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Gig Guide: 25th November – 1st December

Written by on 24/11/2019


2019 has seen Larkins make a huge statement as one of the most exciting and in-demand bands to emerge from Manchester in recent times. The band are currently recording their debut album with producers Dan Nigro (A-Trak, Sky Ferreira, Lewis Capaldi), Andrew Dawson (Kanye West, Fun, Kid Cudi) and Chris Zane (Friendly Fires, Passion Pit) – a record which is sure to send Larkins even further into the stratosphere.

25th November – 7pm
The Academy

Info –.theacademydublin.ie

Song Cycle

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

25th November – 8.30pm
Whelan’s Bar

Info – whelanslive.ie

The Ezra Collective

Synergy in motion, London five-piece Ezra Collective are proving themselves as a harmonious tour de force. Their sound nods respectfully to a classic jazz footprint, celebrating the originators whilst simultaneously carving a path solely their own. Ezra Collective marry the delicate technicalities of jazz musicianship with afrobeat and hip hop, tied together by a sound that’s unmistakably London. Their live show is one of dynamic union; the strength of their partnership shines in performances that are commanding yet sensitive, soulful and pertinently groove-laced.

25th November – 7.30pm
Button Factory

Info – Buttonfactory.ie

Kitt Philippa

Armagh native, Kitt Philippa announces a headline show at The Sugar Club, 26th November 2019. This follows the news of the release of their debut album ‘Human’ on October 11th through Paragon Records. Picking up from the release of their stunning four-track EP ‘You’ – that was released earlier this year and featured singles ‘Human’, ‘Grace’ and ‘You’ – the record is an outstanding and emotive work from the winner of the prestigious Northern Irish Music Prize.

26th November – 7.30pm
The Sugar Club

Info – AikenPromotions.ie

Irené Sandford Award for Singers

Vocal students of the RIAM compete to join the roster of previous distinguished laureates including Claudia Boyle, Naomi O’Connell and Benjamin Russell in the 2019 Irené Sandford Award for Singers. Commemorating this much-loved singer and former Head of Vocal Studies at the RIAM, the award of €2,000 is generously donated by her husband, Billy Reid. An exciting opportunity to hear some of Ireland’s finest emerging singers in competition at the Academy.

26th November – 7pm
Royal Irish Academy of Music

Info –

Daniel Norgren

During the past 11 years Daniel Norgren has proven to be one of the foremost live artists to come out of Sweden. His latest album Wooh Dang (April 2019) was very well received and showcases the primitive and raw power of his live band. Last spring and summer his band toured intensively throughout Europe.

26th November – 8pm
The Grand Social

Info – aikenpromotions.ie

Trinity Belles

Ho ho ho! Christmas is fast approaching and what better way to get into the festive mood than by booking a ticket for the Trinity Belles Winter Gig.

You can expect to hear a broad mix of the very best acappella arrangements, including upbeat pop songs to get you moving, slow songs to bring a tear to your eye and of course some Christmas classics to spread the Yuletide spirit!

27th November – 8pm
Lost Lane

Info – LostLane.ie

Tunes from a Misspent Youth

The band formed to play the songs they loved when growing up. This includes the music of: Ry Cooder, ZZ Top, Steely Dan, Horslips, Pink Floyd and more. John McLoughlin on the Guitar and Vocals, Alan Connor on Guitar, Keys and Vocals, Nicky Scott on Bass and Vocals and Gerry Culloty on Drums and Vocals!

27th November – 7.30pm
The Sugar Club

Info – TheSugarClub.ie

Shy Mascot LIVE Plus Special Guests

Shy Mascot are LIVE in The Sound House with Special Guests Edgy V & GG Carma, Craig Cooney Music Jeorge II, and Jordan Wilson.

Shy Mascot are a Dublin-based quintet that combines funk, jazz, and hip-hop styles to create a uniquely provocative sound.

27th November – 7.30pm
The Sound House

Info – facebook.ie


Belfast indie-rock outfit Careerist (fka Hot Cops) return with their highly-anticipated debut album “Weird Hill” via Dundalk’s Pizza Pizza Records.

Formed in 2013 by Carl Eccles (guitar and vocals), Conor Ellison (Drums) and Nathan Rodgers (bass and occasional backup vocals) the three-piece blends wry slacker wit with an idiosyncratic sense of melody balanced on a taut wire of push/pull dynamics making for a tense and unmissable live show.

28th November – 8pm
Upstairs in Whelan’s

Info – Whelans.ie

The Otherside of Detroit

The Otherside of Detroit is back once again with more Motown, Stax, Rhythm and Blues. Gracing the stage of Sin É once again for a night of boppin’ and bumpin’. Free in all night! Bring those dancing shoes.

28th November – 9pm
Sin É

Info – Sin é.ie

Beethoven - His Predecessors & Successors

This series counterpoints mature works of his predecessors and successors with significant works of his own – not typical works, mind, because there are no typical works of Beethoven, such was his wide range! Although he was an exceptional original, he was acutely aware of, and valued highly, predecessors such as C.P.E. Bach, Haydn (one of Beethoven’s composition teachers), Mozart and the long-lived Clementi.


28th November – 7.30pm
The Studio, National Concert Hall

Info – NCH.ie

Attention Bebe

From the airy but moist chambers of a quaint kitchen in the renowned Portobello, a 12-piece band were born, kicking and screaming with brass in one hand and well wrapped parcels in the other.

Funked-up and jazzed-out versions of your favourite 90’s classic will leave you no choice but to dance your asses off to their hot-stepping, side-slapping, parcel-passing, groin-grinding, roof-raising, guaranteed fun times.

If you’ve got the feeling for some 90’s nostalgia, then this is what you want, what you really, really want!

29th – 30th November – 12am
The Grand Social

Info – TheGrandSocial.ie

Kevin Fowley

Having developed a style of guitar playing influenced and informed by folk music and guitarists of the Takoma/ American Primitive persuasion, Kevin Fowley began performing as a solo act in 2017.

With a number of appearances at Irish festivals and performances in his native Dublin, Fowley has captured listeners with his distinctive guitar style and literary lyrics that fall somewhere between poetry and prose, inciting comparisons to Nick Drake and John Martyn.

Fowley’s debut release Oh, Mongrel arrived at the end of 2018. The four songs on Oh, Mongrel are turbulent and tender, ordered and stormy.

29th November – 8pm
Studio 10
€10 online, €12 at door

Info –  EventBrite.ie


FIELDS is an Irish alt-folk band, with members hailing from the neighbouring counties of Monaghan, Cavan and Longford. Their sound is innately inspired by the character of the Irish heartland – a sleepy and often maligned region, which is wide awake with spirit and charm, bursting at its borders with plots of parochial divide, understated romanticism and quiet malaise.

Combining powerful synth-driven melodies, carefully-entwined harmonies and captivating guitars, the band bring energy and ambience together to make for a compelling journey. Special guests will feature on the night.


29th November – 8pm
Workman’s Club


Info –  TheWorkmansClub.ie

Mother X Maser

Mother, arguably the best Saturday night party in Dublin, is back. Now, comfortably at home in LoSt LaNe every Saturday, things are in full-swing with this weeks guest DJ being Maser. The famed Irish artist is an icon of Dublin, Maser’s art has become a part of the city’s identity. Internationally known for his art work, Maser can also dish out a killer set. He plays alongside the Mother DJs with this evening being a must-attend.

30th November – 11pm
Lost Lane

€10 plus

Info – LostLane.ie


TRÚ is a folk trio from Northern Ireland. Inspired by the Ulster song tradition, TRÚ creates music drawing on an eclectic musical heritage. From Gaelic sean nós to Appalachian ballads to Scots poetry, the band’s song selection relies on the melodic and lyrical calibre of songs that stand the test of time.
Their mesmerising live show has exposed the intimacy of their performance skills, the craft of their arrangements, and the sheer power of their storytelling. There is nothing traditional about TRÚ except the songs themselves.


30th November – 9pm
The Cobblestone


Info – facebook.ie

Bluesy Duo

This Event deserves the attention of every music lover!
Mo Sheerin,who grew up in Northern Ireland along with Raimonda Masiulyte Ramchurn who has been in Ireland for a good decade, will perform blues, jazz, arrangements for soul pieces that need to be heard again. Singing and performing is not just a passion for Raimonda, it’s a way of life. She knew from a very early age that this is what she wanted to do. Not only has it allowed her to share her soulful voice with the world but it has also given her the opportunity to collaborate with some of the world’s top musicians on many creative projects!

30th November – 6.30pm
Art Café, Dublin


Info –  Artcafé.ie

Ceiliúradh Cruitireachta: Celebrating Harping

Cruit Éireann, Harp Ireland celebrates harping in Ireland at a very special gala concert in Dublin Castle (The Printworks). Featuring some of Ireland’s finest musicians, this concert is the culmination of a wonderfully active year harping in Ireland and one that sees Ireland’s 1,000-year-old tradition continue to evolve and pass to a new generation of harp players.

Performing at the gala will be musicians of the highest calibre showcasing the wealth of harp practice in Ireland!


30th November – 8pm
Dublin Castle

From €10.85

Info –  eventbrite.ie

Rhys Lewis

Rhys Lewis will perform live at Dublin’s Button Factory on the 1st of December!

Rhys has released his EP “In Between Minds” in April this year. He touches on the multitude of anxieties that plague this generation – whether it be the difficultly in maintaining relationships, or the wider theme of politics. Crafting his songs with a maturity that belies his years, telling vivid stories through his poignant lyrics, and willingness to bare all, Rhys has consistently showcased his talent for songwriting. However, ‘In Between Minds’ marks a creative turning point; As a producer. For the first time across a body of work, Rhys has been able to stamp his mark sonically, producing himself across the EP, alongside collaborators Aidan Glover, Brian Brundage and Richard Wilkinson.

1st December – 7.30pm
The Button Factory

From €16.50

Info –  aikenpromotions.ie

Beckett’s Glass Guitar

Exploring the influence of Samuel Beckett on musical minimalism. This unique event features readings by Beckett experts Barry McGovern and Peter Sheridan, interspersed with Beckett-influenced music by Philip Glass, arranged for guitar quartet by Dave Flynn.

The Beckett Guitar Quartet, formed especially for this show, will perform Glass’ music for Company alongside his 3rd Quartet Mishima. Laura Snowden and Michael O’Toole will each also perform minimalist guitar solos composed by Snowden and Flynn.

1st December – 7pm
Farmleigh Ballroom 


Info –  farmleigh.ie


Join Inni-K and band for this special Grand Social gig celebrating the release on vinyl of ‘The Hare & the Line’, Inni-K’s second album, released earlier this year on Green Willow Records.

Named by RTÉ.ie as “one of ten fierce women defining Irish culture”, Co. Kildare singer, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Inni-K (Eithne Ní Chatháin) has received consistent praise for her fresh style of indie-folk since the 2015 release of her acclaimed album The King has Two Horse’s Ears.

1st December – 8pm
The Grand Social 


Info –  eventbrite.ie

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