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The Grand Social

The Grand Social

The Grand Social

35 Lower Liffey Street,
Dublin 1

tel: +353 1 874 0076

email: [email protected]

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Whats on at The Grand Social …

Tuesday 11th December - Jazz Jam

Our weekly Jazz Jam. Drop in and listen or bring your instrument and jam with some of the coolest Jazz musicians in Dublin! Free admission
Venue: The Ballroom  Doors: 8pm - 11pm Every Monday  Admission: FREE

Wednesday 12th December - Oíche Na Gaeilge

A new night to encourage people to come and out socialise in their native language! Come out and join us as we turn The Grand Social into a Gaeltacht for the night! Free in with special offers if you order your drink in Irish! Whether your completely fluent or a complete beginner, you’re welcome to come out and mix with others who are passionate about the rich language native to this island. Music will be provided by the Trinity Traditional Music Society so it’s sure be to a belter!
The Grand Social  Doors: 7pm - 11pm  Admission: FREE

Wednesday 12th December - Just Like Us

Just Like Us are a brand new, up and coming Irish four-piece pop/folk band. Fresh off a run of summer gigs, including Electric Picnic 2018, their headline set promises to blend upbeat pop with the rich and sweet sounds of Irish folk to create something that pulls at the heart strings and leaves you wanting more. They play The Loft Venue at Dublin’s Grand Social on December 12th.
Venue: The Loft  Doors: 8pm - 11pm  Admission: €13.25   Tickets

Thursday 13th December - Table Quiz

Our weekly table quiz returns. Come in and test your knowledge against your friends or enemies. Hosted by Quizmaster Dónal. The prize for the winning team of the grand final will be announced shortly. Make sure to book a place early as spots can be in short supply! To book a table contact [email protected]
Venue: The Loft  Doors: 8pm - 11pm

Thursday 13th December - ‘Little Ghetto Boys’ Reunite!

€12.00 + Service Charge. Doors 8pm. ‘Little Ghetto Boys’ Reunite! In aid of Crumlin Medical Research Facility. As part of the massive CMRF Christmas campaign, Dublin-band Little Ghetto Boys will be reuniting for one night to raise funds for research into childhood illness. Joined on the night by a host of special guests and well-known Irish musicians, this promises to be one of those electric nights everyone will want to have been there for.

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  • Little Ghetto Boys were named after a Donny Hathaway track and came from the same crop as Republic of Loose, both bands traveling to New York to dominate the live scene at the time. With a mix of funk, rock and hip-hop and gospel, the band were celebrated for their incredible live performances, ending in what can best be described as Gospel-driven anarchy. More about the line-up on the night in the coming weeks. About Crumlin Medical Research Facility (CMRF) CMRF.org When a child you love is sick, your top priority is finding the best care available. This is our priority too. CMRF Crumlin together with donors and partners fund initiatives, research, equipment and projects with three main aims: Saving young lives by funding critical research and equipment. Supporting small victories everyday for children living with illness by improving their quality of life. Creating brighter days for sick children and their families by funding comforts through our Giggle Fund and enhancing their environment.

Venue: The Grand Social  Doors: 8pm - 11pm  Admission: €13.25   Tickets

Friday 14th December - Scullion & Friends

Scullion & Friends. The Grand Social. Friday December 14th. Doors: 7.30pmTickets: €25 + booking fee. www.eventbrite.ie  Scullion head down into the city for a special show on Friday December 14th at The Grand Social. Scullion, lead by Sonny Condell, continue to write and perform songs that are powerful, poetic, soulful and joyful. They have played in backrooms, front rooms, bar rooms and bedrooms, flatbed trucks, concert halls, The Albert Hall and everywhere in between. They will bring their words and music and VERY SPECIAL GUESTS to the heart of Dublin, to drive the cold winter away. Special guests to be announced soon.

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  • “Scullion are an unusual collective: a trio of fine musicians who marry their keen appetites for pithy rhymes, unlikely melodic arcs and rhythmic complexity to exceedingly fine effect”. – The Ticket, Irish Times

    “Scullion have remained loyal to the band’s original vision, recasting folk and traditional songs with contemporary splashes of jazz and blues colour” – Hotpress

    “What Scullion does like nobody else is use lushly-textured sound to stoke up unfamiliar atmospheres and strange moods” - Luke Clancy, Irish Times

    “Scullion were mould-breakers in the ’70s and early ’80s. Drawing on experimental rock, Americana and folk.” – Ed Power, The Examiner

    “Sell-out concerts confirm Scullion’s legendary status..” – Siobhan Long, Irish Times

    “Sonny Condell has had a prolific if understated musical history, concerned more with his craft than career” – Tony Clayton Lea

Venue: The Grand Social  Doors: 7.30pm - 10.30pm  Admission: €27.26   Tickets

Saturday 15th December - Pokey LaFarge

Venue: The Loft  Doors: 8pm  Admission: €24.50   Tickets

Sunday 16th December - Bobby and The Blunts- Live in Concert

A Four Piece Power Funk Rock band who are influenced by Vulfpeck, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Republic of Loose and other heavy hitting funk bands. Collectively coming together to create some funky and abnormal instrumental songs and tease out a few lyrical masterpieces. Originally forming in late 2015 and the line-up consisted of Ben Mulligan on Lead Guitar, Robert Arnold on Bass Guitar and Stephen Shanley on Drums. The project began as a getaway for the trio to embrace their instruments and gel together as a band. The Band appeared at various local shows as well as The Word Stage at Electric Picnic.

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  • Soon after the quest for a new name began. In a turn of events the band named themselves ‘Bobby & the Blunts’. The Blunts played their first show under the name at Electric Picnic 2017.

    A late comer to the party, Robbie Burzawa joined the band as a rhythm/lead guitarist thus making the trio turn into a quartet. The debut gig came sooner than expected, 3 weeks in as a newly formed band, opening up for Dr.MindFlip.

    Ever since the debut, the band have been finding themselves Headlining venues such as Whelans, The Grand Social and The Underground, as well as Columbia Bar and other numerous venues around the Eastside of Ireland.

    They have performed alongside some of Ireland’s greatest acts, including The Blizzards, Brave Giant,Cronin, The Deep Funk Project, Fallen Lights and Mik Pyro.

Venue: The Grand Social  Doors: 8.30pm  Admission:    Tickets

Tuesday 18th December - Jazz Jam

Our weekly Jazz Jam. Drop in and listen or bring your instrument and jam with some of the coolest Jazz musicians in Dublin! Free admission
Venue: The Ballroom  Doors: 8pm - 11pm Every Monday  Admission: FREE

Wednesday 19th December - Oíche Na Gaeilge

A new night to encourage people to come and out socialise in their native language! Come out and join us as we turn The Grand Social into a Gaeltacht for the night! Free in with special offers if you order your drink in Irish! Whether your completely fluent or a complete beginner, you’re welcome to come out and mix with others who are passionate about the rich language native to this island. Music will be provided by the Trinity Traditional Music Society so it’s sure be to a belter!
The Grand Social  Doors: 7pm - 11pm  Admission: FREE

Wednesday 19th December - LE CIRQUE DES SORCIÈRES

LES SORCIÈRES PRESENTS: LE CIRQUE DES SORCIÈRES
Le Cirque des Sorcières is a special one-off circus themed cabaret brought to you by Les Sorcières collective, a group of kindred gals running witchy DIY events in various spots across the city. Featuring clowns, jugglers, dancers, acrobats, chamber orchestra from the RIAM, special musical guests and a free tarot reading for the first 78 people in the door. Doors - 7pm. Admission €10/7
Venue: The Grand Social  Doors: 7pm  Admission:    Tickets

Thursday 20th December - Table Quiz

Our weekly table quiz returns. Come in and test your knowledge against your friends or enemies. Hosted by Quizmaster Dónal. The prize for the winning team of the grand final will be announced shortly. Make sure to book a place early as spots can be in short supply! To book a table contact [email protected]
Venue: The Loft  Doors: 8pm - 11pm

Thursday 20th December - Ryan O'Shaughnessey's Christmas Show with Special Guests

Ryan O'Shaughnessy closes his Irish tour in his hometown of Dublin at The Grand Social for a Festive Christmas Show on Dec 20th! Special performance on the night from Tadgh with a second support act to be announced. Ryan performed for Ireland at Eurovision in May and got us into the final for the first time in years. Come along to hear him play his eurovision track "Together", his Britain's Got Talent hit "No Name" and his christmas classic "Evergreen". Christmas hats are not compulsory but highly recommended.
Venue: The Loft  Doors: 8pm - 11.30pm  Admission: €13.25   Tickets

Friday 21st December - I Draw Slow

Dublin roots band I Draw Slow have been consistently honing their craft over the course of the last 11 years. They have been selling out venues in Ireland and releasing their records to critical acclaim. However, they haven’t only focused here in Ireland. It’s been six years since the 5 piece band made their debut US appearance in Nashville, following the #2 Irish chart position of their second album, Redhills. Fifteen tours later, they’ve moved into a dominant position on the American folk music scene, receiving well deserved recognition from some of the biggest festivals in the US.

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  • ‘When the musicians – banjo, fiddle, double bass, acoustic guitar - gather in a circle to play to each other, it’s the real thing’ Hot Press

    'I Draw Slow are one of the most beguiling and singular acts currently on the circuit'  The Irish Independant

    'truly one of the most fulfilling concerts experiences I have had yet..'  Bolderbeat Colorado

    Dublin roots band I Draw Slow have been consistently honing their craft over the course of the last 11 years. They have been selling out venues in Ireland and releasing their records to critical acclaim. However, they haven’t only focused here in Ireland. It’s been six years since the 5 piece band made their debut US appearance in Nashville, following the #2 Irish chart position of their second album, Redhills. Fifteen tours later, they’ve moved into a dominant position on the American folk music scene, receiving well deserved recognition from some of the biggest festivals in the US.  Part of the band’s appeal lies in their live performances, which really showcase the exceptional musicianship of I Draw Slow. The instruments and vocals blend beautifully on stage, giving audiences a sense of intimacy and connection to their performance. Expect to be enthralled alongside an audience that is by turns reverentially quiet and raucously  singing along.

    2017/18 proved to be their busiest period thus far. Last summer, they signed with Compass Records, one of the most important independent roots labels in the U.S., who also feature Ron Sexsmith, Altan, and the Waifs on their roster . They also released their fourth album, Turn Your Face To The Sun, which was funded entirely through pre-sales to a large, loyal and growing domestic and international fanbase. The album went straight in at  #1 in the Irish Independent Album charts! It received excellent reviews, earned them the coveted Record Of The Week spot on RTE Radio One,

    They completed their 17th North American tour, enjoying regular US radio airplay from coast to coast and inspiring covers of their material by bands across the US. The tour included special sets at The Rockwood Music Hall NYC, High Sierra Music Festival in California and the prestigious Red Wing Music Festival.  They were also  honoured to be chosen as a 2017 Featured Act at Merlefest, the biggest Roots festival in the US. The music has also brought I Draw Slow to play in some weird and wonderful places – such as deep into the Canadian prairie after a two hour horse-drawn buffalo safari, at the residence of the Irish Ambassador to New York and to an audience of thousands at the iconic Grey Fox Festival playing with a roots collective that featured folk legends Chris Thile, Gerry Douglas and Tim O’Brien.

    I Draw Slow have attracted the best of Irish talent to their video production: two of their videos (Swans, Valentine) were directed by Hugh O’Conor (My Left Foot, Three Musketeers, The Bachelor) and Aidan Gillen (Game of Thrones, The Wire, Love/Hate) starred as their eponymous anti-hero, Valentine. The band assembled the cream of the Irish burlesque scene for their breakthrough video Goldmine. Their videos have received hundreds of thousands of YouTube hits. Check out the video for the lead album track Portion right here, filmed on the beautiful shores of Achill Island in Ireland

Venue: The Loft  Doors: 8pm - 11.30pm  Admission: €15   Tickets

Saturday 22nd December - Xmas Strummer Night

This is a Public Service Announcement...with guitars. The Grand Social proudly presents the 16th Annual Joe Strummer Birthday Celebration Bash featuring El Clash Combo, The Trouble Pilgrims and special guests on Saturday 22nd of December.

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  • The GS is delighted to host the 16th annual Strummer birthday bash. This event continues a tradition of acknowledging the great Punk Rock Warlord’s unrivalled contribution in spearheading the punk rock revolution. His total commitment to creating a movement where ferocious music and enlightened activism would combine to bring about social change was for real, which, if it didn’t  actually bring down the pillars of power, certainly shook them to the core of their foundations.

    Joe as ‘woke’ before most and educated an entire generation to question everything and for that we honour his existence. Know yer rights, people!

    Besides all that, it’s the last Saturday night before Christmas so what better way to dance, sing and embrace your fellow live music regulars in the company of some of Dublin’s greatest live bands.

    Rock the casbah!

Venue: The Loft  Doors: 8.30pm - 11pm  Admission: €11.25   Tickets

Tuesday 25th December ~ Christmas Day - Closed
Wednesday 26th December - Oíche Na Gaeilge

A new night to encourage people to come and out socialise in their native language! Come out and join us as we turn The Grand Social into a Gaeltacht for the night! Free in with special offers if you order your drink in Irish! Whether your completely fluent or a complete beginner, you’re welcome to come out and mix with others who are passionate about the rich language native to this island. Music will be provided by the Trinity Traditional Music Society so it’s sure be to a belter!
The Grand Social  Doors: 7pm - 11pm  Admission: FREE

Thursday 27th December - Table Quiz

Our weekly table quiz returns. Come in and test your knowledge against your friends or enemies. Hosted by Quizmaster Dónal. The prize for the winning team of the grand final will be announced shortly. Make sure to book a place early as spots can be in short supply! To book a table contact [email protected]
Venue: The Loft  Doors: 8pm - 11pm

Saturday 29th December - Makings live in concert

A six piece piece electronic rock act with hints of Depeche Mode and LCD Soundsystem about them, Makings possess a contemporary sound that even the dead can dance to. Having released a slew of acclaimed singles last summer, the band continue their evolution with a much awaited second album and further live dates expected in 2019. Emerging Hip Hop act The Villa support.
Venue: The Grand Social  Doors: 8pm - 11pm  Admission: €10   Tickets

Tuesday 1st January - Jazz Jam

Our weekly Jazz Jam. Drop in and listen or bring your instrument and jam with some of the coolest Jazz musicians in Dublin! Free admission
Venue: The Ballroom  Doors: 8pm - 11pm Every Monday  Admission: FREE

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