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Thursday 18th January - ONES TO WATCH 2018

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DAY TICKET // WKND TICKET Whelanslive.com presents in association with Hop House 13 & IMRO ONES TO WATCH 2018 50+ Bands across 3 stages Thur 18th – Sun 21th January //////////// Whelan’s Ones to Watch festival is back! Now in it’s 8th year, we’re continuing our quest to find the best emerging talent in the country, whilst also showcasing […]Doors: 7:45pm Tickets: €5 day / €10 wknd

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    Whelanslive.com presents

    in association with Hop House 13 & IMRO

    ONES TO WATCH 2018

    50+ Bands across 3 stages

    Thur 18th – Sun 21th January

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    Whelan’s Ones to Watch festival is back! Now in it’s 8th year, we’re continuing our quest to find the best emerging talent in the country, whilst also showcasing artists that have taken the next step and are planning releases in 2018.

    The festival covers a wide range of music, from Folk, Indie, HipHop, Electronic, Experimental, Rock and more in between.

    There’ll be a free pint of Hop House 13 with every ticket purchased (#TopTip – Day tickets actually represent better value for money) – and we’ve also had a little help from IMRO and State.ie

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    SUBMISSIONS

    CLICK HERE

    Submissions are now open for bands & solo performers. All music types considered. It’s open to new bands/solo performers and established unsigned acts that are planning a release in 2018. If you’ve got an address in the 32 counties then why not apply, all you need is a 30min set and the ambition to take it to the next level.

    NO CLOSING DATE ON APPLICATIONS

    TICKETS

    €5 per day or €10 for all 4 days – plus a pint of Hop House 13!

    Tickets available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-7pm Mon-Fri)

    – 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings.

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

    • Whelan's, 25 Wexford St.
    • Doors: 7:45pm
    • Tickets: €5 day / €10 wknd

     

Friday 19th January - ONES TO WATCH 2018

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DAY TICKET // WKND TICKET Whelanslive.com presents in association with Hop House 13 & IMRO ONES TO WATCH 2018 50+ Bands across 3 stages Thur 18th – Sun 21th January //////////// Whelan’s Ones to Watch festival is back! Now in it’s 8th year, we’re continuing our quest to find the best emerging talent in the country, whilst also showcasing […]Doors: 7:45pm Tickets: €5 day / €10 wknd

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    Whelanslive.com presents

    in association with Hop House 13 & IMRO

    ONES TO WATCH 2018

    50+ Bands across 3 stages

    Thur 18th – Sun 21th January

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    Facebook event

    Whelan’s Ones to Watch festival is back! Now in it’s 8th year, we’re continuing our quest to find the best emerging talent in the country, whilst also showcasing artists that have taken the next step and are planning releases in 2018.

    The festival covers a wide range of music, from Folk, Indie, HipHop, Electronic, Experimental, Rock and more in between.

    There’ll be a free pint of Hop House 13 with every ticket purchased (#TopTip – Day tickets actually represent better value for money) – and we’ve also had a little help from IMRO and State.ie

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    SUBMISSIONS

    CLICK HERE

    Submissions are now open for bands & solo performers. All music types considered. It’s open to new bands/solo performers and established unsigned acts that are planning a release in 2018. If you’ve got an address in the 32 counties then why not apply, all you need is a 30min set and the ambition to take it to the next level.

    NO CLOSING DATE ON APPLICATIONS

    TICKETS

    €5 per day or €10 for all 4 days – plus a pint of Hop House 13!

    Tickets available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-7pm Mon-Fri)

    – 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings.

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

    • Whelan's, 25 Wexford St.
    • Doors: 7:45pm
    • Tickets: €5 day / €10 wknd

Saturday 20th January - ONES TO WATCH 2018

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DAY TICKET // WKND TICKET Whelanslive.com presents in association with Hop House 13 & IMRO ONES TO WATCH 2018 50+ Bands across 3 stages Thur 18th – Sun 21th January //////////// Whelan’s Ones to Watch festival is back! Now in it’s 8th year, we’re continuing our quest to find the best emerging talent in the country, whilst also showcasing […]Doors: 7:45pm Tickets: €5 day / €10 wknd

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    Whelanslive.com presents

    in association with Hop House 13 & IMRO

    ONES TO WATCH 2018

    50+ Bands across 3 stages

    Thur 18th – Sun 21th January

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    Facebook event

    Whelan’s Ones to Watch festival is back! Now in it’s 8th year, we’re continuing our quest to find the best emerging talent in the country, whilst also showcasing artists that have taken the next step and are planning releases in 2018.

    The festival covers a wide range of music, from Folk, Indie, HipHop, Electronic, Experimental, Rock and more in between.

    There’ll be a free pint of Hop House 13 with every ticket purchased (#TopTip – Day tickets actually represent better value for money) – and we’ve also had a little help from IMRO and State.ie

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    SUBMISSIONS

    CLICK HERE

    Submissions are now open for bands & solo performers. All music types considered. It’s open to new bands/solo performers and established unsigned acts that are planning a release in 2018. If you’ve got an address in the 32 counties then why not apply, all you need is a 30min set and the ambition to take it to the next level.

    NO CLOSING DATE ON APPLICATIONS

    TICKETS

    €5 per day or €10 for all 4 days – plus a pint of Hop House 13!

    Tickets available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-7pm Mon-Fri)

    – 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings.

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

    • Whelan's, 25 Wexford St.
    • Doors: 7:45pm
    • Tickets: €5 day / €10 wknd

Sunday 21st January - LIVE FROM THE WINDOW w/ THE DUBLIN BLUES CARTEL

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Whelanslive.com presents THE DUBLIN BLUES CARTEL – PLAY THE FRONT BAR – 10:30pm – FREE ENTRY Dublin Blues Cartel formed a year and half ago, after a long association. They began playing every Monday in the Leeson Lounge, playing mostly a version of New Orleans R’n’B with a classic rock twist, sandwiched with swing, Rock’n’Roll, […]Doors: 10:30pm in Whelan's Bar Tickets: NO COVER CHARGE

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    Whelanslive.com presents

    THE DUBLIN BLUES CARTEL

    – PLAY THE FRONT BAR –

    10:30pm – FREE ENTRY

    Dublin Blues Cartel formed a year and half ago, after a long association. They began playing every Monday in the Leeson Lounge, playing mostly a version of New Orleans R’n’B with a classic rock twist, sandwiched with swing, Rock’n’Roll, Soul, Funk, Blues and rap of all eras.Their sets consists of radical reworkings of well known R’n’B standards which segue into lengthy improvisations that are one minute, blues jazz crescendo, the next a funk dervish, one minute a pyschedelic freak out, next a country boogie twist, the next a dark ascension of Wagnerian majesty.

    Featuring some the best musicians Ireland has ever produced, Dublin Blue cartel are:

    James delaney (James has played with Sharon Shannon, Van Morrison, Paul Brady, Chuck Berry, Andrew Strong)

    Pat Farrell: Lead Guitar (The Business, Red Peters). Pat had shared stages with B.B. King, Jeff Healy, John Primer and Carlos Johnson

    John Quearney: Bass (Donovan, Heavy Waits, The Business, Left right n Centre,)

    Noel Bridgeman: Drums. Noel was a founding member of Skid Row, one of the most important Irish rock bands, whose members included Gary Moore, Phill Lynott and Brush Shields. He has also recorded with Van Morrison, Steve Earle, Sharon Shannon and has played with Mary Black and many other legendary Irish artists.

    Mick Pyro is a member of Republic of Loose who have had three top ten albums in Ireland, one reaching number 2. Mick has supported U.2., The Roots, Ian Brown, The Neville Brothers, Guns n Roses, Snow Patrol and the New York Dolls. He has Co- produced a track for Sinead O, Connor and has appeared with her on stage several times. He has recorded with Camp Lo, Styles P (I like Music) and U.2. (Tribute to Ronnie Drew)

    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: 10:30pm in Whelan's Bar
    • Tickets: NO COVER CHARGE

Sunday 21st January - ONES TO WATCH 2018

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DAY TICKET // WKND TICKET Whelanslive.com presents in association with Hop House 13 & IMRO ONES TO WATCH 2018 50+ Bands across 3 stages Thur 18th – Sun 21th January //////////// Whelan’s Ones to Watch festival is back! Now in it’s 8th year, we’re continuing our quest to find the best emerging talent in the country, whilst also showcasing […]Doors: 7:45pm Tickets: €5 day / €10 wknd

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    Whelanslive.com presents

    in association with Hop House 13 & IMRO

    ONES TO WATCH 2018

    50+ Bands across 3 stages

    Thur 18th – Sun 21th January

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

    Facebook event

    Whelan’s Ones to Watch festival is back! Now in it’s 8th year, we’re continuing our quest to find the best emerging talent in the country, whilst also showcasing artists that have taken the next step and are planning releases in 2018.

    The festival covers a wide range of music, from Folk, Indie, HipHop, Electronic, Experimental, Rock and more in between.

    There’ll be a free pint of Hop House 13 with every ticket purchased (#TopTip – Day tickets actually represent better value for money) – and we’ve also had a little help from IMRO and State.ie

    ————–

    SUBMISSIONS

    CLICK HERE

    Submissions are now open for bands & solo performers. All music types considered. It’s open to new bands/solo performers and established unsigned acts that are planning a release in 2018. If you’ve got an address in the 32 counties then why not apply, all you need is a 30min set and the ambition to take it to the next level.

    NO CLOSING DATE ON APPLICATIONS

    TICKETS

    €5 per day or €10 for all 4 days – plus a pint of Hop House 13!

    Tickets available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-7pm Mon-Fri)

    – 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings.

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

    • Whelan's, 25 Wexford St.
    • Doors: 7:45pm
    • Tickets: €5 day / €10 wknd

Monday 22nd January - CHERRY COMEDY

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CHERRY COMEDY Every Monday Upstairs at Whelan’s featuring Fern Brady with Fiona Frawley as MC. Aideen McQueen Tiny James Carl Flanagan Cearúil Swords Jonny Harvey & Wesley O’Duinn ^ 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 […]Upstairs in Whelans  Doors: 8pm Tickets: €5

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    CHERRY COMEDY

    Every Monday Upstairs at Whelan’s

    featuring

    Fern Brady with Fiona Frawley as MC.
    Aideen McQueen
    Tiny James
    Carl Flanagan
    Cearúil Swords
    Jonny Harvey
    & Wesley O’Duinn

    ^ 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 23rd January - LAU

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Aiken Promotions presents LAU plus support _ Main Venue _ Delighted to announce folk trio Lau will perform at Whelan’s in January 2018 in support of their new album Decade (The Best of 2007 – 2017).
Doors: 8pm Tickets: €20

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    Aiken Promotions presents

    LAU

    plus support

    _ Main Venue _Facebook event

    Delighted to announce folk trio Lau will perform at Whelan’s in January 2018 in support of their new album Decade (The Best of 2007 – 2017).

    Lau is the pioneering contemporary folk trio comprising three of the UK’s finest traditional musicians: KRIS DREVER (vocals, guitar), MARTIN GREEN (accordion, wurlitzer, keys, electronics) and AIDAN O’ROURKE (fiddle). Lau has garnered four awards for ‘Best Group’ at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and also appeared on the Later… With Jools Holland TV show (BBC 2 TV). Individual members have all won multiple awards and recognition for their solo work. Kris Drever is shortlisted for Folk Singer of The Year 2017 & Best Original Track 2017, Martin Green nominated for Best Album 2017 & Best Original Track 2017 at this years BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

    Lau announces the release of its first ever retrospective album, DECADE (THE BEST OF 2007-2017). A compilation of the trio’s best tracks, curated by the band and manager Tom Rose from the song and tune suggestions of their very many fans.

    As you might expect for a band as renowned for its brilliant stage performances as recordings, Lau will be taking this retrospective material to concerts and festivals in November, December & into 2018.

    “The U.K’s best live band, Lau are remarkable — the most musically adventurous trio in British folk: exquisite and hypnotic, musicianship at its best’’ ***** 5/5 – (THE GUARDIAN)

    Tickets priced €20 go on sale Wednesday 25th October at 9am through www.ticketmaster.ie & usual outlets nationwide.

    TICKETS

    €20 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: €20

     

Tuesday 23rd January - MICK FLANNERY

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MICK FLANNERY plus support ^ Upstairs ^ Spontaneous gig, upstairs in Whelan’s, for those who can’t get enough January blues. Also for charity; all profit goes to Givewell.org
Upstairs in Whelans  Doors: 8pm Tickets: €22

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    MICK FLANNERY

    plus support

    ^ Upstairs ^Facebook event

    Spontaneous gig, upstairs in Whelan’s, for those who can’t get enough January blues. Also for charity; all profit goes to Givewell.org

    Mick Flannery realised this a long time ago. He also realised that songwriting was the best part of this strange job of being a jobbing-gigging-talking-singing musician.

    “Mick Flannery is a singing and songwriting force to be reckoned with” – Siobhán Long, Irish Times

    “Mick is a songwriter of the first order … His voice is pained, gravelly, and powerful. Recorded or live, it carries through and stops you in your tracks.” – Urban Folk, New York

    “This former stonemason from Cork is a cracking songwriter with a voice that can stop you in your tracks” – Tom Gatti | The Times UK

    TICKETS

    €22 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 from 10:30pm – 2 DJs, just pick the one you like best [Free Entry] plus Late Bar.

     

    • Upstairs in Whelan's, 25 Wexford St.
    • Doors: 8pm
    • Tickets: €22

     

Wednesday 24th January - WALLIS BIRD

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TRADfest presents WALLIS BIRD plus support _ Main Venue _ Little about Wallis Bird could be described as typical. Having enjoyed a ‘blissfully happy’ childhood in Wexford she headed to Dublin as soon as she finished school.
Doors: 8pm Tickets: €21.99

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    TRADfest presents

    WALLIS BIRD

    plus support

    _ Main Venue _ Facebook event

    Little about Wallis Bird could be described as typical. Having enjoyed a ‘blissfully happy’ childhood in Wexford she headed to Dublin as soon as she finished school.

    At 23 she moved to Germany for a year, enjoying success with her debut single, ‘Blossoms In The Street’ (2006), which spent twenty weeks in the German airplay charts and earned her a deal with Island Records in the UK. She moved next to London, releasing her debut album, ‘Spoons’, in 2008, while ‘New Boots’, its 2009 follow-up, earned her a Meteor Award as Best Newcomer. She describes her new release ‘Home’ as ‘the happy ending’ and a ‘thank you letter’ to her partner. Bird will launch the album in September, returning to her roots with a series of intimate performances in small venues. We are delighted that this vivacious, joyful and colourful talent will join the bill for TradFest 2018.

    TICKETS

    €21.99 available online from Tickets.ie

    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: €21.99

     

Wednesday 24th January - LARRY CAMPBELL & TERESA WILLIAMS

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LARRY CAMPBELL & TERESA WILLIAMS plus support ^ Upstairs ^ Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams Release Second Studio Album ‘Contraband Love’ Via Red House Records. Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams have released their second studio album, ‘Contraband Love’ on Red House Records.
Upstairs in Whelans  Doors: 8pm Tickets: €16.50

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    LARRY CAMPBELL & TERESA WILLIAMS

    plus support

    ^ Upstairs ^

    Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams Release Second Studio Album ‘Contraband Love’ Via Red House Records.

    Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams have released their second studio album, ‘Contraband Love’ on Red House Records. Produced by Campbell, the 11 track album has earned praise from Relix, who called the record “rife with joyousness,” and American Songwriter, who hailed the couple’s ability to “create a unique sound inspired by the past that is spirited, stirring and timeless.” Larry and Teresa will celebrate the album’s release with a special performance at Nashville’s 3rd & Lindsley tonight, as part of the annual AmericanaFest.

    ‘Contraband Love’ is the follow up to Larry and Teresa’s 2015 self-titled debut, and represents a leap forward for the duo as they dive even more deeply into their shared pool of musical and life experience. ‘Contraband’ features adventurous songwriting, powerful new interpretations of their blues and gospel influences, sterling musicianship and some achingly vulnerable vocals by Teresa and Larry as they tackle emotionally stormy themes of love and betrayal.

    Along with the eight tracks penned by Campbell, ‘Contraband Love’ also includes covers of the 1923 tune “My Sweetie Went Away,” popularized by Bessie Smith and the Carl Perkins classic “Turn Around,” featuring Levon Helm’s drumming captured shortly before his passing. The duo worked closely with Helm for seven years – Campbell as bandleader and producer (for which he won three Grammys), and Williams as singer. Other special guests on the album include Little Feat’s Bill Payne and another former member of Helm’s band (current bassist for The Lumineers), Byron Isaacs.

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    Album 1 – Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams

    “Jackson Browne is a shrewd man. It was pure genius to invite Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams along as opening act on his current tour; not only does the audience get to experience the pure joy of these two Americana icons but Brown gets to entice the duo to join his already exceptional band.” – Boston Herald

    “Passionate, eloquent, spilling over with regal harmonies…channeling Emmylou and Gram.” – Uncut (9/10 stars)

    “44 minutes of roots music gold. American roots fans take note, this album will still sound as fresh and bracing in a decade as it does now.” – All Music

    “Shows off a lifetime of devotion to American music and a mastery of capturing it with the soul of the thing intact.” – Nashville Scene

    “A beautiful disc that is way too long overdue.” – No Depression

    “The first couple of Americana…we’re in the presence of pros.” – Mojo

    “Throughout the record, there’s a poignant sense of intimacy in both the lyrics and the emotive, soulful delivery of the two singers.” – Relix

    “an utter delight from beginning to end.” – Sing Out

    “Campbell is a genius at songwriting, playing, arranging and producing’ when it comes to singing, Williams carries the day.”- American Songwriter

    “…the pair distinguished themselves as they displayed a musicianly savvy of the highest order….while Campbell never really called attention to his proficiency with multiple guitars and mandolin, every one of his solos was earmarked with pinpoint precision…”– Glide Magazine

    “There’s magic at work here.” – Vintage Guitar

    Album Two – Contraband Love

    “Bittersweet and wounded and honest.” – TIME

    “Rife with joyousness…[Larry and Teresa] put honesty and directness above all.” – Relix

    “[Larry and Teresa] have created a unique sound inspired by the past, that is spirited, stirring and timeless.” – American Songwriter

    “Americana’s Sonny and Cher.” – No Depression

    “The true Americana isn’t a sound; it’s a feeling. Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams make you feel it with every song.” – PopMatters

    “Undeniably human.” – Folk Alley

    “Campbell and Williams have created an object lesson in authenticity.” – Glide

    TICKETS

    €16.50 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 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.

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

     

Thursday 25th January - THE 4 OF US

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TRADfest presents THE 4 OF US plus support _ Main Venue _ THE 4 OF US are one of the biggest bands to ever come out of Northern Ireland, and hail from Newry, Co. Down. They were voted one of the Top10 Best Irish Bands Of All Time, along with the likes of U2 and Thin […]Doors: 8pm Tickets: €24.99

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    TRADfest presents

    THE 4 OF US

    plus support

    _ Main Venue _ Facebook event

    THE 4 OF US are one of the biggest bands to ever come out of Northern Ireland, and hail from Newry, Co. Down. They were voted one of the Top10 Best Irish Bands Of All Time, along with the likes of U2 and Thin Lizzy, in a recent TV3 series. This multi-award-winning band have seven lauded albums under their belt and a back catalogue of memorable songs that have featured on American, British and Irish TV and film soundtracks. To this day, their smash hit Mary, remains one of the most played tracks on Irish radio. Founding members and brothers, Brendan and Declan Murphy have been captivating audiences on their recent tours of Germany and Ireland with their superb acoustic performances. We are excited to have the full band perform at TradFest.

    TICKETS

    €24.99 available online from Tickets.ie

    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: €24.99

     

Thursday 25th January - TERRY WOODS & PETE CUMMINS

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TERRY WOODS & PETE CUMMINS plus support ^ Upstairs ^ Two legendary figures from the Irish music scene join forces in a new venture. Terry Woods is an Irish folk musician, noted for playing the mandolin and cittern
Upstairs in Whelans  Doors: 8pm Tickets: €11

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    TERRY WOODS & PETE CUMMINS

    plus support

    ^ Upstairs ^

    Two legendary figures from the Irish music scene join forces in a new venture.

    Terry Woods is an Irish folk musician, noted for playing the mandolin and cittern, but also plays acoustic and electric guitar, mandola, five-string banjo and concertina. He is also a singer and songwriter.

    In 1967 Terry joined the first Irish folk rock band Sweenys Men, with Johnny Moynihan and Andy Irvine and later Henry McCullagh “. They released two albums and split in 1969.

    Terry and his wife Gay then went to England, where they met up with Ashley Hutchings from Fairport Convention and the folk duo Tim Hart and Maddy Prior and they became Steeleye Span, releasing “Hark! The village Wait”.

    In 1970. Gay and Terry formed “The Woods Band” and recorded three albums. In 1986 Terry was recruited by The Pogues and had a hugely successful international career with them. They recorded five albums together.

    Pete Cummins is a singer/songwriter and of the same vintage as Terry but started out in beat groups playing rock music, in 1968 he joined Granny’s Intentions, they released one album Honest Injun.

    The band split in 1971 and three of it’s members joined The Woods Band while Pete teamed with folk singer Donovan, later on he played with Freddie White in The Fake, in 1985 he formed the Fleadh Cowboys with Johnny Moynihan and Frankie Lane. They produced two albums High Ace to Heaven and Time of your Life,

    The band toured with The Pogues, and supported Bob Dylan, U2, and Emmylou Harris.Pete has played with The Chieftains, Nanci Griffith, and recorded with Townes Van Zandt.

    Pete has released three solo albums, The Brilliant Architect, and Crooked Highway and Lookin’ for the Magic.

    TICKETS

    €11 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

    • Upstairs in Whelan's, 25 Wexford St.
    • Doors: 8pm
    • Tickets: €11

     

Friday 26th January - THE DHOL FOUNDATION

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TRADfest presents THE DHOL FOUNDATION plus support _ Main Venue _ There are few people as synonymous with their instrument as Johnny Kalsi is with the Punjabi double-sided barrel drum, the dhol, the instrument that lends bhangra music its distinctive sound. Born in Leeds and raised in London as a Sikh, songs and music were […]Doors: 8pm Tickets: €19.99

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    TRADfest presents

    THE DHOL FOUNDATION

    plus support

    _ Main Venue _ Facebook event

    There are few people as synonymous with their instrument as Johnny Kalsi is with the Punjabi double-sided barrel drum, the dhol, the instrument that lends bhangra music its distinctive sound. Born in Leeds and raised in London as a Sikh, songs and music were part of Johnny’s daily life. At seven he started to learn the tabla, progressing at fourteen to the dhol and joining a local bhangra band, Alaap. In the 1990s he was part of Fun-Da-Mental and Transglobal Underground before going on to work with Afro Celt Sound System and The Imagined Village. Kalsi created The Dhol Foundation in 1990 as both a school for children to learn the instrument and as a touring and recording band an ever-fluctuating group featuring 30 drummers creating a wall of drumming noise. Their TradFest performance will be a great opportunity showcase material from new release ‘Basant’.

    TICKETS

    €19.99 available online from Tickets.ie

    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: €19.99

     

Friday 26th January - ANNA & BRIAN’S ONE NIGHT STAND….UP!

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ANNA & BRIAN’S ONE NIGHT STAND….UP! plus support ^ Upstairs ^ For one night only two of Irelands hottest up and coming comics Anna Cliff and Brian Gallagher bring you a comedy show you will never forget.
Upstairs in Whelans  Doors: 8pm Tickets: €10

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    ANNA & BRIAN’S ONE NIGHT STAND….UP!

    plus support

    ^ Upstairs ^

    For one night only two of Irelands hottest up and coming comics Anna Cliff and Brian Gallagher bring you a comedy show you will never forget.

    Anna’s witty, bright and hilarious comedy has brought her from Canada, to the States and back home to Dublin. 2017 saw her perform at The Vodafone Comedy Festival and The Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Anna is currently based in London where she is gigging as far as the tube can take her!

    Unique, clever, surreal and irreverent, Brian took the Irish standup circuit by storm in 2017. He was runner-up in Show Me The Funny 2017, and is a contributor to the hugely successful YouTube channel ‘Facts’. Gallagher has performed everywhere from Forbidden Fruit, the Edinburgh Fringe and the Vodafone Comedy Carnival as well as a host of Ireland’s most popular comedy clubs.

    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

     

     

Saturday 27th January - ROSBOROUGH

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Aiken Promotions presents ROSBOROUGH plus support ^ Upstairs ^ Glenn Rosborough is a singer songwriter from Derry, Northern Ireland. In a city steeped in music and performance he grew up in a household full of records that became his influences.
Upstairs in Whelans  Doors: 8pm Tickets: €13

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    ROSBOROUGH

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    Glenn Rosborough is a singer songwriter from Derry, Northern Ireland. In a city steeped in music and performance he grew up in a household full of records that became his influences.

    “I started my musical life from a very early age, teaching myself guitar at the age of ten and writing songs from the year after. Growing up in a musical household, with childhood heroes such as Tom Waits, Kate Bush and Peter Gabriel, becoming a musician was not a destined path but as realistic a career as becoming a lawyer, plumber or doctor. My parents made sure of that.” Glenn Rosborough.

    Rosborough cut his teeth in the vibrant music scene in Derry, playing regular shows at Bennigan’s and the Warehouse which allowed him to try new songs on an audience full of writers and performers. This cultural hub served him well, allowing him to cultivate and refine an album’s worth of songs that attracted the attention of Ignition Records to whom he signed in 2017.

    This year Glenn has been on tour both as a headline artist and supporting some great acts including The DMAs, Mew and Seafret throughout the UK and Europe. He has also appeared at festivals such as the Great Escape and Community Festival, showcasing new songs whilst building a great live reputation and loyal following. Rosborough is currently recording his debut album.

    “Morphing a thick Derry accent into powerful, spine-tingling vocals that rival Caleb Followill” – Hotpress

    Burn Blue –

    Tickets priced €13 go on sale this Monday 27th November at 9am through www.ticketmaster.ie & usual outlets nationwide.

    TICKETS

    €13 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: €13

     

Saturday 27th January - THE OH HELLOS

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TRADfest presents THE OH HELLOS plus support _ Main Venue _ The Oh Hellos are Maggie and Tyler Heath from Southern Texas. The two began making music together in 2011 with a song written for their mom’s birthday, followed later that year by their self-titled, self-produced, independently released EP.
Doors: 8pm Tickets: €21.99

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    TRADfest presents

    THE OH HELLOS

    plus support

    _ Main Venue _ Facebook event

    The Oh Hellos are Maggie and Tyler Heath from Southern Texas. The two began making music together in 2011 with a song written for their mom’s birthday, followed later that year by their self-titled, self-produced, independently released EP. ‘Dear Wormwood’, their latest album was recorded, piece by piece, in the house where Maggie and Tyler live in San Marcos, TX. Much like their live performance, the album presents two alternating faces: at times delicate, intimate, affectionate; and at others, soaring and towering and joyfully explosive. Their influences range from Fleet Foxes and Sufjan Stevens to The Middle East and the Muppets, bending and blending styles and genres into a unique mixture of eclectic folk rock.

    TICKETS

    €21.99 available online from Tickets.ie

    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: €21.99

     

Sunday 28th January - LIVE FROM THE WINDOW w/ THE DUBLIN BLUES CARTEL

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Whelanslive.com presents THE DUBLIN BLUES CARTEL – PLAY THE FRONT BAR – 10:30pm – FREE ENTRY Dublin Blues Cartel formed a year and half ago, after a long association. They began playing every Monday in the Leeson Lounge, playing mostly a version of New Orleans R’n’B with a classic rock twist, sandwiched with swing, Rock’n’Roll, […]Doors: 10:30pm in Whelan's Bar Tickets: NO COVER CHARGE

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    THE DUBLIN BLUES CARTEL

    – PLAY THE FRONT BAR –

    10:30pm – FREE ENTRY

    Dublin Blues Cartel formed a year and half ago, after a long association. They began playing every Monday in the Leeson Lounge, playing mostly a version of New Orleans R’n’B with a classic rock twist, sandwiched with swing, Rock’n’Roll, Soul, Funk, Blues and rap of all eras.Their sets consists of radical reworkings of well known R’n’B standards which segue into lengthy improvisations that are one minute, blues jazz crescendo, the next a funk dervish, one minute a pyschedelic freak out, next a country boogie twist, the next a dark ascension of Wagnerian majesty.

    Featuring some the best musicians Ireland has ever produced, Dublin Blue cartel are:

    James delaney (James has played with Sharon Shannon, Van Morrison, Paul Brady, Chuck Berry, Andrew Strong)

    Pat Farrell: Lead Guitar (The Business, Red Peters). Pat had shared stages with B.B. King, Jeff Healy, John Primer and Carlos Johnson

    John Quearney: Bass (Donovan, Heavy Waits, The Business, Left right n Centre,)

    Noel Bridgeman: Drums. Noel was a founding member of Skid Row, one of the most important Irish rock bands, whose members included Gary Moore, Phill Lynott and Brush Shields. He has also recorded with Van Morrison, Steve Earle, Sharon Shannon and has played with Mary Black and many other legendary Irish artists.

    Mick Pyro is a member of Republic of Loose who have had three top ten albums in Ireland, one reaching number 2. Mick has supported U.2., The Roots, Ian Brown, The Neville Brothers, Guns n Roses, Snow Patrol and the New York Dolls. He has Co- produced a track for Sinead O, Connor and has appeared with her on stage several times. He has recorded with Camp Lo, Styles P (I like Music) and U.2. (Tribute to Ronnie Drew)

    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: 10:30pm in Whelan's Bar
    • Tickets: NO COVER CHARGE

Sunday 28th January - THE MENZINGERS

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ON SALE FRI 18th AUG, 9AM Demented Promotions presents THE MENZINGERS plus support PUP CAYETANA _ Main Venue _ Demented Promotions are proud to present The Menzingers at Whelan’s on Sun 28th Jan 2018. Tickets go on sale Fri 18th Aug from Whelanslive.com
Doors: 8pm Tickets: €22

Monday 29th January - WILLY VLAUTIN

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WILLY VLAUTIN WORDS & MUSIC Playing Live, Some readings from his new novel “Don’t Skip Out On Me” and in conversation with Roisin Dwyer (Hot Press) _ Main Venue _ Richmond Fontaine and Willy Vlautin new vinyl LP soundtrack releases Feb 2nd 2017 on décor plus tour Richmond Fontaine – Don’t Skip Out On Me […]Doors: 8pm Tickets: €15.50

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    WILLY VLAUTIN

    WORDS & MUSIC

    Playing Live, Some readings from his new novel  “Don’t Skip Out On Me”  and in conversation with Roisin Dwyer (Hot Press)

    _ Main Venue _

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    Richmond Fontaine and Willy Vlautin new vinyl LP soundtrack releases Feb 2nd 2017 on décor plus tour
    Richmond Fontaine – Don’t Skip Out On Me – DECOR45LP
    Willy Vlautin – Northline DECOR46LP

    Willy Vlautin’s fifth novel, ‘Don’t Skip Out On Me’ is scheduled for release on Feb 1 2018 on Faber and Faber. Like his previous novel ‘Northline’ it will have an accompanying soundtrack included with the book on cd but this time it is Richmond Fontaine playing on all the instrumental tracks. While the cd will be coming free with the book. Décor will be releasing the album on vinyl as well as a vinyl release of the previous Willy Vlautin soundtrack to Northline. Both soundtrack albums will be strictly limited with Don’t Skip Out on Me to 1000 lps and Northline with 500 both on 180gram vinyl. Don’t Skip Out will be with a gatefold with photography from Willy Vlautin. Willy will tour the UK and Ireland in support of these soundtracks and book with pedal stell player David Murphy.

    The new novel follows Horace Hopper, a half-white and half-Paiute Indian farm hand in Nevada, who dreams of bigger things. Leaving behind the farm and its fragile stability, he heads South to re-invent himself as the Mexican boxer Hector Hidalgo… but at what cost, and what of those he’s left behind?

    ‘Don’t Skip Out on Me is magnificent. Willy Vlautin is now one of America’s great writers.’ Roddy Doyle

    Don’t Skip Out on Me was recorded early 2017 just after the band called it quits on their final European tour. It was laid down at Flora and Playback studios in Portland, Oregon with John Morgan Askew whom also produced their previous album. The songs feature Paul Brainard deft pedal steel and the mariachi horns of Paul with Cory Gray; both upbeat, sparse and recurring themes find place on the varied album following the trails of Hector’s career. Northline is a much more paired down subtle album that follows the book of the same name for beautiful soundscapes and again featuring Paul Brainard on pedal steel.

    In addition to the new vinyl and book, Willy Vlautin’s third novel LEAN ON PETE has been adapted for the screen by acclaimed British director Andrew Haigh (45 Years and Weekend) and will be released March 2018 via Curzon cinemas, staring Steve Buscemi, Chloe Sevigny and Charlie Plummer, who won the Best Young Actor award at the Venice International Film Festival. ‘Luminously shot and acted’ FT ‘A rivetingly beautiful film’ Daily Telegraph

    The European tour dates will feature spoken word, Q &A plus Richmond Fontaine, Delines and some instrumental tracks
    Dates:
    Jan 25th – Cork, IE – Coughlans Jan 31 – Glasgow – Celtic Connections
    Jan 27 – Glasgow – Celtic Connections Feb 2 – London, UK – Cecil Sharp House
    Jan 28th – Belfast, UK – Crescent Arts centre Feb 3 – Bristol, UK – venue tbc
    Jan 29th – Dublin, IE – Whelans Feb 4 – Leeds – Metropolitan Festival
    Jan 30th – Newcastle, UK – Gosforth Civic

    TICKETS

    €15.50 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 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: €15.50

     

Monday 29th January - CHERRY COMEDY

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CHERRY COMEDY Every Monday Upstairs at Whelan’s featuring Fern Brady with Fiona Frawley as MC. Aideen McQueen Tiny James Carl Flanagan Cearúil Swords Jonny Harvey & Wesley O’Duinn ^ 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 […]Upstairs in Whelans  Doors: 8pm Tickets: €5

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    CHERRY COMEDY

    Every Monday Upstairs at Whelan’s

    featuring

    Fern Brady with Fiona Frawley as MC.
    Aideen McQueen
    Tiny James
    Carl Flanagan
    Cearúil Swords
    Jonny Harvey
    & Wesley O’Duinn

    ^ 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

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