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25 Wexford Street,
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Wednesday 18th January - DAVID O’DOHERTY: BIG TIME [EXTRA DATES]

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EXTRA DATES ADDED WED 18th, THUR 19th JAN Lisa Richards & Whelanslive.com presents DAVID O’DOHERTY BIG TIME plus support _ Main Venue _ Dec 15th-19th, Jan 5th-8th David O’Doherty – the Aldi Bublé, the Ryanair Enya – is delighted to present an evening of brand new jokes and songs.
Doors: 8pm Tickets: €18

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    EXTRA DATES ADDED WED 18th, THUR 19th JAN

    Lisa Richards & Whelanslive.com presents

    DAVID O’DOHERTY

    BIG TIME

    plus support

    _ Main Venue _

    Dec 15th-19th, Jan 5th-8th

    David O’Doherty – the Aldi Bublé, the Ryanair Enya – is delighted to present an evening of brand new jokes and songs.

    David has spent the summer on tour in America with Flight of the Conchords, performed at the Edinburgh Fringe and this is the Irish debut of his new show.

    As seen on Channel 4’s 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown.

    TICKETS

    €18 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-8pm M-F, 4-8pm Sat)

    – 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

    Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required

    AFTER THE GIG

    Whelan’s Silent Disco, now every Mon, Tue & Wed from 11pm – 2 DJs, just pick the one you like best [Free Entry] plus Late Bar.

    • Whelan's, 25 Wexford St.
    • Doors: 8pm
    • Tickets: €18

Thursday 19th January - DAVIS

 

Keith Davis P 300x193DAVIS plus support ^ Upstairs ^ Davis is an indie folkrock band which was formed by cousins, Gavin (Vocals/Guitar) and Keith Davis (Drums/Vocals), in late 2014. The band is primarily influenced by artists such as Ben Howard, City and Colour, Hiatus Kaiyote, and Bon Iver.
Upstairs in Whelans  Doors: 8pm Tickets: €6

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    DAVIS

    plus support

    ^ Upstairs ^

    Davis is an indie folkrock band which was formed by cousins, Gavin (Vocals/Guitar) and Keith Davis (Drums/Vocals), in late 2014. The band is primarily influenced by artists such as Ben Howard, City and Colour, Hiatus Kaiyote, and Bon Iver. However the two were brought up with music from the classic rock era. From this, Rolling Stones seemed to be Keith’s gateway into a bigger influence by the modern punk scene in his teens, with bands such as Touché Amoré. But in recent years he has been driven by the likes of jazz-fusion, nu-soul, and hip-hop. Gavin’s appeals mainly coincided with the bands influences, such as Chet Faker, Jackson Dyer and James Blake.

    As a self-taught singer and guitarist, Gavin started as a songwriter primarily focusing on playing solo acoustic gigs around Dublin in recent years while Keith toured Ireland and the UK in some local punk/hardcore bands since age 16. The two decided to collaborate mainly as a means of staying in contact with each other as they became older. They strived to merge Keith’s punk and jazz-fusion influences with Gavin’s indie folk and soul interests and were concluded with the music of Davis.

    In live performances, the band receives help from a number of talented musicians in Conor Lyons, Rafino Murphy, Scott Williams and Grace Buckley. The duo utilize these so as to aid in outputting what they feel generates their true sound. It leans towards that of a slightly more rock focused Ben Howard or Bon Iver. Their debut EP “Simple Words, Complex World” is due to be released on January 3rd, 2017 on all music outlets with a release launch gig scheduled for upstairs in Whelans on the 19th of January.

    TICKETS

    €6 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-8pm M-F, 4-8pm Sat)

    – 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

    Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required.

    AFTER THE GIG

    Indie & Alternative Dance Party | Drinks Promos | 11pm til 3am or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue – Free Entry via front door until 10:30pm

    • Upstairs in Whelan's, 25 Wexford St.
    • Doors: 8pm
    • Tickets: €6

     

     

Thursday 19th January - DAVID O’DOHERTY: BIG TIME [EXTRA DATES]

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EXTRA DATES ADDED WED 18th, THUR 19th JAN Lisa Richards & Whelanslive.com presents DAVID O’DOHERTY BIG TIME plus support _ Main Venue _ Dec 15th-19th, Jan 5th-8th David O’Doherty – the Aldi Bublé, the Ryanair Enya – is delighted to present an evening of brand new jokes and songs.
Doors: 8pm Tickets: €18

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    EXTRA DATES ADDED WED 18th, THUR 19th JAN

    Lisa Richards & Whelanslive.com presents

    DAVID O’DOHERTY

    BIG TIME

    plus support

    _ Main Venue _

    Dec 15th-19th, Jan 5th-8th

    David O’Doherty – the Aldi Bublé, the Ryanair Enya – is delighted to present an evening of brand new jokes and songs.

    David has spent the summer on tour in America with Flight of the Conchords, performed at the Edinburgh Fringe and this is the Irish debut of his new show.

    As seen on Channel 4’s 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown.

    TICKETS

    €18 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-8pm M-F, 4-8pm Sat)

    – 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

    Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required

    AFTER THE GIG

    Whelan’s Silent Disco, now every Mon, Tue & Wed from 11pm – 2 DJs, just pick the one you like best [Free Entry] plus Late Bar.

    • Whelan's, 25 Wexford St.
    • Doors: 8pm
    • Tickets: €18

Friday 20th January - CASS McCOMBS

Cass McCombs P 300x182Aiken Promotions presents CASS McCOMBS plus support MOSSY NOLAN Main Venue, Fri 20th Jan 2017, 8pm Tickets priced €18.50 go on sale this Tuesday 18th October at 9am through www.whelanslive.com, www.ticketmaster.ie & usual outlets nationwide. NEW ALBUM ‘MANGY LOVE’ OUT NOW
Doors: 8pm Tickets: €18.50

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    Aiken Promotions presents

    CASS McCOMBS

    plus support

    MOSSY NOLAN

    Main Venue, Fri 20th Jan 2017, 8pm

    Facebook event

    Tickets priced €18.50 go on sale this Tuesday 18th October at 9am through www.whelanslive.com, www.ticketmaster.ie & usual outlets nationwide.

    NEW ALBUM ‘MANGY LOVE’ OUT NOW

    Watch “Laughter Is The Best Medicine” video

     

    Over the past decade, Cass McCombs has established himself as one of our premier songwriters. It’s a career that’s twisted and turned, from style to subject, both between records and within them.

    His new record, “Mangy Love,” ventures into realms of experimental soul, twisted psychedelia, and straight-up rock, resulting in a sound that articulates his live show better than ever before.

    Thematically, it’s far darker, tackling heavy issues through McCombs’ uniquely cracked lens of (oftentimes hilarious) lyrical wit and acumen toward subtlety. Hip-hop and Beat poetry influences have never been more evident, with several songs employing a speech-style and clever fast-paced wordplay. There are guest appearances by many fellow musicians of his tribe ranging from Angel Olsen to Blake Mills, under the production of veteran Rob Schnapf, and the overall result is his most immediate and upbeat record to date.

    “One of the great songwriters of his time” – NY Times

    “One of those rare albums that reveals a little more with every play” – The Guardian “McCombs has yet to make a bad record, but “Mangy Love” is up there with his very best…Stunning”Q

    “‘Mangy Love’ captivates like a Hollywood classic and takes your mind hostage like a favourite novel…McCombs’ richest ever recording… it’ll stay under your skin forever.”NME

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    MOSSY NOLAN

    https://www.facebook.com/Mossy-Nolan-193571684009953/

    Its not trad but its not folk either, a mix of rip-roaring delicately played instrumental compositions taking inspiration from all over Europe, together with drones, electronic sound scapes and spectacular vocals. Mossy Nolan’s music has its roots in the folk and traditional realms for sure, but has the scope to reach a wider audience.

     

    TICKETS

    €18.50 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-8pm M-F, 4-8pm Sat)

    – 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

    Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required

    AFTER THE GIG

    Whelan’s Indie Club w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue – Free Entry via front door until 10:30pm | Drinks Promos

    • Whelan's, 25 Wexford St.
    • Doors: 8pm
    • Tickets: €18.50

Friday 20th January - EMMAN IDAMA – E-MAN OF THE HOUSE

Emman N Poster P 300x1827/11 Promotion Present EMMAN IDAMA ‘E-Man Of The House’ plus support ^ Upstairs ^ Emman Idama Comedy Special at Whelan’s Upstairs, Fri 20th Jan, 8pm. Tickets on sale now from Whelanslive.com. Join Emman Idama as he gives you an insight of his life from Nigerian to Ireland and hear about his crazy family and a devastating […]Upstairs in Whelans  Doors: 8pm Tickets: €10 adv / €12 door

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    7/11 Promotion Present

    EMMAN IDAMA

    ‘E-Man Of The House’

    plus support

    ^ Upstairs ^

    Facebook event

    Emman Idama Comedy Special at Whelan’s Upstairs, Fri 20th Jan, 8pm. Tickets on sale now from Whelanslive.com.

    Join Emman Idama as he gives you an insight of his life from Nigerian to Ireland and hear about his crazy family and a devastating love life.

    Emman Idama has been performing for over 3-year and he has performed all over Ireland and the UK. He has played at The Vodafone Comedy Festival, Kilkenny Comedy Festival, Electric Picnic, Longitude, Forbidden Fruit, Edinburgh Fringe Festival and many more.

    “Nice style, flowed well, held people’s attention” – The Stand

    “Some Irish/African material only he can touch, good confidence in his speech and good storyteller” – Glee

    Emman Idama has been seen on “Facts” and on RTE “Republic Of Telly” & “The Year Thats In It 2014 & 2015”.

    TICKETS

    €10 adv / €12 door

    Advanced tickets available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-8pm M-F, 4-8pm Sat)

    – 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

    Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required

    AFTER THE GIG

    Whelan’s Indie Club w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue – Free Entry via front door until 10:30pm | Drinks Promos

    • Upstairs in Whelan's, 25 Wexford St.
    • Doors: 8pm
    • Tickets: €10 adv / €12 door

Saturday 21st January - JON CLEARY

Jon Cleary Pink Wall P 300x193Whelanslive.com presents in assoc with Walton’s World Masters Grammy Award Winner JON CLEARY plus support _ Main Venue _    Grammy winner 2015 for Best Regional Roots Music Album With the release of GoGo Juice on FHQ Records, New Orleans funk master Jon Cleary returns to the hard driving, soulful, and funky pop tunes
Doors: 8pm Tickets: €20

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    Whelanslive.com presents
    in assoc with Walton’s World Masters

    Grammy Award Winner

    JON CLEARY

    Facebook event

    plus support

    _ Main Venue _ 

     

    Grammy winner 2015 for Best Regional Roots Music Album

    With the release of GoGo Juice on FHQ Records, New Orleans funk master Jon Cleary returns to the hard driving, soulful, and funky pop tunes that have brought him critical acclaim since his 1999 album Moonburn.

    Beyond Cleary’s considerable skills as a tunesmith he is equally renowned around the globe as an accomplished keyboardist and guitarist, and a deeply soulful vocalist. Cleary’s thirty-five years of intensive hands-on work on the Crescent City scene has made him a respected peer of such New Orleans R&B icons as Dr. John and Allen Toussaint. Toussaint, in fact, took time from his busy schedule to write most of the horn arrangements for GoGo Juice. In addition to the Toussaint touch, GoGo Juice bursts, full flavor, with expert accompaniment by some of New Orleans’ top session men – including fellow keyboardist and vocalist Nigel Hall, and the Dirty Dozen horns– along with members of Cleary’s band, the Absolute Monster Gentlemen, and the veteran production skills of Grammy Award-winning producer John Porter.

    While thoroughly steeped in the classic Crescent City keyboard canon– from Jelly Roll Morton to Fats Domino to Art Neville, James Booker, and beyond– Cleary uses that century’s worth of pianistic brilliance as a point of departure to forge his own unique and eclectic style. “I love New Orleans R&B, “ Cleary explains. “I’m a fan, first and foremost. But there’s little point in just going back and re-recording the old songs. I think the greatest New Orleans R&B records are the ones that built on what went before but also added something new. By writing new songs you get to channel all the music you absorb through your own individual set of filters– and the fun is in seeing what comes out. Funk is the ethnic folk music of New Orleans, and I wanted to infuse this album with a sound that was true to the city I love”.

    Jon Cleary’s GoGo Juice makes an eloquent, definitive and future-classic statement of his funk-filled artistic vision. A highly musical, masterfully performed expression of Jon’s high energy and exquisite musicianship… Real music played real good!

     

    TICKETS

    €20 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-8pm M-F, 4-8pm Sat)

    – 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or credit card bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

    Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required

    AFTER THE GIG

    Whelan’s Indie Club w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue – Free Entry via front door until 10:30pm | Drinks Promos

    • Whelan's, 25 Wexford St.
    • Doors: 8pm
    • Tickets: €20

     

Saturday 21st January - SUN.SET.SHIPS

Sun.set .ships P 300x193SUN.SET.SHIPS plus support FIELDS ^ Upstairs ^   Sun.Set.Ships are set to headline their first gig in Whelan’s (upstairs) on Saturday the 21st of January. Support on the night from FIELDS (full band) Doors: 8 FIELDS: 8.30-9.15 Sun.Set.Ships: 9.30-10.40 ADM:- €10 We have been looking forward to this gig since last year, can’t wait to […]Upstairs in Whelans  Doors: 8pm Tickets: €10

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    SUN.SET.SHIPS

    plus support

    FIELDS

    ^ Upstairs ^

    Facebook event

     

    Sun.Set.Ships are set to headline their first gig in Whelan’s (upstairs) on Saturday the 21st of January.
    Support on the night from FIELDS (full band)

    Doors: 8
    FIELDS: 8.30-9.15
    Sun.Set.Ships: 9.30-10.40
    ADM:- €10

    We have been looking forward to this gig since last year, can’t wait to show Whelan’s what goes down when the Ships come round.

    Hope to see all you lovely people there.

    Sun.Set.ShapesWillBeThrown

     

     

    TICKETS

    €10 available on the door.

    Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required

    AFTER THE GIG

    Whelan’s Indie Club w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue – Free Entry via front door until 10:30pm | Drinks Promos

    • Upstairs in Whelan's, 25 Wexford St.
    • Doors: 8pm
    • Tickets: €10

     

Sunday 22nd January - ALISON SPITTLE

ALISON SPITTLE 6 P 300x182Whelanslive.com and Lisa Richards present ALISON SPITTLE plus guests _ Main Venue _ Alison spittle discovers Hawaii. Join Alison as she discovers Hawaii one last time downstairs in Whelans in her biggest headline gig to date.
Doors: 8pm Tickets: €12

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    Whelanslive.com and Lisa Richards present

    ALISON SPITTLE

    plus guests

    _ Main Venue _

    Alison spittle discovers Hawaii.

    Join Alison as she discovers Hawaii one last time downstairs in Whelans in her biggest headline gig to date.

    You know that memory that stings? The one that will keep you awake that extra five minutes before you sleep? Alison has loads of them, but she’s found a way around it. Join her as she discovers Hawaii.

    “Spittle performs an hour of highly entertaining and original comedy” – The Irish Independent

    ” Sumptuous madness” **** – The Irish Times

    Her rambling, off-the-cuff style is absolutely magnetic.” – Meg.ie

    Alison has done some cool stuff this year, writing and starring in a short film, exec produced by Steve Coogan for Sky Arts, George Hook’s weekly sidekick on Newstalk, Selling out First Fortnight, Edinburgh and Tiger Dublin Fringe, Launching The Alison Spittle Show Podcast and various appearances on RTE and TV3.

    TICKETS

    €12 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-8pm M-F, 4-8pm Sat)

    – 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

    Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required

    AFTER THE GIG

    Whelan’s Indie DJ in the bar and Sonntags [Disco/House/Funk] upstairs from 11pm til late (Free Entry).

    • Whelan's, 25 Wexford St.
    • Doors: 8pm
    • Tickets: €12

Monday 23rd January - POP THE CHERRY COMEDY

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POP THE CHERRY COMEDY Every Monday Upstairs at Whelan’s featuring Aidan Greene, Therese Cahill, Sean Finnerty, Richy Sheehy and more with Fiona Frawley as MC. ^ Upstairs ^ Pop the Cherry Comedy bring you a truly electric night in Whelan’s every Monday – This is stand-up comedy brought to you by young, new and emerging […]Upstairs in Whelans  Doors: 8pm // Show 8:45pm Tickets: €5

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    POP THE CHERRY COMEDY

    Every Monday Upstairs at Whelan’s

    featuring

    Aidan Greene,
    Therese Cahill,
    Sean Finnerty,
    Richy Sheehy
    and more
    with Fiona Frawley as MC.

    ^ Upstairs ^

    Facebook event

    Pop the Cherry Comedy bring you a truly electric night in Whelan’s every Monday – This is stand-up comedy brought to you by young, new and emerging talent on the Irish comedy scene.

    In the meantime check out our YouTube channel to get a taste of what you can expect: www.youtube.com/popthecherrycomedy

    ‘These lads are a good laugh’ – Irish Examiner
    ‘Hilarious’ – Spin 1038
    ‘One to watch’ – Irish Daily Mirror
    ‘This shite is meant to pass for comedy’ – WhyteyIRL

    TICKETS

    €5 on the door or available online from eventbrite

    Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required

    AFTER THE GIG

    Whelan’s Indie DJ w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm til late | Drinks Promos available | Free Entry

    • Upstairs in Whelan's, 25 Wexford St.
    • Doors: 8pm // Show 8:45pm
    • Tickets: €5

Tuesday 24th January - OATHBREAKER

Oathbreacker Website 300x193u:mack presents OATHBREAKER plus support DESTRIERS -Main Venue- We’re delighted to announce that the incredible Oathbreaker make their debut Dublin appearance in Whelans on jan 24. One of the most exciting signing to the awesome Deathwish Records, it’s really great to have them Check them out: New Dublin Band Destriers are supporting, they’re awesome, check […]Doors: 7.30pm Tickets: €14

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    u:mack presents

    OATHBREAKER

    plus support

    DESTRIERS
    Facebook event

     

    -Main Venue-

    We’re delighted to announce that the incredible Oathbreaker make their debut Dublin appearance in Whelans on jan 24. One of the most exciting signing to the awesome Deathwish Records, it’s really great to have them

    Check them out:

    New Dublin Band Destriers are supporting, they’re awesome, check them here:

    TICKETS

    €14 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-8pm M-F, 4-8pm Sat)

    – 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or credit card bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

    Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required

    AFTER THE GIG

    Whelan’s Silent Disco, now every Mon, Tue & Wed from 11pm – 2 DJs, just pick the one you like best [Free Entry] plus Late Bar.

    • Whelan's, 25 Wexford St.
    • Doors: 7:30pm
    • Tickets: €14

     

Thursday 26th January - ASTRONAUTALIS

Astro2 P 300x182ON SALE THUR 10th NOV, 9am ASTRONAUTALIS plus support _ Main Venue _ Fresh from his Irish debut back in August, Astronautalis returns in full force with a backing band to beat the rest. Still celebrating the release of his fifth full-length album, Cut The Body Loose, Astronautalis is returning to Whelan’s
Doors: 8pm Tickets: €15 + Booking Fee

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    ON SALE THUR 10th NOV, 9am

    ASTRONAUTALIS

    plus support

    _ Main Venue _

    Facebook event

    Fresh from his Irish debut back in August, Astronautalis returns in full force with a backing band to beat the rest.

    Still celebrating the release of his fifth full-length album, Cut The Body Loose, Astronautalis is returning to Whelan’s to shake the roof and encapsulate the city with his stories.

    Recently signed to punk label Side One Dummy, his new album evokes the spirit of the American South, dealing with overcoming adversity, having a party and banding together.

    Grab tickets before it’s too late!

     

    TICKETS

    ON SALE THUR 10th NOV, 9am: €15 + booking fee available online from Eventbrite

    Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required.

    AFTER THE GIG

    Indie & Alternative Dance Party | Drinks Promos | 11pm til 3am or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue – Free Entry via front door until 10:30pm

    • Whelan's, 25 Wexford St.
    • Doors: 8pm
    • Tickets: €15 + Booking Fee

     

Friday 27th January - SOMA #004 FT. CHINESE NEWSPAPER + THE FONTAINES

Soma Website 300x114SOMA #004 featuring CHINESE NEWSPAPER Plus THE FONTAINES ^ Upstairs ^ SOMA #004 IS HERE. NEW YEAR. ANOTHER SOMA. Big love to everyone who came to the first three SOMA events in 2016, but now it’s time to kick off the new year with SOMA #004 starting at the later time of 10pm. The live […]Upstairs in Whelans  Doors: 10pm Tickets: FREE ENTRY

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    SOMA #004

    featuring

    CHINESE NEWSPAPER

    Plus

    THE FONTAINES

    ^ Upstairs ^

    Facebook event

    SOMA #004 IS HERE.

    NEW YEAR. ANOTHER SOMA.

    Big love to everyone who came to the first three SOMA events in 2016, but now it’s time to kick off the new year with SOMA #004 starting at the later time of 10pm.

    The live set on the night will be from the exciting new Garage Rock Chinese Newspaper, while the dudemen of The Fontaines will be handling DJ duties along with our SOMA residents. Expect good time party vibez.

    Admission = FREE.

    SOMA originated as a series of house parties in Dublin hosting bands and DJs until stupid o’clock. The SOMA clubnight aims to carry on the house party tradition, showcasing Dublins best up and coming bands followed by a sweaty party soundtracked by all your favourite indie and alternative bangers.

     

     

     

    SOMA PLAYS:
    FIDLAR, The Dandy Warhols, Arctic Monkeys, Parquet Courts, The Virgins, QOTSA, Blur, Bloc Party, The Strokes, Sleater-Kinney, Brian Jonestown Massacare, The Hives, Wavves,The Vines, Bikini Kill, The White Stripes, The Kills, Nirvana, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Foals, Interpol, Death From Above 1979, The Libertines, Smashing Pumpkins, Green Day, The Stone Roses, Justice, The Orwells, Tame Impala, The Last Shadow Puppets, Kings of Leon, Phoenix, Editors, Glass Animals, The Vaccines, Warpaint, Circa Waves, Wild Beasts, etc. etc.

    Drink promos:
    O’Haras pints = €5
    Gin & Tonics = €5.50
    Shots = €3
    Vodka / Splash €5
    MORE TBA

    TICKETS

    FREE ENTRY: *MENTION “I’M HERE FOR SOMA #004” AT THE DOOR

    Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required

    • Upstairs in Whelan's, 25 Wexford St.
    • Doors: 10pm
    • Tickets: FREE ENTRY

Friday 27th January - SWITZERLAND (Album Launch)

Switzerland P 300x193SWITZERLAND [ALBUM LAUNCH] plus support ^ Upstairs ^ Switzerland the band, not the country, launch their debut album “Long Gone” in Whelan’s Upstairs on Fri 27th Jan. Tickets are on sale now from Whelanslive.com.
Upstairs in Whelans  Doors: 8pm Tickets: €8 / €12 w/ Album

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    SWITZERLAND

    [ALBUM LAUNCH]

    plus support

    ^ Upstairs ^

    Facebook event

    Switzerland the band, not the country, launch their debut album “Long Gone” in Whelan’s Upstairs on Fri 27th Jan. Tickets are on sale now from Whelanslive.com.

     

    TICKETS

    €8 / €12 w/ Album

    Advanced tickets available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-8pm M-F, 4-8pm Sat)

    – 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

    Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required.

    AFTER THE GIG

    Whelan’s Indie Club w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue – Free Entry via front door until 10:30pm | Drinks Promos

    • Upstairs in Whelan's, 25 Wexford St.
    • Doors: 8pm
    • Tickets: €8 / €12 w/ Album

     

Friday 27th January - VINCI

VINCI BAND PIC P 300x193VINCI plus support _ Main Venue _ VINCI is five mates; Kurtis (Vocals/Guitar), Noely (Bass), Andy (Lead Guitar), Doyler (Cello/Keys) and Leo (Drums). We’ve been mates for between 7-20 years, all playing with different artists and bands on some of the biggest stages in Ireland and Europe
Doors: 8pm Tickets: €10

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    VINCI

    plus support

    _ Main Venue _

    VINCI is five mates; Kurtis (Vocals/Guitar), Noely (Bass), Andy (Lead Guitar), Doyler (Cello/Keys) and Leo (Drums). We’ve been mates for between 7-20 years, all playing with different artists and bands on some of the biggest stages in Ireland and Europe but for one reason or another, they always came back to playing together because it felt different than anything else they did.

    The band was started in August this year, and in the short time since then, they’ve recorded a four track EP with Philip Magee (Kodaline/The Script), filmed the first ever music video at Dublin’s historic City Hall, released the debut single ‘Lions’ as a brand new band on November 11th, ‘Lions’ was chosen as Song Of The Day on Joe.ie, VINCI selected as Homegrown Hero on Today FM and they played a sold out Grand Social for their first ever headline show.

    Two months on from the very first time anyone had heard them play a single note together, they play Whelan’s main room in what could be one of the gigs of 2017, given their exponential growth.

    “Vinci’s cinematic & panoramic amalgamation of weathered rock and rhapsodic pop is gritty sincere, bluesy soulful, and raw yet beautiful. Lions sends listeners on a spiraling ascent with its burst of sheer emotive power, an effect that brings to mind a heartrending combination of Bastille, Maverick Sabre, Hozier, and Kodaline. Despite its stadium ready potency, Lions is frayed and intimate.” – I Heart Moosiq

    “‘Lions‘ quite honestly, deserves more than just a couple of shots over Irish radio waves, as it completely holds itself firmly above many recent releases from our homegrown talent throughout 2016. Plain and simple – it’s epic.” – Music Scene Ireland 9/10

     

    TICKETS

    €10 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-8pm M-F, 4-8pm Sat)

    – 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

    Strictly over 18’s, I.D. may be required.

    AFTER THE GIG

    Whelan’s Indie Club w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue – Free Entry via front door until 10:30pm | Drinks Promos

    • Whelan's, 25 Wexford St.
    • Doors: 8pm
    • Tickets: €10

Saturday 28th January - CHATHAM COUNTY LINE

Chatham County Line P 300x182ON SALE THUR 8th SEPT, 9am Aiken Promtions presents CHATHAM COUNTY LINE plus support _ Main Venue _ ‘’Our band is a lot like this place,” says Chatham County Line guitarist, lead singer and songwriter Dave Wilson. His eyes wander across the original hardwood lanes of the mid-century Raleigh bowling alley where he just finished rolling and […]Doors: 8pm Tickets: €16.50

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    ON SALE THUR 8th SEPT, 9am

    Aiken Promtions presents

    CHATHAM COUNTY LINE

    plus support

    _ Main Venue _

    Facebook event

    ‘’Our band is a lot like this place,” says Chatham County Line guitarist, lead singer and songwriter Dave Wilson. His eyes wander across the original hardwood lanes of the mid-century Raleigh bowling alley where he just finished rolling and drinking two rounds. Playing traditional string band instrumentation around a single microphone while clad in suits and ties visually projects a similar sepia-toned timelessness. “We create a product that you’re familiar with and you’ll enjoy going back to because you know what to expect. My dad ran a local hardware store years ago and I always felt like we shared that.”

    Sure enough, like a small town store, there’s no dramatic tale or sexy hook to fuel the hype machine for Autumn, the seventh studio album since the Raleigh, NC-based Chatham County Line—Wilson, John Teer (mandolin/fiddle), Chandler Holt (banjo), and Greg Readling (bass, pedal steel, piano)—coalesced in the late 1990’s. Instead, the story behind the workmanlike group’s newest release—available September 2, 2016 via Yep Roc Records—is simple: A veteran ensemble at the top of its game sticking to its considerable strengths—poignant songwriting and inventive acoustic arrangements that draw upon a broad array of American roots influences, highlighted by trademark three- and four-part harmonies that shine throughout. But like the flat-screen televisions that now dot those bowling lanes, the quartet respects its history—from bluegrass inventor Bill Monroe to innovators like John Hartford—while remaining mindful of more modern influences, including its members’ backgrounds in rock bands.

    “We were so obsessive about the way Tightrope sounded and making sure we got the songs right that this record was kind of a 180 from that,” Wilson explains, referring to the meticulous, multi-year process that birthed Autumn’s predecessor. “I think we were all exhausted from that process and wanted to just take the songs I had written and record them.” Thanks to the more casual approach, Autumn marries the comfortable maturity of 2014’s Tightrope with the welcome spontaneity of Chatham County Line’s earlier work. With some finishing touches done at Durham, NC’s Overdub Lane, two brief sessions—produced by Wilson at Kernersville, NC’s Fidelitorium—over the falls of 2014 and 2015 yielded not only the eleven tracks that comprise Autumn, but also a title for the album.

    Fortunately for fans, Chatham County Line has no plans to cut back on its live engagements, from the elegant European concert halls to the large American folk festivals at which the quartet has become a fixture. On stage, the musical relationships fostered by its consistent line-up are apparent, through an unspoken chemistry that allows the freedom for improvisational flashes that seem as polished as the rest of its set. Those moments keep performances fresh as the band’s best-known songs become concert staples, despite a deep catalog that features dozens of stellar tunes. “The fans drive the setlist and the songs that we feel like we need to play every night,” Wilson states. “But this is never a position that I thought we would be in, that there would be all these songs we wrote that people listen to and make babies to, so then they bring the baby to the show to hear that particular song.”

    “The conundrum of this new record is what old songs do we take out of the set and which new ones do we put in,” Holt muses, agreeing with Wilson that it’s a good problem to have for a group in its second decade of making music on its own terms, happy to avoid the path of acts that have morphed into business juggernauts. “Music today has almost become about everything else besides the music, but for the four of us, it’s very much the opposite of that. We get to do what we want to do. What else is there?”

    Tickets priced €16.50 on sale from Thursday 8th September at 9am from www.whelanslive.com, www.ticketmaster.ie & usual outlets nationwide.

    TICKETS

    €16.50 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-8pm M-F, 4-8pm Sat)

    – 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

    Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required.

    AFTER THE GIG

    Whelan’s Indie Club w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue – Free Entry via front door until 10:30pm | Drinks Promos

    • Whelan's, 25 Wexford St.
    • Doors: 8pm
    • Tickets: €16.50

     

Saturday 28th January - AARON WATSON

Aaron Watson The Underdog23 P 300x182ON SALE FRI 28th OCT, 9AM MCD.ie presents AARON WATSON plus support ^ Upstairs ^ Live at Whelan’s, Saturday January 28th 2017 Tickets €16.00 including booking fee on sale Friday October 28th from Ticketmaster
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    ON SALE FRI 28th OCT, 9AM

    MCD.ie presents

    AARON WATSON

    plus support

    ^ Upstairs ^

    Facebook event

    Live at Whelan’s, Saturday January 28th 2017
    Tickets €16.00 including booking fee on sale Friday October 28th from Ticketmaster

    With the release of The Underdog in February 2015, Aaron Watson made country music history by becoming the first ever independent artist to debut an album at #1 on Billboard Country Chart. This achievement was highlighted by the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2016 with an installation commemorating this milestone showcasing some of Aaron’s artifacts throughout his career that brought him to this place.

    Since then he has gone on to take his tour around the world performing headline shows, many sold out, from Boise to Boston/San Diego to Chicago and across the pond in Italy, France, Sweden, and the UK.

    Press continues to praise his music as well…

    ”a proud country traditionalist” – Rolling Stone,

    “winning in country music” -NPR,

    “one of the few real cowboys left in country music” -iTunes,

    “puts the bite back into traditional country music” -Rolling Stone

    are a few of the rave reviews his brand of country music has received. In a world where country music at times seems to have lost its identity and roots, Aaron remains firmly committed to staying true to his music and the brand; the epitome of representing Texas, cowboy hats, buckles, and fiddles that have served country music and country music lovers for generations while always staying focused on the core values that have brought his unprecedented success to this point….faith, family, and fans.

     

     

    TICKETS

    ON SALE FRI 28th OCT, 9AM: €16 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-8pm M-F, 4-8pm Sat)

    – 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

    Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required

    AFTER THE GIG

    Whelan’s Indie Club w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue – Free Entry via front door until 10:30pm | Drinks Promos

    • Upstairs in Whelan's, 25 Wexford St.
    • Doors: 8pm
    • Tickets: €16

     

     

Saturday 28th January - MIDNIGHT HOUR w/ CHECKPOINT & JAILBIRDS

Midnight Hourfeaturing – CHECKPOINT plus JAILBIRDS Upstairs@Whelan’s from Midnight. Doors: 11:45pm – Free b4 22:30pm Sign up for guest list HERE Whelanslive.com is proud to bring you The Midnight Hour. Showcasing the best new talent in Ireland & beyond.
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    JAILBIRDS

    Upstairs@Whelan’s from Midnight.

    Doors: 11:45pm – Free b4 22:30pm

    Sign up for guest list HERE

    Whelanslive.com is proud to bring you The Midnight Hour. Showcasing the best new talent in Ireland & beyond.

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    Mono Manic Records is hosting a gig with Checkpoint and Jailbirds in Whelans upstairs as part of their midnight hour gigs!
    After the success of the first MMR gig back in August, we have reappeared for another drink and a bop.
    Free in before 10:30, paid door is 10 euro after 10:30, so get down early, grab yourself some booze and enjoy the gig.

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    CHECKPOINT

    https://www.facebook.com/CheckpointPunk/

     

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    JAILBIRDS

    https://www.facebook.com/jailbirdsireland/

     

    TICKETS

    FREE BEFORE 10:30pm or sign up for guest list HERE

    Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required.

    • Upstairs in Whelan's, 25 Wexford St.
    • Doors: 11:30pm
    • Tickets: €

Sunday 29th January - JAMES McMURTRY

JamesMcMurtry2014 3 P 300x193Whelanslive.com presents JAMES McMURTRY AND BAND plus support _ Main Venue _ JAMES McMURTRY RELEASES COMPLICATED GAME, HIS FIRST STUDIO ALBUM IN SIX YEARS “Back before Napster and Spotify, we toured to promote record sales. Now we make records to promote tour dates.”
Doors: 8pm Tickets: €20

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    Whelanslive.com presents

    JAMES McMURTRY

    AND BAND

    plus support

    _ Main Venue _

    JAMES McMURTRY RELEASES COMPLICATED GAME, HIS FIRST STUDIO ALBUM IN SIX YEARS

    “Back before Napster and Spotify, we toured to promote record sales. Now we make records to promote tour dates.”

    AUSTIN, Texas: James McMurtry spins stories with a poet’s pen (“Long Island Sound”) and a painter’s precision (“She Loves Me”). Proof: The acclaimed songwriter’s newComplicated Game. McMurtry’s first collection in six years spotlights a craftsman in absolutely peak form as he turns from political toward personal (“These Things I’ve Come to Know,” “You Got to Me”). “The lyrical theme is mostly about relationships,” McMurtry says. “It’s also a little about the big old world verses the poor little farmer or fisherman. I never make a conscious decision about what to write about.”

    Complicated Game delivers McMurtry’s trademark story songs time and again (“Copper Canteen,” “Deaver’s Crossing”), but the record brings a new (and certainly no less energetic) sonic approach. Simply put: McMurtry brings forth another new masterpiece.
    “How’m I Gonna Find You Now,” the record’s lead single boasts buoyant banjos and driving drums endlessly energetic.

    Whiplash vocals further frenzy the beat. “I’ve got a cup of black coffee so I don’t get lazy/I’ve got a rattle in the dashboard driving me crazy,” McMurtry effectively raps. “If I hit it with my fist, it’ll quit for a little while/Gonna have to stop to smoke in another mile/Headed into town gonna meet you at the mercantile/Take you to the Sonic get you grinning like a crocodile.”

     

    Such vibrant vignettes consistently turn heads. They have for a quarter century now. Clearly, he’s only improving with time. “James McMurtry is one of my very few favorite songwriters on Earth and these days he’s working at the top of his game,” says Americana all-star Jason Isbell. “He has that rare gift of being able to make a listener laugh out loud at one line and choke up at the next. I don’t think anybody writes better lyrics.” “James writes like he’s lived a lifetime,” echoes iconic roots rocker John Mellencamp. Yes. Spin “South Dakota.” You’ll hear.

    Further evidence: McMurtry’s Just Us Kids (2008) and Childish Things (2005). The former earned his highest Billboard 200 chart position in nearly two decades and notched Americana Music Award nominations. Meanwhile, Childish Things scored endless critical praise and spent six full weeks topping the Americana Music Radio chart in 2005 and 2006. In 2006, Childish Things won the Americana Music Association’s Album of the Year and “We Can’t Make It Here” was named the rapidly rising organization’s Song of the Year.
    Of course, Complicated Game doubles down on literate storytelling longtime enthusiasts expect. Recall high watermarks past: “Childish Things,” “Choctaw Bingo,” “Peter Pan,” “Levelland,” and “Out Here in the Middle” only begin the list. (Yes, Robert Earl Keen covered those last two, “Levelland” remaining a live staple.) Just Us Kids alone includes fan favorites “Hurricane Party,” “Ruby and Carlos” and “You’d a Thought.” High watermarks deliver equal measures depth and breadth and pierce hearts with sharp sociopolitical commentary (“Fireline Road”).

    More history: McMurtry critically lauded first album Too Long in the Wasteland (1989) was produced by John Mellencamp and marked the beginning of a series of acclaimed projects for Columbia and Sugar Hill Records. In 1996, McMurtry received a Grammy nomination for Long Form Music Video for Where’d You Hide the Body. Additionally, It Had to Happen (1997) received the American Indie Award for Best Americana Album.

    In 2004, McMurtry released the universally lauded Live in Aught-Three on Compadre Records. The following year, Childish Things notched arguably his most critical praise, spending six weeks at No. 1 on the Americana Music Radio Chart in 2005 and 2006. In September 2006, Childish Things and “We Can’t Make It Here” won the Americana Music Awards for Album and Song of the Year, respectively. McMurtry received more Americana Music Award nominations for 2008’s Just Us Kids. This album marked his highest Billboard 200 chart position in more than nearly two decades.

    In 2009, Live in Europe was released, capturing the McMurtry band’s first European tour and extraordinary live set. Along with seasoned band members Ronnie Johnson, Daren Hess, and Tim Holt, the disc features special guests Ian McLagan (The Faces) and Jon Dee Graham (True Believers, Skunks). Also, for the first time ever, video of the James McMurtry Band’s live performance is available on the included DVD.

    The poignant lyrics of his immense catalog still ring true today. In 2011, “We Can’t Make It Here” was cited among The Nation’s “Best Protest Songs Ever.” “‘We Can’t Make It Here,’” Bob Lefsetz wrote, “has stood the test of time because of its unmitigated truth.”
    McMurtry tours year round and consistently throws down unparalleled powerhouse performances. The Washington Post notes: “Much attention is paid to James McMurtry’s lyrics and rightfully so: He creates a novel’s worth of emotion and experience in four minutes of blisteringly stark couplets. What gets overlooked, however, is that he’s an accomplished rock guitar player … serious stuff, imparted by a singularly serious band.”

     

    TICKETS

    €20 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-8pm M-F, 4-8pm Sat)

    – 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

    Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required

    AFTER THE GIG

    Whelan’s Indie DJ in the bar and Sonntags [Disco/House/Funk] upstairs from 11pm til late (Free Entry).

    • Whelan's, 25 Wexford St.
    • Doors: 8pm
    • Tickets: €20

     

Sunday 29th January - HAMELL ON TRIAL (POSTPONED UNTIL MAR 9)

HamellonTrial1 P 300x193* * * * * THIS GIG HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL MARCH 9 ORIGINAL TICKETS STILL VALID OR REFUNDS FROM POINT OF SALE * * * * * Ed Hamell, who performs under the name Hamell on Trial, managed to build a steady following for his anti-folk, punk rock-influenced acoustic music.
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    THIS GIG HAS BEEN POSTPONED

    UNTIL MARCH 9

    ORIGINAL TICKETS STILL VALID OR REFUNDS FROM POINT OF SALE

    * * * * *

     

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    Ed Hamell, who performs under the name Hamell on Trial, managed to build a steady following for his anti-folk, punk rock-influenced acoustic music. Alternating between brash and funny, his sound has more in common with rock than the gentle folksingers of yore. Hamell on Trial got his start in upstate New York, where Hamell split from the band he was playing with and embraced the notion of playing as a solo act. After recording his 1989 debut as Hamell on Trial, Conviction, for Syracuse’s Blue Wave Records, he eventually decided that a journey south might be beneficial to his musical career and relocated to Austin, Texas.

    Soon after arriving in Austin, he won a steady gig playing Friday nights at the Electric Lounge. His first shows alienated the audience with his fierce attack and sarcastic tone, but he soon built a fan base that appreciated his style, and his shows began to draw more than 500 people every week. He signed a recording contract with Austin’s Doolittle Records in May 1994 and released his debut album, Big as Life, soon afterwards. His performance at the South by Southwest Music Conference won him a contract with Mercury Records, which re-released his debut, as well as subsequent albums including 1997’s The Chord Is Mightier Than the Sword and 2000’s Choochtown.

    Hamell did his part to promote these releases with his relentless touring, playing up to 250 shows per year until May 2000 when he was seriously injured in a car accident. After recovering from head and spinal injuries, he released Ed’s Not Dead: Hamell Comes Alive in 2001, and could often be found playing shows near his new home in Brooklyn, New York. A collection, Mercuroyale: The Best of the Mercury Years arrived the following year, and in 2003, he struck a deal with Righteous Babe Records, the indie label founded by Ani DiFranco. Hamell on Trial’s first album for Righteous Babe was Tough Love, followed in 2006 by Songs for Parents Who Enjoy Drugs and in 2008 by The Terrorism of Everyday Life.

    In 2012, Hamell turned to Kickstarter to crowdfund a few album featuring songs he’d written after giving himself an assignment to write a new tune each day. (Hamell ended up writing close to 400 songs, and posted performances of many of them on YouTube.) The campaign was successful enough that he raised $10,435, well over his $7,000 goal, and he recorded a digital EP that was expanded into a full-length album, produced in part by Phil Nicolo of the Butcher Brothers. The full-length, The Happiest Man in the World, was released by New West Records in February 2014.

     

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    CLIVE BARNES

    http://www.clivebarnesmusic.com/
    https://twitter.com/clivebarnes

    Clive Barnes is a guitarist, singer and songwriter of rare quality. Clive has released four studio albums to date the latest of which The Ghost Country garnered rave four and five star reviews with previous album Welcome To Farewell winning Album of the Year in US publication Acoustic Guitar. Clive toured consistently throughout the US and Europe as a solo act and also as lap steel guitarist with the likes of Eric Bibb, Joe Cocker and Taj Mahal. He has toured as opening act with Jeff Beck, Alison Krauss, Gary Clark Jr, David Crosby, Dr. John, Greg Allman, Solomon Burke, The Blind Boys Of Alabama, Seasick Steve, Rodrigo Y Gabriela and many many more.

    RTE’s Harry Guiren noted in a review of Clive Barnes performing at Vicar Street, Dublin, “Clive is a guitarist who can make one acoustic sound like six. Barnes transported the entire, hushed venue across the Atlantic to where the paths taken by the Delta Blues, Tom Waits and Bruce Springsteen all led to his own special territory.”

     

    TICKETS

    €16.50 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-8pm M-F, 4-8pm Sat)

    – 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

    Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required

    AFTER THE GIG

    Whelan’s Indie DJ in the bar and Sonntags [Disco/House/Funk] upstairs from 11pm til late (Free Entry).

    • Upstairs in Whelan's, 25 Wexford St.
    • Doors: 8pm
    • Tickets: €16.50

Monday 30th January - TOM ROBINSON w/ GERRY DIVER & RAPHAEL DOYLE

Tom Robinson Raybli Fullres P 300x193Whelanslive.com presents TOM ROBINSON with GERRY DIVER to launch their joint project with songwriter RAPHAEL DOYLE _ Main Venue _  Tom Robinson returns to Whelans accompanied by award winning Anglo-Irish producer Gerry Diver to launch their joint project with songwriter Raphael Doyle.
Doors: 8pm Tickets: €20

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    TOM ROBINSON

    with GERRY DIVER

    to launch their joint project with songwriter RAPHAEL DOYLE
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    _ Main Venue _ 

    Tom Robinson returns to Whelans accompanied by award winning Anglo-Irish producer Gerry Diver to launch their joint project with songwriter Raphael Doyle.

    In 1969 Raphael Doyle left his native County Antrim for England – where he was discovered by blues legend Alexis Korner, formed a teenage musical partnership with Tom Robinson and fellow Teesider Hereward Kaye, and the trio had their first album produced by Ray Davies.

    After four decades of what he describes as “a messy life” Raphael was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease early in 2016. His musician son Louis Doyle at once coaxed his dad back into the studio to start work on the album they’d always dreamed of making together.

    Supported by friends and family through a PledgeMusic campaign, Raphael and Louis have joined forces with virtuoso musician Gerry Diver [Youth, Van Morrison, Christy Moore, Shane McGowan] on the album – which is titled Never Closer [after the Seamus Heaney poem “When all the others were away at Mass”].

    Tom Robinson opens this acoustic showcase with a set of audience favourites [including Glad To Be Gay, War Baby and Up Against the Wall] before joining Raphael, Gerry and Louis to play songs from Never Closer.

    The album’s potent lyricism and unflinching honesty have already won Raphael Doyle acclaim from Across The Line to The Huffington Post. Prepare for a memorable – and unrepeatable – evening of words and music from four masters of the trade.

     

     

     

    TICKETS

    €20 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-8pm M-F, 4-8pm Sat)

    – 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or credit card bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

    Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required

     

    AFTER THE GIG

    Whelan’s Silent Disco, now every Mon, Tue & Wed from 11pm – 2 DJs, just pick the one you like best [Free Entry] plus Late Bar.

    • Whelan's, 25 Wexford St.
    • Doors: 8pm
    • Tickets: €20

     

     

Monday 30th January - SONG CYCLE

Song Cycle P 300x181Whelanslive.com presents SONG CYCLE w/ TBC – WHELAN’S BAR – 8:30pm – FREE ENTRY Well into it’s third year, Whelans Singer songwriter night ‘Song Cycle’ continues to offer a platform for local and non local acts to experiment, sing and share in the friendly informal setting of Whelan’s front window.
Doors: 8:30pm Tickets: FREE ENTRY

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    SONG CYCLE w/

    TBC

    – WHELAN’S BAR –

    8:30pm – FREE ENTRY

    Well into it’s third year, Whelans Singer songwriter night ‘Song Cycle’ continues to offer a platform for local and non local acts to experiment, sing and share in the friendly informal setting of Whelan’s front window.Taking our cues from our favourite artists musings on the creative process (Van Dyke Parks lends us the title from his seminal 1967 opus) this night offers artists a fresh new stage to breath life into songs, experiment with ideas or simply just play for the sheer enjoyment of it.

    The Format of Song Cycle has developed a little since moving downstairs earlier this year.  Regular hosts Ollie Cole and John Byrne help us curate the evening and take part as well by performing some of their works in progress as well as old standards. Needless to say an impromptu session is never too far away if some of their special guests feel like playing a song or two.

    Song Cycle takes place in Whelans front bar every Monday, admission is free and all are welcome to play.

    CONTACT

    Songcycle@whelanslive.com

    AFTER THE GIG

    Whelan’s DJ w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm (Free Entry)

    • Whelan's, 25 Wexford St.
    • Doors: 8:30pm
    • Tickets: FREE ENTRY

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