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Sunday 20th August - BORIS (JAPAN)

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UMACK presents BORIS plus support _ Main Venue _ Activities began in 1992, in 1996 Takeshi, Wata, Atsuo to current members organization. From the beginning of the activity, we are developing our own location and methodology by ourselves, developing it worldwide.
Doors: 7.30pm Tickets: €16

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    UMACK presents

    BORIS

    plus support

    _ Main Venue _

    Activities began in 1992, in 1996 Takeshi, Wata, Atsuo to current members organization. From the beginning of the activity, we are developing our own location and methodology by ourselves, developing it worldwide. Established enthusiastic fans and basses with a live full of dynamics that literally ‘feels’ the sound. Its performance also fascinates Nine · Inch · Nails and has been selected to support the US Arena Tour. Through intermittent studio sessions, almost all recordings themselves’ Recordings that are fronted by sounds’ are not only representative works’ PINK ‘(‘ 05), ‘SMILE’ (’08),’ NOISE ‘(‘ 14) A collaboration work that covers about 20 works with altar (’07) and others co-worked with several full-length albums, Sun O))). It was also remembered that he wrote to “Ninja Slayer Fair Animation” and offered three new songs and one new song (’15).
    In addition, it also offers songs to the movie “Limits of Control” (’09) “Confession” (‘ 10), and it is well matched with songs that are often mentioned as visual, ing.

    Starting in 2013 again, focus on live activities in a three person formation that does not include guest players, further strengthening interaction and balance among members. World tours mainly conducted in Japan / North America / Europe / Australia are still going on annually since 2006, with the scale expanded.

    In 2017 when we celebrate 25th anniversary, we announce the latest studio album “DEAR” worldwide.

    TICKETS

    €16 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-7pm M-F)

    – 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: 7:30pm
    • Tickets: €16

     

Sunday 20th August - JASON WILBER

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JASON WILBER plus support ^ Upstairs ^
Upstairs in Whelans Doors: 8pm Tickets: €14

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    JASON WILBER

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    ^ Upstairs ^ Facebook event

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    Jason Wilber’s new record, Reaction Time, plays like a solitary tour bus rolling steadfastly through the countryside under mysterious skies. It’s the sound of long, hushed hours spent scribbling in notebooks, dreaming up gorgeously mournful melodies and cascading harmonies set against jangling guitars, the searching songs underpinned by a persistent longing. Which all makes perfect sense. Wilber has spent the better part of the last 20 years gazing out at the world through the windows of planes, busses, cars and trains while on tour with country/folk icon John Prine.

    “I was 26 when I started playing in John’s band, and I’m 47 now—it’s been my entire adult life,” Wilber says. “At this point, John and his family, and the guys in the band, they’re like family to me. I love them all, and I love working with them. When I look at what happens between John and an audience, I can’t deconstruct it for you and explain exactly why it’s so brilliant. But I can tell you that something amazing is happening. There’s something about his music that touches people deeply. It’s a special thing, and it’s been a pleasure and a joy to get to be a part of it for so long.”

    In Wilber’s multi-decade journey with Prine, the Grammy-winning singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer has graced stages from the Grand Ole Opry to Austin City Limits, Seth Myers & Conan to Letterman & Colbert. And he’s been a key player in high-profile collaborations with a host of legends including Lucinda Williams, Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss, Todd Snider, Tom Russell, Miranda Lambert, Susan Tedeschi, Josh Ritter, Kacey Musgraves & more.

    “Making records, for me, is a process of discovery,” Wilber says. “Often, the song you thought was gonna be great turns out to be ok, and the one you thought was just ok turns into something amazing. And that’s because of all the collaboration—with the producer, with all the other musicians—and also the unknown, the mystery of what’s gonna unfold when you start working on a song. You can never predict what’s gonna happen. So as you go through the process, you have to keep your ears open for the things that are magic.”

    That’s just how the sessions for Wilber’s latest solo LP, Reaction Time, went down. For the second album in a row (the first being 2016’s Echoes), Wilber worked with longtime friend, producer and Bloomington, Ind., music-scene compatriot Paul Mahern. The latter made his bones fronting seminal punk band Zero Boys before embarking on a brilliant career producing and engineering records by the likes of Iggy Pop, Neil Young and Willie Nelson, as well as more recent luminaries such as Magnolia Electric Co. and Okkervil River. Wilber has known Mahern for more than 25 years, and the camaraderie is palpable when you listen to Reaction Time.

    “Paul and I have a great work rhythm,” Wilber says. “Making music is of course very spiritual and emotional; it’s a creative, artistic activity, but it’s also the kind of thing where you’ve got to show up every day and get things done. You have to put in the hours and get everything down on tape. Paul and I are very efficient in that way. He has great ideas and insights when it comes to arranging and recording. And I always trust him to be honest in his opinions.”

    That unabashed honesty is a key ingredient on Reaction Time. Bleeding through on the title track and songs like “Jealousy and Envy,” “Shame On You” and “Teenage Idol” is an aching, sad-eyed and lonesome vulnerability. Blankets of wistful pedal steel belie a bittersweet and yearning vision of Americana. This is music for seekers—fellow travelers deeply committed to their own personal journeys, whether they succeed or fail. “I will be proud to meet you / On the field in defeat / Wherever fortune carries me / I will rise to meet my destiny,” Wilber croons, channeling Desire-era Dylan on “When These Good Old Days Are Gone.”

    Another highlight is serene album-closer “Heaven,” a hushed country stomp spruced up by the gorgeous vagabond fiddle of Allie Summers and the drawling, ever-vibrant harmonies of Americana sweetheart Iris Dement. “Allie really added a whole new dimension to the record,” Wilber says. “And I love Iris’ voice—she’s just a wonderful person and artistic spirit. I was lucky to have them both on the record.”

    The latest addition to an ever-deepening catalog that includes Lost In Your Hometown (1998), Behind the Midway (2000), King For A Day (2004), Lazy Afternoon (2006), Ghost of Summers Past (2009), Secret Window (2014) and Echoes (2016), Reaction Time is Wilber’s 8th solo record, and one of his finest works to date.

    “I saw a great exhibit in Seattle a few years back,” says Wilber, considering his feelings on the new album and his career going forward. “It was this famous Japanese woodblock artist, Katsushika Hokusai, who’d done a series of prints, many of them of a great wave, and some had Mt. Fuji in the background. He’d been an artist his whole life, and he did that series when he was in his 80s, and that became the work he was known best for. I just think that’s fantastic—that you can be an artist your whole life, and end up doing your best work in your 80s.”

    Jason Wilber’s Reaction Time is out August 11

    TICKETS

    €14 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-7pm M-F)

    – 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: €14

     

     

Monday 21st August - CHERRY COMEDY

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CHERRY COMEDY Every Monday Upstairs at Whelan’s featuring TBC ^ Upstairs ^ 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.
Upstairs in Whelans Doors: 8pm Tickets: €5

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    CHERRY COMEDY

    Every Monday Upstairs at Whelan’s

    featuring

    TBC

    ^ Upstairs ^

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    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.

    ‘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
    • Tickets: €5

     

Tuesday 22nd August - CALL THE DANCERS

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Live from the Window CALL THE DANCERS Ronan Ó Snodaigh, Eoin Dillon & friends. 7-9pm – FREE – WHELAN’S BAR – “Whelans First Ever Regular Trad Session” Believe it or not Whelan’s has never hosted a regular trad session. No one knows quite why but what we do know is what we want ‘Call The Dancers’ to achieve. There’s […]Doors: 7-9pm in Whelan's Bar Tickets: FREE ENTRY

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    Live from the Window

    CALL THE DANCERS

    Ronan Ó Snodaigh, Eoin Dillon & friends.

    7-9pm – FREE

    – WHELAN’S BAR – Facebook event

    “Whelans First Ever Regular Trad Session”

    Believe it or not Whelan’s has never hosted a regular trad session.

    No one knows quite why but what we do know is what we want ‘Call The Dancers’ to achieve.

    There’s a clue in the name. Trad geeks may recognise ‘Call The Dancers’ as a battle cry issued on ‘I gCnoc na Graí / In Knocknaree’ a live album by Tony McMahon and Noel Hill from 1985 that captures the spirit and passion we humbly hope to take a stab at generating.

    Call The Dancers is where Rónan Ó Snodaigh and Eoin Dillon and friends will share the tunes they love.

    They’ll be sharing them with each other and with the dancers, drinkers and groovers who cross Whelans threshold each Tuesday for the next three months.

    This will be blistering. It will ooze the excitement of our glorious music and bring it to the world with the force it deserves.

    Call The Dancers is for and by people who adore trad and can’t get enough of it.

    We’ll be updating who the guests are when we know.

    Sometimes we will know in advance, sometimes we won’t.

    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: 7-9pm in Whelan's Bar
    • Tickets: FREE ENTRY

     

Wednesday 23rd August - GRANT-LEE PHILLIPS

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ON SALE FRI 7th APR, 9AM Aiken Promotions presents GRANT-LEE PHILLIPS plus support _ Main Venue _ In a career defined by risk and reflection, Phillips only just recently took on the biggest gamble of his life…and with the wager comes The Narrows.
Doors: 8pm Tickets: €26

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    ON SALE FRI 7th APR, 9AM

    Aiken Promotions presents

    GRANT-LEE PHILLIPS

    plus support

    _ Main Venue _
    Facebook event

    In a career defined by risk and reflection, Phillips only just recently took on the biggest gamble of his life…and with the wager comes The Narrows.

    For practically all of his time on Earth, songwriter Grant-Lee Phillips has reconciled widescreen mystery and wonder with his own experiences from a fixed vantage point. Not that California is such a myopic perch: The state whose very name implies the promise of reinvention and potential wealth encompasses such varied terrain as Stockton (the hardscrabble port town of Phillips’ birth), the now-fleeting bohemia of San Francisco, and the sprawling industry capitol that is Los Angeles – his home since age 19.

    “Los Angeles is a desert,” he explains from the road in Oslo, Norway, “It’s a hard place to plant your roots and a harder place to pull ’em up after some thirty years.” In 2013, he did just that: The lifelong California resident transplanted himself and his family to landlocked Tennessee. Reasons why abound, but answers to the questions the relocation posed are still emerging. His last LP, Walking in the Green Corn was a resonant meditation on translating his own ancestral legacy into the present era. As he was listening to the past, he heard echoes of his own experience – and those of his descendants – rolling off the Tennessee hills. “It held the promise of a quieter life,” he says, “something resembling my own rural upbringing in the San Joaquin Valley. And the people of the mid-south reminded me of home – my dad being from Arkansas, my mom from Oklahoma. And the soundtrack of my boyhood was so often tethered to Nashville…”

    This concentrated nexus of romance, recollection, historic struggles and tragedies, and peerless craftsmanship – coupled with the hopes, fears, and isolation that accompany transition – formed the backdrop of The Narrows, Phillips’ latest dispatch on Yep-Roc Records. Bathed in a woody, warmly reverberating sonic signature, the album’s thirteen songs are marked by longing and a resolute sense of purpose: As though hurling yourself full-force into the unknown is as sensible as any other more commonly prescribed course. After all, what feels unknown may be residing just below the surface – should you be willing to dig for it and be open to discovery.

    “Discovery is what I love the most about songwriting,” Phillips shares. “When it comes to albums, I tend to let the through-line reveal itself as I gather a collection of songs. Recurring themes tend to arise organically, and I enjoy encountering them like fresh webs in the morning.” The lure of Tennessee, the longing for change, trusting some sort of ancient unknown and a willingness to set out onto new paths are imprinted in the subtext of The Narrows, with the opening “Tennessee Rain” ringing out like a manifesto: “I’ll get to where I’m going,” Phillips sings assuredly. “The sun is still plenty high.”

    The power and substance so ably, tangibly imparted by The Narrows is humble validation of Phillips’ instincts and his subsequent decision to uproot. One of the first people to reach out to Phillips in Tennessee was drummer Jerry Roe – grandson of eccentric guitar virtuoso and songwriter Jerry Reed. Phillips had met him years before, when Roe told him, “If you ever want to make a record down here, I’m in – and I’ll help you find the right players who’ll get your stuff. But I wouldn’t move here.”

    “About a year later,” Phillips recalls, “I rang him up to say that I had ignored half of his advice, but wanted to take him up on the other half.” Roe introduced him to multi-instrumentalist Lex Price, who plays electric and upright bass throughout The Narrows, in addition to a bit of guitar and banjo. “As a trio, we were off and running.” Tracking live, vocals and all, from the studio floor of Dan Auerbach’s Easy Eye Studio, the core trio display uncanny sensitivity – mining their unfamiliarity with one another as a virtue that lends depth and humanity to Phillips’ observations.

    “This set of songs,” Phillips observes, “seem to pivot between the personal and historical – like a lens, focusing in and out. The Creek and the Cherokee, of which I’m descendent, called this land home before the removal. I’m captivated by the stories and the energy here.” The Narrows balances that history with Phillips’ own severance from his birthplace, his continued journey into marriage and fatherhood, and the passing of his own father. “Moccasin Creek,” delivered by the band with a daring sense of space and a vivid, clear-eyed vocal from Phillips, mines those emotional and geographical intersections. “I envisioned myself one day venturing into the Arkansas land where my father’s side of the family sprang forth,” Phillips explains. “There’s a part of the river down by the old family home known as the Narrows – the unfriendly part where you fight against the current and try to not to be pulled under. I saw in this a metaphor…”

    The tension between past and present, foundations and freedom, embodies nearly every song on The Narrows. The elliptically rolling, marimba-laced “Cry Cry” sings out from the perspective of one who’s ancestral home and culture has been lost. “Same people said that I was godless, same people showed me how to pray,” Phillips intones wearily, but with pronounced determination, “same people with a pen or a rifle, same people took it all away.” Riding in on a mid-tempo three-finger banjo roll, “Rolling Pin” turns the focus to the more quotidian, presenting a sonic scrapbook of Phillips’ early misadventures with his wife. “Heart don’t fail me now,” he prays, looking back at the fractured exhilaration that somehow congealed into something solid.

    The Narrows’ depth of subject matter, starkly dynamic performance, and uncluttered poetry put Phillips’ gift as a vocalist – as translator and living vessel of these ideas – to the test. His burnished tenor rings simultaneously confessional and confident, bringing an off-hand candor to his songs heaviest moments while imbuing the smaller moments with palpable awe. Occasional overdubs – keys, pedal steel, fiddle – enrich the song’s textures without detracting from the absorbing immediacy of the performances. Having access to Dan Auerbach collection of museum-quality vintage equipment (much of which has also been heard on records by Auerbach’s band the Black Keys) didn’t hurt either…and, cementing The Narrows’ Nashville bona fides, drummer Jerry Roe’s dad Dave, who played bass with Johnny Cash for eleven years, dropped in to add upright to the gently propulsive “No Mercy In July.”

    Thus far, Grant-Lee Phillips’ new home has lived up to its promise, the change of scenery producing an evocative, profound record that extends the city’s legacy of homespun craftsmanship and off-the-cuff recording methods. “True to his word,” Phillips concludes, “Jerry Roe turned me on to this other Nashville, which I suspected might exist – the kind of creative community I was yearning for. There’s a reason that Bob Dylan and Neil Young were drawn here to make seminal albums…but wherever you’re coming from, music has a way of transcending a lot of boundaries. It needs no passport, but if it did, it would have a stamp from every place on the green earth….”

    TICKETS

    ON SALE FRI 7th APR, 9AM: €26 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-7pm M-F)

    – 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: €26

Thursday 24th August - THE TEARAWAYS

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MCD.ie presents THE TEARAWAYS feat. Clem Burke (Blondie) plus support _ Main Venue _ The Tearaways have been a longtime California staple from their simple origins in the Santa Barbara indie scene back in 1981 to their current status as a touring and recording act.
Doors: 8pm Tickets: €22.90

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    MCD.ie presents

    THE TEARAWAYS

    feat. Clem Burke (Blondie)

    plus support

    _  Main Venue _
    Facebook event

    The Tearaways have been a longtime California staple from their simple origins in the Santa Barbara indie scene back in 1981 to their current status as a touring and recording act.  With Five major releases over the last five years, the band continues to push the boundaries both creatively and through sheer stamina and their latest release “Esquire” (for short) has taken the band to a new level showing that age is only a number.

    With a legion of fans who range from major celebrities Tom Hanks and Piers Morgan to comedians Tom Green and Carrie Keagan to Radio disc jockeys ranging from the legendary LA Dee Jay Rodney Bingenheimer from KROQ’s famous Rodney on The Roq and now Sirius/Xm’s “Underground Garage” to MIke Rogers from Japan’s InterFM897 “What the Fun Day” and JoJo Wright from KIIS-FM’s “JoJo on the Radio” the Tearaways are showing no sign of slowing down.

    The band is comprised of John Finseth vocals, guitar, bass, Greg Brallier vocals, guitar and harmonica, John Ferriter vocals, Bass, guitar & David Hekhouse on Guitars and Vocals.

    The band combines the influence of the British Invasion with the California Sound to create a driving brand of Pop and rock that appeals to fans from 6 to 66!

    Recent TV appearances include NBC, CBS, FOX, ABC, Tribune and The Arsenio Hall Show.

    The band has backed up everyone from The Archies to Badfinger and even young up and comer Millie Courtney from Liverpool.

    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Drummer Clem Burke from Blondie toured with the Tearaways in 2016 and 2017 and will be back for the band’s UK tour in fall 2017.

    The Tearaways “Esquire”
    There’s been some real thought put into these songs providing variance and wit. The whole album is a fun packed thing and when I bemoan the likes of Coldplay and their miserable sound it’s because of albums like this. Let it show that you are enjoying it and the listeners will too. This ticks all the boxes. The only thing that I’m not sure about is the title, something different, but a bit of a mouthful. – Don Valentine “Hear A Single” – Blogspot

    “I remember seeing The Tearaways at Shea Stadium…..great band…”Tom Hanks

    “These guys are a force to be reckoned with!” …. Piers Morgan Host of ITV’s Good Morning Britain, Lifestories & Daily Mail Columnist

    “I know when I play a song on the radio and it is a hit to the Japanese; I hear them humming the songs later on in a different place and time….And I think “hey! That’s that Tearaways’ song!” That’s what is going on with the Tearaways in Japan now.  They’ve become regular heavy rotation…. That hasn’t happened since the Ramones.” – Mike Rogers DJ/Producer  “WHAT THE FUN DAY” – Tokyo Japan

    “Here’s my description of the Tearaways  new album “Esquire”  in its entirety: These boys are no strangers to this industry and it’s apparent in their cultivated sound. Listening to ‘Esquire’ is the kind of experience where you walk away feeling closer to these incredibly talented Musicians. They have exposed their hearts and souls vividly and authentically to their fans, comparable to them inviting you into their homes, having a couple of beers and shooting the breeze. It’s a warm, familiar, and fun feeling that leaves you satisfied long after the visit. Who doesn’t walk away from something like that feeling fantastic. That’s The Tearaways sound. Well done gentlemen!
    People, have you bought the album yet? Get on it!” ….. Candice Marshall / Starlight Music Chronicles

    “The Tearaways take you back to when music was to be enjoyed. Driving Beat and Lyrics you can understand and associate with. All self written. Great Image and Great live band too — great version of Badfinger’s Baby Blue and Bee Gees New York Mining Disaster. Come back soon boys” …. Billy Butler BBC Radio Merseyside and CAVERN CLUB DJ 1964/71

    TICKETS

    €22.90 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-7pm M-F)

    – 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

    • Whelan's, 25 Wexford St.
    • Doors: 8pm
    • Tickets: €22.90

     

Thursday 24th August - FUTURE STOPS

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FUTURE STOPS plus support ^ Upstairs ^ Future Stops are a five-piece indie rock band from Dublin, Ireland. Their energetic performance and sprawling sound is driven by the thundering drums of Elaine Cullen, atmospheric keyboards of Barry McDonald and encapsulated by the presence of dual frontmen Mark Guilfoyle and Conor O’Boyle. The band became fully […]Upstairs in Whelans Doors: 8pm Tickets: €6

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    Future Stops are a five-piece indie rock band from Dublin, Ireland. Their energetic performance and sprawling sound is driven by the thundering drums of Elaine Cullen, atmospheric keyboards of Barry McDonald and encapsulated by the presence of dual frontmen Mark Guilfoyle and Conor O’Boyle.

    The band became fully formed at the beginning of 2017 when notable musician Darragh Cullen (The New 52, The Sour Seeds) joined to complete the lineup and have since gained an exciting live reputation from a multitude of gigs throughout the year from supporting Hudson Taylor at The Academy to opening the main stage at the inaugural student festival The Ball at Dun Laoighaire Harbour. The bands debut single ‘He Said/She Said’ will be released on 23 August.

    TICKETS

    €6 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-7pm M-F)

    – 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

    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

Friday 25th August - SEARCH PARTY ANIMAL

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MCD presents, SEARCH PARTY ANIMAL plus support ^ Upstairs ^ Irish band Search Party Animal release their debut single, “Evergreen” on March 17th 2017. The young band (an average age of 19), create a sound which transcends the sum of its parts. They are fronted by Dundrum native Adam Redmond, a multi-instrumentalist and principal songwriter for the band. Search Party Animal […]Upstairs in Whelans Doors: 8pm Tickets: €12

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    SEARCH PARTY ANIMAL

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    Irish band Search Party Animal release their debut single, “Evergreen” on March 17th 2017. The young band (an average age of 19), create a sound which transcends the sum of its parts. They are fronted by Dundrum native Adam Redmond, a multi-instrumentalist and principal songwriter for the band. Search Party Animal have been playing together from the age of 14 and are becoming known for their energetic live shows.

    The track, “Evergreen” brings to mind early Foals and references the underground Irish post rock scene that the band were immersed in. The track was produced by the band and Vin McCreith (The Cast of Cheers, All Tvvins, Adebisi Shank) and mastered by Robin Schmidt (Two Door Cinema Club, The 1975).

    Search Party Animal release their debut single “Evergreen” via Faction Records, home of James Vincent McMorrow, Jape and Pleasure Beach. 

    With debut headline shows and a busy festival season to follow soon, there is much more to come from this exciting young five piece.

     

    TICKETS

    €12 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-7pm M-F)

    – 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: €12

     

Friday 25th August - LANGHORNE SLIM

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Venture Promotions presents, LANGHORNE SLIM plus support ALRIGHT YOU RESTLESS MIKE PATERSON _ Main Venue _ The Spirit Moves is Langhorne Slim’s newest collection of his now-signature, cinematic, joyful noise. Out on Dualtone Records August 7th, 2015, the album marks his second with rock-solid band The Law
Doors: 8pm Tickets: €14

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    Venture Promotions presents,

    LANGHORNE SLIM

    plus support

    ALRIGHT YOU RESTLESS
    MIKE PATERSON

    _ Main Venue _
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    The Spirit Moves is Langhorne Slim’s newest collection of his now-signature, cinematic, joyful noise. Out on Dualtone Records August 7th, 2015, the album marks his second with rock-solid band The Law, and the highly anticipated follow-up to 2012’s critically acclaimed The Way We Move. Produced by Langhorne, The Law, and trusted cohort Kenny Siegal, the record was recorded with engineer Andrija Tokic at his East Nashville studio, the Bomb Shelter. A stunning portrait of Langhorne’s life in transition, The Spirit Moves offers beautiful glimpses of bold beginnings and risks taken, creating an ode not only to a better life, but to the vulnerability needed to live it. “By opening myself, I’m vulnerable and I’m fearful, but I start to get real. And in that realness, there is immense strength that I wish for everybody,” Langhorne says. “Maybe everybody’s scared to be a freak. But when you live as a freak––” he laughs––“it’s so much more fulfilling.”

    TICKETS

    €14 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-7pm M-F)

    – 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: €14

Friday 25th August - MIDNIGHT HOUR w/ POINTBREAK

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MIDNIGHT HOUR in association with O’HARA’S CRAFT BEERS presents POINTBREAK [email protected] from Midnight. Doors: 11:45pm, Sign up for GUEST LIST Whelanslive.com & O’Hara’s Craft Beers are proud to bring you The Midnight Hour. Showcasing the best new talent in Ireland & beyond.
Upstairs in Whelans  Doors: 11:30pm Tickets: FREE ENTRY*

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    POINTBREAK

    [email protected] from Midnight.

    Doors: 11:45pm, Sign up for GUEST LIST

    Whelanslive.com & O’Hara’s Craft Beers are proud to bring you The Midnight Hour. Showcasing the best new talent in Ireland & beyond.

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    POINTBREAK

    https://www.facebook.com/pointbreakdublin

    PointBreak are a surf rock band based in Dublin!

    TICKETS

    FREE BEFORE 10:30PM

    Sign up for GUEST LIST FOR FREE ENTRY ALL NIGHT !

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

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

     

Saturday 26th August - THE REVS

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THE REVS REUNION SHOW plus support _ Main Venue _ The Revs were an indie rock band from Kilcar, County Donegal in Ireland. The group consisted of three childhood friends: Rory Gallagher (named after the famous blues guitarist Rory Gallagher and who had previously released the album 20th Century at the age of 18) on bass […]Doors: 8pm Tickets: SOLD OUT

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    THE REVS

    REUNION SHOW

    plus support
    Facebook event

    _ Main Venue _ 

    The Revs were an indie rock band from Kilcar, County Donegal in Ireland. The group consisted of three childhood friends: Rory Gallagher (named after the famous blues guitarist Rory Gallagher and who had previously released the album 20th Century at the age of 18) on bass guitar and vocals, John McIntyre (guitar, vocals) and Michael O’ Donnell (drums, percussion).

    The Revs formed on the eve of the 2000 millennium with an aim to “change the face of Irish music”.

    The Revs released their debut “Sonictonic” in 2002, a live album recorded at Temple Bar Music Centre in Dublin (Now the Button Factory). Early on, the band’s music courted controversy with its attacks on manufactured pop; for example, the group’s single “Louis Walsh” targeted Louis Walsh (the svengali behind Westlife and Boyzone amongst others).

    The Revs take it all back after 10 years. The Revs where a band that became a house hold name in Ireland in 2000. Having played the Main stages of  Slane, Witness and Oxygen and supporting The Hives, Muse and  Snowpatrol, the Revs where known for their high energy performance.

    After 3 Albums and countless tours of Europe, Australia and the US they called it a day in 2006.

    The boys are looking forward to sweating it out once again after 10 years on August 26th.

    TICKETS – SOLD OUT

    €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 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: 7:30pm
    • Tickets: SOLD OUT

     

Saturday 26th August - NOUSOM KNOTS

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NOUSOM KNOTS plus support ^ Upstairs ^ Playing his first full band show with a set of stellar musicians, including ex lead guitarist of Enrique Iglesias and Mr. North, Nousom Knots is releasing his third video & single ‘Horizons’. His Debut ‘Landslide (Dublin Town)’, hit 10,000+ views on Facebook in the first 48 hrs of its […]Upstairs in Whelans Doors: 8pm Tickets: €10

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    Facebook event

    Playing his first full band show with a set of stellar musicians, including ex lead guitarist of Enrique Iglesias and Mr. North, Nousom Knots is releasing his third video & single ‘Horizons’.
     

    His Debut ‘Landslide (Dublin Town)’, hit 10,000+ views on Facebook in the first 48 hrs of its release. It has been receiving considerable airplay and significant accolades from some of Ireland’s top DJ’s.

    The 2nd Single release, ‘Midnight‘ was released May 4, 2017. It is an epic rock/pop ballad of Love & Loss.
    Here’s what the Irish Press are saying:

    •  “This is glorious stuff.” – Danny McElhinney (Music Journalist for Irish Mail on Sunday)
    •  “This is pretty fine” – Olaf Tyaransen (Senior Editor Hotpress)
    •  ‘Song of the Day’ May 4th (Joe.ie)
    • “Great Track” (Dave Moore – Today FM)
    • “Nousom Knots has served up a lively anthem you can expect to hear pouring out of windows throughout the summer.” (Remy’s Musicfilmblog).

    Trained in both classical and Jazz, he established a solid groundwork in solo live performance by gigging throughout Ireland and in Paris, France over the last couple of years.

    This first batch of recordings was mixed and co-produced in New York by Oisin O’Maille, who has co-produced work with Jerry Harrison of Talking Heads.

    He performed at this years ‘I Heart Bowie’ Tribute concert at the Opium Rooms Venue in Dublin on Jan 7th. Guests last year included Glen Hansard & Bell X 1.

    TICKETS

    €10 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-7pm M-F)

    – 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

Sunday 27th August - ZIGGY ALBERTS (AUS)

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ZIGGY ALBERTS (AUS) plus support _ Main Venue _ Tell Me | European Tour 2017 Ziggy Alberts is a coastal folk, singer/songwriter, free surfer & environmental enthusiast from the East Coast of Australia. He sings heartfelt stories of personal endeavours and experiences, ocean-side upbringing, environmental issues and life on the road.
Doors: 8pm Tickets: €21.50

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    Tell Me | European Tour 2017

    Ziggy Alberts is a coastal folk, singer/songwriter, free surfer & environmental enthusiast from the East Coast of Australia. He sings heartfelt stories of personal endeavours and experiences, ocean-side upbringing, environmental issues and life on the road.

    Following the huge success of his Australian Start Over Summer Tour, Ziggy and the crew are now returning to Europe, bringing their experiences of adventure and coastal vibes to major cities across 14 countries. Travelling by van, Ziggy and the crew will spend 3 months on the road with 30 headline shows and festival appear-ances from June to September 2017.

    Tell Me Europe Tour will highlight one of Ziggy’s most personal and intimate EP’s to date – Four Feet In The Forest. The EP was inspired by and written on Ziggy’s first European tour in 2015, where he played small house-shows across 8 coun-tries. Ziggy is bringing these songs back to their origins, mixed with some of his most popular tracks from Land & Sea. Expect to find yourself in a crowded room filled with people from all walks of life, singing along to their favourite songs.

    Listen to ‘Four Feet In The Forest’ EP here

    TICKETS

    €21.50 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-7pm M-F)

    – 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: €21.50

Sunday 27th August - KIM HAYDEN

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KIM HAYDEN plus support ^ Upstairs ^ Known for her soulful and powerful voice Kim made her first TV appearance on The Voice. Well and truly capturing the hearts of the public Kim made it all the way to the semi finals.
Upstairs in Whelans Doors: 8pm Tickets: €15

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    Known for her soulful and powerful voice Kim made her first TV appearance on The Voice. Well and truly capturing the hearts of the public Kim made it all the way to the semi finals.

    Kim went on to release her first single titled ”Warrior” which made it to no.1 in the rnb iTunes Charts that year.

    Following that up her debut EP ”Better” reached the top 10 in the Irish album charts.

    The highlight of Kims career so far was her collaboration with Irish music Royalty Paddy Casey with whom she wrote “Out of Control” with, which went straight in the top 3 in the Irish charts but also caught the attention of Irish radio presenter Ray Darcy whom said it was his favorite song of 2014.

    Kim is busy gigging at different events all around the country as well as finishing her fist album titled “The Other Woman” which she will launch this year.

    TICKETS

    €15 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-7pm M-F)

    – 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: €15

     

Monday 28th August - CHERRY COMEDY

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CHERRY COMEDY Every Monday Upstairs at Whelan’s featuring TBC ^ Upstairs ^ 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.
Upstairs in Whelans Doors: 8pm Tickets: €5

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    CHERRY COMEDY

    Every Monday Upstairs at Whelan’s

    featuring

    TBC

    ^ Upstairs ^

    Facebook event

    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.

    ‘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
    • Tickets: €5

     

Tuesday 29th August - COURTNEY MARIE ANDREWS

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Aiken Promotions presents COURTNEY MARIE ANDREWS plus support SCOTT HIRSCH _ Main Venue _ Tickets on sale Friday March 3rd @ 10am priced €16 (incl booking) from www.ticketmaster.ie www.whelanslive.com Irish debut of the Arizona country star receiving worldwide acclaim for her latest album Honest Life
Doors: 8pm Tickets: €16

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    Aiken Promotions presents

    COURTNEY MARIE ANDREWS

    plus support

    SCOTT HIRSCH

    _ Main Venue _ Facebook event

    Tickets on sale Friday March 3rd @ 10am priced €16 (incl booking) from www.ticketmaster.ie www.whelanslive.com

    Irish debut of the Arizona country star receiving worldwide acclaim for her latest album Honest Life

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    “Joni Mitchell is the logical comparison to the soft howl and deep-Canyon vibrato of her vocals, but there are echoes of the Indigo Girls and even Ryan Adams’ Gold too since her songs are anchored by smart lyricism that seems more like an intimate conversation than a fiery confessional.” 10 NEW COUNTRY ARTISTS YOU NEED TO KNOW / #36 – BEST COUNTRY ALBUMS OF THE YEAR – ROLLING STONE

    “Gripping folk-country confessionals” – ★★★★ UNCUT

    “rich, understated and resonant, [Honest Life] reveals Andrews as a gifted songsmith who can easily conjure longing and regret – classic country territory – but leavens that ache with humour, a little wisdom and a sure feel for melody.” ★★★★ MOJO

    “Courtney Marie Andrews is the best songwriter you’ve never heard of.” #38 – TOP 50 ALBUMS OF THE YEAR – AMERICAN SONGWRITER

    “an expert marriage of gracefully confessional songwriting with country-folk arrangements that recall Joni Mitchell”
    #6 – 20 BEST COUNTRY ALBUMS OF THE YEAR – STEREOGUM

    “Andrews melds dovetailing, Joni Mitchell-like melodies with pin-sharp lyrics that recall the pre-didactic Laura Marling, over a country sound bed of keening pedal steel and cascading piano. It makes for a stunning combination.” – THE SUNDAY TIMES

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    At just 16 years old, Courtney Marie Andrews left home in Arizona for her first tour. She traveled up and down the West Coast, busking and playing any bars or cafés that would have her. Soon after, she took a Greyhound bus four nights straight from Phoenix to New York to do the same on the East Coast. For a decade or so since, Courtney’s been a session and backup singer and guitarist for nearly 40 artists, from Jimmy Eat World to Damien Jurado. She never stopped writing her own material, though. Picking up admirers like Jurado and Ryan Adams along the way, she has quietly earned a reputation as a songwriter’s songwriter.

    With plans to settle down for a bit and focus on her own songs, Courtney moved to the Northwest in 2011 to record her last full-length record On My Page. However, the record had hardly been released before she was on the road again performing other artists’ songs, eventually leading her overseas to play guitar and sing with Belgian star Milow. At the tour’s end, though, the other session players joined her to record her 2014 EP Leuven Letters in one take.

    It was during this time that Courtney also wrote many of the songs on Honest Life. She found herself realising the impact of growing up on the road and this constant reconciling between her and other’s art and identity. Courtney will take it from there:

    While in Belgium for four months, I was going through a major heartbreak. I started growing homesick for America and the comfort of family and friends, and life in the states. That’s where I wrote the first songs for Honest Life. It was a giant hurdle in my life. My first true growing pains as a woman. That’s why in a sense, I feel this record is a coming of age album. A common thread that runs through the songs, is a great desire to fit somewhere, when nowhere fits. And wanting to get back home to the people I know and love. Once I got back to the states, I started to bartend at a small town tavern. I was home for awhile, and needed to post up while rehearsing with the band for the record. At the tavern, I felt I could truly empathise with the stories and lives of the people there. I wrote the other half of the songs about coming home and feeling a sense of belonging again. A lot of the stories at that tavern definitely ran parallel with my own, even though our lives were so different. I was the “musician girl.” They were farmers, construction workers, plumbers, waitresses, and cashiers. But, no matter how different, I felt we were all trying to live our most honest life.

    Courtney produced the entire record herself at Litho Studios in Seattle with recording engineer Floyd Reitsma. Honest Life will be available on 180g turquoise LP, CD and digitally on 20th January 2017.

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    SCOTT HIRSCH

    https://twitter.com/echomagic

    Multi-instrumentalist, audio engineer, and all round brilliant musician Scott Hirsch has not only played bass and produced four albums with Hiss Golden Messenger but in large part helped to create the band’s unique sound.

    Now following William Tyler, Phil Cook et al, he’s the latest member of the extended Hiss family to go solo. His debut album is called Blue Rider Songs and it does not disappoint. It’s a record which allows him to find his voice – a cool, soulful one that blooms over cinematic compositions (considering Hirsch’s acclaimed work as a film sound designer that makes sense). It’s expansive but intimate at the same time and reminiscent of JJ Cale and Crosby, Still, Nash & Young.

    Pitch Fork review – http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/22236-blue-rider-songs/

    TICKETS

    €16 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-7pm M-F)

    – 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: €16

     

Tuesday 29th August - CALL THE DANCERS

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Live from the Window CALL THE DANCERS Ronan Ó Snodaigh, Eoin Dillon & friends. 7-9pm – FREE – WHELAN’S BAR – “Whelans First Ever Regular Trad Session” Believe it or not Whelan’s has never hosted a regular trad session. No one knows quite why but what we do know is what we want ‘Call The Dancers’ to achieve. There’s […]Doors: 7-9pm in Whelan's Bar Tickets: FREE ENTRY

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    CALL THE DANCERS

    Ronan Ó Snodaigh, Eoin Dillon & friends.

    7-9pm – FREE

    – WHELAN’S BAR – Facebook event

    “Whelans First Ever Regular Trad Session”

    Believe it or not Whelan’s has never hosted a regular trad session.

    No one knows quite why but what we do know is what we want ‘Call The Dancers’ to achieve.

    There’s a clue in the name. Trad geeks may recognise ‘Call The Dancers’ as a battle cry issued on ‘I gCnoc na Graí / In Knocknaree’ a live album by Tony McMahon and Noel Hill from 1985 that captures the spirit and passion we humbly hope to take a stab at generating.

    Call The Dancers is where Rónan Ó Snodaigh and Eoin Dillon and friends will share the tunes they love.

    They’ll be sharing them with each other and with the dancers, drinkers and groovers who cross Whelans threshold each Tuesday for the next three months.

    This will be blistering. It will ooze the excitement of our glorious music and bring it to the world with the force it deserves.

    Call The Dancers is for and by people who adore trad and can’t get enough of it.

    We’ll be updating who the guests are when we know.

    Sometimes we will know in advance, sometimes we won’t.

    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: 7-9pm in Whelan's Bar
    • Tickets: FREE ENTRY

     

Wednesday 30th August - NADIA REID + JULIE BYRNE

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ON SALE WED 22nd MAR, 9AM Aiken Promotions presents NADIA REID + JULIE BYRNE (double headliner) plus support _ Main Venue _ Tickets priced €16 (incl booking) on sale Wed March 22nd @ 9am www.ticketmaster.ie www.whelanslive.com Very special double-headliner featuring two of the music world’s foremost new song-writing talents.
Doors: 8pm Tickets: €16

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    Aiken Promotions presents

    NADIA REID + JULIE BYRNE

    (double headliner)

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    _ Main Venue _

    Facebook event

    Tickets priced €16 (incl booking) on sale Wed March 22nd @ 9am www.ticketmaster.ie www.whelanslive.com

    Very special double-headliner featuring two of the music world’s foremost new song-writing talents.

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    NADIA REID

    http://www.nadiareid.com 

    New Zealand songwriter Nadia Reid released her second album Preservation to worldwide acclaim this February.

    “One of the year’s landmark releases.” MOJO

    “Reid is a remarkably talent, assured, clever and confident singer-songwriter….. a devastating youthful wisdom that gives her songs a feeling of lasting profundity.” – The Guardian

    “In her deep, capable voice, [the] surface of her gorgeous song remains steady, as a raga-like drone anchors rolling acoustic guitar and languid cello….For a new artist, her confident grace is all the more remarkable.” – Pitchfork

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    JULIE BYRNE

    https://juliembyrne.bandcamp.com
    http://juliemariebyrne.com/

    American songwriter Julie Byrne’s new album Not Even Happiness was released 13th January 2017 on Basin Rock

    “Otherworldy and other-timely… for all its dreaminess, it never seems fey or contrived… stunning.” – The Guardian

    “Byrne’s voice is so delicate it sounds like she’s harmonizing with a breeze, her songs so transfixing — the sun is setting, and the magic-hour light is warm and enveloping — that those of us who’ve gathered to watch her are sitting slack-jawed.” Spin

    “Her version of folk, a whisper bordering on an ambient hum, will be familiar to fans of early Cat Power or Grouper, as will her ability to mine the uncanny from the everyday stuff lying around… Byrne’s album sits at the nexus where one melts gorgeously into the other.” – Pitchfork

    TICKETS

    ON SALE WED 22nd MAR, 9AM: €16 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-7pm M-F)

    – 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: €16

Friday 1st September - WHELAN’S TRAD & FOLK FEST 2017

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Whelanslive.com presents in assoc. with Smithwick’s Irish Ales WHELAN’S TRAD & FOLK FEST 2017 30+ Acts across 3 Stages Fri 1st, Sat 2nd & Sun 3rd Sept including KILA, I DRAW SLOW, JIGGY & MANY MORE FREE ENTRY //////////// Whelan’s Trad and Folk Festival, in association with Smithwick’s Irish Ales, takes place from Fri 1st – Sun 3rd Sept.
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    WHELAN’S TRAD & FOLK FEST 2017

    30+ Acts across 3 Stages

    Fri 1stSat 2nd & Sun 3rd Sept

    including

    KILA, I DRAW SLOW, JIGGY

    & MANY MORE

    FREE ENTRY

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    Whelan’s Trad and Folk Festival, in association with Smithwick’s Irish Ales, takes place from Fri 1st – Sun 3rd Sept.

    Showcasing quality Irish music, you can expect some of Ireland’s most loved acts alongside some of Ireland’s brightest hopes. The entire festival is FREE ENTRY and will bring together over 30 acts across 3 stages in Whelan’s.

    NOW TAKING SUBMISSIONS

    We are inviting up and coming Folk & Trad acts to submit their music – free of charge – for a chance to play on one of three stages, so spread the word and get your submissions in.

    APPLY: https://goo.gl/67segR

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    Announced so far:

    KILA
    I DRAW SLOW
    JIGGY
    KERN

    TICKETS

    FREE ENTRY

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

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

     

Saturday 2nd September - WHELAN’S TRAD & FOLK FEST 2017

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Whelanslive.com presents in assoc. with Smithwick’s Irish Ales WHELAN’S TRAD & FOLK FEST 2017 30+ Acts across 3 Stages Fri 1st, Sat 2nd & Sun 3rd Sept including KILA, I DRAW SLOW, JIGGY & MANY MORE FREE ENTRY //////////// Whelan’s Trad and Folk Festival, in association with Smithwick’s Irish Ales, takes place from Fri 1st – Sun 3rd Sept.
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    WHELAN’S TRAD & FOLK FEST 2017

    30+ Acts across 3 Stages

    Fri 1stSat 2nd & Sun 3rd Sept

    including

    KILA, I DRAW SLOW, JIGGY

    & MANY MORE

    FREE ENTRY

    Facebook event

    ////////////

    Whelan’s Trad and Folk Festival, in association with Smithwick’s Irish Ales, takes place from Fri 1st – Sun 3rd Sept.

    Showcasing quality Irish music, you can expect some of Ireland’s most loved acts alongside some of Ireland’s brightest hopes. The entire festival is FREE ENTRY and will bring together over 30 acts across 3 stages in Whelan’s.

    NOW TAKING SUBMISSIONS

    We are inviting up and coming Folk & Trad acts to submit their music – free of charge – for a chance to play on one of three stages, so spread the word and get your submissions in.

    APPLY: https://goo.gl/67segR

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    Announced so far:

    KILA
    I DRAW SLOW
    JIGGY
    KERN

    TICKETS

    FREE ENTRY

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

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

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