new management, a new marketing and internet team, almost the same band members who have proven themselves over the years, a new business approach that is adapted to suit the changing markets, new backroom staff members to suit new technologies, choreographers and stage/show professionals. Thin Az Lizzy are recognised as being the best Thin Lizzy tribute act in Ireland. There is no doubt to that. His next goal is it bring Thin Az Lizzy to the point of being the Best Thin Lizzy Band in the world. This will be achieved though the new team that he has amassed. Whatever has to happen to achieve that goal will happen.  Johnny admits that “the better the audience is the better we are on stage”.

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Jan
19
9:00 PM21:00

Seoda Shows proudly present YORKSTON THORNE KHAN

 Tickets: €15 with BF, on sale this Friday October 5th at 10am

Tickets: €15 with BF, on sale this Friday October 5th at 10am

An experimental collaborative group that includes James Yorkston, one of the most "influential singer/songwriters on the Scottish folk scene”, Jon Thorne, best known as jazz double bass player with electro outfit Lamb, and Suhail Yusuf Khan, award winning sarangi player and classical singer from New Delhi. Yorkston Thorne Khan have released two albums on Domino Records, with Rolling Stone calling 2017’s ‘Neuk Wight Delhi All-Stars’ – ‘a game-changing masterpiece’.

Yorkston Thorne Khan have played GreenMan, Celtic Connections, Field Day, Sea Change, Edinburgh International Festival, BBC6 Music Festival, Edinburgh International Book Festival, Latitude, Glastonbury (televised by the BBC), Pirineos Sur, XXVII International Festival of Sacred Art (Spain), Rudolstadt (Germany), Ireland (Kilkenny Arts Festival, Electric Picnic) and toured in India, Denmark, Ireland and throughout the UK.

Yorkston Thorne Khan began life when Suhail Yusuf Khan met James Yorkston backstage at a small festival show in Edinburgh. They got talking about music and their respective instruments and began jamming together there and then. They enjoyed it so much, they decided to take the backstage spontaneity onto the stage that very evening. Suhail and James became firm friends and after this would hook up for shows whenever Suhail was in the UK. Finally, in 2015, they recorded their debut album ‘Everything Sacred’, with James bringing in his buddy Jon Thorne on double bass. “There’s a power in a trio” says Jon – “You can hear yourself internally, of course, and then there’s an ear each for the other two. Perfect

Yorkston Thorne Khan’s debut album ‘Everything Sacred’ was released in January 2016 on Domino Records and received these mighty-fine reviews:

★★★★★ Record Collector ‘New Album of the Month’ “Throughout, this is the sound of three world class talents raising their respective games, as if trying to keep up with each other, creating something far greater even that the sum of their world-class parts.”

★★★★★ fRoots “Joyous, contemplative, playful, euphoric and bleakly beautiful album”

★★★★★★★★ UNCUT “It isn’t easy to pigeon-hole but it could just be one of the albums of the year”

★★★★ MOJO “Spits in the face of normal genre classifications...Enlightened and challenging, an Incredible String Band for a brave new world”

★★★★ Songlines “50 years ago the Incredible String Band emerged from the Scottish folk scene to create an extraordinary fusion of folk, acoustic pop and world music that was so singular, idiosyncratic and inimitable that the spirit of it’s magical, wide-eyed wonder has never since been matched. Until now perhaps, for this inspired Yorkston Thorne Khan teaming operates within a similarly eclectic and free-wheeling orbit”

★★★★ The Guardian “Bravely original Indian-folk-jazz fusion”

Their second, ‘Neuk Wight Delhi All-Stars’, has been received equally well. Released by Domino on April 7th2017, it represents a confluence of currents, among them the north Indian sarangi; jazz-tinged bass, reminiscent in places of Danny Thompson; acoustic guitar that owes a debt to Elizabeth Cotton, Dick Gaughan and Mississippi John Hurt; and three very different vocalists. The combination is unusual: YTK’s Everything Sacred, released in 2016, may be the only precedent. Yet while, on paper, the constituent elements might seem disparate, the new album is, if anything, even more coherent than its predecessor.

“Agame-changing masterpiece”

●     Rolling Stone

“Not so much fusion as a cross-cultural collision”

●     ★★★★★★★★ UNCUT

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●     “Brimming with confidence, ideas and musicianship, these Neuk Wight Delhi All-Stars are a band of brothers at the top of their collective game”

●     ★★★★★ fRoots

“The rivers of musical currents run deep and pure as Scottish and Indian languages, swap sounds of sorrow with universal understanding”

●     ★★★★★ Soundblab

“The fluidity of their interplay has now become almost second nature”

●     Songlines

“The sound they conjure up is Heavenly”

●     ★★★★ MOJO

“Improbable trio work wonders again”

●     ★★★★ The Guardian

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Jan
25
7:30 PM19:30

Fat Chancers, Bernard o Shea and Karl Spain

 Tickets €24

Tickets €24

FAT CHANCERS

Irish comedy fans can enjoy a double dose of laughs over the coming months with top Irish stand-ups Bernard O’Shea and Karl Spain in their show, Fat Chancers.

Commenting on the tour, Karl Spain said "Don’t expect massive weight loss or body transformations or Bernard being funny”.

Audiences can expect plenty of on-stage banter as Fat Chancers will feature the popular comics share the stage, as well as performing their own stand-up routines.

No stranger to television and radio fans, Bernard is the co-writer and star of RTE2’s Bridget and Eamon with Jennifer Zamparelli and co-host of the RTE 2FM breakfast show, Breakfast Republic, alongside Zamparelli and Keith Walsh. He is a former host of The Republic of Telly and has made regular appearances on The Panel, The Naked Camera, Just for Laughs and The Byrne Ultimatum, amongst other shows. His foray into comedy saw him winning the Harp Newcomer Comedy Award in 2000. Since this time, he has become a regular at the Cat Laughs comedy festival in Kilkenny and the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival. His Edinburgh Fringe debut received five star reviews.

Karl is a well-known name to Irish TV audiences thanks to his television series Karl Spain Wants a Woman, Karl Spain Wants to Rock, and his appearance on Celebrity Operation Transformation. Other television credits include Liffey Laughs, The Late Late Show, The Panel, Tubridy Tonight, The Afternoon Show and The Offside Show. A stand-up comic for 15 years, Karl is a regular performer at Kilkenny Cat Laughs, the Galway Comedy Festival, the Vodafone Comedy Festival, Cork Comedy Fest, Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Montreal Just for Laughs. He has toured extensively abroad, including Australia, the U.S., Middle East and South Africa. In addition to his own stand-up career, Karl was resident writer for Republic of Telly and writes for countless other comedians. With fellow comic Al Porter, he wrote the 2015 pantomime Freezin’: The Story of The Snow Queen  and a short film for Sky 1 as part of the Irish shorts series.

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Jan
26
9:00 PM21:00

Hedfuzy - 'Waves' launch with Zombie Picnic & Third island

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Bad Reputation IRL presents:

Hedfuzy - Waves Album Launch
With special guests:
Zombie Picnic & Third Island

Saturday 26th January 2019
Kasbah, Dolans Pub, Limerick
Doors: 9pm
Adm: €7


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Jan
31
7:30 PM19:30

Jason Byrne

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

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

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

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

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

'Unmissable' Evening Standard

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

'Byrne is consistently brilliant' Metro

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

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Feb
1
7:30 PM19:30

Chris Kent (Comedy)

 Tickets €12 - On Sale Friday August 24th

Tickets €12 - On Sale Friday August 24th

Chris Kent - Looking Up

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

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

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

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

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

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

 'Unequivocally talented raconteur' **** EdFest Magazine

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

 'Carefree comedic bulls-eye' Dubliner Magazine

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Feb
5
8:00 PM20:00

Ímar

 Tickets €10 in advanve / €12 on the door

Tickets €10 in advanve / €12 on the door

Glasgow’s hottest new folk property, five-piece Ímar have created more than a bit of a stir in little over a year since their formation.

Their debut video, unleashed to the world during Celtic Connections 2016, has been viewed in excess of 200,000 times - whilst their touring credits already including the opening set at that year’s Cambridge Folk Festival (technically, the band’s first billed gig - a plaudit surely amongst as rare as they come) and headlining a stage at Belgium’s Dranouter Festival just a week later.

"energy that’s seemingly bursting to let loose" - The Herald

The Irish and Manx flavoured quintet now present their debut album - Afterlight - released on January 27, 2017, at their official Celtic Connections debut in the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. This ahead of a UK launch tour in April, and numerous summer festivals including Denmark’s legendary Tønder Festival where they were one of the first six names to be announced for its 2017 outing.

With a line-up featuring members of Mànran, RURA, Talisk and Barrule, and a heavyweight collective haul of top prizes – including the 2018 BBC Radio 2 Musician Of The Year, 2016 BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year, BBC Radio 2 Horizon Award, BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award, nine All-Ireland and eight All- Britain titles – the group’s formation embodies a personal reconnection with its members’ formative years, dating back long before their recent camaraderie around Glasgow’s justly celebrated session scene.

"exceptional" - The Living Tradition

Adam Brown (bodhrán), Adam Rhodes (bouzouki), Mohsen Amini (concertina), Ryan Murphy (uilleann pipes) and Tomás Callister (fiddle) share a strong background in Irish music – although only Murphy actually hails from Ireland; Rhodes and Callister are from the Isle of Man, whilst Amini is a Glasgow native, and Brown originally from Suffolk – and it is these foundations which underpin many of Ímar’s distinctive qualities, in both instrumentation and material.

Ímar’s unmistakable synergy, however, centres on the overlapping cultural heritage between Scotland, Ireland and the Isle of Man. All three places once shared the same Gaelic language, and a similar, clearly potent, kinship endures between their musical traditions.

"Genuinely jaw-dropping collective virtuosity" ***** The Scotsman

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Feb
6
8:00 PM20:00

Cúig

 Tickets €12 (advanced sales/students) €15 on the door

Tickets €12 (advanced sales/students) €15 on the door

This Irish five-piece band from the North of Ireland are tearing up the rule book with their bold approach to their native musical tradition. Since the release of their critically acclaimed debut album, ‘New Landscapes’, for which Cúig were awarded ‘Best New Irish Band 2016’ by the Irish American News, they have taken both sides of the Atlantic by storm having toured extensively in the US, Europe and Ireland. Comprising of Miceal Mullen (banjo, mandolin), Rónán Stewart (fiddle, uilleann pipes, vocals), Ruairí Stewart (guitars), Eoin Murphy (button accordion) and Cathal Murphy (drums, guitars, vocals), Cúig look set to continue this success with the release of their highly anticipated sophomore album, ‘The Theory of Chaos’.

‘The Theory of Chaos’ features high octane original instrumentals and arrangements with the addition of original songs, a recording first for the talented five-piece.  With a keen emphasis on varied production techniques, the new album conveys a powerful evolution in Cúig’s already distinctive sound. ‘The Theory of Chaos’ allows each members’ individual musical flair to shine while simultaneously gelling seamlessly as an ensemble to create a progressive, exhilarating and polished album which places Cúig at the forefront of contemporary Irish music.

Track to try:

‘Carry On’, an original song from the upcoming album, was featured in a social media advertising campaign video for Aer Lingus filmed at Milwaukee Irish Fest 2018, the biggest Irish festival in the world, which has clocked over 650,000 views to date.

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Feb
8
7:30 PM19:30

Danny O'Brien

 Tickets are €13 plus BF.

Tickets are €13 plus BF.

"A perfect mix of brains, banter and brilliance"-Great Scott ★★★★

 

Award-winning Irish comedian Danny O' Brien went to prison. Three times to perform. Once again by accident. He's performed relentlessly worldwide and taken up a new religion through the medium of a hangry hangover. Danny was handpicked this year to perform as part of the iconic Best of the Edinburgh Fest show touring Australia, has featured on The Comedy Channel and is a regular on Irish TV and Radio. He recently opened for American comedian Bill Burr in front of over 7,000 people in Dublin. 'Lock-In' has already sold out at Galway International Arts Festival, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, A European tour in over 10 cities as well a tour in Dubai and South East Asia. Book tickets now to avoid disappointment!

 

“He opened for me at the 3Arena and he f*cking murdered it!”- Bill Burr

 


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Feb
9
8:00 PM20:00

The Eskies

 Tickets €11

Tickets €11

Hailing from Dublin, The Eskies bring their unique brand of folk noir/gypsy jazz/sea shanty and swaggering stage spectacle to ballrooms and booze houses far and wide. The release of their second album “And Don’t Spare The Horses” on Absolute Record has cemented their position of one of the best emerging artists from Ireland.

Last year saw them play over 40 festivals in 5 countries, tour Ireland, UK, Netherlands and Switzerland as well as being invited to the influential new music festival Eurosonic Festival. Other notable festival performances included Glastonbury Main Stage Avalon, Main Stage Cambridge and Bestival. They have just finished a tour of Australia which took them to Port Fairy Festival who invited them half way around the planet before they had released a single song!

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Feb
10
8:00 PM20:00

Sleaford Mods

 Tickets on Sale December 5th at 9am. Tickets are €20 plus booking fee.

Tickets on Sale December 5th at 9am. Tickets are €20 plus booking fee.

Sleaford Mods are one of the most important, politically charged and thought provoking duos currently making their mark on the UK music scene and beyond.   They are now poised to release their fifth studio album entitled ‘Eton Alive’ in February 2019The album, which features 12 new tracks from the prolific artists, was recorded in Nottingham. The record will be the first release on Jason and Andrew’s newly formed label ‘Extreme Eating’ and their first album since parting ways with Rough Trade Records.

 

 “Eton Alive speaks for itself really. Here we are once again in the middle of another elitist plan being digested slowly as we wait to be turned into faeces once more. Some already are, some are dead and the rest of us erode in the belly of prehistoric ideology which depending on our abilities and willingness, assigns to each of us varying levels of comfort that range from horrible to reasonably acceptable, based on contribution. So after the digestive system of the Nobles rejects our inedible bones we exit the Arse of Rule, we fall into the toilet again and at the mercy of whatever policies are holding order in the shit pipe of this tatty civilisation. It is here our flesh regenerates as we rattle into another form, ready, and ripe for order”.  – Jason Williamson.

 

In support of the release Sleaford Mods have also announced a 33-date tour of the UK.

Tickets go on general sale Friday 7th December at 9am.

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Feb
16
7:30 PM19:30

Bell X1 : Acoustic-ish with Dowry Strings- SOLD OUT

 Tickets €35 On sale Friday October 12th 10am

Tickets €35 On sale Friday October 12th 10am

We are pleased to announce that  Bell X1 return to Lime Tree Theatre  for a special show at Lime Tree Theatre  on the 16th of February.  The band will be joined by Dowry Strings (Éna Brennan) who will provide string accompaniment. These concerts mark the end of a year of celebrations which saw the band perform five sell-out concerts at Vicar Street in Dublin earlier this year.

The concert at The Lime Tree , will feature a selection of songs from Bell X1’s catalogue. Known for their musical versatility and experimentation, Bell X1’s seven albums have incorporated alternative, indie, hard rock, post-punk, acoustic, lo-fifolk-rock, ballad, pop, synth-popnew wave and electronica.

 “The Bandiversary shows this year have been a real trip, and have re-kindled our love  for songs we haven't properly gotten inside in a long time. And we worked with Éna on a show with strings for the charity Aware earlier in the year, and thought how great it would be to go deeper into the catalogue with the three of us and a quartet” says Paul.

Since the release of their acclaimed 7th studio album Arms, the group have spent time touring in America, Australia & Europe.  They’ve also released new material with their various side projects.  Paul has been working on his first solo LP with Producer Thomas Bartlett, and Dave has been touring and releasing new material with Join Me In the Pines.

Bell X1 are Paul Noonan, Dave Geraghty & Dominic Philips

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Feb
16
7:30 PM19:30

Micah P. Hinson presented by Seoda Shows

  Tickets on sale, Wednesday November 21st at 10am. €19 plus BF.

Tickets on sale, Wednesday November 21st at 10am. €19 plus BF.

The term ‘troubadour’ gets bandied around far too readily these days, but none encompass the spirit of the original meaning more than Micah P. Hinson. Proudly hailing from the gargantuan state of Texas, Mr Hinson’s southern drawl and heartfelt lyrics work in harmony to produce some of the most beautiful songs out there.

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Feb
20
8:00 PM20:00

Cory Wong presented by Seoda Shows

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Feb
22
7:30 PM19:30

Alison Spittle

 Tickets €13

Tickets €13

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

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

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

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

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Feb
23
7:30 PM19:30

The Morning After The Life Before

 Tickets €15

Tickets €15

Limerick Literary Festival and DolansPresents

The Morning After The Life Before

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

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

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

Best of Fringe Award Winner - Montreal Fringe 2017

Best of Fringe Award Winner - 

London Ontario Fringe 2017

LGBTQ+  Award Nomination - 

Brighton Fringe 2018

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

Sebastian Beaumont, Broadway Baby

★★★★★

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

Heather Bagnall, www.fringereview.co.uk

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

Melony Holt, Theatre in London  ★★★★★

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Mar
1
8:00 PM20:00

Freya Ridings

 Tickets - SOLD OUT

Tickets - SOLD OUT

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

“An extraordinary talent” – Sunday Times Culture

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

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

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

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

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

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Mar
2
9:00 PM21:00

George Michael & Wham Tribute

 Tickets €20

Tickets €20

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

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

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

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Mar
8
7:30 PM19:30

David O'Doherty

 Tickets €20

Tickets €20

David O’Doherty: YOU HAVE TO LAUGH

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

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

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Mar
9
7:30 PM19:30

David O'Doherty

  Tickets €20

Tickets €20

David O’Doherty: YOU HAVE TO LAUGH

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

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

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Mar
10
7:30 PM19:30

David O'Doherty

 On Sale now from Dolans.ie €20 plus BF

On Sale now from Dolans.ie €20 plus BF

David O’Doherty: YOU HAVE TO LAUGH

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

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

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Mar
12
7:30 PM19:30

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

Tickets €33 (+ booking fee)

Bad Rep and Dolans  presents

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

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

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

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Mar
22
9:00 PM21:00

Therapy? presented by Seoda Shows and Bad Reputation Ireland

Therapy? Dolans Limerick March 22nd 2019 Seoda Shows Bad Reputation Ireland

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Mar
23
9:00 PM21:00

Maria Kelly presented by Seoda Shows

 Tickets on sale December 14th. €10 with BF

Tickets on sale December 14th. €10 with BF

"From every angle Kelly’s art is an immersive experience, imbued with honesty and enthused with youthful exuberance. We love it."

- Wonderland

"...she is able to conjure a swell of overwhelming feeling with little more than just her voice and the resonant constant of an accompanying guitar."

- The Line Of Best Fit

"Honest fragility, poignant pen-work"

- The 405

Born in the West of Ireland, nestled somewhere along the Atlantic Way, Maria Kelly first picked up the guitar aged 10.

As an introspective teenager, she always found difficulty in honest self-expression, but quickly found an outlet in her ability to put words to music. Paired with influences like Regina Spektor, Daughter and Lisa Hannigan, a delicate alternative-folk sound was formed, layered with deeply personal, humanising experiences.

In 2015, Maria began working with Berlin-based producer Matt Harris (Veta Records, HAVVK). ‘Stitches’ was released the following year, praised by the 405, and quickly named one of ‘The 50 Best Tracks of 2016’ in The Irish Times. The track went on to garner 200,000+ streams on Spotify.

 A number of singles followed, accompanied by shows across Europe supporting the likes of James Vincent McMorrow, KT Tunstall and Paul Noonan (Bell X1). Maria’s work continued to gain momentum, rallying support from Wonderland, Mahogany and The Line Of Best Fit along the way.

 This year launched Maria’s first vinyl release, ‘Dark Places/Small Talk’, a double A-side in which she opens up about her own mental health.

 Maria is currently based in Berlin, which is where she wrote her upcoming EP ‘notes to self’. The 4-track diarises her move away from home, exploring themes of leaving familiarity, finding it from within and the importance of honesty throughout it all. Maria most recently showcased this new material at Hard Working Class Heroes 2018, followed by a televised performance at the inaugural staging of Other Voices Ballina.

The first single ‘june’ was added to ‘Fresh Folk’, ‘Your Coffee Break’ and ‘A Breath Of Fresh Éire’ on Spotify, and garnered more than 30,000 streams within its first two weeks: http://rebrand.ly/june

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Mar
27
7:30 PM19:30

John Grant

 Tickets are €35 plus booking fee

Tickets are €35 plus booking fee

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

John Grant

University Concert Hall

Wednesday March 27th 2019

Doors 7.30pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Mar
30
8:00 PM20:00

Shannon Gospel Choir SGC ¦ TEN

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

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

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

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

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Apr
4
9:00 PM21:00

GZA (Wu-Tang Clan)

 Tickets on sale Friday December 7th 10am

Tickets on sale Friday December 7th 10am

GZA (Wu-Tang Clan)

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

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

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

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Apr
6
8:00 PM20:00

Wild Youth

 Tickets €18.50 (incl booking fee) - On sale December 18th at 10am

Tickets €18.50 (incl booking fee) - On sale December 18th at 10am

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

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Apr
12
8:00 PM20:00

The Seattle Grunge Experience

 Tickets  € 12 in advance/  € 14 on the door

Tickets 12 in advance/ 14 on the door

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

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

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

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

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Apr
20
7:30 PM19:30

Finbar Furey

 Tickets €32 from University Concert Hall

Tickets €32 from University Concert Hall

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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Apr
20
7:30 PM19:30

Aslan Live At The Big Top

 Tickets €29.50

Tickets €29.50

GOODBYE CHARLIE MOONHEAD TOUR 2019.

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

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

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

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May
3
7:30 PM19:30

Dermot and Dave - SOLD OUT

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  SOLD OUT –    NEW DATE    FRIDAY 14TH JUNE 2019!

SOLD OUT – NEW DATE FRIDAY 14TH JUNE 2019!

DERMOT & DAVE ANNOUNCE BRAND NEW COMEDY TOUR FOR 2019!

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

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

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

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

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

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May
5
7:30 PM19:30

The Stunning Live At The Big Top

 Tickets €35 - On sale Friday November 23rd at 9am

Tickets €35 - On sale Friday November 23rd at 9am

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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May
24
7:30 PM19:30

Paul Young

  • University Concert Hall, Foundation Building (map)
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 Tickets €38 - Available from The University Concert Hall

Tickets €38 - Available from The University Concert Hall

PAUL YOUNG

35 YEARS OF ‘NO PARLEZ’ TOUR 2018

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

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

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May
24
8:00 PM20:00

The Wedding Present 30th anniversary of Bizzaro

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

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

Celebrating the 30th anniversary of Bizzaro.

 

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

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

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May
29
8:00 PM20:00

SOAK

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

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

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

All aboard.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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Jun
1
7:00 PM19:00

Jenny Greene and the RTE Concert Orchestra

 Tickets €48 plus booking fee

Tickets €48 plus booking fee

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

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

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

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Jun
5
8:00 PM20:00

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

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

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

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

 

Quotes:

"Smart, articulate, and likable"

* FORBES MAGAZINE  

"Fierce legal warrior"

* ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY  

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

* BUSTLE  

"Leading experts in false confessions by young people"

* DATELINE NBC 

"Zealous fighters for Brendan Dassey"

* BUZZFEED

 

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

 

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

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Jun
14
7:30 PM19:30

Dermot and Dave

 Tickets €32 - available from UCH

Tickets €32 - available from UCH

DERMOT & DAVE ANNOUNCE BRAND NEW COMEDY TOUR FOR 2019!

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

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

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

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

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

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Jul
4
8:30 PM20:30

Blas Presents Dónal Lunny & Paddy Glackin

 Tickets €20 / €15 conc.

Tickets €20 / €15 conc.

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

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

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

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